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Mills: Ghana will deepen democracy

President John Evans Atta Mills on Saturday pledged the readiness of Ghana to deepen the democratic process for the benefit of the rest of Africa. In a speech before Parliament, the President said Ghanaians were encouraged by the recognition of the United States of the modest strides being made in …

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NPP urged to make primaries’ first runner-up, running mate

Alhaji Abdulai Issahaku, former Upper West Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has suggested that any person, who ever emerges as the first runner-up in the party’s future presidential primaries, should automatically become the running mate. He said reserving that position for a Muslim or Northern extraction has …

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NPP dismayed at shortage of petroleum products

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has expressed its dismay at the current shortage of petroleum products in the country. The party said “In the past few weeks there had been several rumours that the country was running out of petroleum products. There have been the usual denials. But it is …

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Ghana parliament in bribery scandal?

News hitting Ghanaians this morning, Monday July 6, 2009, says the country’s Parliament was bribed into endorsing the sale of the national telecoms operator Ghana Telecom (GT) to Vodafone Plc. The Enquirer newspaper reported that the Member of Parliament for Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa has told the committee investigating the sale of GT …

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Harry Zakkuor: I want to fight for my people

One of Ghana’s suave and arguably most successful businessman and football administrator recently caused a stir in the country when he announced his intention to enter party politics. The news hit some people as a surprise, but for those who know Mr. Zakkuor very well, they say, “Harry is capable …

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[email protected] accused of loss of 139 vehicles, but Mpiani disagrees

The Daily Graphic issue of January 27, 2009 carried a report which says one hundred and thirty nine vehicles imported for the office of the President by five motor firms in the country cannot be located by the Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS). The report citing officials of the …

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Rawlings rubbishes ex-gratia awards

Former President Jerry Rawlings has rubbished the ex-gratia awards for ex-presidents and former public officials that have been approved by the country’s Parliament. The awards were approved a day before the Kufuor administration handed over power to the in-coming Mills administration. The former president described the package as “rubbish and …

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Former chairman blames NPP loss on greed

A Former National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Harona Esseku, has blamed the defeat of the party in the December 2008 elections, on some of the regional and constituency executives of the party. He said funds sent from the National Secretariat of the party in Accra, to …

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Majority of MPs as ministers a problem for Mills – CDDs

The Centre for Democratic Development – Ghana (CDD-Ghana) has expressed worry that the constitutional provision that required that majority of ministers are chosen from Parliament could create problems for the new administration. Considering the representation of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Parliament, the absence of even a few of …

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Afari-Gyan writes on changing Ghana’s election date

Much concern has justifiably been expressed about the short transition period between an outgoing and an incoming presidential administration under Ghana’s current electoral arrangements. Indeed, several people have called for a change of the date for holding the presidential and parliamentary elections, so as to achieve a longer transition period. …

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