Politics

Amidu’s take on Montie trio wrong – Ayikoi Otoo

Ayikoi Otoo, Former AG

A former Attorney General in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration, Ayikoi Otoo, has said Martin Amidu’s interpretation of the Constitution in relation to the sentencing of the three Montie FM trio and the owners of the station is wrong.

Martin Amidu, also a former Attorney General in the NDC administration in his latest piece on the sentencing of the Montie trio, said the procedure adopted by the Supreme Court in sentencing the sentence was unconstitutional.


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Nkrumah Interchange delays not for electoral gains – Minister

The Kwame Nkrumah Circle interchange in Accra

A section of Ghanaians claim the delays in the completion of the project and its subsequent commissioning was a deliberate ploy by the government to deliver it at the last minute to elections in order to score some political points

But Alhaji Fuseini play down the claims, saying “this is not a way by government to buy votes ahead or during the elections because these projects had been planned already”.


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President Mahama commissions six-unit classroom block for Ada SHS

President Mahama cutting the tape to declare SHS Block opened

President John Dramani Mahama has commissioned an ultra-modern six unit classroom block for the Ada Senior High School.

The six unit classroom block with 2 staff common rooms and 9 toilet facilities was provided by Groupe Ideal.

At a short ceremony in Ada, Paramount Chief, the Queen mother, the Headmaster, and members of the community gathered at the forecourt of the new school building to officially receive the keys from Groupe Ideal.


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Mahama is buying votes, abusing incumbency – GII

Executive Director of GII, Linda Ofori Kwafo

Anti-corruption group, Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) says the distribution of outboard motors to fishermen by President John Mahama in the Western Region is worse than vote buying.

It is akin to abuse of office, Executive Director of GII, Linda Ofori Kwafo told Joy FM's Francis Abban, Wednesday.

This comes as President Mahama began his campaign tour of the Western Region with a gleeful distribution of outboard motors to some fisher folks.


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Montie 3: Presidential pardon not an affront to Judiciary - Martin Amidu

Former Attorney General Martin Amidu

Former Attorney General Martin Amidu has challenged claims that granting a presidential pardon to the Montie three will be disrespectful to the judiciary.

According to him, if that argument were to hold, then every other pardon granted by the President will constitute a disregard to the courts.


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Mahama doesn't need Rawlings' endorsement to win elections – Omane Boamah

President Mahama with Rawlings

Minister for Communications, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah has claimed that President Mahama does not need the endorsement of former President Jerry John Rawlings to win the upcoming elections.

He siad the party is unfazed by reports that former President John Rawlings failed to endorse the candidature of President Mahama at the NDC campaign launch as the former President has never endorsed the President for any elections.


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GII calls for inclusion of anti-corruption laws in manifestos

Linda Ofori-Kwafo

Accra, Aug. 14, GNA - Mrs Linda Ofori-Kwafo, the Executive Director of Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), has asked political parties to incorporate the gaps in anti-corruption legislation in their manifestos.

She said this is necessary because manifestos launched during pre-elections become the main development planning tool that is implemented after elections by the party that forms the government.

Mrs Ofori-Kwafo was speaking at a news conference in Accra to make presidential and political parties to demonstrate commitment to the fight against corruption.


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Government's achievement is there for all to see - President Mahama

President John Mahama

Cape Coast, Aug. 15, GNA - President John Dramani Mahama has stated that government’s investment in socio-economic infrastructure is an investment for the future well-being of the country.

He said the achievements of the Government in terms of the infrastructure, littered everywhere in the country, were there for all to see.

President Mahama said this when he addressed the teeming supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at the launch of its 2016 Campaign at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Sunday.


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NDC targets two-thirds majority in the next Parliament

Alban Sumani Bagbin, Majority Leader in Parliament

Cape Coast, Aug. 15, GNA - The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is targeting a two-thirds majority in the next Parliament after the December 2016 general election.

Mr Alban Sumani Bagbin, the Member of Parliament for Nadowli West Constituency and Majority Leader in Parliament, who made this known at the National Campaign Launch of the NDC in Cape Coast, said the target was to prevent the pain and waste occasioned by decisions of Parliament.


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Import quality renewable energy products to avoid e-waste in Ghana – Deputy Minister

Solar Energy

Importers of renewable energy products into Ghana have been advised to bring in high quality products to avoid littering Ghana with e-waste.

The Deputy Minister of Environment, Bernice Heloo, speaking at the opening of the second Renewable Energy Conference in Ghana Tuesday August 9, 2016, said the conference is an opportunity to challenge Ghanaians to a healthy debate to attain the government’s target of achieving 10 per cent of renewable energy in the national energy mix.


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