Bagbin more of an NPP speaker than NDC
Mr Aboagye added: "If we are going to work on perceptions and utterances and attitudes of people, then the NDC Speaker is more of an NPP Speaker than NDC". Explaining himself further, Mr Aboagye said: "Didn't you hear ET Mensah's recent interview and what he said about the treatment meted out to him and Bagbin and others?". "Where was Bagbin in the scheme of all of this until he became Speaker? Haven't you heard? And that is why I keep telling you that Bagbin being Speaker is more of an NPP than NDC". "You don't think that if some NPP MPs had not gone into some cult with them [NDC], he [Bagbin] would've won ?" he asked. "If we are to work on words and perceptions and posture, then Bagbin is more of an NPP Speaker than an NDC person", Mr Aboagye stressed.
Attitude of some Akufo-Addo appointees made Ghanaians angry with NPP on Dec.7
According to him, this was because some appointees had stinking attitudes and the people wanted to prove to them that power resides in them. He was shocked that even the good policies implemented by the government did not convince the people of Ghana who had decided to punish the party because of their appointees who had stinking attitudes. Apart from the stinking attitude of appointees, he noted that the NPP's handling of issues with regards to illegal mining was not the best and therefore people in these mining communities ganged up to "Teach them a lesson".
NDC MPs 'under a lot of pressure' to reject Akufo-Addo's ministerial nominees
"The MPs represent constituencies and the constituents and the grassroots members and the hardcore NDC opposition members also have their grievances in the last election and the MPs of the NDC are under a lot of pressure." "You can even see some hashtags that are calling for mass rejection of all the nominees", Mr Samoa Addo told Eugene Bawelle on Class91. In his view, while the apologies rendered by some of the re-nominated ministers-designate could soften the hearts of the NDC MPs to look favourably on them, the arrogance and flippancy displayed by others, such as Agriculture Minister-designate Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, will be to his disadvantage.
Accidents on Accra-Kumasi road caused by non-dualization of highway by corrupt leaders
The Accra-Kumasi road has become a spot for countless road accidents usually involving passenger buses that collide head-on with other vehicles. For Mr Bentil, the dead have been killed by corrupt leaders: "Money stolen and wasted on judgment debts in Ghana each year can dualise Accra-Kumasi road. Those who died on that road were killed by corrupt leaders!" he lashed out. His call for the reconstruction of the road from a one-lane road to a two-lane road has been backed by experts who say that dualised roads lead to a drastic reduction in road accidents, especially head on collisions.
North Dayi DCE empowers PWDs with start-up kits
According to him, a total of six hundred and sixty-four PWDs have been captured in the district out of which more than half of the number have been supported with such items as part of government's Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty programme. Some of the items given out are; deep freezer, baking oven, corn and cassava mill, wheelbarrow and farming equipment. Mr. Atta noted that, prior to him taking office as DCE of the area, many of such persons in the district have been complaining of being neglect but "What I can do is to take them out of that poverty cycle and that is what we should be doing".
Amewu withdraws 'conman' comment he made against Mahama
Mr Amewu, when he was the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, described former President Mahama as a conman who failed to honour promises his administration made for the mining sector. "What has Mahama been able to do? Today, we have created a lot of mining districts, we've created 12 mining districts and 33 satellite districts. We are bringing mining back to the decentralization level. The small-scale mining which was in the status quo was supposed to have mining communities." "These were not inaugurated in all the years Mahama was President, we have just inaugurated them, bringing mining to the community of the owners of the resources. Decentralization, this is the approach, so I am so disappointed in [Mahama]."
Ghana's democracy too young for opposition Speaker to lead Parliament
On January 7, Alban Sumana Bagbin was elected as the Speaker of the 8th Parliament to the shock of many Ghanaians who expected Prof. Mike Ocquaye to win. Speaking on Kumasi-based Wontumi Radio, Kusi Boafo insists that he is still against the fact that Alban Bagbin is the Speaker of Parliament. "I wouldn't have preferred Alban Bagbin as Speaker. We are in power and in Parliament, an opposition controls it. We haven't reached that level yet as a country. At a critical point in time, he may not be a favourable person for the NPP government."
I would have still won the election if SALL residents had voted in Hohoe
The Supreme Court in January this year quashed an order of the Ho High which placed an injunction on the gazetting Mr John-Peter Amewu. The court also quashed another order by the Ho High Court which placed an injunction on the Electoral Commission from presenting Mr Amewu to Parliament as MP-elect for Hohoe. In a unanimous decision Tuesday, a five-member panel of the apex court held that the Ho High Court had no jurisdiction to grant the two orders.
Support Alan Kyerematen to make Ghana industrialization hub in Africa
According to him, the Ministry of Trade and Industry under Alan Kyerematen has rapidly improved Ghana's industrialization sector hence he needs to be supported to succeed. "We are paying greater attention to making Ghana an easy place to do business and set up industries that is why all Ghanaians must support President Akufo-Addo and Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen to boost Ghana's automobile industry," Nana Kwadwo Agyei Yeboah exclusively told Kwaku Owusu Adjei on 'Pae Mu Ka' on Accra-based Kingdom FM 107.7. "So hopefully, within the next 5 years, we will be diversifying our economy away from cocoa and gold and we will be looking at the Petrochemical industry and integrated iron and steel industry, aluminium and Bauxite industry which then leads us on to a new vehicle assembly and automotive industry," he said.
Prince Kamal promises 'grassroot politics' if elected as NPP Youth Organizer
Prince Kamal is also seeking to use his rich political experience as a young political activist to empower the next generation of NPP Youth. He is a businessman and currently the deputy Youth Organizer of the NPP USA Extended Branch and seeking to bring his youthful and rich political experiences to support the party to win the 2024 elections and beyond. "I'm going to run for the National Youth Organizer of our great Party NPP coming 2022, my over 20-years experience of politics make me stand tall to best serve our great party Youth, I'm a #youthman # groundmaster #the empowering of the youth."
Even Larabanga gods cannot help Mahama win his case in court
John Dramani Mahama is in the Supreme Court to seek an order for a rerun of the election 2020 which he indicates that no political party won per the country's constitutional provisions. Speaking to Bolgatanga-based A1 Radio in an interview, Nana Obiri Boahen who has vowed to provide an objective analysis of the issues in court said there is no way John Mahama proved his case in court. To him, John Dramani Mahama's team failed to provide substantial evidence to back their claims of no one winning and therefore not even the gods of his hometown can win him the petition.
Okudzeto Ablakwa clashes with 'angry' Joe Wise over follow up question
During today's section, the Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa who wanted to do a follow up on a question he asked earlier was shot down by the Chairman of the Appointments Committee, Joseph Osei-Owusu otherwise known as Joe Wise. He also wondered why his counterpart; John Kumah was given the chance to ask a follow-up question whiles his wasn't considered necessary. "Mr Chairman I move to my third question just to indicate that this sudden announcement of no follow-ups is constraining. The Honourable John Kumah has follow-ups. I don't know why I cannot have follow-ups. I will take up this matter".
Jinapor's appointment can determine NPP's fate in 2024 elections
Linking Samuel Jinapor's appointment to the fight against galamsey, he believed that the Minister-Designate could only succeed if he is able to stand against some of his party members, whom he believes are perpetrators of illegal mining in Ghana. Ben Annan noted while his Association will in no way engage in a scuffle with the Government, it has the power to either maintain or oust a Government out of power every four years. The Small Scale Miners Association has lauded Abu Jinapor for consulting various opinion leaders including small scale miners on ideas and opinions for policies to help improve the sector.
Is it true you're being blackmailed by the LGBTQ+ group?
In his latest tweet, the MP said: "Akufo-Addo silent on the LGBTQI issue, not a statement from the presidency on a matter that has occupied the attention of the nation? Could the rumour that he is being blackmailed by the LGBTQI community be true? Akufo-Addo must clear the air, Ghanaians waiting Mr. President." Dr. Apaak who is demanding answers from the President recently asked the President to purge himself if he was not in support of it. "The President ought to address the nation, with international media present, stating clearly the fact that our laws, cultures, traditions and faiths forbid it, abhor it. The President must say clearly like his predecessors did, that our laws and traditions, culture can't co-exist with such abominable lifestyles and that LGBTQ+ lifestyle wouldn't and never would be welcome in Ghana."
NDC gave me only GH¢4,000 and 30 t-shirts for campaign
The women's leader has come under criticisms by some members of the NDC who believe Dr Bisiw neglected her job and rather focused on her Parliamentary ambition in the Tano South Constituency in the Ahafo Region. "I never went to anyone's filling station to get fuel on credit. I was running round the country propagating the NDC message and training my people," she added. To the former minister, she dedicated herself to the cause if the NDC and did it with all her might hence it would be unfair for some persons to blame her for contributing to the loss of NDC in the December elections.
Diana Asamoah endorses Alan for 2024?
Mr Kyerematen is most likely to contest for the flagbearership position of the NPP into the next general elections, sources within Mr Kyerematen's camp revealed to 3news.com. Diana who is reported to have been the guest minstrel for a special thanksgiving service at the Open Heavens Revival Chaple in Accra, took everyone by surprise when she converted lyrics in the popular 'Akukodroo' worship song to share publicly, what is deemed to be her likely endorsement and support for the Alan campaign. The declaration comes in the wake of similar pronouncements by Leader of Alive Chapel International, Bishop Salifu Amoako who prophesied during the December 31st watch night service that, he saw a vision in which the Minister of Trade and Industry designate, Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen was chosen as the next flagbearer of the NPP. A number of pastors have also made predictions of the goodies in store for Mr. Kyerematen.
Overthrow of CPP truncated Ghana's national development
She said the 1966 shameful act was not a fight just against the Nkrumaist political party but against national development and human progress which had led to challenges and untold suffering of Ghanaians. She urged politicians to rededicate themselves to national development and the dignity of the Ghanaian. The conspirators, led by General Joseph Arthur Ankrah, named themselves the National Liberation Council and ruled as a military junta for three years.
Election Petition: Jean Mensa should have voluntarily testified
Speaking on Okay FM's 'Ade Akye Abia' Morning Show, lawyer Edudzi Tamakloe asserted that Mrs Jean Mensa should have voluntarily put herself up for questioning as her predecessor, Dr Afari Gyan did in the 2012 election petition. "Dr Afari Gyan came out voluntarily and testified to his conscience and the oath he took when he assumed office as the Chairperson for the Electoral Commission. He mounted the witness box and he justified the declaration he gave in the 2012 general election," he stressed. He expressed confidence that the outcome of the Supreme Court judgment on March 4, 2021, over the petition will advance the democratic experiment in the country.
Abu Jinapor's sterling performance at Appointments Committee
The Committee bombarded him with a barrage of questions bordering on alleged corruption acts he perpetrated, lands, mining, natural resources, his duties, goals, objectives and other related issues concerning his Ministry. On lands and natural resources, Mr. Abu Jinapor threw his weight behind the implementation of the new Lands Act. In all, the Lands and Natural Resources Minister-designate's vetting has elicited some interesting feedback from the general public regarding his performance.
Deans of Presiding Members call on Speaker of Parliament
Mr Joseph Korto, National Dean of Presiding Members, who led his colleagues requested that the tenure of Presiding Members for instance, be streamlined with the country's four- year election cycle just like every other elected officeholder. "As it is now, the President is elected and made to hold office for four years, so are the Speaker of Parliament, MPs and Unit Committee members for some reason, Presiding Members are only elected to a tenure of two years, Mr Korto lamented." He appealed to Speaker Bagbin to provoke reforms in Parliament so that, "The unfair and disruptive situation, where Presiding Members are made to face an Electoral College every two years will stop."