Politics

Aliu Mahama recommended me to Akufo-Addo – Bawumia

Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has eulogized the late Alhaji Aliu Mahama, who served as Vice President under John Agyekum Kufuor. According to Dr. Bawumia, Aliu Mahama, recommended him as running mate for Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, when he [Bawumia] knew nothing about politics. Speaking at the 5th anniversary of the passing of the former Vice President at his Cantonments ...

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Our efforts ended ‘dumsor’ – Oppong Nkrumah insists

A Deputy Minister of Information has suggested that despite the investments made by the Mahama administration into the power sector, it was ultimately the efforts of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), that ensured the end to the frequent power outages, christened ‘dumsor.’ The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, stated that the government had promised to end ‘dumsor’ and had delivered, while ...

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Our 10-month achievements after Mahama ‘a miracle’ – Ofori-Atta

The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta has described the achievements chalked by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government, ten months into their tenure given how little the previous administration had left in the nation’s coffers as a “miracle.” Ken Ofori Atta, reading the government’s budget and policy statement today [Wednesday] for 2018, listed a number of programmes undertaken by the administration since ...

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Special Prosecutor’s office open to abuse – Inusah Fuseini

On the back of the passage of the Special Prosecutor Bill, the National Democratic Congress Minority still harbours fears that the Special Prosecutor’s office could be used to hound its contingent. “We have always had that fear. The Minority has always had the fear that this office can be used to witch-hunt political opponents,” the Ranking Member on Parliament’s Legal and Constitutional ...

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Ofori Atta will present ‘ahokyerɛ’ budget – Minority MPs

Ahead of the presentation of the government’s budget for 2018 today (Wednesday), some Minority Members of Parliament (MPs), have expressed pessimism about the economy-strengthening prospects of the policy statement. The MP for Tamale Central, Inusah Fuseini, described the upcoming budget as an ‘ahokyerɛ’ budget which translates as ‘suffering or hardship’ budget, suggesting that it would not address the employment or ...

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Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill finally passed

Parliament has passed the Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill after its third reading. The Bill was passed amid debate over whether the Special Prosecutor should be immune from prosecution. The setting up of the office of the Special Prosecutor was one of the key campaign promises made by President Nana Akufo-Addo ahead of his election victory in 2016 and ...

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NPP has regretted making numerous promises – Fiifi Kwetey

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Ketu South, Fiifi Kwetey, believes that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is already regretting the numerous promises it made to Ghanaians, as the pressure to fulfill them, is creating a lot of the revenue-allocation problems for the government. According to Fiifi Kwetey, the NPP did not need to make as many ...

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Don’t impose Mahama; he can’t beat Nana Addo – NDC Group

A group within the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) calling itself Bring Back NDC (BBN), has suggested that it would be difficult for John Dramani Mahama to return to the Presidency if he is chosen as the party’s flagbearer for the 2020 general elections. They raised these concerns following a recent joint statement from all ten regional chairmen of the NDC,  ...

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Ghanaians may witness 1983 hardship in 2018 – Minority

The Minority in Parliament has said Ghanaians may experience severe hardship in 2018 akin to that which occurred in 1983, if government continues with the current path it has taken in its management of the economy. Speaking at a round-table discussion to assess the economy ahead of the 2017 budget statement to be delivered on Wednesday, Minority Spokesperson on Finance, ...

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Ghana may return to HIPC by 2019 – Minority cautions

The Minority in Parliament has chastised government’s management of the economy citing the country’s rising public debt stock as a situation that can take Ghana back to HIPC [heavily indebted poor countries] by the end of 2019. They also warned that Ghanaians will experience “severe hardship” equivalent to the 1983 experience. According to the Minority Spokesperson on Finance, Cassiel Ato Forson, ...

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