Politics

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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Volta residents cry over neglect; demonstrate against gov’t

Some residents of the Volta Region poured onto the streets of the Regional Capital, Ho, to protest against government with the claim that the region is being left out in the execution of development projects by the new government. The protesters, who were mostly members of a group that subjected the previous government to scrutiny through series of demonstrations to ...

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Trust us, we’re delivering on our promises – Nana Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said that his administration has made enough strides in their first 11 months in office to earn the trust of Ghanaians in their ability to fulfil all of their promises during their tenure. “It’s important for trust in government and important for trust in politicians because they should be seen to be people of ...

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Post budget workshop for selected MPs unacceptable  – Haruna

Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrissu, wants Parliament to stop the practice of organizing a post budget workshop for only selected Members and leaders of Parliament. According to him, this practice which has occurred over the years in the House does not allow for quality and in-depth debate on issues raised in the budget. The Chairpersons and Ranking members of selected committees ...

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Dagbon Youth group to march for peace in Yendi

Some concerned youth from both sides of the chieftaincy divide in Dagbon, are set to embark on a peace march dubbed, “Diwumti” in Yendi on Monday, November 20, 2017. The upcoming event seeks to protest further delays in the implementation of the final phase of the road-map to peace in Dagbon by the three eminent chiefs’ Mediation Committee handling the ...

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Gunshots fired in Yunyoo over creation of new district

The Northern Regional Security Council (REGSEC), has beefed up security in the troubled Yunyoo enclave of the Bunkprugu/Yunyoo district. This followed sporadic gunshots there over the siting of the capital for the yet to be created Yunyoo District. Whilst some residents are advocating that Yunyoo should be the district capital, others are proposing Namong, the birthplace of the governing New ...

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Taking loans to build toilets ’embarrassing’ – Inusah fumes

The Government’s decision to borrow money, some of which will be used to build toilet facilities nationwide, has left the Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, upset and baffled. He believes Ghana is at a stage where it ought not to seek money from outside to provide something as basic as toilet facilities, saying “our incapacity to take care ...

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