Month: August 2018

Fitch Warns Gov’t Of Political Risks Over $2bn Bauxite Deal

Global financial analyst Fitch is predicting the Ghana government is likely to face risks from its $2 billion bauxite deal with the Chinese. A report dated August 28, 2018, predicts a dire situation for the country if the value of bauxite takes a dip. The report comes at a time when Parliament approved $500 million for phase one of the bauxite deal that will see roads constructed by Chinese firm Sinohydro as government pays back with bauxite. The government says the deal is a barter arrangement which will not add to the country’s debt burden but the Minority disagrees. The Minority wants the deal captured as a loan agreement and […]

Mahama Tells Pentecost Church To Ask Akufo-Addo To Fix Their Bad Road

Former President John Dramani Mahama has called on the leadership of the Church of Pentecost to get Government to fix the road leading to the Church’s multi-purpose convention and retreat center at Gomoa Fetteh in the Central Region. Speaking at the retirement service in honor of the immediate past Chairman of the church, Apostle Professor Opoku Onyinah, former President Mahama emphasized the need to get roads in good shape to compliment the national developmental efforts by the Church. According to Ex-President Mahama, on his first visit to the Pentecost Convention center [PCC], the then Chairman of the Church Apostle Opoku Onyinah told him that he invited him (President Mahama) purposely […]

NDC Boycotts First IPAC Meeting Under New EC Boss

The opposition National Democratic Congress has declined an invitation by the Jean Mensa led Electoral Commission to attend an inter party advisory committee meeting, Wednesday. National Organiser of the party Kofi Adams confirmed the decision to boycott the meeting when he spoke briefly to Myjoyonline.com. He did not give reasons for the decision for lack of time but assured he would explain later in the day. Sources within the party however told Myjoyonline.com they received the invitation very late and could not have attended the meeting According to the source, the invitation came at 12:15 for a meeting which is expected to start at 1:00pm. Myjoyonline.com cannot however independently confirm […]

Otiko Rejects Ambassadorial Role, Retires From Politics

The immediate past Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Ms. Otiko Afisa Djaba says she is bowing out of active politics. According to reports, Otiko Djaba is bowing out of mainstream politics to spend time with her family. Otiko Djaba was named Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection in 2017 by President Akufo Addo but following the just recent reshuffle, she was named as an ambassador to Italy. However, in an interview with the Daily Graphic, Monday, Otiko disclosed that she had resigned from active politics and has decided to turn down the appointment to enable her take good care of her children and that of her ex-husband […]

We’re Still Against Jean Mensa Despite Swearing-In – NDC

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has said it will not back down on its opposition to the appointment of Jean Adukwei Mensa as the new chairperson of the Electoral Commission. This follows the swearing in of the former Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) Jean Mensa, as new EC chair by President Akufo-Addo, together with two deputies, Samuel Tettey and Dr. Eric Asare Bossman and Ms. Adwoa Asuama Abrefa as a Member of the Commission. The swearing in took place after the Supreme Court dismissed an injunction suit by a Ghanaian citizen, Fafali Nyonatorto, who sought to stop the President from continuing with the process of appointing a […]