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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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Our generation must be at the measure of Africa’s history – Prez Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo delivering the vote of thanks at the just-ended African Union Heads of State Summit

THE PRESIDENT of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the African Union’s theme for 2017 – ‘Harnessing the Demographic Dividend Through Investments in The Youth’ – is essentially a pact leaders on the continent have made “with both present and future generations to leave them a better …

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French Ambassador commends media over 2016 election coverage

François Pujolas, French Ambassador to Ghana

THE FRENCH Ambassador to Ghana, His Excellency François Pujolas, has congratulated the Ghanaian media for its coverage of another seamless transfer of political power, which he says has further deepened the country’s democracy. He expressed the view that the peaceful transfer of power was made possible in part due to …

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We need a new Chamber – Speaker

The Chamber of Parliament House

THE SPEAKER of Parliament, Professor Mike Oquaye, has called on the government to provide a new chamber for Members of Ghana’s Parliament. He made the appeal during a visit by the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, to Parliament yesterday  morning to assess the level of damage caused by Tuesday’s rainstorm. …

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Vetting of Volta MMDCE aspirants begins

Mr Joseph Homenyo, Volta Regional Minister-designate

THE VOLTA Region branch of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has set in motion processes for the selection of new chief executives for all the 25 district assemblies in the region. To this end, the party has set up a three-member committee in all constituencies to receive and vet …

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Ignore 2020 campaign posters – Sylvester Mensah

Former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority, Sylvester Mensah

FORMER CHIEF Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority, Sylvester Mensah, has clarified that he is not behind the circulation of his posters announcing him as the preferred choice as presidential candidate for the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for 2020. Posters of the former La-Dadekotopon Member of …

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Akufo-Addo urges new UN Secretary- General to lead UN reforms

President Akufo-Addo with a delegate at the summit

THE PRESIDENT of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has called on the new Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, to take the lead in effecting reforms at the UN, so as to promote and deepen international co-operation. According to President Akufo-Addo, with the reform of the Security Council …

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