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Upper East NPP chairman hopeful to re-vitalize TESCON community 

Alhaj Abdallah Otito Achuliwor, an aspirant contesting the Upper East Regional Chair of the New Patriotic Party has given the assurance that he would reactivate and support the Tertiary Students Confederacy (TESCON); student wing of the party. The initiative he said is for TESCON to engage community members as part …

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Prof Ahwoi outlines 30 projections for local governance

Professor Kwamena Ahwoi, a former Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, has outlined 30 projections for the Local Governance system in Ghana within the next 30 years. He proposed that there should be a cap placed on the number of districts to be created to reduce cost such as …

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Parliament approves Ghana-US Military Agreement 

Parliament has approved the Defence Cooperation Agreement between Ghana and the United States but not without drama. The Minority, before the ratification of the Agreement, staged a walkout soon after the Report of the Committee on Defence and Interior was presented on the Floor of the House. Mr Dominic Nitiwul, …

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RTI Bill laid as Parliament prepares for Easter break

The Right to Information Bill (RTI) was finally laid on Friday in Parliament. Deputy Attorney General Joseph Kpemka Dindiok, laid the bill on Friday morning, after Cabinet consideration on Thursday night. Speaker of Parliament Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye referred the Bill to a joint committee of the Legal, Constitutional and …

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Minority concern over expenditure for non-budgeted projects

Mr Cassel Ato Forson, Ranking Member on Finance has described as shameful plans by government to approve monies for projects that were not captured in the 2018 budget statement. “For me I believe in fiscal discipline, and cannot be part of this…. I cannot witness or see the Minister of …

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The name Tema West Municipality robs Nungua of its identity – Nii Nungua

The Paramount Chief of Nungua, Nii Noble Odaifio Welentsi III, has asked government to change the name of the newly created Tema West municipality to also reflect the identity of Nungua. “Why can’t we call the new municipality Nungua Tema West Municipality like Kpone Katamanso to reflect the identity of …

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Minority calls for withdrawal of Ghana, US defence agreement

The Minority in Parliament has called for the withdrawal of the defence cooperation agreement between Ghana and the United States from Parliament claiming the document has not been signed. According to them, the process which the government is seeking to introduce the agreement to the House for approval was not …

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NPP regional executive aspirants rush for nomination forms

As at mid-day on Tuesday, over eleven aspirants from various constituencies have picked nomination forms from the New Patriotic Party’s regional office in Accra to contest for various positions. At the time of the visit by Ghana News Agency (GNA), supporters of various aspirants who had picked-up their forms and …

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Woyongo bows out of active party politics

Former Member of Parliamentary for the Navrongo Central Constituency, Mr Mark Owen Woyongo has announced plans to exit active party politics even though he would be at the background to infuse support and counsel to the National Democratic Congress (NDC). As part of the decision to exit active politics, Mr …

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Prof Akyeampong hails Kwame Nkrumah’s visionary leadership

Professor Emmanuel K. Akyeampong, Oppenheimer Faculty Director, Harvard University Centre for African Studies, has hailed Ghana’s founding President, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah’s visionary leadership, and described him as “a man who was light years ahead of his time”. “Look at the things that he did – the Port is there, …

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