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On 7th January 2017 Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo was sworn in as the 5th President of the 4th Republic of Ghana after a convincing victory in the 2016 Presidential Election. As has become the convention, the first assessment of Nana Addo's performance as President shall be based on his first hundred days in the highest office of the land.

The development of physical activity strategies that span from childhood through to young adulthood is of critical importance

Opinion

Civilisation encompasses broad life transformation ranging from technological advancement, social integration, lifestyle changes and the rest. It entails a dynamic phenomenon that has far-reaching influence on human life in all ramifications.

A schematic of an FSRU (top) lying next to an LNG Carrier (bottom)

Opinion

Natural gas, the cleanest fossil fuel, can best be transported over long distances from one location to another with no pipeline connectivity in the form of liquefied natural gas (LNG).

The NDC did not present any exciting messages to the electorate aside from the emphasis on initiation and continuation of projects

Opinion

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is yet to come to terms with the massive defeat it suffered at the hands of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the December 7, 2016 election.

The Independece Arch

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In a few weeks’ time, Ghana will be celebrating 60 years of nationhood. On March 6, 1957, an independent country, Ghana, emerged from what was then the Gold Coast. The new nation, Ghana, adopted the motto: Freedom and Justice.

Richard Quashigah, MP for Keta

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On Sunday, January 15, 2017, the President of the Republic, Nana Akufo-Addo delivered a solemn message to the congregation of the Accra Ridge Church seeking God’s favour and divine grace to build a new Ghana.

Life as an MP in Ghana is traditionally a short-lived stint, partly because of a tradition of mocking longstanding MPs as "Mugabe", writes journalist Elizabeth Ohene, herself a former MP, in our series of letters from African journalists.

Black Stars

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Welcome, Africa! That is the clarion call on the lips of all Gabonese, even those who initially opposed the hosting of the 2017 AFCON tournament in that country and protested vehemently. Indeed, we have come to realise that in recent times, countries that thrill the African continent at such football gatherings are those who happen to test their abilities for the first time in their lives.

For and on behalf of all Ahenemma and Grandsons And Grand-Daughters of The Golden Stool

“To everything, there is a season, a time to every purpose under heaven, a time to be born and a time to die” Eccl.3:1-2

The Most Rev. Peter K. Sarpong

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Until Otumfuo Opoku Ware II, Asantehene, mentioned the name of his mother’s sister, Nana Afia Kobi, as the possible Royal person he was thinking of choosing to succeed Nana Ama Serwaa Nyarko as Asantehemmaa, I had never met or indeed, heard of Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II.

“Each passing moment in the lives of mankind brings them joy or sorrow; success or failure; challenges or solutions.”

The hearts of Nananom of the Ashanti Regional House of Chiefs have been in deep and poignant distress following the demise of Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II, Asantehemaa, on Monday, 14th November, 2016.

Togbe Afede XIV (arrowed), President of the National House of Chiefs

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“None of us lives to himself
And none of us dies to himself
If we live, we live to the Lord
So then whether we live or we die
We are the Lord’s” – Romans 14:7-8)

The President and the entire membership of the National House of Chiefs received with deep sorrow and grief the death of Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II, Asantehemaa.

 



 

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Some ministerial nominees

Thinking Aloud

From tomorrow, Parliament will begin another series of vetting of ministerial nominees.

With regard to NPP activists who are acting with impunity in the name of righting what went wrong when the NDC took office, they must appreciate that we live in an era of the rule of law and due process.

Thinking Aloud

When Christ Jesus told his disciples that they are obliged to forgive offenders seventy-seven times seven times, they naturally expressed their exasperation.

President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Thinking Aloud

The initiative and resourcefulness of the President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in going round the country to thank Ghanaians, through the chiefs, for giving him the mandate to govern this country for the next four years underlines a belief that indeed, sovereignty resides in the people of this country.

President Akufo-Addo

Voice from afar

President Akufo-Addo rightly set the tone for 2017 when he suggested that those who wanted to make money should go to the marketplace and work to achieve their ambition of wealth.

During electioneering, political parties promise an easy life for people if elected. They would provide free schools, better health services and good infrastructure and services to maintain and establish new industries in all regions.

Voice from afar

Soon, the State of the Nation’s addresses will begin.  As I wrote two years ago, it is usually an occasion for the serving President to tell us what good the government has done and what it will do to make life better for everyone.

The President-elect should immediately install himself or herself in a corner of Flagstaff House and access to him should be at his request.

Voice from afar

It has been a hard-fought election.  The strategies and confrontations have been of great interest to analysts.  Many have enjoyed the rallies and fun and the expectations have been great.

It’s unfortunate that the plagiarism controversy linked to President Akufo-Addo’s inaugural address somewhat tarnished the extremely inspiring message he delivered at the Independence Square last Saturday, January 7, when he was sworn into office as the fifth President of the Fourth Republic.

Ajoa Yeboah-Afari

Native Daughter

I foresee tomorrow being a very emotional day as a new era begins in Ghana with the swearing into office of Nana Akufo-Addo as President. There will be the tears of joy of a dream come true, as well as the misery tears of those who find it all a nightmare; those who never foresaw this day.

Ajoa Yeboah-Afari

Native Daughter

Surprisingly, the victory of the NPP in the general election had hardly been confirmed by the Electoral Commissioner than some people and organizations started urging President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo to honour his campaign promises! I find such calls most unfair.

The party’s elected National Chairman, General Secretary and Second National Vice Chairman are all in pain and working outside the periphery to serve a party they so much loved and toiled for

Civic Realities

Now that Election 2016 has come and gone and its outcome known to all, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will be sworn in on January 7, 2017, as the fifth President of the Fourth Republic.

While there are successes to celebrate as far the country’s elections are concerned, tomorrow’s polls are a defining moment for the nation

Civic Realities

Since the beginning of the Fourth Republic in 1992, Ghanaians have voted to choose their leaders at both the constituency and the national levels and tomorrow’s epoch-making polls will be no exception.

All too soon another election is beckoning Ghanaians and members of various political parties and candidates are already experiencing stomach-churning moments as they seek to know the possible outcome of the election and for that matter who wins the 2016 Election.

An IT system cannot add or deduct from votes obtained at the polling station and recorded on pink sheets

Elizabeth Ohene

I have toyed with transferring my vote to Ayawaso West Wugon which is the constituency in which I live in Accra. But somehow I haven’t summoned the courage to transfer my vote from Abutia which as the whole world knows, is my home town.

His Excellency John Dramani Mahama is not having a good campaign. As the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), he has based his entire campaign to be re-elected as President of this republic on the premise that his government has brought infrastructural development to Ghana.

The rules governing the elections must apply to all

Elizabeth Ohene

It does not appear to me to be much point in engaging in a competition if both sides cannot agree on the rules of the game. When you have agreed to the rules and both sides agree to subject themselves to those rules, you can have a successful game.