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New decentralization policy would determine needs of assemblies

Cabinet has approved a decentralization policy that establishes Intergovernmental Fiscal Framework that determines the needs of Assemblies, the Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, has said. Under the scheme, the Minister said, an Inter-Ministerial Co-ordination Committee on Fiscal Decentralization had been instituted to audit Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies …

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Rawlings to deliver keynote address at South Africa democracy symposium

Former President Jerry John Rawlings is in South Africa to deliver the keynote address at the 5th EISA annual symposium on democracy taking place in Johannesburg on November 23 and 24, according to an official statement issued in Accra on Monday. Under the theme, “Setting Benchmarks for Enhanced Political Party …

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Wa campus of UDS TEIN apologises to party leadership

The Wa Campus of the University for Development Studies (UDS) branch of the Tertiary Education Institutions Network (TEIN) of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has apologised to the party’s leadership for sending a representative to a workshop, organised by Greater Accra Regional branch of TEIN recently. A statement issued and …

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Central Region founding members of NDC appeal to Rawlings

The founding members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Central Region have appealed to former President John Jerry Rawlings to bury whatever differences he had with the government to save the Party. The spokesman of the Founding Members, Mr Kofi Mintah, who made the appeal, urged former President, …

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CPP to abolish office of IGP

The Convention Peoples Party (CPP) on Wednesday indicated it would abolish the post of Inspector General of Police (IGP) and set up Metropolitan, Municipal and District Police Commissioners for effective localised security management. “In countries where security to life and property has been well managed, there is no position like …

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Mills calls for peace and unity in NDC

President John Evans Atta Mills on Wednesday underscored the need for peace and unity in the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), as vital forces for its progress. He expressed sorrow at the death of Alhaji Sumani Zakari, Northern Regional Chairman of the party, and urged activists and sympathizers of the …

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Three traditional areas threaten to boycott district level elections

Three out of five traditional areas forming the Biakoye District, have threatened to boycott the December District Level Election if government fails to site a capital for the district. The traditional areas are Apisokubi, Tapa and Bowiri. In a petition to Government, the Tapa Youth Association, representing the interest of …

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NPP defends property-owning democracy concept

The Executive Director of the Danquah Institute, on Thursday said the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) ideology of “Property owing democracy” is not about a few elite owing properties to the detriment of the majority of the people. Mr Gabby Okyere Darko said the concept is about providing opportunities for all …

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CPP to make strong showing in 2012 – Danso

The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Mr Samuel Kwabena Danso, on Wednesday predicted a strong showing by the party in Election 2012. He said it would be suicidal for their political opponents to underestimate either their strength or determination to capture power. Speaking to the Ghana …

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Ghana’s foreign policy to remain intact – Mills

President John Evans Atta Mills on Monday said Ghana’s status as an oil producing country would not lead to a dramatic shift in the country’s foreign policy. He said: “We shall continue to be guided by the provisions of the 1992 Constitution as they relate to the conduct of our …

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