Participants at a focus group discussion in Koforidua have
appealed to Parliament to pass the Right to Information Bill (RTI), with the
necessary amendments, to make it more beneficial to the ordinary citizens.
A civil society organisation, Africa Centre for Development
and Integrity (CeDI-Africa), has expressed concern about the failure of
successive governments to fulfill the promises made in the state of the nation
The Local Government Service Council (LGS) and its
management staff has held a farewell ceremony in honour of Mr Akwesi Oppong
Fosu, its former head, who is now the Minster of Local Government and Rural
A Deputy Chairman of the National Commission on Civic
Education (NCCE), Mrs Augustina
Akumanyi, has advised the youth to participate effectively in local and
national issues that seek to deepen democracy in the country.
Mr Samuel Ato Amoah, National Democratic Congress Member of
Parliament (MP) for Atti Mokwa Constituency, has appealed to his counterparts
from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to reconsider their decision of not taking
part in any programme of President John Dramani Mahama.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam, Mr
Cassiel Ato Forson, has denied that he has been defrauded to the tune of
GH¢180,000 by a parliamentary candidate of the People’s National Convention
(PNC) in the 2012 general election.
>President John Dramani Mahama has said the petitioners
challenging his declaration as the winner of the December 7, 2012 polls have
failed to provide evidence on how the election results were tampered with.>>
The Minority in Parliament Wednesday presented what it
called "The True Message of the State of the Nation" and asked the
government to deal with the practical economic challenges facing the country,
instead of praising itself for achieving single-digit inflation for so long.
The Minority in Parliament says the
president’s poor handling of the energy crisis is the most dramatic
failure of any leader in Ghana’s history as far as the management of a
power crisis is concerned.
The former Mayor of Kumasi, Mr Samuel Sarpong, has formally
assumed the mantle of leadership as the substantive Ashanti Regional Minister
with an assurance to harness the human and natural resources for accelerated
socio-economic development in the region.
President John Dramani Mahama is
scheduled to leave Accra Wednesday, February 27, 2013, to join colleague Heads
of State in Yamoussoukro, Cote D’ivoire for the 42nd Ordinary Session of the
ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government.