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New Ameri Deal To Check ‘Overpricing’ Lands In Parliament

Written by | July 26, 2018 | 0
Government has laid before Parliament a fresh agreement to amend the controversial $510 million AMERI power deal that was approved by the same House in 2015. The John Mahama administration signed the deal at the height of the energy crisis, however, after the New Patriotic Party (NPP) took over power, a committee established by Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko, concluded that the sole-sourced deal had been overpriced by $150 million. NPP MP for Adansi Asokwa K. T. Hammond filed a private motion in August 2017 seeking a review. At the time, the Minority walked out of the house when the speaker admitted the motion and referred it to the Mines and Energy committee, claiming an MP cannot cause the house to rescind an earlier approved agreement. The agreement was referred to the joint Energy and

Freddie Blay Should Be Investigated Over 275–Torgbe Afede

Written by | July 9, 2018 | 0
The National House of Chiefs has waded into the controversial one constituency, one commercial bus policy being implemented by the Freddie Blay led New Patriotic Party. President of the House, Togbe Afede XIV is questioning the source of the funding for the 275 buses said to have been procured by the NPP chairman. Addressing members of the House at its third General Meeting in Kumasi, Togbe Afede is happy the Special Prosecutor is looking into it. His comments follow a barrage of criticisms against Freddie Blay who has decided to fund the procurement of some 275 buses to be used for commercial activities and to raise funds for the constituencies. Freddie Blay He is reported to have already paid $3 million out of the entire amount of $11 million. The buses will be run by the State

#NPPConference: John Boadu elected General Secretary

Written by | July 8, 2018 | 0
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has elected John Boadu as its General Secretary. He beat his sole contender Richard Ahiagbah convincingly, to win the slot with 4,277 votes. Ahiagbah polled 1,274 votes. John Boadu was elected as the National Organizer of the NPP in 2014 at the party’s national delegates conference. He was later made to act as General Secretary after Kwabena Agyepong was suspended by the party ahead of the 2016 elections. Poll predicts John Boadu’s win Prior to the election, a poll believed to have been conducted by the National Security tipped John Boadu to win the General Secretary slot. The poll tipped Mr. Boadu to win by 78%. The same poll also tipped Freddie Blay to win the National chairmanship slot with 53%. Profile of John Boadu From 1996 to 2000, John Boadu

Branded Freddie Blay Biscuits Hit NPP Delegates Conference

Written by | July 7, 2018 | 0
The last may not have been seen of Acting National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Freddie Blay as regards goodies for delegates. Just before voting at the Koforidua Technical University Park, delegates were feted with customised medium-sized boxes containing biscuits from the former Convention People’s Party (CPP) Member of Parliament. On the boxes is an image of a bus with the inscription ‘One Constituency, One Bus’, clearly in allusion to his provision of buses to the 275 constituency branches of the party. Others also had fans in addition to the biscuits. Already, some opponents of Mr Blay, who is the substantive First National Vice Chairman of the party, have accused him of vote-buying with the goodies.

Freddie Blay: NPP Want To Stay In Power For Over 60 Years

Written by | July 7, 2018 | 0
Aspiring National Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party, Freddie Blay, says his party is hoping to stay in power for the next 60 years. Speaking at the party’s National Delegate’s Conference in Koforidua on Saturday, Freddie Blay said: “It is our hope and the President keeps telling us that we want to stay in power not for eight years but for more than 60 years come the years that we look forward to.” Over 6,000 delegates of the NPP are at the Koforidua Technical University taking part in the conference to elect new leaders for the next four years. A united NPP can rule Ghana for eternity – Kufuor Also speaking at the conference, former President Agyekum Kufuor warned the NPP against internal strife and conflict that would undermine the achievements of the Akufo-Addo

Commission For New Regions Meets MPs Today

Written by | May 18, 2018 | 0
The nine-member Commission of Enquiry for the creation of new regions will meet Members of Parliament from the four regions under consideration by the commission on Friday afternoon. MPs from the Northern, Bono Ahafo, Volta and Western regions will be briefed by the Commission on the process so far. They would also be expected to make input into ongoing consultations. The Commission was tasked to look into the demands for the creation of new regions. It has so far concluded some public stakeholder engagements in the regions concerned. The process is expected to culminate in the conduct of a referendum on the creation of the new regions. The government’s decision to set up the commission was in response to petitions made for the possible creation of the new regions. President Nana Akufo-Addo

Freddie Blay To Lead Party Venture Into Transport Business

Written by | May 18, 2018 | 0
The governing New Patriotic Party would soon be entering the transportation business as an avenue to generate income to run the party at the grassroots. The acting NPP National Chairman, Freddie Blay, who is seeking election as National Chairman said, he is leading talks with a financial institution to procure 275 buses for nationwide distribution. Each constituency is to get one bus, he said on Joy FM Super Morning Show Friday and explained, each constituency will hire out the buses to generate income needed for the constituency. Financing a party is any leader’s biggest headache he said, and pointed out that other parties are collapsing because of a lack of resourcefulness. The NPP which has won three president elections since Ghana returned to democratic rule in 1992,

Gov’t Refutes IMANI Claims On ‘Subah-Like’ Deal

Written by | May 18, 2018 | 0
The government has admitted contracting KelniGVG to render revenue assurance services in the telcos but vehemently denies claims by IMANI Africa that the company is duplicating the services of two existing companies. A statement issued and signed by Communications Minister Ursula Owusu Ekuful, Friday, says the contracts signed with Subah and Afriwave have been terminated and reviewed respectively to prevent any form of duplication of services with KelniGVG. Contrary to claims by IMANI that the contract awarded to the new company is a drain on the resources of the country, the Minister insists Ghana is making a monthly savings of $1.1 million on account of KelniGVG’s engagement. Ursula Owusu Ekuful reiterated that the Ghanaian owned company was appointed in 2017 after it emerged

Don’t Usurp The Powers Of DCEs – Coordinating Directors Told

Written by | May 11, 2018 | 0
Apollo (WR), May 10, GNA – The Coordinating Directors of the various District Assemblies have been advised to work in harmony with their political heads to ensure development of the various Assemblies. Dr Nana Ato Arthur, Head of the Local Government Service said every coordinating director was answerable to the Chief Executive according to article 75 subsection 2 to 5 of the local government act adding, ‘Act in the limit of your powers…do not usurp the powers of the DCE’. ‘Yours is to be professional in the execution of your duties…we are undertaking lots of administrative reforms to improve efficiency and to enhance productivity’. Nana Ato Arthur was speaking at the fourth annual general conference of the Association of District Coordinating Directors, Ghana

Spio-Gabrah Urged NDC Delegates To Elect Candidate Who Can Serve Two Terms As Prez

Written by | May 11, 2018 | 0
Dr. Ekwow Spio-Gabrah Dr. Ekwow Spio-Gabrah has urged members of the main opposition National Democratic Congress to vote for a presidential aspirant who can serve two presidential terms if the party wins power. The comment comes as former President John Mahama, who per Ghana ‘s constitution, has just one presidential term to serve, appears to be eyeing the party’s presidential ticket again. Spio-Gabrah who was trade minister under Mahama said his quest to be president was triggered by several leaders he worked with in the past, including the late John Mills, who died in office as President. Speaking to Francis Abban on the Morning Starr Thursday, the former Communications Minister said he has been told by different leaders that his passion for the country will make him a better