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New EC chair: NPP scheming to rig 2020 polls – A.B.A Fuseini

The Minority in Parliament have accused the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government of making moves to influence the 2020 presidential and parliamentary polls in their favour by appointing individuals with links to the NPP to manage the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana. President Nana Akufo-Addo has...

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Welcome aboard bumpy political train – Koku Anyidoho to IEA’s Jean Mensa

The Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Koku Anyidoho has hinted of the party’s opposition to the nomination of Mrs Jean Mensa and Dr Eric Bossman Asare as chairperson and deputy chair of the Electoral Commission (EC). According to the opposition NDC,...

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Jean Mensa is objective and consensus candidate – Atik Mohammed

The General Secretary of the Peoples National Convention (PNC), Atik Mohammed has commended President Akufo-Addo for nominating Mrs Jean Mensa for consideration for appointment as chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC). According to Atik Mohammed, Mrs Mensa was a consensus and an objective person contrary to the criticisms by the opposition...

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Jean Mensa is unfit to occupy high position of EC chairperson – NDC

The Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Koku Anyidoho has hinted of the party’s opposition to the nomination of Mrs Jean Mensa and Dr Eric Bossman Asare as chairperson and deputy chair of the Electoral Commission (EC). According to the opposition NDC, the two, Jean Mensa and Eric Bossman...

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Jean Mensa is anti-NDC; Akufo-Addo abused his powers – NDC

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has expressed its dissatisfaction with the nomination of IEA Executive Director, Jean Adukwei Mensa as the new Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC). The party in a statement said it is shocked by the nomination, given that President Nana Akufo-Addo...

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NDC directs all members to boycott Ghana Card registration

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has directed all its members to boycott registration for the Ghana Card from the National Identification Authority (NIA). A press release signed by General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketiah on Monday, 23 July 2018, explained that the Functional Executive Committee (FEC)...

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Ken Agyapong pushes to suspend Privileges Committee sitting again

The Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong, has written to the Privileges Committee of Parliament to urging it to suspend its sitting after he filed a motion to have the Speaker of Parliament rescind the referral of his case to the committee. Mr. Agyapong has been hauled...

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Why EC Chair was removed

Immediate past Chair of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei, breached procurement laws in the award of several contracts, prior to the 2016 elections, a report by the committee that investigated her has indicated. Mrs Osei and her two deputies, Amadu Sulley and Georgina Opoku Amankwaa have...

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Profiles of 4 nominated EC top officials

The office of the President on Monday, July 23, 2018, announced the nomination of four (4) top officials for the Electoral Commission (EC). The nominations became necessary after the former EC boss, Charlotte Osei and two of her deputies, Ahmadu Sulley and Georgina Opoku-Amankwah as well...

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BreakingNews: IEA boss, Jean Mensa nominated new EC Chair

The Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs, Jean Mensa, has been appointed as a new Chairperson of the Electoral Commission. This was announced in a statement from the Presidency on Monday, July 23. Other persons nominated for appointment by President Akufo-Addo to the Commission...

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Sir John, Wontumi into illegal mining despite ban – Chiefs reveal

Chiefs at Jacobu in the Amansie Central District of the Ashanti Region last week left the Minister of Minister of Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs, Kofi Dzamesi and his delegation in shock when they fingered two key figures of the current administration engaging in illegal mining despite...

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We need Bagbin to whip NPP – NDC Youth

Some members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have stated that the NDC must elect a tough flagbearer who can stand up to President Akufo-Addo and wrestle power from the ruling party. The ‘NDC Youth for victory’, led by its General Secretary, Kingsley Ohene, has...

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We know the problem; now, a solution to end excessive police force – Prof. Attafuah

Following the backlash of a police officer brutally assaulting a woman with her grandchild at Midland Savings and Loans at its East Legon branch, crime experts and law personnel are now suggesting that the Ghana Police Service must be reframed and retrained – immediately. We must...

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Angry Midland customers besiege Shiashe branch for their monies

Scores of customers of trouble-hit financial institution Midland Savings and Loans Company have besieged the premises of the Shiashie branch of the firm to withdraw their monies. The development comes on the back of the assault of a customer by a police officer who was on...

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New Regions: Akufo-Addo directs EC to hold referenda

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed the Electoral Commission (EC) to organise referenda this year for the creation of six new regions. The president announced this at the weekend at Nalerigu during a durbar of chiefs and people of the Mamprugu Traditional Area as part...

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Double-track not AM-PM shift system – Adutwum

Government has said it will adopt the double-track (semester/sandwich) system to cater for the increased enrolment into Senior High Schools due to the free SHS policy. Full implementation of the new system is expected to cost GHS323million. The objective of the double-track system is to create...

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8,000 more teachers for Free SHS – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said from September 2018, Government will implement the double intake system for new entrants into the country’s public Senior High Schools, which will address the growing numbers of students benefitting from the Free SHS policy. According to President Akufo-Addo, the...

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Midland suspends 5 workers; to compensate woman

Five members of staff of the Midland Savings and Loans Company who witnessed the assault of a customer of the company at one of its branches by a policeman, Frederick Amanor, have been suspended pending investigations into the matter. Their suspension follows what the management of...

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Double-track not AM-PM shift system – Dr Adutwum

Government has said it will adopt the double-track (semester/sandwich) system to cater for the increased enrolment into Senior High Schools due to the free SHS policy. Full implementation of the new system is expected to cost GHS323million. The objective of the double-track system is to create...

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Mamprugu to get improved water system – Akufo-Addo assures

Construction of an improved water system for the West and East Mamprusi municipalities in the Northern Region will commence in September this year to supply potable water to the people. The water system, which will be funded under a $45m World Bank facility to provide water...

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‘Add value to Ghana’s resources to make them competitive’ — Asantehene

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has called for value addition to all Ghana’s natural resources to make them competitive on the international market to strengthen the economy. He said the reason for the current trade imbalances was as a result of the continuous exportation of...

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Tramadol abuse: Man climbs MTN mast; threatens to kill rescuers

Residents in Odumase-Krobo in the Eastern Region were thrown into a state of shock when a young man identified as Solomon Tetteh, fully dressed in military uniform was spotted at the upper part of an MTN Telecom mast misbehaving and threatening to violently crush anyone who...

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Free SHS to run double-track system amid concerns by NAGRAT

Government is finalising steps to start the double-track or semester system to boost enrollment under its flagship free Senior High School (SHS) education programme. Education Minister, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh, made the revelation at a sensitisation programme organised for education directors of, heads of senior high...

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TUC condemns police brutality on woman at Midland Savings and Loans

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has condemned the act of brutality meted out to a nursing mother at the Shiashie branch of Midland Savings and Loans Company. The TUC said it was unhappy about how the security personnel mishandled the victim, Madam Patience Osafo and therefore...

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Police officer faces court today after assaulting woman

Lance Corporal Frederick Amanor, the Police Officer captured on video beating a client of Midland Savings and Loans Company is expected to be arraigned today [Monday]. Frederick Amanor was arrested on Friday after the video of the police brutality went viral on social media. The incident...

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Let’s rebrand public service and be productive – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has called for a complete change in the attitude of public officials in the country. He said the lack of positive influence and enthusiasm in the country’s public service is greatly affecting the relevance of the service. According to him, the negative habits in...

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I need more prayers – Akufo-Addo tells clergy

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has acknowledged the enormous efforts of the clergy in nation building and asked them to do more. He stated that the spiritual intervention of religious leaders in nation-building could not be underestimated. According to him, he is strengthened by prayers in...

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South Korea’s Ex Female President Serving A 24 Yr Jail Term Gets Another Eight years

Park Geun-hye, the South Korean former President who was jailed for 24 years for corruption, has been slammed with an additional eight-year jail term for receiving bribe from the country’s National Intelligence Service (NIS). A Seoul Central District Court gave the verdict on Friday after a...

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Why is Kennedy Agyapong (Hon) Obviously Loquacious to Incur Public Hatred

Is he? If yes, it is for good reasons. If about 50% of Ghanaian parliamentarians were sensibly loquacious in their aspirations to serve the nation as honest legislators, Ghana will be rivalling His Excellency Paul Kagame’s Rwanda, the African socio-economic role model country. Kennedy has publicly...

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Mesut Ozil quits playing for Germany after making accusation of racism

Mesut Ozil quits playing for Germany after making accusation of racism By Husmukh Kerai Mesut Ozil wrote an open letter defending his meeting with Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Mesut Ozil says he will "no longer be playing for Germany" after accusing some German FA officials...

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