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Kennedy Agyapong freed at last

Parliament could not take a decision on the fate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, who had been cited in an alleged contemptuous statement against the House. Mr. Kennedy Agyapong was said to have described Parliament as a ‘cheap’ and ‘useless’ Institution. Appearing before the committee […]Read More
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Bagbin is a great leader – Julius Debrah

Mr Julius Debrah, former Chief of Staff under former President Mahama has described Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, as a man of exceptional leadership qualities. “Mr Alban Bagbin is a great leader; he is a man who seldom talks, but when he does, he speaks the unpalatable truth,” the former […]Read More
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Julius Debrah dumps Mahama for Bagbin

The darling boy of former President John Dramani Mahama, Mr Julius Debrah, has in a subtly way declared his unflinching support for a presidential hopeful of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin ahead of the party’s presidential primary. Mr Debrah who served under Mr Mahama as Chief of Staff could not […]Read More
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Akufo-Addo off to Togo for ECOWAS Summit

President Nana Akufo-Addo, left Ghana on Sunday to lead the Ghanaian delegation to the 53rd Ordinary Session of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government, which is being held in Lome, Togo. The meeting of the Heads of State will take place from July, 30-31 and will, amongst others, witness the election of a new Chairperson of […]Read More
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Haruna accuses Finance Minister of breaching Financial law in budget presentation

Minority leader in Parliament Haruna Iddrisu, has accused the Finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta of breaching the Public Financial Management Act during his presentation of the mid-year budget review. According to him, instead of presenting the government’s mid-year budget review using economic data for the past six months, the minister used five months. The Finance Read More
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Amissah-Arthur was ‘Christ-like’ – Gov’t

Government has paid tribute to late former Vice-President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, for his service to the country. On behalf of the Akufo-Addo government, Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia read a tribute at the pre-burial service at the Accra International Conference Centre held on Friday, 27 July 2018, and stated that Mr Amissah-Arthur served the nation “with […]Read More
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Gov’t needs not consult NDC over free SHS implementation – Dep. Education minister

Government has stated emphatically, it will not back down on implementing free Senior High School promise despite mounting criticisms over its troubled implementation. Deputy Education minister Dr. Yaw Adutwum has told Joy News, manifesto promises for which the government was elected to fulfill are non-negotiable. The government has been facing criticisms, its free SHS Read More
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Mahama calls for free SHS consultation

Former President John Dramani Mahama has criticised the government’s newly announced double track system for Senior High Schools. Mr Mahama on Wednesday posted on his Twitter accont that it is unwise to implement the Free SHS policy at all cost. He added that in order to arrive at a suitable solution, the government should engage […]Read More
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NDC allowing ‘pettiness’ to ‘cloud judgment’ on Jean Mensa – Gyampo

The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is allowing pettiness to warp its judgment about Electoral Commission Chairperson nominee Jean Mensa, political science lecturer at the University of Ghana, Prof Ransford Gyampo, has said. Apart from Mrs Mensa, the president also named as deputy commissioners head of the political science department at the University Read More
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Mahama dives into EC controversy; says democratic credentials are at stake

Former President John Dramani Mahama has joined critics who have condemned the impeachment of the Electoral Commissioners and the nominations made to fill the vacancy. Mr Mahama posted on his Twitter Tuesday, that the “controversy” surrounding the issue has the likelihood to cause problems for the country. “Current controversy surrounding removal of EC Chair and deputies Read More
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EC Job: We weren’t consulted – PPP

The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) is unhappy President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo did not consult them before appointing Mrs Jean Adukwei Mensa as chair of the Electoral Commission (EC). Nana Akufo-Addo named Mrs Mensa, Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) as the new Chair of the EC with her deputies being political […]Read More
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Jean Mensa best for EC job – Franklin Cudjoe

Policy analyst, Franklin Cudjoe, says Jean Mensa has the required competence and qualification to steer the affairs of the Electoral Commission. Mr Cudjoe believes President Akufo-Addo made the right choice in nominating the Chief Executive Officer of governance think tank, Institute for Economic Affairs, (IEA). The president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo nominated Mrs Read More
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Court adjourns NCA case to October 16

An Accra High Court presided over by Justice Eric Kyei Baffour has adjourned the case against former Director General of the National Communications Authority, William Tevie and four others to October 16. The five are standing trial on accusations of causing financial loss to the state. The presiding judge said the adjournment was to enable […]Read More