Politics

  • July 13, 2020

    Thank you...

    The Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr John Dramani Mahama, has expressed his gratitude to the national executives as well as members and supporters of the party for supporting his nomination of Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang as running mate for this year’s presidential election. Mr Mahama a week...

  • July 13, 2020

    Parliament to...

    Parliament will later today [July 13, 2020] commence sittings on Mondays ahead of the scheduled recess of the House in August. The House usually conducts sittings from Tuesdays to Fridays, however, to give members additional time to complete work on critical legislation such as the Lands Bill which is under...

  • July 13, 2020

    PPP to...

    The National Committee of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has scheduled July 18 to hold its national convention. Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 disease that has occasioned a ban on large gatherings, the ceremony will be held on a virtual platform from the party Head Office in Accra....

  • July 13, 2020

    Voters’ register:...

    The flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Dramani Mahama has called on the Akufo-Addo-led NPP government to ensure the safety of all Ghanaians going into the 2020 general elections. Mr. Mahama who was on tour of registration centers across some parts of the Volta region on Saturday...

  • July 13, 2020

    Corruption Watch...

    The Centre for Democratic Development (CDD Ghana), through its foremost anti-corruption campaign platform, Corruption Watch, has exposed how some aspirants in the recently held New Patriotic Party primaries allegedly influenced delegates using money and other items to garner votes. The report which highlights prominent persons like the Deputy MASLOC CEO,...

  • July 13, 2020

    UPDN congratulates...

    Members of the United Press for Development Network (UPDN) have congratulated veteran journalist Adakabre Frimpong Manso on his nomination as the running mate of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP) ahead of the December 2020 general polls. UNDP said it believes Mr Adakabre Frimpong Manso has all the qualities needed to...

  • July 13, 2020

    We’ll make...

    The Electoral Commission (EC) has said it will make up for time lost at some registration centres where registration delayed on Sunday 12 July 2020 due to activation/network problems. Some registration centres in the country experienced technical problems as a result of bad network and, therefore, could not start on...

  • July 13, 2020

    2020 campaign:...

    President Nana Akufo-Addo has urged communicators of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) to remind Ghanaians of his government’s achievements in the past three-and-a-half years as the country goes into another general election. In a virtual meeting with the party’s 2020 Campaign Communications Advisory Team via Zoom on Sunday, 12...

  • July 11, 2020

    Don’t use...

    Women’s groups are looking beyond the December election for how the National Democratic Congress (NDC) would handle its running mate and other gender issues either in victory or defeat. Private legal practitioner, Deborah Dzawa Donkor believes the selection of Prof Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang for the role can tilt the tables...

  • July 11, 2020

    Catherine Afeku...

    The Western Regional branch of the NDC has condemned what it says is the use of power by the ruling NPP against its members in the Evalue Ajoromo Gwira constituency. According to a statement signed by the Regional Communication Officer, Richard Kirk Mensah, one of the party’s members Borzar Angate...

  • July 10, 2020

    Nullify Dokua’s...

    Some New Patriotic Party (NPP) polling station executives in the Akuapem North Constituency are praying an Accra High Court for an order of injunction restraining the party from presenting the incumbent Member of Parliament, Ama Dokua Asiamah to the Electoral Commission (EC) as the party’s candidate for the Akuapem North...

  • July 10, 2020

    First-term achievements...

    Deputy Chief of staff, Francis Asenso Boakye says this year’s election will be reduced to the achievements of the first terms of President Akufo-Addo and former President Mahama in the last eight years. The recently elected parliamentary candidate for the Bantama Constituency was optimistic that President Akufo-Addo will emerge victorious...

  • July 10, 2020

    We won’t...

    The Eastern Regional Branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) says it will not accept any form of intimidation from the Kwahu Traditional Council. The Council has ordered the immediate closure of two Pro-NDC radio stations; OKwahu FM and Afram FM, which are owned by former Eastern Regional Secretary of the party,...

  • July 9, 2020

    Don’t blame...

    A Ranking Member on the Roads and Transport Committee of Parliament, Kwame Governs Agbodza, wants the government to support private transport operators. Describing them as essential workers in a Citi News interview, Agbodza said they could not be blamed for the rising transport fares given the prevailing circumstances. “If you consider the...

  • July 9, 2020

    ‘Armah Ladies’...

    An all-women group in Kwesimintsim, dubbed “Armah Ladies” has been inaugurated in the constituency to champion the cause of women. The group comes barely a month after the Executive Secretary of NaCCA, Dr Prince Armah beat the incumbent Member of Parliament for Kwesimintim in the Western Region in the New Patriotic Party primaries. Armah...

  • July 9, 2020

    AWLO commends...

    The African Women in Leadership Organisation (AWLO) has commended the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Dramani Mahama for his decision to appoint Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang to be his running mate. In a letter to the Former President, the group described his decision as a deconstruction of...

  • July 9, 2020

    ‘Callous’ Ahenkorah...

    Many have jumped to the defense of the Member of Parliament for Tema West Constituency, Kingsley Carlos Ahenkorah, for his callous indiscretion. The latest to join in the defense of the former Deputy Trade and Industry Minister who toured voter registration centers fully aware he was COVID-19 positive was MP...

  • July 8, 2020

    Opoku-Agyemang is...

    Members of the Concerned Teacher and Trainee Nurses Association say they have received the selection of Prof Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang, former Minister of Education, as the running mate to Mr John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), with lots of “fear and trepidation.” The concerned trainees said...

  • July 8, 2020

    COVID-19: Ignore...

    Special Aide to Former President John Mahama Joyce A Bawah Mogtari has denied reports that she has tested positive for COVID-19 describing it as an NPP propaganda. “As for the NPP propaganda all over that I, Joyce Bawah Mogtari, have tested positive for COVID-19 and in isolation, please ignore it,”...

  • July 8, 2020

    Voter registration:...

    The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has raised concerns over the failure of the Electoral Commission (EC) to ensure full adherence of COVID-19 safety measures in the ongoing mass voter registration exercise. This was one of the major findings of CODEO within the first phase of the registration process...

  • July 8, 2020

    No one...

    A former Central Regional Minister, Ama Benyiwaa-Doe is confident of a resounding victory for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2020 general elections. Ama Benyiwa-Doe on Face to Face on Citi TV said Mr. Mahama has a higher chance of winning the election due to Nana Akufo-Addo’s failure to deliver on his promises....

  • July 8, 2020

    I wasn’t...

    An Economist, Nii Moi Thompson, says he never expressed interest in becoming the running mate for the National Democratic Congress’ flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama, for the 2020 election. Some media reports had named Dr. Thompson as one of the likely candidates for the running mate position. The Economist on Point Blank,...

  • July 8, 2020

    NPP’s ‘unwarranted’...

    A former Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Nana Oye Lithur has slammed the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) for what she describes as its unnecessary attacks on the newly-selected running mate for the National Democratic Congress’ Presidential Candidate, John Dramani Mahama. Mr. Mahama’s announcement of a former Education...

  • July 7, 2020

    ‘Competent’ Naana...

    The Special Aide to former President John Dramani Mahama, Joyce Mogtari has justified the latter’s decision to select Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang as his running mate. Joyce Mogtari on Eyewitness News said the President’s choice presents an opportunity to “bring a female to the table.” The former President named the former Education...

  • July 7, 2020

    EC dismisses...

    The Electoral Commission (EC) Monday, July 6, 2020, said it had dismissed three temporary officers over the theft of eight Form 1A forms at the Sagnarigu Municipality in the Northern Region and cautioned that it would not shield any officer caught in wrongdoing. The EC’s attention was drawn to the stolen forms...

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