Month: September 2016

Mismanagement, corruption cause of Ghana’s problems – Bawumia

The New Patriotic Patriotic Party (NPP) running mate, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has taken a swipe at the governing National Democratic Congress over what he says is the surge in hardships Ghanaians face in the country. According to him Ghana’s unending problems can be blamed on mismanagement and corruption in the Mahama-led governm Dr. Bawumia made the comment on Monday in Nyanyano Kakraba in the Gomoa East Constituency as part of his campaign tour of the Central Regional. “There is a lot of hardships in the country today. In Nyanyano Kakraba, water is a problem, paying for electricity is a problem, paying school fees has become a problem, there are no […]

Rawlings Warned Ec And Prez Mahama, Ghanaians Want Change’ – Rawlings

Former President Rawlings appears to share the frustration of Ghanaians under the Mahama-led National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration. “They want to see a change for the better”, he told ‘The Guardian’ newspaper in Nigerian in his recent interview. That was when the issue of how to strengthen institutions came up for discussion. For him, “a lot depends on the leader, his sensitivity, his will, his strength and determination, because the vast majority of the people are suffering from the decay” considering the fact that people want to see change. “I think that the number one should be bold enough and identify the right people to take over and move to […]

2016 ELECTIONS: EC boss will die if Mahama is declared a winner

Founder of Glorious Word Power Ministry International, Prophet Dr. Isaac Owusu Bempah, has indicated that Chairperson of the Election Commission (EC), Madam Charlotte Osei will die if she connives with NDC to rig this year’s elections in favour of President John Dramani Mahama. According to him, God will strike Madam Charlotte with strange diseases and that he said will send her to the early grave. Prophet Owusu Bempah speaking on Oman FM, on Wednesday with Silver Lady, the host of “Yekofie” (Drive Time) said God had revealed to him that EC chairperson was conspiring with ruling NDC to rig the elections for President Mahama. “That EC boss Charlotte Osei has […]

Professionals join Nana campaign

Some members of the group when they recently stormed Weija-Gbawe constituency to campaign with the NPP Parliamentary Candidate for the area, Tina Mensah A group of professionals has decided to come together to campaign for the flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Since its formation in March, this year, the group calling itself ‘Professional For Change,’ has undertaken several outreach programmes to assist the poor and marginalized. It has also provided succour to the needy in the Greater Accra, Central, Eastern, Brong Ahafo, Ashanti and Volta regions. Drivers for Change, Kayaye for Change, Waakye Fest are all well patronized initiatives of the group. It […]

NPP Loyal Ladies give to Ho Hospital

Ho, Sept. 15, GNA – The Loyal Ladies of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Thursday donated assorted items to the Maternity and Labour Wards of the Ho Municipal Hospital. The items, estimated at GH¢20, 000, include baby products, maternity gowns, washing powder, toilet rolls and drugs. Modesta Adjoa Darbo, the Executive Vice President of the Group, who presented the items, said the gesture was to put smile on the faces of mothers at the Hospital during the Yam Festival of the Asogli Traditional Area. She said it was also to lessen the economic difficulties mothers suffered in accessing health-care. Madam Florence Patamie, the officer in-charge of the Maternity Ward […]

Disloyal NPP leaders sold manifesto to NDC ­ Ken Agyapong

New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central in the CentralRegion, has accused the leadership of the party ofselling the contents of the party’s yet­to­be released manifesto to the National Democratic Congress (NDC). Ken Agyepong speaking on Accra­based Oman FM Thursday night said the persons who ‘sold’ the ideas to the NDC are ‘very close’ to the party’s flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo­Addo. “Most of the NPP leaders that are closer to Nana Addo are not loyal, they are the ones who have been selling information [from the camp of the NPP] to the NDC, yet they shamelessly come claiming that the ideas in their manifesto has […]

Drug abuse, unemployment threaten Ghana’s elections – EC boss

Charlotte Osei, ElectoralCommissioner The chairperson of the ElectoralCommission, Mrs. Charlotte Osei has stated that the proliferation of arms, rising levels of alcoholism and drug abuse and a high level of unemployment amongst the youth are the most serious threats to the country’s peace ahead of the December elections. She revealed that different researches conducted by the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre, the Narcotics ControlBoard and the EC indicate that the youth – mostly unemployed ­ are the most vulnerable group in the country and political leaders are likely to use them to foment violence in the upcoming election. Addressing a colloquium on peaceful elections in Ghana, the EC […]

Impact of labour unrests on power sector [Audio]

Ghana’s power sector has within the last few weeks been characterized by quite a number of agitations on the labour front. Concerns bordering on job losses, poor conditions of work, management inefficiencies are but a few of the reasons cited by the agitating workers. The issues have also led to divided opinion among industry watchers with some arguing for the workers to be sacked. For months, these kinds of agitations have characterized the energy sector, which due to its importance must be devoid of such developments. It appears with the exception of GRIDCO and NEDCO workers of all major state owned enterprises in the energy sector have agitated in the […]

Party leaders must take responsibility for actions of supporters – EC Chair

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission says political party leaders must responsibility for the actions of their supporters, especially during elections. Mrs Charlotte Osei says the sanctity of the country’s elections and its security hinge on the conduct political actors. Party leaders, she said, must therefore, condemn the actions and the bad behaviour their supporters where necessary. She said the politicians must be reminded that there are no victors in chaos, only victims. The people of Ghana deserve nothing less than peace in this year’s elections, she said. “Let us not fail our country,” she admonished. More soon… Story by Ghana| | Malik Abass Daabu