Peacefmonline News Summaries from September 22, 2020
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Ghanaians Have An Unwritten Convention To Give Every Gov't 8 Years


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"One thing we must take notice of is that since 1992, Ghanaians by convention have understood that every government in power should be given a minimum of 8 years. But if the election should be based on performance, the NDC that did not have performance record was given 8 years in power and so if the election should be based on performance, then the NPP deserves more than 8 years in power....".
"It is for this reason that during the tenure of Mr Rawlings, Ghanaians gave the NDC 8 years and it is also based on this reason that Ghanaians gave Kufuor and Aliu Mahama 8 years in office and it is for a purpose that Ghanaians gave Mills and Mahama 8 years in office and so I know that Ghanaians will look at that convention they had adhered to since 1992 to date and also the exceptional performance of President Akufo-Addo and then give him 8 years", he stressed.


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FULL TEXT: NDC Press Conference On Exhibition Of 2020 Voters' Register


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As you are aware, the Electoral Commission commenced an exhibition of the provisional voters register on 18th September 2020.
Whereas the NDC complied with the request of the EC and duly submitted a hard drive to the EC as early as 7th September 2020, it was not until Wednesday 16th September 2020 at around 8:10 pm, barely 35 hours to the commencement to the exhibition exercise that we received the provisional register for the EC. In a sudden twist of events, the EC called us the following day 17th September to return the register as they had detected some anomalies with the register for a new one.


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Cashew Farmers Will Be Prosperous Under My Gov't


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Addressing a gathering of chiefs and cashew farmers of Brohani in the Tain District of the Bono Region, President Mahama said cashew, a crop widely cultivated in the region, will thrive under under his administration.
According to him, a Cashew Board will be established, similar to the structure of Cocobod, so that the interest of cashew farmers can be pursued while ensuring improved cashew production.


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STATEMENT: Declare Position On Islamic Morgues For Zongos


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Before we proceed let us be clear here, the promise by the NDC to build or provide Islamic morgues for our Muslim and Zango communities was as a REQUEST from the Muslim leaderships during our consultations process for the 'PEOPLE'S MANIFESTO'.
Mustapha Hamid come out to declare their position on the provision of special morgues for Muslims since they are practicing moslems and they are mandated by Allah to speak and defend the TRUTH always if it is even against oneself.


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Akufo-Addo Raises Expectations But Delivers Little


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"My opponent comes nowhere near me in terms of my record. I built schools, I built hospitals, I repaired the roads. We expanded Tema ports. We built terminal three and the University of Ghana Medical Hospital," says former President John Mahama.
"They were talking about leadership and not being populist and managing expectations of people and I think that is one of the problems Akufo-Addo faces, he raises expectations so high but very low on delivery...When we talk about credibility who is more credible when it comes to delivery on social infrastructure? Everyone knows who is credible" he intimated.


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Mahama Questions Gov't's U-Turn On Payment Of Customers Of Collapsed Financial Institutions


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The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress, Mr. John Dramani Mahama, has questioned the Akufo-Addo government U-turn on the payment of customers of collapsed banks and other financial institutions.
Addressing separate rallies in Tuobodom, Krobo, Aworowa, and Techiman, all in the Bono East Region over the weekend, Mr. Mahama wondered why it took the government that long to make a decision on easing the hardship of customers of collapsed financial institutions.


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2020 Elections: Ghana Cannot Be Used For Trial And Error


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She stressed Ghanaians have no need for Mahama who would use the highest seat of the land as a trial and error ground.
"Presidency is not trial and error because how can you say you have learned your lessons and seek another opportunity to correct it. The Presidency is not something we joke with and cannot be used as an experiments", she said.


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CPP Is Ready To Rescue Ghana


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Mr. Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, Flag bearer of Convention People's Party, has said the party was ready and well equipped to rescue the country from the diabolic grasp of the two major parties.
"As we mark his birthday, let me remind you that we the CPP are ready to take over the mantle of government so remember that a vote for CPP is a vote for yourself", Mr. Greenstreet told the gathering.


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Footballer Sulley Muntari & Beauty Queen Wife Welcome Baby No.2


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Menaye Donkor, wife of former Ghana Black Stars player, Sulley Muntari, has confirmed the birth of their second child.
Speaking on keeping her pregnancy from the public, the CEO of Miss Universe Ghana said it wasn't intentional, she wanted to 'enjoy my family,' and wanted a 'peace of mind'.


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Exorbitant Filing Fees Meant To Weed Out "Frivolous Aspirants"


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Mr Kwesi Jonah, a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Democratic Governance has waded into the debate over the GHc100, 000 filing fees being charged by the Electoral Commission from Presidential aspirants wishing to contest this year's elections.
Mr Jonah told the media when analysing the rationale behind the EC's decision to Peg the filing fees at GH¢100,000 for Presidential aspirants.


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John Mahama Begins Campaign Tour Of Bono Region


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Former President John Dramani Mahama, NDC Flagbearer for 2020 elections on Monday began a four-day campaign tour of the Bono Region.
Former President Mahama will visit Subinso, Wenchi, Badu, Nsawkaw and Brohani on Monday, where he will among others interact with cashew farmers.


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Popular Actor Pete Edochie's Life Being Threatened Over New Movie


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Proscribed group, Islamic Movement of Nigeria, has bashed Pete Edochie after the veteran Nollywood actor raised alarm early this week alleging his life was being threatened after photos and video clips circulated, showing him playing a role that seemed like that of Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the IMN, who has been held in detention by the Nigerian Army since December 2015.
Early this week, following backlash of the movie by IMN members, Pete Edochie claimed his life was being threatened.


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NPP Youth Urged To Be Focused In Their Campaign


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Mr Simon Osei Mensah, Ashanti Regional Minister has charged the youth of New Patriotic party to be focused in their campaign to retain the party in power.
Mr Dennis Kwakwa, Ashanti Regional NPP Youth Organizer, said the government was on course of transforming the lives of Ghanaians, especially the youth, who had been the major beneficiaries of the various initiatives and social intervention programmes of the government.


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Gospel Musician Pastor Joe Beecham Speaks On Political Ambition


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Renowned gospel musician, Pastor Joe Beecham, has said that he is already a politician but describes himself as a gospel politician.
Asked on Joy FM's 'Joy Time In His Presence' if he will go into active politics if he feels the need to, Pastor Beecham stressed he doesn't have a political ambition.


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'Remedial Candidate' Mahama Not Needed At The Presidency


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The NDC flagbearer and former president, John Dramani Mahama has indicated that he will correct all the mistakes he made during his tenure as president when given the second chance come December 7, 2020.
"Speaking on Neat FM's Me Man Nti programme, he said:"Governance is a continuous processis the presidency for remedial classes? Now we have a remedial candidate who wants to be given a second chance to write remedial to correct his mistakes.


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Malta Guinness Signs Sarkodie, Naa Ashorkor, Others To Influencer Deal


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Joining Sarkodie to represent the Malta Guinness brand for the campaign period are renowned actress and radio personality Naa Ashorkor Doku Mensah, sensational alternative music act Sister Derby, YOLO actor Aaron Adatsi, celebrity TV presenter Regina Van- Helvert and medical practitioner and show host Dr. Vanessa Mensah- Karbo.
Our focus is to grow penetration and salience to establish Ghana as the biggest Malta Guinness market in Africa" said the Marketing Manager Guinness Stout and Malta Guinness at Diageo, Samuel Dery.


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Ghana Must Adopt Zero Tolerance For Electoral Violence


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The Foundation for Security and Development in Africa, has urged the government and all stakeholders to adopt a zero tolerance for electoral violence before, during and after the upcoming December 7 general election.
"We call on the Government, the security agencies, the National Peace Council, political parties, the Media, citizens and all stakeholders to adopt a zero tolerance to electoral violence stance towards the upcoming election to ensure peaceful elections come December 2020," she said.


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Ramaphosa Urges SA To Join Jerusalema Dance Challenge


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President Ramaphosa is challenging South Africans this Heritage Day to do the Jerusalema dance challenge.
"There can be no better way to celebrate our South Africans than joining the global phenomenon that is spreading across the world, and that is the Jerusalema Dance Challenge. I urge all of you to take up this challenge on Heritage Day," he said.


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NDC Is Confident Of Winning Central Region


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The Running Mate of the National Democratic Congress, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang has called on the people of the region to grant the NDC a massive win in the December general election.
"She asked the electorate in the region to consider the immense development the region secured under the previous NDC administration, saying"the NDC has never, and will never neglect the region.


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Nana B Lists Over 60 Towering Achievements Of NPP In Ashanti Region


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The National Youth Organizer Nana B added that the above-listed projects are without the various constituencies, Districts, municipal and metropolitan specific projects the NPP Government has done in the Ashanti Region and ask that the good people of the region should give President Akufo-Addo and the NPP four more years to do more for the region.
Under Job Creation, Nana B emphasized that the NPP has created 2,055,10 jobs of which the Ashanti region alone has 180,716 beneficiaries.


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