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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

Adom FM embarks on ‘Fabɛwoso’ anti-corruption demo

Written by | May 26, 2017 | 0
The host of Adom FM’s flagship morning show ‘Dwaso Nsɛm’ Captain Smart will Friday morning lead a demonstration dubbed ‘Fabɛwoso’ to raise awareness about the high levels of corruption in Ghana. Tens and thousands of protestors will converge at the Obra Spot at Kwame Nkrumah Circle at 7:00 am and march towards the Farrisco Traffic Light, through to TUC before arriving at the offices of the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO). Participants who would be clad in red and black with placards calling for investigation and prosecution of persons alleged to have been involved in corrupt acts in various reports especially, the Auditor General’s report, will then pass through the Farrisco Traffic Light through to TUC before arriving at the offices of EOCO. “Corruption has taken

Kwabena Agyapong likely to contest NPP General Secretary post – Ephson

Written by | May 24, 2017 | 0
Editor-In-Chief of the Daily Dispatch Newspaper, Ben Epson, says the suspended General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwabena Agyapong is likely to stage a comeback for his position. The General Secretary position of the NPP is currently being occupied by John Boadu in an acting capacity. According to Ephson, Agyapong despite being shortlisted for appointment in the Akufo-Addo led government would fight his way to contest the position when nominations are opened. However, he is likely to face a stiff opposition from the immediate past General Secretary of the party, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, aka Sir John and the National Organiser, John Boadu “who has acted as General Secretary for the past two years and brought the party to power.” Agyapong’s comeback, according to

Stop Sleeping And Deal With Delta 8 – Loh To AG

Written by | May 19, 2017 | 0
Former Member of Parliament for North Dayi George Loh has scathingly chastised the Attorney General for what he called a pathetic handling of the case involving eight members of the vigilante group Delta Force. A Kumasi Circuit Court Wednesday May 17, 2017 struck out the case against the eight who allegedly aided the escape of 13 of their colleagues standing trial for assaulting the president’s Security Coordinator for the Ashanti region. Charged with causing disturbances in court, resisting arrest and rescuing persons in lawful custody, they were released by the court presided by her Honour Patricia Amponsah for lack of evidence after ACP Darko filed a nolle prosequi to discontinue the case. Their release angered the Minority in Parliament and a section of Ghanaians. In a bid to exonerate

Delta 8 Saga: Minority Are ‘Hypocrites’, Hush Up! – Gyampo

Written by | May 19, 2017 | 0
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) and its Minority in Parliament are being “politically hypocritical” with the Delta Force 8 saga, Political Science lecturer Prof Ransford Gyampo has said. According to him, the NDC and its Minority in Parliament have “no moral right” to talk about the Delta 8 saga because members of the party, including MPs, signed a petition that made President John Mahama, in 2016, grant remission of sentence to three sympathisers of the party – Montie 3 – who threatened to kill and rape justices of the Supreme Court. Alistair Nelson, Godwin Ako Gunn and Salifu Maase, alias Mugabe, were sentenced to four months in prison for contempt after they issued the threats during a live radio discussion. They were found guilty of scandalising the Supreme Court, defying

Aspirant kicks against decision to re-open GJA election

Written by | May 19, 2017 | 0
Accra, May 18, GNA – Mr Kofi Yeboah, an aspiring General Secretary of Ghana Journalists Association election, has appealed against the decision by the GJA Elections Committee (EC) to re-open nominations for this year’s elections. It could be recalled that the EC disqualified some candidates prior to the election and members of the GJA filed petitions to the Election Dispute Adjudication Committee (EDAC) against the disqualification. However, the EC on May 15 announced the re-opening of nominations for the election. Mr Yeboah in a statement issued and copied to the Ghana News Agency said the decision was contrary to his expectation and the advice to it by the EDAC ‘for the process to take its course’. He said the decision by the EC to re-open nominations, requiring him

State Attorney’s legal opinion on Delta 8 excellent – Martin Amidu

Written by | May 19, 2017 | 0
Former Attorney-General Martin ABK Amidu, has praised the work of state attorneys who have been heavily criticised for recommending the discontinuation of the case against eight Delta Force members. In a statement released Friday, he called their three-page legal opinion ‘exceptional’ and ‘excellent’. The eight suspects who are members of NPP para-security group Delta Force were arrested and charged with disturbing a court session, for resisting arrest, and freeing 13 persons who were in lawful custody in a raid at the Kumasi Circuit court on April 6. But at a court hearing last Wednesday, the state dropped the charges based on the advice of its lawyers. The attorneys had said the two police officers who witnessed the incident said they could not identify the culprits. The

Gomoa East District hails President Akufo-Addo’s nominee

Written by | May 1, 2017 | 0
Gomoa Afransi, (C\R), April 30, GNA – A cross-section of the people in the Gomoa East District Assembly have commended President Nana Akufio-Addo for the appointment of Mr Benjamin Kojo Otoo for the position of District Chief Executive (DCE). Mr Kwesi Abban, a banker praised the President Nana Akufo-Addo for nominating Mr Otoo, who is senior lecturer at the Cape Coast Technical University formerly Cape Coast PolyTechnic. He said with his long standing know-how in teaching and expertise, Mr Otoo could make an impact in the administration of Gomoa East District Assembly. Mr Abban said the people in the Gomoa East, especially those in Gomoa Aboso, Benso and Gomoa Akropong would attest to the fact that the President’s nominee if endorsed could bring unity and development in the district. He

Klottey Korle NDC executives happy with suspension

Written by | May 1, 2017 | 0
Accra, April 29, GNA – The Klottey Korle Constituency executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), had expressed happiness following the suspension of their Communication Officer. Mr Emmanuel Ashalley Tetteh has been suspended with immediate effect for contravening the code of conduct and disciplinary conduct of the party by the Functional Executive Committee of the NDC. A letter directed to all the 160 branches in the constituency, signed by the Constituency Secretary, Mr Dizzy Quaye and copied the Ghana News Agency, asked members not to do any business with Mr Tetteh until the decision of the National Executive Committee was reversed. The executives have unanimously agreed that the Deputy Communication Officer, Mr Julius Neequaye Kotey to act until the suspension was lifted. They