Month: February 2019

Tourism Minister axed as President rings 9 changes

Catherine Afeku

President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced nine changes in his government, the second reshuffle since he was sworn into office in 2017. The biggest change is the removal of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts Minister Catherine Afeku, who now moves to the Office of the President as a Minister of State. She will now work specifically at the Office of the Senior Minister which is within the presidency. MP for Huni-Valley, Barbara Oteng Gyasi, replaces the Evalue-Ajomoro-Gwira MP as the new Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts-designate. The Upper West regional minister Sulemana Alhassan has been sacked with his position going to Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih, a new entrant into the Akufo-Addo government,  Three […]

Ban NPP, NDC, to stem vigilantism – PPP

The General Secretary of the Progressive Peoples Party [PPP], Murtala Mohammed, says the governing New Patriotic Party and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) are to blame for the proliferation of vigilante groups in the country. Appearing before the Emile Short Commission he outlined sources of electoral violence, which if not checked, will replay the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence. The Emile Short Commission has been tasked to investigate the violence which nearly marred the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-elections in Greater Accra which recently took place to elect a replacement for the MP Kyeremanteng Agyarko who passed on following a short illness in the United States of America. In his testimony to the Commission Monday, […]