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Dan Botwe, 4 others cleared by parliament

Dan Botwe, Regional Reorganisation and Development

PARLIAMENT HAS approved the nomination of five additional ministerial nominees to serve in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government. The House, after about 2 hours of debate on the third report of the Appointments Committee for the approval of the nominees, passed five out of the six nominees to serve …

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Prez Nana Akufo-Addo has neglected us —PWDs

Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana

THE GHANA Federation of Disability has lamented that it feels discriminated in the ministerial appointments by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. According to Adam Wahab, the federation’s Communications and Media Relations Officer, they feel neglected and that they are “not happy with the Ministerial Appointments made by president Nana Akufo-Addo.” In …

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No tribal tension in Northern Region NPP – Bugri Naabu

Mr Daniel Bugri Naabu, Northern Regional chairman of the NPP addressing the media

 ILLIASU TANKO THE NORTHERN Regional chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Daniel Bugri Naabu, has denied media reports suggesting deep cracks in the party, creating tension between the kokombas and Dagombas. The report said the cracks followed intense lobbying by constituency executives for political appointments at the …

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Allowance increment wasn’t captured in govt budget —NSS

National service personnels

THE MANAGEMENT of the National Service Scheme (NSS) has explained that the scheme could not pay the increased allowance of GH¢559 because the increment was not captured in the government’s November supplementary budget. A statement issued by the scheme on Thursday February 2,2017 described as false, allegations that the New Patriotic …

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Govt passes ‘Dam Safety Regulations Act’ 2016

Dams are sources of water for irrigation farms

THE GOVERNMENT of Ghana has announced the passage of the Dam Safety Regulations Act, 2016 (L.I. 2236) which provides the legal framework for the management of all dams in Ghana. A statement released by the Water Resources Commission and signed by the Public Relations Officer, Adwoa Munkua Dako said, the …

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GII demands probe into Parliament bribery scandal

THE GHANA Integrity Initiative (GII) has called for an independent probe into the alleged attempted bribery of the Minority Caucus of the Appointments Committee of Parliament. The GII said it considered the current matter unfortunate, embarrassing and a major dent of the image of Parliament and hence the urgent need …

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Mahama condemns raid on Kofi Adams’s house

Former President John Mahama

KOBINA WELSING THE FORMER President, John Dramani Mahama, has condemned the alleged raid and seizure of vehicles from the residence of the National Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Kofi Adams. Some soldiers and national security operatives on Wednesday besieged the house of Mr Adams and seized some …

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Tension in Nkwanta South over DCE’s selection

Mr Elias Olonboaso, secretary of the elders to Akyode, addressing the press

KOBINA WELSING THERE IS growing tension in the Nkwanta South District of the Volta  Region over the selection of a new District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area. The New Patriotic Party (NPP) chairman for Nkwanta South Constituency, Mr Larry Yaw Samuel, is being accused of fronting for his favourite …

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Kofi Adams’s seized vehicles returned

Mr Kofi Adams, National Organiser of the NDC

THE NATIONAL organiser of the Nation Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Kofi Adams, has confirmed that his five cars that were seized by National Security operatives on Wednesday, February 1, have been returned. Fifteen fully armed soldiers and four National Security operatives on Wednesday reportedly stormed the Tema Gulf City residence …

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Minority walks out of Parliament over Local Govt Act

Haruna Iddrisu, minority leader

THE MINORITY caucus in Parliament walked out of the House on Tuesday when deliberations over portions of the Local Government Act were underway. The minority disagreed with a proposed amendment to the Act which will allow the new President to dismiss the 30 per cent appointees to the various assemblies …

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