Politics

Charlotte Osei
Politics

Charlotte Osei, deputies removal ‘legally wise but politically unwise’ – Prof Gyampo

Professor Ranford Gyampo, Head of European Studies at the University of Ghana has described the removal of the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Charlotte Osei and her two deputies as “legally wise” but “politically unwise”. According to him, although President Akufo-Addo was right in handing the petition against the […]

Mustapha Hamid, Information Minister
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Government had no hand in EC Chair’s dismissal – Hamid

The Information Minister Dr. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid has decried the politicization of the dismissal of the EC boss and her two deputies, saying it was “purely an internally generated matter.” Mrs Charlotte Osei and her two deputies Amadu Sulley and Mrs. Georgina Opoku Amankwa were fired Thursday by President Akufo-Addo for […]

Former Veep Amissah-Arthur
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Former Veep Amissah-Arthur has died

Joy News has announced that former Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has died. Mr. Amissah-Arthur is reported to have collapsed at the Air Force Gym early Friday and was rushed to the 37 Military Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Profile of Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur: Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, […]

Former President J. A. Kufour
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Ghana cards: Kufuor backs Minority’s call for inclusion of Voter ID cards

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has backed calls by the Minority for the Voter ID card to be added to the requirements for registration for the Ghana card. Mr Kufuor was registered for his card at his residence on Tuesday by officials of the National Identification Authority (NIA). After the […]

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia
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Hospital contracts in Ghana inflated by over 400% – Bawumia

Contracts for the construction of hospitals in Ghana are often inflated four times the original price, Vice President, Dr Mahamamudu Bawumia has disclosed. Speaking at a Value for Money Conference in Accra today, Dr Bawumia said the Akufo-Addo government is seeking to correct the unfortunate trend and deliver projects at […]

Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, Health Minister
Politics

Government can’t ban appointees from flying for medical treatment – Minister

Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, has rejected suggestions that a presidential ban on appointees from seeking medical care abroad will compel the government to improve the country’s troubled healthcare system. The minister said that would amount to curtailing their freedom of choice. “But for me to ban people from exercising their […]

President Akufo Addo
Politics

Akufo-Addo places temporary ban on foreign travels by gov’t officials

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has placed a temporary ban on foreign travels by all government officials. This means that all ministers, deputy ministers, metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives, as well as all heads of government agencies, are to temporarily suspend their foreign travels with immediate effect. A letter […]

Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo
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Supreme Court gives AG 7 days to respond to Ghana-US military agreement suit

The Supreme Court has asked the Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo to file her written response to the suit challenging Ghana’s defense cooperation agreement with the United States of America in seven days. Ghana’s defence agreement with the US is to allow US military and civilian personnel access to certain facilities […]

Former President John Rawlings
Politics

Rawlings apologizes to Kuffour and Mahama

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has apologized for comments he passed of his colleague ex-Presidents J.A. Kufuor and John Mahama. Rawlings at a meeting with chiefs and elders from Mepe in the Volta Region last week used unpalatable words against the two former presidents. Rawlings, who has been critical of […]

Afrifa Yamoah Ponko, Former MCE of Ejisu
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All politicians are thieves, I’m one of them – Yamoah Ponkoh

Former Municipal Chief Executive for Ejisu, Afrifa Yamoah Ponkoh has claimed ‘all politicians are thieves’, including himself. According to the outspoken firebrand of the main opposition National Democratic Congress, it will be a big mistake for anyone to assume that some politicians are honestly incorruptible. Yamoah Ponkoh was speaking to […]