Politics

Gov’t must take blame for party vigilante problems – Christian Council

The Christian Council of Ghana has called on the government to take a decisive measure against political party vigilantism in the country. It said the government must first admit the problems the New Patriotic Party (NPP)-affiliated vigilante groups are causing in the country, and find a way to clamp down on their activities. Speaking on Eyewitness News, the General Secretary ...

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‘NPP members more Ghanaian than others’ – SA High Commissioner

Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa, George Ayisi Boateng, has asserted that some citizens are more Ghanaian than others, hence deserve better treatment and immediate attention from his outfit. According to him, the “more Ghanaian” people, loyalists of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), must have their interests prioritized by all government appointees. He made the remarks at a ceremony ...

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NPP can’t ‘remote control’ vigilante supporters – Sammy Awuku

The Youth Organizer of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammi Awuku, has conceded that his party cannot control all its members across the country, thus should not be blamed for the rise in acts of political vigilantism. Since the NPP’s election victory, the escalation of such acts of lawlessness by irate NPP youth has prompted renewed scrutiny, but has been met ...

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Sack SA High Commissioner for shameful partisan comment – Ablakwa

The Minority Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, is calling for the head of Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa, George Ayisi-Boateng, for stating publicly that his first commitment as a public officer, is to members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) because they are “more Ghanaian.” According to him, Mr. Ayisi-Boateng’s comment is discriminatory and undeserving of a government appointee whose duty is ...

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NPP members are my first priority – SA High Commissioner

Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa, George Ayisi Boateng, has said that he prioritizes members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and its student wing, the Tertiary Students’ Confederacy Network  (TESCON) in his dealings in South Africa. George Ayisi Boateng said he is of the firm belief that it is the right thing to do because the efforts of the ...

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Adeiso attack by NPP youth was premeditated – Minister

Indications are that, the attack on the Adeiso District Assembly over the weekend by some youth, believed to be affiliated with the New Patriotic Party, was premeditated. Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show, the Eastern Regional Minister, Eric Kwakye Darfour, said information available to him pointed to the fact that, the angry youth lay in wait to wreak havoc. “It appears ...

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NPP youth beat me as police watched – Oman FM Journalist

Police in the Adeiso District of the Eastern Region, stood by and watched as a journalist, together with some  Assembly members, were assaulted by irate youth believed to be New Patriotic Party supporters  during an election to choose a Presiding Member for the Adeiso District Assembly. The Oman FM journalist covering the election, Isaac Ofori, narrated to Citi News that he in ...

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NPP Gov’t has lost control over vigilantism – Mahama

Former President John Mahama believes the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government is becoming incapable of dealing with vigilante groups affiliated to it, that continue to wreak havoc without any significant consequences. In a brief post on Facebook, Mr. Mahama also questioned the silence of “moral society” which he said had become mere spectators. “When you sow the wind, you reap a ...

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Vigilantism might scare away investors– George Loh

Attacks being carried out by vigilante groups supposedly affiliated to the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), across the country, could scare away foreign investors, former NDC Member of Parliament for North Dayi, George Loh, has suggested. Speaking on Citi FM’s news analysis programme, The Big Issue, Mr. Loh said: “These things[attacks] send such wrong signals internationally that if we are not careful, ...

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Krobo land needs another district – Manya Krobo chief

The Kronor Of Manya Krobo, Nene Sakite II has requested that a new district is created in Krobo Land as the government steps up plans to create new regions and districts. The overlord of the Manya Krobo Traditional Council made this statement while addressing President Nana Akufo-Addo at the 2017 Manya Krobo Ngmayem Festival. “Our population has increased over time, ...

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