No single bill has been sent to parliament
According to the Deputy Minority Whip, in spite of the cabinet, the Council of State, Ministers and a properly constituted Parliament in place, the Akufo-Addo government has not presented a single Bill for Parliament to work on. Ahmed Ibrahim reiterated that the NPP Government is 6 months old in office but it has not brought a single Bill to the 8th Parliament despite the fact that there are institutions in place to foster development. Ahmed Ibrahim noted that the Minority push for the NPP government to constitute the various boards for the various agencies, departments, corporations and ministries has not materialised.
FLASHBACK: I didn't come to deceive anybody
He stated categorically that he didn't come to deceive Ghanaians but to work for the betterment of the country. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says his administration is on the path of fulfilling many of the promises made to the Ghanaians in the run up to the 2016 elections. The siting of the AfCFTA Secretariat in Ghana, according to President Akufo-Addo, is a great opportunity for the country, especially as Ghana has been at the centre of pan-African matters.
Sir John's funeral: 'Forgive Prez, Veep, others for breaching Coronavirus law
President Akufo-Addo is currently under pressure to apologize because he has been accused of supervising the breach of the restrictions on funerals and social distancing at the funeral. The Ghana Medical Association has called for a probe and prosecution of the organizers of the funeral. The mourners included President Akufo-Addo, Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Attorney General Godfred Yeboah Dame, Minister of Energy, Matthew Opoku Prempeh, and some prominent members of the NPP and NDC. Reacting to this, Solomon Kusi Appiah said the crowd that mobbed the Vice President and those who participated in the funeral were there to appreciate the good works of the current government.
Sir John's funeral a clear sign of lawlessness under NPP Govt
Reacting to the funeral that has drawn harsh criticism from civil society organizations and the Ghana Medical Association on the Morning Update on TV XYZ, Mr. Aziz predicted that the recklessness will increase the COVID-19 cases soon. To him, those that organized the lavish funeral must be made to face the law, stressing that no one in Ghana is above the law. Mr. Aziz cited some instances where people have been made to face the law for breaching the Covid 19 Protocols.
Akufo-Addo most pampered president ever, he does whatever he likes
Commenting on the declaration of the President, the private legal practitioner on Okay FM's 'Ade Akye Abia' Morning Show professed that President Akufo-Addo rather has been so over pampered than being vilified as President of the Republic. He asserted that President Nana Akufo-Addo is basically Nana [King] in the true sense of the word; thus, Ghanaians have treated the President like a King as he does whatever he likes without subject to any democratic control. Justifying his claim of the President doing whatever he likes, Edudzi Tamakloe said that President Akufo-Addo's bold statement to urge people to go to the court for the burning of the excavators, disregarding the Minerals and Mining Act which was amended in 2019, indicates a leader who has no regard for the rule of law.
One district one factory is putting money in people's pockets
Allotey Jacobs indicated that, even though the 1D1F Policy is an initiative of his rivalry New Patriotic Party, it is in the interest of the people and worth supporting. Allotey Jacobs added that the people in the Central Region who have had the opportunity to work in the factory should put in efforts to maintain the factory as the factory is putting money into the people's pockets. He however appealed to entrepreneurs and investors to support the NPP Government initiative and also help to create about 20 more factories in the Central Region for the benefit of the locals.
FLASHBACK: 'Corrupt, wicked' Akufo-Addo govt rendered journalists 'fearos'
She also labelled the Akufo-Addo government as a corrupt and wicked one for suppressing press freedom in the country as well as heaping more hardship on Ghanaians. Speaking to Class News at the 'Kum y3n pr3ko' demonstration today, Tuesday, 9 July 2019 organised by the Coalition for Social Justice in Accra, Dr Bissiw told Simon Agbovi that the meanness of the Akufo-Addo government has entrenched insecurity and fear among journalists, whom, she claimed, can no longer speak and work in freedom.
Boat owners accuse NPP executives of hijacking premix fuel; selling at high prices
He said in the past, premix fuel in Ghana was always sold at a subsidized to fishermen but that can not be said about the current administration whose officials have hijacked the premix fuel. In the past, Premix fuel in Ghana has always been sold at a subsidized to fishermen and other related users to support their business in other to increase productivity along the Volta lake. This has helped the users of premix fuel until the NPP members have created a cartel and hijacked the premix fuel, selling it at exorbitant prices in the dark.
Today in History: You've made corruption attractive by normalizing it
Title: THE CORRUPTION TRACKER SERIES- TRACKING THE BOSTGATE CORRUPTION SCANDAL. INTRODUCTION. Ladies and Gentlemen of the media, corruption has undoubtedly been the bane of Ghana's development for a very long time, with the poor and vulnerable being at the worse end of this canker. After being elected into office, he has normalised corruption and made it very attractive in his government. Like similar other stinking corruption scandals that Ghanaians have witnessed under this regime, the Corruption Clearing Agent, President Akufo-Addo has been under the delusion that by coming out to give flowery speeches about corruption, he will succeed in exonerating and whitewashing his administration from the corruption tag that inextricably hangs on his neck like a medal, but that has failed and Ghanaians now know him for who he really is.
Akufo-Addo only president in the world to give free water for a year
According to her, the interventions including the free water and electricity Ghanaians enjoyed has put President Akufo-Addo under the global spotlight. The Sanitation Minister stated categorically that per her checks, it is only President Akufo-Addo who allowed citizens to enjoy free water and electricity during the pandemic. Recently, Ghanaians have backlashed government for introducing new taxes, stating that, the taxes are to foot the bills of the free water they enjoyed last year.
Akufo-Addo has borrowed more than any president in Ghana's history
He said despite the incessant borrowing by the government, it cannot point to any significant projects it has undertaken for the four years that it has been in power. He further accused President Akufo-Addo of mismanaging state funds.
I'm a colossus within the NDC
Mr. Anyidoho, who was reported to have been suspended from the party, said to Kofi Adoma Nwanwani on the Anↄpa Bↄfoↄ morning show, that he is a recognised member of the party. He also indicated his readiness to attend the upcoming congress meeting geared towards reforming the party.
Tema MPs commit to ecosystem restoration
The MPs and the MCE, who made the pledge at a tree planting exercise at the Tema General Hospital, to mark the World Environment Day, said it was imperative and meaningful in ensuring that the environment and ecosystem are protected now and for future generations. Mr Ashai Odamtten, MP for Tema East called for all to ensure that the environment, particularly the stock of trees in Tema and its environs, were not depleted, but help generally in the fight climate change. Mr Anang-La, MCE for Tema Metropolitan Assembly, who spoke in an interview with the Ghana News Agency on the sidelines said that as part of the Tema Restoration Agenda - an effort to bring Tema back to its days of glory, some trees had been planted to restore the logged ones.
Buah dismisses reports of contesting Mahama in NDC presidential primary
Some online portals reported that the former Energy and Petroleum Minister is lacing his boots to contest his former boss in the NDC presidential primary ahead of the 2024 elections. He urged all to disregard the report and treat it with the contempt that it deserves.
South London NDC chair urges party to stick together for victory
Clir Dominic Mbang is chair for South London NDC. In a commemorative statement for the NDC's 29th Anniversary, Mr. Mbang stressed that the surest way to unseat their major political rival the New Patriotic Party is for them [NDC] to be united, and uphold the values, principles, and ideals of the forbearers. Albeit he reckoned that preserving and upholding the values, principles, and ideals of the founding fathers of the NDC, is honorable, and a duty for all party people. MR. Mbang, on behalf of the London South Branch executives and membership, took the opportunity to congratulate all party faithful for having championed the development and dynamism of the NDC party.
Non-partisan recruitment: Stop 'crucifying' Attafuah
Professor Attafuah added that the president's vision is for him to build a neutral public service and so he [Attafuah] was doing what the law permits and in line with the President's legacy. His comment has attracted condemnation from NPP party members and some footsoldiers who have described Prof. Attafuah as insensitive. In a Facebook post, Gabby Otchere Darko who is also the President's cousin called on Prof. Attafuah to apologise for his comments.
Suhuyini votes against Deputy Education Minister-nominee over bribery allegations
Alhassan Suhuyini, the Tamale North MP, has indicated his decision to vote against the approval of Gifty Twum-Ampofo as the Deputy Education Minister. According to him, the nominee who is also the Abuakwa North MP was not able to convince the committee members on bribery allegations levelled against her prior to the governing NPP primaries in 2020 within her constituency. Alhassan Suhuyini further stated that his decision to vote against the nomination of Gifty Twum-Ampofo, Deputy Minister-designate for Education, has been communicated to the chairman of the Appointments Committee.
29th Anniversary: NDC remains most successful party in Ghana
Mr Nketia said the NDC's achievements cannot be compared to any other political party in Ghana. The party celebrated its 29th anniversary on Thursday, June 10, 2021. Mr Nketia touted the achievements of the NDC and said it cannot be compared to any other political party in Ghana.
Ghana can create 10,000 millionaires through youth entrepreneurship in the next decade
According to him, during his tenure as Chief Executive Officer of the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme, government provided funding to more than 9,000 businesses who, when given extra support now can scale up their businesses to employ more people. The Deputy Minister for Finance-designate told the Committee that should he be approved, his focus will be to ensure that more funding support is given to young entrepreneurs and also assist in developing and implementing policies that will create more jobs. According to OXFAM International, between 2006 and 2016, 1,000 extra millionaires were created in Ghana while 300,000 people could have been lifted out of poverty had inequality not increased during this period.
NDC seeking unnecessary attention, they are just making noise
He launched a scathing on the National Democratic Congress, saying the party is frustrated and confused from 2020 election defeat. Nana Obiri Boahen called on party members to treat comments by the NDC with the contempt it deserves.