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Akrofufu youth angry with Assembly Member for ‘disrespecting’ chief

A group calling itself the Concerned Youth of Akrofufu in the Eastern Region, are unhappy with their Assembly Member for allegedly disrespecting their chief, and have thus vowed to ensure his removal from the Assembly. The youth group complained that the Assembly Member, Stephen Kwaku Nyarko, has also failed to account for money allocated to him to undertake development projects. ...

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Bawku group demands Kwabena Agyepong’s reinstatement

A group calling itself Concerned Patriots of NPP for Bawku Central Constituency in the Upper East Region, have backed calls for the reinstatement of suspended General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party, Kwabena Agyei Agyepong. The group argued that, his suspension should not be a conduit for dismissal, and that his rich experience in the party’ administration can help the ...

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NDC man condemns gov’t for awarding best farmer in dollars

A policy analyst and member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Kukubor, has lambasted government for awarding the best Ghanaian farmer for 2017 in dollars instead of cedis. Speaking on Citi FM’s news analysis programme, The Big Issue on Saturday, Kofi Kukubor said awarding the National Best Farmer in dollars only goes to show that the country places little ...

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Bawa calls for parliamentary probe into premix scandal

National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for the Bongo Constituency in the Upper East Region, Edward Bawa, has called for a parliamentary probe into the premix fuel diversion scandal, which he said threatens country’s already dwindling fisheries sector. According to him, the parliamentary probe, which must be bipartisan, has become necessary due to the executive’s unwillingness to investigate the ...

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Akufo-Addo is my rightful successor – Kufuor

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has observed that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is his rightful successor who will continue with his good works to improve the lives of Ghanaians. He said that the good projects that he (Kufuor) started, including the numerous social intervention programmes, were abandoned by his immediate successors – Prof Atta Mills and John Dramani Mahama. ...

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Resign if you want to contest as MP – NPP to MMDCEs

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has directed all Metropolitan, Municipal, District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) who wish to contest as Parliamentary Candidates on the party’s ticket in the 2020 general elections to resign from their current positions in order to be eligible to contest. According to the General Secretary of the NPP, John Boadu, the resignation should be at least ...

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Minority threatens to boycott approval of National Security budget

The Minority is threatening to boycott the approval process for the allocation made in the 2018 budget for the country’s National Security set up. This, they say, is due to government’s disregard for the provisions of the Public Financial Management Act, which requires the regular submission of intelligence reports on the security situation in the country to Parliament. According to ...

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Gonjaland delegation to meet commission on new regions today

A high-powered delegation from the Gonjaland traditional area in the Northern Region will today [Wednesday], appear before the Commission of inquiry on the proposed creation of new regions. They are to explain their request for a Gonjaland region over the years. The Convention People’s Party’s (CPP) 2012 Presidential candidate, Dr. Abu Sakara Foster, Buipewura Abdulai Jinapor and Lepowura M.N.D Jawula ...

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Make Konkomba community capital of Yunyoo district – Chiefs

Komkombas in the Yunyoo Constituency of the Northern Region , including chiefs, have renewed calls that one of their communities  should be the capital of yet-to-be created Yunyoo district. The Yunyoo district is to be carved out of the existing Bunkprugu/Yunyoo district in line with government’s intention to create additional districts nationwide. Even before the Electoral Commission commenced its work, ...

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Ketu North: We want new district, not upgrade – Afife, Weta Chiefs

The Chiefs and people of the two traditional areas of Afife and Weta in the Ketu North District of the Volta Region, say the decision by the President to elevate the area into a municipal status is not in their interest, thus they rather prefer a new district carved out of the existing one. Addressing journalists at Tadzewu near Dzodze ...

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