The immediate past Minister of Power, Dr Kwabena Donkor, and the Africa and Middle East Resources Investment (AMERI) Group have defended the $510 million power agreement with the government, saying it was the best deal for Ghana, considering the country's energy crisis at the time.
Speaking before the Mines and Energy Committee of Parliament in Accra last Friday, Dr Donkor said due diligence was done before signing the agreement and denied the suggestion that the deal was fraudulent.
The Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Assembly held its second ordinary meeting of the fourth session of the sixth assembly at Odumase Krobo with a call on the members to be committed to the work of the assembly for its development.
As part of proceedings, the Presiding Member (PM) of the assembly, Mr Benjamin Awulley Mensah, was officially sworn in by the Odumase- Krobo Circuit Court Judge, Mr Frank Yao Gbeddy.
The 2016 presidential candidate of the Progressive People's Party (PPP), Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, has stated that the decentralisation policy of allowing the local people to elect their own metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives (MMDCEs) is non-negotiable and must be implemented before the 2020 general election.
He explained that the benefits of allowing the people to elect their own MMDCEs were immeasurable and would accelerate development at the local level.
The Minority in Parliament has urged the government to restore trainee allowances for students in colleges of agriculture in fulfilment of the New Patriotic Party (NPP's) campaign promise to do so.
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has paid glowing tribute to successive Presidents and governments who, he said, played important roles, over the years, in ensuring a favourable verdict was handed down by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea (ITLOS).
According to President Akufo-Addo, “this victory could not have been achieved through the actions of one person, one political party or one government. It has been a collective effort, and the important roles played by successive Presidents and governments, should not be overlooked, discounted or understated.”
A total of about one thousand delegates are expected to arrive at Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region on Friday to attend the 4th National Convention of the Progressive People's Party(PPP) which will take place at the new Ghana National Association of Teachers(GNAT) hall on Saturday.
The Regional Chairman of the PPP, Mr. William Abanga told Graphic Online that all is set for the convention and that the 2016 Presidential Candidate of the party, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, the Director of Policy of the Party, Mr. Kofi Asamoah-Siaw and the National Chairman, Nii Allotey Brew-Hammond among other party bigwigs have already arrived in Bolgatanga for the convention.
The Central Regional Minister, Mr Kwamena Duncan, has asked Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) not to hail themselves as "honourables" while their communities remain in filth and under-developed.
He said they must be focused as they discharged their duties creditably.
That called for hard work and effective supervision to move the communities and the region's development forward, he added.
The Founder and Leader of the All People’s Congress (APC), Mr Hassan Ayariga, is funding the construction of a multi-purpose hospital at Haatso near Accra to support the country’s health care.
Mr Ayariga said the decision to undertake the project was his social responsibility of giving back to the society which had helped to mould him, adding that it was also a demonstration of his party’s vision and commitment towards free health care for the country.
The Concerned Voters Movement (CVM), an advocacy and pressure group, has described the decision by the National Lotteries Authority (NLA) to regulate the operations of banker to banker lottery as a step in the right direction.
In line with this, the management and board of the NLA agreed to legalise and regulate operations of banker to banker lotto through registration and granting of licence to operators, agents and writers to prevent the police from harassing them.