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NPP Amasaman Constituency Executives Sensitises Public On Referendum

Constituency Executives of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Amasaman, have embarked on a Referendum Sensitisation Tour in the constituency. The tour has been necessitated by the decision of the government to amend clauses 243(1) and 55(3) of the constitution to make the position of MMDCEs elective and subsequently legalize the participation of political parties in the district assembly and local unit elections. The tour is aimed at educating and sensitizing party members on the need to vote 'YES' massively in the upcoming referendum. According to the Constituency Secretary, Samuel Acquah-Young, the Executive body had started educating its members on the decision taken by the party in relation to the impending referendum. "We've already met and educated Electoral Area Coordinators and other Party stakeholders on why the Party is advocating for 'YES'. According to him, on Sunday, November 10, 2019, the CEC had a meeting with Polling Station Executives i..

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Kojo Oppong Nkrumah Display Ekumfi Fruit Juice In Parliament

Kojo Oppongg Nkrumah displaying the fruit juice on the floor of Parliament todayThere was excitement especially among Majority MPs in Parliament on Monday when the now popular Ekumfi Fruit Juice product known as “Eku Juice” popped up in Parliament during the 2020 budget debate. The Minister for Information and MP for Ofoase Ayirebi, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, displayed the well packaged juice while contributing to the budget debate, focusing on the benefits of flagship programs introduced by President Akufo-Addo. The Pineapple Juice from the Ekumfi Juice Factory is under the government's One District One factory program. Mr. Nkrumah told the House many of the flagship programs of the Government, including the factories under the 1D1F were yielding results. “When we rolled out the 1D1F Program, there was a lot of mockery but that flagship program in addition to the stimulus package that was provided is beginning to bear fruit. I hold in my hands here Eku Juice from the Ekumfi Juice F..

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NDC Whips Ras Mubarak To Change His Mind

Member of Parliament (MP) for Kumbungu Constituency in the Northern Region, Ras Mubarak, has been forced to apologise to his party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) after he went against the Party’s ‘No Vote’ stance on the December 17, 2019, referendum for local elections. In a statement, Mr. Mubarak said it was improper for him to go against the position of his party regarding the referendum. He noted in the statement that “upon a sober reflection and advice from very distinguished senior party members, especially the Parliamentary leadership, I have come to the conclusion that It is improper to deviate from my party's official position for a NO vote in the upcoming referendum on Article 55(3) of constitution.” “I recognize that my personal position must be subsumed under the broader interest of the party,” Mr Mubarak pointed out. “I have therefore decided to uphold the party's position for a NO vote on the matter,” he said. ---Daily Guide

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Ras Mubarak Suddenly Backs ‘No’ Vote Referendum

Kumbungu MP, Ras Mubarak has backtracked on his decision to go against his party, the National Democratic Congress’ stance on 'No' vote in the December 17 referendum. After coming out to back a YES vote in the referendum which is to decide on allowing political parties to sponsor candidates at district level elections, Mr. Mubarak now says he has been convinced to follow the party line. In a statement, he said it was wrong for him to have deviated from the NDC’s position. “Upon a sober reflection and advice from very distinguished senior party members, especially the Parliamentary leadership, I have come to the conclusion that It is improper to deviate from my party's official position for a NO vote in the upcoming referendum on Article 55(3) of constitution. I recognize that my personal position must be subsumed under the broader interest of the party. I have therefore decided to uphold the party's position for a NO vote on the matter.” Mr. Mubarak had initial..

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Referendum: Buaben Asamoah Jabs NDC For Campaigning ‘No’ Vote

The Communications Director for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Yaw Buaben Asamoah has blasted the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for campaigning ‘No’ ahead of the December 17, referendum. He expressed surprise at the opposition NDC’s stance on the upcoming referendum on the election of MMDCEs. "I’m surprised at the NDC’s sudden decision campaigning for a “No” vote ahead December 17, referendum.It is very surprising and disturbing,” Yaw Buaben Asamoah told Kwame Tutu on Anopa Nkomo on Accra based Kingdom FM 107.7. The NDC explained that the ‘No’ vote will come as a result of some lapses in the articles governing the referendum. The MP for Adentan Constituency pointed out that the election of the MMDCEs would ensure that those voted into power are accountable to the people within the district instead of the government in power. To the NDC, there was deliberate misinformation in the public domain that voting “YES” in the referendum was a decision that Metropolit..

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Minority Blasts Majority MPs Over Absenteeism

The Minority in Parliament has taken a swipe at their colleagues on the Majority side of the House to take their legislative work more seriously. This comes after the Speaker of Parliament suspended today’s sitting because of poor attendance. The House was set to continue its debate on the 2020 budget statement today, Tuesday. The Minority side feels the Majority MPs are mostly to blame for the suspension of proceedings. In a statement, the Minority stressed that the Ghanaian people deserved better. “The budget debates are a crucial Parliamentary function and the lack of interest of the Majority side of the House is disturbing.” “The Minority is committed to its role in protecting our democracy and maintaining a high level of dedication to our Parliamentary work. We urge the Majority side to take government serious and commit themselves to the mandate for which they have been elected. The people of Ghana deserve better.” Speaker’s reaction The Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike ..

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Kofi Akpaloo Promises Massive Job Creation

Kofi AkpalooThe Founder and leader of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), Percival Kofi Akpaloo, has said his party when voted into government in 202o will revive the agricultural sector to employ more youth. According to him, the huge youth unemployment rate in the country can be tackled in the agric sector by providing an enabling environment to help the country grow. He promised to resurrect the factory and realize the dream of Nkrumah. Mr. Kofi Akpaloo also promised to work with the youth to stabilise the economy and clamp down on corruption. A Kofi Akpaloo government, he said will reverse the decline in the country’s support for agriculture, which has been one of the greatest deficiencies of the Mahama era. “On the back of an expanding and diversified agriculture, we will set Ghana on a solid platform for industrialisation, which will see economic growth matched by job creation. You know we can do it,” he added. “We will get there”, he assured, stressing that “hope is coming. Change..

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Dr John Kingsley Krugu To Contest The NPP Primaries In Zebilla?

Dr John Kingsley Krugu Information available to this portal reveals that Dr John Kingsley Krugu (popularly known as JK) is putting himself up for the NPP primaries in the Zebilla constituency come April 2020. It must be stated that Dr Krugu is regarded as a formidable member of the NPP, having served as the first General Secretary of the TESCON on its formation in 1999. He subsequently became the second TESCON President in the year 2000 and inspired tertiary students in Ghana enormously in terms of voting for the NPP in elections 2000 and in all subsequent elections. Dr John Krugu was appointed as a Deputy National Organiser of the NPP in 2010 by the NPP. He performed his duties creditably to the admiration of all thereby winning many admirers in the NPP. The Aspiring Parliamentary Candidate once served as the Upper East Regional Communications officer of the NPP in 2004 and has been a Patron for the NPP in the Zebilla constituency since 2008. It must be added that Dr Krugu was an acti..

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Akufo-Addo Deserves Another Term – Deputy Minister

The Deputy Minister of Finance, Abena Osei-Asare, has asked Ghanaians to vote massively for President Akufo-Addo in 2020 to consolidate the economic gains made under his Presidency. The Deputy Finance Minister, who is also the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Atiwa East, made the call while contributing to the debate on the 2020 Budget in Parliament yesterday. The deputy minister said under the Akufo-Addo government, the country would see monumental growth and development and in the coming year. She said in 2020, there would be more development and massive road sector development as stated in the 2020 Budget. She said under President Akufo-Addo, a lot of social interventions had been introduced, including the famous free Senior High School policy to ameliorate the sufferings of Ghanaians, while many Ghanaians had been employed in the public sector. According to the Deputy Finance Minister, about 43,000 people had been employed in the various ministries, depar..

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