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Mr John Boadu (left), acting General Secretary, NPP, addressing a press conference in Accra. Those with him are Mr Sammy Awuku (3rd left), National Youth Organiser, and other members of the party. Picture: SAMUEL TEI ADANO

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Ahead of the 2017 National Annual Delegates’ Conference of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Cape Coast this weekend, the party has served a warning to prospective candidates for various executive positions in the party to desist from displaying their campaign posters and banners or face the wrath of the party.

The national council of the party has, therefore, warned that the party reserves the right to “reprimand or sanction anyone who flouts this directive.”

Some residents cleaning a portion of the La Market in Accra

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The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA), Mrs Gladys Mann Dedey, has said that her tenure of office will not focus on her party alone but the well-being of the entire municipality.

“When I was endorsed, my message to the people was that my tenure will not only be about the party I belong to but also for the good of the municipality,” she reiterated.

The Mampong Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Thomas Appiah-Kumi, has observed that unity and peace are the only guarantee, for the rapid development and growth in every community in the country.

He stressed that it would be suicidal for the government to undertake projects in communities that do not enjoy peace.

Mr Koku Anyidoho

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The Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Koku Anyidoho, has been elected as the Vice Chair of the Council of African Political Parties (CAPP) and the Chair of West Africa.

Mr Anyidoho’s election took place at the Third General Assembly meeting in Khartoum, Sudan, from August 19 to 20. He will serve for a four-year term in both offices.

Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom

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Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, the 2016 Flag Bearer of the Progressive People's Party, says he will always place his private businesses ahead of politics.

"Politics is public service, politics cannot make one pesewa for me. Politics, you make a contribution there, you don't take from there, It's a matter of serving your country..." Dr Nduom said in an interview on Joy FM on Tuesday, August 22, 2017.

Students waiting for their turn to be served

Politics

The Ejisu Constituency Women’s Organiser of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Ms Patience Boateng, and the women’s representative of the party at Adarkwa Jachie, Ms Vida Agyei Boateng, are on collision course over caterers to be engaged on the School Feeding Programme (SFP).

The two who disagreed on caterers to be selected on the programme engaged in hot verbal exchanges last week Thursday.

Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom

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Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, the 2016 Flag Bearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), has argued for the various district assemblies to be empowered to operate the towing levy scheme.

“ I do not know what the current New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration is planning and doing but in my candid opinion, it is one of the things we need to allow decentralisation to work,” he stated.

A Slum

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Public officials at the various assemblies who aid and abet in siting of houses indiscriminately have been cautioned to desist from such actions or face the wrath of the law.

Issuing the caution, the Atwima Nwabiagya District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Michael Awuku Amoah, noted that indiscriminate springing up of houses in waterlogged areas in the district had resulted in flooding in the area.

Mr Simon Osei-Mensah / Mr Ibrahim Mahama

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The Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr Simon Osei-Mensah has seized heavy duty equipment belonging to Engineers and Planners.

According to him, he will only release the equipment if the company belonging to the CEO of  Engineers and Planners, Mr Ibrahim Mahama, brother of former President John Mahama is able to provide him with documents granting the company permission to work at a bauxite concession at Nyinahim in the Atwima Mponua District of the Ashanti Region.