Archive for Politics

  • June 4, 2020

    Voter’s register:...

    The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Volta region has rejected claims of double standards for honouring the invitation of the Electoral Commission to observe the 2-day pilot voter registration exercise which ended Wednesday 3 June, 2020. At a press conference held at the EC’s office in Ho, the Volta...

  • June 4, 2020

    Dec. polls:...

    The National Council of the governing New Patriotic Party has endorsed the candidature of President Akufo-Addo as the flagbearer of the party for the December polls. The decision was announced by the General Secretary of the party John Boadu at the end of the Council’s meeting which had the President...

  • June 4, 2020

    Minority petitions...

    The Minority in Parliament has formally filed a petition with the Auditor-General to audit government expenditure on food and water government supplied to the vulnerable during the three week COVID-19 partial lockdown period. The petition invokes Section 16 of the Audit Service Act, 2000 (Act 584), and calls on the...

  • June 4, 2020

    Mahama ready...

    Ras Mubarak has revealed former President John Mahama will announce his running mate for the December polls in the coming days. According to the Kumbungu MP, both the candidate and the party are ready to disclose who to partner the NDC flagbearer as the country nears the elections. “The announcement...

  • June 4, 2020

    Akufo-Addo accepted...

    The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has accepted President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the flag bearer of the party for Election 2020. He is expected to be declared as the flag bearer of the party by popular acclamation very soon. The General Secretary of the party, Mr John Boadu, announced...

  • June 4, 2020

    NPP Elects...

    The highest decision-making body of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), the National Council, has settled on Saturday June 20, 2020 to hold its suspended parliamentary primaries for constituencies with sitting MPs. The decision was taken at an emergency meeting held at the Alisa Hotel in Accra. A statement issued...

  • June 3, 2020

    George Loh...

    The Regional Vice Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Volta Region, George Loh, has backed the party’s decision to partake in the nationwide pilot voter registration exercise held by the Electoral Commission (EC) on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. According to him, party officials in all the regions,...

  • June 3, 2020

    Withdraw 100%...

    The Ranking Member on the Mines and Energy Committee of Parliament, Adam Mutawakilu is asking the government to immediately withdraw the increment in the BOST margin announced by the National Petroleum Authority (NPA). He said the decision to increase the margin at this time amidst the COVID-19 pandemic is unfortunate....

  • June 3, 2020

    Christian Council...

    The Christian Council of Ghana wants the Electoral Commission (EC) to reach out to all relevant stakeholders before taking a final decision on the voters’ register. The Council says the rancour between the Electoral Commission and some opposition political parties over the new register is not the best. The Chairman...

  • June 3, 2020

    ‘Incompetent’ Mahama...

    The National Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddie Blay, says it is pitiful for former President John Dramani Mahama to return as the flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) after his 2016 election defeat. Mr. Mahama became the first incumbent President to lose an election...

  • June 3, 2020

    NDC’s George...

    The Volta Regional Vice-Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr George Loh, has taken part in Tuesday’s voter registration exercise in the region and gotten his card. Mr Loh was there with some regional executives and members of the biggest opposition party to observe the process. Speaking to...

  • June 3, 2020

    Mahama interacts...

    The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama, on Sunday visited New Powmu/Tusker, a fishing community in the Asuogyaman Constituency for a community engagement programme. Mr Mahama interacted with households in the community, seizing the opportunity to educate them on how to stay safe and protect their families...

  • June 3, 2020

    No question...

    Parliament says no member of the house, including the member for Ajumako Enyan Essiam, Cassiel Ato Forson has filed any question demanding accountability for the monies voted to mitigate the Covid-19 lockdown period. There are claims a question on the expenditure returns of an amount of GH¢280.3 million allocated for...

  • June 3, 2020

    NPP leadership...

    The National Council of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) will be meeting today, Wednesday, June 3, to fix a date for the party’s parliamentary primaries in constituencies with sitting Members of Parliament (MPs). The party had originally scheduled to elect its candidates in these constituencies on April 25, but...

  • June 2, 2020

    ASEPA, IMANI...

    Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) and Imani have petitioned Otumfuo Osei Tutu II to engage the Electoral Commission (EC) to rescind its decision to compile a new voter’s register. Representatives of the two institutions on Monday met with the Asanteman Council in Kumasi. Joy News monitored developments...

  • June 2, 2020

    Don’t be...

    The National House of Chiefs (NHC) has expressed concern about, what it says is the rising political tension at a time the country is battling to defeat the novel coronavirus – Covid-19, and other socio-economic challenges. The chiefs said it appeared to them that “political leaders in the country appear...

  • June 2, 2020

    GHS208m COVID...

    The government has asked Auditor-General Daniel Domelevo to “strongly resist” a call on him by the National Democratic Congress (NDC), to audit some GHS208.3 million used in providing food and water to more than 400,000 vulnerable Ghanaians under the Coronavirus Alleviation Programme (CAP) during the three-week lockdown. The biggest opposition...

  • June 2, 2020

    Where are...

    A former Health Minister, Alex Segbefia, has questioned the lack of detail in the Electoral Commission (EC) and National Identification Authority’s (NIA) safety protocols for the novel coronavirus as compared to religious gatherings. Churches and Mosques have been hit with almost 30 conditions each ahead of the June 5 deadline where they...

  • June 2, 2020

    We’re restrategizing...

    The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) says it will in the coming days announce a new date for its Presidential and Parliamentary primaries later this week. The party says the easing of restrictions by the President gives it an opportunity to hold its internal elections before the December general elections....

  • June 2, 2020

    Bernard Mornah...

    The National Chairman of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Bernard Mornah is expected to later today [Tuesday] honour an invitation from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over some pronouncements he allegedly made against the Electoral Commission (EC) deemed to be threats. Mr. Mornah’s comment is related to the controversial issue of the...

  • June 2, 2020

    Gov’t only...

    The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has questioned whether the government is in to transform the country or just perpetuate itself in office. In a Facebook post on Monday, 1 June 2020, Mr Ablakwa noted: “The 2020 Population and Housing Census, which should have been...

  • June 1, 2020

    Do your...

    The Electoral Commission of Ghana, National Identification Authority and the National Commission for Civic Education must carry out their activities with sensitivity to the coronavirus pandemic, President Nana Akufo-Addo has told them. In his 10th televised address to the nation on Sunday, 31 May 2020, President Akufo-Addo said: “Constitutional and...

  • June 1, 2020

    Date for...

    Majority Leader and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu on Friday said the commissioners were following up on various assignments in the regions and may be back in Accra on June 15, 2020, after which they may avail themselves to the House. Last week, the Minister told the House that...

  • June 1, 2020

    Voters register:...

    The Fulani Community in Ghana says it will be disenfranchised if the Electoral Commission insists on the two main means of proof of citizenship – Ghana card and Passport- in the upcoming voter’s registration exercise. According to the Fulanis, the National Identification Authority refused to register them for the Ghana...

  • May 31, 2020

    ECOWAS makes...

    The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has made significant progress towards regional economic integration. The measures include the acceleration of economic reforms and the stabilisation of a macroeconomic environment towards the achievement of the region’s single currency agenda this year. The regional body is also working towards the...

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