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Deputy General Secretary of the NPP, Nana Obiri Boahen

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The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Juaboso in the Western region, Mr Kwabena Mintah Akando and the Deputy General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Obiri Baohen on Friday engaged in banter on radio over the kingpins behind the illegal mining menace (galamsey).

The two politicians accused each other of engaging in galamsey and exchanged words many of which were unprintable.

Osei Assibey Antwi - Kumasi Mayor

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The Management of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has denied that En Huang (Aisha), the Chinese kingpin said to be involved in illegal mining (galamsey) was an acquaintance of the Kumasi Mayor and even attended his swearing-in ceremony.

A statement issued and signed by the Public Relations Manager of the KMA, Mr Godwin Okumah Nyame on Friday said a Chinese woman photographed with the Mayor, Mr Osei Assibey Antwi at the induction ceremony and widely circulated on social media was known as QI Ying.

Sympathisers of the accused members of Delta Force stormed the Kumasi courtroom

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Professor Ransford Van Gyampo of the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana is reported to have accused the National Democratic Congress (NDC) of having no moral right to speak on the Delta Force 8 saga.

Mr Joseph Agyeman Dapaa (2nd right) delivering a speech after his endorsement

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The Ahafo Ano South and North district assemblies in the Ashanti Region have voted to endorse the President’s nominees for District Chief Executives (DCEs). At Mankranso, the district capital of the Ahafo Ano South, the assembly members delayed in the confirmation because they had to elect a substantive Presiding Member (PM) to lead the house to vote to endorse the DCE nominee, Mr Joseph Agyeman Dapaa.

Professor Edmund Delle

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The Convention People’s party (CPP) has called on all and sundry to rededicate themselves to the total liberation and emancipation of Africa and to undertake a self-reflection and assessment of the state of the continent and individual countries.

Mr Koku Anyidoho

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The Kwesi Botchwey Committee probing the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) election defeat in 2016, is expected to present its report to the party in early June.

President Akufo-Addo interacting with some members of the Ghanaian community in Sierra Leone

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has stated unequivocally that he will not shield any public official found to be engaged in acts of corruption or malfeasance, but will ensure that the laws of the land are applied fully, without fear or favour.

According to President Akufo-Addo, the recent news of the arrest of some Customs officials responsible for the loss of some GH¢1.2 billion in revenue to the state is part of the efforts his government is making to block revenue leakages at the country’s ports.

Mr Frank Okpenyen with President President Nana Akufo-Addo

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All the 37 members of the Nzema East Municipal Assembly in the Western Region voted to confirm the President's nominee, Mr Frank Okpenyen as Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) during a meeting on Tuesday at Axim.

Volta Regional Minister, Dr Archibald Yao Letsa

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Newly confirmed Municipal and District Chief Executives (MDCEs) in the Volta Region have been tasked to adopt innovative ways of harnessing potentials and resources for the development of the region.

Mr Ebenezer Nartey (right) presenting the items to Mr Martin Apima for the BECE Candidates. With them are Agnes Sackitey (left), Circuit Supervisor of Mataheko Cluster of School. Picture: ESTHER ADJEI

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The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma Central, Mr Ebenezer Nartey, has advised students to take their academic work seriously and avoid examination malpractices.

Mr Akwasi Oppong-Fosu

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A minister of state in the erstwhile Mahama administration, Mr Akwasi Oppong-Fosu, has said it will be an act of bad faith for appointees of the former President to cross swords with him over the flagbearship of the party if he decides to lead the party in the next election.

Madam Beatrice Serwaa Derkyi

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Sixty-six out of 68 assembly  members have finally voted YES to endorse the President's nominee, Madam Beatrice Serwaa Derkyi, as the Ejisu-Juaben Municipal Chief Executive (MCE).

Mr William Tevie, the former Chief Executive Officer of National Communications Authority, Mr Eugene Baffoe-Bonnie, the former Board Chairman of the National Communications Authority (NCA)

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The Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) has retrieved $1 million out of the $4 million allegedly embezzled by top officials of the National Communications Authority (NCA) and National Security under the guise of procuring a listening device to counter terrorism in Ghana.

President Akufo-Addo

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The Paramount Chief of the Mamprugu Traditional Area, Nayiri Naa Bohagu Mahami Abdulai Sheriga, has appealed to the government to make good its campaign promise of creating another region out of the Northern Region.

According to him, the Northern Region is the largest region in the country and the creation of another out of it is long overdue.

Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe

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A founder member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe, has encouraged the government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to vigorously fight political polarisation and factionalism in the country.

Political polarisation, in his opinion “is a bane to development and bodes no good for the general well-being and progress of the country.”

Mr Asoma-Cheremeh (left), the Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, swearing in the 24 Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs)

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The Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Mr Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, has cautioned community members, including party foot soldiers and executives, from overburdening their municipal and district chief executives (MDCEs) with overwhelming demands which end up creating unethical and conflict situations.

“Sometimes demands on our MDCEs by party members, opinion leaders and citizens are so outrageous that they are unable to meet them. This kind of unfortunate development tends to create bad blood between MMDCEs and those who made such demands,” the minister said.

The President, Nana Addo Dakwa Akufo-Addo will pay a day's visit to Sierra Leone today as part of his tour of all West African countries, the Communications Director at the Presidency, Mr Eugene Arhin has said.

The President while in Serra Leone will hold bilateral talks with his counterpart President Ernest Bai Koroma.

Mr Ben Dotsei Malor, a former Communications Advisor to President John Dramani Mahama, has joined the debate on how President Akufo-Addo should handle ex-government officials found to have embezzled state funds.

In a reply to a Facebook post on the subject, Mr Malor suggested the Akufo-Addo government should bring officials of the past government who embezzled state monies while in office to book.