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"It's non-negotiable!"; an Ewe or GaDangme must be running mate – Boakye-Djan to NDC

A prominent member of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Major Osahene Boakye-Djan (Rtd.) has backed calls for the party to reserve the running mate position for a Voltarian.

This comes after a defeated National Organiser aspirant, Anita De-soso, a Voltarian, said at the National Delegates Congress of the party over the weekend that the defeat of many Voltarian candidates who were aspiring to frontline positions meant that Ewes had been sidelined from the game.

Class FM OnlineMon, Nov 19, 2018 Mon, Nov 19, 2018

"Party first; I'm still committed to NDC" – Anyidoho

Defeated General Secretary Aspirant of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho, has said he will still work hard to ensure victory for the party in the 2020 general elections in spite of his loss.

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

Class FM OnlineMon, Nov 19, 2018 Mon, Nov 19, 2018

#2019Budget: Akufo-Addo gov't overborrowing – Terkper

Former Finance Minister, Seth Terkper, has said even though the New Patriotic Party (NPP), while in opposition, kicked against borrowing by the Mahama administration, the Akufo-Addo government is even borrowing more than his predecessor did.

The government has promised in the 2019 budget to undertake massive infrastructure projects next year.

Mr Terkper says the government “cannot do infrastructure on a revenue base which is not forthcoming in a domestic revenue mobilisation which was promised that they will do outside existing revenue flows”.

Class FM OnlineSun, Nov 18, 2018 Mon, Nov 19, 2018

$1.2m kickback scandal: Trade Ministry requests forensic audit

he Ministry of Trades and Industry is set to begin a forensic audit into the alleged $1.2 million scandal that has hit the former Executive Director of the Ghana Standards Authority.

Dr George Crentsil has been cited in a damning investigative report that alleges that he collected $1.2 million kickback from a contractor undertaking construction work for the Authority.

myjoyonline.comTue, May 23, 2017 Tue, May 23, 2017

'I Am Bolt': Film Review

Olympic megastar sprinter Usain Bolt gets his close-up in this dynamic documentary.

Athletic achievements don’t get much more unbeatable than the records held by Jamaican runner Usain Bolt, who’s won nine consecutive Olympic gold medals and even more World Championship awards.

Considered the fastest sprinter who’s ever logged track time, Bolt is a hero to millions and admired on a level comparable to global sports legends like Muhammad Ali and Pele.

The Hollywood ReporterMon, Nov 21, 2016 Mon, Nov 21, 2016

'No reason to be poor; 2019 budget full of hope' - President Akufo-Addo assures

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has given the indication that the 2019 budget would "reflect the hope Ghanaians have in the government and the future of the country".

He said though his administration inherited an ailing economy, systematically, it had succeeded, as economic indicators have shown, to put the country's economy back on the right path.

Ghana News AgencySun, Nov 4, 2018 Sun, Nov 4, 2018

100-yr $50bn bond'll end "hand-to-mouth" status – Ofori-Atta

The decision by the government to raise a $50 billion ultra-long-term bond over a period of 100 years “is not intended to derail our debts sustainability path, but rather to enhance it”, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has explained.

Presenting the 2019 Budget Statement and Economic Policy of the government on the theme: “Putting Ghana Back to Work”, Mr Ofori-Atta said on Thursday, 15 November 2018 that the government announced its intention to issue longer-dated sovereign bonds this year as part of “our bilateral engagement with other countries”.

Class FM OnlineThu, Nov 15, 2018 Mon, Nov 19, 2018

2016 Elections Will Be My Final Attempt At Presidency-Nduom

The flagbearer of the Progressive People’s Party, (PPP) Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, has indicated that, the 2016 general election will be his last attempt at the presidency.

Dr. Nduom said he has done all he can over the course of his presidential bids and November will be his last attempt.

In an interview on the Citi Breakfast Show, the PPP flagbearer stated that, “This is the last opportunity for Ghanaians to recognize the person who can do the job. If this one passes by, I have done what I can. The rest is up to Ghanaians.”

Citi FMMon, Jul 18, 2016 Mon, Jul 18, 2016

2016 polls'll be Ghana's best: EC Boss

With all the electoral reforms put in place for the December 7 presidential and parliamentary elections, Ghana will experience one of the best polls whose results will be accepted by all, Mrs Charlotte Osei, the Chair of the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana, has said.

During a signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding with a delegation from the European Union (EU) in Accra on Tuesday October 18, Mrs Osei said: “We welcome the work of the observer team and indeed we have had previous engagements in the past few months with the pre-assessment team that came earlier.

Class FM OnlineTue, Oct 18, 2016 Tue, Oct 18, 2016

2017 Budget failed to set social protection targets - SEND Ghana

Civil Society Organisation, SEND Ghana has faulted the government over its inability to clearly state its targets for social protections issues, especially child protection and welfare in the 2017 budget.

The group explained that although expenditure allocation to the sector Ministry - the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection- increased by about 416 per cent over the 2016 figure, the absence of a programme budget for the ministry would make it difficult to assess the proportion that goes into child rights promotion and protection.

Graphic OnlineThu, Mar 16, 2017 Thu, Mar 16, 2017

2018 World Cup: Avram Grant desperate to have crocked Ghana stars back ahead of Egypt showdown

Ghana coach Avram Grant is anxious to have injured duo Jordan Ayew and Kwadwo Asamoah back to full fitness to revive their hopes of qualifying to the 2018 World Cup with a cracking game against Egypt looming large next month.

The former Chelsea manager is under mounting pressure to rewrite the script after his side laboured to a goalless drawn game against Uganda in their opening group E clash last Friday.

Ayew is scheduled to return to action at the end of the month with Asamoah's road to recovery seeming far away.

Ghana SoccerNetThu, Oct 13, 2016 Thu, Oct 13, 2016

2019 AFCON qualifier: Ayew scores a brace as Ghana beat Ethiopia

Jordan Ayew scored a brace on Sunday, 18 November 2018 to give the Black Stars of Ghana a 2-0 win over Ethiopia in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

Ayew hit the back of the net just three minutes on the clock courtesy an assist from defender Harrison Afful.

Ayew got his brace from a well taken penalty kick after Emmanuel Boateng was fouled in the box by Ethiopian goalkeeper.

The Ethiopians came into the second half stronger, winning the lion share of possession but the Ghanaian defenders kept them at bay.

Class FM OnlineSun, Nov 18, 2018 Mon, Nov 19, 2018

2020 polls: Mahama-Zanetor ticket'll be "very powerful, tough card" – Lecturer

A Senior Political Science Lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Dr Kwesi Amakye, has tipped Member of Parliament (MP) for Klottey Korle, Dr Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, as a very good candidate to partner Mr John Dramani Mahama as running mate for the 2020 presidential ticket of the main opposition National Democratic Congress should the former president win the flag bearer race.

Dr Amakye told Class91.3FM’s 12Live news programme on Monday, 19 November 2018 that Dr Zanetor “has what it takes to partner former president Mahama in 2020”.

Class FM OnlineMon, Nov 19, 2018 Mon, Nov 19, 2018

23 people line up for Ghana’s presidency

Twenty-three persons aspiring to become president of Ghana have picked up nomination forms to contest in this year’s December 7 presidential elections, the chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Ms. Charlote Osei, has announced.

The figure is made up of 16 political party presidential aspirants and seven independent aspirants.

They are to return the fully filled forms with a filing fee of GHC50,000 by September 29,2016.

READ Presidential candidates to pay GH¢50,000 as filing fees

3 NewsFri, Sep 23, 2016 Fri, Sep 23, 2016

A vote against economic mismanagement: Ghana’s opposition wins the presidential election

JUST before 9pm on Friday night celebrations erupted in Accra. Ghana’s electoral commission had declared the opposition leader, Nana Akufo-Addo, the winner of the presidential election and his supporters were in the mood to party, dancing in the streets, honking car horns and setting off fireworks late into the night. It was a resounding victory for Mr Akufo-Addo (pictured), who took 53.85% of the vote, on his third run for the presidency, to incumbent John Mahama’s 44.4%.

The EconomistSun, Dec 11, 2016 Mon, Dec 12, 2016

Accra at 60: concrete heads and colonial questions in Ghana's capital

On this day 60 years ago, many of Ghana’s workers were given the day off. They flocked to central Accra, a city originally settled in the 15th century, to hear Kwame Nkrumah declare independence. Today, only parts of Nkrumah’s Accra remain – while rapid expansion and development is reshaping the city in ways that are causing excitement but also concern.

The GuardianMon, Mar 6, 2017 Tue, Mar 7, 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

Act firmly to cut out waste and corrupt practices – Minister

Directors of education have been asked to do more to cut out the waste and purge the service of corrupt practices.

Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman, the Education Minister, said everything must be done to check the false claims, remove the ghost and fake teachers from the system.

She made the call in an address read for her at the 23rd annual meeting of the Conference of Directors of Education (CODE) in Kumasi.

“Investing in quality education for positive transformation of the youth for national development” is the theme chosen for the five-day event.

Ghana News AgencyWed, Aug 24, 2016 Wed, Aug 24, 2016

Adama Barrow to visit Ghana today

The Gambian President, Adama Barrow will today [Friday] pay a day’s visit to Ghana where he is expected to hold bilateral talks with President Nana Akufo-Addo at the Flagstaff house.

Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin told Citi News, the Gambian leader is also in Ghana to thank President Akufo-Addo for the role he played in ensuring that democracy was restored in his country.

Citi FMFri, Apr 28, 2017 Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Adei must speak like a responsible adult – Omane Boamah

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.

Starr FM OnlineTue, Aug 9, 2016 Tue, Aug 9, 2016