Politics

  • September 23, 2019

    Kyebi goes...

    The people of Kyebi in the Akyem Abuakwa traditional area of the Eastern region have poured out onto the streets to protest insulting comments by the Ashanti Regional Secretary of the National Democratic Congress, Kwame Zu, directed at the Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin. Mr. Zu last week had suggested...

  • September 23, 2019

    Veep cuts...

    The Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, last Saturday cut the sod for the construction of a 600-bed girls’ dormitory and a masters’ bungalow for the Tamale Senior High School (TAMASCO) in the Northern Region. Tamasco, the premier institution for secondary education in northern Ghana, was established in 1951. It is one...

  • September 23, 2019

    Unit committees...

    The tenure of office of people elected to serve on the unit committees of the 216 metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs) ends on October 7, 2019, on which day the committees will be dissolved. The members of the committees who were elected and sworn in on October 5, 2015...

  • September 23, 2019

    Degraft Paitoo...

    A Freight Forwarder, Mr Desmond Degraft Paitoo, last Saturday won the re-run of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary primary in the Gomoa East Constituency in the Central Region. The primary, which was keenly contested, was between Mr Degraft Paitoo and his challenger, Mr Abraham Bright Bruce Amissah. He polled...

  • September 23, 2019

    ‘Political power...

    The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Chairman for the Afigya Kwabre South Constituency, Odeneho Kwaku Appiah, has made a rather comical confession that holding on to political power is much sweeter than having sex. He explained that while sexual intercourse provided gratification for two participants, political power brought greater enjoyment to...

  • September 23, 2019

    We’ll state...

    The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) will soon state its position on Government’s white paper on the Emile Short commission enquiry report of the Ayawaso West Wuogon election disturbances. The Commission chaired by Justice Emile Short was established on February 8, 2019,  by President Akufo-Addo to make a full inquiry...

  • September 22, 2019

    NPP youths...

    Some aggrieved youths within the governing New Patriotic Party in the Sagnarigu constituency in the Northern region have vandalised the party’s office at Katara. They say it is to draw attention to neglect by the party in addressing the unemployment situation of party’s youth. Some members claimed they applied for the National Identification Authority...

  • September 22, 2019

    You Should...

    The Member of Parliament for Yapei Kusawgu constituency, John Jinapor has advised the Education Minister, Mathew Opoku Prempeh to ‘speak like a Minister’. This was after the Minister accused former President John Mahama of busing people to the black stars square. While parents were anxious to get placement for their wards...

  • September 21, 2019

    Voter exhibition...

    General secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has described the just ended voter exhibition exercise as “Shambolic”. The last day of the exhibition was generally met with a low turnout across the various polling centres, much like the previous days of the exercise. After being scheduled to end on...

  • September 21, 2019

    Electoral Commission...

    The Electoral Commission has noted with concern a number of allegations the leadership of the National Democratic Congress(NDC) has made in sections of the media on the ongoing exhibition of the voters register. A statement signed by the Acting Public Affairs Director of the EC, Mrs Sylvia Annoh, said the...

  • September 21, 2019

    I respect...

    Former President John Mahama has said he has enormous respect for the Asantehene and will not allow the recent misunderstanding over events of the 2016 elections to mar it. According to the former President, the statement by his former chief of staff over the events of the 2016 polls was...

  • September 21, 2019

    Kennedy Agyapong’s...

    Former President John Dramani Mahama has urged the public to disregard “scurrilous statements” by the Member of Parliament of Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong linking him to the death of J.B. Danquah Adu, a former Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North. A statement signed by Joyce Bawah Mogtari, the Special Aide...

  • September 20, 2019

    NDC Tempane...

    The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate for the Tempane Constituency in the Upper East Region, David Adakurugu has passed on. David Adakurugu died in Tamale in the Northern Region at about 12:00 am on Friday after a short illness. Confirming the incident to Citi News, NDC Tempane Constituency Chairman, Iddrisu...

  • September 20, 2019

    NDC press...

    The Electoral Commission (EC) has criticised the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) decision to air its grievances with the ongoing voters register exhibition exercise via a press conference. The EC in a statement said, “the allegations [raised by the NDC at a press conference] were calculated and targeted at creating an erroneous impression...

  • September 19, 2019

    Electoral integrity...

    A former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of Nigeria Professor Attahiru Jega, has asked African countries to pay attention to the use of appropriate deployment of technology to improve and increase election integrity. “Electoral process that is conducted with integrity helps to elect people who will act...

  • September 19, 2019

    ‘Political parties...

    The Leader and Founder of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), Mr Percival Kofi Akpaloo, has stated that until political parties are able to declare their sources of campaign funding, the fight against corruption will remain impossible to win. Mr Akpaloo posited that some political parties raised funding from dubious...

  • September 18, 2019

    Be patient;...

    The Overload of Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Area, Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, has called on his subjects to be patient with the Akufo-Addo-led government as it fixes the challenges of the country. According to the Okyenhene, Rome was not built in a day therefore the Akufo-Addo government cannot fix all...

  • September 17, 2019

    Takoradi kidnapped...

    The opposition National Democratic Congress has expressed condolences to the family of four kidnapped girls who have been confirmed dead. NDC General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia expressed sadness on Joy News programme PM Express Monday, mourned that promising lives have been “cut short prematurely”. “Maybe we could have seen a...

  • September 17, 2019

    NPP trying...

    The controversy surrounding the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu’s comments regarding his counsel to a losing candidate in the 2016 elections is unwarranted, the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has said. Mr. Asiedu Nketia is also of the view that moves are being made to smear...

  • September 17, 2019

    Mugabe state...

    Zimbabwean politicians, international dignitaries and thousands of citizens gathered at a stadium in Harare to pay their final respects to the country’s founding father, Robert Mugabe. The state funeral in the capital on Saturday followed a week of disputes between the Mugabe family and the government over where the former president...

  • September 17, 2019

    Full Report:...

    The latest Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has predicted that the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) led by President Nana Akufo-Addo will retain power come the 2020 polls. “Our forecast that the 2020 polls are the NDC’s to lose remains unchanged,” parts of the report reads. Using Ghana’s improved macroeconomy as its lenses into...

  • September 16, 2019

    Ghana has...

    Political scientist Dr. Asa Asante says despite the denial from the camp of former President John Mahama he has no reason to doubt the claims by the Asantehene over his role in the aftermath of the 2016 elections. Former Chief of Staff Julius Debrah has denied claims by the Asantehene...

  • September 16, 2019

    I won’t...

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has warned chief executive officers (CEOs) and board chairmen of state-owned enterprises (SoEs) that he will not hesitate to do away with their services if they commit any infraction in the discharge of their duties. “I want to reiterate to you all that I’m not...

  • September 16, 2019

    Tunisians vote...

    No clear frontrunner in race involving 24 candidates vying for the presidency with the struggling economy a main focus. Voting ended in Tunisia on Sunday in the country’s presidential election with most seeking a leader who can curtail high unemployment and a surging cost of living. But with only about 35 percent...

  • September 16, 2019

    Mahama wasn’t...

    Former Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah has rejected claims that former President John Mahama was persuaded before conceding defeat during the 2016 general elections. “It is public knowledge that President Mahama willingly announced his decision to accept the outcome of the 2016 elections and congratulate Nana Akufo-Addo even before the...

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