Thursday , 18 January 2018

POLITICS

Alban Bagbin hints at run for president

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In a recent interaction with the media at Takpo in the Upper West Region, Alban Bagbin says people who know him will not be surprised if he runs for president. He said as a kid, he had always dreamt of becoming the president of Ghana, saying his teacher, M.A Seidu, can attest to his claim. He gave the hint when ... Read More »

I’ll support whoever contests as NDC flagbearer – ex-president Mahama

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Former President John Mahama said he will support whoever contests as flagbearer to lead the National Democratic Congress (NDC) ahead of elections 2020. According to him, he is a committed member and will offer his support to the party’s flagbearer. “I am saying that whoever leads the party, I’m a committed member, I’ll support that person to the hilt. And, ... Read More »

President Akufo-Addo swears in 25 deputy ministers

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has sworn in 25 persons he named as deputy ministers for various portfolios after their approval by Parliament’s Appointments Committee. The swearing-in ceremony took place at the Flagstaff House today [Wednesday], where Nana Addo charged the new deputy ministers to deliver on the promises he made during the electioneering period. He also impressed on the new ... Read More »

Akwatia illegal miners vow to vote against Nana Addo in 2020 if…

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Some illegal miners at Akwatia in the Eastern Region have vowed to vote against President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in election 2020 if he continues his fight against illegal mining known as galamsey. The illegal miners said the president and his government must reconsider their plans before they destroy their business. They said any attempt by government to disrupt their ... Read More »

Court fines 13 ‘Delta Force’ members GH¢2,400 each

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The 13 members of the Delta Force vigilante group affiliated to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) who escaped from the circuit court last Thursday have been fined a total of Gh¢31,200. The 13 pleaded guilty to the offence of escaping from lawful custody, and were fined GH¢2,400 each by the Kumasi Circuit Court when they were arraigned before the court ... Read More »

Come back to NDC – MPs beg Rawlings

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The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has called on former president Jerry John Rawlings to resume the role of being an active leader and lead the party in elections 2020. The minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu who led a delegation of NDC Members of Parliament to visit the former president on Thursday, April 6 at his residence in Accra called for ... Read More »

UN condemns Delta Force attack on Kumasi Court

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The United Nations (UN) has condemned last Thursday’s [April 6] attack by pro-New Patriotic Party (NPP) vigilante group, Delta Force, on the Kumasi Circuit Court. Some members of Delta Force, stormed the Kumasi Circuit Court and freed about 13 members of their group, who were facing charges for causing disturbances at the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council. The group vandalized some ... Read More »

Over 6,000 guests expected at Akufo-Addo’s inauguration

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More than 6,000 guests are expected at the inauguration ceremony of President-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo on January 7, 2017. These will include some heads of states, members of the diplomatic corps and senior citizens. The inauguration will be held at the Independence Square in Accra. The spokesperson for the president-elect’s side of the transition team, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah at a press ... Read More »

Parliament approves President Mahama’s ex-gratia

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Ghana’s Parliament has approved the report of the Presidential Committee on salaries and emoluments for Article 71 office holders including ex-gratia for outgoing President John Dramani Mahama. Details of the report are currently scanty because the approval was made in a closed-door meeting. Parliamentarians deliberated throughout the week after they resumed from their break on Tuesday. Per Ghana’s laws, Parliament ... Read More »

NDC to beg on behalf of de-stooled chief

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The Ashanti Regional Executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have expressed hopes of pleading with the Kingmakers of Essienimpong in Ejisu on behalf of the destooled sub-chief, Nana Ekon Ansah Boafo. Nana Ekon Ansa Boafo was verbally destooled after acting as a polling station agent for the National Democratic Congress in the December elections. Nana Ekon Ansa Boafo who ... Read More »