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NPP Elections: Journalist Wins Massively In Central Region

Written by | April 25, 2018 | 0
Sarah Afful A Journalist, formerly with the DAILY GUIDE newspaper, Sarah Afful, last Sunday, retained her position as the Deputy Central Regional Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) after a massive win in an election to elect regional party executives. She pulled 390 out of 454 votes cast to beat Mr. Murtala Mohammed who got 64 votes. Later in an interview with newsmen, Sarah Afful expressed her gratitude to the delegates for recognizing her contribution towards the growth of the NPP in the Central Region. According to her, she was not surprised by the number of votes she obtained because she had respect for everyone in the party. “In politics, there is the need for everybody to recognize and respect people in the party no matter your status or position” she said. She

OccupyGhana Wades Into Ghana-US Defence Co-operation

Written by | April 10, 2018 | 0
A political pressure group OccupyGhana has lashed out at Government for rushing the Ghana-US Military Agreement co-operation to Parliament for ratification considering the intensity of debate it had generated. It said the speed to ratify the agreement on the last day of sitting at a time when the vast majority of Ghanaians were realising probably for the first time that that agreement existed was not right. This is contained in a statement issued by OccupyGhana on Monday, and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra. ”Ghanaians deserved more time to debate and assimilate its terms, which would have better informed our support of or opposition to it. The night time and acrimonious ratification proceedings was unfortunate,” the statement stated. It expressed disappointment over Parliament’s

NDC Gov’t Started Controversial 2018 Military Pact – Defence Committee Chair

Written by | April 7, 2018 | 0
Hanna Tetteh signed deal In the heat of the opposition that greeted the defence agreement, Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul, also said Former Foreign Affairs Minister, Hanna Tetteh, granted American soldiers access to Ghana’s facilities in 2015. According to Mr Nitiwul, the US Army is not the only foreign military to have accessed Ghana’s facilities as several other foreign troops have had same. NDC opposition The NDC has been spearheading opposition to the Ghana-US military cooperation agreement. The opposition MPs say Ghana may be surrendering her sovereignty if aspects of the deal that has been ratified by a one-sided Parliament are not altered. President Akufo-Addo has remained committed to keeping the deal in its current form, stating that it was important to enhancing

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