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Labour Minister-designate justifies dismissal of CEOs of state enterprises

Written by | February 1, 2017 | 0
Employment and Labour Relations minister-designate, Ignatius Baffour Awuah says governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) did no wrong in dismissing some Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) appointed by the previous administration. He said some of the CEOs dabbled in open politics during the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) government making them untrustworthy to work with the current administration. About 14 top management staff of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) and the Cocoa Marketing Company were asked to proceed on terminal leave few days after President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was sworn in. Cocobod CEO Dr Stephen K. Opuni had his appointment terminated by the President on January 13 and charged to hand over relevant documents government representative before the close of business on

Naabu to give Mahama car bribe to charity

Written by | January 25, 2017 | 0
Northern Regional chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Daniel Bugri Naabu has hinted at giving a vehicle given to him by former president John Mahama allegedly as bribe, to charity. “… I think we are going to give it to charity. We are not going to use that car,” he told Joy FM’s Elton Brobbey on Tuesday, January 24. Mr Naabu said late last year that he did not need the controversial GHS500,000 and cars doled out to him by Mr Mahama. “What is GHS 500,000? What is a car? Me, when I started buying cars, expensive cars, John Mahama was a student. He was a student at Ghana College,” Mr Naabu had said when he received some regional and constituency executives of the All People’s Congress at his residence in Tamale in December 2016. In December last year, at

Minority to meet over ‘autocratic’ conduct of appointments committee Chair

Written by | January 24, 2017 | 0
The Minority is set to meet over what MP for Wa Central has described as highhandedness by the Chair of Parliament’s Committee of Appointment during vetting on Monday. Rashid Pelpuo told Joy News after the vetting of the Energy Minister-designate that Mr Joseph Osei-Owusu’s reaction to a question put to the ministerial appointee was alien to the procedure of the House. Mr Osei-Owusu, who is also the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, stopped the Member of Parliament for Tamale North, Alhassan Suhuyini, from asking the minister-designate, Boakye Agyarko, questions about financial impropriety that happened at a bank in New York where the energy minister-designate had once headed as the Vice President. Suhuyini essentially wanted to know when Mr Agyarko was appointed as a Vice President of

Turf War In NPP Begins : I C Quaye Threatens Zongo Minister Over Hajj Operations

Written by | January 24, 2017 | 0
“That is stupid… Tell the man going round saying this thing that he is stupid…foolish. The Hajj Committee is under the office of the President not the Inner Cities and Zongo Development Ministry. How can the Hajj Committee be under the Zongo Development Ministry? Whoever is going round saying this thing is stupid. Tell the person I said he is stupid” These were the offensive words of yet-to-be inaugurated Chairman of the new Hajj Committee and New Patriotic Party kingpin, Sheikh I C Quaye when The aL-hAJJ sort his views on rumors that the newly created Inner Cities and Zongo Development Ministry will superintend the activities of the Hajj Committee. An obviously furious Sheikh I.C Quaye angrily stated that Alhaji Boniface Abubakar Saddique, Minister designate for Inner Cities and Zongo

NPP Executives accused of extortion

Written by | January 24, 2017 | 0
Two constituency executives of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Bole-Bamboi Constituency of the Northern Region have been accused by youth of the party for extortion, promising their victims the position of District Chief Executive (DCE). The Constituency Chairman Zakaria Sulemana and his Secretary Chief Abdulai Iddrisu are alleged to be taking between GH¢ 200 and GH¢250 from prospective DCE candidates under the guise of processing their application forms to the regional secretariat of the party. A leader of the group Harisu Abudulai alleged that the two managed to forge the letterhead and signature of the Bolewuras` (Bole chief) and wrote a letter in favour of Ibrahim Abdulai for consideration as DCE to the region . “The Bolewura has denied any knowledge of such a letter. Interestingly

Stranded Ghanaians will be assisted to return – Ayorkor Botchway

Written by | January 24, 2017 | 0
Accra, Jan. 23, GNA – Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botcway, the Ministerial nominee for Foreign Affairs, said Monday there is the need to educate stranded Ghanaians abroad, who had no documentation, to return home rather than being maltreated in those countries. The Communications Consultant, who is the Member of Parliament for Anyaa Sowutuom in the Greater Accra Region, said the nation was ready to assist those who wished to return home to do so, so that they could reintegrate and make a living. ‘You will find that our compatriots leave the shores of this country to go outside in search of greener pastures,’ she said. ‘They are lured by all kinds of agencies and then they take them to countries where they are maltreated and where whatever agreement that they may have signed

Tamale: NPP foils attack on party office by members

Written by | January 13, 2017 | 0
Executives of the ruling New Patriotic Party in Tamale in the Northern region foiled an attack on the party’s regional office by its own members Thursday evening. The party members are agitated by the supposed non-appointment of a Dagbani into the cabinet of President Akufo-Addo. They are accusing the President of giving them a raw deal in spite of their hard work to win the NPP more Parliamentary seats in the Northern region. A member of the irate supporters Yusif Danjiman told Starr News they will allow not themselves to be taken for granted. “ With our help and hard work, the NPP managed to win five seats that they have never won here before. And nobody can tell me that there is no Dagbon person who is qualified enough to serve in President Akufo-Addo’s cabinet, so people are disappointed

Mahama Will Not Comeback In 2020 – Family

Written by | January 10, 2017 | 0
The immediate family of former President John Dramani Mahama has drawn down the curtain on days of speculations over the future of the former Ghanaian leader making a comeback to politics with official confirmation that the immediate past president will not lead the now biggest opposition party into the 2020 presidential election. According to the Mahama family, the former President has paid his dues to the National Democratic Congress and the nation to the best of his ability, and it was time he leaves the stage for others to take over. Speaking to a select group of senior journalists ahead of last weekend swearing-in of President Akufo Addo, a younger brother of former President Mahama and Chief Executive Officer of Engineers and Planners, Mr Ibrahim Mahama, stated that the Mahama family

Photos: Akufo-Addo fulfills his ‘father’s dream’ to become President

Written by | January 9, 2017 | 0
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been sworn in as Ghana’s 5th President of the 4th Republic at a ceremony held at the Black Star Square Saturday. The inauguration ceremony was witnessed by at least over 6,000 people comprising 11 Presidents from some African countries namely, Nigerian, Equitorial Guinea, Gabon, Cote d’Ivoire, Togo, and Liberia among others. Myjoyonline.com has put together some pictures from the ceremony. Story by Ghana | Myjoyonline.com

Former President Mahama dispels claim he refused to vacate residence

Written by | January 9, 2017 | 0
The office of John Mahama has denied claims that the former President has refused to vacate his official residence although his tenure has ended. According to a statement released Sunday, ex-President Mahama has been occupying the Cantonments residence since his days as Vice President and had requested to use it as his retirement home, a request that was made before the end of his 4-year tenure President. “We wish to state and confirm that per the information officially communicated to the newly inaugurated administration following discussions by the Joint Transition Team, President Mahama will continue to maintain his current place of residence as his retirement home,” the statement said. Some media houses have reported that the current Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, is struggling