Sidebar

Download Graphic News App

Install Graphic News App for the complete article

 

17
Sun, Dec

Ghana Politics

  1. A former Deputy Minister of Trade, Mr Ibrahim Mutala Mohammed, has stated that the allocation of GH¢400 million per year by the government towards the implementation of the Free Senior High School (SHS) programme is woefully inadequate to sustain the programme.

    He said contrary to the Ghana Education Service’s (GES’s) projection of over GH¢505,200,000 needed to feed SHS students in a year, the government’s current budgetary allocation for the programme would undermine its success.

    Read More...

  2. Article 17(2) of Ghana’s 1992 Constitution prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, ethnic origin, religion, social or economic status, among others.

    In making this provision, the framers of the Constitution were probably conscious of the heterogeneous nature of the Ghanaian society and the need to exploit the diverse backgrounds of the people for national development.

    Read More...

  3. Parliament has approved an $88 million facility agreement between the government and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC) to finance the supply of electrical materials and equipment to five selected regions in the country.

    Read More...

  4. Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has responded to criticisms by former President Rawlings that he demeaned Dr Kwame Nkrumah's legacy in his time as president.

    In a very harsh tone, Mr Kufuor's spokesperson, Frank Agyekum, described Mr Rawlings' criticism as baseless.

    Former President Kufuor has described as baseless criticisms from his predecessor,  Jerry John Rawlings, that he demeaned the legacy of Ghana’s first President, Dr Nkrumah, during his tenure.

    Read More...

  5. The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye, has debunked reports that he has expressed support for the declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

    Prof. Oquaye explained that what he had always stated was that “the Israeli and Palestinian issue is purely a case between two brothers and, therefore, an internal issue and their own mutual decision will be accepted by all.”

    Read More...

  6. The Minority in Parliament has criticised the government's purported decision to pay off the Second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), Dr Johnson Asiama.

    It said the intended removal of Dr Asiama, coming on the heels of the forcible resignation of the immediate past Governor, Dr Nashiru Issahaku, would undermine the independence of the BoG and send wrong signals to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the international business community. 

    Read More...

  7. The Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga Central, Mr Isaac Adongo, has accused the government of making its US$1 million per constituency project under the Presidential Special Initiatives (PSIs) a conduit to siphon public funds into needless ventures.

    Read More...

  8. Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga Central, Isaac Adongo, has accused the Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr Ernest Addison, of massaging data on the economy to conceal the true state of affairs.

    Read More...

  9. The office of former President Jerry Rawlings has denied media reports that certain personalities including ex-President John Mahama are banned from participating in events marking the 36th anniversary of the 31st December Revolution.

    Read More...

  10. Parliament on Monday approved the 2016 annual report of the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) on the Management of Petroleum Revenues, with a call on the Volta River Authority (VRA) to settle its debt for gas supplied to it by the Ghana Gas Company.

    The report examines crude oil production, marketing, distribution and utilisation of petroleum revenues and makes recommendations on the judicious use of petroleum funds.

    Read More...

  11. The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Gomoa East Constituency, Mr Kojo Asemanyi, has stated that the government’s decision to create a new district out of the existing Gomoa East District is a major step towards the transformation of communities in the area.

    According to him, considering the size of the district which is undoubtedly the largest in the Central Region, it is not out of place that the government, acting through the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD), has split the district into two. This is among the 38 new districts created whose Legislative Instrument (LI) was laid before Parliament recently.

    Read More...

  12. The living conditions of Ghanaians declined marginally between 2014 and 2015, according to a survey conducted by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA).

    Those whose living conditions declined constituted about one-third of the population, with majority of them living in the Greater Accra, Volta, Eastern, Upper East and Upper West regions.

    According to the survey findings, poor living conditions are influenced mostly by low income/wages, lack of access to safe drinking water and medical facilities, as well as high prices, among others. These factors need to be urgently addressed to improve living conditions.

    Read More...

  13. The Minority Leader in Parliament, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, has stated that it is "sheer propaganda" for the New Patriotic Party(NPP) to accuse the National Democratic Congress(NDC) of "borrowing recklessly" when in actual fact, the governing NPP intends to use funds reserved by the NDC to implement its flagship programmes.

    Mr Iddrisu pointed out that if, indeed, the NDC had borrowed recklessly and left the national coffers dry, the NPP would not have had the intention of, for instance, using reserved funds under the Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (GIIF) to finance its flagship programmes.

    Read More...

  14. Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has cautioned Ghanaians against demonising profit-oriented businesses, saying such actions would not help the private sector to thrive.

    He said even though the government would not tolerate corruption, people who were making their money genuinely should not be discriminated against or singled out for mud-slinging.

    Read More...

  15. The Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) in charge of Rural Economic Development, Mr Collins Augustine Ntim, has commended the Sekyere Central District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr  Kwadwo Banahene Bediako, for working to boost revenue generation in the district.

    He noted that the district was one of the few to have exceeded its revenue target.

    Read More...

  16. Minority political parties have bitterly complained about their exclusion from mainstream broadcast media after the 2016 general election.

    They said even during the elections, it was a herculean task for them to be invited as panellists to share their alternatives; now after the elections, it was practically impossible for programme managers of the various television and radio stations to invite them to share their views.

    Read More...

  17. The debate team of the University of Ghana has been adjudged winners of the inter-tertiary debate on corruption organised by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) as part of this year’s National Anti-Corruption and Transparency Week celebrations.

    The debate was held at the University of Ghana’s Balme Library Seminar Room on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Over 200 guests were present.

    Read More...

  18. It is clear that America is in decline.

    Read More...