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NPP opens nomination for presidential aspirants

The National Executive Committee of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Wednesday said it had opened nominations for presidential aspirants from Wednesday, March 31 to Friday, May 7. A statement issued in Accra by Mr Kwadwo Owusu-Afriyie, General Secretary of the NPP, said vetting of aspirants would close on Wednesday, …

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Prune executive and prop up the legislature – Dr Ansah Koi

Dr Kumi Ansah Koi, a senior lecturer at the University of Ghana, on Wednesday called for the pruning of the executive and shoring-up of the legislature to make Ghana’s democracy more vibrant. He said a performance appraisal of Ghana’s legislature by various scholars, observers and analysts have noted that Parliament …

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Parliament can’t fire non-performing ministers – Minority Leader

Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, Minority Leader in Parliament, on Wednesday said the practice of reshuffling non-performing ministers by the President enfeebled parliament’s control over the executive. He said parliament was constrained to remove such non-performing ministers from office since the convention had been that instead of firing them they were rather …

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NDC, NPP supporters clash in court

Clashes erupted between supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Monday at the Cocoa Affairs court after the hearing of the case involving Nana Darkwa Baafi, the man who accused former President Rawlings of burning his house. The problem started when persons believed to …

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Collision in parliament over Ghana "cocaine era" perception

The Majority and the Minority on Wednesday collided over whose era Ghana was adjudged “cocaine coast” to conclude debate on the State of the Nation Address. Mr. Cletus Apul Avoka, Majority Leader, who sparked the provocation was giving the final submission to thank the president on the State of the …

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President Mills credits Ghana's political parties for making democracy flourish

President John Evans Atta Mills has given credit to the political parties for making democracy flourish in Ghana, and called on them to collaborate with Government to improve upon the lives of the people. He stressed the need for the parties to co-operate to build a much stronger nation and …

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NPP cautioned against "post-conference syndrome"

Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, a leading member of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), has cautioned the newly elected national executives, foot soldiers and leading members against “post-conference syndrome”. Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in Kumasi after the conference, Prof Frimpong-Boateng identified some post-conference syndrome as unguided pronouncement to …

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PNC urges government to widen tax net

Mr Bauh Inusah, Brong-Ahafo Regional Secretary of the Peoples National Convention (PNC), on Tuesday urged government to widen the tax net in order to increase its revenue mobilization efforts. Commenting on the increase in road and bridge tolls by government, he said in an interview with the Ghana News Agency …

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President Mills directs Ministers of State to create jobs

President John Evans Atta Mills has directed Ministers of State to produce sector blueprints for job creation by June this year. In addition; all sectors should mainstream job-creation into their programmes. These are part of a grand scheme for job creation, promised in the manifesto of the ruling National Democratic …

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Mills says 2010 is year of action

President John Evans Atta Mills on Monday reminded Ministers of State and other functionaries in his administration to work to the best of their abilities and build on the gains achieved in the previous year. He called on them to collaborate and unite as they discharged their assignments, and reminded …

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