Politics

NPP’s ‘Azonto budget’ only to deceive Ghanaians – Ayariga

Hassan Ayariga

The founder and leader of the All Progressive Party (APC), Hassan Ayariga, has described the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government’s 2018 budget as an ‘Azonto budget’, because in his view, it is bereft of cogent measures to address the pertinent challenges Ghana faces. According to him, the budget is only stuffed with unrealistic promises meant to tickle Ghanaians. Likening the ...

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New Oti Region will end history of neglect – Petitioners

The Volta Region’s Joint Consultative Committee on the creation of the proposed new region is of the view that carving out a new region to be known as the ‘Oti Region’, will end years of neglect stemming from colonial days. It is the sense of neglect that has informed their petition for a new region, the Secretary of the Joint Consultative Committee, ...

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Distinct features of MMDAs [Infographic]

Government, last Thursday, November 16, 2017, laid before Parliament a Legislative Instrument (LI) for the creation of some new districts in the country. The LI seeks to also carve some municipalities from other assemblies, and also elevate some existing districts to municipality status. The infographics below capture features of a Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies, as specified in Ghana’s Local Government ...

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Africa can develop without aid – Nana Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed optimism that African countries can thrive without having to depend on aid and assistance from the west. According to the President, it is possible to “move Africa beyond aid” given the numerous natural resources the continent has at its disposal. Speaking at an event organised by the Royal Africa Society, Facebook and the ...

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Democracy not only about electing Presidents, MPs – Nana Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has emphasized the need for Ghanaians  to uphold the country’s democratic credentials, but called for a more holistic approach in order to push the nation towards prosperity. According to the President, although peaceful changes in government and the people’s representatives were a sign of the country’s strong democratic prospects, it was more imperative that all ...

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KABA had booked me for interview today; I’m shaken – Freddie Blay

Acting New Patriotic Party (NPP) Chairman, Freddie Blay, has said he’s deeply shocked by the death of Kwadwo Asare Baffour Acheampong, popularly known as KABA,  considering he had been booked by the ace broadcaster for an interview today [Tuesday] November 21. The Host of Asempa FM’s late afternoon political show, Eko Sii Sen, died on Saturday, November 18, 2017, after ...

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Minority demands full list of presidential staffers from gov’t

The Minority in Parliament wants government to furnish them with the full list of active presidential staffers. According to them, the government had delayed in presenting the list as required by the Presidential Office Act although they have spent 10 months in office already. A presidential staffer under the Mahama administration and Member of Parliament for Builsa South, Clement Apaak, in ...

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‘Arrogant’ NAPO intimidated by Opoku-Agyemang’s achievements – Mogtari

Secretary to former President John Mahama, Joyce Mogtari, has chastised Education Minister, Matthew Opoku Prempeh, over his recent supposed attack on his predecessor, Naana Jane Opoku Agyeman, who served in the previous government. In a statement copied to citifmonline.com, Joyce Mogtari said the Education Minister’s attacks were borne out of arrogance, and the realization that Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang set ...

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Performance report on ministers to be released in Jan. 2018

The Ministry of Monitoring and Evaluation will release its assessment of the performance of President Nana Akufo-Addo’s appointees in January 2018. Speaking to Citi News, the Minister for Monitoring and Evaluation, Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei said a preliminary assessment has already been submitted to Cabinet. “There will be a final assessment for the year in January [2018] and at that ...

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We’re committed to tackling graduate unemployment – Bawumia

Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has addressed the 18th congregation of the University for Development Studies (UDS) with a firm pledge that government will soon address the problem of graduate unemployment. He said government considers graduate unemployment as a national security threat for which reason it should be solved beginning with the recruitment of 100,000 unemployed graduates in 2018. ...

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