Category: Politics

CPP marks Republic Day

CPP marks Republic Day

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) commends Ghana for standing firmly as a Republican State over the past 57 years. “Ghana’s victory in attaining full republican status went along with claiming the full sovereignty over all aspects of our national and international life under the leadership of the father of the nation, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah,” the CPP stated in a […]

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NDC MP criticise Chinese facility

NDC MP criticise Chinese facility

National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga Central, Isaac Adongo, has criticised the Vice President’s justification of government’s decision to borrow $15 billion from the Chinese government. He labelled the move as “frightening, scary and reckless,” particularly when Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the Vice President criticised the Mahama government for contracting a much lesser amount. According to him, the […]

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NPP executives asked to seek jobs for supporters

NPP executives asked to seek jobs for supporters

Mr Kennedy Agyapong, a financier of the New Patriotic Party (NPP)has warned national executives of the party not to waste their time and resources to seek re-election during the impending congress, if they can’t facilitate jobs for the party’s teeming unemployed youth. According to him, the executives must compel those who have positions in government to offer jobs to the […]

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Mahama appointees cause of 2016 defeat—Ato Dadzie

Former Chief of Staff, Nana Ato Dadzie has stated that the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) lost the 2016 elections because appointees of former President John Mahama failed him. The NDC, then led by incumbent John Mahama unexpectedly lost the presidential and parliamentary elections held on December 7, 2016 after polling just 44.40 per cent. Then opposition leader of the New […]

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‘Don’t abandon Veep residence project’

Sampson Ahi, a former Deputy Minister for Works and Housing has taken a swipe at the current administration for failing to complete an official bungalow for the Vice President. He expressed shock by government’s seeming neglect of the project and has challenged it to complete the project. “If there are issues, they should raise the issues and address them for […]

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Nkrumah was not a dictator – Samia Nkrumah

Nkrumah was not a dictator – Samia Nkrumah

Former Convention People’s Party (CPP) Chairperson Samia Nkrumah has rejected claims that her father, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, who led Ghana to independence, was a dictator. According to her, “it is easier for people to make sweeping statements but whatever he [Dr Nkrumah] did was done through Parliament or a referendum”. Ms Nkrumah, the former Member of Parliament (MP) for Jomoro […]

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MP questions $15b China loan

MP questions $15b China loan

Former Deputy Minister of Finance Cassiel Ato Forson has raised doubts that recent loans of up to US$15 billion from the Chinese government to Ghana is coming with no underlying condition. Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, shortly after arrival on Sunday June 26 from a working visit to China, announced that government had reached an agreement with the Chinese government […]

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CODEO wants end to vigilantism

The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) wants the appointments of heads of security agencies such as the Inspector General of Police to be decoupled from the powers of the president. CODEO is of the strong view the move will ensure that security agencies administer their duties professionally without political interference. Addressing a press conference in Koforidua, Messrs, John Larvie […]

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Lecturer advocates two-thirds majority for nominees

Professor Ransford Gyampo, Senior Lecturer, University of Ghana, has advocated Parliamentary vetting and approval by two-thirds majority votes of all Members of Parliament for President’s nominees for any appointment. He said the current constitutional requirement of a simple Parliamentary majority vote was not good enough for Ghana’s democracy; since anyone the President nominates was likely to be approved by Parliament. […]

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‘Implement Botchwey C’ttee report without delay’

A former Member of Parliament for North Dayi in the Volta Region, Mr George Loh, has described the Professor Kwesi Botchwey Committee report, as a document worth implementing without delay. According to him, “the NDC as a party must go ahead to implement the recommendations in the report as quickly as possible in the interest of the party, ahead of […]

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