Politics

  • July 17, 2019

    Kwame Owusu’s...

    The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is worried at the appointment of former Director-General of Ghana Maritime Authority, Kwame Owusu, to head the management board of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA). “It is our considered view that the appointment of Mr. Kwame Owusu as the Chairman of the GRA Board is a...

  • July 17, 2019

    1.2m new...

    The Electoral Commission says a total of about 1.2million new voters were registered under the limited voter registration exercise which ended last week. Out of that number, the registration of 8,500 new voters were challenged. According to the commission, the 1.2million figure was provisional since it was still checking the...

  • July 17, 2019

    Justice Sai...

    Law lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Justice Srem Sai, has blamed the Attorney-General for the widely-condemned treatment of Gregory Afoko. Gregory Afoko is a key suspect in the murder of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Upper East Region Chairman, Adams Mahama, in 2015. Mr Mahama...

  • July 17, 2019

    Don’t impose...

    Some agitated youth of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Asawase in the Ashanti region, are accusing party executives of attempting to impose the incumbent MP on them. The youth say they are not under any obligation to nominate Minority Chief Whip, Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak, as the race for the party’s...

  • July 16, 2019

    NPP fixes...

    The vetting of aspiring parliamentary candidates of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in orphan constituencies will be held from August 10 to 15, 2019 and the vetting report will be submitted to the NEC through the General Secretary not later than August 18, 2019. Following that, the national parliamentary appeals...

  • July 16, 2019

    NDC introduces...

    The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has introduced three electronic-payment platforms to enable its members and supporters to pay their membership fees and make donations in an efficient and transparent manner. The three payment platforms are the app interface which is available on Google Playstore and the App Store, a website...

  • July 16, 2019

    Battle for...

    One of the parliamentary seats in the newly created Savannah Region that will be hotly contested for in the 2020 general election is the Damongo Constituency, which is also the administrative capital of the Savannah Region. The contest for that parliamentary seat will be between the opposition National Democratic Congress...

  • July 16, 2019

    Long-serving MPs’...

    Some members of the Minority side in Parliament have expressed worry about the decision by some of their senior colleagues not to file for re-election. It emerged after the filing of nominations for aspiring candidates for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) which closed over the weekend that some experienced MPs...

  • July 16, 2019

    Amidu laments...

    Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, has alleged that heads of state institutions are deliberating impeding the mandate of his office. In yet another epistle that outlines the challenges his office faces in the fight against corruption, Mr Amidu alleges that some heads of institutions refuse to comply with laws designed to...

  • July 16, 2019

    Parliament Select...

    The leadership of some Select Committees of Parliament have participated in a two-day workshop to enhance their capacities in parliamentary oversight through public procurement, in Koforidua, the Eastern Regional capital. It was held under the auspices of the Office of the Minister of State in Charge of Public Procurement, for...

  • July 15, 2019

    I pursued...

    Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia says his push to get politicians to buy into research works of technocrats largely influenced his decision to join politics. Addressing the conference on Monitoring and Evaluation at the University of Ghana, he disclosed that he rejected the offer to partner then-candidate Nana Akufo-Adoo in...

  • July 14, 2019

    V/R: Fiifi...

    Some four National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament (MP) in the Volta region have not picked nomination forms to contest the Party’s parliamentary primaries to be re-elected as MPs. They are Mr Richard Quashiegah, MP for Keta, Mr Clement Kofi Humado, MP for Anlo, Mr Fiifi Fiavi Kwetey, MP...

  • July 13, 2019

    Minority demands...

    The Minority in Parliament is demanding details of all monies paid in default judgement since the Akufo-Addo administration in 2017. Minority Spokesperson Finance, Casiel Ato Forson, wants the Finance Ministry to publish the list of individuals and organisations who benefited from the payment of approximately ₵282million as announced to Parliament...

  • July 13, 2019

    Armed robbers...

    One of the new vehicles President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo recently handed over to the newly created Savannah Region has allegedly been stolen by armed robbers. The police have consequently initiated investigations to find the missing 4×4 pick-up vehicle belonging to the Savannah Regional Coordinating Council (SRCC). The armed robbers...

  • July 12, 2019

    Freddie Blay...

    Kelliot Royal Motors, a company registered under the laws of Ghana, has dragged the Universal Merchant Bank (UMB) to an Accra High Court in a bid to block the distribution of 100 buses to Constituency Executives of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). The buses are part of some 275 buses the governing...

  • July 12, 2019

    Africa-Europe relationship...

    Africa must change its relationship with Europe if it wants to become self-reliant and exploit rich resources that could transform the continent, Ghana’s president has said. “Africa and Europe are natural partners … but [it’s] a relationship that has to be different from what we’ve had up to now,” Nana Akufo-Addo said on Thursday following talks...

  • July 12, 2019

    Korean Foreign...

    The Korean Foreign Affairs minister, Kang Kyung-wha, will be on a two-day visit to Ghana from July 12-13. While in Ghana, she will pay a courtesy call on the Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia as well as hold bilateral discussions with the minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey. This...

  • July 11, 2019

    Autonomous EOCO...

    Legal practitioner, Clara Beeri Kasser-Tee, has said for the Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO) to better deliver on its mandate, it must be made autonomous. The law lecturer said EOCO must be legally equipped with the ability to hire and fire in its own right, advertise positions, have interviews,...

  • July 11, 2019

    Be fair...

    Former President John Dramani Mahama has urged the Electoral Commission to continue to ensure a level playing field to court the confidence of all stakeholders. He recalled Mrs Mensa’s immense contribution towards the growth of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), which had helped to advance democracy in the country....

  • July 11, 2019

    Vote yes...

    The Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG) has called on Ghanaians, irrespective of their culture, religious and political affiliations to vote yes in the December 2019 referendum on the election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs). According to the party, when the amendment to the Constitution was done, it...

  • July 11, 2019

    Monetisation of...

    The Chairman of the National Peace Council, Reverend Professor Emmanuel Asante, has said monetisation of politics is undermining the country’s democratic culture. He said it had also become a danger to the very survival of Ghana in terms of the future democratic governance in the country. At a National Stakeholders’...

  • July 11, 2019

    Drama At...

    A meeting with former President John Mahama by officials of the Electoral Commission (EC) ended without drama. As officials of the EC and executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) made their way out of a closed doors meeting, General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, was heard telling...

  • July 10, 2019

    Samia Nkrumah...

    Former Convention People’s Party (CPP) Parliamentarian for Jomoro in the Western Region, Samia Nkrumah, has announced she is coming back for the seat she lost in 2012. Samia who refused to state which political party’s ticket she will be contesting on, says Parliament needs a third voice beyond the governing...

  • July 10, 2019

    Has the...

    Ghana’s Parliament has formally decided not to proceed with the proposed $200 million New Chamber construction. This happened after the revelation of the plan to construct a new chamber was met with wide public opposition. The hashtag #Dropthatchamber trended in Ghana within days after Ghanaians learnt of the plan by...

  • July 9, 2019

    New chamber...

    The Member of Parliament (MP) for Adansi Asokwa constituency in the Ashanti Region has admitted that the plan to construct a new and expanded chamber for Parliament was not properly introduced to the public. Kobina Tahir Hammond insists the plan to erect the new Legislature structure reached the public when...

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