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I didn’t sanction payment for ‘useless’ ambulances – Ato Forson

Ranking Member on Parliament's Finance Committee, Cassiel Ato Forson

Former Deputy Finance Minister, Cassiel Ato Forson,  has denied media reports suggesting that he sanctioned the purchase of some ambulances that were declared unfit to be used for that purpose. The country incurred a $2.4 million loss after 30 ambulances were procured in 2014 by the Ministry of Health, but were later found to be faulty. With 200 ambulances originally supposed to ...

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Free SHS has burdened parents – Yammin

Joseph Yammin

A former Deputy Regional Minister of the Ashanti Region , Joseph Yammin has said the implementation of the Free Senior High School policy by the Akufo-Addo administration puts more burden on parents. According to him, monies parents were being forced to pay more to secure accommodation for their wards because of  the flawed placement processes. Mr Yammin also questioned Government’s ...

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Founders Day to be Aug. 4, Sept. 21 to honour Nkrumah’s memory

Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo is to propose legislation to designate August 4 as Founders Day. This is according to a statement from the Presidency signed by its Director of Communications, Eugine Arhin. The birthday of Ghana’s first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, on September 21, will be observed as Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s birthday was originally observed as Founder’s ...

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Mac Manu to observe German elections

Peter MacManu

2016 Campaign Manager of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Peter Mac Manu, will be an observer at Germany’s September 24 General elections. Mr. Mac Manu, the honorary Chairman of the Democratic Union of Africa (DUA), will be joining the Election Observer Mission of the International Democratic Union (IDU). This comes after he was denied entry into Kenya to observe the ...

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Sammy Awuku not competent to chair YEA board – Kwabena Donkor

Dr. Kwabena Donkor

The MP for Pru East, Dr. Kwabena Donkor, has raised objections with the appointment of Sammy Awuku as Board Chairman of the Youth Employment Authority (YEA), saying he lacks the requisite experience required by law. Dr. Donkor, the Minority Spokesperson on Employment, Social Welfare, and State Enterprise noted to Citi News that his concerns were not because Sammy Awuku was ...

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MPs must have a bigger say in selecting Special Prosecutor – Minority

Parliament, Minority

The Minority wants Parliament to have a stronger role to play in the selection of the person who occupies the office of the Special Prosecutor. The Constitutional, Parliamentary and Legal Affairs Committee, is currently putting together a report on the bill for the plenary when it resumes from recess. The Bill requires that the Special Prosecutor be nominated by the ...

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NDC must restore its integrity before 2020 – Rawlings

Rawlings

Founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Jerry John Rawlings, believes his party must redeem its image in the eyes of Ghanaians if it is to stand a chance in 2020 elections. Coming off its comprehensive defeat in the 2016 elections, Mr. Rawlings said a cleanup and the “restoration of our integrity” is paramount. “We don’t like to hear it, but I keep ...

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Amidu’s insults high as ‘Afadjato’; but I won’t begrudge him – Ablakwa

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Member of Parliament for the North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has said he bears no grudges against a senior member  cum known critic of the National Democracy Congress (NDC), Martin Amidu, despite the former’s recent attacks on him. Describing Mr. Amidu’s apparent abusive words as being as “high as [Mount] Afadjato”, Ablakwa in a recent Facebook post said: “…I shall ...

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MPs beg us not to chase corrupt officials – Auditor General’s office

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Officials of the Auditor General’s Department have revealed that some members of Parliament have been pleading on behalf of corrupt state officials who are being investigated by the department. According to a representative of the department, Vincent Odikro Nyame, these actions by some MPs are frustrating their efforts to fight corruption in the public sector. His comments follow the department’s ...

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NPP Kandahar denies vandalizing Sagnarigu district complex 

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Pro New Patriotic Party (NPP) youth group in Tamale, the Kandahar Boys, have dismissed media reports that they vandalized proprieties of the Saganarigu district assembly complex in the Northern Region. Some irate NPP youth in protest against the District Chief Executive, Mariam Iddrisu, damaged properties of the assembly complex. Media reports attributed the dastardly act to the  Kandahar Boys group ...

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