Politics News Summaries for August 8, 2020
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NPP has no respect for rule of law
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NPP has no respect for rule of law


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Speaking in the UTV late News, Peter Mensah indicated that the deployment of the Military men in Banda was a sign of disrespect for rule of law by the ruling NPP. "Ghana has been named the beacon of democracy due to our free and fair electoral process. So, it is very painful for the NPP government to dent our democratic credential through brutalization and intimidation. Even though NDC was against the new voter register, because we believe in the rule of law, we followed due process to the end."
"The President and NPP deployed the Military to intimidate and brutalize the residents of Banda and its environs because they have no respect for the rule of law."


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Asiedu Nketia is not Ghanaian


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Johnson Asiedu Nketia, General Secretary of NDC. Click to read all about coronavirus .
He says Johnson Asiedu Nketia hails from Ivory Coast, where he has external family relations and a mansion.
The Banda Parliamentary Candidate of the New Patriotic Party, speaking on Accra-based Okay FM on Friday, said Mr Asiedu Nketia wants to foment trouble in Ghana because he does not hail from the English-speaking West African nation.


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EC Reveals 30,462 Prospective Voters Still On The Waiting List
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EC Reveals 30,462 Prospective Voters Still On The Waiting List


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The mass registration exercise ended on Thursday, August 6, capturing 16,663,669.
The EC has slated Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9 for a mop up exercise.


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Attempts by 66 Ivorians to register: Arrest Asiedu Nketia
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Attempts by 66 Ivorians to register: Arrest Asiedu Nketia


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The statement also noted: "In that same video, he was seen leading Kia Rhino trucks containing over 2,000 persons believed to be Ivorians to a registration centre. It must be noted that, on that very day, 2 August 2020 when the military prevented Asiedu Nketia from going to register those illegal persons, Asiedu Nketia subsequently housed those people at his personal residence located at Seikwa, where he fed them and subsequently led them to register at the Banda constituency in bits in order to deceive the military."
It continued that: "Another lady is also known to be a relative of Asiedu Nketia's late mother by name Madam Afra, who was popularly known as Kwaafora whose father was from Gyaase royal family of which their lineage may be traced outside the boarders of Ghana. For the timely intervention of the military, Asiedu Nketia could not register all the 2,000 persons he bused from Ivory Coast but was able to sneak in a couple of them of which 66 of them have been arrested today".
Mr Abronye added that the video that was aired on Accra-based "UTV also clearly confirms the fact that, the persons who were seen in a Kia Rhino Truck led by Asiedu Nketia are not Ghanaians but all blooded Ivorians and that alone vindicates the military and exposes the ill motive of Asiedu Nketia to register Ivorians."


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Registration Violence: Akufo-Addo Is The
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Registration Violence: Akufo-Addo Is The "Greatest Pretender"


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Member of Parliament for Asawase, Mohammed-Mubarak Muntaka, has said president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is feigning ignorance about the chaos that rocked the just ended voters registration exercise.
"I've now come to convince myself that our president is the greatest pretender because most of these things he's very much aware You tell me all these videos, even his national security people are not telling him?".


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Kufuor asked his 'seized' Peugeot car be released as condition to negotiate on behalf of country


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The problem according to him was that Mr. Kufuor was an opposition PFP Member of Parliament in the Third Republic which had been overthrown by the PNDC. Mr. J. A. Kufuor was then in detention at the Nsawam Prisons, like many other persons involved in the politics of that Republic.
"I went. I met Mr. Kufuor. He was not averse to either of the two proposals, but he had two conditions. First, his Peugeot saloon car number AM 961, which he had bought with a loan as an MP and which had been seized by the revolutionary forces, had to be released to him and the balance on the loan of 28,000 cedis written off. Second, in addition to his own release from prison, the PNDC had to consider releasing all or some of his colleagues who were still in prison," he recounted in his book.
"Not too long after our return, on 22nd January 1982, Mr. J. A. Kufuor was appointed the first PNDC Secretary for Local Government," he said.


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Akufo-Addo Has Gotten What He Deserves From Fretted WASSCE Candidates
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Akufo-Addo Has Gotten What He Deserves From Fretted WASSCE Candidates


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The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Johnson Asiedu Nketia says the Nana Addo-led government has been served right with what they deserve by candidates sitting for the WASSCE exams.
This year's WASSCE examination has been marred with some demonstrations by final year students over strict invigilation and supervision during the sitting of the Integrated Science paper.


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I'm Not Quitting Active Politics ...
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I'm Not Quitting Active Politics ...


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The Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Hon Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has described as inaccurate reportage that he has announced his intention to quit active politics after the end of the 8th session of Parliament in January 6, 2025.
According to the Member of Parliament for Suame Constituency in the Ashanti Region, he has been misquoted in the reportage that he is quitting active politics, as he has no plan to end his career in active politics.


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Ahmed Ibrahim Bound To Lose Banda Seat
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Ahmed Ibrahim Bound To Lose Banda Seat


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Ahmed Ibrahim is bound to lose the seat he has been occupying since 2008.
"Banda used to be a very peaceful constituency until Ahmed Ibrahim took over the constituency as a member of parliament. The constituency has known no peace. He has even attempted to take my life yet he goes about parading himself as a pentecostal elder," he accused the MP. "Having known the Banda Constituency, I believe that the people of Banda want peace and will not engage in any activity that will disrupt or jeopardize the relative peace they are enjoying in the constituency," he added.


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Kufuor Asked His
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Kufuor Asked His "Seized" Peugeot Car Be Released As Condition To Negotiate On Behalf Of Country ...


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The problem according to him was that Mr. Kufuor was an opposition PFP Member of Parliament in the Third Republic which had been overthrown by the PNDC. Mr. J. A. Kufuor was then in detention at the Nsawam Prisons, like many other persons involved in the politics of that Republic.
"I went. I met Mr. Kufuor. He was not averse to either of the two proposals, but he had two conditions. First, his Peugeot saloon car number AM 961, which he had bought with a loan as an MP and which had been seized by the revolutionary forces, had to be released to him and the balance on the loan of 28,000 cedis written off. Second, in addition to his own release from prison, the PNDC had to consider releasing all or some of his colleagues who were still in prison," he recounted in his book.


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"Jealous" Nana Konadu Saw Rawlings' Comrades As "Rivals"; She Played Vital Role In Parting Of Ways Between Rawlings & Mills, Confidantes


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Prof Kwamena Ahwoi has disclosed in his book "Working with Rawlings" that he was convinced that wife of former President Jerry John Rawlings, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, played a significant role in the parting of ways between Rawlings and Mills and between Rawlings and his comrades.
Nana Konadu's ambition to lead the NDC. He said the outcome of Nana Konadu's role in the estrangement between Rawlings and his comrades was the formation of 'Get Atta Mills Elected', the political vehicle formed largely by pro-Mills elements within the NDC who were also mostly former Rawlings loyalists, to promote the presidential candidacy of Atta Mills in the NDC primaries.


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VIDEO: Chairman Wontumi Leads Ashanti NPP To Pop Champagne Over Voter Registration Exercise
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VIDEO: Chairman Wontumi Leads Ashanti NPP To Pop Champagne Over Voter Registration Exercise


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The Ashanti Regional Office of the ruling New Patriotic Party was a scene of pomp and pageantry on Thursday after the party went into a frenzy over the just-ended Voters registration exercise.
The Regional 1st Vice Chairman of the party, Kwabena Nsenkyire, in expressing his appreciation, commended Chairman Wontumi for his sterling leadership which he said, contributed to the success of the party in the just-ended registration exercise.


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Ghanaian professionals donate to Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital
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Ghanaian professionals donate to Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital


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Business Links Africa, a network of Ghanaian professionals, academicians, and entrepreneurs across the globe have presented Oxygen Concentrator and assorted personal protective equipment to the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital in Sekondi.
"We know the government is doing its bit at the national level, but we also wanted to make a little bit of impact with the little that we have. So we decided to find a good regional hospital that is doing something significant for the area, and Effia-Nkwanta Hospital is what we chose. We came to the hospital to find out what was really needed and we were informed about the Oxygen Concentrator."
The Medical Director of the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital, Dr. Joseph Tambil, on behalf of the hospital expressed appreciation to the professionals that make up Business Links Africa for the support in this time of need.


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Wontumi leads Ashanti NPP to pop champagne over voter registration exercise
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Wontumi leads Ashanti NPP to pop champagne over voter registration exercise


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Even before the Electoral Commission holds a press conference today to inform Ghanaians about the outcome of the just ended registration exercise, the Ashanti Regional branch of the ruling party says it has achieved the target it sets out at the commencement of the exercise last Monday.
The enthusiastic Regional Chairman, who was full of gratitude to God Almighty "For the successful end to the exercise", said the NPP will also participate fully in the three day mop up exercise slated for Saturday, August 9 to Monday, 11.
The Regional 1st Vice Chairman of the party, Kwabena Nsenkyire, in expressing his appreciation, commended Chairman Wontumi for his sterling leadership which he said, contributed to the success of the party in the just-ended registration exercise.


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Defeated NPP MPs pledge support to party's winning agenda
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Defeated NPP MPs pledge support to party's winning agenda


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He said the majority of the defeated MPs aspirants had decided to come together in unison, to throw their weight behind the NPP. "We are first of all staunch members of the party advancing the overall interest of the NPP is our utmost goal," the MP noted.
All well-meaning NPP activists to bury their differences, he advised, saying they should forget about the past and work together to advance the Party's manifesto.
Mr. Bice Osei-Kuffour, former President of the Musicians Union of Ghana, and a defeated aspirant in the Asante-Akim South Constituency, said the party had worked well to meet the expectations of Ghanaians.


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Our principal, teachers did not order attack on WAEC officials
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Our principal, teachers did not order attack on WAEC officials


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Bright Amponsah, has been accused of ordering students to attack officers of the West African Examinations Council, the school says WAEC officials prevented the principal from entering the school on Thursday, when the attack happened.
Bright SHS in the statement maintained that "The principal and the teachers could not have instructed the students to stop writing the paper and leave the school premises as has been reported".
Following the incident, WAEC has relocated the WASSCE at the Bright Senior High School in Kukurantumi to Ofori Panin Senior High School.


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GES dismisses 14 students, bars them from writing ongoing WASSCE over violence
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GES dismisses 14 students, bars them from writing ongoing WASSCE over violence


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14 students in some Senior High Schools in the country have been dismissed following recent acts of indiscipline and vandalism recorded during the conduct of the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination.
These students have also been barred from writing their remaining papers in the ongoing examination organised by the West Africa Examination Council.
Students at the Bright Senior High School at Kukurantumi also on Thursday, August 2020, also attacked some invigilators after allegedly being spurred on by their proprietor.


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Rawlings Was Adamant Returning Ghana To Constitutional Rule
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Rawlings Was Adamant Returning Ghana To Constitutional Rule


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On June 4, 1979, the announcement of the government overthrow was made at Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, Accra, by JJ Rawlings who had been released by the separate group of insurrectionist soldiers, who had succeeded in overthrowing the Supreme Military Council administration that was trying Rawlings et al.
Rawlings held onto power until he transitioned Ghana to civilian rule in 1993 after he established the National Commission for Democracy circa 1986, chaired by Justice DF Annan, a Member of the PNDC. The first "District Level Elections" was held in 1988 to elect assembly members onto district assemblies.


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Asiedu Nketia, Others Have Made Banda A 'Hotspot' ... NPP Calls For More Security Personnel
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Asiedu Nketia, Others Have Made Banda A 'Hotspot' ... NPP Calls For More Security Personnel


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Seth Asare Bediako, NPP Bono Regional Communication Director has urged government to beef up security in Banda in the Bono Region.
If you may recall in a video widely shared on social media, Johnson Asiedu Nketia is seen confronting some military personnel in Banda who had mounted roadblocks allegedly preventing the busing of people to registration centres.


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Asiedu Nketia Speaks Like A "Senseless Toddler"


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The Bono Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party, Kwame Baffoe Abronye, popularly known as 'Abronye DC' has responded to the General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress for describing him as a "Foreigner" with a 'borrowed' name.
Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia alleged that the outspoken NPP Bono Chairman does not hail from Ghana.


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