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NDC Visits Okyehene Over Kwame Zu’s Comment

A high-powered delegation from the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has arrived in Kyebi in the Eastern Region to apologise to the Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin and the Akyem AbuakwaTraditional Council on behalf of its Ashanti Regional Secretary. During a demonstration by the Coalition for National Sovereignty in Kumasi, Kwame Zu alleged that if it had not been the intervention of former President John Mahama, the people of Kyebi and the Okyenhene would still be "drinking water with animals." The statement, widely condemned, led to a huge demonstration by the chiefs and people of Akyem Abuakwa. The Ashanti Regional branch of the NDC consequently issued a written apology but it was rejected by the Okyeman Council. The party was subsequently asked to perform ritual pacification to appease the Okyenhene or risk being banned from all official functions organised under the auspices of the Ofori Panin Stool. But reporting from the Okyehene’s place, Joy News’ reg..

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Akufo-Addo Not Corrupt, So Stop Unnecessary Propaganda — Buaben Asamoah Slams NDC

The Communications Director for New Patriotic Party (NPP), Yaw Buaben Asamoah has defended President Akufo-Addo for being tagged as corrupt, according to the Afrobarometer Round 8 survey. In the Afrobarometer, Ghana’s Presidency has been ranked 6th in corruption. According to the NDC, the Akufo-Addo government has performed abysmally in all fronts of our national life such as the direction of the country, management of the economy, job creation, corruption, according to the Afrobarometer report. But the Adentan MP has urged the main opposition to desist from doing unnecessary propaganda with the Afrobarometer Round 8 survey. "He believes it would be extremely difficult for anybody to tag the presidential candidate with corruption or any related criminal act, considering his dislike for material things,” Yaw Buaben Asamoah told Kwame Tutu on Anopa Nkomo on Accra-based Kingdom FM 107.7. He says it is wrong to tag Akufo-Addo as corrupt and accused the opposition NDC of fabricating corrupt..

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Minority Questions Funding For Pwalugu Multi-Purpose Irrigation Dam

The Minority in Parliament is questioning the source of funding for the recent $993 million Pwalugu Multi-Purpose Dam project in the Talensi District. President Nana Akufo-Addo last week cut the sod for the project touting it as the single largest investment by any government in the Northern part of the country. President Akufo-Addo stated that the cost will be borne entirely by Government and executed and constructed under an engineering, procurement and construction contract by Sinohydro. He also said the project will be executed within 50 months. But the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, says the project is not captured in the 2020 budget and demanded the source of funding for the project. “I see no paragraph nor page nor sentence [in the 2020 budget] dedicated to the pursuit of this $993 million. The public financial management Act requires that all expenditures are approved thereof as part of the budget statement.” About the dam The Pwalugu Multipurpose project will consist ..

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Warm-Up For 2020 Battle Starts – Info Minister

Information Minister, Kojo Oppong, has announced that the warm-up for the 2020 campaign has begun within the New Patriotic Party (NPP). He made this known in a post on his official website while commenting on the upcoming national youth conference of the NPP. The youth conference is scheduled to take place in Tamale this coming weekend and Mr. Oppong Nkrumah, an award-winning minister, is among several dignitaries expected to be in attendance. He stated, “we are heading to Tamale this weekend.” “The warm-up begins for the battle ahead,” he said. Mr. Oppong Nkrumah added that President Nana Akufo-Addo has started well in his first term. “We need to get all hands on deck to make sure he finishes well,” according to him. “1 good term deserves another,” he said as a way of urging Ghanaians to re-elect President Akufo-Addo come 2020 presidential election. ---Daily Guide

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I Have Regretted Being An MP–NPP’s Oduro Boahen

Member Of Parliament for New Edubiase Constituency, Ashanti Region on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party, Hon. George Boahen Oduro has revealed that he regrets being a Member Of Parliament(MP). “I have regretted more than 100% for being a Member of Parliament; the title honourable is the only good thing about it”.he told Kwabena Owusu, host of ‘Dwene ho bio’ on Accra-based Hot 93.9FM According to Mr. Oduro, a public servant who receives a monthly salary of GHC1,800 or GHC2,000 can live a better life than a member of Parliament (MP) “The input and output in being an MP don’t tally at all..If the input is a hundred thousand, the output is just about three hundred and sixty thousand…Excuse me to say that a teacher, a mason or a public servant who receives a monthly salary of GHS1,800 or GHC2,000 live a better than an MP”.He told Kwabena Owusu The Lawmaker for New Edubiase prophesied by indicating that,” I’m not a pastor but the next ten to fifteen years, being an MP wouldn’t be attract..

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Make Sure Mahama Wins Massively In Every Polling Station – Samuel Aboagye Tasks Group

Samuel AboagyeAn aspiring Member of Parliament for the Obuasi East Constituency of the Ashanti Region, Samuel Aboagye has tasked members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to work very hard to make sure former President John Mahama wins in every polling station on the Gonjaland. He made the call when he was putting finishing touches to the 14th December, 2019 Parliamentary elections scheduled to take place in his constituency of which he is locking horns with another contender. Samuel Aboagye was born in Damongo and has an NPP background with members of his family except him belonging to the NDC. He is the younger brother of Nana Kwame Aboagye, former NPP Constituency Chairman for the Damongo Constituency. Samuel Aboagye, an ICT expert and a businessman who travels across the globe said the fortunes of Ghana can only be turned by John Mahama and advocated for his return to power in 2020. He also asked for prayers from Gonjaland especially Bole towards his parliamentary ambi..

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Afrobarometer Report Corroborates Abysmal Performance Of Akufo-Addo – NDC

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said the latest Afrobarometer report shows that the Nana Akufo-Addo government has performed abysmally since assuming office in 2017. The party says findings from the survey “corroborates widespread public opinion on the abysmal and unimpressive performance of this government which must be a great source of worry and a wakeup call for President Akufo-Addo and his team who have failed to deliver on almost all their lofty campaign promises.” Highlighting portions of the report, the NDC said: “the percentage of Ghanaians who say that government is managing the economy well has seen a steep decline from 71% in 2017 to 51% in 2019, showing a whopping 20% drop.” Also, the party rejected what it described as suggestions by the NPP that voters mistrust the NDC as a party. “It is worthy of note, that there are over 20 opposition parties in Ghana. Hence, this matrix cannot by any shred of imagination represent an accurate indicator of the..

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Afrobarometer Report Confirms Abysmal Performance Of Akufo-Addo – NDC

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said the latest Afrobarometer report shows that the Nana Akufo-Addo government has performed abysmally since assuming office in 2017. The party says findings from the survey “corroborates widespread public opinion on the abysmal and unimpressive performance of this government which must be a great source of worry and a wakeup call for President Akufo-Addo and his team who have failed to deliver on almost all their lofty campaign promises.” Highlighting portions of the report, the NDC said: “the percentage of Ghanaians who say that government is managing the economy well has seen a steep decline from 71% in 2017 to 51% in 2019, showing a whopping 20% drop.” Also, the party rejected what it described as suggestions by the NPP that voters mistrust the NDC as a party. “It is worthy of note, that there are over 20 opposition parties in Ghana. Hence, this matrix cannot by any shred of imagination represent an accurate indicator of the..

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Youth Bridge Foundation Criticises EC Over Composition Of Advisory C’tee

The Youth Bridge Foundation, a youth development organisation – has lauded the formation of a 21-member advisory committee by the Electoral Commission (EC). However, the group has faulted the Commission for the composition of the group. A statement from them said the committee does not include membership form youth groups. “We at the YBF wish to remind the EC that young people are essentially the composition of the Ghanaian public. Indeed the youth constitute more than 60 percent of Ghana’s population as per available statistics and information from the EC’s own voter register database,” the group wrote. “We therefore call on the EC to rethink the current composition of the Eminent Advisory Committee, to make way for at least three to five slots for either youth-serving Civil Society Organizations or youth groups, on the Committee. This in our view, will be the most appropriate way to obtain reliable information with respect to the concerns of the public, for redress by the Commiss..

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Govt’s Commitment To Revamping Railway Sector On Course — Minister

The Minister for Railways Development, Hon. Joe Ghartey, has given the assurance that the Tema to Mpakadan Railway line will be completed in August 2020. Taking President Akufo-Addo on a tour of the project on Wednesday during the final day of the President’s tour of the Greater Accra Region, he explained that construction of the railway track was conceived as a “port to port Project” in 2007, under the Kufour era. As a result, in 2007, a contract was signed for a feasibility study to be conducted for a Tema to Buipe multimodal transport system via Akosombo. In furtherance of this, in November 2016, an agreement was approved by Parliament for a Tema to Akosombo railway line. The Minister for Railways Development added that, upon assumption of the Akufo-Addo government in January 2017, the agreement approved by Parliament was reviewed for a number of reasons. The reasons included a possible effect on the Akosombo Dam, since the project involved drilling a tunnel through rock to the ..

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