The Paramount Chief of the Vakpo Traditional Area, Togbe
Gbogbolulu V, has endorsed the free Senior High School vision of the New
Patriotic Party (NPP), saying if his traditional area can sponsor some students
currently in the senior high school, then the state is capable of undertaking a
policy of free senior high school education.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the presidential candidate of
the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has stepped up the tempo of his electioneering
for the December 7 polls, visiting a number of areas in six constituencies in
the Ashanti Region in a day.
The Independent presidential candidate in the 2012 election,
Mr Jacob Osei Yeboah, aka JOY, has said his ‘‘national unity government’’ will
put in place an educational commission that will determine the duration of
senior high schools.
The soul of Kumbungu, like many other constituencies, is up
for grabs and the two major parties, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and
New Patriotic Party (NPP) are girding their loins to lock horns come December
7, for this soul.
The Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) has called on the
various political parties in the country to take pains to educate their members
and supporters on the biometric system of voting for them to be abreast of the
Youth associations in the Mfantseman Municipality, in
conjunction with the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) , have held
a forum to discuss the vision of the constituencies’ parliamentary candidates.
“Nana Akufo-Addo is going to win this year’s elections with
a margin that will surprise everybody. The party is also on the verge of
annexing more than half of the 26 constituencies in the Northern Region for the
first time in the political history of the region,” the Northern Regional
Chairman of the NPP, Alhaji Tia Sulemana Haruna, has assured.
Hundred thousand acres of farm land are to be irrigated in
the three northern regions next year to enable farmers to cultivate crops three
times a year instead of the current one crop season, President John Dramani
Mahama has announced.
If Ghanaians have any doubts with regards to the competence
of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) to pull the country out of the
difficulties that it finds itself, the uncertainty must be erased now following
the performances put up by the party’s Presidential candidate, Dr Abu Sakara
and his running mate, Nana Akosua Sarpong Kumankuma, at the Presidential
debates recently hosted by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA).
Until the late President
J.E.A. Mills relieved the Member of Parliament (MP) of Asawase, Alhaji
Muntaka Mohammed Mubarak of his position as Minister of Youth and Sports as a
result of some developments at the ministry, the young man’s household in the
constituency has been working in the quite. A lot of water has passed under the bridge since then
and Alhaji Muntaka appears to have overcome the shock and is ready to battle
the rest to retain his seat.
A member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC)
communications team in the Ashanti Region, Mr Fuseini Donkor, was injured when
he was allegedly attacked by a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP)
communications team, Mr Hopeson Adoye, at the studios of Kessben FM in Kumasi
last Saturday night.
Four presidential candidates contesting the December 7
election yesterday outlined their vision for the nation’s development as they
engaged in a debate organised by the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC).
A Senior Principal Investigation Officer at the Commission
on Human Rights and Administrative Justice in the Ashanti Region, Mr Joseph
Maxwell Appiagye, has said this is the time for the electorate to reject
politicians who indulge in vituperations, violence and chaotic acts in seeking
the mandate of the people.
President John Dramani Mahama has said the free senior high
education policy being touted by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is just a
political ploy to convince Ghanaians, because the NPP does not have any good record
of delivery in the educational sector.
The People’s National Convention (PNC) has launched its
manifesto and national campaign for the 2012 elections with a call on its rank
and file to stand firmly behind the party for victory in December.
Four presidential candidates who were left out in the
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) Presidential Debates will have the
opportunity to test their wits and intellect against each other, as they engage
in a debate tonight to demonstrate their understanding of national issues.
candidates have resumed rigorous campaigning in the regions, as they approach
the homestretch of the December polls, after suspending their political
campaign to commiserate with victims of the Achimota Melcom Supermarket
Thousands of people jammed the main bowl of the Baba Yara
Stadium Sunday for the second New Patriotic Party (NPP) inter-denominational
praise and prayer festival with the presidential candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa
Akufo-Addo, declaring that he will not stand before God to deceive Ghanaians
with empty electoral promises.