• 2 weeks Otukonor Blasts Bawumia Over Poor Economic Growth ModernGhana -Politics
    The Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Peter Boamah Otukonor,has chided the Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia for drawing back the economy into abys in the last two years. He said the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has lost focus and abusing their office. Speaking to Kwame Tutu on Anopa Nkomo on Accra-based Kingdom FM 107.7, Mr. Peter Boamah Otukonor said, ldquo;at the end of the day, we are being confronted with an economic growth mo ... more
  • 2 weeks Akufo-Addo Has Improved Agric Sector Than Mahama — Mfantseman MP ModernGhana -Politics
    Member Parliament for Mfantseman, Ekow Hayford, says evidence abounds that the agricultural sector is receiving unprecedented support through massive investment aimed at transforming and modernising the sector under the Akufo-Addo administration. According to him, his government has left no one in doubt about the importance of agriculture as one of the cogs for accelerating economic growth. ldquo;Government is doing everything possible to put agriculture on the part of the transfor ... more
  • 2 weeks Mahama Turns 61 Today ModernGhana -Politics
    Former Ghanaian President, John Dramani Mahama turned 61 today, Friday, November 29, 2019. He was born on November 29, 1958, one year after Ghana gained independence from Britain. He served as President of Ghana from 24 July 2012 to 7 January 2017. ---Daily Guide ... more
  • 2 weeks We’ll Push NDC To Stop Insults With Sharp Teeth — NPP ModernGhana -Politics
    An Economic Advisor to the Vice-President, Dr. Gideon Boako, has revealed the reasons behind Vice President 39;s persistent taunting of former President John Dramani Mahama and his opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC). He said the Vice-President wanted to force the opposition NDC to redirect its politics of insults, mudslinging and propaganda to a healthier discourse that would solve the bread and butter issues and lead to accelerated development of the country. ldq ... more
  • 2 weeks We’re still in transition; things will get better in 2020 – NPP on Afrobarometer report ModernGhana -Politics
    The governing New Patriotic Party, in the wake of the Afrombarometer report in which many Ghanaians expressed dissatisfaction with the country rsquo;s economic situation, has assured things will get better in 2020. Communications Director of the party in an interview with Joy News rsquo; Kwesi Parker Wilson said, things only seem difficult because of the measures government has had to put in place to stablise the weak economy it inherited from the previous administration. Yaw Buaben Asamoa ... more
  • 2 weeks Speaker rejects accusation of visa fraud by UK’s High Commission ModernGhana -Politics
    Speaker of Parliament has accused the United Kingdom rsquo;s High Commission in Ghana and its former head of mission, Jon Benjamin, of a smear campaign against the institution of Parliament in a visa fraud allegation. A ddressing news editors on Thursday, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye said the House neither accepts the findings nor the tag of visa fraud. Describing it as extreme he added that ldquo;if it happened that it was a Member of Parliament who wrote a letter of support for that perso ... more
  • 2 weeks Afrobarometer report on economic performance is good feedback – Gov’t ModernGhana -Politics
    The government says it is encouraged by the new Afrobarometer report which says more Ghanaians believe that the country is moving in the wrong direction than two years ago. Speaking on Eyewitness News, a Deputy Information Minister, Pius Hadzide said the report points 8220;to the fact that the people do recognise and appreciate that this administration inherited a very challenging economy. He said the report is an indication that measures put in place by the Akufo-Addo ... more
  • 2 weeks Bawumia has no respect for facts, truth and candour – Kwakye Ofosu ModernGhana -Politics
    The Vice President has been accused of having no respect for facts, truth and candour. According to Felix Kwakye Ofosu, a former Deputy Minister of Information, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia rsquo;s claim that the NDC left no legacy while in government is false. ldquo;It is not excusable for a Vice President to set out to tell outrageous falsehoods. The claim that President Mahama has no legacy in the Northern part of this country is a ridiculous lie, rdquo; he said on JoyNew rsquo;s TV progr ... more
  • 2 weeks Minority demands details of sale of Komenda Sugar Factory ModernGhana -Politics
    The Minority in Parliament has demanded details in the sale of the Komenda Sugar Factory as it accuses government of deliberately running down the company to reduce its value. Speaking to the media on Thursday, Deputy Ranking Member for the Committee on Trade and Industry, Yusif Sulemana said the factory could have been sustained if the government had invested more into it. ldquo;This is a project we borrowed over $37million dollars to revive it and today you are selling the factory at $2 ... more
  • 2 weeks Adomako Baafi Punches Asiedu Nketia For Hypocrisy Over Referendum ModernGhana -Politics
    Former National Communications Director for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Yaw Adomako Baafi has chided shock over the National Democratic Congress(NDC) General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia canvassing for a lsquo;no rsquo; vote ahead of the 17th December referendum on political party participation in district level elections. According to Asiedu Nketia , there was deliberate misinformation in the public domain that voting ldquo;YES rdquo; in the referendum was a decision t ... more
  • 2 weeks Dr. Richard Kuuire, NDC Parliamentary Candidate For Nandom Constituency, Does It Again ModernGhana -Politics
    It was gratifying to note that the good people of Nandom in the Upper West Region have now placed a major priority on their health status than before. Initially, people generally considered health screening exercise as luxury and so until they are seriously sick and rushed to the hospital. Today the dimension has changed and health screening is no longer a luxury as it was considered but a necessity. Every body is now so much concerned about their present health status, the reason behind the ove ... more
  • 2 weeks Election Of MMDCE’s Will Give Us Stiff Competition – Ayawaso West MCE ModernGhana -Politics
    The MCE for Ayawaso West Municipality, Sandra Owusu Ahenkorah has welcomed government rsquo;s decision to allow MMDCE rsquo;S to be voted for saying it will bring more competition into contesting the position. She stated that, rdquo; MMDCE rsquo;S will be forced to perform their best duty knowing very well they have contestants who are also coming after their seat as well. rdquo; The MCE was speaking at a durbar of Chiefs and people within the Ayawaso West Municipality to deliberate and ed ... more
  • 2 weeks “Ghanaians have kept faith in President Akufo Addo and NPP Government” Says Deputy Central Regional Minister ModernGhana -Politics
    I can say with authority that His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo led NPP Government has performed far better than any President of the Republic of Ghana in the record space of Three (3) years thus putting faith in Ghanaians said Deputy Central Regional Minister, Hon. Thomas Adjei Baffoe Speaking at a Forum organized by the Agona West Municipal Assembly as part of the ongoing Meet the Press Forum at Agona Swedru recently, the Deputy Central Regional Minister was highly hopeful ... more
  • 2 weeks Rawlings To Speak On Papavi, Other Western Togoland Separatists ModernGhana -Politics
    Ex-President Jerry Rawlings has denied media reports he has spoken to the presidency about developments regarding a separatist group Homeland Study Group Foundation in the Volta region. ldquo;The former President intends to issue a statement on the developments in due course, rdquo; a statement from his office Thursday said, disassociating himself from the reports. The Homeland Study Group Foundation has been agitating for the region and other parts of the country including portions ... more
  • 3 weeks NDC replies Bawumia, lists Mahama’s achievements in the North ModernGhana -Politics
    The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has responded to the Vice President rsquo;s challenge for its flagbearer John Mahama to point out his achievements during his eight years reign. In their reply, their Regional Communication Officers in the five regions of the North said Dr Mahamudu Bawumia was tickling himself and laughing. While addressing the 31st edition of the Kakube festival at Nandom, Dr Bawumia challenged ex-President Mahama who is bidding for a return to office to s ... more
  • 3 weeks Those failing to see Akufo-Addo’s achievements have jaundice – NPP Chair ModernGhana -Politics
    The National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) says Ghanaians who are refusing to see the massive feat chalked by the Akufo-Addo administration, may be suffering from jaundice. Freddie Blay is worried that people are refusing to see the pro-poor policies being implemented by government to improve the socio-economic conditions in the country. Mr Blay who was speaking on Asempa FM rsquo;s Ekosii Sen programme Wednesday gave a number of reasons why he thinks government was delivering ... more
  • 3 weeks National Security invasion of SOFTribe ‘unacceptable, reckless – Mahama ModernGhana -Politics
    Former President John Mahama has described as ldquo;reckless and unacceptable rdquo;, the forceful entry into the offices software development company, SOFTtribe, by operatives of National Security. According to him, the disagreement between the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) and the private entity did not warrant the ldquo;Rambo-style rdquo; with which latter rsquo;s premises were invaded, Monday afternoon. The Technical Director, David Kwamena Bolton, on Tuesday, alleged that armed ... more
  • 3 weeks Mutawakilu wants Tuesday’s dumsor investigated ModernGhana -Politics
    The Ranking Member of Parliament 8217;s Energy Committee, Adam Mutawakilu is calling on President Nana Akufo-Addo to cause an investigation into the power cut that occurred on Tuesday evening. The legislator also urged the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) to assure Ghanaians that such a thing will not happen again. A number of places in the country were plunged into darkness on Tuesday. The Electricity Company of Ghana blamed the power cut on technical challenges upstream and were be ... more
  • 3 weeks Demand accountability from leaders – Zanetor Rawlings ModernGhana -Politics
    The member of Parliament for the Klottey Korle Constituency, Dr. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings has asked citizens to demand accountability from their leaders, including herself. Speaking at an orientation and handing over ceremony of the Tertiary Education Institutions rsquo; Network (TEIN) of the NDC in Ho in the volta Region, the legislator admonished her audience to imbibe the virtues of probity, accountability and social justice. She explained that social justice means irrespective of one ... more
  • 3 weeks Domelevo Probe: EOCO Refuses To Back Off ModernGhana -Politics
    The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) says it is unfazed by the seeming public backlash that has met its investigation of officials of the Audit Service. In a statement, EOCO said it ldquo;will not relent in its efforts in carrying out its mandate of investigation in accordance with the relevant laws of the land. rdquo; The statement said EOCO is investigating the outspoken Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo, his deputy, other officials of the Service and the Audit Service Bo ... more
  • 3 weeks Referendum: Partisanship Will Increase Polarisation In Communities — General Mosquito ModernGhana -Politics
    General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia has reiterated his party 39;s 39;No 39; stance further urging Ghanaians to vote lsquo;No rsquo; in the December 17 referendum. According to him, allowing parties to engage in local polls will increase ldquo;polarisation rdquo; in communities. ldquo;We, therefore, decided to campaign for a lsquo;NO rsquo; vote at the referendum and to urge all Ghanaians to vote lsquo;NO rsquo; at the refere ... more
  • 3 weeks W/R Loyal Ladies Donate To Orphanage And Hospital Facilities ModernGhana -Politics
    The Loyal Ladies of the New Patriotic Party, NPP last Saturday, 23rd November donated items to the Egyam Catholic Orphanage home in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region. The items included bags of rice, cooking oil, canned fish, assorted beverages, loaves of bread, sandals, packets of baby diapers and school bags. Presenting the items to the orphanage, the Western Region Captain of Loyal Ladies Madam Rhodalyn Eshun mentioned that the group has the wellbeing of children at ... more
  • 3 weeks Ghanaians Will Vote December 17 Referendum – Minister Reiterates ModernGhana -Politics
    Local Government and Rural Development Ministry has reiterated that the December 17 referendum will come off despite increasing calls for suspension. Deputy Local Government and Rural Development Minister, Osei Bonsu Amoah, stated that until government issues a directive to cancel the elections, Ghanaians will march to the polls to cast a lsquo;Yes rsquo; or lsquo;No rsquo; vote for or against political party participation in electing local representatives at the various assembl ... more
  • 3 weeks Ako Gunn Blasts AFAG Over Petition To Impeach Domelevo ModernGhana -Politics
    The opposition National Democratic Congress Deputy National Communications Officer, Godwin Ako Gunn has chided pro-NPP group, Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) for petitioning to remove the Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo for fighting corruption in Akufo-Addo government. According to him, the government and AFAG are scheming to get Domelevo removed because he has surcharged Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Marfo asking him to pay back monies he paid to a private firm Kroll and Assoc ... more
  • 3 weeks I Will Enforce Compulsory Military National Service For SHS Graduates – Kofi Akpaloo ModernGhana -Politics
    The Founder and leader of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), Mr Percival Kofi Akpaloo says his party will ensure a compulsory Military National Service for SHS Graduates in Ghana if voted into power in 2020. The Act, since its inception, has not been revised and has outdated clauses, hence the decision to review it. According to him, officials of the National Service Scheme (NSS) will be informed to ensure the exercise goes on successfully. Mr. Kofi Akpaloo also stated that, the ... more
  • 3 weeks NDC MP Lauds Akufo-Addo For Bringing Ghana Airways Back To Life ModernGhana -Politics
    Hon. Daniel Kwesi Asiaman, Member of Parliament (MP) for Buem in the Oti Region, hails President Akufo Addo on plans to re-launch Ghana rsquo;s national carrier lsquo;Ghana Airways rsquo;. The move is to help the country fast-track the establishment of the home-based carrier. According to the NDC MP, he is happy the President has taken bold and giant steps to ensure that the national airline is back to boost the Ghanaian economy. However, the lawmaker, said, rdquo; the should be ... more
  • 3 weeks Kate Gyamfua Blasts Mahama Over ‘Photo-Shopped’ Green Book Projects ModernGhana -Politics
    The National Women Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Kate Gyamfua has described as lsquo;photo-shopped rsquo; projects by former President John Dramani Mahama to deceive Ghanaians. She indicated that the situation is contrary to the rosy picture painted by former President Mahama who boasted of unprecedented road infrastructure under his leadership. According to her, the roads the Mahama administration had boasted of were only in the NDC rsquo;s lsquo;Green Book rsquo; ... more
  • 3 weeks Don’t Bring Back NDC –Minister Advise Ghanaians ModernGhana -Politics
    Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, has advised Ghanaians not to make a mistake by voting the National Democratic Congress (NDC) back to power since it has nothing good to offer them. He insisted that the pro-poor policies of the current New Patriotic Party (NPP) government, including the free Senior High School (SHS) and other development initiatives, would not survive under an NDC government. The minister gave the warning when ... more
  • 3 weeks Western Togoland Secession Campaign Recipe For Tribal War – Antwi-Danso Warns ModernGhana -Politics
    The Director of Academic Affairs of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Dr Vladmir Antwi-Danso, has said the secession campaign by the Homeland Study Group Foundation (HSGF) can spark tribal war in the country. Dr Antwi-Danso said the activities of HSGF are similar to those that triggered tribal wars and even genocide in some countries. Speaking on Adom FM rsquo;s Burning Issue, a current affairs programme, on Monday, November 25, 2019, Dr. Antwi-Danso said triba ... more
  • 3 weeks How Gov’t Responded To 22 Referendum Questions ModernGhana -Politics
    The Government has issued detailed responses to 22 questions that were asked by the Chamber for Local Governance (ChLoG) about the upcoming December 17 referendum. Below is a copy of the responses issued by the government through its Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama. Introduction On 17th December 2019, Ghanaians will go to the polls to vote on a referendum question that seeks from citizens whether or not multi-partisan election s ... more
  • 3 weeks EOCO Vs Domelevo: NPP Warns NDC To Stay Off ModernGhana -Politics
    The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has asked the main opposition, National Democratic Congress the NDC to stay away from the ensuing matter between the Auditor General and the Economic and Organized Crimes Office (EOCO) over some alleged procurement breaches. He accuses the NDC of an attempt to undermine the policing of the Office of the Auditor-General. The Director of Communications of the NPP, Yaw Buaben Asamoa, said the NDC is being irresponsible with its approach to ... more
  • 3 weeks Suspend December Referendum – Abu Sakara Tells Gov’t ModernGhana -Politics
    A member of the National Interest Movement, Dr. Abu Sakara is calling for a complete suspension of the upcoming December 17 referendum. Dr. Sakara says until Parliament amends Article 243 (1), the referendum may be pointless. ldquo;Our position basically is that the referendum should be stopped. Whether we vote YES or NO, we are not going to get what we want ndash;that is to elect our leaders on partisan lines. Why? Because a 39;YES 39; vote seals our fate and a N ... more
  • 3 weeks MPs Clash Over December 17 Referendum ModernGhana -Politics
    With few weeks to go, Members of Parliament (MP) are still divided over the upcoming December 17 referendum. Whilst those on the Minority side are kicking against partisan participation in local level elections, those on the Majority side believe it should be partisan. The Member of Parliament (MP) for Odododiodio and Minority Spokesperson on Local Government, Nii Lante Vanderpuye, argued in a Citi News interview that electing assembly members and unit committee members on par ... more
  • 3 weeks Bawumia Challenges Mahama Again ModernGhana -Politics
    Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has again challenged former President John Dramani Mahama to show a single policy they left behind in the northern belt before leaving office. He stated that the former president had been in office as president for over four years and before that, he had the privilege of becoming a vice president for a similar term yet had nothing to show for it. ldquo;You come into office to work to leave a legacy, what was your legacy, rdquo; he asked the ... more
  • 3 weeks Hounding Domelevo: Its A Figment Of NDC’s Diabolic Imagination – Hadzide ModernGhana -Politics
    Government has said it has no agenda to hound the Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo out of office as claimed by the opposition NDC at a press briefing today Monday. Deputy Information Minister, Pius Enam Hadzide said the claims being propagated by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) are untrue and should not be paid any attention. Speaking on Joy FM rsquo;s Top Story, Mr Hadzide said the allegations are ldquo;a figment of the NDC rsquo;s own diabolic imagination. ... more
  • 3 weeks Farouk Aliu Mahama Meets Management Of Yendi Hospital ModernGhana -Politics
    An Aspiring Parliamentary Candidate (APC) for Yendi Constituency, Alhaj Farouk Aliu Mahama earlier Monday, 25th November 2019 met with Hospital authorities of the Yendi Government Hospital over the deplorable condition of the health facility. It would be recalled that, last week a group known as the Ghaza Empire in Yendi through its spokesperson, Amingos made a clarion call to sons and daughters of Yendi and benevolent persons and organizations to quickly come to the aid of the Mo ... more
  • 3 weeks Conduct Of EOCO Against Domelevo Unacceptable – Asiedu Nketiah ModernGhana -Politics
    The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress has described as unacceptable, the Economic and Organised Crime Office rsquo;s (EOCO 39;s) investigation of the Auditor-General for alleged procurement breaches. Johnson Asiedu Nketiah said this is so because, ldquo;the anti-graft agency is comfortably inviting Daniel Domelevo for questioning and granting him bail but has refused or neglected to invite Yaw Osafo Maafo for the same breaches of the Public Procure ... more
  • 3 weeks Stop Harassing Domelevo And Arrest Osafo Maafo Over $1m Kroll Payment – NDC ModernGhana -Politics
    The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is demanding the arrest and prosecution of Yaw Osafo Maafo, the Senior Minister, over an alleged $1 million deal with UK firm, Kroll Associates. At a press conference addressed by the General Secretary of the NDC, John Asiedu Nketiah, the party insists that the current controversy surrounding the Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo, are attempts by the government ldquo;to have him removed rdquo; to prevent scrutiny of the deal. T ... more
  • 3 weeks [Full Text] NPP Plots To Remove Domelevo For Fighting ‘Their Thieving Govt’ — NDC ModernGhana -Politics
    The attention of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been drawn to some sinister machinations by the Akuffo Addo government to remove the Auditor General from office. Mr Dumelovo rsquo;s crime is that he has dared to take the fight against corruption to the highest levels of the thieving Akufo-Addo government and is insisting on doing the right things in accordance with Ghanaian law. The Economic and Organized Crime Office, acting almost certainly at the behest of Senior Mi ... more
  • 3 weeks Bawumia Remembers Late Aid Kwabena Boadu ModernGhana -Politics
    In an emotionally laden message, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has made public his deepest feelings for an aid who died three years ago while on a campaign tour. Of Kwabena Boadu, Dr Bawumia wrote on Instagram ldquo;So soon, it has been three years already hellip; I came to love him as a younger brother and he came to understand me like no other person I have ever worked with. His loss still remains a big blow to me, his family and all who knew him. rdquo; ldquo;His de ... more
  • 3 weeks Akufo-Addo To Decided On Controversial Referendum ModernGhana -Politics
    President Akufo-Addo is expected to take a final decision in the coming days on whether the December 17 referendum will still come off as scheduled. According to Deputy Minister of Information, Pius Hadzide, before the President travelled outside the country, he commissioned another round of consultations on the process and he will make a decision on the matter after he receives a report on the consultations. The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and some members o ... more
  • 3 weeks Domelevo vs EOCO case: AG, Akufo-Addo must step in – Lawyer ModernGhana -Politics
    A private legal practitioner, Yaw Oppong believes an out of court settlement of the tussle between the Auditor General and the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) is the way forward to resolve the impasse. Speaking on the Big Issue, he said it will be prudent for the two parties to adopt such an approach as that will be in their own interest. He added that the powers that be such as the Attorney General and even the President should consider stepping in and appeal for an end ... more
  • 3 weeks Free SHS will reduce quality of graduates – Zenator ModernGhana -Politics
    Member of Parliament for Klottey-Korley Constituency, Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings says that the implementation of the Free Senior High School policy will reduce the quality of graduates produced in second cycle institutions. Speaking in Ho at an orientation and handing over ceremony for the Tertiary Educational Institutions Network (TEIN) of the NDC in the Volta Region, she said ldquo;it rsquo;s not only about education, it rsquo;s about quality education. ldquo;When they have the education ... more
  • 3 weeks National Cathedral: Relocation of Ridge Passport Office to cost gov’t ¢9.2m ModernGhana -Politics
    Government set to cent;9.2 million for the relocation of the passport office at Ridge to pave way for the construction of the interdenominational national cathedral. Ranking Member on the Foreign Affairs Committee, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa who says he rsquo;s alarmed by the amount questioned why government would allocate such a huge amount into relocating the Passport Office. The North Tongu legislator said government should make judicious use of the country rsquo;s scarce resources by cha ... more
  • 3 weeks Assembly Members Advocate ‘No’ Vote’ In December Referendum ModernGhana -Politics
    Some Assembly Members within the Greater Region have kicked against the partisanship of local level elections. They are of the opinion that, politicization of local level polls will prevent competent people from contesting such elections. The December 17 referendum which is aimed at legitimizing the participation of political parties at local level elections has been greeted with mixed reaction. While the government and some civil society organization are in support of a ... more
  • 3 weeks Bawumia Jabs NDC Roads Record ModernGhana -Politics
    Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said most of the claims by the erstwhile Mahama administration to have constructed a lot of roads in Ghana during its tenure cannot be true. He said, at best, most of those roads existed only in the NDC propaganda booklet entitled 'Green Book 8217;. Breaking the grounds at Jasikan for construction works to begin on the 88-kilometre Hohoe-Jasikan-Dodo Pepesu stretch of the Eastern Corridor road, the Vice-President told the people of Oti Region that u ... more
  • 3 weeks NDC Vigilante Plans Exposed ModernGhana -Politics
    The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is clearly hiding behind the criminal trial of two of their national executives to frustrate efforts to build consensus on the eradication of political vigilantism in Ghana. On Thursday at Peduase in the Akuapem South District of the Eastern Region, the opposition NDC was conspicuously missing at a dialogue organized by the National Peace Council for leaders of political parties on the effort being made to build consensus on vigilantism. ... more
  • 3 weeks December 17 Referendum: STRANEK backs ‘NO’ campaign ModernGhana -Politics
    The Strategic Thinkers Network-Africa (STRANEK) has joined many other campaigners to urge Ghanaians to vote lsquo;No rsquo; in the upcoming December 17 Referendum. The Referendum is for the proposed amendment of Article 55 (3) of the 1992 Constitution which will make local government elections partisan. Article 55 (3) states that ldquo;subject to the provisions of this article, a political party is free to participate in shaping the political will of the people, to disseminate informatio ... more
  • 3 weeks Gov’t Undertaking Numerous Projects In Zongos – Bawumia ModernGhana -Politics
    Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has revealed that the President Akufo-Addo 8217;s administration is undertaking numerous projects in Zongos across Ghana. According to him, the projects are aimed at improving the living standards of residents of Zongo Communities. He made this known while delivering a speech as the special guest at the National Nasara Conference of the New Patriotic Party in Techiman, Bono- East Region, on Saturday, November 23, 2019. The Vice President mentioned th ... more
  • 3 weeks There’s No Agenda To Oust Auditor General – Hadzide ModernGhana -Politics
    Government has refuted assertions that it has orchestrated an agenda to remove the Auditor General, Daniel Domelevo from office. According to the government, such allegations are mere speculations without merit. The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) started investigating the Audit Service following a petition it received from a political pressure group Alliance For Accountable Governance on allegations of procurement breaches. In a letter written to the investigat ... more
  • 3 weeks Only Akufo-Addo Pays, Takes Credit For Ghost Roads― General Mosquito ModernGhana -Politics
    The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress, Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketiah aka General Mosquito has said 39; 39;it is only President Akufo-Addo and his government who pays for ghost roads and takes credit for it 39; 39;. The General Secretary said this on a 39; 39;one on one 39; 39; interview on Masem TV Gh on Friday, 22nd November which was hosted by the anchor, Charles Akowuah Tuffour. Mr Asiedu Nketiah added that, since the Akufo-Addo led NPP Party came into g ... more
  • 3 weeks New Political Party Vows To End ‘Chop Make I Chop’ In Gov’t ModernGhana -Politics
    Chairman of the newly certified political party, Ghana Union Movement (GUM) has promised to fight the canker of corruption in government if voted into power come 2020 general elections. He said the massive create, loot and share among public officers is the reason for the hardships, bad roads and joblessness in the country. The Electoral Commission (EC) yesterday handed the final Certificates of Registration to two newly formed political parties, Ghana Union Movement (GUM), an ... more
  • 3 weeks [Watch Livestreaming] Newsfile Discusses Local Rice Glut, EOCO’s And Auditor-General Fight ModernGhana -Politics
    Within this week, the National Food Buffer Stock Limited said that it aims to remove the 60,000 maxi bags of excess rice grains left in the open at the Fumbisi Rice Valley in the Busila South District of the Upper East region. Hanan Abdul-Wahab, Chief executive Officer of the Stock told Joy News by the end of the month the rice bags will be put them on the market for sale. Also, during the week, 21 civil society organisations backed outspoken Auditor-General , Daniel Domelevo ... more
  • 3 weeks Stop The Plenty Sod-Cutting And Construct The Roads — Minority Tells Gov’t ModernGhana -Politics
    The Minority in Parliament has criticised the government for going about cutting sod for numerous road projects yet with none started. Ranking Member of the Roads and Transport Committee, Kwame Agbodza, cited the sod cutting of the Tamale Interchange and other road projects which are yet to begin. ldquo;Sod cutting doesn rsquo;t build roads, propaganda doesn rsquo;t build roads. We build roads with resources; so put the money into the projects and we will see the results, rdq ... more
  • 3 weeks Referendum: Otumfuo Unhappy Over Neglect Of Chiefs ModernGhana -Politics
    Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has criticised the neglect of chiefs in proposed politicisation of local level governance. Speaking at the Annual Leadership Lecture Series organised by the University for Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) on Friday, the respected king of the Ashanti people said had chiefs been consulted, some chiefs would not have declared that the proposal to elect Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) and political party participation in the ... more
  • 3 weeks Vote ‘No’ In Referendum’ – Former MMDCEs Urge Ghanaians ModernGhana -Politics
    Coalition of Former Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) has opposed the call for district assembly elections be conducted on partisan lines. In a statement by former local government practitioners and signed by former MCE for Suhum, Margaret Ansei (Magoo), she warned Ghanaians the dangers associated with voting lsquo;Yes. rsquo; They are calling for a lsquo;No rsquo; vote to bring sanity in the local level elections. Below is the statement;[ ... more
  • 3 weeks Minority Charges Gov’t To Settle Power Debt To Avert GRIDCo Strike ModernGhana -Politics
    The Minority in Parliament wants the government to immediately settle the power sector debts that are affecting operations of the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo). At a press briefing on Thursday, Senior Staff and the Divisional Union of GRIDCo withdrew emergency services. The Senior Staff and the Divisional Union also expressed concern with debt owed the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), the Volta Aluminum Company (VALCO) and Northern Electricity Distribution Company (NEDCo). ... more
  • 3 weeks Postponing Referendum To 2020 Not Feasible — Bossman ModernGhana -Politics
    Calls for the December 17 Referendum to be postponed to 2020 over low voter education are not feasible. Deputy Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Eric Bossman Asare, who explained this said their schedule in 2020 would not allow it. ldquo;We have a Presidential and Parliamentary election to deliver in 2020, rdquo; he said, adding the Commission will direct all its resources into the general election next year. He said the Commission has also invested financially in ... more
  • 3 weeks PNC Cannot Continue To Remain Indifferent On Crucial Matters Of National Concern — Group ModernGhana -Politics
    The Youth Wing of the PNC has observed with nostalgia and disappointment, the continued loud silence of the party on very crucial and sensitive matters of national concern suggestive of a party that has no alternative suggestions or solutions to proffer, which isn rsquo;t the case. This unfortunate loud silence is contributing in no uncertain terms to the dissipation of the goodwill and support that a cross section of the Ghanaian populace as well as the international community has for ... more
  • 3 weeks Referendum ‘Againsts’ Ridiculous – Dan Botwe ModernGhana -Politics
    The Minister for Regional Reorganization and Development, Dan Kwaku Botwe wants the December 17 referendum halted for broader consultations. There is a divided opinion on the referendum with the two major political parties sharing divergent views ndash; the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) arguing that government has not held even a single engagement with them on the upcoming exercise. Traditional leaders are also not on the same page after Chairman of the Govern ... more
  • 3 weeks NDC Justifies Absence From Vigilantism Talks ModernGhana -Politics
    The National Democratic Congress says it was unable to join discussions on the draft roadmap to address political vigilantism in the country because it 39;s National Chairman and delegation leader, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, had a court appearance clashing with the program. Offering an explanation on Eyewitness News, the NDC 39;s General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia said the party normally tries to juggle the two commitments because ldquo;there have been previous occasions where ... more
  • 3 weeks Bawumia Reaffirms Govt’s Readiness To Adhere To Local Content Clauses ModernGhana -Politics
    Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has indicated Government rsquo;s commitment to adhere to full local content complement as stipulated in the Ghana - Sinohydro Master Project Agreement. The agreement seeks to leverage on fractions of Ghana 39;s bauxite deposit (in value added form) to certain critical infrastructure projects worth $2 billion. VP Bawumia made these remarks on Thursday when he cuts Sod for 30km Sinohydro Cape Coast Inner City Roads Vice President, Dr. Mah ... more
  • 3 weeks Gov’t Runs To Chiefs On Dec 17 Referendum ModernGhana -Politics
    Government has started consulting chiefs and other groups to support the controversial December 17 referendum on the inclusion of political parties in local assembly elections. The Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, on Thursday, met about six chiefs and a host Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to discuss the issue with them. A nationwide referendum will be conducted on December 17, 2019, to enable citizens to decide if an entrenched clause in the 1992 Constitution Article ... more
  • 3 weeks Minority Challenges Gov’t To Number 200 Kindergarten Blocks ModernGhana -Politics
    The Minority in Parliament has challenged the Akufo-Addo administration to publish the number of kindergarten blocks it claims to have constructed since 2018. According to Ranking Member on the Education Committee of the House, Peter Nortsu-Kotoe, the government promised to construct 200 blocks to boost access to early childhood education but that is yet to materialise. ldquo;You do not see any serious attempts being made to make sure that the basic level education is given t ... more
  • 3 weeks Minority Challenges Gov’t To Publish 200 Kindergarten Blocks ModernGhana -Politics
    The Minority in Parliament has challenged the Akufo-Addo administration to publish the number of kindergarten blocks it claims to have constructed since 2018. According to Ranking Member on the Education Committee of the House, Peter Nortsu-Kotoe, the government promised to construct 200 blocks to boost access to early childhood education but that is yet to materialise. ldquo;You do not see any serious attempts being made to make sure that the basic level education is given t ... more
  • 3 weeks Minister Wants December Referendum Cancelled Over Alleged Attacks On Akufo-Addo ModernGhana -Politics
    The Regional Reorganisation and Development Minister Dan Kwaku Botwe has proposed a total withdrawal of the December 17 referendum over what he described as attacks on President Akufo-Addo rsquo;s person. Dan Kwaku Botwe is convinced some persons are unjustifiably hurling invectives at the President over government-backed lsquo;YES rsquo; campaign for an upcoming referendum. The December 17 referendum seeks to amend the law to enable Metropolitan, Municipal and Distric ... more
  • 3 weeks Gov’t Has Not Consulted NDC On Referendum – Asiedu Nketia ModernGhana -Politics
    The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Asiedu Nketia has said the government has not held extensive engagements with the party on the upcoming referendum in December. Mr. Asiedu Nketia said government rsquo;s failure to engage the party is however not surprising, given that it took a similar stance when the NDC raised issues with the Limited Voters Register and the Ghana card registration. ldquo;Government has not consulted NDC on ... more
  • 3 weeks Fire Jirapa MCE — Group To Akufo-Addo ModernGhana -Politics
    Concerned citizens of Jirapa, a group of New Patriotic Party loyalist based in the Upper West Region has mounted pressure on President Akufo-Addo to remove their Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) from office. http://cdn.modernghana.com/images/content/1121201960635-i41p266ffa-5688171414761 3262667224276.jpeg They alleged at a street protest that Christine Bombanye, is guilty of procurement breaches and starving her community of the needed development. 39; 39 ... more
  • 3 weeks Gov’t Defends GHS6m Cash For ‘Talk Talk’ In 2020 Budget ModernGhana -Politics
    Government has clarified its decision to allocate budget of GHS 6 million to improve communication of its flagship programmes. A Deputy Information Minister, Pius Enam Hadzide, indicated that the amount will enable the government to effectively communicate its work under these programmes. A budget line in the 2020 Budget has come under scrutiny as being a possible tool to reward the New Patriotic Party (NPP) communicators. Already, the Minority side in Parliament ha ... more
  • 4 weeks 2020 Budget: ¢6m Cash For ‘Gov’t Communication’ — Minority Alarmed ModernGhana -Politics
    The Minority in Parliament has raised red flags over portion of the 2020 budget which allocates GH cent;6million to ldquo;government communication. rdquo; The Minority says upon their thorough perusal of the budget and policy document, there is no specific venture the money is being used for. MP for Asunafo South Constituency, Eric Opoku, alleges the money is intended for the New Patriotic Party rsquo;s communication for the 2020 elections. He says the National Democratic Congre ... more
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