Archive for Politics

  • July 6, 2022

    We’ve not...

    The government has debunked assertions that it has made a sudden turnaround from its slogan “Ghana Beyond Aid” by running to the IMF for economic bailout in the current harsh economic conditions. The Ghana Beyond Aid was a vision of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to build a Ghana where everyone...

  • July 6, 2022

    Close down...

    The Minority in Parliament has asked the Ghana Education Service (GES) to close down all public basic schools if the government fails to address concerns of striking teachers within three days. Four teacher unions on Monday July 4, 2022 declared strike in demand of payment of 20% Cost of Living Allowance. Speaking to journalists...

  • July 6, 2022

    Running to...

    The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has described going to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for support as a lazy approach. In a statement, the party also said that this was a short-term measure. “Ghana has gone to the IMF for a bailout 17 times and does the Akufo-Addo and Bawumia...

  • July 3, 2022

    Blame minority...

    President Nana Akufo-Addo’s cousin, Mr Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, has said the minority caucus in parliament is to blame for the government’s resort to the International monetary fund for a bailout. “We had a major way of raising revenue which had been frustrated for six months. The point is: yes, there...

  • July 2, 2022

    Going to...

    Assin Central MP Kennedy Agyapong has said those taking Ghana to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), cannot break the eight-year political cycle of power change, which the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), targets to achieve. At the party’s National Constituency Officers Welfare workshop at Koforidua in the Eastern Region on...

  • July 2, 2022

    ‘I will...

    The National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, has indicated his interest in running for a second term at his post in the upcoming NDC Delegate’s Conference in November. According to him, the heights he and his team have managed to carry the NDC just following the...

  • July 1, 2022

    E-levy already...

    The Ningo Prampram MP, Sam George, remains unconvinced that the electronic transfer levy will amount to anything. Speaking on Eyewitness News, he said the E-levy was already a failure. “The E-levy is dead. It is in the ICU. It is brain-dead. You can call it a brain-dead policy,” he said. Though...

  • June 30, 2022

    If NDC...

    The 2020 running mate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman, has described attacks on protestors in the country as worrying and a practice that did not find place during the era of the late president, John Evans Atta Mills. She says the former president will always...

  • June 30, 2022

    Minority jumping...

    The Chairman of Parliament’s Committee on Mines and Energy, Samuel Atta Akye, says the Minority seem to be jumping the gun concerning the case of the relocation of the Ameri plant to Kumasi and other related matters. According to him, the Energy Minister, Matthew Opoku Prempeh, is yet to come...

  • June 29, 2022

    Mahama did...

    A claim by the National Communications Officer of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi, that the Ghana National Mosque was built by a grant from the Turkish government and that former President John Mahama was the one who facilitated its construction has been labeled “repugnant lies” by a Zongo youth group. Sammy Gyamfi has...

  • June 28, 2022

    Inability of...

    The Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Sam George, says the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been vindicated by its position that the Electronic Transfer Levy (E-levy) is not the solution to Ghana’s economic woes. It follows the revelation by a leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Gabby Asare...

  • June 28, 2022

    Pressure mounts...

    More youth groups in the Ashanti region are mounting pressure on Ashanti Region’s 47 members of parliament to facilitate speedy development of the region. The Ashanti region, held as the stronghold of the ruling NPP, has suffered major setbacks in infrastructural development. The latest to join the call on MPs...

  • June 28, 2022

    NPP Aspirants...

    The balloting for positions on the ballot paper of aspirants gunning for the national executive positions of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) was done today June 27, 2022 at the party’s headquarters in Accra. The balloting was conducted behind closed doors after the aspirants had been cleared to contest...

  • June 28, 2022

    Time to...

    The defeated candidate in the just-ended New Patriotic Party (NPP) Chairmanship race in the Ashanti Region, has called for a united front and support for the party despite losing the election. Odeneho Kwaku Appiah said that is an important step to achieve the much talked about campaign to ‘break the...

  • June 27, 2022

    Ablakwa to...

    The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, is set to file a private members bill in Parliament to regulate presidential travels. The MP has been at the forefront of a crusade to prevent President Nana Akufo-Addo from using chartered flights for foreign trips. According to him, the...

  • June 24, 2022

    Agenda 111:...

    The Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, has asked government to make public the status of hospitals being constructed under the Agenda 111 initiative. In an interview on the Super Morning Show on Thursday, he said it would be necessary for government to account for the various expenses being made about the projects to...

  • June 24, 2022

    You’re not...

    Deputy Majority Leader, Frank Annoh-Dompreh has urged the National Democratic Congress to do more to celebrate the memory and principles of former President Jerry John Rawlings. Speaking on the floor of Parliament in commemoration of his birth, the Deputy Majority Leader said the best way to preserve the memory and...

  • June 24, 2022

    NPP’s flagbearer...

    Former President, John Agyekum Kufuor, urged the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to ensure that the election of a flagbearer for the party is devoid of machinations and acrimony. He explains that the system to be used for the selection of the flagbearer should be one that will validate the choice...

  • June 23, 2022

    NPP Flagbearer...

    Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has denied endorsing Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia as the next flagbearer of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) over several others who have expressed interest to contest in the race. According to a statement from Mr Kufuor’s office, he at a Father’s Day event...

  • June 23, 2022

    Ofori-Atta was...

    The Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga Central, Isaac Adongo says the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta was untruthful with the information he shared with Parliament on Wednesday while accounting for the country’s COVID-19 expenses. Speaking on Eyewitness News, the legislator said there is the need for further probe to ascertain the...

  • June 21, 2022

    Duffuor takes...

    Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, former Minister of Finance under the erstwhile NDC government of President John Evans Atta Mills, has intervened to support the renovation of a dilapidated basic school in the Anloga district of the Volta region in line with his Ghanaian dream of seeing every child in Ghana go...

  • June 20, 2022

    We need...

    The National Chairman of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, has taken a swipe at the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) over what he described as the current excruciating economic conditions in the country. Speaking to the media after addressing a retreat of all their 16...

  • June 19, 2022

    Allow men...

    Ghanaians must allow men who want to have sex with other men and women who desire sex with other women to do so, the national chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Freddie Blay, has said. “If people want to be gays, it should be their own problem”,...

  • June 18, 2022

    National Cathedral...

    Cape Coast South Member of Parliament, Kweku Ricketts-Hagan has said the National Cathedral project must now be subjected to the Public-Private-Partnership laws following the clarification by the National Cathedral Secretariat that the project is a public project, not private. He stated that there are laws governing how state projects should...

  • June 17, 2022

    Many NPP...

    Renowned pollster Ben Ephson says some of the aspirants in the upcoming national executive elections of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) are not in the contest to win. He maintains that some are in the contest to shore up their CVs for future positions. He said this is not only...

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