Give collation sheets to parties – Supreme Court orders EC


The Supreme Court has ordered the Electoral Commission to make collation sheets for Presidential elections available to parties and their agents after close of polls. The petitioner who is former Director of Research at Parliament, Kwesi Nyame Tease-Eshun, sought to expose flaws in the new law that governs the 2016 general elections. Under the CI 94, the EC is not obliged to provide copies of the collation sheet to political party agents. The petitioner, represented by Akoto Ampaw described this provision in the CI as an ‘absurdity’. “It defies reason and constitutes an absurdity for [the EC] not to make provision for furnishing the candidates or their agents with copies […]

We’ll mortgage Ghana’s gas to China but… – Terkper


Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show, he indicated that it was “gas going to the Atuabo plant only under the GNPC. That is the only one we are talking about.” Mr. Terkper also explained that this agreement was in line with government’s self-financing loan strategy following the negotiations with the CNB by a task force mandated to discuss the utilization of the $500 million remaining $1.5 billion of the $3 billion deal. “The premise for the CDB facility, which is in tune with our self-financing loan strategy is that proceeds from any commercial project must be used to pay for any loans that are used to finance the project,” he […]

57 Volta Chiefs Declare Support For Akufo-Addo


Fifty-seven chiefs in the Nkwanta South constituency of the Volta Region, comprising 5 Paramount Chiefs and 52 sub-Chiefs have declared their unflinching and unalloyed support for the 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo, in this year’s election. Led by Nana Obonbo Sewura Lipuwura II, Paramount Chief of Nkwanta Akyode Traditional Area, they stated that they have had the opportunity to witness governance under the NPP and NDC over the last 16 years, and are under no illusion that a government led by the NPP represents Ghana’s best hope of offering her citizens progress and prosperity. The Paramount Chief of Nkwanta Akyode Traditional Area made this known […]

Gov’t prioritizes education because it’s priceless legacy – Mahama


President John Mahama says he has placed premium on education and this is seen in the increased government budget for the sector over the years. He says government is anticipating the many projects being undertaken in the sector would lift millions of Ghanaians from poverty. The President says the only thing no one can steal from an educated person is his/her acquired knowledge which is distinguished from material objects which can robbed easily. Speaking at the commissioning of one of the 123 Community Day Senior High Schools (SHS) at Takrowase in the Eastern Region, Mr Mahama said he hoped many of girls would make use of the many projects to […]

Live From the Woods: December 7 can’t be politics as usual; either speak up or keep quiet


If I am to distil the state of Ghanaian youth in one word, it would be “threatened.” Ghanaian youth are on the precipice of “extinction.” Their very existence is threatened in their country of birth. They are not angry but hungry. They are not robbing anyone, but that they are rather being robbed by the leadership of this country. Screaming unemployment, sleazy, hypocritical politicians and a country that’s fast becoming a credential state have proven the real enemies of the youth. I live in the woods and I love the things it affords me. Because of its provisions, I have turned down invitations from friends in the urban areas to […]

Mahama’s massive infrastructure funded by Kufuor loans – Napo


New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh says President John Mahama cannot claim credit for all the infrastructural projects being showcased by his government. This, he said, is because funding for some of the projects was secured by the NPP government before the party lost the 2008 elections. “These regional hospitals and district hospitals that they have done…. none of them and I repeat none of them was even the funding sought by President Mills or President Mahama” the opposition MP who is a member of the Health Committee of Parliament said. President John Mahama’s 2016 re-election campaign is heavily hinged on the government’s record of infrastructural projects. […]

PPP, EC face off in court Tuesday


Lawyers for the Progressive Peoples Party (PPP) head to the High Court today to push for an order to stop the Electoral Commission (EC) from disqualifying the party from the December polls. Lawyers from both sides are expected to present their oral submissions Tuesday, October 25, after which a date will be set for judgment. PPP’s legal team, led by former Deputy Attorney General, Ayikoi Otoo, will be making a strong case for the EC to be restrained from proceeding with balloting for the position of presidential candidates for the 7th December elections. They will also be praying the court to compel the EC to grant the PPP 2016 presidential […]

EC drags Ayariga to CID


The woes of Hassan Ayariga, presidential aspirant of the All People’s Congress (APC), are not yet over, as the Electoral Commission (EC) has reported him to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over a number of alleged criminalities he is said to have committed. EC says the APC leader obtained his doctorate degree from a non-existent or unrecognized institution, among others. Ayariga had insulted the EC chairperson, Charlotte Osei, calling her names after his disqualification from the presidential race was announced last week. According to the EC, it detected about 30 anomalies, some bordering on criminality, which necessitated referring the APC leader’s case to the CID for investigations. Ayariga had requested […]

PPP assures youth of sustainable jobs


Thursday 20th October , 2016 The Flagbearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, has told students of the University of Ghana, Legon that the PPP is the only party with the track record and experience to provide sustainable jobs for the unemployed youth in the country. Dr. Nduom was speaking at the PPP Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency campaign launch in Accra over the weekend. He said the PPP approach to job creation was more realistic and sustainable, cautioning the students against wasting their votes on “promise happy candidates” who have no idea about job creation. He said the PPP policy vision to build an inter-region highway […]

No president will put money in your pocket – Mahama


President John Mahama has said that his government enabling Ghanaians acquire skills that guarantee their employment to create wealth. According to him, government cannot “put money in their pocket” but can only create the atmosphere for them to make money. Speaking at a political rally in the Hohoe constituency as part of his Volta Regional tour on Wednesday, President Mahama said, citizens must work for their money rather than expect government to do that for them. “No president is going to come to Ghana one day and line all our people up and say everybody come and get it, here is free money. It will never happen. The only way […]