Politics

Former President J. A. Kufour
Politics

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
Politics

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
Politics

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 […]

Gloria Akuffo, Attorney General
Politics

Gov’t appeals to Supreme Court to Nullify High Court ruling on Exton Cubic

The Attorney General has filed a writ at the Supreme Court asking the justices to quash a decision by the High Court in a case involving mining company Exton Cubic and the state. The writ filed ex-parte (one party application) by the Deputy Attorney General Godfred Dame says the ruling […]

Ghana Parliament
Politics

Parliament reconvenes to work on 49 bills including RTI

A total of 49 bills are expected to be laid in the next session of parliament which begins Tuesday, May 15. Among the bills to be laid is the Right to Information Bill which was laid under the certificate of urgency in the last session but was later withdrawn on […]

Alhaji Sulemana Alhassan
Politics

Suspended Upper West Regional Minister reinstated

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reinstated the Upper West Regional Minister, Alhassan Suleman. Mr Suleman was suspended following an attack on the Upper West Regional Office of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) in Wa on January 31, 2018. A statement signed by the Director of Communications at the […]