Archive for Politics

  • October 28, 2021

    No need...

    The Director of Communications for the New Patriotic Party, Yaw Buaben Asamoa, has rejected calls for President Akufo-Addo to apologise for his reply to the Chief of Aflao, Torgbui Adzonugaga Amenya Fiti on the E-Block. Majority of Ghanaians have slammed President Akufo-Addo for claiming that the Aflao Chief can complete...

  • October 28, 2021

    Akufo-Addo respects...

    The Communication Director for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Yaw Buaben Asamoah has waded into the controversy over calls for President Akufo-Addo to render an apology to the Paramount Chief for Aflao Traditional Area, Torgbui Amenya Fiti V in the Volta Region. The Paramount Chief had given the government...

  • October 28, 2021

    Let’s prioritize...

    The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ejisu, John Ampontuah Kumah has called on New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters to prioritize the interest of the party ahead of the 2024 general elections. He maintained that the only way the party could stay in power and break the eight-term cycle was for...

  • October 27, 2021

    Anti-LGBTQ+ bill:...

    The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, is calling for tolerance in the public debate on the anti-LGBTQI+ bill currently before Parliament. He said Parliament will do all it can to create an enabling environment for everyone to share their view on the controversial bill. Addressing Parliament on the resumption of sittings on...

  • October 27, 2021

    ‘I still...

    The second witness for John Mahama in the 2020 Election Petition revealed that he is still shocked by events in the Electoral Commission (EC)’s strong room before the declaration of the presidential results on December 9, 2020. Dr Michael Kpessah-Whyte said the actions of the EC clearly indicated that there...

  • October 27, 2021

    Scrap petroleum...

    It said crude oil price, with a bench-mark price of $54.75 per barrel in the 2021 Budget, had risen to over US$85, representing an increment of over 55 per cent. “As a net exporter of crude oil, Ghana’s revenue receipts from petroleum exports are, therefore, expected to increase from the...

  • October 27, 2021

    5 NDC...

    Five members of the NDC Caucus in Parliament have filed a private members motion asking the House to probe President Akufo-Addo over the use of chartered flights for his foreign travels. The MPs in question are Ranking Member on Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Builsa North MP, James...

  • October 27, 2021

    Over 220,000...

    The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abdulai Jinapor has assured that the over 220,000 jobs to be created from National Alternative Employment and Livelihood Programme (NAELP) have not be reserved for members of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP). According to the Minister, the processes will be fair...

  • October 26, 2021

    Intersex Community...

    The Intersex community in Ghana has petitioned Parliament against the anti-LGBTQI bill which they say will strip away the rights and dignity of their members in Ghana. According to Intersex Ghana and Key Watch Ghana, groups advancing the rights of the Intersex community in Ghana, due to lack of knowledge,...

  • October 26, 2021

    There was...

    Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Peter Boamah Otokunor says the Electoral Commission (EC) is deliberately refusing to admit that the 2020 elections saw several incidents of over-voting that helped President Akufo-Addo to retain power. Speaking on Eyewitness News on Monday, Mr. Otokunor said the NDC ensured the arrest...

  • October 26, 2021

    Sosu drags...

    The Madina MP, Francis-Xavier Sosu, says he expects police officers who manhandled him during a demonstration by his constituents over bad roads, to answer questions before Parliament’s Privileges Committee. He intends to ensure that they are held for contempt of Parliament. “I have served a petition on the Speaker of...

  • October 26, 2021

    Agona East...

    The president’s nominee for Agona East Assembly in the Central Region, Ms Janet Odei Paintsil, was over the weekend confirmed by the members at Agona Nsaba. Out of the 30 Assembly members present, 25 voted ‘yes’ in her favour while five voted ‘no’ against her, representing 87.3 percent of the...

  • October 26, 2021

    Probe Mahama’s...

    The Electoral Commission has rejected claims by former President John Mahama that the 2020 election was rigged in favour of President Akufo-Addo. According to the commission, they are ready to welcome police probe into the claims of Mr. Mahama. “The former President has said the EC thumbprinted one million ballot...

  • October 25, 2021

    ECOWAS female...

    Members of the female Caucus of the ECOWAS Parliament (ECOFEPA) have paid a courtesy call on the First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, to discuss matters related to women’s empowerment and representation in all aspects of national development across the West Africa region. Welcoming the delegation to her office in Accra,...

  • October 25, 2021

    Parliament resumes...

    The third meeting of the first session of the Eighth Parliament will commence tomorrow, October 26, 2021. The House adjourned sine die on August 10, 2021. The House will consider a number of bills that have already been laid in Parliament and referred to various committees for consideration and report....

  • October 25, 2021

    Enhancing work...

    The Bono Regional Co-ordinating Council has presented 469 motorcycles to assembly members in the region to facilitate their movement and activities. The motorcycles were presented on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development. Development At the presentation ceremony last Friday, the Bono Regional Minister, Mrs Justina...

  • October 23, 2021

    Can Akufo-Addo...

    Ningo Prampram Member of Parliament, Sam Nartey George, has added his voice to the condemnation of comments made by the president in response to a Paramount Chief in the Volta Region, Torgbui Adzongaga Amenya Fiti V. The chief told a group of Minority MPs that he wanted an abandoned Senior High...

  • October 23, 2021

    We can’t...

    Political Science Lecturer at the University of Ghana, Prof Ransford Gyampo, has called for urgent steps to be taken to cut down on the huge political funding and election financing in the country. He has noted that until practical solutions are prescribed to confront the menace, corruption will continue to...

  • October 22, 2021

    Nana Addo...

    The Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu in the Volta Region, Samuel Okuzeto Ablakwa, has taken on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for asking the Chief of Aflao, Torgbui Adzongaga Amenya Fiti V to go ahead and complete the Afloa E-block in his community if he is frustrated about...

  • October 22, 2021

    I will...

    The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Ketu South Municipality, Maxwell Lugudor says during his tenure in office, the Municipality will be the cleanest in the country. Speaking to the media, Mr Lugudor stated that Ketu South is well positioned as a major traveler hub in the Volta Region and Ghana as...

  • October 22, 2021

    NDC playing...

    The Deputy Minister of Energy is of the view that the National Democratic Congress’ request to government to scrap taxes on fuel is just an attempt to receive as much approval from the public regardless of its consequences. According to Mr Andrew Agyapa Mercer, it is unjust for the opposition...

  • October 21, 2021

    I complain...

    Former President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama says although he is a former president, his continuous comments on the state of the country is borne out of his love for Ghana. According to him, the country is travelling on a trajectory that is not good for its future and therefore...

  • October 21, 2021

    Ghana needs...

    A lecturer at the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana Prof. Ranford Gyampo says until “we figure out a ceiling of spending in elections, we will continue to lose the battle against corruption”. A new research by the Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) has found that a presidential...

  • October 21, 2021

    Oti Region...

    The New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Oti Region has held its maiden regional delegates conference with a call to its members to change the narrative when it comes to general election results in that region. The party on Monday met at the regional capital, Dambai to take stock and...

  • October 20, 2021

    Murtala slams...

    Former Deputy Trade Minister, Murtala Mohammed has taken on the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta for his comments on the government’s payroll. Mr. Murtala Mohammed is of the view that those comments are an admission of a government that has failed, and thus urged them to admit it. Mr. Ofori Atta at a...

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