Month: August 2016

Bad Leadership Has Made Ghana poor – Nana

  “Ghana and Ghanaians have become too miserable. However, I am urging you to have hope. God did not create us to be poor, neither did He put us on this rich land to be poor. It is bad leadership that is making us poor. Have hope that a good government is on its way coming to bring development, progress and prosperity to every part of the country without discrimination.” Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, gave this assurance on Saturday, August 13, 2016, when he began day 4 of his 5-day tour of the Western Region in Agona, in the Amenfi Central […]

EC begins process to select company to transmit election results

Companies that have been shortlisted to bid for the contract to electronically transmit election results have begun a demonstration exercise to show how they will carry-out the duty on Election Day. The three day exercise will see all the companies make presentations to the tender committee of the commission with political parties and civil society groups in attendance. The commission’s decision to electronically transmit results from the coalition centers generated some controversy when the New Patriotic Party raised questions about its legality. Peter Mac Manu, Campaign Manager for the New Patriotic Party flagbearer said the EC did not consult the parties before taking the decision, a position the EC vehemently […]

Mahama increases peace-keeping allowance by $1

  President John Mahama has announced that government has increased allowance for peace-keeping by $1 bringing the total allowance to $31 per day. “Since late JEA Mills increased the rate [in 2009] there has been no increment….we have decided to increase by $1 a day, the rate that is paid to peace-keeping soldiers,” he said. The President’s announcement was met with applause at a durbar organized by the Armed Forces. President Mahama who was at the event to commission the Naval Headquarters assured the soldiers of prompt payment of allowances which has been a source of concern in the army. He observed that the Armed Forces was in “a very […]

‘NPP has never liked Zongo Communities’ – Collins Dauda

  The Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Alhaji Collins Dauda, has implored people in Zongos in the country not to vote for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) because it is a party that discriminates against their kind. “People from the UP [United Party] tradition are not our friends and such we should not be in bed with them. They are people the Zongo community cannot rely on… They are like lions, no matter what, they will not have good intentions for us,” he pronounced to NDC supporters in Koforidua in the Eastern Region. Alhaji Dauda asserted that the NPP has a long history of discriminating against people living […]

Mine workers to withdraw services over threat on their lives

Mine workers have served a notice they may be forced to withdraw their services to the mines if the state cannot guarantee their safety. Illegal mining, known as ‘galamsey’, remains a threat to life and property at the mines as workers constantly come under attack from intruders. The issue of illegal mining activities gravely affected the industry during the first half of the year. In the period under review, mining companies such as the AngloGold Ashanti and Obuasi Mine have witnessed a fearful attack by illegal small-scale miners on its concession, resulting in the death of a top management staff. Also, Owere Mines in Konongo was not spared by the […]

IMF Is a Hospital and Only Sick People Go There – Fanteakwa South MP

  Member of Parliament (MP) for Fanteakwa South constituency in the Eastern Region, Hon. Kofi Okyere Agyekum has emphatically stated that President John Dramani Mahama and his administration led this nation to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) due to their poor management of the economy. “President Mahama and his government placed this nation on the IMF policy because the economy was sick and needed to visit the hospital for medicine,” he said. According to him, a well organized economy would never want to be on the IMF policy, since it has never been a friendly one to better conditions of a State. Speaking on UTV’s morning show ‘Adekye Nsroma’, he […]

Kufuor renews calls for extension of 4-year presidential term

  Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has renewed calls for an extension of the tenure of presidents, saying the framers of the 1992 constitution may have overlooked the fact that a four year presidency is not enough for effective development. According to him, the constraints of leading a developing nation like Ghana require more than four years to make any meaningful impact in terms of development. Former President Kufuor reiterated the comment at the International Conference of African Philosophy and studies at the University of Ghana on the theme “Democracy; Justice and Development In Africa: 50 Years after Independence”. Just before he ended his tenure in 2008, Mr. Kufuor suggested […]