Members of Parliament have called for the establishment of
cancer treatment centres all over the country and the inclusion of childhood
cancer in the diseases list of the National Health Insurance Scheme.
Five parliamentary candidates seeking to win the
bye-elections for the vacant parliamentary seat of the Buem Constituency in the
Volta Region on February 26, 2013 are all geared up for an impressive showing.
The Asafo and women groups of the Asogli Traditional Council
yesterday shook the streets of Ho and
later the forecourt of the Volta Region Coordinating Council with traditional
dancing and dirges to herald the funeral of the late Volta Regional Minister,
Mr Henry Ford Kamel.
All is set for President John Dramani Mahama to deliver his
maiden State of the Nation Address to Parliament, amid fears that the Minority
New Patriotic Party (NPP) Members of Parliament (MPs) will boycott the event.
The Coalition of Ghanaian Voters, a pressure group, has
petitioned the Speaker of Parliament, Mr Edward Doe Adjaho, against what it
termed as disparaging and insulting remarks about the President, Mr John
Mahama, and open threats against the judges of the Supreme Court by Let My Vote
Count, another pressure group.
The Member of Parliament for Afigya Kwabre North
Constituency, Nana Marfo Amaniampong, has expressed his gratitude to his
constituents for their confidence in him which they exhibited by voting for him
and called on them to support him always.
Two polling agents of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP)
who monitored the December 2012 general election at Apam have called on the
leadership of the party to pay them their allowances for work done without any
There has been mixed reactions from some people in the
Tamale metropolis over the arrest of some Electoral Commission officials in the
Savelugu/Nanton district at the weekend by the police for their alleged attempt
to validate some unsigned pink sheets at Savelugu.
The Member of Parliament for Okaikoi Central, Mr Patrick Yaw
Boamah has drawn the attention of the authorities to the numerous accidents on
the George Walker Bush Highway and called for measures to stop the carnage on
>> The Young Democrats, a youth group sympathetic to the
National Democratic Congress (NDC), has petitioned the Inspector General of
Police to effect the arrest of the leadership of ‘Let My Vote Count’, whose
actions and utterances disturb the peace and stability of the country.
‘Let My Vote Count Alliance’, a multi party pressure group
campaigning for support and justice towards
the presidential election petition at the Supreme Court have urged
Ghanaians to have confidence in the court’s ability to deliver justice on the
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Mfantseman, Mr Aquinas
Tawiah Quansah, has appealed to Ghanaians to come to terms with the increment
in the prices of petroleum products to accelerate national development.
>>Prophet Stephen Adom Kyei-Duah of the Believers Worship
Centre at Kenyasi, near Kumasi, has cautioned men and women of God to be
careful with how they disclose prophesies in order not to cause tension.
The Coalition of Ghanaian Voters, a pressure group, has petitioned the Speaker of Parliament, Mr Edward Doe Adjaho, against what it termed disparaging and insulting remarks about the President, Mr John Mahama and open threats against some judges of the Supreme Court by 'Let My Vote Count', another pressure group.
The Director of Communications of the New Patriotic Party
(NPP), Nana Akomea, has stated that the Electoral Commission (EC) now has the
responsibility to explain to the Supreme Court the different figures it gave
for the total number of voters on the electoral roll.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Lawra in the Upper West
Region, Mr Samson Abu, has promised to deliver development to and enhance the
living standard of his constituents to justify the confidence they have reposed
The Member of Parliament for Tolon Constituency, Mr Wahab
Suhiyini Wumbei, has called for an enhanced collaboration between members of
the legislature and the district assemblies, particularly the District Chief
Executives for accelerated national development.
Centre for the Development of People (CEDEP), a
non-governmental organisation based in Kumasi, has organised a day’s workshop
for females and persons with disabilities (PWDs) who contested the 2012
parliamentary elections in the Ashanti Region to share their experiences.
The John Institute of African Politics and Society, a civil
society social democratic think tank, has noted with deep concern the recent
utterances of the Head Pastor of the Glorious Word Power Ministry
International, Prophet Owusu-Bempah, regarding some political developments in the country.
In spite of the good intentions behind fuel subsidies in the
country, the practice has gradually become an albatross on the neck of
governments mainly because of the political connotation that comes with it.
The Member of Parliament for Ho-West, Mr Emmanuel Kwesi
Bedzrah, has noted with concern the recent media publications caused by some
pressure groups agitating for his nomination by the President as the next Volta