• 1 week NDC-USA Slams Akufo-Addo For Aborting Referendum Unilaterally ModernGhana -Politics
    The US branch of the National Democratic Congress has condemned what it says is the unilateral withdrawal of the December referendum. The group says the withdrawal by President Nana Akufo-Addo is inconsistent with provisions of the constitution which provide for independence of the Electoral Commission. ldquo;We join calls by the minority in parliament to condemn the unilateral withdrawal of the referendum question as it is a breach of Articles 45 and 46 of the constitution, ... more
  • 1 week No Chance For Mahama – Danquah Institute ModernGhana -Politics
    Executive Director of the Danquah Institute, Richard Ahiagbah, says the former President John Dramani Mahama misused the opportunity he had to serve Ghanaians as president. He said John Mahama therefore does not deserve another chance to lead the country. According to him, the former President superintended over the retrogression of the country. Mr. Ahiagba in a Citi News interview said the former President has nothing new to offer Ghanaians. ldquo;Objectively ... more
  • 1 week ”NDC Is Not A Political Party,They Want To Come Back And Loot Ghanaians” – Kofi Akpaloo ModernGhana -Politics
    The Founder and leader of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), Mr Percival Kofi Akpaloo says Ghanaians should forget about National Democratic Congress (NDC) because their mentality is always stealing and embezzling of state coffers. According to the controversial politician, 39; 39;The NDC has always have the track record of stealing and looting from state coffers since 1979 and they should not be a political party Ghanaians should vest their trust in, 39; 39; Mr Percival Kofi Akpaloo [/ ... more
  • 1 week Akufo-Addo Fulfills Pledge To Ghana Army ModernGhana -Politics
    President Akufo-Addo, has presented a number of vehicles to the Ghana Armed Forces, in fulfillment of a pledge he made to them this year. Presenting the vehicles at a ceremony at Burma Camp, President Akufo-Addo recounted a pledge he made to the Armed Forces on 21st March, 2019. ldquo;I indicated, at that event, that, during the course of this year, we will provide the Army, in addition to the 138 staff and operational vehicles of various categories that had been supplied to you in ... more
  • 1 week Farmers’ Day: NDC Celebrates Farmers, Agric Workers But Jab Akufo-Addo Gov’t ModernGhana -Politics
    The opposition National Democratic Congress, (NDC) has commended workers of the agricultural sector for their endless diligence which has contributed ldquo;exceptionally to the economic growth of the country. rdquo; The party in a statement issued Friday, December 6, also commended the input of farmers, fishermen as well as agricultural workers. Read the full statement below: https://www.scribd.com/embeds/438530158/content?start page=1 view mode=scroll show recomme ... more
  • 1 week Africa Leaders Must Take Steps To Speed Development — Lumumba ModernGhana -Politics
    The Director of the Kenya School of Law, Prof Patrick Lumumba has charged African leaders to take pragmatic steps to address all factors derailing the Continent 39;s development drive. He noted that many African countries continued to wallow in abject poverty because their leaders were reluctant to avail funds to implement policies that could spur rapid economic growth and development. Instead, they have taken solace in receiving millions of dead aids with strings not trans ... more
  • 1 week ‘Go and sin no more’ – Okyenhene forgives Kwame Zu, lifts ban on NDC ModernGhana -Politics
    The Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin and the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Authority have accepted an apology from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for comments made against the overlord and the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Authority by its Ashanti Regional Secretary, Kwame Zu, in September. Traditional leaders in Akyem on September 23 led a demonstration to register their displeasure over what they described as unsavoury statements made by Kwame Zu and went on to pronounce a ban on the ... more
  • 1 week Former Accra Mayor remarries ModernGhana -Politics
    Member of Parliament for Ablekuma South, Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije, on Thursday got engaged to one Cynthia Amerley Ayiku, seven years after he lost his wife. The ceremony reportedly took place at Mamprobi, a suburb of Accra. http://cdn.modernghana.com/images/content/125201993633-pulwo0a442-9739199022089 1324053302407.jpeg Mjoyonline.com has gathered that the wedding event between the former Chief Executive of Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) and Madam Ayiku is expected to ... more
  • 1 week Neither NPP nor NDC would win one touch – Afrobarometer report reveals ModernGhana -Politics
    A latest Afrobarometer survey has found that neither the governing NPP nor the biggest opposition party, the NDC would secure a first-round victory should elections be held today. This means Presidential candidates of both parties -- John Mahama for the NDC and most likely, President Nana Akufo-Addo for the NPP -- would amass just 50 per cent or less votes. Per Article 63/3 of the Constitution, a candidate running for the highest office in Ghana should secure more than 50 per cent of valid ... more
  • 1 week NDC Hierarchy Storms Kyebi To Apologize Over Kwame Zu Insults ModernGhana -Politics
    A delegation from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) led by Chairman Samuel Ofosu Ampofo visited the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Area of the Eastern Region to apologize to the Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin on behalf of its Ashanti Regional Secretary Kwame Zu. The Delegation from the NDC was led by the National Chairman Mr Ofosu Ampofo together with Mr. Victor Smith, Betty Mould and other high ranks of the party to apologize on behalf of the NDC Ashanti Regional Secretary Mr. Kwame ... more
  • 1 week NDC Visits Okyehene Over Kwame Zu’s Comment ModernGhana -Politics
    A high-powered delegation from the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has arrived in Kyebi in the Eastern Region to apologise to the Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin and the Akyem AbuakwaTraditional Council on behalf of its Ashanti Regional Secretary. During a demonstration by the Coalition for National Sovereignty in Kumasi, Kwame Zu alleged that if it had not been the intervention of former President John Mahama, the people of Kyebi and the Okyenhene would stil ... more
  • 1 week Minority Questions Funding For Pwalugu Multi-Purpose Irrigation Dam ModernGhana -Politics
    The Minority in Parliament is questioning the source of funding for the recent $993 million Pwalugu Multi-Purpose Dam project in the Talensi District. President Nana Akufo-Addo last week cut the sod for the project touting it as the single largest investment by any government in the Northern part of the country. President Akufo-Addo stated that the cost will be borne entirely by Government and executed and constructed under an engineering, procurement and construction contract ... more
  • 1 week Akufo-Addo Not Corrupt, So Stop Unnecessary Propaganda — Buaben Asamoah Slams NDC ModernGhana -Politics
    The Communications Director for New Patriotic Party (NPP), Yaw Buaben Asamoah has defended President Akufo-Addo for being tagged as corrupt, according to the Afrobarometer Round 8 survey. In the Afrobarometer, Ghana rsquo;s Presidency has been ranked 6th in corruption. According to the NDC, the Akufo-Addo government has performed abysmally in all fronts of our national life such as the direction of the country, management of the economy, job creation, corruption, according to the Af ... more
  • 1 week Warm-Up For 2020 Battle Starts – Info Minister ModernGhana -Politics
    Information Minister, Kojo Oppong, has announced that the warm-up for the 2020 campaign has begun within the New Patriotic Party (NPP). He made this known in a post on his official website while commenting on the upcoming national youth conference of the NPP. The youth conference is scheduled to take place in Tamale this coming weekend and Mr. Oppong Nkrumah, an award-winning minister, is among several dignitaries expected to be in attendance. He stated, ldquo;we are head ... more
  • 1 week I Have Regretted Being An MP–NPP’s Oduro Boahen ModernGhana -Politics
    Member Of Parliament for New Edubiase Constituency, Ashanti Region on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party, Hon. George Boahen Oduro has revealed that he regrets being a Member Of Parliament(MP). ldquo;I have regretted more than 100% for being a Member of Parliament; the title honourable is the only good thing about it rdquo;.he told Kwabena Owusu, host of lsquo;Dwene ho bio rsquo; on Accra-based Hot 93.9FM According to Mr. Oduro, a public servant who receives a monthly salary of ... more
  • 2 weeks Make Sure Mahama Wins Massively In Every Polling Station – Samuel Aboagye Tasks Group ModernGhana -Politics
    An aspiring Member of Parliament for the Obuasi East Constituency of the Ashanti Region, Samuel Aboagye has tasked members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to work very hard to make sure former President John Mahama wins in every polling station on the Gonjaland. He made the call when he was putting finishing touches to the 14th December, 2019 Parliamentary elections scheduled to take place in his constituency of which he is locking horns with another contender. Samue ... more
  • 2 weeks Youth Bridge Foundation Criticises EC Over Composition Of Advisory C’tee ModernGhana -Politics
    The Youth Bridge Foundation, a youth development organisation ndash; has lauded the formation of a 21-member advisory committee by the Electoral Commission (EC). However, the group has faulted the Commission for the composition of the group. A statement from them said the committee does not include membership form youth groups. ldquo;We at the YBF wish to remind the EC that young people are essentially the composition of the Ghanaian public. Indeed the youth constitute m ... more
  • 2 weeks Afrobarometer Report Corroborates Abysmal Performance Of Akufo-Addo – NDC ModernGhana -Politics
    The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said the latest Afrobarometer report shows that the Nana Akufo-Addo government has performed abysmally since assuming office in 2017. The party says findings from the survey ldquo;corroborates widespread public opinion on the abysmal and unimpressive performance of this government which must be a great source of worry and a wakeup call for President Akufo-Addo and his team who have failed to deliver on almost all their lofty c ... more
  • 2 weeks Govt’s Commitment To Revamping Railway Sector On Course — Minister ModernGhana -Politics
    The Minister for Railways Development, Hon. Joe Ghartey, has given the assurance that the Tema to Mpakadan Railway line will be completed in August 2020. Taking President Akufo-Addo on a tour of the project on Wednesday during the final day of the President rsquo;s tour of the Greater Accra Region, he explained that construction of the railway track was conceived as a ldquo;port to port Project rdquo; in 2007, under the Kufour era. As a result, in 2007, a contract was signed ... more
  • 2 weeks ¢1m Spent On Aborted December Referendum — NCCE ModernGhana -Politics
    It has emerged that the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) spent GH cent;1million on the aborted December referendum. Chairperson of the Commission, Josephine Nkrumah told JoyNews rsquo; PM Express programme on Tuesday, the monies were used for awareness creation and education about the exercise. She said the money was acquired, courtesy of the Local Government Ministry. Mrs. Nkrumah told the host, Evans Mensah that the awareness creation also involved the District Le ... more
  • 2 weeks 2019 Assembly Elections: Queen Mothers Pledge Support For Women & Persons With Disability ModernGhana -Politics
    Women and Persons with Disability contesting in the December 17, 2019 District Level and Unit Committee Elections have received massive endorsement and support of all queen mothers in Ghana to win the elections in their respective assemblies. At a Town Hall Meeting to celebrate the 2019 International Day of the Persons with Disability organized simultaneously in all the 16 regions of Ghana by the Henry Djaba Memorial Foundation, the Queen mothers pledged to fully support all women and pe ... more
  • 2 weeks Vote For Women & PWDs In Assembly Elections — Otiko Djaba ModernGhana -Politics
    The Henry Djaba Memorial Foundation has called for the support of all Ghanaians for women and persons with disability (PWDs) in the December 17th 2019 District Level and Unit Committee elections. The Executive Director of the Foundation, Hon. Dr. Otiko Afisah Djaba wooed all the 51.2% women and 3.0% of disabled population to vote for all the 909 women and 20 persons with disability contesting in the upcoming assembly elections. Speaking at a ceremony to mark the 2019 International Da ... more
  • 2 weeks I Have Regretted For Being An MP-Oduro Boahen ModernGhana -Politics
    Member Of Parliament for New Edubiase Constituency, Ashanti Region on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party, Hon. George Boahen Oduro has made a staggering revelation that he regrets being a Member of Parliament. ldquo;I have regretted more than 100 percent for being a Member of Parliament mdash;the title honourable is the only good thing about it rdquo;.he admitted to a question during an interview with Kwabena Owusu , host of lsquo;Dwene ho bio rsquo; on Accra-based Hot 93.9FM. Accordi ... more
  • 2 weeks Abortive Referendum: Akufo-Addo Has Caused Financial Loss To The State — NDC MP ModernGhana -Politics
    Hon. Daniel Kwesi Ashiamah, Member of Parliament for Buem constituency has chided the Akufo-Addo led administration for halting the December 17 referendum. rdquo; I don rsquo;t understand why the President Akufo-Addo halted the referendum process, the government has cost financially lost to the state and they should be help accountable, rdquo; Daniel Kwesi Ashiamah told Lawyer Ohene Gyan on Pae Mu Ka on Accra-based Kingdom FM 107.7 According to the controversial MP, though, ... more
  • 2 weeks NDC Is A Bad Alternative For Ghanaians – Kofi Akpaloo Jabs Mahama ModernGhana -Politics
    The Founder and leader of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), Mr. Percival Kofi Akpaloo, has said the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), will never come to power again. Speaking to Lawyer Ohene Gyan on lsquo;Pae Mu Ka rsquo; on Kingdom FM 107.7, he said, rdquo; the NDC is no longer an option for Ghanaians when it comes to competence and accountable leadership. rdquo; rdquo;The NDC campaign message for the 2020 General Election will be a defence of the lega ... more
  • 2 weeks NDC Lied, There Was Consensus On Referendum — Majority Leader ModernGhana -Politics
    The Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Hon. Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu has said he is unhappy President Akufo-Addo abrogated the December 17 Referendum after NDC rsquo;s deliberate betrayal. He described the action of the NDC as ldquo;nothing else but an unpatriotic betrayal of the Ghanaian people. rdquo; Speaking to Lawyer Ohene Gyan on lsquo;Pae Mu Ka rsquo; on Kingdom FM 107.7, Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu said , rdquo;He added that ldquo;Such a deliberate show of disho ... more
  • 2 weeks Summon BoG Governor Over New Cedi Notes — Minority Tells Speaker ModernGhana -Politics
    The Minority in Parliament has served notice it is pushing for the Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Ernest Addison, to be summoned in Parliament over the latest exercise by the Central Bank to release new 100 and 200 cedi notes and 2 cedi coin. According to the Minority, the decision is unjustifiable and thus, the people of Ghana must be properly accounted to. Addressing the press, the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu said they are pushing for the Governor to be hauled before ... more
  • 2 weeks NDC Won’t Put Up ‘Romantic’ Zongo Development Fund To Teach Women How To Cook Waakye — Mahama ModernGhana -Politics
    Former President John Dramani Mahama has accused the Akufo-Addo government of misappropriating its 39;romantic 39; Zongo Development Funds. At a meeting with Executives of the Federation of Muslim Council on Tuesday, Mr Mahama indicated that the fund must be used to address the major challenges of the people who lived in Zongo and not lsquo;insignificant things rsquo;. ldquo;among others, rdquo; he said. He continued ldquo;We think that the issues facing the Muslim c ... more
  • 2 weeks Akufo-Addo Appeals For Second Term ModernGhana -Politics
    In what appears to be the strongest indication that he will contest for the Presidency again, President Akufo-Addo has appealed to Ghanaians to renew his mandate in the 2020 election. During an address to the people of Weija Gbawe as part of his tour of the Greater Accra Region, President Akufo-Addo said his administration has built a solid foundation which must be maintained and expanded after the 2020 election. ldquo; hellip;Four more for Nana so that we can contin ... more
  • 2 weeks Rawlings Happy With Formation Of Eminent Advisory Committee ModernGhana -Politics
    Ex-President Jerry John Rawlings has described the establishment of an Eminent Advisory Committee by the Electoral Commission (EC) as a wise decision. He believes that will help to remove the suspicions people have about the Commission. Describing the committee members as people we must take pride in; Mr Rawlings said the last Commission suffered suspicions because it was appointed by the government in power. http://cdn.modernghana.com/images/content/123201950632-0f ... more
  • 2 weeks CST Deduction: Hold Gov’t Accountable – Dr Omane Boamah Tells Ghanaians ModernGhana -Politics
    Former Communication Minister under the erstwhile Mahama administration has urged Ghanaians to hold the telcos and government accountable for the 50% Communication Service Tax. Dr Omane Boamah stated this in a Facebook post on Monday, December 2, 2019. READ- Wait a minute Is your telecom data running out with the speed of light? Do not forget Government increased the Communication Service Tax (CST) by a whopping 50% few months ago. This increase is new and additio ... more
  • 2 weeks CHRAJ Launches 2019 Anti-corruption, Transparency Week ModernGhana -Politics
    The Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ on Monday launched the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Week. This year rsquo;s celebrations will take place between the 2nd and 9th of December 2019 and the theme is ldquo;NACAP: Mobilizing National Efforts and Resources to Combat Corruption, Five Years on rdquo;, bringing together stakeholders from government, public and private sectors, academia, media, civil society and the general public among others. The Laun ... more
  • 2 weeks Aborted Referendum: Akufo-Addo, NPP Laments Over Betrayal ModernGhana -Politics
    President Akufo-Addo and the New Patriotic Party seem to be living the feeling of lsquo;betrayal rsquo; by former President John Mahama and his opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) over the aborted December 17, 2019 referendum. This is because the President who cancelled the referendum on Sunday, December 1, 2019, says there had been meetings between him and key stakeholders including former President Mahama and the leadership of Parliament which showed that there was a ... more
  • 2 weeks Abortive Referendum Has Not Caused Financial Loss To The State – Alima Mahama ModernGhana -Politics
    The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama, has refuted claims the President caused financial loss to the state with the cancellation of the December 17 referendum. The referendum was to decide on an amendment of Article 55 (3) of the Constitution to enable political parties to participate in local level elections. But President Akufo-Addo in a national address on Sunday said there was no ldquo;durable national consensus rdquo; on the matter and cance ... more
  • 2 weeks Let’s Build Consensus For MMDCE Election – Nii Lante Vanderpuye ModernGhana -Politics
    A Former Deputy Local Government Minister, Nii Lante Vanderpuye is advocating for the Bill, that will allow Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) elected, brought back to Parliament for consideration. According to him, that Bill can be considered and a decision taken on it while future plans are made about the proposal for the elections at the district level to involve political parties. Nii Lante Vanderpuye made the statement on the Point of View on [ ... more
  • 2 weeks Government under reporting revenue from Sankofa oil field – Alex Mould ModernGhana -Politics
    The former Chief Executive of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, Alex Mould, has accused government of incorrect accounting in relation to Ghana rsquo;s share of oil revenue from the Sankofa Gye Nyame (SGN) oil field. According to him, the crude oil given to EniGhana as payment for the advance they made on behalf of GNPC to cover its 5% development cost, has not been passed through the Petroleum Holding Fund (PHF) as mandated in the Petroleum Revenue Management Act (PRMA). quot;Pay ... more
  • 2 weeks NPP Sad Over Cancelation Of Referendum ModernGhana -Politics
    The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has expressed sadness over the cancellation of the proposed December 17, 2019 referendum on the participation of political parties in the election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCES) in Ghana. President Akufo-Addo on Sunday, December 1, 2019, announced to the nation the cancellation of the referendum due what he termed as lack of broad, national consensus. President Akufo-Addo has, thus, instructed the Minister for Local Go ... more
  • 2 weeks EC to begin processes towards suspending Referendum ModernGhana -Politics
    The Electoral Commission (EC) says it is waiting for a formal communication from Parliament to commence the legal processes towards granting the President rsquo;s request to suspend the December 17 referendum. Speaking in a telephone interview with the Ghana News Agency on Monday, an official source said it would not run the Referendum alongside the District Level Elections (DLEs) slated for Dec 17. The source, however, said the Commission would continue to educate electorates on the new d ... more
  • 2 weeks 10 Western Togoland members remanded by Wa Circuit Court ModernGhana -Politics
    The Wa Circuit Court has remanded into police custody 10 members of separatist group calling itself 39;Western Togoland 39; who have been accused of treason felony. They are to reappear on December 9. The accused persons, led by 93-year-old Togbui Kuogo II, were arrested in Tumu on Sunday for allegedly canvassing for support to create a new country out of Ghana. http://cdn.modernghana.com/images/content/122201970632-h40o2s6eey-5144935679363 3566689675777.jpg htt ... more
  • 2 weeks Government withdraws aborted referendum, ‘MMDCEs election’ bills from Parliament ModernGhana -Politics
    Parliament has approved the withdrawal of two bills intended to amend Articles 243(1) and 55(3) of the Constitution that bother on the election of Metropolitan Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) and making local level elections partisan. The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Ms Gloria Akuffo represented the government to withdraw the Bill on the Floor of Parliament on Monday, December 2, 2019. The withdrawal follows an announcement by President Akufo-Addo on Sunday ca ... more
  • 2 weeks NDC rebukes Akufo-Addo over ‘misguided’ withdrawal of MMDCEs election bill ModernGhana -Politics
    The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has questioned the Nana Akufo-Addo-led government 8217;s commitment of fulfilling its promise to Ghanaians to elect their Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs). It follows government 8217;s withdrawal from Parliament two bills intended to amend Articles 243(1) and 55(3) of the Constitution that bother on the election of MMDCEs and making local level elections partisan after the directive by the President following the ... more
  • 2 weeks OccupyGhana threatens court action over sections of Assets Declaration Act ModernGhana -Politics
    Pressure group, OccupyGhana, has threatened to bring an action at the apex court to correct an alleged constitutional inconsistency of a section of the Declaration of Assets and Disqualification Act. The sentence in the act that OccupyGhana is challenging allegedly extends the time for public office holders to declare their assets and liabilities by six months. The group says this is wrong. OccupyGhana, a group of eminent professionals in Ghana, wants the Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo, t ... more
  • 2 weeks Nana Addo Deserves Another Term ModernGhana -Politics
    NPP HOLDS MAIDEN NATIONAL WOMEN rsquo;S CONFERENCE AND RALLY The New Patriotic Party (NPP), under the auspices of its National Women rsquo;s Wing, on Friday, November 29, 2019, held a National Women rsquo;s Conference. The conference was the first of its kind in the party rsquo;s history in Takoradi, the regional capital of the Western Region was on the theme, ldquo;WOMEN ON THE MOVE FOR VICTORY 2020 rdquo;. It was to climax the various Regional Women rsquo;s Conferences that the Wing ... more
  • 2 weeks Bono Regional Youth Wing To Present A He-Goat To Uncle James For Preventing Owusu Bempa From Greeting Our Jm. ModernGhana -Politics
    On behalf of the Regional Youth Wing, I write to thank uncle James the body guard of our President John Dramani Mahama for preventing the man called Owusu BEMPA from greeting our President. We were told Owusu BEMPA WASN 39;T officially invited to the said program but went there to get the opportunity to shake hands with JM to carry out his evil spiritual agenda. If he had succeeded 2020 would 39;ve been another huge battle for the NDC. From a reliable source we are told the people who ... more
  • 2 weeks [Full Tex] NPP Sad Over Abortive Referendum ModernGhana -Politics
    PRESS STATEMENT BY THE NPP ON THE WITHDRAWAL OF THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES 243(1) AND 55(3) OF THE 1992 CONSTITUTION The New Patriotic Party (NPP) is saddened that H.E. the President of the Republic has been given no choice but to issue instructions for the withdrawal of the proposed amendments to Articles 243(1) and 55(3) of the 1992 Constitution, which would have seen the benefits of multiparty democracy being extended to the local government level. We, are however, encouraged ... more
  • 2 weeks NPP Laments Over Abortive Referendum ModernGhana -Politics
    The New Patriotic Party (NPP) says it is saddened by the cancellation of the December 17 referendum by President Akufo-Addo. At a press conference on Monday, addressed by its General Secretary, John Boadu, the NPP said the President was given ldquo;no choice rdquo; in the matter. The President called off the referendum slated for December 17, due to what he calls the lack of a broad national consensus among key stakeholders and the populace. He consequently instructed the ... more
  • 2 weeks Mahama Success In Education Unmatched — Former Minister ModernGhana -Politics
    A former Deputy Minister of Education in the erstwhile Mahama administration, Hon Alex Kyeremeh has expressed deeper resentment about the lackadaisical approach by the Akufo-Addo administration to continue with the remaining Community Day Senior High Schools (the E Block Projects) initiated by the NDC. In an exclusive interview on Masem TV Gh on Sunday, 1st December, 2019, the former Deputy Minister bemoaned the lack of classrooms at the various second cycle schools that have resulted ... more
  • 2 weeks NPP External Branch Secretaries Congratulate Hon. Kate Gyamfua, Women’s Wing ModernGhana -Politics
    The women rsquo;s wing of the NPP has once again shown the party rsquo;s prowess by staging a mammoth first-ever conference in Takoradi. Hon. Kate Gyamfuah, her deputies, the various women organisers and the entire members of the women rsquo;s wing of the party must therefore be commended for organising such an important event to mobilise, share the achievements of the Nana Addo led government. Hon. Kate Gyamfua since assuming the leadership of the party rsquo;s women rsquo;s ... more
  • 2 weeks Recover From Your 2016 Election Defeat – Akufo-Addo Jabs Mahama ModernGhana -Politics
    President Akufo-Addo says former President John Dramani Mahama seems not to have recovered from the shock that he suffered after losing the 2016 presidential elections. He said public utterances by Mr. Mahama ? especially his insistence of reviewing the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy ? should he win the 2020 polls, shows clearly that he (Mahama) is living in a dreamland. ldquo;Free SHS has come to stay and the people of Ghana will never allow the dreamlands who have sti ... more
  • 2 weeks Oppong Nkrumah Explains Abortive Referendum Decision ModernGhana -Politics
    The government says its decision to withdraw the Bill meant to amend Article 243(1) alongside the cancellation of the December 17 referendum because it felt the two could not exist without each other. The Bill to amend Article 243(1) would allow Ghanaians to vote for their Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) while the cancelled December 17 referendum that was to decide on an amendment of Article 55 (3) of the Constitution to enable political parties to p ... more
  • 2 weeks Akufo-Addo has chickened out of referendum — Sammy Gyamfi ModernGhana -Politics
    At long last, President Akufo-Addo has chickened out of the December 17 referendum for fear of defeat. This is a clear victory for the NDC and all ldquo;No Vote rdquo; advocates. Our collective nationalistic decision to put Ghana first has paid off. And, did I hear the President say that he believes YES would have won if the referendum had come off? If that is so and the President sincerely believes that YES would have garnered the required 75% of valid vote cast, then why the cancela ... more
  • 2 weeks Abortive Referendum Is Victory For NDC – Fred Agbenyo ModernGhana -Politics
    The former Deputy National Communications Officer of National Democratic Congress (NDC), Fred Agbenyo, has said President Akufo-Addo withdrawal of the December 17 referendum is a victory for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC). The President attributed the decision to the absence of ldquo;a durable national consensus rdquo; on the matter following President Akufo-Addo stated, ldquo;It is with deep regrets that I have given instructions to the Minister of Local Govern ... more
  • 2 weeks Anger Over Akufo-Addo’s Withdrawal Of December Referendum Process ModernGhana -Politics
    Discontent and anger has greeted President Akufo-Addo rsquo;s decision to withdraw the amendment of Article 243/1 from Parliament. The amendment, had it been completed, would allow Ghanaians to elect their own Metropolitan, Municipal, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs). However, in a live Television address to the nation, President Akufo-Addo announced a withdrawal of the bill together with another amendment that could have introduced partisan politics at the Assemblies ... more
  • 2 weeks Akufo-Addo Criticised For Aborting Election Of MMDCEs Process ModernGhana -Politics
    The government is being criticised for its decision to withdraw the Bill meant to amend Article 243(1) of the Constitution to allow Ghanaians to vote for their Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs). The President directed the withdrawal in a national address on Sunday where he also announced the cancellation of the December 17 referendum that was to decide on an amendment of Article 55 (3) of the Constitution to enable political parties to participate in ... more
  • 2 weeks Abortive Referendum: How Much Did You Spend — Ablakwa Demands ModernGhana -Politics
    North Tongu MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has asked the government to disclose how much money it has expended on the ldquo;abortive referendum. rdquo; The outspoken legislator demanded the government adds the steps it is taking ldquo;to prevent any more financial loss to the state, especially as we are aware printing of ballot papers and other ancillary expenditures had long commenced. rdquo; His demand comes hours after President Nana Akufo-Addo in a live TV broadcast, announced ld ... more
  • 2 weeks [Watch Live] Akufo-Addo Decides On December 17 Referendum ModernGhana -Politics
    President Nana Akufo-Addo is addressing the nation on the December 17 referendum. The referendum seeks to, among other things, amend Article 55, Clause 3 of the 1992 Constitution to enable political parties to participate in district-level elections. Watch the address below: https://www.youtube.com/embed/xxSVwBrsB7c?list=PLEhaP2Z2iO3qxEM5RbZPZCcV0o0Z9azwh mdash;Myjoyonline ... more
  • 2 weeks Political environment too poisoned for Dec 17 referendum; postpone it – Catholic Bishops ModernGhana -Politics
    The Ghaha Catholic Bishops rsquo; Conference has said there is a need for consensus-building and further education regarding the forthcoming referendum. Leading a delegation of the Catholic Bishops to the Jubilee House in Accra recently, Vice-President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops 39; Conference (GCBC), Most Rev. Charles Palmer-Buckle, told Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia that given the current poisoned political environment there was a need to postpone the December 17 referendum. ld ... more
  • 2 weeks Mahama reiterates call for NO vote ahead of December 17 referendum ModernGhana -Politics
    The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama, has reiterated the NDC 8217;s 8220;NO 8221; vote stance ahead of the December 17 referendum to decide on an amendment to of Article 55 (3) of the constitution to enable political parties to sponsor candidates during local level elections. According to him, the country 8217;s politics is already too polarised and this has negatively affected national discourse. Speaking at the Damba festival of Buipe in the Savanna ... more
  • 2 weeks Youth Conference Will Inspire The Youth-Alhassan Ghana ModernGhana -Politics
    The Northern Regional Youth Organizer of the NPP, Mr Mohammed Alhassan also known as GHANA has told The Voiceless Media that the impending youth conference which is slated for December 6th and 7th in Tamale will not only bring excitement among party folks but also a strategy to inspire the party youth in not only the Northern Region but Ghana. Th Regional Youth Organizer explained that all was set for the conference and calls on all sons and daughters of the party in the region to make time ... more
  • 2 weeks Can December 17 Referendum Be Withdrawn? Kwasi Prempeh, Kwaku Azar Argue ModernGhana -Politics
    Two experts in Ghana rsquo;s Constitutional affairs disagree with each other on whether or not the government can withdraw the December 17 Referendum. With the seeming defeat that awaits the question of whether to allow political party participation at the local government level, scores of persons have called on President Nana Akufo-Addo to either withdraw the referendum or postpone it and engage the opposition NDC which has been busily campaigning against it. However, other c ... more
  • 2 weeks We’ll Be Transparent In 2020 Elections — EC Assure Ghanaians ModernGhana -Politics
    The Electoral Commission (EC) assures Ghanaians of a peaceful and transparent general election in 2020. Deputy Chairman of the EC in-charge of Operations, Samuel Tettey, gave the assurance at the launch of the STAR Ghana Foundation election 2020 Projects in Accra. ldquo;The 2020 elections can only be described as credible, peaceful and inclusive when it is operationalised and implemented in a peaceful environment that facilitates the active participation of all Ghanaians to e ... more
  • 2 weeks Minority demands withdrawal of new GH₵100, GH₵200 notes ModernGhana -Politics
    The Minority in Parliament is demanding the immediate withdrawal of the new denominations of the Ghana Cedi introduced by the Bank of Ghana (BoG). A member of the Finance Committee, Benjamin Komla Kpodo, in questioning the timing for the issuance of new notes, insisting BoG withdraws it for further consultations. ldquo;We do not have any law, asking them to come specifically to the house to seek permission to do so but they should have mentioned this to us let rsquo;s talk abo ... more
  • 2 weeks Reason For New Cedi Notes Senseless – Adongo ModernGhana -Politics
    Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga Central and member of the Finance Committee in Parliament, Isaac Adongo has described as senseless the rationale behind the introduction of the new Cedi notes. The Bank of Ghana on Friday introduced GH cent;100 and GH cent;200 notes in the country 39;s currency denomination mix. It also introduced a GH cent;2 coin. Explaining the rationale for the development, the Governor of the Central Bank, Dr. Ernest Addison said the face value of the ... more
  • 2 weeks NPP Women Battle Ready For 2020 ModernGhana -Politics
    The women's wing of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has resolved to work assiduously to retain the party in power. It said it would want to ensure the continuation of its pro-poor policies of the Akufo-Addo administration for the benefit of all Ghanaians. The National Women 8217;s Organiser of the NPP, Kate Gyamfua, who spoke at the opening of the maiden National Women's Conference of the party at the Sekondi College in the Western Region, said even though victory for the party in th ... more
  • 2 weeks Youth Bridge Foundation joins calls to ‘put December referendum on hold’ ModernGhana -Politics
    Youth Bridge Foundation -- a youth development organisation -- has joined growing calls on the government to postpone the upcoming December 17 Referendum. The group wrote in a statement that the government needs to build consensus with the biggest opposition party which is campaigning against the Referendum question. They also called on other stakeholders to engage in more citizen education on the actual purpose of the referendum. The country goes to polls on December 17, to decide whet ... more
  • 2 weeks Hawa Koomson commissions durbar grounds for Odupon-Ofaakor ModernGhana -Politics
    The Minister for Special Development Initiatives, Mavis Hawa Koomson has commissioned a new Durbar Grounds at Odupon- Ofaakor in the Awutu Senya East Municipality. The 39;Nai Odupong Awushie Tetteh II 39; Durbar Grounds, commissioned on Thursday is one of the projects under the flagship 39;$1 Million per constituency 39; policy of President Nana Akufo-Addo led NPP administration. http://cdn.modernghana.com/images/content/1129201930631-n6iul8x332-2072160797193 7422015123897.jpe ... more
  • 2 weeks PAC Vice chair demands cost of new Cedi notes ModernGhana -Politics
    The Vice-Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament, Edward Dery, is demanding full disclosure on the cost at which the Bank of Ghana is introducing the 100 and 200 Cedi notes . Speaking to Citi News, the Lambussie-Karni MP insisted that the government had to assure Ghanaians that the introduction is not a loss to the state. 8220;If you can go and polish our own currency at a cost to the taxpayer and you are not willing to tell us how much it costs us then t ... more
  • 2 weeks Minority Demands CVs Of Newly-Appointed Supreme Court Judges ModernGhana -Politics
    The Minority in Parliament has expressed worry over the delay in submitting the Curriculum Vitae (CV) of the three High Court judges newly appointed to the Supreme Court, to the Appointments Committee. Member of Parliament for Asawase, Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka indicated that, it has been three weeks since the appointment of Justice Lovelace Johnson, Justice Mariama Owusu and Justice Gertrude Tokornoo but the Committee is yet to receive their CVs. According to him, undue hold-u ... more
  • 2 weeks How Much Will New Cedi Notes Cost — PAC Vice Chair Demands ModernGhana -Politics
    The Vice-Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament, Edward Dery, is demanding full disclosure on the cost at which the Bank of Ghana is seeking to introduce the new 100 and 200 Cedi notes. Speaking to Citi News, the Lambussie-Karni MP insisted that the government had to assure Ghanaians that the introduction is not a loss to the state. ldquo;If you can go and polish our own currency at a cost to the taxpayer and you are not willing to tell us how much it ... more
  • 2 weeks All 275 Constituencies Have Received $1million Each – Minister ModernGhana -Politics
    The Minister of Special Development Initiatives, Mavis Hawa Koomson has revealed that all the 275 Constituencies have received their share of government 39;s One Million, One Constituency initiative. The government has fulfilled its promised as all the various constituencies have received their monies and undertake their various projects, rdquo; she stated. During the 2016 Electioneering campaign, the New Patriotic party promised to give every Constituency one million dollars for ... more
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