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President Mills swears-in Ms Benneh as Ambassador designate to Zambia

President John Evans Atta Mills on Monday commissioned Ms Elizabeth Afua Benneh, former Director of Passports, as Ghana’s High Commissioner Designate to Zambia. He charged her to use her expertise to strengthen the relations between the two sister African nations. “You have the requisite experience and expertise; you deserve to …

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Politicization of assembly concept affecting development

A retired civil servant, on Friday observed that politicization of the District Assembly concept has defeated its objective and was affecting community development. Mr. Yaw Effah-Manu, a retired Nkoranza District Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) said even though elections to the Assemblies were non-partisan, “It has …

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NDC Youth delegation attends ANC rally

A three-member NDC youth delegation, which attended the national rally of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Sunday, has held talks with South African President Jacob Zuma. The delegation comprising, Mr Ludwig Akpene Hlodze, National Youth Organiser, Mr Yaw Boateng Gyan, National Organiser and Ms …

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President Mills to witness Ouattara’s investiture next week

President John Evans Atta Mills on Sunday confirmed that he would be in Cote d’Ivoire to witness the investiture of Ivorian President Elect Allasane Ouattara, to be held on May 21, 2011. He therefore asked the religious community to continue to pray for peace to be restored ultimately to that …

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NPP appeals to losers to join campaign trail

Mr Jake Otanka Obetsebi-Lamptey, the National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has appealed to all losing candidates in the just ended parliamentary primaries to join the campaign trail to win back power in 2012. He said the signs were clear that the NPP would win both the parliamentary …

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President Mills nominates 9 MMDCEs

President John Evans Atta Mills has nominated nine people as Metropolitan/Municipal/District Chief Executives. A statement signed by Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, in Accra on Thursday named them as follows: Mr Kwabena Tweneboah Kodua (Bia),Mr Sylvester Nuomah Dadieh  (Jomoro), Mr Enoch Kojo Appiah (Shama) and …

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Prof Mills to win NDC presidential primaries but … – EIU

The United Kingdom Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) country report on Ghana made available to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Thursday indicates that Professor John Evans Atta Mills will win the NDC’s July Congress for the flag bearer slot of the party. “In terms of the NDC primary, Prof. …

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Ghanaians should be abreast of the 1992 Constitution – NCCE

Ghanaians have been asked to make every conceivable effort to become more conversant with the 1992 Constitution. Mr Lawrence Tweneboa-Kodua, Asante-Akim South District Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), said being the basic law of the land it was imperative for every citizen to get adequately informed …

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Democratic stability requires credible transitions – Former Chief of Staff

The stability of any democratic order requires the creation of bi-partisan rules and procedures that regulate the transition from one government to the other, Nana Ato Dadzi, former Chief of Staff has noted. “The stability of the democratic order requires the creation of bi-partisan committees, structures, rules and procedures that …

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IEA asks Parliament to gallop passing of Presidential Transition Bill

Dr Michael Ofori-Mensah, a Policy Analyst at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) on Tuesday called on Parliament to gallop the process of passing the Presidential Transition Bill and its enforcement regulations. He said the passing of the Bill which was before the House since October 2010 would put to …

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