Some concerned citizens of the Upper Denkyira East Municipality, who live in Accra, have rallied support for the appointment of Mr Raymond Ofosu-Kwabena as the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE).
With the perceived confusion over funding for the government’s free senior high school (SHS) education policy dominating the news, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government needs to outline to citizens its priority areas for development, the Operations Director of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Nana Ofori Owusu, has stated.
A former deputy finance minister, Mrs Mona Helen Quartey, has cast doubt on government’s ability to fulfil the free SHS policy this year. The New Patriotic Party NPP) government’s flagship programme, according to President Akufo-Addo, will start from September 2017.
The National Youth Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Sidii Abubakar Musah, has finally broken his silence on his role in the 2016 campaign of the party that culminated in its electoral defeat.
Two teacher unions have taken on the Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku-Prempeh, describing his warning to sack school heads who superintend over a 90 per cent failure rate in examinations as unfortunate and smacks of lack of leadership skills.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ablekuma South Constituency, Dr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije, has assured head teachers of his readiness to collaborate with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to promote quality education in the constituency.
The much-awaited second public hearing of the bribery allegation against some members of the Appointments Committee of Parliament (ACP) scheduled to take place yesterday did not come off.
The district coordinating director of the Shai-Osudoku District Assembly, Dodowa, Mr Kofi Boateng-Acheampong, has expressed worry at the lack of funds at the assembly.
Members of Parliament (MPs) have urged the security agencies to take stringent measures to deal with the menace of land guards in the country.
The 2016 Presidential Candidate of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, has advised the government to tackle immediately what is needed before attempting to do what is desired.
The Ejisu Juaben Municipality branch of the Ghana Federation of the Physically Disabled (GFPD) have called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to appoint one of its members, Mr Kwaku Ntim Twumasi, as the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Ejisu Juaben.
Nana Owusu Achiaw, the 63-year-old chief of Agona Akrofonso and entrepreneur was Thursday morning elected to represent the Ashanti region on the Council of State.
He polled 45 votes from a total of 60 valid votes cast to the surprise of the Mawerehene, Baffour Ossei Hyiaman Brantuo VI who had only five votes in what became a three-horse race.
Former Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo Prampam in the Greater Accra Region, Mr Enoch Teye Mensah has explained that he withdrew from the Council of State race because of concerns raised by his grandchildren in relation to negative reactions on social media.
According to him, his grandchildren pleaded with him to pull out of the race because of the various reactions which met his intention to contest.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ideal Financial Holdings, Nii Kotei Dzani has been elected as the representative of the Greater Accra region on the Council of State.
He polled 20 votes at Thursday's elections which was organised at Amasaman in the Ga South Municipality.
Mr Enoch Teye Mensah has withdrawn from the Council of State race for the Greater Accra Region.
The former Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo Prampram in a letter dated February 15, 2017, addressed to the Greater Accra Regional Director of the Electoral Commission , 2017, explained his decision to withdraw from the race was personal.
A lawyer and management consultant, Mr Tom Mawusi, has expressed optimism of winning the Volta Region Council of State election.
One of the highly-tipped aspirants to the Council of State, Nana Sam Brew-Butler, has said he would use his remuneration as the Central Regional representative to the council to create a fund to support the deprived and marginalised in the region.
There should be a review of the formula for common fund allocations to Members of Parliament (MPs) and Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs), the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Keta Constituency, Mr Richard Quashigah, has advocated.
The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has indicated that it is time for the Electoral Commission (EC) to take urgent steps to allow Ghanaians in the diaspora to vote in the next presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for the year 2020.
According to the PPP, the next election is four years away and it provided an ample time frame to devise and test the modalities for the implementation of the Representation of the People’s Amendment Law (ROPAL), Act 699.
The Member Parliament for North Tongu in the Volta region, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa in a Facebook post has responded to claims by Mr Joseph Osei-Owusu, the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament that he [Okudzeto] confessed that the bribery allegation against some members of the Appointments Committee was cooked up.
He described the claims by Mr Osei-Owusu as nothing but a desperate, malicious and cancerous fabrication which would not be allowed to fester.
“May it be known that the so-called confession attributed to me by Hon. Joe Osei-Owusu is nothing but a desperate, malicious and cancerous fabrication which would not be allowed to fester."
"The last time Hon. Osei-Owusu made this same allegation, he hanged it around the neck of Hon. Mahama Ayariga, I guess he had forgotten to be consistent when he appeared before the Special Committee today.
“Let no one doubt my resolve and the extent I am willing to go to vindicate the truth in this matter…Truth Stands,” Mr Ablakwa wrote on Facebook.
The Members of the ad-hoc Parliamentary Committee appointed to investigate the recent bribery allegation levelled against some Members of the Appointments Committee have justified their jurisdiction.
Following the formation of a Parliamentary committee to investigate the allegations made by the MP for Bawku Central, Mr Mahama Ayariga that the Energy Minister, Mr Boakye Agyarko attempted bribing Minority members on the Appointments Committee with Gh¢3,000 each with the aim to influence his approval as Minister, there have been public concerns of conflict of interest and jurisdiction.
There have also been a call for Parliament to allow a different body outside of the House to investigate the allegations but starting its televised public hearings on Wednesday morning, the members of the committee unanimously argued that they have the mandate and jurisdiction to investigate the matter.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for the North Tongu constituency in the Volta region, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa is said to have explained that the bribery allegation against the Appointments Committee of Parliament was in retaliation for corruption allegations leveled against former President John Mahama by Mr Boakye Agyarko.
Appearing before the ad-hoc Parliamentary bribery investigative committee on Wednesday, Mr Joseph Osei-Owusu, the First Deputy Speaker said Mr Ablakwa told him and some members of the Committee that “they were spreading the corruption allegation” because the Minister of Energy, Boakye Agyarko had labeled former President John Mahama as corrupt.
The Electoral Commission (EC) says all is set for the election of the regional representatives to the Council of State, which comes off on Thursday, February 16, 2017.
The Executive Secretary of the Brong Ahafo Regional Peace Council, Alhaji Suallah Abdullah Quandah, has hinted that the council has amicably settled the impasse between the Brong Ahafo Regional Minister designate, Mr Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh and the Sunyani Traditional Council.
The Assembly Member for the Ridge Nhyiaeso Electoral Area, Mr Abraham Boadi a.k.a. Opooman has been elected as the new Presiding Member of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) following the removal of the Amakomhene, Nana Adu Mensah Asare who was a government appointee.
Mr Boadi obtained 110 YES votes as against 20 NO votes on Tuesday at an election organised by the Assembly
Thirteen disqualified applicants vying for the position of the District Chief Executive (DCE) in the Chiana-Paga District have petitioned the national executive of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to cancel the criteria used by the constituency executive in the selection process.
An activist of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Volta Region, Mr Vincent Hodoli, aka Torgodomakpa (Agbonugla), has blamed the poor performance of the party in the last election on the greed among party executives in the region.
Hundreds of supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) yesterday gathered at the national headquarters of the party to protest against the vetting process of metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives (MMDCEs).
The supporters (from various constituencies across the country) took advantage of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s weekly Monday visits to the party headquarters to present their petitions.
Pressure group OccupyGhana has said at least Gh¢7.5 billion of the taxpayers’ money was lost through public sector corruption between 2003 and 2014.
“In our conservative estimates based on the Auditor-General’s own reports to Parliament from 2003 to 2014 (excluding 2009), Ghana lost almost Gh¢2.5billion through Ministries, Departments and Agencies alone. And between 2009 and 2014, amounts lost to Ghana through public boards, corporations and other statutory institutions were over Gh¢5 billion,” the pressure group said in a statement issued on Monday by Nana Sarpong Agyeman-Badu in charge of Media Relations.