The payment of huge sums of money as ex gratia to outgoing Members of Parliament (MPs) can lead to a class society, the Upper West Regional Second Vice- Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Hafiz Bin Salih, has declared.
Branch executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in both the Manso Nkwanta and Manso Adubia constituencies in the Amansie West District in the Ashanti Region have called for the immediate dismissal of the District Chief Executive, Mr Charles Oti-Prempeh.
Mr Andrews Ofori Larbi, Awutu-Senya District Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has expressed concern about the lack of patriotism among the citizenry, which is gradually affecting the development of the country.
Some youth of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at Bechem in the Tano South district have appealed to the police to investigate threats on their lives issued by unknown persons through mobile phone calls.
The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has called on the leaders and members of the country’s professional associations and trade unions to participate in the current debate on the mode of appointment/election of MMDCEs.
The Upper East Regional Minister, Alhaji Mohammed Muniru, has called for peace, unity and a strong partnership in the administration of the region to enable him and his deputy to work for the development of the region.
The University of Education, Winneba branch of the National Union of Kusaug Students (NUKS), has expressed disillusionment and disappointment in the President’s appointment of his ministers and deputies, describing it as uneven and unfair.
A five member group identifying themselves with the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) last Thursday locked up the office of the Wassa Amenfi East District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Stephen Baidoo-Acheampong.
The Member of Parliament for Dormaa Central, Kwaku Agyemang Manu, has insisted that MPs cannot let go of their ex gratia as it is the means through which they can offset some expenditures that come with their job.
The petitioners in the case challenging the results of the 2012 presidential election Sunday satisfied the Supreme Court’s April 2, 2013 order by filing affidavits of witness evidence they intend to use to prove their case that Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) should have been rightfully declared winner of the poll.
The Presiding Bishop of the Action Chapel International, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, has called on Ghanaians to eschew tribal sentiments and ethnic divisions, since those tendencies could plunge the country into chaos.
The 2012 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP),
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has entered appearance, through his
lawyers, in the case in which a retired Supreme Court judge, Mr Justice
Francis Yaonasu Kpegah, is challenging the former’s qualification as a
The Keta Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Sylvester Tornyeavah, is confident that government will turn Ghana’s economy around despite the current hardships including labour agitations, energy, water and sanitation challenges facing the country.
The Northern Regional Minister, Mr Bede Anwataazumo Ziedeng, has appealed to traditional leaders in the region to support the government in its efforts to maintain peace to facilitate rapid development.
Former Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament and immediate past Member of Parliament for Dome-Kwabenya constituency, Prof. Mike Oquaye, has strongly defended the payment of ex gratia to parliamentarians at the end of their four-year term.
The outgoing Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Mr Eric Opoku, has called on Ghanaians to embrace the recent reshuffling of regional ministers by President John Dramani Mahama since it is for the good of the country.
An entrepreneur in Kumasi has expressed optimism that given the nod as the Metropolitan Chief Executive of Kumasi, the nominee, Mr Kwadwo Bonsu, will not repeat the mistakes created by other chief executives.
A Deputy Minister designate for Communications, Ms Victoria Hamah, has said that politics is about peace, unity, stability and development, as well as the advancement of the socio-economic condition of the citizenry.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has called on all Ghanaians to speak out against what is described as the gross and wanton dissipation of public funds by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government, while the most basic needs of Ghanaians are not met.