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Jomoro gets DCE after four attempts

After four attempts Jomoro now has a District Chief Executive. President Akuffo Addo’s second DCE nominee Ernest Kwofie was on Wednesday November 1, 2017 overwhelmingly endorsed by the general assembly. He had 47 yes and 2 no after the ballots were counted. His win appears to have been predictably clear. …

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George Ayisi’s apology is laughable- lecturer

Social commentator and Lecturer at the University of Ghana Business School Dr. Kobby Mensah, is describing the apology from Mr. George Ayisi – Boateng, Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa as a farce. Speaking Thursday November 2, 2017 on Skyy power FM’s Jolly Breakfast Show Dr. Mensah opined Mr. Ayisi …

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Jomoro DCE confirmation is November 1

The confirmation of the District Chief Executive for Jomoro will be held on Wednesday November 1, 2017. The date for the confirmation was revealed to Skyy news by the acting Western Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party Francis Ndede Siah. According to him the date came from the …

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‘Mahama is a drunkard’, can’t sp

A member of the New Patriotic Party’s communications team, Hopeson Adorye, has launched a scathing attack on President John Mahama, describing him as a “drunkard”. In what appears to be an outrageous claim, Mr Adorye said President Mahama has become addicted to alcohol to the extent that he even drinks …

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I am not interested in the Appiah Stadium matter – Prez to Police

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has informed the Ghana Police Service that he is not interested in the matter that led to the arrest of Frank Kwaku Appiah, popularly known as Appiah Stadium, the Minister of Information has disclosed. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid confirms that the president has, thus, asked the police …

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Research vessel arrives; Nana Addo calls for end to illegal fishing

President Nana Akufo-Addo has bemoaned dwindling fish stock in the country’s water bodies calling for a halt in all forms of illegal fishing activities. He said illegal methods of fishing, as well as the over-exploitation of Ghana’s marine resources, cannot continue, as they threaten the very essence of the country’s …

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I’m investing in Free SHS for Ghana’s future – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo believes that the country will be better off in the future with the full implementation of the Free Senior High School programme. According to him, the policy programme is a useful investment in the youth which will eventually drive Ghana’s economic transformation. Speaking at the launch of the …

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Free SHS: Continuing students on scholarships will not be abandoned

The government has assured continuing students on scholarships in senior high schools (SHSs) of its readiness to continue supporting them financially. Beneficiaries include those on the Scholarship Secretariat’s database and those benefitting from the Ghana Cocoa Board’s (COCOBOD’s) scholarship scheme.  In an interview with the Daily Graphic in Accra on …

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Shama MP causes arrest of NPP women’s organizer

The Konkohemaa of Aboadze in the Shama District Florence Awortwi has accused the Member of Parliament for the area Ato Panford for causing her arrest for questioning him over the constitution of the premix committee for the district. Madam Awortwi who is also an NPP Polling Station Women’s Organizer at …

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McDan’s GHc10.45m loan a reward from NPP – Minority

The Minority in Parliament believes the government’s approval of a credit facility of GHc10,459,500 from the Agricultural Development Bank (adb) for McDan Shipping Company was politically motivated. Aside from alleging procurement infractions, the Minority also said the “selection of the beneficiary company in the award of this contract raises serious conflict …

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Lands Minister revokes Exton Cubic’s Mining contract

In a new twist to a never ending drama on bauxite exploration in Ghana, the Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu has declared as invalid and of no effect, a mining lease granted Exton Cubic Ltd. He had early on approved of the exploration and urged his colleague …

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NDC MP and NPP DCE agree to work together

“The success or the failure of the Ellembelle District rests squarely on our shoulders. If it is the development of the Ellembelle District that we truly want then why can’t we work together?” This is a commendable consensus the Member of Parliament Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah and the District Chief …

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You will be sorted out- John Boadu assures NPP exuctives

Acting General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has assured members of the party would soon be sorted out to serve in the Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo’s government. He maintained the party has remained committed at ensuring that members of the party gets appointed into the various government …

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Give us the peace and development you promised- Anyidoho charges NPP

The Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Koku Anyidoho has charged the NPP government to fulfill all promises they made to the Ghanaian people. He says the NDC would continuesly remind government of numerous political campaign promised during the 2016 genera elections. Mr Anyidoho made these …

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Don’t campaign at NPP conference – National Council

Ahead of the 2017 National Annual Delegates’ Conference of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Cape Coast this weekend, the party has served a warning to prospective candidates for various executive positions in the party to desist from displaying their campaign posters and banners or face the wrath of the …

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Akuf-Addo launches one-district, one-factory Friday

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will, on Friday, launch the government’s flagship one-district, one-factory policy (ODOF) at Ekumfi in the Central Region. According to a statement signed by the National Co-ordinator of the policy, Mrs Gifty Ohene-Konadu, and issued in Accra onTuesday, the event would be the formal launch of …

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President Akufo-Addo to Launch One District One Factory Policy

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will on Friday 25th August, 2017 at 1pm launch his government’s flagship policy popularly termed ”One District One Factory” at Ekumfi in the Central Region. The program will be the formal launch of the implementation of the One District One Factory policy in fulfillment …

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Let’s depart from mindset of aid, charity – Nana Addo

Ghanaians must believe in government’s ability to transform the economy and depart from the mindset of aid and handouts, President Nana Addo has advised. “We must believe in our capacity to build a modern, developed, progressive nation, and free ourselves from a mindset of dependence, aid, charity and handouts,” President …

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Special Prosecutor is coming in October – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured of the passage of the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) bill when Parliament reconvenes in October. He said the appointment of the Special Prosecutor will enhance accountability in public life. Addressing a conference organized by Global Christian Lawyers Thursday, the President said …

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I cannot stop mining – Nana Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo has stated unequivocally that it is not his government that will stop mining in the country. According to him stopping mining has never crossed his mind since mining is a legacy that no one can erase from the country. “Mining is one of this …

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Photos Day 2: Nana Addo speaks with Chiefs and people of Tarkwa

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo has taken his three day tour of the Western region to the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality. The President will address a durbar at the Tarkwa Community Park where he will speak about his programme of action for the country. He is accompanied by some ministers …

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Nana Addo to tour Western Region; Denkyira Obuasi among stops

President Nana Akufo-Addo will begin a three-day tour of the Western Region today [Monday]. The President will pay a courtesy call on the chiefs and people of the Northern part of the Region to reiterate his commitment to creating the proposed Western North region. His meeting with chiefs will include …

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Zongo Dev’t Bill to be laid before Parliament Tuesday July 18

The proposed bill to legitimize the operations of the Ministry for Inner City and Zongo Development would be laid before parliament on Tuesday July 18, 2017. The revelation was made by the Minister for Inner City and Zongo Development Abu-bakar Saddique Boniface at the Eight Stakeholder Consultation on the Zongo …

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Jomoro DCE nominee rejected once again

President Akuffo Addo’s choice of District Chief Executive for Jomoro Eric Muah has once again been rejected. Eric Muah failed to secure two thirds of the needed votes when voting ended on Wednesday. He had 26 yes and 22 no votes. The voting pattern appears to be almost the same …

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DCE nominee for Ellembelle was successfully confirmed

2016 NPP Parliamentary Candidate for Ellembelle Kwasi Bonzo has been confirmed as the DCE nominee for Ellembelle. Mr. Bonzo had 42 yes and 10 no votes out of 52 after voting representing 80.7 percent. Although there were few misunderstanding between some Assembly members about the presence of “Macho men” at …

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NO DATE FIXED FOR ELLEMBELLE DCE CONFIRMATION – WR NPP SEC

Contrary to reports that the Ellembelle District Chief Executive confirmation exercise will be held today Friday June 30, 2017, Western Region Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party Charles Bissue has stated unequivocally that no date has been fixed. He however admits that the Friday June 30, 2017 date came …

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