Archive for Politics

  • February 26, 2021

    Ebenezer Kum,...

    Parliament’s Appointments Committee will Friday vet three more ministerial nominees appointed by the president. Ebenezer Kojo Kum, Alan Kyerematen and Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah will take turns to brief the Committee on policies they will spearhead to assist the second administration of President Akufo-Addo. Alan Kyerematen has been appointed to...

  • February 26, 2021

    Election petition:...

    The Judicial Service has cautioned media houses to refrain from publishing statements that incite “anger, hate and passion” against the justices presiding over the election petition case. The Service’s caution, which was contained in a statement, comes on the back of what it calls a “flurry of statements and speeches”...

  • February 26, 2021

    EC, Akufo-Addo...

    The Electoral Commission and President Akufo-Addo have joined John Mahama in filing closing addresses ahead of judgment day in the election petition. Mr. Mahama went to Court on December 30, 2021, to challenge the validity of the Electoral Commission’s declaration December 9 declaration of Nana Akufo-Addo as President of the...

  • February 26, 2021

    Joe Ghartey...

    The Minister-designate for Railways Development, John Peter Amewu, says his predecessor, Joe Ghartey did marvellously well as far as the development of the railway sector in Ghana is concerned. According to Mr. Amewu, Mr. Ghartey and his then team at the Railways Development Ministry “laid a solid foundation” for Ghana’s...

  • February 25, 2021

    I take...

    Former Energy Minister John Peter Amewu says he takes responsibility for the failed PDS concession deal. According to him, even though the decision to terminate the controversial deal was a cabinet action, he holds himself responsible as sector minister at the time. “As the sector minister at the time, I’m...

  • February 25, 2021

    I asked...

    Minister-Designate for Railway Development has debunked claims that he seized excavators belonging to illegal miners during his tenure as the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources. According to John Peter Amewu, contrary to the allegations, he rather “asked for withdrawal of excavators from mining sites.” His comments come on the...

  • February 25, 2021

    Supreme Court...

    The Supreme Court will determine the fate of a spokesperson for John Mahama in the election petition, Dr. Dominic Ayine, with regard to contempt charges against him. The former Deputy Attorney General was hauled before the court on Monday for making comments deemed to have scandalised the court and undermined...

  • February 25, 2021

    Dec. Polls:...

    Minister-designate for Railway development and Member of Parliament (MP) for Hohoe Constituency, John Peter Amewu has said he would have won the seat by a higher margin if the people of Santrokofi, Akpafu, Lolobi and Likpe (SALL) had voted in the December 7 polls. The Hohoe MP made the comments...

  • February 25, 2021

    2020 poll...

    The proof that President Nana Akufo-Addo “walked his talk” on illegal small-scale mining is the results of the 2020 general elections, the Minister-designate of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr Samuel Abu Jinapor has told Parliament’s Appointments Committee. “If one wants evidence of how the President walked his talk, we should...

  • February 24, 2021

    Court Stops...

    An Accra High Court has restrained Elikem E. Kotoko and his associates from embarking on an intended indefinite picketing, beginning Thursday February 24, 2021. A statement from the Accra Regional Police Command, said the High Court, presided over by Justice Elfreda Emy Denkyi, granted the application after hearing an affidavit...

  • February 24, 2021

    Akufo-Addo hints...

    President Akufo-Addo has hinted at an amendment to the Constitution that will allow the President to appoint 17 people to the Council of State instead of the current 11 required. In his view, the creation of new Regions requires a change in the makeup of the council which is to among...

  • February 24, 2021

    Mahama’s counsel...

    The legal counsel for the National Democratic Congress flagbearer in the 2020 polls, John Mahama, has filed closing arguments in the election petition ahead of the March 4 judgement. Mahama’s counsel maintains that the petition is founded on the “nullity” of the declaration of election results made by the Chairperson...

  • February 24, 2021

    Bagbin won’t...

    Former Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, E.T. Mensah says the notion that the leading opposition party –the National Democratic Congress– will dictate to the Speaker of the House should be discarded by all. According to the new Council of State representative for the Greater Accra Region, Alban Bagbin is independent...

  • February 24, 2021

    Appointments Committee...

    Three ministerial appointees will on Wednesday appear before Parliament’s Appointments Committee for vetting. The nominees are Samuel Abdulai Jinapor, Lands and Natural Resources Minister-designate, Railway Development Minister-designate, John Peter Amewu and Minister-designate for Works and Housing, Francis Asenso Boakye. In order to head the designated ministries, the three appointees will...

  • February 23, 2021

    Reject Alan...

    Two persons, a former secretary to the Komenda Sugar Project Management Board, Ransford Chatman Vanni-Amoah and former special assistant to the minister, ministry of trade & industry, Alhaji Mohammed Naziru have petitioned the appointment committee of parliament to reject the nomination of Mr Alan Kyerematen as minister-designate for trade and...

  • February 23, 2021

    Appointments Committee...

    The Appointments Committee of Parliament will today resume vetting of Ministerial nominees after sittings were suspended for a day. The Minister-designate for Sanitation and Waters Resources, Cecilia Dapaah; Minister-designate for Public Enterprises, Joseph Cudjoe and Transport Minister-designate Kwaku Ofori Asiamah are billed to appear before the Committee today. Cecelia Dapaah...

  • February 23, 2021

    I crossed...

    Dr Dominic Ayine has apologised over his contemptuous comment following contempt proceedings against him by the Supreme Court Monday. “I have looked at what I said that day and I have come to the conclusion that I went overboard. I crossed the lines with respect to the remarks that I...

  • February 23, 2021

    Election Petition:...

    The Supreme Court has fixed March 4, 2021, to deliver judgment on the ongoing 2020 presidential election petition. The panel of seven fixed the date on Monday, February 22, after disposing of all other pending motions. It has also directed the Petitioner to file his closing address by close of

  • February 23, 2021

    Nana Konadu...

    Former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings is not the founder of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Mr Owusu-Cobbiah Richard has said. Mr Owusu-Cobbiah who claims to be the founder made the clarification in a statement after the Secretary-General of the NDP Alhaji Mohammed Frimpong kicked against the NDP’s joint demonstration...

  • February 23, 2021

    Election petition:...

    Lawyers of former President John Mahama are expected to file their closing address on arguments in the election petition case by the close of day today, February 23, 2021. This follows a motion moved by lead counsel for the side yesterday, Tsatsu Tsikata in which he said they could not...

  • February 22, 2021

    Minority: Probe...

    The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Minority Caucus in Parliament has announced plans to launch a bipartisan parliamentary probe into the award of COVID-19 testing contract to Frontiers Healthcare Solution Services Limited at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) by the government. The NDC Caucus said at a press conference in Accra...

  • February 22, 2021

    Election petition:...

    The Supreme Court of Ghana is set to hear former President John Mahama’s latest review application in the ongoing election petition in which he is challenging the results of the 2020 presidential elections. Mr Mahama filed for a review of the court’s decision not reopen his case. The court, on...

  • February 21, 2021

    I doubt...

    Former MP for Tamale Central, Inusah Fuseini says he is certain Parliament’s Appointments Committee will not reject any ministerial nominee selected by President Akufo-Addo to assist in the second term of his administration. This according to him, is because all the nominees have been assessed by the President before being...

  • February 19, 2021

    Media needs...

    Minister for Information Designate, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has called for increased support for the media in the country. According to him, the Ghanaian media plays a critical role in our democratic dispensation and hence must be assisted to go about their activities in a free and independent manner. Taking his...

  • February 19, 2021

    Parliament’s Appointments...

    Parliament’s Appointments Committee will on Friday vet Food and Agriculture Minister-designate and Science, Technology and Innovation Minister-designate. Day 8 of ministerial vetting will see Dr Kwaku Afriyie and Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto appear before the Appointments Committee. Both nominees are to brief the Committee on actions they will undertake to...

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