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'Stop the lies' - Minority to Bawumia

The Minority in Parliament are calling on Ghana’s Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to refrain from distorting figures relation to the 2016 Arrears.

The Vice President at the 69th New Year School said government has met the fiscal deficit target for the year 2017.

But the Deputy Minority Leader, James Klutse Avedzi, in a statement described the Vice President’s assertion as dishonest.

“We recall that when the NPP government presented the 2017 Budget Statement to Parliament in March 2017, it added Ghc7 billion to the arrears figure for 2016 which resulted in a deficit of 6.5 percent. The Minority issued a statement to explain the difference between Commitments and Arrears and what data should be included in the Arrears as Ghana moves towards the accrual accounting system.”

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Minority to oppose Ampaw, Addison as choices for Special Prosecutor office

Parliament may have to brace for a feisty fight as Minority National Democratic Congress (NDC) signal opposition to the names being bandied around as the choice for Special Prosecutor.

Two of the President's lawyer friends who are partners at the President's law firm have been named as the likely choice for the positions.

Philip Addison may deputize for the main man Akoto Ampaw, choices the President is considering and may announce "very soon".

The two were key in the president's legal team that challenged at the Supreme Court, the declaration of John Mahama as the winner of the 2012 presidential elections.

President John Mahama's government went on to lose the 2016 elections to Akufo-Addo who has vowed to fight corruption which is believed to have been rife under his predecessor.

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Mahama Slams Nitiwul...Describes Him As Not A 'Serious' Defence Minister

The Office of HE John Dramani Mahama has described as irresponsible and reckless, an allegation by Defence Minister Dominic Nitiwul that the former president is occupying or has appropriated a land or property belonging to the Ghana Armed Forces.

In a strongly-worded statement released Thursday evening, Joyce Bawah Mogtari, Special Aide to the Former President, said while the minister did not provide any details of the said property, “we presume that the minister’s irresponsible claim is in respect of the current residence of the former first family.”

"President Mahama has not appropriated or acquired any land or property belonging to the military and which he is currently occupying," Joyce Mogtari stated.

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NDC’s 10 chairmen endorse Mahama for 2020

The ten regional chairmen of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have asked former President John Dramani Mahama to lead the party to Election 2020.

The regional chairpersons who had a meeting with Mr Mahama on Thursday, 9 November in Accra the former president “to consider the request of teeming supporters of the NDC and Ghanaians to lead the party to the 2020 general elections.”

This was contained in a joint statement by the Regional Chairmen who urged Mr Mahama to quickly embark on a ‘Thank You Tour’ to acknowledge the support he received during his tenure and during the last elections which he lost.


NPP 'big men' giving jobs to girlfriends – Spio-Garbrah

National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential hopeful, Ekow Spio-Garbrah, has accused the NPP government of giving jobs to girlfriends of some big men.

Speaking to Paul Adom -Otchere on Metro TV’s “Good Evening Ghana” Thursday, the communication specialist said the Akufo-Addo government is guilty of cronyism adding, “We now have a family and friends and girlfriends government”.

When pressed further by the host to provide evidence to back the ‘girlfriends’ allegation, Spio-Garbrah pointed to pro-NDC newspaper, “The Ghana Palaver” as his source of information.

“The Palaver has been publishing stories about girlfriends being offered jobs,” he maintained.

“… but the Ghana Palaver is skewed”, Adom-Otchere pointed out.   The NDC guru who confirmed his interest in the party’s presidential race on the programme lashed out at the government for doing little to curb vigilantism, which has become rife in the last ten months of the current administration.


NDC shifts gear for 2020 polls

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has drawn a comprehensive plan of action to reclaim political power in the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.

The plan, which included all internal elections and the biometric re-registration of party members, was adopted at a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting last Thursday. It was chaired by the National Chairman and Leader of the party, Mr Kofi Portuphy, and in attendance were representatives from all the 10 regions.

Details of plan

Disclosing details of the plan to the Daily Graphic in Accra last Friday, the Deputy General Secretary (Operations), Mr Koku Anyidoho, said branch elections across the length and breadth of the country were scheduled for the last week of January 2018 while March 24 and 25, 2018 had been set aside for constituency elections.


Hassan Ayariga scores Nana Akufo-Addo 50%

Supreme leader of the All People’s Congress (APC), Dr Hassan Ayariga has scored President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo 50% for his performance so far.

He disclosed that the 9-month old government has taken more time than expected in delivering on their litany promises made to Ghanaians as contained in the manifesto.

“They have taken more time than expected considering the promises they made to Ghanaians prior to the 2016 elections”, he disclosed in an exclusive interview.

“I wish them well …..I don’t think they are doing well but I will give them an average because I can see they have a leadership problem”, he observed.

On the President’s commitment to fighting corruption, he appealed for more time to allow President walk his talk by putting in the necessary measures to deal with the aged old practice


Road infrastructure: Was I sleeping or Mahama misled Ghanaians? Akufo-Addo asks

President Nana Akufo-Addo has attacked the road infrastructure record of the erstwhile John Dramani Mahama’s government, describing it as a deception.

Addressing the chiefs and people of Lawra in the Upper West Region, the president said the so-called unprecedented road infrastructure by the NDC was only a façade.

“I don’t know what infrastructure he [Mahama] has in mind; but clearly roads were not part,” the president said during his four-day tour of the three Northern Regions of Ghana.

Road infrastructure was a key campaign message in the 2016 election with the then incumbent government led by John Mahama touting road infrastructure as its biggest achievement.

The NDC government left a debt of about ¢122 billion, a chunk of it the then government claimed had been sunk into road infrastructure.


NPP Bantama Constituency Executives to sue A Plus over corruption claim

The constituency executives of the governing New Patriotic Party(NPP) in the Bantama constituency in the Ashanti region have threatened to drag Musician Kwame A Plus to court for defaming Messrs Francis Asenso-Boakye and Samuel Abu Jinapor, both deputy chiefs of staff, in a bribery claim.

A statement issued by the Executives Monday said the allegations of corruption against the two were unwarranted and a calculated attempt to tarnish the image of the two government officials.

A Plus believes that the Presidential staffers whom he accused of corruption were misled and acted on deception when they intervened in the termination of UniBank’s contract to provide onsite banking services at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.


Sammy Awuku and I pleaded with A-Plus not to release 'cover-up' tape - Presidential Staffer

The unfolding brouhaha emanating from the corruption allegations levelled by controversial musician, Kwame Asare Obeng popularly called A-Plus against two Deputy Chiefs of Staff, Asenso-Boakye and Abu Jinapor seems not to have an end in sight.

After the CID reported that A-Plus’ allegations were unfounded, which minimised attention on the matter, a recently leaked tape in which a Deputy Director of Police CID, Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah is heard attempting to persuade A-Plus from pursuing the matter as his allegation was found to be “close to the truth” has revived the issue.

Presidential staffer, Charles Nii Teiko Tagoe has alleged that the controversial musician is the original source of the audio recording.

Charles Tagoe in an interview with Adom FM, Friday, said A-Plus sent him the audio recording while he was with a presidential delegation at the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York last week.


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