Politics News Summaries for July 24, 2021
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Bench warrant issued for arrest of 10 recalcitrant motorists who snubbed court
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Bench warrant issued for arrest of 10 recalcitrant motorists who snubbed court


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The La District Magistrate Court has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of 10 motorists who failed to appear in court on Friday, July 23, 2021, for prosecution.

8 out of the 18 drivers appeared before the court on Friday, July 23, 2021, and were slapped with various fines.

The La District Magistrate Court has subsequently issued a warrant for the arrest of the remaining 10 drivers.


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Sissala West MP, others escape unhurt after attack by armed men
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Sissala West MP, others escape unhurt after attack by armed men


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The Member of Parliament for Sissala West in the Upper West Region, Mohammed Adama Sukparu, says he escaped unhurt with other occupants of his car when unknown armed men attacked them in his constituency.

The incident happened between Jefisi and Bulu at about 7:50 pm on Friday, when the MP was returning from a funeral he attended at Jefisi.

Mr. Sukparu has reported the incident to the Sissala West District Police Command for investigation.


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Alan's promise to operationalise Komenda Sugar factory 'a mere rhetoric'
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Alan's promise to operationalise Komenda Sugar factory 'a mere rhetoric'


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A group known as the Concerned Citizens of the Komenda Traditional Area in the Central Region is skeptical about the Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen's promise to ensure the operationalization of the Komenda Sugar Factory before the end of 2021.

The Komenda Sugar Factory, which was inaugurated in May 2016 by then-President, John Mahama, was built at a cost of $35 million from an Indian EXIM Bank facility.

In June 2020, the government said the ban on foreign travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic affected the processes of reviving the Komenda Sugar Factory.


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Sissala West MP allegedly attacked by armed men
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Sissala West MP allegedly attacked by armed men


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The Member of Parliament for Sissala West in the Upper West Region, Mohammed Adama Sukparu has allegedly been attacked by unknown armed men in his constituency.

The incident happened between Jefisi and Bulu at about 7:50 pm when the MP was returning from a funeral he attended at Jefisi.

Mr. Sukparu has reported the incident to the Sissala West District Police Command for investigation.


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Oscar Ofori Larbi slams Akufo-Addo over rising insecurity in Ghana
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Oscar Ofori Larbi slams Akufo-Addo over rising insecurity in Ghana


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He said that the unfortunate rising tensions and general state of insecurity in the country are reflective of President Akufo-Addo.

Oscar Ofori Larbi's comment comes in the wake of the killing of a social activist, Ibrahim Mohammed, popularly referred to as Kaaka, by a mob, and two others who were killed by soldiers in Ejura while demonstrating against Kaaka's death.

He said the President must take urgent steps to solve the growing insecurity in the country.


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FLASHBACK: Akufo-Addo is now a tyrant
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FLASHBACK: Akufo-Addo is now a tyrant


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According to him, the APC leader said the president's actions have contradicted his earlier preached virtues of promoting democracy.

Vociferous and fearless leader of the All People's Party in Ghana, Dr. Hassan Ayariga has not minced words in describing the leadership style of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as tyranny.

Dr. Ayariga has likened the governance of Nana Akufo Addo to a 'democratic tyrant' which contradicts earlier preached virtues of his zeal for promoting democracy and a freedom fighter.


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It will be difficult for government to influence new IGP
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It will be difficult for government to influence new IGP


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According to him, the credentials and professionalism of the new IGP will liquidate the government's efforts to influence his decisions.

The security expert further argued that in any case the new IGP is relatively young with about nine years ahead of him before he retires.

The presidency has appointed COP Dr George Akuffo Dampare as Ag. Inspector-General of Police with effect from August 1.


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Let the perverts and goons know that nothing will stop the passage of anti-gay law
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Let the perverts and goons know that nothing will stop the passage of anti-gay law


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Some social media users have taken a swipe at the MPs who have pushed the bill describing the draft as harsh and doom for human rights.

The Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021, if passed, could make advocates, allies, sympathizers, sponsors and persons who identify as LGBTQI+ persons face not more than ten years in jail.

Some Ghanaians believe the bill is a terrible bill that must see the light of day.


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Dampare's interpersonal skills have brought him this far- Security Expert


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He was of the belief that succeeding in this kind of job depends on one's interpersonal skills, especially with his subordinates, attributing that to Dampare's success.

Both appointments take effect from Sunday, August 1, this year.

The Security Expert noted that aside from having much experience, Dampare has an interest in intelligence.


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Government has not banned mining
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Government has not banned mining


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Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, George Mireku Duker has stated categorically that government has not banned mining in the country.

According to him, the mining sector supports the economy government cannot ban mining.

He passed these comments while engaging the Ghana National Association of Small-Scale miners on Thursday, July 22, 2021, in Kumasi.


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Government has imported 100 commodity monitors for green mining project
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Government has imported 100 commodity monitors for green mining project


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The Deputy Minister said the green mining approach is to help industry places especially small-scale miners to use machines that are mercury-free.

He said the government, has imported 100 commodity monitors for the green mining activities.

He dismissed claims that there was a ban on licensed small-scale mining activities saying, foreigners are investing in the mining sector how much more Ghanaians, who are citizens.


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East Legon: Motorcyclist shot by soldier in military pick-up vehicle
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East Legon: Motorcyclist shot by soldier in military pick-up vehicle


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A soldier in a military pick-up that was moving behind a bullion van has allegedly shot and injured a motorcyclist at East Legon in Accra.

According to an eyewitness, the soldier, who was in a military pick-up vehicle, after shooting the motorcyclist, moved on behind the bullion van without stopping.

A team of police officers who reportedly witnessed the incident chased the military pick-up vehicle without success.


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ECOWAS Parliament moves to remove telecommunication barriers in sub-region
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ECOWAS Parliament moves to remove telecommunication barriers in sub-region


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The Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States will soon come up with regulations to harmonise the telecommunication sector across the sub-region.

This will follow a joint meeting of three committees of the ECOWAS Parliament scheduled to take place in Effutu from Tuesday, July 27 to Thursday, July 29.

The ECOWAS Parliament, also known as the Community Parliament, is one of the institutions of ECOWAS. It is the Assembly of Peoples of the Community, serving as a forum for dialogue, consultation and consensus for representatives of the people of West Africa with the aim of promoting integration.


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Ashanti Region: Fire razes classrooms of St. Lisbert JHS in Abuakwa
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Ashanti Region: Fire razes classrooms of St. Lisbert JHS in Abuakwa


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The intervention of firefighters from the Nkawie Fire Station helped to prevent fire from destroying more classrooms and boarding facilities of a private school at Abuakwa in the Ashanti Region.

The dawn fire razed about six classrooms of the St. Lisbert Junior High School, which were being used as temporary dormitories for the students.

Nkawie District Fire Officer, Divisional Officer Grade 3, James Akowuah, spoke to journalists after leading his officers to put out the fire.


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Plans underway to finalise roadmap for opening Komenda Sugar factory
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Plans underway to finalise roadmap for opening Komenda Sugar factory


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The Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen, has revealed that plans are underway to ensure the operationalisation of the Komenda Sugar Factory before the end of 2021.

According to him, the transaction advisor has been asked to ensure the roadmap for the opening of the factory is finalized by the end of August 2021.

The Komenda Sugar Factory was built at a cost of $35 million from an Indian EXIM Bank facility.


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Martha Boahemaa best DCE candidate to develop, unite Kintampo South


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They noted that most of these men turn around to struggle for power with their Members of Parliament and therefore it's imperative that a woman is given the opportunity this time around.

The group indicates that Martha Boahemaa Baffoe who is currently the regional treasurer of the NPP for the Bono East region has nurtured the NPP party from 1992 in various portfolios and has very good relations with all traditional rulers, the youth and women group in the district and is fit for the job.

Kintampo South District according to the group needs an innovative and creative individual and they believe Martha Baffoe possesses these qualities to take the district to the highest pedestal in terms of development.


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I'm likely to contest elections again


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The message of former President Mahama to the Chiefs, Queen mothers, the Imams and the people of the Bole-Bamboi constituency was delivered by the Member of Parliament for the Bole-Bamboi constituency Alhaji Yussif Sulemana on Bole based Nkilgi FM on the 2021 Eid-ul-Adha day.

Hon Sulemana added that Prophet Ibrahim was commanded by God to sacrifice his only son Ismael to God and that Ibrahim made an attempt; which is the highest form of obedience to God and so former President Mahama entreats his Bole-Bamboi constituents to continue to be obedient to their creator, their parents, elders and also respect and love each other.

Former President John Dramani Mahama is extremely popular and always receiving massive votes in his home constituency of Bole-Bamboi where he effectively served as the MP for 12 years before rising to become a Vice-President and President of the Republic of Ghana.


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Minister laments 5 doctors' rejection of postings to North East Region
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Minister laments 5 doctors' rejection of postings to North East Region


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The North East Regional Minister, Yidana Zakaria, has expressed concern about the rejection of postings by five medical doctors to his region.

According to him, only one of the doctors came around to tour health facilities in the region but never reported afterwards.

According to Mr. Yidana Zakaria, several follow-ups were made to the Ministry of Health in Accra to get the doctors to report to work, but that yielded no positive results as the Ministry explained they will not repost any doctor who refused postings.


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Sputnik V probe: It's premature for Health Minister to resign
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Sputnik V probe: It's premature for Health Minister to resign


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There are calls for the Health Minister to vacate his office or be sacked by President Nana Akufo-Addo following his responses to a Parliamentary Committee probe into the purchase of Sputnik V vaccine.

Critics like seasoned journalist Kweku Baako, politicians; James Kwabena Bomfeh and Allotey Jacobs have all called for the Minister to resign or his dismissal to be effected by the President.

To Sam Pyne, it's premature for the Minister's head to roll.


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NPP Constituency Officers Welfare debunks claims John Boadu snubbed their workshop
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NPP Constituency Officers Welfare debunks claims John Boadu snubbed their workshop


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A statement in the form of a rejoinder issued by NCOW and signed by its interim Secretary Mr. Jeffery Edward Osei said the General Secretary of the Party Mr. John Boadu whom the orchestrator of the report seeks to denigrate has rather been supportive to NCOW and that he was even actively involved in the coining of the name for the group, NPP Constituency Officers Welfare Scheme, hence it can not be true the atrocious and malicious report churned out about him.

Indeed and in fact, it was John Boadu who proposed the name of the Welfare Scheme as National Constituency Officers Welfare Scheme to cater for all Constituency Officers, instead of the National Constituency Chairmen Welfare Fund, which we had earlier proposed.

Once again, there is no iota of truth in the story and accordingly, we, the leadership of the NPP Constituency Officers Welfare and indeed, the newly inaugurated NPP Welfare Scheme, entreat the general public to treat it with all the contempt it deserves.


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