Politics

Probe Uni-Pass deal – IMANI petitions parliament

Franklin Cudjoe, IMANI President

Policy think-tank IMANI has petitioned the Speaker of Parliament to institute a probe into the 10-year Uni-Pass contract signed between the Ministry of Trade and Ghana Link Network Services Limited—in collaboration with their foreign partners Customs Uni-Pass International Agency (CUPIA) of Korea Customs Services—to introduce Uni-Pass to the ports system.

The request for a Parliamentary enquiry into the Uni-Pass deal, according to IMANI, is to “prevent disruption to Ghana’s progress on trade facilitation”.


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Petrol, diesel, LPG to fall by 5.8%, 4.8%, 2.4% – Hadzide

Fuel Prices in Ghana

A fall in inflation coupled with the strengthening of the cedi and the falling of prices of fuel on the international market should spur a further reduction in the price of fuel at the pumps for consumers, Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Information Pius Enam Hadzide has said.

The prices of petrol, diesel, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) are expected to fall by 5.8%, 4.8, and 2.4%, respectively.


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4 NDC aspirants submit forms today

The four aspiring leaders of NDC

Four flag bearer aspirants of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) are expected to present their nomination forms to the party today, Monday, 17 December 2018.

The four include former President John Dramani Mahama, Professor Joshua Alabi, Sylvester Mensah and Alban Bagbin.

Mr Mahama, after the party event, will proceed to the Accra International Trade Fair Centre to address the media.

This will be his first address to journalists after losing the 2016 general elections.


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With me, NDC'll stay in power for 16yrs – Bagbin

Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin

Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has said he will lead the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to win the 2020 general elections if elected as flag bearer and make sure the party stays in power for the next 16 years.

Mr Bagbin made the pledge when he submitted his nomination forms at the NDC headquarters in Accra on Monday, 17 December 2018.


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NDC opens Wuogon nomination process

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has opened nominations for the Ayawaso West Wuogon parliamentary primary ahead of the by-election.

The Functional Executive Committee (FEC), acting on behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC), notified the constituency executives in the constituency to open the nomination process in accordance with Article 41 of the NDC’s Constitution, a statement signed by the party’s General Secretary, Johnson Aseidu Nketia said.

Picking of nomination forms starts from today, Monday 17 to 18 December 2018.


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IMF chief visits Ghana Dec. 16

Christine Lagarde

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde is set to visit Ghana from 16 – 18 December 2018, Deputy Minister of Information, Pius Enam Hadzide, has said.

“The visit comes weeks ahead of Ghana’s conclusion of the IMF programme”, Mr Hadzide told journalists on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 at the ministry’s mid-week news briefing.


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NDC race: Our sympathizers’ll sue NEC – Spio-Garbrah

Ekow Spio-Garbrah

National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer hopeful, Ekwow Spio-Garbrah says their sympathizers have resolved to go to court and fight the National Executive Committee(NEC) if all attempts to ensure an amicable settlement of the controversy surrounding the party’s presidential nomination and filing fees fails.


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The Day After Congress

NDC Logo

Once again, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ghana’s biggest opposition political party, Saturday, November 17, 2018 held its 9th Delegates Congress at the Fantasy Dome, Trade Fair Centre with the election of National Officers to steer the party to the 2020 general elections.

The Congress drew close to 9,000 delegates from all over the country, making it the biggest political gathering at all times since the inception of the NDC in 1992.


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We need a "strong party" for 2020 – Koku

Koku Anyidoho

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) needs a strong horse to enable it to win the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections, defeated General Secretary aspirant of the NDC, Koku Anyidoho, has said.

Mr Anyidoho was defeated by Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia in the just-ended 9th National Delegates Congress of the NDC at the International Trade Fair Centre on Saturday, 17 November.


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Akufo-Addo tours E/R Thursday

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will embark on a three-day working visit to the Eastern Region from 22 to 24 November 2018.

The visit forms part of the president's commitment to deepen grassroots participation in his government and to also obtain first-hand information from the people, a statement signed by the Eastern Regional Communication Director of the governing New Patriotic Party, David Prah, said.


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