Archive for Politics

  • May 9, 2021

    It costs...

    The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has said the Electoral Commission, political parties and other stakeholders must work together to address the increasing cost of contesting to be elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) or President. “It is believed that a presidential election can cost as much as...

  • May 9, 2021

    Hawa Koomson’s...

    Kwadjo Anim, the campaign Manager for Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Hawa Koomson has sued a member of the ruling NPP for posting a defamatory statement about him on the party’s WhatsApp platform. The plaintiff in his statement of claim avers that the defendant, Theophilus Sullo without any provocation...

  • May 8, 2021

    EC Must...

    Lead Counsel of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the 2020 Presidential Election Petition, Anthony Akoto Ampaw, is urging the Electoral Commission (EC) to review election results coalition processes. “I believe that the EC itself and other stakeholders need a closer review of the actual processes and procedures that they...

  • May 7, 2021

    NPP must...

    A former deputy Minister for Power, John Jinapor says the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has “failed abysmally” in delivering on its campaign promises. He says the party’s manifesto promises in the run-up to both the 2016 and 2020 general elections have not been realised. The comments by the Yapei-Kusawgu...

  • May 7, 2021

    Nana Addo...

    A spokesperson for the Vice President, Gideon Boako, says President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has not reneged on his promise to fight illegal mining, popularly referred to as galamsey. His comment was in response to concerns raised by the members of a social media movement, #FixTheCountry, over what they describe...

  • May 7, 2021

    FixTheCountry: Is...

    Member of Parliament for the Nhyiaeso, Stephen Amoah has questioned the concept behind the ongoing #FixItCampaign in the country, saying that every country needs fixing. According to him, developed countries equally need fixing, especially, following the Covid-19 pandemic. “Is there any country in the world which doesn’t need fixing? So...

  • May 7, 2021

    #FixTheCountry protestors...

    The National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddy Blay suspects the #FixTheCountry campaign is propaganda inspired by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC). Although he acknowledged the concerns of the campaign as having merit, he maintained his defence of the NPP-led administration efforts in restoring the economic fortunes...

  • May 6, 2021

    2024: If...

    The National Women Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Hannah Bissiw. says the party will not be ‘diplomatic’ in the 2024 elections. According to her, their decision to be civil and cooperating resulted in their defeat in the 2020 polls. Speaking to Nana Aba Anamoah on Starr Chat Wednesday,...

  • May 6, 2021

    #FixTheCountry protest...

    Senior lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Asah-Asante has described the #FixTheCountry campaign as a “wake-up call” for the country’s leadership. While admitting that the timing of the campaign may be “unfair” for the 4-month-old NPP administration, he still believes that the...

  • May 5, 2021

    Osafo Maafo-led...

    The Osafo Maafo-led 2020 Elections Review Committee that was set up by the NPP to review the party’s performance in the 2020 General Elections, on Tuesday, 4 May 2021, presented its final report to the leadership of the party at the NPP’s national secretariat, Accra. Presenting the report on behalf...

  • May 5, 2021

    Akufo-Addo’s ‘epileptic’...

    The fight against illegal small-scale mining (galamsey) by the Akufo-Addo government died that day Chinese ‘galamsey queen’ Aisha Huang was let to go scot-free by the state after her arrest, civil society group OccupyGhana has said. In a statement insisting the government enforce anti-galamsey laws to the letter, OccupyGhana said...

  • May 4, 2021

    Domelevo retired;...

    President Akufo-Addo has reiterated his position that former Auditor General Daniel Domelevo was not hounded from office by his government. “There’s a time for retiring which is prescribed by statute, not my making. If you are 60 years old you’re supposed to no longer be able to work in the...

  • May 4, 2021

    I’m satisfied...

    The President, Nana Akufo-Addo, says he is satisfied with the effectiveness of his government’s anti-corruption fight, adding that there is evidence to this performance. According to him, Ghana’s improved ranking on global corruption indexes is a testament to how well the government has performed. Speaking in an interview with CNN...

  • May 4, 2021

    EC Saves...

    The cost per voter in the just ended 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections is about GHS40.78, translating to USD7.7. This is a reduction of almost about half of the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections, which was about GHS70, thus 13 dollars, per voter. Director for Training at the Electoral Commission,...

  • May 3, 2021

    Nana Freezes...

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has placed a temporary ban on salary increment for himself, his Vice President, and all other appointees in his government for this year. This is his way of contributing to a reduction of the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy. “I have taken...

  • May 3, 2021

    Ablakwa’s resignation...

    Chairman of Parliament’s Appointment Committee has indicated that the resignation of the North Tongu MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa will not affect the operations of the Committee. According to Joseph Osei Owusu, all the Committee needs to function effectively is a “quorum.” The comment follows the resignation of Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa...

  • May 2, 2021

    Election 2020:...

    The cost per voter in the just ended 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections is about GH¢40.78, translating to USD7.7. This is a reduction of almost about half of the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections, which was about GH¢70, which was about 13 dollars, per voter. Mr Michael Boadu, Director for...

  • April 30, 2021

    We’ll deploy...

    The 2020 presidential candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama has indicated that the party will deploy professionals and more educated personnel to monitor the 2024 elections at various levels. According to him, a lot more expertise is required in many parts of the electoral process, such...

  • April 30, 2021

    NDC has...

    Former president John Dramani Mahama has rejected claims that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) does not appeal to intellectuals in the country. On the contrary, he said the NDC has a lot of intellectuals and professionals across every sector of the economy. “The perception has always been that mass parties...

  • April 30, 2021

    Ghana’s critical...

    Former president, John Dramani Mahama says the critical social interventions and economic reforms Ghana is currently reaping benefits from were introduced under the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) and National Democratic Congress administrations. He made the remark when he addressed a conference organised by the NDC Professionals Forum in Accra...

  • April 30, 2021

    Office of...

    Legal practitioner John Ndebugri says there was no need for President Akufo-Addo to establish the Office of the Special Prosecutor to fight corruption. Speaking on Newsnight, he said that the Attorney General’s office is already mandated by law to deal with criminal offenses including issues the Special Prosecutor is tasked...

  • April 29, 2021

    Corruption fight...

    Former Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu has said Sir Sam Jonah’s recent reflections about corruption and other ills of Ghana were spot on. In an article responding to the Attorney General’s recent nomination of Mr Kissi Agyebeng as Special Prosecutor, Mr Amidu said: “I read Sir Sam Jonah’s exposé on impunity,...

  • April 29, 2021

    I’ll make...

    President Akufo-Addo has vowed to make Ghana’s film industry competitive and viable to attract investors, create more jobs and grow the economy. He made this known to a gathering of filmmakers, creative arts industry players and other stakeholders at the maiden edition of The Presidential Film Pitch Series. Speaking at...

  • April 29, 2021

    Ghanaians must...

    Former Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu says Ghanaians must be worried that they are being forced to accept Legal Practitioner and Chairman of the Electronic Communications Tribunal, Kissi Agyebeng as the next Special Prosecutor. According to Mr. Amidu, the 43-year-old lawyer is a surrogate of the “ alter ego” of Africa...

  • April 29, 2021

    Kufuor bemoans...

    Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has bemoaned the “winner takes all” attitude in Ghana’s politics. He said the nation needs to take a second look at its political mentality, following the current situation in Parliament. Mr. Kufuor said the near-even distribution of seats for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP)...

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