Politics

‘Akufo-Addo is the best bet for Ghana’

The best bet for Ghanaians ahead of the November 7 elections is to vote massively for New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo. This, according to the party’s Director of Communications, Nana Akomea, is because his [Nana] track record as an astute lawyer and an incorruptible political makes him the last man standing among all the candidates contesting the elections ...

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Court to hear Afoko’s case against NPP today

An Accra High Court will today hear the case filed by the suspended National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Paul Afoko challenging his suspension. Mr. Afoko filed the suit in 2015 after he was suspended from his position. He is in court challenging the punishment meted out to him, which he says, is unconstitutional and illegal. Mr. Afoko ...

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NPP launches campaign to highlight gov’t failures

The opposition NPP on Tuesday started a series of media engagements aimed at highlighting what it considers to be the ills of the current administration. NPP Director of Communications Nana Akomea told Joy News the first media briefing focused on the recent 3.6million Ghana cedis bus branding scandal that resulted in the resignation of Transport Minister, Dzifa Attivor because it ...

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GHC12bn NDC office sparks row

A 12 billion old cedis three-storey office complex to serve as the new Western Regional office of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has open old wounds among the already divided regional executives of the party. Information available to the paper indicates that the three storey office complex, which was purchased by the Regional Chairman -Michael Aidoo, aka Big Aidoo, was ...

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Gov’t must publish report on bus branding – Baako

Veteran journalist Abdul Kweku Baako Jnr has said government’s delay in making public a report on a controversial bus branding saga will undermine efforts it is making in dealing with corruption. The Editor-In-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper said the Chief of Staff’s move to investigate and retrieve GHC1.9 million [revised down to GHC1.5million] will be brought to naught ...

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Parliament summons GWCL over Nsawam water crisis

The Parliamentary Select Committee on Water Resources Works and Housing has summoned the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) to appear before it on Thursday over the water crisis in Nsawam-Adoagyiri in the Eastern region. This follows the MPs visit to the area on Tuesday to assess the situation. The committee members say they were appalled by Ghana Water Company’s efforts ...

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Afriwave saga: Dissolve NCA board – IMANI

Policy think-tank IMANI Ghana wants President John Mahama to dissolve the board of the National Communications Authority (NCA) over a contract awarded to Afriwave. The award-winning think-tank alleges that the NCA did not do due diligence in the award of the contract to Afriwave telecom to operate an Interconnect Clearinghouse. The NCA in December, 2014 set up a selection committee ...

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Don’t abolish Heritage Fund – Political Parties

Political parties in Ghana have unanimously kicked against moves to abolish or for the government to start using the Heritage Fund. The Heritage Fund is strategic endowment reserve set up to “support the development for future generations when Ghana’s petroleum reserves have been depleted”, according to the Petroleum Revenue Management Act of 2011. The fund receives nine per cent of ...

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NDC pays GHC5.4m to…

The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) accountant who was filed recently by the party has revealed that the party paid huge sums of money to the Electoral Commission (EC). According to Mathias Mokono Wilson, who claims to have worked with the party as accountant for 23 years, a total amount of GHC5.544,630 was withdrawn through him and the General Secretary, ...

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Hannah Tetteh to face MPs over Gitmo two

Just when Ghanaians had almost forgotten about the hosting of two former Guantanamo Bay detainees in the country from the United States, Parliament is scheduled to query the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hannah Tetteh, in a closed sitting of MPs on Friday, February 19, 2016. A Member of Parliament’s Committee on Defence and Interior, Major Derrick Oduro, had indicated to ...

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I’ll contest November polls – Nana Konadu

Former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings has stated she will contest in the November Presidential and parliamentary elections. According to the founder of the National Democratic Party (NDP), a lot of individuals have expressed the desire to contest for her party’s slot in a primaries, and she will be one of them. “There are a number of people who ...

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NMC condemns Ken Agyepong, Afia Schwarzenegger

NATIONAL MEDIA COMMISSION CONDEMNS THE USE OF INDECENT LANGUAGE IN BROADCASTING The National Media Commission (NMC) has noted with dismay the recent exchanges between a radio presenter Valentina Afia Agyeiwaa (aka Afia Schwarzenegger) and the Member of Parliament for Assin North, Hon Kennedy Kwame Ohene Agyepong, on Okay FM and Oman FM, which has subsequently been rebroadcast on other radio ...

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Onsy withdraws suit against CPP

Former Presidential aspirant of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Onsy Nkrumah, has withdrawn the suit against the CPP that intended to stop the party from holding its presidential primaries. Mr. Nkrumah, prior to the CPP primaries filed a suit at the Human Rights Court to stop the congress after he was disqualified by the party. Onsy who claims to be ...

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