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Expansion of electoral college cost NDC 2016 – Alex Segbefia

Former Health Minister in the erstwhile National Democratic Congress government, Alex Segbefia says the decision by the party leadership to expand its electoral college, is partly to blame for the embarrassing defeat the party suffered in the 2016 elections.

The NDC with sitting President John Mahama lost massively in both the presidential and parliamentary elections held on December 7.

Nana Akufo-Addo the then opposition leader secured a resounding one-touch victory by polling 53.85% of total valid votes cast against incumbent John Dramani Mahama who managed 44.40%.

myjoyonline.comMon, May 29, 2017 Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Mahama appointees cause of 2016 defeat – Nana Ato Dadzie

Former Chief of Staff, Nana Ato Dadzie says the opposition National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) lost the 2016 elections because appointees of former President John Mahama failed him.

The NDC led then by incumbent John Mahama unexpectedly lost the presidential and parliamentary elections held on December 7, 2016 after polling just 44.40 percent.

Then opposition leader of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo recorded a stunning 53.85 percent of the total valid votes cast to win the election.

myjoyonline.comMon, Jun 26, 2017 Tue, Jun 27, 2017

President Akufo-Addo leaves for 3-day official visit to Zambia

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, left Ghana, on Monday, 26th June, 2017, for a 3-day official, State Visit to the Republic of Zambia, at the invitation of its President, His Excellency Edgar Chagwa Lungu.

President Akufo-Addo will hold bilateral talks with President Edgar Lungu, aimed at deepening the bilateral ties between the two countries, as well as exploring other areas of co-operation to the mutual benefit of the two peoples.

myjoyonline.comMon, Jun 26, 2017 Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Accra mayor rallies support for ‘cleanest city’ agenda

Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Chief Executive Mohammed Adjei Sowah has rallied assembly members and other stakeholders to support the agenda of the assembly to make the President’s declaration of making Accra the cleanest city in Africa a reality.

He said achieving that mission required a huge change in policy, action plans, enforcement mechanisms and attitudes.

He made the call in his first sessional address to the assembly in Accra last Thursday.

Graphic OnlineTue, Jun 27, 2017 Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Ghana-cocoa-output-boosted-smuggling-Ivory-Coast-exporters

ACCRA/ABIDJAN, June 26 (Reuters) - Up to 80,000 tonnes of cocoa beans have been smuggled into Ghana from neighbouring Ivory Coast since the start of April, as Ivorian growers take advantage of higher prices in the neighbouring country, exporters said on Monday.

Further trafficking is expected to inflate Ghanaian output from its 11-week light cocoa crop, which opened on June 9.

MailonlineTue, Jun 27, 2017 Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Mahama's Gitmo 2 deal didn't need parliamentary approval - NPP uses NDC argument

After castigating the then NDC government for failing to bring a diplomatic deal to parliament, the NPP, now in power, has argued the agreement to bring in two former terror suspects didn't need parliamentary approval.

Supreme Court orders after the deal landed on the bench shows, the NPP government has done a u-turn.

It has employed the same argument constructed by the NDC after some private citizens sued the Mahama government for entertaining the former suspects in Ghana.

myjoyonline.comSun, Jun 25, 2017 Sun, Jun 25, 2017

Gov’t to engage US Embassy over Ex-Prez, MPs privileges withdrawal

Government says it will do all it can to reverse a decision by the United States Embassy, to withdraw some privileges extended to former Presidents in the country.

Deputy Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said the Foreign Affairs Ministry is yet to engage the Embassy for further details since the Ambassador did not make the pronouncement during a meeting with the Ministry but rather, at a meeting with Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee.

myjoyonline.comFri, Jun 23, 2017 Sat, Jun 24, 2017

South Africa's Sanlam sells stake in Ghana's Enterprise insurance business

South Africa's largest insurer Sanlam Ltd has sold its stake in Ghanaian holding company Enterprise Group's insurance business for $130 million but will retain a presence in the country, Sanlam said on Friday.

Sanlam Emerging Markets (SEM), a subsidiary of the Sanlam Group, acquired the 40 percent stake in Enterprise Insurance in 2014.

ReutersFri, Jun 23, 2017 Sat, Jun 24, 2017

Brexit talks 'will not consume EU', Angela Merkel warns Britain

EU leaders dismiss Theresa May’s offer on citizens’ rights as inadequate while summit seeks to focus on terrorism and defence

The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has warned Theresa May that the EU will not allow itself to be consumed by the Brexit negotiations, as the British prime minister’s offer on citizens’ rights was dismissed by Europe’s leaders as vague and inadequate.

The GuardianFri, Jun 23, 2017 Fri, Jun 23, 2017

NEW EVIDENCE: This is The True Reason Gaddafi Was Murdered, Not For Humanitarian Reasons

The recent Hillary Clinton email leaks have opened a can of worms everywhere including in Africa. Wikileaks released an unclassified U.S. Department of State document emailed to Clinton, dated April 2, 2011.

Sidney Blumenthal, the sender of the email confirmed what the world already suspected, Gaddafi was not killed for humanitarian purposes but for the oil and for money. His ideas of an African gold-backed currency were his major undoing.

HOW AFRICAThu, Jun 22, 2017 Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Georgina Wood makes history, fills 22-yr-old Council of State vacancy

Former Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Wood has been sworn in as the last of the 25-Member Council of State.

The 1992 Constitution reserves a seat for a retired Chief Justice, but for 22 years the vacancy has not been filled. The last time it was filled was in 1995 by former CJ Philip Edward Archer.

Since then three other Chief Justices have died in office or retired on health grounds. The three are Isaac Kobina Abban was expected to retire in May 2001 on health grounds but he died in the same month.

myjoyonline.comTue, Jun 20, 2017 Tue, Jun 20, 2017

Ghana Gas denies reports of ‘missing’ $47.4m gas funds

The Ghana National Gas Company has dismissed reports suggesting that it is unable to account for some $47.4 million accrued from the sale of raw gas to the Ghana National Petroleum Company (GNPC).

Ghana Gas, in a statement signed by the Corporate Communications Manager of Ghana Gas, Ernest Owusu Bempah, described such reports as “untrue and misleading.”

Citi BusinessTue, Jun 20, 2017 Tue, Jun 20, 2017

Ghana is still a success story for Africa - German Ambassador

Accra June 19, GNA - The German Ambassador, Mr Christoph Retzlaff says Ghana’ democratic credentials and stable economic growth continued to make it a success story in Africa, and attractive to many foreign partnerships.

“It’s a kind of a model case for many African countries and we see a lot of potential in Ghana, and we think the idea of the G20 Compact with Africa in fostering private business is just matching the priorities of the new government here”, he noted in an interview with the GNA in Accra.

Ghana News AgencyMon, Jun 19, 2017 Tue, Jun 20, 2017

PHOTOS: Ghana mourns fallen soldier Major Maxwell Mahama

Ghanaians on Friday donned in traditional black and red attire to demonstrate their anguish and lost for the late Major Maxwell Mahama, who got killed by an angry mob at Denkyira-Obuase.

myjoyonline.comFri, Jun 9, 2017 Sat, Jun 10, 2017

Front pages of Ghanaian Newspapers, Friday, June 9, 2017

Front pages of Ghanaian Newspapers, Friday, June 9, 2017

myjoyonline.comFri, Jun 9, 2017 Fri, Jun 9, 2017

Inviting Ofori-Atta over $2.25bn was needless - Kwarteng

A Deputy Minister for Finance, Mr Kwaku Kwarteng, thinks that it was needles for the minority members of parliament to have invited the Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta to the House over the $2.25 bond issue.

To him, the minority from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) side who orchestrated the minister’s invitation, did not read well, the documents relating to the bonds and that, if they had read the bonds document well, they would not have invited Mr Ofori-Atta to the House.

Graphic OnlineThu, Jun 8, 2017 Fri, Jun 9, 2017

Fare thee well Major Maxwell Adam Mahama

Hundreds of mourners have converged on the Forecourt of the State House in Accra to bid farewell to the late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama, the military officer who was murdered in a mob action at Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region.

The funeral, expected to be heavily steeped in military tradition, is the difficult end to the short but decorated career of the rising military officer who was lynched at Denkyira-Obuasi while leading a military detachment providing security for Alaska C & G Mining Company at Diaso in the Upper Denkyira West District in the Central Region.

Graphic OnlineFri, Jun 9, 2017 Fri, Jun 9, 2017

NPP takes care of media better than NDC even in opposition - Bagbin

The Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament says the only political party in the country that is media friendly even when it is in opposition is the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Alban Bagbin said the NPP knows how to pamper and invest in the media which it did with distinction when it boycotted the 1992 general elections. The NPP went to Parliament for the first time in 1997.

myjoyonline.comThu, Jun 8, 2017 Fri, Jun 9, 2017

UK general election 2017 live: voting opens with final polls pointing to Tory win

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The GuardianThu, Jun 8, 2017 Thu, Jun 8, 2017

Anti-graft agency criticises A-G for accepting GHȻ10, 000 Chinese gift

The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) has frowned on a decision by the Attorney-General’s Department to accept a GHȻ10,000 grift from the Chinese Mission in Ghana.

According to the GII, the AG’s office should not have taken the money in the midst of the prosecution of some Chinese nationals involved in illegal mining in the country.

“The point is that we are currently at the moment dealing with matters that concern Chinese engaging in illegal mining,” said GII Executive Director, Linda Ofori-Kwafo.

myjoyonline.comThu, Jun 8, 2017 Thu, Jun 8, 2017