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Tow levy: We had to listen to Ghanaians – Sammy Awuku

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The National Youth Organizer of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) Sammy Awuku has said the decision to discontinue the mandatory tow levy was because Ghanaians did not like it. Speaking to Citi News in Takoradi on the sidelines of an NPP youth programme, Mr Awuku noted that “the Ghanaian people spoke strongly against it [the tow levy] and president ...

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Let’s depart from mindset of aid, charity – Nana Addo

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Ghanaians must believe in government’s ability to transform the economy and depart from the mindset of aid and handouts, President Nana Addo has advised. “We must believe in our capacity to build a modern, developed, progressive nation, and free ourselves from a mindset of dependence, aid, charity and handouts,” President Nana Addo said during the 17th General Assembly of the ...

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Adaklu finally gets DCE

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The Adaklu District Assembly can now boast a substantial Chief Executive after assembly members have overwhelmingly endorsed the President’s latest nominee, Phanuel Kadey Donkoh. His approval on Friday was the fourth in series of attempts to get President’s nominee approved by the assembly after two nominees were rejected. The first nominee, Josephine Ohene-Boateng was outrightly rejected by assembly members. The second, Kate ...

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Gov’t reaction to Sierra Leone disaster slow and uninspiring – Ablakwa

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa, Member of Parliament for North Tongu and Minority Ranking Member on Foreign Affairs has described government’s  response to Sierra Leone in their mudslide and flooding disaster as “poor, slow and uninspiring.” He said the country has a proud history of supporting countries in time of distress and said government’s  “feet dragging is unimpressive and inconsistent. We’ve always ...

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Inusah Fuseini supports prosecution of corrupt NDC officials if…

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The Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Inusah Fuseini has declared his support for the prosecution of officials suspected to have committed corrupt acts while serving in the Mahama administration. This comes a day after Deputy Attorney General, Joseph Kpemeka indicated that officials suspected of corrupt acts in previous administration will soon be put before court. “Some of these persons who ...

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Kassena Nankana West: Call your boys to order – Executives to DCE

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Three New Patriotic Party Constituency Executives of Chiana-Paga have described as frivolous and misleading allegations by a group calling itself Concerned NPP Activists of Chaina-Paga against their appointments into state institutions. The group petitioned against the appointments of   Mark Ayamga, Constituency organizer, Sylvester Atule Constituency Youth organizer and Thomas Kwalase Deputy Youth Organizer tipped for the positions of National Disaster ...

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GYEEDA report didn’t indict us – Zoomlion boss

Founder of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Joseph Siaw Agyepong

The founder and Executive Chairman of the Jospong Group of Companies Joseph Siaw Agyepong has said his company was not cited for any financial malfeasance in the report that exposed the mismanagement and corruption at the Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Agency (GYEEDA). According to him, the report did not make any adverse findings against Zoomlion. Some companies including Zoomlion Ghana ...

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Bawumia never promised not to borrow – Veep’s office

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The Minority in Parliament’s claims that Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia promised that a New Patriotic Party (NPP) government would not borrow in office are false. Dr. Bawumia’s office, in a statement, challenged the Deputy Minority Leader, James Klutse Avedzi, to prove his claims the Vice President had made such a statement. “The Office of the Vice President would like to ...

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Prosecutions of corrupt officials to begin in October – Deputy AG

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Government will in the next two months begin the prosecution of officials in the Mahama administration who have been found to have wasted the public funds with impunity. Deputy Attorney General, Joseph Kpemka who disclosed this on Point Plank on Eyewitness News on Thursday said the Akufo-Addo government is building cases against such officials and will put them before court ...

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Give Council of State more powers- Former Member

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A former Council of State member, Nii Amu Darko has supported calls for the council to be given more powers. According to Mr. Darko , the Council could do more than just advising the President on his decisions and programmes. The country’s constitution empowers the Council to advise the President in the discharge of his functions, but does not oblige ...

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