Archive for Politics

  • June 20, 2019

    Supreme Court...

    The Supreme Court has thrown out a suit challenging the constitutionality of the Ayawaso West –Wuogon by-election held on January 31, 2019. In a unanimous decision yesterday, a seven-member panel of the court held that the issues raised in the suit rendered the case dead on arrival, and therefore, there...

  • June 20, 2019

    There were...

    The Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu has taken responsibility for the apparent lapses in the charge sheet he sent to court in his case against the Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga. Three of the charges he proffered against the legislator were struck out by the court hearing the...

  • June 20, 2019

    No sacking...

    Deputy Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Osei Bonsu Amoah, has said no government representative at the various assemblies would lose their jobs for performing poorly on the District League Table (DLT) released recently. Mr Amoah says any dismissal may be based on President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s own discretion about the...

  • June 20, 2019

    NALAG elects...

    The 20th biennial national delegates’ conference of the National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG) has ended in Sunyani with the election of Bismark Baisie Nkum as the new President of the association. In a fiercely contested election, Mr Nkum, who is the District Chief Executive for Gomoa West,...

  • June 18, 2019

    You’re “dishonest”...

    Tamale North MP Alhassan Suhuyini has fired back at Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, describing him as “shamelessly dishonest” in a row over a purported tweet sent by the economist in 2016. The National Democratic Congress legislator over the weekend read a tweet supposedly coming from the Twitter account of...

  • June 18, 2019

    EC ambushing...

    The National Democratic Congress (NDC) says the Electoral Commission ambushed political parties on Monday when they decided to resort to offline registration after their internet connection failed them in the ongoing limited registration in the country. According to the Ashanti regional secretary of the NDC Kwame Zuh, the parties predicted...

  • June 18, 2019

    Establish audit...

    The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament has urged the Ministry of Finance to establish audit committees in all 216 district assemblies. It said the audit committees would address internal financial management weaknesses in the assemblies. The call for the formation of audit committees was part of the recommendations in...

  • June 18, 2019

    Alhassan Suhuyini...

    On Saturday 15th June 2019, during the Joy News/TV news analysis show, Newsfile, member of Parliament for the Tamale North Constituency, Alhassan Suhuyini peddled blatant falsehood by saying that in December 2016 the then running mate Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia tweeted that the NPP Party, when voted into office, will harness...

  • June 16, 2019

    Ghanaians living...

    Former President John Dramani Mahama has said that the Akufo-Addo government is failing to guarantee the peace and safety of Ghanaians. He said the country’s reputation as a peaceful destination in the sub-region is being threatened by the recent spate of violent crimes that have often seen no justice for...

  • June 16, 2019

    Bawumia never...

    The Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul-Malik Kweku Baako Jnr, on Joy News’ Newsfile programme on Saturday challenged suggestions by Alhassan Suhuyini, the Tamale North Member of Parliament (MP) that Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, had stated that, if given the mandate, the NPP would never borrow for the country’s developmental agenda. Suhuyini, an MP...

  • June 16, 2019

    Help Us...

    Ghana’s Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta has called on Israel and countries that are part of the Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast Meeting (JPBM) movement, to help build a national cathedral to transform Ghana. He made the call while addressing Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, last week, during their annual series of prayer breakfast...

  • June 16, 2019

    Akufo Addo’s...

    The Vice President of the Republic, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has described the policies and programmes being implemented by the Akufo-Addo administration to fight the canker of corruption as unmatched in Ghana’s Fourth Republic. According to Vice President Bawumia, the administration of Nana Akufo Addo has, in just two and half...

  • June 15, 2019

    MPs Disagree...

    Members of Parliament (MPs) have expressed varied views as to whether special seats should be reserved for women in Parliament. Some of the legislators felt there was the need for a space to be created for women to enter Parliament without much hustle to bridge the huge gap between men...

  • June 14, 2019

    MPs disagree...

    Members of Parliament (MPs) have expressed varied views as to whether special seats should be reserved for women in Parliament. Some of the legislators felt there was the need for a space to be created for women to enter Parliament without much hustle to bridge the huge gap between men...

  • June 14, 2019

    EC won’t...

    The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Jean Mensa, has given an assurance that the commission will not risk the country’s security through decisions it takes on any election. She explained that the commission was fully aware that one wrong decision from its commissioners or officials could spark tension...

  • June 14, 2019

    Young MP...

    The second youngest Member of Parliament (MP), Ms Joycelyn Tetteh, has been adjudged the ninth best MP in the country. The National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP for North Dayi Constituency and  a first-timer in Parliament was ranked very high by her constituents  per a research conducted by Dr Isaac Owusu-Mensah...

  • June 14, 2019

    Parliament ‘tightens’...

    Parliament says it has taken great care to ensure that its surroundings are properly secured to avert any incident. The legislature’s assurance comes hours after a man in his mid-30’s attempted suicide in the public gallery, Thursday, June 13. In a press release, Acting Director of Public Affairs at Parliament...

  • June 14, 2019

    Asabee Sues...

    EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN of the State Enterprises Commission, Stephen Asamoah Boateng popularly known as Asabee, has finally sued controversial musician, Kwame Asare Obeng, popularly known as A Plus for allegedly leveling false allegations against him. A writ of summons by the High Court has ordered A Plus to appear before court...

  • June 14, 2019

    Ghana could...

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said he is convinced that Ghana will very soon have a female President. He said aside from the appointment of more women into many and critical positions in his administration and offices of state, Ghana was working to ensure that very soon half of...

  • June 13, 2019

    Referendum has...

    The Danish Ambassador to Ghana, Mrs Tove Degnbol, has said that the December 2019 referendum to amend the Constitution to legalise the participation of political parties in decentralised local governance has the potential to introduce some features of power sharing. The proposed amendment, she noted, might contribute to limiting the...

  • June 13, 2019

    CPP marks...

    The Chairman of the Council of Elders of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Mr Felix Amoah, has charged party faithful to close their ranks and mend unhealthy relationships in order to position the party for a meaningful performance in the 2020 polls. According to him, unhealthy relationships in the past...

  • June 13, 2019

    Ofosu Ampofo...

    The National Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, who was granted bail by Police on Tuesday, is expected to report to the Headquarters of the Criminal Investigations Department today, Thursday. Mr. Ofosu Ampofo is being investigated over the recent kidnapping and arson cases in the...

  • June 13, 2019

    Trump says...

    President Donald Trump says he would listen if a foreign government approached him with damaging information about a political rival — and wouldn’t necessarily report the contact to the FBI. “I think you might want to listen,” Trump said in an interview with ABC News that aired on Wednesday. “There isn’t anything wrong...

  • June 13, 2019

    EC sets...

    Electoral Commission has set a new date for the limited registration exercise after a court injunction resulted in the suspension of the previous schedule. The exercise will now take place from Monday, June 17 to Sunday, July 7. This follows the dismissal of the injunction sought by Umar Ayuba. Ayuba...

  • June 12, 2019

    Court throws...

    The Electoral Commission (EC) is now free to go ahead with its limited voter registration exercise following the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision to throw out an interlocutory application meant to halt the exercise. The applicant, Umar Ayuba, wanted the apex court to stop the registration exercise, pending the final determination...

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