Archive for Politics

  • August 16, 2019

    A Pratt-Baako...

    I know of a Minister of State whose daughter lost her voter ID after the last election and has vowed not to renew it. Reason? She politely asked the dad: “What’s there to vote for?” I know a female NPP sympathiser, a fairly rich woman who, in the last election,...

  • August 16, 2019

    Minority backs...

    The Minority in Parliament has declared its support for an independent forensic audit into the PDS concession agreement debacle. It says it is confident that an independent forensic audit into the matter will help bring closure to the matter than the government’s supposed investigation. The caucus earlier this week petitioned...

  • August 16, 2019

    Mahama clueless...

    Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, has criticized the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama over his recent comments about the government’s flagship Free Senior High School policy. Speaking at the commissioning an ultra-modern Fertilizer Blending Factory at Asuboi in the Ayensuano District of the Eastern Region on...

  • August 16, 2019

    Gov’t says...

    The government says some 611,397 new jobs were created in the formal sector between 2017 and 2019. Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Ignatius Baffour Awuah, said Thursday, August 15, 2019, at a press conference that 343,458 new jobs were created by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) during the period under review....

  • August 16, 2019

    TVET education...

    The Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, (NDC), John Dramani Mahama says he will build on the strides his administration made towards revamping and repositioning Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). Speaking at the launch of the 27th Annual Residential Delegates Congress of the Ghana Union of Technical Students...

  • August 15, 2019

    Asawase: Disgruntled...

    A National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary aspirant for the Asawase Constituency in the Ashanti Region, Alhaji Mubarick Masawudu, has expressed confidence in the party’s conflict resolution committee’s ability to resolve the impasse which prevented him from filing his nomination forms. He told Citi News he expected the committee to handle the...

  • August 15, 2019

    NPP gov’t...

    Deputy Ranking Member of Employment, Social Welfare and State Enterprise Committee of Parliament, Richard Quashigah, has accused the governing New Patriotic Party of mixing up its own figures on the number of jobs it has created since it assumed office. He says, there is always a display of mismatched data...

  • August 15, 2019

    ‘Confused’ NPP...

    The Minority in Parliament has justified its decision to petition the US government to investigate the Power Distribution Services (PDS) concession debacle. According to the Minority, the government is already ‘confused’ on how to deal decisively with the matter. Ranking Member on Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa...

  • August 15, 2019

    ‘Free SHS...

    Former President John Dramani Mahama says he will not cancel the free Senior High School (SHS) educational policy on his return to power. According to Mr Mahama, “free SHS has come to stay.” Speaking at the opening of the 27th Annual Presidential delegates congress of the Ghana National Union of...

  • August 15, 2019

    Minority petitions...

    The Minority in Parliament has petitioned the US Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan, demanding formal investigations by the American government into the Power Distribution Service (PDS) debacle. The petition signed by the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu was personally hand-delivered at the US Embassy in Accra by the Honourable Ranking Member on...

  • August 14, 2019

    “NDC Living...

    The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the Ghanaian people will not entrust power into the hands of the opposition National Democratic Congress in 2020 because of their determination to cancel the Free Senior High School policy. According to President Akufo-Addo, “I know that there are people...

  • August 13, 2019

    South Africa:...

    Judge delays implementation of findings linked to claim that Cyril Ramaphosa misled parliament about campaign donation. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is embroiled in a legal battle with country’s public prosecutor over corruption charges [File: Rodger Bosch/AP]   President Cyril Ramaphosa has won the latest round of a legal battle...

  • August 13, 2019

    PDS scandal:...

    Former Minister for Communications, Edward Omane Boamah, has in a short tweet made the case for state ownership of key utilities. He suggests in the tweet that the controversy that has hit the concessionaire agreement between Power Distribution Services (PDS) and the government is proof that state ownership of the...

  • August 9, 2019

    How politics...

    Day in day out, laws are passed in Ghana, and institutions have also been established to execute laws. An elementary understanding of politics will help know that laws are meant to address certain problems in society and institutions are at the forefront of lawmaking and its implementation. The point of...

  • August 9, 2019

    CDD boss...

    Executive Director of the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD), Prof H. Kwasi Prempeh, has cautioned against the possibility of creating the Ghanaian version of ‘Russian oligarchs’ during the privatisation of national assets. The ‘Russian oligarchs’ are business oligarchs of the former Soviet republics who rapidly accumulated wealth during the era...

  • August 9, 2019

    Ghanaian Inventor...

    A Ghanaian based in Togo, Mr John Adama, has developed new voting systems that will eliminate the high number of spoilt or rejected ballot papers recorded in elections. The new systems, called the “Jak Makavo systems”, has three different dimensions where a voter will not be required to use ink...

  • August 9, 2019

    Building a...

    The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey says Ghana will continue to forge partnerships with like-minded countries to achieve the vision of a free, peaceful and prosperous continent. She said her ministry has been able to facilitate a joint military training programme under the CAPSTONE General...

  • August 8, 2019

    Ghanaians killed...

    The Africa Center for International Law and Accountability (ACILA) says the government is not doing enough to seek justice for the 44 Ghanaians who were murdered on the orders of Yahya Jammeh, ex-president of Gambia, in 2005. ACILA’s Executive Director, William Nyarko, said although it was reassuring to hear the...

  • August 7, 2019

    NIA delaying...

    The National Democratic Congres (NDC) is demanding the extension of the mass registration and issuance of Ghana Card exercise in the Volta due to the slow pace of the exercise and the numerous challenges that have saddled the process. The NDC also says it will reject any attempt to make...

  • August 7, 2019

    NDC running...

    A former education minister, Betty Mould-Iddrisu, has categorically stated she is not interested in becoming Mr. John Mahama’s running mate going into the 2020 elections. The former attorney general also insisted she is not harbouring any presidential ambitions, adding she is focused on helping Ghana’s largest opposition party – the...

  • August 6, 2019

    Kwesi Yankah...

    The Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah, has filed his nomination to contest the upcoming parliamentary primary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Agona East Constituency in the Central Region. The renowned educationist will face stiff competition from Prince Yaw Essah of...

  • August 6, 2019

    Bernard Mornah...

    THE National Chairman of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Mr Bernard Mornah, has declared his intention to contest the Nadowli-Kaleo parliamentary seat in the Upper West Region in the 2020 general election for the second time. Mr Mornah, however, says he expects the race to be tough despite the exclusion...

  • August 6, 2019

    Historian criticises...

    A Historian at the University of Ghana’s Institute of African Studies, Kwaku Darko Ankrah, has described as “problematic”, how personalities and dates are selected for commemoration in Ghana. His comments come on the back of the disagreement between some political parties on the date for honouring the forebears of Ghana...

  • August 6, 2019

    Samia targets...

    Former Convention People’s Party (CPP) Parliamentarian for Jomoro in the Western Region, Samia Nkrumah, has announced a comeback in the 2020 elections. The former National Chairperson and leader of the CPP said it was important for a change to take place in Parliament to have legislators “who vote according to their...

  • August 6, 2019

    Mahama: I...

    Former President John Dramani Mahama, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Sunday gave the assurance that the next NDC government will continue with the sea defence project to cover the Ada to Ningo Prampram coastline. Speaking at a church service to climax the 82nd Ada Asafotufiami Festival,...

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