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President Akufo-Addo mourns the loss of Amissah-Arthur

Tributes have begun pouring in for former Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, who died in Accra, early Friday morning. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo expressed shock and sadness and said “Ghana has lost a fine public servant”. “He has been a longstanding public servant, who discharged his duties with dignity. The news of …

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NDC mourns former Vice President Amissah-Arthur

Hundreds of National Democratic Party (NDC) sympathisers have gathered at the premises of the party at Adabraka clothed in red and black mourning attires, following the death of former Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur. There was sadness and surprise on the faces of many as preparations were being made towards a …

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Former Vice President Amissah-Arthur dies

Former Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur is dead. Officials in his office have confirmed to the media that he died this morning June 29, 2018. Mr. Amissah-Arthur was pronounced dead at the 37 Military Hospital after he collapsed at the Air Force gym early this morning, they said. He was 67 …

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Accountability would improve when MMDCEs are elected – Dr Osae

Dr Eric Oduro Osae, Dean of Studies and Research at the Institute of Local Government Studies, has said citizens at the local level could demand proper accountability if Metropolitan Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) are elected. He said one aspect of the decision-making process which prevented the citizenry from …

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President dismisses EC Chairperson and two deputies

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has removed from office, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) Mrs Charlotte Osei, and her two Deputies, Mr Amadu Sulley and Ms Georgina Opoku Amankwah. A statement issued in Accra on Thursday by the Information ministry and signed by Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, Information Minister, said that decision …

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Proliferation of districts poses danger to local government – Speaker

The proliferation of districts poses a danger to local government and decentralisation, as they tend to strengthen the central government’s strong hold over the districts, Professor Mike Oquaye, Speaker of Parliament, has stated. He described the situation as a form of balkanisation (the division or fragmentation of a state or …

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Parliament backs fight against drug abuse

Parliament has called for parents to live up to their responsibility to children to help them to say no to drugs. They should properly supervise and shield them from bad peer pressure influence. Mr Kofi Amoakohene, Member of Parliament (MP) for Atebubu-Amantin, said this in a statement, presented on his …

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Committee establishes basis to investigate Kennedy Agyapong for contempt

The Privileges Committee of Parliament on Tuesday established that there is basis to investigate a complaint of contempt brought against the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Mr Kennedy Ohene Agyapong. He is alleged to have called members of the House “useless and cheap.” The Minority Chief Whip and MP for …

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Creation of new regions in the hands of EC and Ghanaians – President

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the process for the creation of the proposed six new regions is now in the hands of the Electoral Commission (EC) and Ghanaians. He was receiving the Report from the Commission of Enquiry at the Jubilee House, in Accra from its Chairperson, Mr. Justice …

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Electing local leaders in Ghana is long overdue – Hajia Alima Mahama

Hajia Alima Mahama, the Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, has stated that allowing citizens to elect their local leaders in Ghana is long overdue after 30 years of local government practice. She noted that the election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) as tabled by government …

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