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Minority in Ghana calls on Finance Minister to be consistent

The New Patriotic Party (NPP), main Minority in Parliament, on Wednesday accused Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, of being untruthful and inconsistent in his presentations on the Ghanaian economy. Mr. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, Minority leader, at a press conference in Accra on Wednesday said: “He has been …

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Mills says government will fulfil promises

President John Evans Atta Mills on Wednesday gave Ghanaians the assurance that Government would not fail to deliver on its promises of improving on their standard of living.      “We can see light at the end of the tunnel,” he said when the Nayiri, Na Bohagu Mahami Sheriga, Paramount Chief …

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NDC asked to stop blaming NPP and deliver election promises

The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), has been urged to focus on delivering on its election campaign promises and stop blaming the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the country’s harsh economic conditions. Mr Emmanuel Aidoo, an N.P.P. activist in the Bibiani-Anwhiaso-Bekwai District, said what Ghanaians were demanding, was an improvement …

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Ghana’s Electoral Commission to introduce new voting IDs in 2012

Ghanaians may most likely vote in the 2012 General elections with a new voters Identification (ID) Cards, Mr David Kanga, Deputy Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC) has disclosed.   He said the present ID cards had outlived its usefulness and could be faked by some individuals to cheat during …

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Ghana to set up committee to review country’s constitution

A constitutional review committee to collate views on possible amendments of some provisions in the 1992 Constitution, identified as hindrances to accountable and good governance is to be established before the end of the year, Vice President John Mahama has announced. Interacting with a delegation of the African Peer Review …

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No government can fulfil campaign promises within six months – Ofosu-Ampofo

Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Eastern Regional Minister, on Thursday said no government could fulfil its campaign promises within six months and urged Ghanaians to give the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Government some “space to work out its goals”. He said it would be wrong for people to criticize and demand quick …

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Chereponi by-election set for September 29

The Electoral Commission will conduct a by-election in the Chereponi Constituency on Tuesday, September 29 to fill the vacancy created in Parliament as a result of the death of the Member of Parliament, Mrs. Doris Asibi Seidu. A statement signed by Mr Christian Owusu-Parry, Acting Director of Communications, said the …

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President Mills says he abhors greedy politicians

President John Evans Atta Mills, on Sunday abhorred politicians, who line their pockets and those of their families and relatives with state resources to the detriment of the people. He said he was made President at the will of God and would do his bidding by heeding the concerns of …

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Ghana political parties break law

Only one out of the seven political parties that contested the 2008 general election has submitted its audited accounts for 2008 to the Electoral Commission (EC) as required by the Political Parties Law. Section 21 Subsection (1) of Act 574 (2000) requires political parties to submit audited accounts of a …

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Mid-term budget to be presented this month

Vice President John Dramani Mahama said on Tuesday that government would present a mid-term budget to Parliament this month to review the fiscal year. Speaking to the Ghana News Agency on Tuesday in an interview, he said the review would make it possible for the government to support the public …

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