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Leadership of NPP, NDC must act in the interest of the nation– PPP

Kofi Portuphy, National Chairman, NDC (L) & Freddie Blay, acting National Chairman, NPP

THE PROGRESSIVE People’s Party (PPP) has condemned the 2016 post-election violent attacks in the country. Ghana has been hailed by the international community and civil society organisations for organizing a peaceful election, and ensuring a smooth transition from an incumbent President to a newly elected President. As the beacon of …

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UN Secretary-General congratulates Adama Barrow

Adama Barrow, President of The Gambia (L) & ex-President Yahya Jammeh

THE UNITED Nations Secretary-General has called Mr. Adama Barrow, the President of The Gambia, to discuss the latest developments in the country and to congratulate him on his inauguration. The Secretary-General expressed deep concern about the refusal of defeated President Yahya Jammeh to step aside and about the high outflow …

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CONIWAS commends creation of Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources 

Martin Dery, chairman of CONIWAS

THE COALITION of Non-Governmental-Organisations (NGO) in Water and Sanitation (CONIWAS) has commended the government for creating a ministry dedicated to sanitation and water resources. In a statement signed by Martin Dery, chairman of CONIWAS and copied to the DAILY HERITAGE last Sunday, the chairman said “This is a dream come true …

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West Africa CSOs speak on The Gambian Crisis

Adama Barrow, President of The Gambia (L) & ex-President Yahya Jammeh

ON THE 1st of December 2016, Gambians went to the polls to vote for a president for the fifth time since current leader Yahya Jammeh came to power in a 1994 coup. Over the past 22 years, President Jammeh and the Gambian security forces have used enforced disappearances, torture, intimidation, and …

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Brouhaha over Rawlings’4 acres land unnecessary —Kofi Adams

Kofi Adams, National Organiser

MOHAMMED AWAL THE FORMER spokesperson of former President Jerry John Rawlings, Kofi Adams, has stated that there is nothing wrong with the state giving former presidents lands as part of their retirement packages. According to him, the brouhaha following reports that the previous government leased over four acres of unnumbered …

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I didn’t lie about ballot papers – Wontumi

Bernard Antwi Boasiako, Ashanti regional NPP Chairman

MOHAMMED AWAL THE ASHANTI regional chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako, has rubbished reports that he lied during last month’s polls when he claimed that he had information that some thumb-printed presidential papers had been hidden at the Madison Lodge in the Nhyiaeso constituency in …

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Huge ex-gratia for former presidents a burden – Nunoo Mensah

Brigadier General (Rtd) Joseph Nunoo Mensah, former National Security adviser

KOBINA WELSING A FORMER national security advisor to the late President John Atta Mills, Brigadier General (Rtd) Joseph Nunoo Mensah has called on former Heads of State to consider the burden of their severance packages on the national purse and decide whether or not to accept them. His comments come …

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‘Senior Minister’ position unconstitutional – Ayariga

Yaw Osafo Maafo, Senior Minister-designate

THE NOMINATION of Yaw Osafo Maafo as Senior Minister-designate by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is unconstitutional, Mahama Ayariga, Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, has said. According to him, the nomination of any person to be vetted for the post of a “Senior Minister” constitutes a constitutional aberration because …

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Prez Akufo-Addo, African leaders commit to inclusive, job-creating economies

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

THE PRESIDENT of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, together with Heads of State and Governments from some 30 African countries, have committed themselves towards ensuring that economic growth in their respective countries would lead to a more “inclusive economy”, which will create jobs for the youth in …

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I’m ready for appointment – Freddie Blay

Mr Freddie Blay, acting national chairman of the NPP

KWAME ACHEAMPONG ACTING NATIONAL chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Freddie Blay, has said he is open for an appointment by President Akufo-Addo. Mr. Blay, who expressed the interest to be Speaker of Parliament in the 7th Parliament, lost the job to fellow party elder Professor Mike Oquaye after …

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