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Anyidoho should be questioned for ‘treasonable comments’ – Hamid

Government says it expects the country’s security agencies to interrogate the Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress [NDC], for making what it considers treasonable comments. Mr. Anyidoho in an interview on Accra-based Happy FM, indicated that President Akufo-Addo will be overthrown just like his father and the late Dr. K. A Busia due to the ratification of the ...

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Minority to join demo against ‘US military base’ agreement

The Minority in Parliament will on Wednesday join some Ghanaians in Accra to demonstrate against the recently ratified Ghana-US Defence Cooperation agreement. In a statement copied to citifmonline.com, the caucus described the agreement as a betrayal of the Ghanaian people by the Akufo-Addo government. The Ranking Member of the Communications Committee and Member of Parliament for Sagnarigu constituency, Alhaji A.B.A ...

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We’ll snub recall to ratify old US army agreements – Ablakwa

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

The NDC MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has said the possible recall of Parliament to ratify the 1998 and the 2015 defence cooperation agreements the country signed with the US is the manifestation of a confused government and a waste of taxpayers’ money. Speaking on Eyewitness News, Mr. Abakwa said either the Government is confused or “only engaged in pedestrian propaganda to ...

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Ratifiying US ‘military camp’ agreement ‘unconstitutional’ – Agalga

James Agalga

The Minority in Parliament have described as unconstitutional the processes leading to the ratification of the Ghana-US Defence Cooperation Agreement. The Agreement was ratified last Friday amidst fierce resistance by the minority caucus led by Haruna Iddrisu. Some Ghanaians had also staged a protest in front of the Parliament House to kick against the ratification of the controversial agreement, but ...

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Gov’t to recall Parliament to ratify 98, 2015 US army agreements

The government has said it intends to trigger a recall of Parliament to ratify the 1998 and the 2015 defence cooperation agreements the country signed with the US under different National Democratic Congress administrations. Following the Supreme Court ruling that ordered the agreement to host the detainees from Guantanamo Bay on the behest of the US to Parliament for ratification, ...

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NDC bigwigs throng court ahead of Opuni’s trial [Photos]

Former senior officials of the Mahama administration have thronged the High Court in Accra to solidarize with former Chief Executive Officer of COCOBOD, Dr. Steve Opuni, who is facing a number of charges, including causing financial loss to the state. The group was led by the former Cheif of Staff, Julius Debrah and included former Attorney General, Marietta Brew Oppong; ...

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U/E MDAs pledge to provide improved services

UE MDAs sign performance contracts to improve services (1)

Municipal and District Assemblies (MDAs) in the Upper East Region have signed performance agreements with the people of the region to deliver improved social services to citizens and communities. Under the performance agreements, the 13 MDAs are required to initiate innovative strategies to generate local revenues with support from the government, geared towards job creation, prosperity and equal opportunity for ...

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‘We promised and we’ve delivered’ – Bawumia slams critics

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has slammed critics of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government who have accused the administration of consistently making outlandish promises despite not fulfilling previously-made pledges, over a year into their four-year tenure. A section of Ghanaians has been trolling the administration for making a lot of promises, with a number of people on social media ...

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Ayariga offered to pay $20m to stop US ‘military base’ deal

A former Presidential candidate of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Hassan Ayariga, says he offered to pay the $20 million being invested by the United State into the Ghana Armed Forces this year as part of an agreement that will allow their troops to be stationed in Ghana. According to Mr. Ayariga, the Memorandum of Understanding for defence cooperation, which was approved ...

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Minority stages walkout over US ‘Military base’ deal

The Minority in Parliament have staged a walkout from Parliament over the Ghana-US defence cooperation agreement currently before the House for consideration. This was after the caucus leader, Haruna Iddrisu, made known his side’s reservations about the agreement on the floor on Friday evening. Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, spoke for close to 17 minutes giving a litany of reasons why ...

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