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'Who will pay private school teachers if you include private schools in Free SHS?'
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'Who will pay private school teachers if you include private schools in Free SHS?'


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Asiedu Bekoe is wondering why a government would want to bear the cost of private schools especially when such schools are making profits for themselves.
Bekoe quipped; "How can you include private schools in the Free SHS policy when such businesses are operated with the sole objective of making profits? Who then pays private school teachers?".
"John Mahama has ones said if he had GH¢2 billion, he would not spend it on Free SHS and he is now telling us he will include private schools. I am calling on the NDC's presidential candidate to outline how he intends to carry out all he has promised especially because he doubted the practicability of the Free SHS policy when President AkufoAddo said he was going to implement it", he challenged.


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'There won't be flawed elections'
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'There won't be flawed elections'


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She asked political elements making allegations against the Commission of a potential flawed election to cease that "Onslaught".
Addressing supporters of the party in Abura as part of his Central Region tour last Friday, the former president said he and his party will not accept any results of a flawed election.
"Who accepts a flawed election? Nobody. And everything the Electoral Commission is doing is showing that we are heading to a flawed election," he stated.


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Akufo-Addo is now the sod-cutting general
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Akufo-Addo is now the sod-cutting general


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"All you need to do is to ask Akufo-Addo for a project and he will be there to cut sod when he knows he has no money. When I was President in 2016, my opponents were calling me Commissioner-General because I was commissioning magnificent and important projects. Today what do we see, sod cutting upon sod-cutting," the NDC flagbearer addressed farmers during his five-day campaign tour to the Central region.
Mr Mahama has urged small scale miners in the country to vote against President Akufo-Addo in the upcoming elections.
"President Akufo-Addo promised not to collapse galamsey but what has he done? He has stopped your work. What is more painful is that he has allowed his people to engage in the practice to get money whereas he has barred his opponents form doing same. His people are still doing galamsey," the former President told a gathering at Agona Amenfi in the Western region on Monday.


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NDC promises to transform Ghana's human resource base
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NDC promises to transform Ghana's human resource base


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The NDC has envisioned providing computer laboratories for all secondary schools, residential facilities in schools to accommodate teachers and educational staff and also free Technical and Vocational Education at the secondary and tertiary levels.
Prof. Naana Opoku-Agyemang indicated that the NDC when given the mandate in the December General Election would deepen life skills, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in Technical and Vocational Education and Training.
Prof. Imoro Braimah, a member of the 'Progressive Intellectuals' expressed the hope that the country's educational system would be changed for the better if the NDC should win the elections.


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2020 Elections: Stop anticipating war!


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Reacting to Mr. Mahama's comments, Mame Yaa Aboagye, Deputy Communications Director of NPP, has admonished him to be positive-minded about the upcoming general elections because it's not a war ground to spill blood in the name of politics.
Mame Yaa is optimistic about 2020 elections saying "President Akufo-Addo has already assured Ghanaians about his commitment for free and fair election and I believed so. Mr. Mahama should psych his mind towards that".
"The President of the land has spoken and we believe him based on his track record, hence he should check his utterances and stop chanting war songsor we should also anticipate that he and his party executives are planning something to cause that chaos he is preaching about. Maybe, he seems to know something Ghanaians don't know. We are winning 2020 election and the President will not do anything to jeopardize this victory."


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NPP will lose the Navrongo Central seat
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NPP will lose the Navrongo Central seat


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"Someone calling one a drunkard? I monitored the Navrongo Central and the acrimony which was being thrown. The insults! I realized that whoever wins will lose the seat. The way they threw the insults at themselves and so far I don't think the party has succeeded in patching the two up. Yes. They used unprintable words and this is not a seat you can say is a safe seat," he said.
Acknowledging the fact that she will do well for the Constituency if elected as Member of Parliament, the pollster noted that her chances are slimmer because party members who have allegiance to the incumbent MP will show apathy by voting for the President and voting for the NDC candidate.
Tangoba Abayage polled 307 votes as against Mr. Adda's 266 votes to secure the ticket to contest the Navrongo Central seat as a parliamentary candidate for the governing party in the 2020 General Elections.


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NPP capable of winning presidential election in Central Region
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NPP capable of winning presidential election in Central Region


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Dr. Ezekiel Nortey, Resource Person of the Bureau, explained that the party's estimated average votes in the Region over the years had been 463,415, representing 49.66 percent and the model projects that their votes could be increased to 471,378 votes.
Speaking on the Election Watch segment of Election 360 on TV3, Dr Nortey said the party's victory would be possible if they win in their nine strongholds of Agona West, Assin Central, Assin North, Assin South, Awutu Senya East, Effutu, Heman Lower Denkyira, Upper Denkyira East and Upper Denkyira West.
Dr. Nortey, also Senior Lecturer in Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Ghana, Legon, said the party can be assured of victory in the Central Region if they win in their strongholds of Agona East and Ajumako Enyan Essiam, as well as, at least 10 out of the 11 potential swing constituencies in the Region.


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Election 2020: Akufo-Addo must debate Mahama
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Election 2020: Akufo-Addo must debate Mahama


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Former Mr Mahama has led calls for a debate with the president ahead of the December 7 elections but Mr Akufo-Addo has declined.
"That is why I am appealing to President Akufo Addo to accept the challenge by Mr Mahama to come for a debate so that he can properly account for all the money he had borrowed and the internal revenue generated", Ato Forson said.
For his part, Mr Mahama said time has exposed the lies and deception employed by the NPP to win power in the 2016 election.


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I'll invest 50% of my salary as MP in the youth


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Mr Dumelo continued that the football team named West Wuogon Football Club, when established, will expose these players internationally where they can get better opportunities to showcase their talents.
Announcing this at his campaign launch Sunday, October 18, 2020, the actor turned politician said "When I go to Parliament for the first two years, 50 per cent of my salary, I will dedicate that to the youth. The first thing I'll do with that 50 per cent is to establish a football team in Ayawso West Wuogon".
"We're tired of playing gala; it is time to make a West Wuogon Football Club so that the footballers here can get the opportunity to play in the league and also go abroad," he stated.


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NPP govt unable to account for GH¢365bn oil revenue
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NPP govt unable to account for GH¢365bn oil revenue


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He explained that the Free Senior High School programme which is being financed with oil revenue has taken only 3billion cedis so far whereas, a total of GH¢367 billion has been accrued oil.
He revealed that unlike this administration that, in his view, is unable to account for the oil revenue, the previous NDC/Mahama administration was able to utilize the revenue prudently to benefit all Ghanaians.
"He said"We all know that this government is funding the free SHS with revenue from the oil.


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NPP to retain Wulensi seat
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NPP to retain Wulensi seat


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The assurance comes after a parliamentary aspirant in the Wulensi constituency Alhaji Abdulai Haruna confirmed his determination to mend cracks in the party following circumstances surrounding the outcome of the party's Parliamentary primaries organized this year.
"I want to extend appreciation to the people of Wulensi especially Alhaji Abdulai Haruna and use the occasion to congratulate the people for the unity they have brought to the party in Wulensi and the good works they have done which gives me hope that we are going to retain the seat and increase the margin of vote for the President," Mac Manu said.
On his part, Alhaji Haruna pledged to throw his weight behind the incumbent MP by campaigning for him and the party to retain the seat.


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Gideon Boako donates Toyota pickup, 10 motorbikes to Tano North Constituency


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Dr Gideon Boako making the presentation to the Tano North Constituency.
Dr Boako speaking at the durbar to present the items and also inaugurate NPP Drivers Association in the constituency apealed to NPP functionaries in the constituency to enter every conceivable part of the constituency and spread the good news of the party to the electorate and make them apostles of the New Patriotic Party.
The Constituency Chairman for Tano North, Nana Afodwo Bonsu received the vehicle and the motorbikes on behalf of the constituency and expressed profound gratitude to Dr Boako for the kind donation.


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Reject irresponsible 'husband' for a caring Akufo-Addo
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Reject irresponsible 'husband' for a caring Akufo-Addo


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In an interesting campaign method while addressing some party supporters, he likened the woman who suffered marital abuse to Ghana, the 'irresponsible husband' to the previous government, and the caring man to Akufo-Addo.
Continuing his narration, the Vice President said "She then met an intelligent wealthy man who had everything at his disposalAdwoa said my children are dying of hungry, then the man said I have made available Planting for Food and Jobs to save them from hunger. My children need medical care, he said National Health Insurance is there to cover them. They also have Teacher Training allowance, Nursing training allowance, factory job at their disposal. If they want to attend school, Free SHS has got them coveredeiii what a fruitful marriage."
"While enjoying her marriage, one day, her old husband has come to knock on their door to tell her to move back with him. Would you marry him back if you were her? No, tell him you've got a new husband named Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo," said amidst loud cheers from the supporters.


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NPP Walks for Peace and Unity at Bibiani
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NPP Walks for Peace and Unity at Bibiani


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The walk was aimed at fostering peaceful co-existence in the constituency in the 2020 elections.
According to the organizers, the walk was aimed at fostering peaceful co-existence in the constituency during, and after the forthcoming general election.
He charged the people in the area to strive to avoid divisive acts, and warmongering, to let the peace and unity walk achieve the needed impact before, during, and after the general elections.


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We're not ready for trouble on December polls
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We're not ready for trouble on December polls


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According to him, the NDC supporters in the constituency are " peace-loving people so we want everyone to come out in their numbers and vote massively for NDC". He said, for the Akatsi North constituency " anybody who wants to bring trouble, we're not ready for any trouble" he alleged that, " they tried it during the registration and we never replied to them" he said.
The MP attributed the NDC's 2016 defeat to voter apathy and said voters, especially in his constituency who did not vote for the NDC have regretted hence they will vote for the John and Jane administration in the come December polls.
"... those who did not vote have regretted that they wish that even the ballot boxes are out here today so that they will express their desire for the NDC to come back to power... I can assure you that they will turn up to vote massively".


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Reject claims that I'll cancel free SHS
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Reject claims that I'll cancel free SHS


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He called on Ghanaians to reject claims by his opponents that he will cancel the programme should he be elected during the polls on December 7.
Mr Mahama said he is aware of claims on social media being propagated but his opponents that he will abrogate the programme and so he should not be voted for.
He said, rather, within one year of his administration, he will cancel the double track system that has been introduced by this current administration and introduce a better system to accommodate more students.


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Heavy vehicular traffic on Dansoman-Mataheko stretch as NDC PC campaigns
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Heavy vehicular traffic on Dansoman-Mataheko stretch as NDC PC campaigns


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The supporters came out in their numbers to support the NDC PC and the party as a whole.
The aspirant, Rev Kweku Addo, led hundreds of supporters to announce his presence as well as solicit for votes from the constituents.
The activity has led to cars being unable to move as the crowd had taken over the whole stretch with disregard for the COVID-19 protocols; wearing of nose masks and social distancing.


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Beg Ama Sey or forget Akwatia seat
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Beg Ama Sey or forget Akwatia seat


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According to him, that is the only recipe to ensure a resounding victory in the impending December 7 elections or they risk losing that seat.
To him, the lawmaker was not treated fairly and therefore there is the need for Executives and the Parliamentary Candidate to go and beg for what they did although some elders of the party have spoken to her.
Speaking at the Constituency's Health Walk on Sunday, October 18 covered by MyNewsGh.com, the maverick politician was frank with the Candidate for the NPP Ernest Yaw Kumi and Executives of the New Patriotic Party in the Constituency that Ama Sey's Independent Candidature would have been problematic for the NPP. "You and the Executives should go to Ama Sey and plead with her. Go and tell her you are sorry. Go and ask her how she has the love of the grassroots."


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Gomoa Central NDC PC committed to providing a steel bridge for Gomoa Ayensuadze
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Gomoa Central NDC PC committed to providing a steel bridge for Gomoa Ayensuadze


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As farmers, their biggest challenge is to cross the Ayensu river to undertake their daily farming activities.
Jehu-Appiah while addressing a section of the community pledged to invite engineers to come and undertake needs assessment with the intention to construct a steel bridge for them immediately John Dramani Mahama and Moses Jehu-Appiah are elected as President and Member of Parliament respectively.
The need to get a steel bridge was a request made by the people when Jehu-Appiah and his team embarked on a House-to-House campaign in the early hours of Sunday October 18, 2020.


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You begged to be tried but you've messed up
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You begged to be tried but you've messed up


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In a post, Hardi Yakubu said Ghanaians would have been told how competent and credible Nana Addo was if he had not become president.
Hardi Yakubu says the President has failed Ghanaians.
"Danquah is being hailed as the leader we never had. But some of the things the guy founded or led died within a short period. In 1932, he founded the West Africa Times, three years later, the newspaper died. UGCC which they claim he was leader of was disbanded in 1951 following its abysmal performance in that year's elections, i.e. four years after its formation. Yet because he didn't become President, some would have us believe how fantastic he would have been".


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