• 6 hours Ablekuma Central MP Thanks All For Support As He Seeks Re-election ModernGhana -Politics
    The Member of Parliament for Ablekuma Central, Hon. Ebenezer Nii Narh Nartey, has expressed his profound gratitude to all his constituents, party members, constituency executives and everybody who has so far made his term of office successful. He is also counting on the replication of the same support as he seeks re-election. Here his full statement after picking nomination forms to contest again. FOREVER GRATEFUL TO YOU ALL I wish to express my profound gratitu ... more
  • 18 hours Case Against Sammy Gyamfi Will Never Hold Any Water–Alhaji Sinare ModernGhana -Politics
    The National Vice-Chairman of the National Democratic Congress, Alhaji Said Sinare, has said that the basis for the arrest of the communications officer of the party is not substantive, at least not enough to taint Sammy Gyamfi 39;s reputation. He said security agencies who gave no firm basis for Sammy Gyamfi rsquo;s arrest will be bound to release him at the end of the day. ldquo;I was in there but he rsquo;s giving his statement at the moment and very soon he rsquo;ll be out hel ... more
  • 21 hours 2020 Elections: It Will Be Taboo To Retain Akufo-Addo — NDC Caution Ghanaians ModernGhana -Politics
    Communication Team Member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Owusu Banahene says President Akufo-Addo does not deserve a second term in office because he has failed Ghanaians in all sectors, particularly, the fight against corruption. Owusu Banahene is of the view that the President has not lived up to expectations of Ghanaians within the last three years in the manner and way he incompetently handles the economy with cooked figures. Akufo-Addo has failed w ... more
  • 24 hours Retrieve 361 State Cars Sold To Mahama Appointees At ‘Yor K3 Gari’ Prices – Occupy Ghana To Gov’t ModernGhana -Politics
    A pressure group, Occupy Ghana is piling pressure on the Akufo-Addo government to retrieve some 361 state vehicles sold to political appointees while they exited office between 29 December 2016 and 6 January 2017. According to the pressure group, the sale breached the laws of Ghana. Read the full statement below: 27TH JANUARY 2020 OCCUPYGHANA reg; PRESS STATEMENT OCCUPYGHANA reg; DEMANDS RETURN OF GOVERNMENT VEHICLES ILLEGALLY SOLD TO POLITICAL APPOINTEES Occup ... more
  • 24 hours New Register: Chief Imam, Vitus Azeem, CODEO, Others Advise NDC To Stop Needless Demos ModernGhana -Politics
    A pressure group calling itself, Interparty Resistance Against New Voters Register led by the opposition NDC have been advised to put a stop to its ongoing nationwide demonstrations against the EC rsquo;s decision to compile a new voters register ahead of this year rsquo;s general election. The latest advise is coming from the Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO), the immediate past Executive Director of the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) and the Office of the Nation ... more
  • 1 day Ken Agyepong Attacks IMANI Boss For Insulting MPs As Drunkards ModernGhana -Politics
    The Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyepong, has descended heavily on IMANI Boss, Franklin Cudjoe, for allegedly calling MPs drunkards. The outspoken lawmaker took Franklin Cudjoe to the cleaners as he bombarded him with unprintable words, including describing him as a dishonest person. Mr. Agyepong explained the reason behind his anger by saying that Franklin Cudjoe, without provocation, openly insulted MPs in the country, whom he described as drun ... more
  • 1 day EC Gears Up For ROPAL ModernGhana -Politics
    Ghanaians living abroad will vote in this year 39;s general elections; the first time the franchise is being extended to them. In an interview with DAILY GUIDE last Saturday, Dr. Eric Bossman Asare, a Deputy Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) in charge of Administration, said this would be in consonance with a High Court ruling that the terms of the Representation of the People 39;s (Amendment) Law (ROPAL) be implemented. The EC is only waiting for th ... more
  • 3 days NPP Weija-Gbawe Plot To Disqualify ‘Blue Boy’ At Vetting Exposed ModernGhana -Politics
    As the political season heats up with its accompanied intense scramble to secure parliamentary seats, it appears a grand scheme has emerged to disqualify key contenders in the parliamentary primaries of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Weija-Gbawe Constituency. Ever since the NPP opened political nominations for MPs in the parent constituencies and presidential aspirants, there have been loads of alleged mafia plots to disqualify candidates seen as threats to sitting MP ... more
  • 3 days New Register: Expect More Massive Protests – Opposing Parties Threaten EC ModernGhana -Politics
    The Inter-Party Resistance against the New Voters Register says the Electoral Commission (EC) should brace itself for series of massive demonstrations nationwide. The threats follow the EC rsquo;s announcement of a date and modalities for the compilation of a new voters rsquo; register despite a planned meeting between the Eminent Advisory Committee and the Inter Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) scheduled for Thursday to iron out concerns raised over the exercise. The Communica ... more
  • 3 days NDC Used Stolen Money For ‘Yen Pene’ Demonstration–NPP Scribe Alleges ModernGhana -Politics
    The Eastern Regional Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. David Prah, has taken a swipe at the National Executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), describing them as dishonest individuals who want to squeeze some of the ldquo;stolen rdquo; monies from the former President, John Mahama when he was in power. His accusation comes at the back of a leaked Memo from the Organisers of the Anti New Voter Registration Demonstration addressed to the Former Pr ... more
  • 3 days New Voter’s Register: Adenta MP Buaben Asamoah Supports EC ModernGhana -Politics
    The Member of Parliament for the Adentan Constituency, Yaw Buaben Asamoah, has called on the Electoral Commission (EC) to compile new voter 39;s register ahead of the 2020 General elections. ldquo;The electoral register in its current state is bloated and cannot be relied on for the all-important 2020 elections, rdquo; Yaw Buaben Asamoah told Kwaku Dawuro on Anopa Nkomo on Accra-based Kingdom FM 107.7 He reminded the EC of the essence of time in the exercise and, the ... more
  • 3 days Akufo-Addo Still Running A ‘Family And Friends’ Gov’t – NDC MP ModernGhana -Politics
    The Member of Parliament for the Tamale Central Constituency of the Northern Region, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini has accused President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of nepotism in the appointment of persons serving in his government. According to him, the Akufo-Addo government has demonstrated high levels of hypocrisy since assuming office. ldquo;Akufo-Addo is a big hypocrite, look at how he is running the country with his family members and shielding them after corrupt activities, rdquo; Alhaj ... more
  • 3 days ‘Bawumia’s Usefulness In NPP Has Reduced Drastically’ – Magoo Jabs ModernGhana -Politics
    http://cdn.modernghana.com/images/content/125202080507-1h830o4aau-magoo.jpgFormer Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Suhum, Margaret Ansei aka Magoo has mocked Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia for being excluded from the committee tasked to investigate and arrest the dollar to free the cedi. Speaking on Inside Politics on Power 97.9 FM hosted by Mugabe Maase, the former appointee who is also known as Magoo noted that Dr Bawumia, who was once hailed as an economic ... more
  • 4 days Angry Group Locks CPP Offices Over Alleged Fake Bank Account ModernGhana -Politics
    A group calling itself Concerned Comrades of the Convention People rsquo;s Party (CPP) has angrily locked up the offices of some CPP executives over alleged secret bank account operated by some officers of the party at the GCB bank. The group locked up the offices of the party rsquo;s acting Chairman, Hajiah Hamdatu; Acting General Secretary, James Kwabena Bomfeh and the National Youth Organiser, Nabila Basiru. The group accused these three of being behind the opening of the alleged ... more
  • 4 days Confirmed: Obour Joins NPP Parliamentary Race ModernGhana -Politics
    Former President of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Bice Osei Kuffour, popularly known as Obour, has confirmed his bid to contest the upcoming parliamentary primaries of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP). The lsquo;Konkontiba rsquo; hitmaker will be contesting in the Asante Akyem South constituency where he has initiated several developmental projects. In a statement , Obour said his decision was borne out of his desire to serve his people and contribute his quota to socie ... more
  • 4 days Records Show Akufo-Addo Has Performed Better–Lawyer Buaben Asamoa ModernGhana -Politics
    The Member of Parliament for the Adentan Constituency, Yaw Buaben Asamoa, has challenged the opposition NDC to a show of records in the office to enable Ghanaians judge who has met their aspirations the most. According to him, he is convinced that when pushed to a debate of facts and achievements, the NDC would have no leg to stand on and would resort to their usual refuge of obfuscation and goal-shifting. ldquo;The President assumed office with a very difficult economy. He has bee ... more
  • 4 days Akufo-Addo Don’t Need New Register To Secure Second Term – Buaben Asamoa ModernGhana -Politics
    Yaw Buaben Asamoah, the New Patriotic Party rsquo;s (NPP) Director of Communications, says the NPP will win the 2020 elections whether a new voters rsquo; register or the old one is used. He said the records of the Akufo-Addo led government in the last three years will retain him in power. ldquo;The trends are poignant; it is clear that even with the current register that we are talking about, President Akufo-Addo doesn rsquo;t need a new register will have a second term. ldquo ... more
  • 4 days NDC Will Use ‘Basic Common Sense’ To Improve Economy – Adongo ModernGhana -Politics
    Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga Central, Isaac Adongo recently hit hard at the governing NPP over what he says is the government 39;s no show in revamping the country 39;s receding economy since assuming office in 2017. For him, the plights of entrepreneurs coupled with the chronic unemployment in the country are a result of the deliberate efforts by the government to create a hostile business environment, especially for the private sector. Mr. Adongo who is also a member of t ... more
  • 4 days EC Picks Suppliers For Biometric Registration Kits ModernGhana -Politics
    The Electoral Commission (EC) is set to pick suppliers for the new voters 39; registration kits to compile a new register. The EC insists that the current kits are outdated and needed to embark on new registration to bring the commission to speed on the way forward ahead of the next election in December. The commission said the compilation of a new voters 39; register and acquisition of Biometric Verification Devices (BVDs) would only boost the credibility and integrity of t ... more
  • 4 days NPP Primaries: Ofori-Atta Picks Form To Contest In Okaikoi South ModernGhana -Politics
    The Board Chairman of the National Theatre, Nana Fredua Agyeman Ofori-Atta, has picked nomination forms to contest on the ticket of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) for Okaikoi South. He was accompanied by some party supporters while others waited for him at the party rsquo;s constituency office at Bubuashie in Accra last Wednesday. Rationale He said he had served the party since its inception in 1992 and it was time he contested as a parliamentary candidate for the part ... more
  • 4 days New Register: NDC, Others Resume Suspended Demo ModernGhana -Politics
    The Inter-party Resistance against the New Voter 39;s Register led by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has resumed its mass action in protest of the compilation of a new voters rsquo; register. This came few days after they called off their planned demonstration exercises. This is as a result of what it says is the bad faith shown by the Electoral Commission (EC) in announcing a date for the mass registration despite a planned meeting with the Eminent Advisor ... more
  • 4 days Young, Highly-Spirited Alfred Kumi Picks Forms To Contest Adenta NPP Primaries ModernGhana -Politics
    A young, humble, accessible, dynamic and highly-spirited politician, Alfred Kumi on Thursday picked his parliamentary nomination forms at the Adenta Constituency Office of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP). Alfred Kumi by this bold step has launched the strongest contention against the incumbent Hon. Lawyer Yaw Buaben Asamoah in the impending NPP parliamentary primaries. Alfred Kumi is seeking to snatch the seat from Lawyer Yaw Buabeng Asamoah. In private life, Alfred K ... more
  • 5 days Latest CPI Exposes Akufo-Addo’s Failed Corruption Fight – NDC ModernGhana -Politics
    The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said Ghana rsquo;s latest score on the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) has yet again exposes President Akufo-Addo rsquo;s failed fight against corruption. Ghana ranked 80 out of 180 countries on the 2019 CPI, which is prepared by Transparency International (TI). According to the report, Ghana scored 41 out of a possible clean score of 100 ndash; the same score as 2018. The party in a statement signed by its National Communicati ... more
  • 5 days Dome Kwabenya Constituency: Polling Station Executives, Coordinators To Pick Forms For Adwoa Safo ModernGhana -Politics
    As part of efforts at retaining the Member of Parliament (MP) for Dome Kwabenya Constituency, Sarah Adwoa Safo in office for another term, some 500 Polling Station Executives and 10 Coordinators have declared their intention pick pick nomination forms for her in the upcoming parliamentary primaries. According to the Polling Station Executives and Coordinators, their action is premised on the unprecedented developments the MP has championed under her tenure since 2012. In an e ... more
  • 5 days Ghanaians Are Suffering, Wake Up – NDC MP Punches Akufo-Addo ModernGhana -Politics
    Member of Parliament for Buem Constituency in the Oti Region, Daniel Kwesi Ashiamah has expressed her unhappiness with the way the Akufo-Addo government is leading the country. He said the NPP government had not shown enough goodwill in the way it had handled national affairs . ldquo;So the President should listen before it is too late because Ghanaians are really suffering under his leadership, rdquo; Daniel Kwesi Ashiamah told Kwame Tutu on lsquo;Anopa Nkomo rsquo; on Accra-bas ... more
  • 5 days New Voters Register Excellent — Jacob Osei Yeboah ModernGhana -Politics
    An aspiring Independent presidential candidate for the 2020 general election, Mr Joseph Osei Yeboah has backed Electoral Commission (EC) stance on compiling a new voters 39; register ahead of the 2020 elections, describing the decision as an excellent move. ldquo;I think the compilation of a new voters register will go a long way to ensure a free and fair election which we always preach. I believe there are ghost names in the register, hence the need for a new one. I don rsquo;t know ... more
  • 6 days Bossman Asare Is Disappointing–Allotey Jacobs Laments ModernGhana -Politics
    Former Central Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Bernard Kojo Allotey Jacobs has said he his disappointed in Deputy Commissioner of the Electoral Commission, Dr. Bossman Asare for his recent comments towards the compilation of new voter rsquo;s register. Dr. Bossman Asare is reported to have said the EC ldquo;wants to create new voters register because we want to add an enhanced feature called facial recognition rdquo;. He called the bluff of the oppositi ... more
  • 6 days U/E/R: NDC Picket Against New Voters Register ModernGhana -Politics
    Members of the National Democratic Congress(NDC) led by Regional and Constituency Executives picketed at the offices of the Electoral Commission (EC) in the Upper East Region on Wednesday, January 22. Their action was in line with the demonstrations by the national leadership of the NDC, in protest against the Electoral Commission rsquo;s planned compilation of a new Voters rsquo; Register, ahead of this year rsquo;s general elections. The Bolgatanga exercise was joined by some other ... more
  • 6 days New Register: Let My Vote Count Alliance Goes Berserk, ‘Nothing Will Stand In EC’s Way’ ModernGhana -Politics
    The Let My Vote Count Alliance says nothing can obstruct the Electoral Commission (EC) from going ahead with the compilation of a new voters rsquo; register for this year 39;s general elections. Convener of the group, David Asante, who spoke at a news conference in Kumasi on Wednesday called on Ghanaians to stand up and support the electoral management body 39;s decision to compile a new register. ldquo;We appreciate the finality brought to the issue of the voters 39; regi ... more
  • 6 days Allotey Jacobs Lauds EC For Setting Up Eminent Advisory Committee ModernGhana -Politics
    Former Central Regional Chairman of the largest opposition NDC and Social Commentator, Bernard Allotey Jacobs, has commended the Electoral Commission (EC) for the introduction of the Eminent Advisory Committee. Allotey Jacobs described the establishment of an Eminent Advisory Committee by the Electoral Commission (EC) as a wise decision. I praise the EC for introducing the Eminent Advisory Committee, it will help in ensuring free and fair elections, Allotey Jacobs told Lawyer Ohe ... more
  • 6 days Akufo-Addo Has Abandoned Unprecedented Mahama Projects–Namoale ModernGhana -Politics
    Former Legislator for La-Dade Kotopon Constituency, Nii Amasah Namoale, is accusing the Akufo-Addo led administration for failing to honor a promise to fix their roads when voted into office. According to him, the roads have destroyed vehicles and left residents with respiratory infections. However, he stressed that there is a huge outcry for better roads because the NPP had failed to maintain the roads constructed by the previous NDC government. Akufo-Addo has failed in fixing ... more
  • 6 days President JOY Incurs The Anger Of PPP ModernGhana -Politics
    The Progressive People 39;s Party is calling on Jacob Osei Yeboah (JOY), Independent Presidential Candidate, to mind his own business and stay away from Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom and the PPP 39;s affairs. This follows some comments made about the 2016 Presidential Candidate of the PPP which has not gone down well with the party. Below is the full statement signed by the Communications Director of PPP, Paa Kow Ackon. MR JACOB OSEI YEBOAH (JOY), ldquo;DZI WO FIE ASEM rdquo; ... more
  • 6 days NDC, Others Suspend Demo Against New Voters’ Register ModernGhana -Politics
    The Inter-Party Resistance Against New Voters 39; Register has suspended further demonstrations against the Electoral Commission 39;s decision. The National Chairman of the biggest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo disclosed this on Tuesday as the coalition ended a protest march in Kumasi. Mr. Ofosu-Ampofo said the temporary halt is to give enough time for the Electoral Commission to complete its consultations on its controversial ... more
  • 7 days Unity Critical In Ensuring Resounding Victory For NDC–Doe Adzaho ModernGhana -Politics
    The former speaker of Parliament and the former Legislator for Akatsi south constituency of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Hon. Edward Kobby Doe Adzaho has called on members of the party in the Akatsi South constituency to put their differences behind and foster unity for a massive victory in elections 2020. Addressing branch executives and sympathizers of the umbrella fraternity in his welcome speech at a get together organized by the Constituency chairman, Mr.Anth ... more
  • 7 days Build Yourselves For Future Opportunities—Jerry Ahmed Shaib To NPP Youth ModernGhana -Politics
    The CEO of Coastal Development Authority, Jerry Ahmed Shaib has advised members, volunteers and grassroots of the New Patriotic Party to work hard to retain the party in government. He said that the surest way to gain direct benefits from the government is for the government to be in power for more than one term. He was speaking at the general meeting of YKM which was held in Accra over the weekend. YKM is a volunteer group in the New Patriotic Party that worked very hard across th ... more
  • 1 week NPP Primaries: No Aspirant To contest Unopposed ModernGhana -Politics
    General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu has indicated that no candidate will go unopposed in the upcoming parliamentary primaries to be held in 168 constituencies across Ghana. According to Mr Boadu, aspirants can start picking nomination forms and file between February 20 and March 20, 2020. Speaking on Asempa FM rsquo;s Ekosii Sen, Monday, Mr Boadu assured the primaries are for all party members in good standing. ldquo;There will be nothing like u ... more
  • 1 week Political Parties Against New Register Except 20,000 Turnout For Kumasi Demo ModernGhana -Politics
    The National Democratic Congress (NDC) branch in the Ashanti Region expects 20,000 people to join the Inter-Party Resistance Against New Voters 39; Register in its Kumasi protest against the compilation of a new voters rsquo; register on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. This will be the second of three planned demonstrations by the coalition. The NDC rsquo;s Ashanti Regional Secretary, Kwame Zu, said the protestors will pour their frustrations ldquo;on the streets of Kumasi in a p ... more
  • 1 week First Deputy Speaker Challenges Japan Automobile Firms To Transfer Skills ModernGhana -Politics
    The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei-Owusu, has challenged Japanese automobile firms operating in Ghana to invest in the training of Ghanaian mechanics in order to enable them acquire the technical know-how to repair vehicles from Japan when they break down. He noted that the Ghanaian market abounds with several Japanese automobiles however, these vehicles become obsolete when it breaks down since the local mechanic is unable to repair or fix it. Speaking at Par ... more
  • 1 week Voters’ Register: Nothing Can Stop The EC – Akpaloo ModernGhana -Politics
    The Founder Leader of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), Kofi Akpaloo, insist that Ghana urgently requires a fresh voters 39; register to guarantee credible national elections later this year. According to him, the existing voters 39; register is full of inconsistencies and errors, for which reason there is the urgent need to get a new electoral roll so that the upcoming elections would be successful. Mr. Akpaloo, speaking in Kumasi recently, said nothing could stop the Electoral ... more
  • 1 week NDC Still Resist New Voters’ Register — Asiedu Nketia ModernGhana -Politics
    The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has reiterated its opposition to the new voters rsquo; register that the Electoral Commission intends to compile. It said the existing register and the verification machines were more efficient than the facial verification machines that the commission wanted to adopt. Even though the party said it was ready to engage with the commission and other political parties on the new register, it, however, stated that the party would not waiver in its o ... more
  • 1 week Paul Ofori Amoah Donates Bags Of Cement To Oteiprow ModernGhana -Politics
    Yesterday January 17, 2020, the NDC Parliamentary Candidate for Agona West Constituency, Hon Paul Ofori Amoah donated 50 bags of cement and Ghc 1000 cash to the chiefs and people of Gomoa Oteiprow for the completion of their community center project. He made the donation at the event of their annual Akwambo festival where he assured the chiefs and people of Oteiprow of NDC rsquo;s community developmental agenda when voted into office in the December 2020 polls. On his part, he requ ... more
  • 1 week Volta NDC Formidable, Poised For Victory 2020 – Ablakwa ModernGhana -Politics
    Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu and Chairman of Volta Regional Communication Committee of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has said the party is formidable and poised for victory in the December elections. He said contrary to claims that there are factions in Volta NDC, ldquo;we are rather more united and working in tandem with all stakeholders to rescue the country from the economic hardships. Mr Ablakwa said the readiness was evid ... more
  • 1 week The Full Story: Why CSOs Oppose New Biometric Voter System ModernGhana -Politics
    The Electoral Commission(EC) wants to rip out a system worth $60 million, of which value at least $40 million has accumulated since just 2016, and spend $150 million (plus contingency) constructing a new one. A careful analysis of best practice in procuring biometric technology for elections in Africa shows that the EC rsquo;s proposed spending plans are inflated by about 60%. In short, the EC rsquo;s proposed system is brutally expensive compared to other countries in Africa. The EC ... more
  • 1 week Why EC Is Bent On Compiling New Voter’s Register: Interesting Details Emerge ModernGhana -Politics
    Some new interesting revelations have emerged from the Electoral Commission 39;s hell-bent decision to compile a fresh voter 39;s register for the December 2020 Elections. The EC has been in the news lately since its declaration of its intent to compile a whole new voter 39;s register for this year 39;s elections. Honorary Vice President of Imani Africa, Bright Simons, and a law lecturer at the Ghana Institution of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Clara Kassar ... more
  • 1 week Whether New Register Or Not, NPP Will Win 2020 — Constituency Chairman ModernGhana -Politics
    Governing New Patriotic Party Tema West Constituency Chairman has stated that President Akufo-Addo will win the 2020 polls whether a new voters rsquo; register is compiled or not. Dennis Amfo-Sefah said the agitation by some political parties on the introduction of a new voters rsquo; register was therefore unnecessary and would, therefore, have no impact on the victory of the President and the NPP in general. In an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra on the issues that wer ... more
  • 1 week NDC Yilo Krobo Constituency Office Attacked Over Parliamentary Balloting ModernGhana -Politics
    The balloting of positions for NDC party parliamentary aspirants have turned violent at the Yilo Krobo constituency office of the party in Somanya in the Eastern region. Some angry members of the NDC have vandalised the party's office They destroyed the glass door at the entrance of the office, some equipment, documents as well as other things in the office. Joy News Kofi Siaw has reported that the processes leading to the selection of a candidate to lead the party in the consti ... more
  • 1 week New Register: Bright Simons Challenges EC With 4 Arguments ModernGhana -Politics
    Honorary Vice President of think tank, Imani Africa, Bright Simons, has said recent arguments by the Electoral Commission (EC) for a new voters rsquo; register is merely a Public Relations stint to legitimise a premeditated decision. He criticised the EC for not consulting political parties, activists, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and other interest groups before deciding to ditch the current biometric voting system for a new one. ldquo;As far as I am concerned, the EC is enga ... more
  • 1 week EC Buries Debate On New Voter’s Register; Saying ‘It’s A Done Deal’ ModernGhana -Politics
    The raging debate over whether or not Ghana needs a new voter 39;s register in the upcoming December Elections has been put to rest. The Electoral Commission (EC) has closed the chapter saying they are through and done with plans to get new equipment to compile a new voter 39;s register. Director of Electoral Services of the EC, Dr Serebour Quaicoe, told Samson Lady Anyenini on MultiTV/ Joy FM rsquo;s Newsfile Saturday that ldquo;for now that is our stance. rdquo; The E ... more
  • 1 week Official Inauguration Of MMDAs Set For Thursday ModernGhana -Politics
    Following the successful completion of the District Level Elections held across the country, all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies are set for official inauguration. Thursday, January 23, 2020, is the official date for the inauguration that will be held in all regions. ldquo;The programmes are expected to start at 9:00am for the morning session and 2:00 pm for the afternoon session, rdquo; a government communique said. ldquo;Regional Ministers are kindly re ... more
  • 1 week NPP Loses Treasurer In Dampoase Tuesday Tragedy ModernGhana -Politics
    It has emerged that the Essikado-Ketan Constituency treasurer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) was among those who died in the gory accident that occurred at Dampoase, near Komenda in the Central Region on Tuesday. The deceased, Hajia Hadijah, was a business woman who was dealing in paints, padlocks and other building materials in the Takoradi metropolis. The Member of Parliament (MP) for Essikado-Ketan and Minister of Railways Development, Joe Ghartey, visited the Cape Coast ... more
  • 2 weeks NPP Only Good At Worsening The Economic Lives Of Ghanaians ModernGhana -Politics
    EX- Assembly Aspirant in the Akatsi South Constituency of the Volta Region believed the NPP Government is performing better as compared to the previous NDC Government led by John Dramani Mahama in terms of corruption, economic hardship, collapsing of institutions that lead to thousands of Ghanaians losing their jobs in recent times. He apparently appealed to the good people of Ghana to as a matter of urgency start preparations towards voting out the NPP in the upcoming General electio ... more
  • 2 weeks Ghanaians are yearning for the come back of President John Mahama ModernGhana -Politics
    The NDC UK Ireland youth organiser, Mr Alfred Freddy Kotogbor has stated that Ghanaians are yearning for the come back of President John Dramani Mahama and the NDC government. He was expressing how Ghanaians have missed the massive infrastructure and development the former president John Mahama was discharging to help develop the country on Omega live tv in UK. For the first time, diplomats and other international bodies had voiced out how they are, disappointed in the ongoing massive co ... more
  • 2 weeks No Appointee Will Buy State Vehicles, Others Under Me – Mahama ModernGhana -Politics
    The flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, says as part of fighting corruption, his second coming will see the abolishing of the entitlement system for political officeholders. He has rather suggested a financing module with the collaboration of some financial institutions to aid such office holders to purchase items they need. He was speaking at the launch of fundraising platforms and the adoption of a constituency branch policy ... more
  • 2 weeks Minority Challenges Gov’t To Release Rosewood Report ModernGhana -Politics
    The Minority in Parliament has challenged the government to release its investigative report on allegations of corruption among officials of the Forestry Commission regarding rosewood dealings. Builsa South MP, Clement Apaak who represents the NDC on the Public Accounts Committee said there is no reason the Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh should be keeping the report which was submitted to him some fortnight ago. ldquo;I find it strange and I don r ... more
  • 2 weeks Asante Akyem South: NPP’s William Yamoah Cleared Of Misconduct ModernGhana -Politics
    The Disciplinary Committee of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Asante Akyem South Constituency has cleared William Yamoah, a former President of the National Union of Ghana Students of any misconduct. This follows complaints made against Mr. Yamoah, a prospective Parliamentary Aspirant, by Executives of Asante Akyem South that he was flouting the party 39;s rules by secretly holding meetings with polling station executives prior to the opening of nominations. It wi ... more
  • 2 weeks EC List 36 Challenges Facing The Current Voters’ Register ModernGhana -Politics
    The Electoral Commission (EC) in a 28-page document, has reiterated its justification for the decision to compile a new voters rsquo; register. In the document, the Commission listed 36 challenges facing the current Biometric Voters rsquo; Management System (BVMS). Among these, according to the document, is the absence of ldquo;checks and balances in the System to determine if some records were missing rdquo; including the fact that ldquo;none of the EC IT staff were trained ... more
  • 2 weeks NDC Will Run Issue-Base Campaign, Not Insults, Violence – Mahama ModernGhana -Politics
    The flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, says the NDC is prepared to run an issue-based campaign ahead of the 2020 general elections. Mr. Mahama believes this approach will contribute to a credible and competitive election. ldquo;We in the NDC stand prepared to wage a campaign of ideas that enhance the process and we shall eschew insults and violence and it is our hope that our opponents will do same, rdquo; he said. The fo ... more
  • 2 weeks Lifting Of US Visa Restrictions: Minority Wants More Info ModernGhana -Politics
    The ruling NPP government is being called upon to release more details on the agreement that was reached which resulted in the lifting of visa restrictions by the United States government. Ranking Member on the Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has vowed to impress upon the Foreign Affairs Ministry to release the full details ldquo;How many Ghanaians are going to be removed from the United States of America?, rdquo; Ablakwa queried. The MPs ... more
  • 2 weeks Dagbon Is Now Well Positioned For Greater Days–Akufo-Addo ModernGhana -Politics
    During a royal visit by the Yaa-Na to the President Nana Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House today, the president reiterated that a year on after the enskinment of a new Yaa-Na, everything is working for the good of Dagbon. Akufo-Addo praised the Yaa-Na for proving to be a man of experience and dignity who has discharged his duties with distinction so far. Addressing the gathering, the President stated that policies and programmes being implemented by the government will guarantee ... more
  • 2 weeks 18 CSOs Kick Against New Voters’ Register ModernGhana -Politics
    As the debate for the compilation of a New Voter 39;s Register rages on, some civil society groups are kicking against the EC 39;s proposal. The Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) comprises some 18 groupings facing the EC fair and square. They have taken an entrenched stand and would never buy the EC 39;s decision to compile a new voter 39;s register ahead of the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections in December. The CSOs are; Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (G ... more
  • 2 weeks PNC Tackles New Voters’ Register Ahead Of 2020 Elections ModernGhana -Politics
    We have taken notice of a certain statement circulating on both social and traditional media purporting to be communicating the position of the PNC on the infamous decision by the Jean Mensa-led Electoral Commission to compile a new voters rsquo; register ahead of the 2020 elections. Let me state unequivocally and without mincing words that the PNC 39;s position on the compilation of a new voters rsquo; register since 2016 remains an unrepentant NO. This position of the party has ... more
  • 2 weeks Stop Attacking The EC — Allotey Jacobs To NDC ModernGhana -Politics
    Former Central Regional Chairman of the largest opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Bernard Allotey Jacobs, has asked his party to desist from attacking the integrity of the Electoral Commission Chair, Jean Mensa. Any attack on the neutrality of the EC and its commissioners, particularly, Mrs Jean Mensa, he said, was needless. No matter what we will still vote on 7th December . . . we rsquo;ve come a long way; let rsquo;s stop attacking the EC. The EC is a referee and i ... more
  • 2 weeks Live Updates: NDC Launches Fundrasing Campaign In Accra ModernGhana -Politics
    The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), is launching a fundraising campaign for the upcoming elections in December 2020. The party will use the event today to also launch the lsquo;Adopt a constituency/branch rsquo; policy. Already, the party has launched a new electronic platform, including an application interface dubbed: ldquo;NDC GHANA rdquo;. It has also launched a website and a short code, 216 or 714 24 that would serve as platforms for special contr ... more
  • 2 weeks NDC Lacks Campaign Message – Regional Communications Dir ModernGhana -Politics
    Seth Asare Bediako, the Bono Regional Communications officer of the ruling New Patriotic Party says the anti-new voters rsquo; register demonstrations being championed by the opposition National Democratic Congress are needless. He told the Daily Statesman in an exclusive interview in Sunyani that ldquo;it is about time the NDC stopped some of these noises which many right-thinking Ghanaians consider as extremely irritating, and focused on issues and policies. NDC still in ... more
  • 2 weeks Ghana Beyond Aid: Even Germany And America Needs Aid – Senior Minister ModernGhana -Politics
    Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo claim government rsquo;s policy of a lsquo;Ghana Beyond Aid rsquo; does not mean Ghana does not need any aid. He said even Germany needs aid and America needs aid. The senior minister told participants of the 71st Annual New Year School and Conference at the University of Ghana in Accra. According to him, the policy is geared toward streamlining the kind of aid Ghana would accept. ldquo;We must decide the priority sectors for the aid ... more
  • 2 weeks Akufo-Addo Has Improved Health Facilities Nationwide – Sam Pyne ModernGhana -Politics
    Ashanti Region Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Samuel Pyne, says under the Akufo-Addo government Ghana rsquo;s health care system has witnessed massive transformation. He said the government, through the Ministry of Health, and with the collaboration of religious missions and other agencies have improved healthcare delivery in the country. rdquo; President Akufo-Addo has really improved health services in the country especially Ashanti Region,am sure by the en ... more
  • 2 weeks 2020 Elections: Deal With Troublemakers – Akufo-Addo Charges Security Agencies ModernGhana -Politics
    President Akufo-Addo has urged the country 39;s security agencies to deal with any group of persons who will attempt to cause mayhem during this year 39;s elections. Nana Akufo-Addo said he has given firm instruction to heads of the security services to act without fear or favour. Speaking at a meeting with some clergymen at the Jubilee House, Nana Akufo-Addo said he will superintend over a free, fair and peaceful election. ldquo;To ensure that the security agencies in ... more
  • 2 weeks Voters’ Register: We’re Ready For Any Invitation To IPAC Meeting – NPP ModernGhana -Politics
    The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) says it is ready to partake in discussions with the Electoral Commission (EC) and the opposition parties over issues bordering on the new voters rsquo; register. The EC 39;s Eminent Advisory Committee has asked the various political parties to meet the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) to address concerns raised over the new register. A total of eight opposition parties including the main opposition National Democratic Congress, are currently ... more
  • 2 weeks NDC Happy With EC Advisory Committee’s Decision To Meet IPAC ModernGhana -Politics
    The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has welcomed a decision by the Advisory Committee of the Electoral Commission (EC) to meet the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) over the new voters rsquo; register. The EC rsquo;s decision to compile a new voters rsquo; register has been met with stiff opposition from the NDC and some other political parties. A demonstration titled lsquo;Tikusayi rsquo; demonstration was staged on January 11, 2020, in Tamale to drum home their d ... more
  • 2 weeks 2020 Elections: Kofi Akpaloo Ready To Form Next Ghana Government ModernGhana -Politics
    The Founder and leader of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), Percival Kofi Akpaloo, has predicted a massive victory for the LPG in the 2020 general elections. According to him, his outfit is working hard to ensure they claim a one-touch victory in the 2020 polls. LPG is working very hard to ensure we win the 2020 elections, we are going to use 20billion dollars to construct all road networks in the country, rdquo; Kofi Akpaloo told Kwaku Dawuro on Anopa Nkomo on Acc ... more
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