Month: April 2016

The ‘New Nationalist’ To Push Development In Ghana

The New Nationalist ; a news publication that has set itself on the path to promote national development in Ghana is now in circulation. TheAfricanDream.net discovered that the first edition was published on Wednesday April 13, 2016 in Ghana’s capital city of Accra. New Nationalist is a free news bulletin geared towards promoting development and developmental issues and stories about Ghana. According to the publishers “the publication also seeks to educate its readers in Ghana and across the globe on developmental projects being undertaken, completed or that needs to be started in Ghana. On the first week of the month of June 2016, New Nationalist would be officially launched to […]

Charlotte Osei tells Turkish agency to seek legal remedy over plagiarism claims

Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Charlotte Osei has rejected claims that it has plagiarized the logo of a Turkish educational institute, Yedi Sistem. She hinted that the institute is free to assert its “rights under the law” if it feels its artistic work has been plagiarized. The new logo stirred controversy especially on a social media after pictures of a similar logo popped up. While the Turkish logo has a white background inside the circle, that of the Electoral Commission has blue. There are at least four discernible differences between the two logos. Responding to the claims that EC simply plagiarised the logo of the Turkish agency, Charlotte Osei maintained […]

Unemployed Nurses Storm Flagstaff House

  Members of the Coalition for Unemployed Bonded Nurses, Midwives and Psychiatric Nurses say they are going ahead with their planned demonstration scheduled to take place at the Flagstaff House tomorrow. They say they are tired of deception by the Mahama-led administration and that nothing is stopping them from going ahead with the intended protest. The aggrieved unemployed nurses, numbering about 2, 241, intend to use the demonstration which is one in a series of planned demonstrations to be organised nationwide, to, among other things, push government to expedite action on their recruitment into the medical service. It is also intended to compel the Mahama-led administration to compensate them for […]

EC officially launches new logo

    The Electoral Commission (EC) has explained that it removed the coat of arms from its new logo because it [EC] did not represent the authority of the state. ‘We also removed the ballot box because our work is beyond just the ballot box,’ the EC Chairperson, Mrs Charlotte Osei said at the launch of its five-year strategic plan. According to her, the new logo represents a unified common purpose and vision and demonstrates the EC’s independence as an institution. ‘This is our logo, we picked it, we like it and it makes us happy,’ Mrs Osei noted. What the new logo represents • The circle represents unity; singular […]

NPP Will Win Election … With Or Without Credible Register -Akomea

The Director of Communication of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akomea says the party will win this year’s general elections -‘with or without’ credible voters’ register. According to him, Ghanaians are fed up with the unacceptable incompetence of the Mahama led NDC administration –hence their resolve to vote them out. That notwithstanding, he said the NPP still wants a credible register for the conduct of this year’s elections –explaining that the continuous demand for a register that is reliable and credible does not reside on the party’s fortunes. “It is just a matter of principle”, he added. “There is no doubt that the Voters Register is hopelessly bloated and, […]

I will be in full political battle gear when I start my campaign – Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama says his Accounting to the People tour is not a re-election campaign strategy. “I’m not on a campaign trail,” he said and added that when the time comes “I will be in full political battle gear.” Accusation The New Patriotic Party (NPP) claims the President, who is the flagbearer of the ruling NDC is abusing incumbency by hiding under his Accounting to the People tour to campaign. “We should be able to distinguish purely party activities from government activities, however thin the line is,” the NPP’s 2016 campaign manager, Mr Peter Mac Manu, is reported to have told Accra-based Joy FM. Interaction But, speaking during a […]

Asiedu Nketiah Is Printing New Voters Cards – LMVCA Alleges

  A leading member of the pro-opposition Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA) Ibrahim Adjei has hinted that the group will be making a shocking revelation of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) printing some voters’ ID cards fraudulently. Speaking on Ultimate FM Fact File hosted by Julius Caesar Anadem, he accused the General Secretary of NDC Asiedu Nketiah of being behind the printing of the purported new voters’ cards. ‘We are having reports that Asiedu Nketiah is printing hundreds of thousands of new voters’ cards, this information will come up very soon, if you want proof it will come out this week, they should know that LMVCA, we are […]

Do cell phones in pants pockets really cause male infertility?

  Men who use their cell phone for long periods of time each day or keep their phone in close proximity to their groin area may risk lowering the quality of their sperm and becoming infertile, a team of researchers at The Technion Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel, have determined. Publishing the results of their recent study in an issue of Reproductive Biomedicine Online, the team said it gave 106 men referred for semen analysis questionnaires assessing demographic data and characteristics of cell phone usage. What they found was that 47.1% of the men who carried their phones less than 20 inches from their groins had abnormally low […]