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PNC suspends General Secretary Atik Mohammed

Atik Mohammed

The People’s National Congress (PNC) has suspended its General Secretary, Atik Mohammed for derogatory comments made about the party’s flagbearer in the 2016 elections, Dr. Edward Mahama. Senior members of the PNC had expressed their opposition to the acceptance of the position of Ambassador-at-Large in the NPP government, by Dr. Mahama without consulting the party. Atik Mohammed had called for ...

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Charlotte Osei caused our defeat – PPP

Operations Director of the Progressive People’s Party, Nana Ofori Owusu

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei is responsible for the party’s underwhelming performance in the 2016 general elections, Director of Operation for the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) Nana Ofori Owusu has said. According to him, Charlotte Osei’s decision to disqualify PPP’s presidential candidate, Papa Kwesi Nduom ahead of the 2016 polls negatively affected the party . Papa Kwesi Nduom ...

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Petty squabbles affecting EC’s work – Kyei Mensah-Bonsu

Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu

The Chairman of Parliament’s Special Budget Committee, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu has revealed that internal squabbles within the Electoral Commission has taken a toll on some critical duties of the Commission. The Majority Leader, who heads the Special Budget Committee which has oversight responsibility of the EC, indicated that the Commission at this time must be retooling its IT department, while ...

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Gov’t didn’t spend GHC 5.2 m on Ghana@60 – C’ttee Chairman

Chairman of Ghan @60 Committee, Ken Amankwah

Chairman of the Ghana 60 years on committee, Ken Amankwah has said that the 5.26 million cedis the Committee received from the government was spent on the Independence Day parades and not Ghana@60 events. His clarification follows a Deputy Finance Kwaku Kwarteng’s briefing to Parliament that government had allocated over 3 million cedis from its coffers, with an additional allocation of over ...

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NPP ‘goons’ behind recent killing of police officers – Portuphy

Kofi Portuphy

The main opposition political party, the National Democratic Congress has alleged that “goons” and “squads” from the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) are behind the recent killings of some policemen in the line of duty. Addressing a press conference in Accra Thursday, National Chairman of the NDC, Mr Kofi Portuphy said crime was being committed with “brazen bravado across the length and ...

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Akufo-Addo ill-informed about BOST saga – Edward Bawa

MP for Bongo, Edward Bawa

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for the Bongo constituency, Edward Bawa has said the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was not given proper briefing on the contaminated fuel scandal that hit the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST). President Akufo-Addo for the first time spoke on the BOST issue during his encounter with journalists on ...

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We’ll accept 43 new cars if …- Mustapha Hamid

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Government may have to accept the 43 vehicles ordered by the Mahama administration just at the end of their term in office, if it is established that there was a proper contract. Currently in transit in Dubai, the vehicles were ordered a few days before the then government left office. Speaking on the Point Blank segment of Eyewitness News,  the ...

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B/A: NPP to hold annual delegates conference July 22

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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Brong Ahafo Region has set Saturday, July 22 as the date for its Regional Annual Delegates Conference at the Sunyani Technical University. The party earlier settled on Thursday, 20th July, 2017 to hold the Conference but rescheduled it to the new date. Confirming the new date to Citi News, Deputy Regional Secretary, Mr. ...

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Minority protest laying of Special Prosecutor bill

Parliament of Ghana

There were heated exchanges on the floor of Parliament on Wednesday over the laying of the Office of the Prosecutor Bill. The Minority in parliament contended that the bill must be withdrawn from the house because it was not laid according to proper procedure. The Caucus earlier yesterday tried to prevent the Bill from being laid on the same grounds. The ...

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Expect strong evidence to nail corrupt officials – Nana Addo

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has indicated that his government is in the process of building water-tight evidence to ensure that the many alleged cases of corruption levelled against members of the previous administration stands the test of time at the court. Addressing the media at his maiden press encounter at the Flagstaff House yesterday, the President said a lot ...

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