Archive for Politics

  • June 29, 2020

    Mahama’s ‘bastardising’...

    The Dean of Law Faculty at UPSA has described former president John Mahama’s statements on the Supreme Court’s ruling giving the EC green light to compile as disturbing. Ernest Kofi Abosti noted that Mr Mahama may be the only former president, non-incumbent rerunning for elections to cast “aspersions at state institutions.” “It...

  • June 28, 2020

    Dec. polls:...

    The Inter-Party Resistance Against the Compilation of a new voters register has said the Supreme court’s decision to allow the compilation of a new voters roll without the use of the existing ID card means partisan politics has been put ahead of national interest. The group in its reaction to...

  • June 28, 2020

    I’ll give...

    President Akufo-Addo has assured members of the ruling New Patriotic Party of another victory in the 2020 elections. According to the President, he will do everything possible to justify the party’s confidence in claiming him as its flagbearer again. “I thank the Almighty God for the honour done me today...

  • June 28, 2020

    New voter...

    President of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe says the reason why the parties involved in the case regarding the exclusion of the existing voters’ ID card from the new registration exercise got confused after the Supreme Court verdict, was Parliament’s failure to look into the matter properly when it had the...

  • June 28, 2020

    Former President...

    Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has praised the Akufo-Addo and Bawumia administration’s achievements thus far. Speaking at a ceremony to acclaim the President and the Vice President as the NPP’s flagbearer and running mate respectively for the upcoming elections, Kufuor noted that the two have delivered on their mandate and have...

  • June 28, 2020

    NDC members...

    Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has again, tagged members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) as people who do not read. This he says leads to functionaries of the party misrepresenting macro-economic data and other development pointers to Ghanaians. Drawing an example from the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s verdict in...

  • June 28, 2020

    Infrastructure: “I’ve...

    President Nana Akufo-Addo has said his government is pursuing an infrastructure-for-all agenda throughout the whole country, rather than concentrate them in the big cities. “We have been busy in the delivery of physical infrastructure as well, and I am happy to report that, after just three-and-a-half years in office, I...

  • June 28, 2020

    “It should...

    President Nana Akufo-Addo has told his governing New Patriotic Party leaders and members that they must not break the COVID-19 safety protocols again as they did during the party’s parliamentary primaries on Saturday, 20 June 2020. In his acceptance speech at the party’s ceremony to acclaim him as the presidential...

  • June 28, 2020

    “Your so-called...

    President Nana Akufo-Addo has told his predecessor John Mahama that the latter’s oft-declared love for the masses is only demagogic and urged the governing New Patriotic Party to ensure his government gets re-elected to save Ghanaians the trouble of enduring another administration of the biggest opposition party, who described as...

  • June 27, 2020

    NPP to...

    The New Patriotic Party (NPP) will acclaim Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as its presidential candidate for the 2020 polls later today [Saturday]. President Akufo-Addo was the sole candidate who filed his nomination to contest in the 2020 Presidential Primaries for the NPP. He had picked up his forms in February 2020....

  • June 27, 2020

    Government, port...

    Former Minister of Trade and Industry, Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, has called on government, relevant ministries and port stakeholders to urgently address the concerns of freight forwarders and importers on the implementation of the Integrated Customs Management System (ICUMS). Mr Spio-Garbrah said all stakeholders should be willing to put aside their petty...

  • June 26, 2020

    Asiedu Nketia’s...

    A Deputy Attorney General, Godfred Dame, has described as appalling remarks by the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, which suggested that his party had won its case against the Electoral Commission (EC). After the Supreme Court verdict, Mr. Asiedu Nketia told the press that...

  • June 26, 2020

    Subin: Aggrieved...

    An aggrieved New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary aspirant in the Subin constituency, Joseph Boakye Danquah has accused the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP), Eugene Boakye Antwi, of conducting the primary illegally and declaring himself the winner. Mr. Danquah said he has petitioned the party to order a re-run of the...

  • June 26, 2020

    NDC ‘walked...

    A Deputy Attorney-General, Godfred Dame, has hit out the National Democratic Congress (NDC) saying it “walked away with nothing” following the opposition party’s challenge of the Electoral Commission’s (EC) decision to compile a new register without the existing voter ID. Mr. Dame, who represented the State in the case, recounted...

  • June 26, 2020

    ‘Freedom and...

    Former President John Mahama says ‘freedom and justice’ are in short supply in Ghana. The former President’s comment comes after the Supreme Court in a judgment today disallowed the existing voter’s ID card as proof of identity in the upcoming voter’s registration exercise by the Electoral Commission. The Seven Member...

  • June 26, 2020

    CODEO To...

    The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers, CODEO, will deploy 700 observers for this year’s general election. As part of their schedule, the Observers will be deployed in two teams, with the first stream observing the election while the second monitor and observe the reactions of political parties after the election....

  • June 26, 2020

    We are...

    Former President John Mahama has urged all eligible Ghanaians to come out and register to vote from Tuesday, June 30. He said all those with Ghana cards and Passports should come out to partake in the process and also help to guarantee for those without the two documents. “I implore...

  • June 26, 2020

    IGP courts...

    The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) has served notice to political actors who have plans to disrupt the upcoming general elections to ditch those plots or incur the wrath of the Police. According to James Oppong-Boanuh, political parties that feel aggrieved during the electoral process must only resort to the laws...

  • June 25, 2020

    New voters’...

    The Supreme Court will today, Thursday, June 25, 2020, deliver its judgment on the consolidated case against the Electoral Commission [EC] on the compilation of a new voters’ register. Ghana’s largest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), is before the Court asking for a declaration on the existing voter ID card...

  • June 25, 2020

    Rent bill...

    The Minister for Works and Housing, Samuel Atta Akyea says due to the shortcomings of the existing Rent Act, 1963 (ACT 220), which does not significantly address the current challenges of rental housing in Ghana, a new Rent Bill (Rent Bill, 2020) has been prepared and presented to cabinet for...

  • June 25, 2020

    New voters’...

    President of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe has described the dismissal of an amicus brief filed by them and three other policy think tanks as disappointing and unfortunate. IMANI Africa and the other three policy think tanks had filed the amicus brief to join a consolidated case in which the National...

  • June 25, 2020

    Kufuor’s abandoned...

    The Minister for Works and Housing Samuel Atta Akyea has announced that Government has commenced processes toward securing funding for the completion of former President Kufuor’s 2006 affordable housing units in Koforidua, Tamale and Wa. Atta Akyea made the announcement when he took his turn at the Meet the Press...

  • June 25, 2020

    EC holds...

    With six days to the start of new voter registration, the Electoral Commission (EC) on Wednesday held an Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting to apprise the stakeholders on the registration exercise. Representation was made by all political parties and this time the National Democratic Congress (NDC) was represented by Mr...

  • June 25, 2020

    Gov’t decision...

    Member of Parliament for North Tongu Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has described the decision of the government of Ghana to restore the uncompleted structure demolished by some unknown persons belonging to the Nigerian High Commission to its original state as prudent. Mr Ablakwa hopes the decision would help ease tensions between...

  • June 25, 2020

    Minister for...

    The Minister for Works and Housing, Samuel Atta Akyea has outlined major projects his outfit has implemented as part of the Coastal Protection Project aimed at protecting the beaches and its environs against encroachment by the sea, arresting environmental deterioration as well as mitigating the negative social and economic consequences...

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