Tag Archives: Akufo Addo

Petitioners want BA divided into 3 regions

The Brong Ahafo Region may be partitioned into three different regions should the Commission of Inquiry for the creation of new regions recommend a referendum that receives the required endorsement. The Commission has, so far, received two different petitions from the region requesting the demarcation. The Chairman of the Commission hearing the cases of petitioners seeking the creation of new regions, ...

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NPP’s Free SHS a hasty decision – Nunoo Mensah

A former Chief of Defense Staff, Brigadier Joseph Nunoo-Mensah, has criticized President Akufo-Addo over what he calls the hasty implementation of the Free SHS program. According to him, the government should have piloted the program before rolling it out fully across the country. He believes that many of the challenges bedeviling the program could have been avoided if it had  been done on ...

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Commission of enquiry on creation of new regions commences work

The Commission of Enquiry set up by President Akufo-Addo to examine petitions on the possible creation of new regions, has started its work. They are to engage petitioners from the Western, Volta, Brong Ahafo and Northern Regions. A delegation of Chiefs, MPs and staff of the Western North secretariat of the Western Region, commenced discussions with the Commission. President Akufo-Addo ...

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Pass RTI Bill urgently as done for Special Prosecutor Bill – Coalition

The Right to Information (RTI) Coalition Ghana, is urging parliament to urgently pass the Right to Information Bill as it did with the passage of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill. The coalition said it noticed with keen interest how the Special Prosecutor bill was passed with urgency in accordance with the wish and preference of the Executive arm ...

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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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Akufo-Addo leaves Ghana for 3-day UK visit

President Akufo-Addo will this evening [Sunday], leave Ghana for the United Kingdom (UK) on a 3-day working visit to that country. While in the UK, he will hold talks with British Prime Minister, Theresa May, and deliver an address at Cambridge University. The address, which will be held on Monday, November 20, will be on the theme of “Democracy and ...

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Akufo-Addo pushes for AU Space Agency HQ in Accra

President Nana Akufo-Addo says his government is lobbying for the headquarters of a yet to be established space agency by the African Union (AU) to be situated in Ghana. The Minister of Environment, Science Technology and Innovation, Professor Frimpong Kwabena Boateng has been tasked to lead the team lobbying for the project. “The African Union is in the process of ...

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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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2018 budget statement and economic policy [Full Text]

The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, presented the Akufo-Addo government’s 2018 Budget Statement and Economic Policy to Parliament. The budget highlighted results from the government’s policy programmes over the past months,  and announced the government’s planned developmental programs for the next fiscal year. Among the major programs to be rolled out by the government in ...

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Martin Amidu cautions Akufo-Addo against ‘defective’ Maj. Mahama Bill

Former Attorney General, Martin Amidu, has cautioned President Akufo-Addo against signing the recently passed Major Mahama Act into law. He said the president must “think long” before signing the Act which he believes is defective. Martin Amidu in an article expressed worry that the bill was rushed through in Parliament “as though it were a matter which cannot wait for the ...

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