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Nana Addo approves Special Prosecutor Bill, others

President Nana Akufo-Addo has assented to five key Bills which were passed by Parliament in 2017. The Bills include the Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill, the Zongo Development Fund Bill, and the three National Development Authority Bills. “These are some of the most important elements of the NPP’s 2016 Manifesto, on which we were elected into office, and they have ...

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NDC will rise again – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will rise again to win political power in 2020. He said the party had learnt lessons in the 2016 general elections, which were shaping it to win power back in 2020. The former President said this when he addressed this year’s 31st December Revolution commemoration in Ho, Volta ...

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Target your corrupt officials too – Mahama tells Nana Addo

Former President John Mahama has challenged President Nana Akufo-Addo to show true commitment to the fight against corruption by prosecuting corrupt members of his own government. According to the former president, corruption must be dealt with completely by holding both present and past government appointees accountable. Mr. Mahama was speaking during the commemoration of the 36th anniversary of the 31st ...

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Special Prosecutor will be a ‘lame duck’ if… – Asiedu Nketia

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has warned that the Office of the Special Prosecutor risks being a lame duck if the official expected to lead the office, is not independently appointed. The party’s General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, believes that the appointment of an independent person would ensure a transparent fight against corruption. Mr. Asiedu Nketia was speaking at the commemoration ...

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Dear NDC: MPs do not need special protection from competition [Article]

In a recent statement to the press, the Honourable General Secretary of the NDC, Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia, talking about NDC Members of Parliament, said the following among others: The party is aware that even as they spend time undertaking these difficult assignments in Parliament, individuals within the constituencies have already taken advantage of their absence from the constituencies to ...

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Support my appointees who may be prosecuted – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has asked members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to sympathize with former appointees of his administration who may be indicted in any corruption probe under the current government. His call comes on the back of President Nana Addo’s promise to prosecute corrupt officials under the Mahama administration. The President repeated this promise during his ...

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‘I can’t criticize others when my house is burning’ – Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings, has mounted a strong defence for his consistent criticisms of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), saying he has a duty to correct errors in his party before he takes his criticisms elsewhere. Some NDC top officials have criticized Mr. Rawlings for constantly highlighting the flaws of a party he founded. One of those officials, a ...

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Hundreds march in Ho to observe 31st December revolution [Photos]

Hundreds of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) members and supporters of the 31st December 1981 revolution, have taken to the streets in Ho in the Volta Region, to commemorate the day. The group, processed peacefully through some principal streets in the Volta Regional capital ahead of an official address by former President and leader of the revolution, Jerry John Rawlings. This ...

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Klottey Korle: Nii Noi supporters not removed from register – NPP

The leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Klottey Korley constituency has denied allegations of attempts to expunge persons who supported independent candidate Nii Noi Nortey in the 2016 elections, from polling registers. According to the party, the allegations being peddled are false, as the register contains the names of all well-standing members. Some members of the party ...

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CHRAJ report grounds for Ofori-Atta’s removal – Brogya Genfi

A leading member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Yaw Brogya Genfi says the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta risks being removed from office over his failure to follow statutory procedures in the issuance of the government’s $2.25bn bond. He made the comment in reaction to CHRAJ’s release of the report on its investigation of the minister over allegations of ...

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