Politics

  • April 2, 2020

    Parliament approves...

    Parliament has approved a $35 million World Bank loan for Ghana’s fight against Coronavirus. The World Bank will disburse the funds under the rapid credit facility aimed at fighting covid-19 The money will augment government’s budget for the fight against the deadly virus. Government has faced resistance over the possibility...

  • April 2, 2020

    COVID-19 lockdown:...

    Former President John Mahama has urged Ghanaians to extend a hand of generosity and philanthropy to the less-privileged in society who are the hardest-hit by the two-week partial lockdown of some parts of Accra, Kumasi, Tema and Kasoa, as part of moves to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. In...

  • April 1, 2020

    EC withdraws,...

    The Electoral Commission (EC) has withdrawn and re-laid the Public Elections Amendment Regulations in Parliament for the second time in less than seven days. The EC first presented the Constitutional Instrument on March 16 to amend C.I. (Constitutional Instrument) 91 to make the Ghana Card or passport acceptable documents for registration onto...

  • April 1, 2020

    Repatriating Guineans,...

    A member of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament, Mahama Ayariga is kicking against the government’s move to repatriate some foreign nationals who tested positive to COVID-19 in Ghana. Two Burkinabes alongside eight Guineans were arrested by security officials for coming into Ghana from Burkina Faso and were put...

  • March 31, 2020

    COVID-19 lockdown:...

    Member of Parliament for Yapei Kusawgu, John Jinapor has reiterated calls for President Nana Akufo-Addo to reduce the size of his government. He believes the troubling COVID-19 and the lockdown situation that is crippling the operation of businesses leading to job cuts do not warrant a large number of Ministers and Staffers...

  • March 30, 2020

    Power supply...

    The Minority in Parliament has called on the Akufo-Addo government to prioritise the constant supply of power during the lockdown. Speaking to Citi News, the Minority Spokesperson on Mines and Energy, Adams Mutawakilu, Adam Mutawakilu stressed that the unscheduled power cuts experienced in parts of the country over the last month...

  • March 30, 2020

    NDC bars...

    The National Communication Bureau of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has directed its communication officers and other party communicators in areas affected by the partial lockdown of Accra, Ashanti and parts of Central regions as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic to suspend in-studio discussions on radio and TV stations...

  • March 30, 2020

    COVID-19: Cities,...

    President Nana Akufo-Addo’s partial lockdown of Accra and Kumasi starts today, Monday. Checks by ClassFMonline.com early Monday morning shows all the cities and towns in the affected regions are quiet and empty of any social or economic activity. In his fourth address to the nation on the virus, Mr Akufo-Addo...

  • March 30, 2020

    “Deeply worried”...

    Thomas Schaefer, the finance minister of Germany’s Hesse state, has committed suicide apparently after becoming “deeply worried” over how to cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus, state premier Volker Bouffier said on Sunday. Schaefer, 54, was found dead near a railway track on Saturday. The Wiesbaden prosecution’s office...

  • March 30, 2020

    COVID-19: Mahama...

    Former President John Dramani Mahama on Sunday presented one hundred sets of personal protective equipment (PPE) to health workers at the Greater Accra Regional (Ridge) Hospital in Accra. The presentation, according to Mr Mahama, follows reports of a shortage of PPEs and other materials required by the frontline medical personnel...

  • March 29, 2020

    Photos show...

    Female head potters, or ‘Kayayei’, who travelled to Accra from the northern parts of the country to make money are making a hasty journey back to their hometowns to avoid a partial lockdown on the capital over the coronavirus pandemic. President Nana Akufo-Addo on Friday evening announced that movements in some...

  • March 29, 2020

    COVID-19: Mahama...

    The flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr John Dramani Mahama, has called for an urgent meeting of the Authority of Heads of State and Governments of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to discuss and take decisions on a sub-regional response to the growing COVID-19...

  • March 28, 2020

    Akufo-Addo donates...

    President Nana Akufo-Addo has said Ghana can defeat the coronavirus as a united people, saying now is not the time for political parties to seek to make capital out of the situation. The pandemic, since entering Ghana’s territory a couple of weeks ago, has killed four people out of one...

  • March 28, 2020

    COVID-19 Lockdown:...

    President Nana Akufo-Addo has imposed restrictions on movement in the Greater Accra and Ashanti regions of Ghana as part of measures to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus which has killed four people in Ghana so far out of some one hundred thirty-seven patients of which two have recovered. The...

  • March 27, 2020

    Partisan politics...

    The Government has reiterated the call on political parties to put politics on hold and come together to deal with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that has hit Ghana. It said given the effect and impact of the infection, it would be unfortunate for political parties to turn the issue into...

  • March 26, 2020

    NDC’s COVID-19...

    The newly-commissioned COVID-19 Response Team of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), led by former Health Minister Alex Segbefia and former Chief of staff Prosper Bani, will, today, Thursday, 26 March 2020 engage President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in a dialogue to explore optimum strategies that the government will have...

  • March 26, 2020

    EC using...

    General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia says the Electoral Commission’s (EC) decision to suspend its scheduled registration exercise is not as a result of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to him, the Commission is not just ready for the exercise. The EC says it...

  • March 25, 2020

    Noguchi has...

    The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) has said it has not officially presented a viewpoint to the government of Ghana on a lockdown and mass testing of the public as part of measures to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ghana. Rather, it said...

  • March 25, 2020

    No COVID-19...

    Opposition MP Sam Nartey George has written to the Speaker, Prof Mike Oquaye saying he would be absent from the Chamber until the legislature takes concrete actions to protect lawmakers against the coronavirus and also prioritises COVID-19 discussions on the floor. Ghana has recorded fifty-three cases so far with two...

  • March 24, 2020

    COVID-19: We’re...

    The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has described as false, a publication that the party will be distributing sanitisers at its headquarters today, 24 March 2020 to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The party said it suspects the publication to be coming from “some faceless persons wishing to divert...

  • March 21, 2020

    Parliament passes...

    Parliament has passed the Imposition of Restrictions Bill on Friday, despite opposition by the Minority. The Imposition of Restrictions Bill will give the President the powers to impose restrictions on the movement of people in the event of a disaster or emergency. The legislation was laid in the House under...

  • March 20, 2020

    2020 election...

    A Stateman and former Chief Executive for Ga West Municipality, Nana Bram Okae II, has warned the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) not to take things for granted that the 2020 general election is a done deal for the party. According to him, some party bigwigs and other executives think...

  • March 19, 2020

    EC submits...

    The Electoral Commission (EC) has submitted to Parliament a Constitutional Instrument (C.I.) which, if passed, shall make the Ghana Card and the Ghanaian passport the only legal identification documents for registering people in the new biometric voters register. Per the instrument, those who do not have either of the national...

  • March 19, 2020

    Imposition of...

    Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak has criticised government’s Imposition of Restrictions Bill saying it will not serve the interest of citizens. The Attorney General on Wednesday laid the Bill in Parliament under a certificate of urgency to legalize the imposition restrictions on persons in the event of a disaster, emergency...

  • March 19, 2020

    COVID-19: Cost...

    A 2020 presidential hopeful Jacob Osei Yeboah (JOY) has argued that the cost of compiling a new voter’s register would be cheaper if the Electoral Commission (EC) decides to go ahead with the new voter registration exercises in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Ghana’s EC has said plans are...

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