The Gambian President, Mr Adama Barrow on Friday called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Flagstaff House as part of a day’s working visit to the country.
The main purpose of the visit was to thank President Akufo-Addo and the people of Ghana for the support they provided towards the restoration of democracy and order in The Gambia.
The Ashanti Regional Youth Organiser of the National Democratic Congress' (NDC), Mr Yaw Brogya Gyamfi, has petitioned the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) to conduct investigations into the $2.25 billion bond issued by the government.
A number of youth in the Savelugu-Nanton Municipality in the Northern Region last Wednesday afternoon embarked on a demonstration to protest the appointment of Hajia Ayishetu Seidu as the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the area.
Tension is mounting in the South Dayi District following the appointment of Madam Ella Boateng as the new District Chief Executive for the area.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has described the decision of Ghana and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to intervene in The Gambian crisis as a vindication of a growing consensus for the entrenchment of democratic values on the continent.
Alhaji Alidu Seidu who was nominated for Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the Asokore Mampong Assembly in the Ashanti region by President Akufo-Addo, has failed to secure the endorsement of assembly members.
Graphic Online's reporter, Joseph Kyei-Boateng who covered the elections on Friday said Alhaji Seidu secured seven YES votes against eight NO votes, representing 46.7 per cent.
A former President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Mr Benjamin William Mkapa, has called on African historians and academics to rewrite African history on colonisation and slavery.
According to the former Tanzanian leader, there “are many misrepresentations” about how African nationalists fought to resist the slave trade and colonisation on the continent.
The Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama, has said the 212 appointees of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) announced last Wednesday have been “received well”.
The Youth in Agona West Constituency in the Central Region have been advised to stop dragging the name of the Member of Parliament for the area, Mrs Cynthia Morrison, into the appointment of a municipal chief executive for the municipality.
According to Mr Kofi Osei, the Constituency Organiser, the MP had no hand in the nomination of Justina Marigold Assan as the first woman MCE for the municipality since the commencement of the Fourth Republic in 1992.
The National Chairman of the Convention People’s Party (OPP), Prof. Edmund Delle, has called on the rank and file of the party to stamp out divisions within the Nkrumaists front.
He said since the founder of the party, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, believed in unity and discipline, the need to stamp out divisions in the party had become critical.
The Klottey Korle MP Dr Zanetor Agyeman Rawlings has emphasised the need to have more women in government, indicating that “not all men seen in public office are that great and if we were to use the same standard by which men get appointed, a lot more women will get in”.
For her, “there are a lot of qualified women” who can equally execute such tasks so society must give women enough opportunities to serve the country.
The Ashanti Regional Youth Organiser of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Yaw Brogya Genfi, has petitioned the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), in his capacity as a citizen of Ghana, to investigate the recent $2.25 billion bond issued by the government of Ghana.
Mr Genfi’s petition follows assertions by the Minority in Parliament that Mr Trevor G. Trefgarne, a director at Franklin Templeton, the institution that bought 95 per cent of the bond, is also a Director at Enterprise Group Limited, a company which Ghana’s Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta is co-founder, thus, raising issues of transparency, conflict of interest, and suspicion.
The Member of Parliament for Odododiodio Constituency, Mr Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye, has said he will file a complaint with the police against an unlawful action carried out by alleged security operatives for invading his home over missing government vehicles.
“Today, my family will lodge a formal complaint against persons believed to be National Security Operatives for invading my home over missing government vehicles,” he disclosed.
Supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have been urged to calm down as the government yesterday released a list of 212 municipal and district chief executives to lead its vision at the district level.
Security has been beefed up at Zebilla in the Bawku West District in the Upper East Region following the vandalisation of property at the Bawku West District Assembly by a group of irate NPP youth last Tuesday.
The protests were against the appointment of Madam Victoria Ayamba as the District Chief Executive (DCE) of the area.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says threats by some illegal miners to vote him out in the 2020 elections will not dissuade him in his anti-galamsey fight.
According to him, he is more concerned about national development issues and not elections.
Only 34 women representing about 16 percent made it to list of 212 District Chief Executive (DCE) nominees by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has released the list of all 212 Municipal and District Chief Executives.
Announcing the appointments on Wednesday, the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama said the appointees are expected to be approved by the Assemblies in the coming days and weeks to complete the process.