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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

Presidents calls for UDS Peace and Security Centre

Written by | May 1, 2017 | 0
Tamale, April 29, GNA – President Nana Akufo-Addo has called on the University for Development Studies (UDS) to establish a Peace and Security Centre as part of efforts to ensure peace in the Northern Region. President Nana Akufo-Addo said the Peace and Security Centre would undertake conflict management training to amongst others let people understand early warning signals to help forestall conflicts in the region. Mr Salifu Saeed, Northern Regional Minister, who read a speech on behalf of President Nana Akufo-Addo at a special congregation of UDS in Tamale, said pockets of conflicts in the region continued to hamper efforts to bring development to the region. The special congregation, which climaxed the fifth edition of the Africa Leadership Lectures, saw UDS confer a Doctor

Bedzrah: We want a solid Volta Region NDC for 2020

Written by | May 1, 2017 | 0
Accra, April 28, GNA – Mr Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah, Chairman of the minority National Democratic Congress (NDC) Volta Region Caucus in Parliament, has affirmed the determination of the caucus to rally members and party faithful for the re-organisation of the NDC as it prepares for Election 2020. Describing the Krachi East Constituency, which lost the constituency seat to the majority New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2016 elections as ‘orphaned,’ Mr Bedzrah said the caucus was working very hard to regain the parliamentary seat. Speaking to journalists, at the Parliament House in Accra, Mr Bedzrah said the caucus would strive to provide resources to keep the party active in the region and to reclaim the Krachi East Constituency in Election 2020. ‘I will make sure

Gambian President thanks President Akufo-Addo for defending country’s democracy

Written by | May 1, 2017 | 0
Accra, April 29, GNA- The Gambian leader Adama Barrow, on Friday expressed gratitude to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo and lauded his role in the efforts by regional heads to preserving the fledgling democracy of his country. ‘ECOWAS Heads of State, including yourself, intervened in The Gambia. You intervened to defend democracy, you intervened to defend the verdict of the Gambian people, you intervened to defend the truth,’ he said when he called on President Akufo-Addo at the Flagstaff House during a day’s visit to Ghana. ‘My coming to Ghana is for a simple reason. My message is to come and say thank you. We have a proverb in our own saying: ‘If you want to praise a farmer and you want to thank him for a remarkable job, a job well done, you have to visit

Northern Region In Turmoil Over Women Appointed MDCEs

Written by | May 1, 2017 | 0
Hooded supporters of the ruling New Patriotic Party in the Northern region brandishing sticks and metal objects on Friday blocked roads and burned debris as an escalated gender based rebellion against women appointed as heads of Municipal and District Assemblies enters Day 3. A wave of violent protests gripped some districts in the region resulting in heightened security from Wednesday shortly after the list of nominees was made public. President Akufo-Addo per the list of the nominees picked four women to head four districts out of 26, the highest in the history of local governance in the region. The last NDC regime had Hajia Mary Nakobo of Cheriponi as the only woman in former President John Mahama’s list of nominees. Protesters at Savelugu, Tolon, Sagnarigu and Bole where

Call Kennedy Agyapong to order – Prof. Gyampo

Written by | April 13, 2017 | 0
Prof Gyampo A political science lecturer at the University of Ghana, Professor Ransford Gyampo has urged the leadership of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) to openly condemn the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin-Central, Kennedy Agyapong for undermining the authority of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Mr. Agyapong in the wake of the lawlessness exhibited by the vigilante group affiliated with the NPP, the Delta Force, threatened to cause mayhem if the president through the National security minister does not desist from threatening to arrest him. “I have said it, if he likes he should come and arrest me. I am ready for them; I have a lot of issues and if they do not take care I will bring the party down,” the Assin-Central MP said. According to Prof. Gyampo, this open

We are going to serve Ghana under rule of law – Akufo-Addo assures

Written by | April 13, 2017 | 0
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured Ghanaians he will continue to insist on respect of the rule of law in the governance of the country. He said although some events in Kumasi presented some difficulties, he will not waver in his resolve to serve the country under the “condition of rule of law.” Interacting with the media after a retreat at the Peduase Lodge in Aburi Monday, the President said his government is determined to deliver on its promises. Related Article: Video: NPP’s Delta Force free vigilante suspects in court custody President Akufo-Addo’s comments come four days after members of pro-NPP vigilante group, Delta Force, raided a Kumasi circuit court and freed 13 of their members who were standing trial for violent behaviour and assault. The 13 are part

Is NDC pushing for Rawlingses’ comeback?

Written by | April 13, 2017 | 0
There are conflicting reports about the purpose of Thursday’s visit by some National Democratic Congress (NDC) bigwigs to the residence of the party’s founder, Jerry John Rawlings. While initial reports suggested that the call by a delegation of NDC MPs on the former President was aimed at getting Mr Rawlings and his wife, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, to play a lead role in the party again, later reports suggest otherwise. On Thursday, April 8, 2017, the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, led a delegation of NDC legislators to visit the former president at his residence in Accra for party-unity talks. “We trust that if you guide us and lead us well and the party goes through a proper process of reorganisation to strengthen its grassroots…we will not be in opposition,” the Daily

End galamsey in 3 months or meet us at ICC; PPP warns Akufo-Addo

Written by | April 13, 2017 | 0
The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) is demanding urgent government action to stop illegal mining in three-months. It says if the the government fails, it will be dragged to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The PPP at a news conference in Accra Monday said it wants government to come out with failsafe strategies to save the remaining water bodies from destructive mining activities. PPP National Chairman, Nii Allotey Brew-Hammond, said the party will not accept the “lip service” that has characterised the many promises of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, as far as the fight against galamsey is concerned. PPP National Chairman, Nii Allotey Brew-Hammond “He [the President] has said so many things that have not been acted upon,” he said. The PPP’s demands follow mounting

Akufo-Addo unveils anti-galamsey strategy this week

Written by | April 13, 2017 | 0
President Nana Akufo-Addo will this week unveil government’s strategy to deal with the menace of illegal mining in the country (galamsey). Ahead of the announcement of how to deal with the situation, a government delegation will on Monday visit some illegal mining sites in the Eastern Region as the deadline for illegal miners to evacuate nears. The Eastern Region town of Akwatia is among the areas where small-scale legal and illegal mining activities are very high. Deputy Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Benito Owusu-Bio who is leading the delegation, told Joy News Monday that the team will be assessing if small-scale diamond miners, operating legally, are being compliant with international laws. The Akwatia visit follows the end of a retreat by President Akufo-Addo and his cabinet ministers. The