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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has re-nominated 15 Municipal and District Chief Executives (MDCEs) for approval by their respective assemblies.

They are George Kyei Baffour, Asante Akim Central; Abraham Mbanye, Sene East District; Felicia Aba Hagan, Abura/Asebu /Kwamankese District; Florence Governor, Ayensuano District, and Ebenezer Tettey Kupaulor, Yilo Krobo Municipal.

Prof. Ransford Gyampo (left) interacting with some of the participants after his lecture. Picture: EBOW HANSON

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A Senior lecturer at the University of Ghana, Professor Ransford Gyampo, has stated that the current governance structure of the winner takes-all system dissipates national brains and expertise.

According to Prof. Gyampo, who is also a research fellow of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), the system creates partisan monopolisation of all resources, excluding all other persons who did not “mount campaign platforms”.

Koku Anyodoho, Deputy General Secretary of NDC

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There is no gain saying the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is a mass political party that has a massive following.

In a quarter of a century, the NDC has won four out of the seven general elections that have been held under the Fourth Republican dispensation.

The party, in 25 years, has had three leaders namely Presidents Jerry John Rawlings, John Evans Atta Mills and John Dramani Mahama. The party is grateful to all of them for flying high the flag of the NDC.

Nenyi George Andah

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New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for the Awutu Senya West Constituency, Mr Nenyi George Andah, has cut the sod for the construction of a modern two-unit kindergarten block with ancillary facilities for the Saint Kilian Catholic Basic School at Awutu Beraku.

The project which is expected to be completed in six months is being supported by Imperial Homes, a property developer, for its 10th anniversary celebration since its establishment.

Gitmo 2 ruling reminder of role of Parliament - Minority Leader

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The Minority Leader, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, says the ruling of the Supreme Court on the two former Guantanamo Bay detainees, popularly known at Gitmo 2, is a reminder to any sitting government to avoid constitutional breaches in pursuit of the country’s foreign policy.

He said in running the country, the dictates of the 1992 Constitution needed to be respected.

Dignitaries together with participants displaying posters to commemorate World Public Services Day in Accra. Picture: EDNA ADU-SERWAA

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A tax lawyer and lecturer, Mr Abdallah Ali-Nakyea, has tasked the government to rid the country of illicit financial flows (IFF).

He also charged Ghanaians to pay their taxes.

Mrs Evelyn Twum-Gyamerah Picture: ESTHER ADJEI

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The Ledzokuku Krowor Municipal Chief Executive, Mrs Evelyn Twum-Gyamerah, has stated that she will encourage girl-child education in the Ledzokuku Krowor Municipality to engender women empowerment.

According to her, girl-child education was one of her priorities and she was going to support female candidates who would excel in the just-ended Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) to further their education.

The confusion followed a misunderstanding between the constituency chairman, Mr Yaw Amankwah and the Member of Parliament, Mr Eugene Boakye Antwi.

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There was confusion on Friday during a delegates conference of the Subin constituency of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Ashanti Region.

The confusion followed a misunderstanding between the constituency chairman, Francis Kwabena Boama and the Member of Parliament, Mr Eugene Boakye Antwi.

Opuni distributed cocoa fertilisers to cronies – Majority

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The Majority in Parliament has accused a former Chief Executive of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Dr Stephen Opuni, of diverting fertilisers meant for all cocoa farmers to individuals linked to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) during his tenure.

The Vice Chair of the Food and Agriculture Committee, Kwame Asafu Adjei, who addressed a press conference on Friday June 23, stated that “distribution was based on cronyism and political party affiliation in such free fertiliser policy [introduced by Dr Opuni], creating enormous avenues for corruption”.