Mahama gets thumbs up despite ‘Ghana heading in wrong direction’

Although 7 out of 10 Ghanaians say the country is heading in the wrong direction, President Mahama got a higher approval rating, a Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) survey has revealed.

In the study, 48% of respondents approve of the president’s management of the country while a percent less (47%) believes he has got it wrong as his first-term comes to an end in December.

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Adei must speak like a responsible adult – Omane Boamah

Dr. Edward Omane Boamah, Communications Minister

Communications minister Dr. Edward Omane Boamah has descended heavily on Professor Stephen Adei over his claim that President John Mahama is stashing the public service with Northerners.

The former GIMPA Rector at a lecture in Accra accused the President of appointing too many of his regional folks in the public service.

“One of the things going on which is totally unacceptable is why one out of every four public sector appointment comes from the President’s area of origin.

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Chief of Staff presents Montie 3 petition to Council of State

Julius Debrah presenting the petition to Madam Cecilia Johnson

Chief of Staff Julius Debrah has, on behalf of President John Mahama, presented to the Council of State petitions received in respect of the incarceration of three persons for contempt of court.

The petitions were received from lawyers of the jailed Montie Presenter, Salifu Maase, and his two guests, Ako Gunn and Alistair Nelson who have been jailed for four months by the Supreme Court, and a Civil Society Group, Research & Advocacy Platform.

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Coal-fired power plant, not solution to Ghana’s energy crisis -- Nana Afenyi VI

Nana Amuah Afenyi VI

Nana Amuah Afenyi VI, Chief of Ekumfi Otuam and Mankrado of Ekumfi Traditional Area in the Central Region of Ghana, has expressed her disappointment and shock at plans by the Volta River Authority (VRA) to construct a coal-fired power plant at the Ekumfi Traditional area to ease the erratic power supply in Ghana.

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Ghana and Saudi Arabia holds bilateral meeting

Accra, Aug. 4, GNA – Ms Hannah Tetteh, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, has held a bilateral meeting in Accra with her counterpart from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Mr Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir.

Ms Tetteh said the aim of the bilateral meeting was part of efforts to strengthen economic ties between the two nations.

Mr Bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir also reechoed that their meeting was to deepened economic cooperation and to strengthen other areas of cooperation.

The brief meeting was attended by government officials from both sides.

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Banks giving December to complete Instant Pay certification

Accra, Aug. 8, GNA - The Bank of Ghana (BoG), has given commercial banks up to the end of 2016 to complete certification and be hooked unto the Ghana Instant Pay (GIP) platform.

Speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting to deliberate on the use of instant pay, Mr Archie Hesse, the Chief Executive Officer GhIPSS said the BoG had to defer the initial deadline of August to allow the banks to be in the position to complete the process.

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November 7 cannot be changed - Attorney General

Mrs Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong

Accra, July 18, GNA - Mrs Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong, the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, has indicated that the proposed November 7, 2016 date for the general election cannot be changed.

She explained to the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Select Committee of Parliament that since the proposal for the change of date is about constitution amendment, its implementation could not be postponed to any other date.

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Parliament rejects Nov 7 date change

Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho

Parliament has rejected amendments to change the election date to November after it failed to amass 184 votes needed to effect the historic change.

After a secret ballot, the Speaker, Edward Doe Adjaho, said Parliament was unable to obtain the 184 votes needed to pass the bill. The Bill got 125 Majority rejection votes.

The vote quashing the change became predictable after the Minority signaled it would not support the Bill which needed super majority votes to succeed.

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Meet the Ghanaian who stared down China on behalf of the world

Dr. Thomas Mensah is president of the five judge tribunal ruling on the arbitration case

He's the 84-year-old judge from the far side of the world who just stared down China.

Thomas Mensah hails from the West African nation of Ghana, a long, long way from the warships and artificial islands now crowding the disputed waters of the South China Sea.

But Dr Mensah has devoted his career to dissecting the byzantine labyrinth of laws that countries have agreed to govern the vast oceans covering two-thirds of the world - what behaviour is allowed, and what's not.

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Atta Mills was hesitant about politics because he feared insults – Anyidoho

Deputy General Secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress ( NDC), Koku Anyidoho has said although Late President, Prof. John Evans Atta Mills was passionate to leave a legacy in the political realm, he was as well reluctant being a politician.

” He agreed to become the running mate for President Rawlings reluctantly in 1996,” Anyidoho revealed on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.5 FM.

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