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Ghana Parliament approves $2b Master Project Support Agreement with China

Parliament has approved a $2 billion Master Project Support Agreement (MPSA) between Ghana and Sinohydro Corporation Limited for construction of priority infrastructure projects. The facility, a project financing arrangement, was laid in parliament by Mr Kwaku Kwartebg, a Deputy Minister of Finance. Dr Mark Assibey-Yeboah, Chairman of the Committee on …

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Stop politicizing nomination and appointment of EC Chair – CEO

Mr Emmanuel Arthur, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Advocates for Social Intervention Ghana, a civil society organization (CSO), has advised the citizenry to desist from politicizing the appointment of the Chairperson for the Electoral Commission (EC). “For me, the EC is a neutral body whose activities are devoid of partisan …

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Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur is an ideal politician – Bawumia

The late former Vice President, Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, has been described as the ideal politician who never seeks vengeance against his political opponents. He defined him as a gentleman who worked cordially with persons of all political divide. In a tribute read by the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, …

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76 file to contest NDC Greater Accra elections

At the close of nominations, 76 aspirants have filed their papers to contest the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Greater Accra Regional Executive Committee Elections. The break down include; Chairman four, Vice Chairman eight, Secretary four and Deputy Secretary six. The rest are; Organiser four, Deputy Organiser eight, Treasurer four, Deputy …

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58 file nominations to contest NDC’s Ashanti Regional election

Fifty-eight persons aspiring for various executive positions in the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ashanti Region, have successfully filed their nominations. A total of 70 aspirants picked forms when nominations were opened between July 16 and 18 but 12 out of the number failed to submit their forms …

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Akufo-Addo nominates Jean Mensa as new EC Chairperson

President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, in Accordance with Article 70(2) of the Constitution, has nominated Mrs Jean Adukwei Mensa, as Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC). He has also nominated Mr Samuel Tettey, and Dr Eric Asare Bossman, as Deputy Chairmen and Ms Adwoa Asuama Abrefa, as a member of …

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One Village, One Dam programme launched in Savelugu

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Sunday launched the one village, one dam (1V1D) program in Savelugu with a call for peace and unity in Dagbon for development. President Nana Akufo-Addo said the various flagship programmes of the NPP Government would be meaningless if there was no peace and unity in the …

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President directs EC to organise referendum this year

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed the Electoral Commission  (EC) to organise Referendum this year for the creation of proposed six new regions.   The President announced this at the weekend at Nalerigu during a durbar of chiefs and people of the Mamprugu Traditional area as part of his …

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Akufo-Addo nominates Municipal and District Chief Executives

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in accordance with article 243(1) of the 1992 Constitution and section 20(1) of the Local Governance Act, Act 936, has nominated Municipal and District Chief Executives (MDCEs) for the newly created Municipal and District Assemblies (MDA). A Statement signed by Hajia Alima Mahama, Minister of …

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Minority asks Government not to place ban on fishing

The Minority National Democratic Congress Caucus in Parliament has called on government not to carry out the intended ban on fishing, scheduled for August 7 to September 4, 2018. “The moratorium is unfair for the fisheries sector,” Mr Eric Opoku, Parliamentary Ranking Member on the Foods and Agriculture committee, said at …

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