Politics

Nana Addo commends George Weah, Boakai for peaceful polls

Nana Addo commending George Weah

President Nana Addo has congratulated former footballer, George Weah on his election as Liberia’s President.

Mr. Weah beat his opponent Joseph Boakai with more than 60% of the votes in Tuesday’s run-off election.

While expressing the hope that the just ended polls will lead to an improvement of living standards of Liberians, the President observed that the election had also “strengthened the frontiers of democracy in Liberia”


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Two NDC MPs ask Supreme Court to define "total revenue of Ghana"

Benjamin Kpodo

Two NDC MPs have proceeded to the Supreme Court, suspecting the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, is manipulating funds set aside for district assemblies.

The MPs; Benjamin Kpodo of Ho Central and Richard Quashigah of Keta, say the District Assemblies are by law entitled to 5% of total government revenue.


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Corruption Trial Not For Political Gains – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated that trial of state officials suspected to have been involved in corrupt activities is not politically motivated.

The president’s comment comes after a former board chairman of the National Communication Authority (NCA) under the Mahama administration Eugene Baffoe-Bonnie and four others were arraigned in an Accra Commercial High Court last week for wilfully causing financial loss to the State.

The five have also been slapped with 16 other charges.


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Galamsey Fight Entering A New Phase – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo Addo

President Akufo Addo has charged the ten (10) member inter-ministerial committee on Environment and Natural Resources to effectively participate in the fight against illegal mining.

He made this call Thursday December 28 at a ceremony to commission the secretariat for the Inter-ministerial committee on illegal mining.


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US govt pleased with ECG ‘privatization’ processes so far – Ambassador

US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson

The US Government has told Citi Business News everything is on track for the private sector participation in the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) under the Power Compact II agreement.

Currently, the six shortlisted companies are evaluating the assets of the ECG to guide further decision making on the move. Ghana is in an agreement with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) of the USA for a funding support of about 500 million dollars to turnaround the fortunes of the power distribution company.


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US commits to doubling trade volumes with Ghana

US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson with Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta

The American government says it is committed to double its trade volumes with Ghana via continuous investments to add value to Ghana’s exports.

The US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson explains that this should increase Ghana’s trade volume with the US from the current 1.2 billion dollars to 2.4 billion dollars.

Mr. Jackson made the remarks at a ceremony to commemorate USA’s 241st Independence Celebration in Accra on Thursday, June 29th, 2017.


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NPP didn’t win 2016 elections, NDC lost – Capt.(retd) Asase Gyimah

Presidents Akufo Addo and John Mahama

A leading member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has offered a fascinating assessment of the 2016 general elections, blaming the party’s poor performance at the polls on indignant supporters.

Naval Captain (Retired) Asase Gyimah suggests that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) did not win the elections based on the popular appeal of then opposition party’s campaign messages, but due to NDC’s internal challenges.


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Expansion of electoral college cost NDC 2016 – Alex Segbefia

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%.


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Mahama appointees cause of 2016 defeat – Nana Ato Dadzie

Former Chief of Staff, 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.


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

President Akufo-Addo

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.


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