Politics

We need to reconsider law on Ghana Card, Agbodza urges government

Mr Kwame Agbodza, Member of Parliament for Adaklu, has reiterated the call on government to reconsider the law excluding the use voter identification card for registration for the Ghana Card. He said the law, in its present form stated that only Birth Certificate, Ghanaian Passport or Driving License would be accepted as proof of Ghanaian citizenship, which could deny “majority” ...

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Parliament to probe collapse local banks

The Finance Committee of Parliament is ready to conduct investigations into circumstances that has led to the collapse of seven local banks since 2017. As part of the probe, the committee is expected to summon the Bank of Ghana (BoG), KPMG, Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) and shareholders of the collapsed banks to appear before its hearing slated for September 5 ...

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Ghana EC must get back to work – outgoing US Ambassador

Mr. Robert Porter Jackson, outgoing Ambassador of the United States of America to Ghana said the country must work towards getting the Electoral Commission (EC) back in position to play its role as a neutral arbiter in the next elections. He said the EC had been largely paralysed by the impeachment process against the former Chairperson and needed to get ...

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Parliament approves ECG concession agreement

Parliament has ratified the concession agreement between the government of Ghana and the consortium of investors led by the Manila Electric Company (MERALCO) for private sector participation in the Electricity Company of Ghana. The arrangement is within the terms of the Second Millennium Challenge Compact, which was laid in Parliament by Mr Boakye Agyarko, Minister for Energy. Mr Emmanuel Kwasi ...

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Stakeholders discuss media impact on women in politics

The Progressive Advancement for Women’s Advancement (POWA) has held its second forum with a call on female politicians to take advantage of social media and become more visible on the political landscape. Professor Audrey Gadzekpo, the Head of the Department of Communications at the University of Ghana (UG), who made the suggestion urged women in politics to take advantage of ...

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Sam George is ‘mad’ – Ade Coker

Sam George

Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Joseph Nii Ade Coker, has described Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo Prampram, Samuel Nartey George as mad. Chairman Ade Coker’s comment was a direct reaction to the MP’s assertion that the Greater Accra executives of the party are useless. The blunt-speaking MP also blamed the considerable election loss in ...

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NPP faked Botchwey report to divert attention – Asiedu Nketia

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) is behind the leaked “fake” Kwesi Botchwey report to divert attention from the current difficulties in the country, General Secretary of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia has said. He said on Tuesday that he doubted any member of the NDC was behind the alleged leakage of the report insisting ...

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NPP youth invade police station, free suspects in Karaga

Supporters of feuding executives of the New Patriotic Party in the Karaga constituency clashed Tuesday night vandalizing party installation, an alleged military van and invading a police station in a spread of violence that continues to rock the Northern region. The violence began Monday afternoon with an attack on the Youth Employment coordinator who is also the constituency youth organizer, ...

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Creation of new regions needs support from chiefs- Letsa

Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, the Volta Regional Minister has called on traditional rulers in northern part of the Volta region to play active roles in the creation of the proposed “Oti Region” out of the Volta region. He said the creation of new regions were necessary for ending poverty and speeding up development and underscored the need for traditional authorities ...

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Leaked Botchwey report doctored – Allotey Jacobs

Central Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Bernard Allotey Jacobs has said that the Kwesi Botchwey report that probed why the party lost the 2016 elections circulating in the media has been doctored. According to him, though some aspects of the report are factual, others are fabrications “just to create a civil war in the NDC”. The highly ...

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DLT is not to “Name and Shame MMDAs” – Director

The District League Table (DLT) is not to name and shame Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs) but rather to effectively assess their potentials, Mrs Mabel Amoako Atta, a Director at the Office of the Head of Local Government Service has said. She said this was to engender competition amongst MMDAs, as well as stimulate district level performance and further ...

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NDC slaps Mahama over defeat – Botchwey report discloses

Professor Kwesi Botchwey, Chairman of the 13-member committee that investigated the reason why the National Democratic Congress (NDC) lost the December 7, 2016 general elections, has stated that some of the party’s supporters they interviewed said former President John Dramani Mahama did not put things right and that led to the defeat

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Kufuor attack on Nkrumah neo-colonialist – Ernesto

Although no official of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) has been heard so far reacting to comments by former President John Kufuor that Dr Kwame Nkrumah killed our democracy, Ghana’s first president will speak for himself even in death, Ernesto Yeboah, a former youth organiser of the CPP, has said

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