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There Are Useful Lessons To Learn From Ghana’s Political Past

Written by | February 14, 2018 | 0
The Most Reverend Peter Akwasi Sarpong, former Catholic Metropolitan Archbishop of Kumasi, has paid tribute to individuals and organizations, who boldly stood up against military rule and fought for democracy. The nation’s constitutional democracy and the resultant political stability was a fruit borne out of their fearless agitation for freedom of speech and respect for the fundamental human rights of the ordinary Ghanaian. Emeritus Archbishop Sarpong was speaking at the launch of ‘Ogyakrom – the Missing Pages of June Fourth’, a book authored by Professor Kwesi Yankah, Minister of State in-charge of Tertiary Education, in Kumasi. The 310-page book, published by the Standard Newspapers and Magazines (SNAM) Limited, was inspired by events in two previous military regimes

Minority Panics Over Delta Force Scare

Written by | January 31, 2018 | 0
The Minority in Parliament has called for a change in the security detail at the House after it alleged the current team has been infiltrated by members of pro-government vigilante groups. The opposition lawmakers say some members of the radical vigilante group, Delta Force have been recruited into the private security guards who are in charge of security at Parliament. Summing up the concerns of his colleagues, Bawku Central Member of Parliament (MP), Mahama Ayariga said Minority MPs are scared for their life and would want the police to take over the security of the House. Bawku Central Member of Parliament (MP), Mahama Ayariga “There is information that the people who are being trained belong to some vigilante group [and] they [Minority members] don’t want the facility

Deputy NPP Scribe petitions Ghana Medical Association

Written by | January 18, 2018 | 0
Deputy General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Obiri Boahen is calling on the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) to sanction Dr Lawrence Edusei, the pathologist who conducted the autopsy on the late Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa North, the J.B Danquah. The former legislator was murdered at his residence at Shiashie, near East Legon, a suburb of Accra on February 9, 2016. Dr Edusei, the pathologist whose report is to assist in investigations and the prosecution of the matter in court, claimed the autopsy report is missing and this according to the police is hampering efforts to build solid case against Daniel Asiedu and Vincent Bosso, the two suspects who were arrested in connection with the murder and standing trial at the Accra Central District Court presided by Ms. Arit

NPP’s Kusi Boafo and Kessben Tv’s Omanhene, blatant ‘liars’ with no shame – Akamba

Written by | January 15, 2018 | 0
The Deputy National Organizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Captain Joshua Hamidu Akamba has described as blatant lies, claims by NPP’s Mr. Thomas Kusi Boafo that Former President John Dramani Mahama and past appointees of his government, sold 376 state vehicles. Mr. Thomas Kusi Boafo, CEO of Public Sector Reforms, in a programme on Saturday Morning, January 13, 2018 with Kessben Tv’s Morning show host, Omanhene alleged that Former President Mahama and the Former Chief of Staff under the erstwhile Mahama government, sold over 376 state vehicles to themselves, friends, families and other relations at cheap prices. These claims, he said supported the report of the committee that was set up by President Akufo-Addo to investigate and retrieve all stolen state

NPP Buying More Fuel To Power Plants; Something NDC Failed To Do

Written by | December 12, 2017 | 0
Government has claimed credit for stable supply of power, a position likely to trigger opposition uproar in the credit-taking industry of politicians. Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, was keen to impress upon Joy News reporter Parker Wilson that the bygone days of power erraticity is because “we have made the prudent financial decisions that have allowed us to be able to stablise the power”. Although Ghana hads enough installed generation capacity of 2,930 megawatts (MW) by 2012, it could rarely produce 2,100MW to meet demand. In a costly spree of assembling power plants, the Mahama administration procured four additional power projects: Karpower barge (225 MW); Ameri Power (250 MW); TICO steam turbine (110 MW); and BXC solar (20 MW) in what was described as the “fastest

B/A: Acting NPP Chairman Blay Meets NPP Regional Executives

Written by | November 13, 2017 | 0
ACTING NATIONAL Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddie Blay, yesterday interacted with constituency chairmen and regional executives of the party in the Brong-Ahafo Region and asked them to exercise patience as it (party) works things out for them. The meeting, which was held behind closed door, was attended by all constituency chairmen from across the region, the regional women’s organizer, deputy regional secretary, youth organizers, among other party big wigs. Information reaching DAILY GUIDE indicated that there is uneasy calm in the constituency as some of the executives had expressed concern that they had not gotten any position in government since the party came to power almost eleven months ago. According to insiders, some constituency chairmen are aggrieved

$50,000 Dollars Should Be Enough For Ghana Post GPS—-Koku

Written by | November 7, 2017 | 0
The Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) says the digital address system operated by GhanaPostGPS, should not cost the taxpayer more than $50,000. Speaking Tuesday on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show, Mr. Anyidoho asserted their team of IT experts after assessing the digital address system, came to the conclusion that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) regime could have implemented the system without committing $2.5 million of the taxpayers’ money. Koku Anyidoho who was speaking to defend the claim by former President John Mahama, that the current government was engaging in fraudulent activities for paying $2.5 million to procure an app that can be obtained for free from google play store. Mr. Mahama was addressing NDC faithful in the Central Regional capital; Cape

Only Kwabena Agyepong Can Stop Vigilantism—NPP Group

Written by | November 2, 2017 | 0
A New Patriotic Party (NPP) youth group in the Volta Region has reiterated the call on the Party to lift its suspension on Mr Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, the Party’s elected General Secretary to stop activities of vigilante groups affiliated with the NPP. They said Mr Agyepong has the clout and connections with the grassroots of the Party to stop acts of vandalism and attacks on public officials by some youth groups in the Party. The group at a press conference in Ho said the continuous suspension of Mr Agyepong was affecting the future of the Party and appealed to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to intervene as the ‘Father for all’ and bring finality to the matter. Mr Roland Kaykay Fiakpi, convener of the group said reinstating Mr Agyepong would be in the greater interest

Nana Addo to tour Western Region; Denkyira Obuasi among stops

Written by | August 7, 2017 | 0
President Nana Akufo-Addo will begin a three-day tour of the Western Region today [Monday]. The President will pay a courtesy call on the chiefs and people of the Northern part of the Region to reiterate his commitment to creating the proposed Western North region. His meeting with chiefs will include stops at a durbar of Chiefs and people of Bibiani and a courtesy call on Omanhene and Elders of Wiawso Traditional area. The tour will also include a brief stop at Denkyira Obuasi, the town that captured public attention for being the setting of the gruesome murder of an army officer, Major Maxwell Mahama. President Akufo-Addo will also meet with some traders of the Takoradi Market Circle when the tour takes him to Takoradi The President is also scheduled to visit some galamsey sites to monitor

Kunbuor, Atuguba, others to speak at maiden Revolutionary Lecture Series

Written by | May 31, 2017 | 0
Former President Jerry John Rawlings has announced the institution of the Annual Revolutionary Lecture Series aimed at promoting good governance and enhancing contemporary democracy. The maiden event is scheduled for Friday, June 2, 2017, at the Ghana College of  Physicians and Surgeons Conference Hall,  of the Independence Avenue at Ridge in Accra. The theme for the lecture is “Restoring the values of Probity, Accountability, and Truth in Contemporary Governance.” Speakers for the occasion are Dr. Benjamin Kumbuor a former Minister, Akwasi Oppong Fosu, a Governance and Public Policy Analyst, former Minister of State and former Member of Parliament for Amenfi East, Dr. Raymond Atuguba, senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana and renowned Nigerian actor and