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MPs splashed $23m on campaign – Report

A CANDIDATE spent approximately GH¢ 390,000 (USD 86,000) to secure the party primary nomination and compete in the parliamentary election during the 2016 elections, a new research has revealed. The findings show that the cost of running for political office in Ghana went up by nearly 60% over one single …

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President Akufo Addo Suspends Upper West Minister

President Nana Akufo-Addo has suspended the Upper West regional minister following reports of political vigilantism in the region. Sulemana Alhassan is alleged to have instructed the release of some NPP thugs who were arrested after they attacked some officers of the Upper West National Disaster Management Organisation. He has denied …

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Deputy Speaker’s Comments on RTI Bill Very Unfortunate, Misleading – MFWA

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has read with dismay comments attributed to the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei Owusu, suggesting that Parliament does not consider the Right to Information (RTI) Bill as a priority. We are even more saddened and amazed by the Deputy Speaker’s view …

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Resign or face our wrath – NDC MPs to Ken Ofori-Atta

THE MINORITY National Democratic Congress (NDC) Caucus in Parliament is calling on the Finance Minister, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta to immediately resign his post for grossly breaching the Constitution and the Public Financial Management Act in the US$ 2.25 billion bond he issued in 2017. In their view, since there were …

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Prez Akufo-Addo mourns Hugh Masakela

I HAD to come, and came from the AU Summit in Addis Ababa on my way back home to Accra, so I could express my condolences to Barbara and his family in person. Coming here, it was difficult to believe the news. But being here, at this service, it is …

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Akwaaba Hotels wasteful to the tourism sector – IMANI

POLICY THINK-TANK, IMANI Ghana, has expressed reservations about a new project the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture is planning to undertake. The sector minister, Catherine Afeku, at an interaction with the press on  January 29, 2018 hinted that her ministry would be building hotels to provide affordable accommodation to …

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Hugh Masekela is my family member – Akufo-Addo

PRESIDENT NANA Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has eulogised the late legendary jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela, describing as a “member of my family.” “My wife Rebecca, my sister Mamaa, her daughter Khadija, my brother Bumpty, his wife Irene, our mutual friend Sabah Bedwei Majdoub, Joe Ampah, his widow Rosalind, and the talented …

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Woyome shot down

A THREE-MEMBER panel of Supreme Court judges chaired by Justice William Atuguba yesterday unanimously dismissed the application by Mr Alfred Agbesi Woyome which prayed the court to reverse orders made by single judge, Justice Ampah Benin. Justice Benin, who is presiding over the oral examination of Mr Woyome, in June …

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Mahama picks NDC card

Former president John Dramani Mahama has picked up his new National Democratic Congress (NDC) membership card. Mahama was in his hometown Bole in the Northern region on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 to take part in the ongoing registration as the major opposition party restructure to return to power. He was …

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US to Help Address Youth Unemployment in N/R

The United State government will make huge investment on cash crop farming to attract the youth into cultivation, as part of commitment to help address alarming youth unemployment in the Northern Region, Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P Jackson has revealed. Ambassador Jackson added that the US will also continue to …

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