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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

Weak Structures Of Nasara Will Be Fixed Under My Administration–NPP Aspirant

Written by | May 11, 2018 | 0
Mr Sulemana Alhassan Atakpo, an aspirant of the New Patriotic Party’s National Nasara Coordinator position on Wednesday said, he will build a strong structure from the grassroots to the national level if elected. ‘If given the mandate I pledged to make the Nasara wing of the party attractive and vibrant by mobilizing the grassroots through the constituency to the regional level to ensure the party win the 2020 general elections,’ he said. Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra after submitting his nomination forms, he explained that he was well grounded in the operations of the Nasara wing and had prepared adequately to address the challenges. ‘I understand Nasara inside out. When you look at the structure it ends at the constituency level where

Fred Amankwa Safo Rescinds Decision To Contest For NPP Elections

Written by | May 11, 2018 | 0
Fred Amankwah Safo, a New Patriotic Party (NPP) chairman hopeful has withdrawn from contesting in the upcoming NPP elections. The party Big Wig who made his intention of contesting for the prestigious position last year, today rescinded his decision and made it known that he has decided not to contest again. Just yesterday, suspended party member Sammy Krabbe also announced that he will not be contesting again after Hajia Fati vowed not to let him pick up forms last week because he had been suspended since the 2016 elections and thus had no right to pick up forms. Some months ago, Fred Amankwah Safo sounded very confident about winning the election but today whiles addressing the media at the NPP office premises at Assylum down, disclosed that after careful considerations, he has decided “Last

NPP National Delegates Conference To Be Postponed

Written by | May 11, 2018 | 0
The New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) National Steering Committee is expected to meet next week to reschedule the date for its 2018 National Annual Delegates Conference. The NPP had earlier announced that it will hold its National Delegates Conference in Koforidua in the Eastern Region from June 15 to June 17, 2018. The acting General Secretary of the party, however, said the decision to reschedule the election has become necessary “due to the possibility of a clash with the date of observance of Eid-Ul- Fitr.” He added that the “venue for the conference and every other arrangement including vetting and other electoral arrangements, will remain unchanged.” On the date for the conference, John Boadu pointed out that there is a high possibility of a 3-week postponement because

Photo Of The Week: The ‘Real Founders’ Of The University Of Ghana?

Written by | May 11, 2018 | 0
President Nana Akufo-Ado’s claim that his uncle and nationalist, JB Danquah, founded the University of Ghana has brought fresh controversy about Ghana’s history. The President’s claim sparked concerns he may be about to rename the university after his uncle following a renaming spree in recent times. But a historian and researcher at the University of Ghana, Kweku Darko Ankrah, has suggested greater credit ought to go to cocoa farmers who provided the seed money for Ghana’s first university in 1948. Story by Ghana |myjoyonline.

NPP Elections: Dr. TK Picks Forms For National Organiser

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One of the National Organiser Hopefuls in the upcoming National Delegates Congress of the New Patriotic Party Mr. Tweneboa Kodua has picked forms to contest for the position sending strong signals that he is in to win.   The National Organsier hopeful who many thought could not pick the forms due to threats from some youth of the party defied the serious threats through text messages and social media and made his intensions clear.   Dr. TK as he is affectionately called by party foot soldiers said the party belongs to ‘every card bearing member and i cannot be suppressed into cowardice by any other human’.   Speaking to journalists after picking the forms, Dr. TK noted that he has come into the race to give hope to the grass root members of the party.   Assuring