Archive for Politics

  • September 17, 2018

    Nana Addo...

    The Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen, has said government’s plan to facilitate the construction factories in every district is very much on course. Addressing the chief and people of Gomoa Oyaandze in the Central Region over the weekend, Mr. Kyerematen noted that very soon, President Nana Akufo-Addo will...

  • September 17, 2018

    Audit chair’s...

    President of policy think tank, IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe, has taken a swipe at the Board Chairman of the Audit Service Professor Edward Dua Agyeman for allegedly frustrating the work of the Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo. According to Mr. Cudjoe, all the reasons Prof. Agyeman has given for his actions make...

  • September 15, 2018

    EC to...

    The Electoral Commission (EC) says it will go ahead with planned activities towards the creation of the proposed six regions despite two separate suits seeking to stop the process. A non-governmental organisation, Strategic Thinkers Network-Africa (Stranek) has sued government and the EC on the decision to conduct a referendum in...

  • September 13, 2018

    Mahama has...

    Former Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Hannah Bisiw, has backed John Dramani Mahama to become the National Democratic Congress (NDC)’s presidential candidate for the 2020 elections and go on to defeat Nana Akufo-Addo and become President once again. Hannah Bisiw, who served under John Dramani Mahama in the previous administration, has...

  • September 13, 2018

    Stop vigilantism...

    Emmanuel Bombande Former Deputy Foreign Affairs minister has said political parties can give true meaning to the legacy of the late Ghanaian UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, by disbanding vigilante groups. Emmanuel Bombande who is a senior UN Mediation Advisor said Ghana faces a contradiction of having once produced the world’s number...

  • September 12, 2018

    Mahama won’t...

    A former Minister of state and now Board chairman of the Ghana Cocoa Board, Hackman Owusu Agyemang, has said former President John Mahama is no match for President Akufo-Addo going into the 2020 general elections. According to him, although Mr. Mahama is at liberty to seek re-election, his record of...

  • September 11, 2018

    Group sues...

    A group calling itself Strategic Thinkers Network-Africa, has dragged the Electoral Commission and the Attorney General to the Supreme Court over the yet-to-be-created six additional regions in Ghana. The group is seeking an injunction on the referendum process to be held in beneficiary communities. Ghana’s Electoral Commission is putting measures...

  • September 11, 2018

    I haven’t...

    Former President Jerry John Rawlings has denied endorsing some aspirants who have declared their intent to contest for the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) flagbearer and national executive officers positions. “The attention of the office of former President Jerry John Rawlings, has been drawn to publications in the media claiming the...

  • September 11, 2018

    Stop the...

    The Minority in Parliament is insisting that the $2 billion bauxite deal is a loan despite attempts by the government to make Ghanaians believe it is a barter arrangement that will not bloat the country’s debt stock. According to the Minority, the agreement is similar to the $3 billion petroleum-based...

  • September 11, 2018

    Trump administration...

    Palestinians decry US administration’s decision as ‘a declaration of war’ on efforts to bring peace. The United States announced the closure of the Palestinian mission in Washington, DC, in what Palestinian leaders described as “a declaration of war” on peace efforts by the administration of President Donald Trump. In a statement on Monday, the US...

  • September 10, 2018

    Without Omarosa,...

    Omarosa claims to have 200 tapes — can she be believed? (CNN)Omarosa Manigault Newman, often known simply by her first name, needs no introduction. The former White House adviser with a razor-sharp tongue and a knack for stirring the pot has always been a force to be reckoned with —...

  • September 10, 2018

    I was...

    Deputy Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Kingsly Francis Ato Cudjoe has denied being chased away by some youth of Ekumfi Eyisam in the Central Region over the weekend. The minister who was in Eyisam for the annual Akwambo festival was reported to have been chased away by the angry youth. Some...

  • September 9, 2018

    Breaking with...

    Former President Barack Obama issued a scorching critique of his successor Friday, blasting President Donald Trump’s policies and his pattern of pressuring the Justice Department. Obama also reminded voters that the economic recovery – one of Trump’s favorite talking points – began on his watch. Obama’s speech at the University of Illinois...

  • September 7, 2018

    Bauxite agreement...

    President Nana Akufo-Addo has defended his government’s bauxite deal with China describing it as a good one. He insisted that the deal is a barter arrangement and not a loan as has been reported. Addressing the Ghanaian Community in Kigali, Rwanda, President Akufo-Addo said his five-day trip to China was...

  • September 6, 2018

    Adongo is...

    NDC MP for Ketu South, Fifi Kwetey, has said the decision of his fellow National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP, Isaac Adongo, to boycott of the parliamentary probe into the banking sector crisis is not supported by the Minority Caucus. Mr. Adongo, a member of Parliament’s Finance Committee, stormed out of the...

  • September 6, 2018

    Parliament postpones...

    Parliament has postponed its scheduled emergency recall from the 10th to the 24th September. The House was expected to be recalled from recess next week for a week-long sitting to consider some emergency business. According to the Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, the postponement has become necessary due to a string...

  • September 6, 2018

    ‘Qualified Mahama...

    A former Deputy Minister for Communications in the John Mahama administration, Felix Ofosu Kwakye wants former President John Mahama encouraged to pursue the path of becoming president again to rescue the country from mismanagement. He said John Mahama possess the needed experience and skill that puts him in a better position to...

  • September 5, 2018

    ‘We’re trying...

    Ghana is aiming to replicate China’s development model, President Nana Akufo-Addo has affirmed. According to President Akufo-Addo, “we are witnessing today how China’s aggressive development of the market economy, on the wheels of industrialization, in this new era of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics has lifted some half a billion people out...

  • September 5, 2018

    ‘Reconsider your...

    The Founder of Africa University College of Communication (AUCC), Kojo Yankah, has asked former President John Dramani Mahama to reconsider his decision to run again for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential primaries (NDC) and subsequently contest for the presidency again. While acknowledging the former President’s successes in the highest...

  • September 3, 2018

    Karim Naatogmah...

    In the last decade, the outcomes of local assembly, parliamentary and Presidential primaries and elections, indicate that vote-buying is extensive in Ghana. It is evident that some self-seeking and desperate politicians are aware that the masses are in dire need of money and other material rewards, hence money is used...

  • September 3, 2018

    Let’s rally...

    Former President John Mahama has urged the newly elected regional executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to rally all members of the party to enable it to win the 2020 general election. While congratulating the new executives on Sunday, Mahama said their election should mark the beginning of hard work to...

  • September 3, 2018

    Dzifa Attivor...

    Failed aspiring Volta Regional Chair of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dzifa Attivor, has told her supporters to back the victorious incumbent in the elections, John Kwadwo Gyapong. In a statement after her defeat, she said her focus was now on ensuring the NDC was strong in the region. “It is...

  • September 2, 2018

    80-year old...

    The Chief of Tugu-Yapala in the Dagbon Traditional Area, Alhaji Ibrahim Mobila, is the newly elected Northern Regional Chairman of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC). At the just ended regional elections, the 80 year old commercial farmer beat his main contender, Godfred A. Wumbei, the outgoing regional Organizer...

  • September 2, 2018

    NDC regional...

    Former Central Regional Minister, Aquinas Tawiah Quansah, has failed to win the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) Regional executives’ elections held on Saturday. He was only able to get 157 votes placing third to Ebenezer Kwodwo Teye Addo who emerged as the chairman-elect for the NDC in the Central Region with...

  • September 2, 2018

    NDC regional...

    About 925 delegates of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Brong Ahafo Region who converged on the Jubilee Park in Sunyani on Saturday (01-08-18) decided to renew the mandate of three regional executives of the party at their 9th regional delegate’s conference in Sunyani. The three, regional Chairman...

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