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President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

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The Southern Ghana Union Conference (SCGC) of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Ghana has extended congratulatory messages to the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on his election to the highest office of the land.

Mr John Peter Amewu for the Lands and Natural Resources Ministry and Mr Kofi Dzamesi, Minister-designate for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs.

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The Volta north constituency executive members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have appealed to President Akufo-Addo to appoint a minister from their constituency

Some members of the group with Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo

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A group of volunteers of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) at Abossey Okai in Accra, a hub of spare parts dealers,  have expressed the hope that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo would fulfil his promises, especially the reduction of the percentage of the Value Added Tax (VAT) to make prices of goods and services affordable and enhance business operations.

Kayayei demotration

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Some head porters (Kayayei) at Tudu in Accra have called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to initiate sustainable social intervention programmes to improve upon their poor living conditions.

Archbishop Duncan Williams — General Overseer of ACI

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A Good Governance Leadership (GGL) series aimed at deliberating on ways to promote good corporate governance, as well as fighting corruption in public office, has been launched by Action Chapel International (ACI).

According to Rev Botchway, the country needs dedicated citizens with a blend of knowledge and strong moral character.

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If Ghanaians  change their ways, God will change the nation, the Head Pastor of Life line Assemblies of God (LAG), Rev Jacob Botchway, has indicated.

Mr Yaw Osafo-Maafo

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Senior Minister designate, Yaw Osafo-Maafo has defended the creation of his ministerial portfolio, explaining that his core mandate will be to coordinate the roles of the various economic ministries under the Akufo-Addo administration.

The nomination of Mr Osafo-Maafo as Senior Minister has been met with lots of criticisms; with some saying it was unnecessary and unconstitutional.

Mr Kuuku Ampiah, Spokesperson for the Coalition for Rejuvination and Reorganization of NDC, addressing the media

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A group calling itself the Coalition for rejuvenation and reorganisation of the National Democratic Congress (NDC)  has called on supporters and members of the party to halt all personality attacks against one another and channel their energy towards building the party ahead of the next general election in 2020.

Dr Emmanuel Kwesi Aning

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A security analyst, Dr Emmanuel Kwesi Aning, has advised President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to call the executive of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to order.

Ms Abubekr-Saddique said she is grateful to CEDEP and other stakeholders who supported them during the political season and asked her party supporters to put the elections behind them and put their shoulders to the wheel to help build the country in opposition

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Two parliamentary candidates in the Kumasi metropolis who contested the December 7 parliamentary election have commended the Centre for the Development of People (CEDEP)  for the assistance it extended the candidates during the electioneering.

Mr Osafo-Maafo — Senior Minister designate

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All is clear for the vetting of the first set of ministers designate by the Appointments Committee of Parliament.

Mr Mahama Ayariga

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The Member of Parliament (MP) for Bawku Central, Mr Mahama Ayariga, says the nomination of a former Minister of Finance, Mr Yaw Osafo-Maafo, as a Senior Minister by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is unconstitutional.

Mr Eben Nartey (2nd right) showing a drain to engineers from the Department of Urban Roads PICTURE BY EMMANUEL QUAYE

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The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma Central, Mr Ebenezer Nartey, has assured the constituents that his preoccupation for the next four years would be to take appropriate steps to address the sanitation and drainage challenges in the area.

The directive was given after a meeting with the leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) following clashes between some supporters of the two parties over the School Feeding Programme

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The Municipal Security Committee of the Ejura/Sekyedumase Municipal Assembly has directed caterers working for the School Feeding Programme to suspend their operations until it had received directives from the government.

Kamal-Deen Abdulai

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NASARA Wing of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has applauded President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his government for creating the Ministry for Inner Cities and Zongo Development purposely to attend to the unique needs of residents of the nation’s Inner cities and zongos.

Nana Obiri Boahene (right) addressing a press conference in Accra. Looking on are Mr Bob Charles Agbontor (2nd right), a Deputy General Secretary, NPP, and others. Picture: SAMUEL TEI ADANO

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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has urged the police to be even handed in their quest to clamp down on alleged cases of takeover of state institutions by sympathisers of the party.

Deputy General Secretary of the NPP, Nana Obiri Boahen

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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has questioned the moral right of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to accuse them of engaging in post-election violence and taking over state assets.

According to the party, although those acts of violence need to condemned, it is surprised that the NDC is playing victim in the matter.

Madam Catherine Afeku

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The paramount chiefs and people of Evalue-Ajomoro-Gwira  in the Western Region have commended the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for the  of Mrs Catherine Ablema Afeku as a Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts.

Mr Koku Anyidoho

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has petitioned the diplomatic community against what it believes are deliberate attacks on its members, allegedly by supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), following the latter’s victory in the last presidential and parliamentary elections.

Mr Joseph Osei-Owusu - Chairman of Appointments Committee

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All eyes will be on Parliament from Friday, January 20, as the Appointments Committee begins vetting President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s nominees for ministerial positions.

A timetable released by the Appointments Committee, which is chaired by the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr Joseph Osei-Owusu, said the committee had set Friday for the screening of the first batch of ministerial nominees.

Some of the new political appointees and minister designates

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Mr Francis  Kojo Smith, a political analyst and lawyer, has  observed that the result of the election points to the fact that there is  a need for radical change in the way of doing things in the country.

Asutifi North Constituency Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Francis Opoku Sarfo

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The Asutifi North Constituency Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Francis Opoku Sarfo, has called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to focus on his campaign promise to create the Ahafo Region out of the existing Brong Ahafo Region.

Mr Martin Amidu, President Nana Akufo-Addo

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Citizen vigilante Mr Martin Amidu has urged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to make haste slowly and be fairly sure of each step he takes to avoid repeating the mistakes of the previous government.

Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh — Minister of Education designate

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Government has been called upon to complete all Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) projects abandoned in the various second cycle institutions to help ease congestion.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

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A  governance expert has called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to consider cutting down drastically the size of his government.

He advised foot soldiers of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to be circumspect in anything they did in order not to create disaffection and intolerance for the party and the people

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The Nkosuohene of Atwima Akropong in the Ashanti Region, Nana Osei Bonsu Bempah, has called on Ghanaians to rally solidly behind the new administration under President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in its efforts to transform the fortunes of the country.

Mrs Magdalene Kannae, Board Member, Wildaf, delivering a statement at a press conference in Accra. Picture: BENEDICT OBUOBI

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Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF) has so far commended  President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for  ensuring  that 25  per cent of his appointees are women.

Former President John Agyekum Kufour has urged Ghanaians to exercise restraint in judging President Nana Akufo-Addo's decision to introduce some new ministries and appointment certain persons into his administration.

According to him, it will be unfair to measure the success or otherwise of Akufo-Addo based on his recent appointments and creation of new ministries.

President Akufo-Addo, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

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More organisations continue to congratulate the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and his Vice, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, on their resounding victory in the December 7 elections.

Nakoa Jamson (left) speaking at a ceremoney to mark the birth of the Prophet Mohammed last year. Seated behind him include former President Mahama, Alhaji Collins Dauda (right), former Minister of Local Government and the Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharabutu (2nd left)

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The Leader and Founder of the Israel King of the Jews Church, Nakoa Nazareth Ansah Jamson, has said paying attention to the spiritual aspect of election is key to winning.