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Day: December 11, 2020

Ada Traditional Council forbids Agbewornu to hold himself as Chief of Sege
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Ada Traditional Council forbids Agbewornu to hold himself as Chief of Sege

The Judicial Committee of the Ada Traditional Council has ruled that   Nene Dameh Agbewornu ll  cannot hold himself as the Chief of Sege. It also fined him GHS5000 to be awarded to Nene Nakom V, the rightful heir to the stool. "The panel therefore conclude that Nene Dameh Agbewornu ll was not in possession of the Black Stool as indicated in the enstoolment form," portion of the judgement stated. The three-member Judicial Committee of the Council observed that Nene Dameh Agbewornu ll was installed by another man who calls himself a chief  by name Nomo Teye Agbewornu but he did  have no capacity to do so. "Under cross examination, Nene Dameh Agbewornu ll said he was installed a chief of Sege by Nomo Teye Agbewornu on 4th August 2005. Evidence before th...
Create More Jobs in your second term – Cape Coasters to Government
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Create More Jobs in your second term – Cape Coasters to Government

Residents in the Cape Coast Metropolis have charged the next New Patriotic government to create more jobs in its second term to reduce the high unemployment rate in the country. They said the increasing rate of social vices and among other bad behaviours perpetuated in various communities were as a result of joblessness in the Metropolitan Area. They commended the Akufo Addo led NPP Government for implementing projects established to engage the Ghanaian citizenry to sustain their livelihoods. In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Cape Coast, Madam Afua Dadzie, a fishmonger indicated that even though the NPP had helped to make lives a little comfortable, there was the need to keep on with his good works. "After the President was sworn into office in 2021, he s...
Keta MP-elect and family hospitalised following an attack on them
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Keta MP-elect and family hospitalised following an attack on them

Mr Kwame Dzudzorli Gakpey, the Member of Parliament (MP)-elect for the Keta Constituency is currently receiving treatment at the Keta Government Hospital following an attack on his home. He is on admission at the hospital together with his mother, father, youngest brother and house-help (currently in critical condition) after armed men attacked the family in their home at Anlo-Afiadenyigba, in the Keta Municipality in the early hours of Friday. Mr Agbesi Gakpey, nephew of the MP-elect who spoke to the Ghana News Agency said 10 disguised men with seven armed with rifles attacked the home of his uncle around 0030 hours on Friday. “The attackers got into the house firing gunshots, which made the houseboy, popularly known as ‘Togo’ to rush out of his room to find out what was hap...
Government congratulates the media for being professional in covering the 2020 elections
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Government congratulates the media for being professional in covering the 2020 elections

The Government has congratulated the media for contributing significantly towards a successful and peaceful elections. At a media conference in Accra, Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said, "The Government of Ghana wishes to congratulate the Ghanaian media for its role in the coverage of the 2020 Parliamentary and Presidential elections." Government is particularly enthused with the level of professionalism with which the Ghanaian media covered activities before, during and after the 2020 elections. "The Ghanaian media plays an indispensable role in the proper functioning of the Ghanaian democracy. The media was instrumental in assisting with voter education, civic rights, election day developments as well reporting on collation of results". The Minister said while...
President appoints transition team
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President appoints transition team

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed a 15-member transition team to oversee the post-election changeover from his current administration to the next following his victory at the Presidential polls. This is in accordance with the dictates of The Presidential (Transition) Act, 2012, (Act 845) that governs the transition from one administration to another.  The Act stipulates that the President constitutes a transition team within 24 hours hours of the declaration of the results of the presidential election by the Electoral Commission. Section 1(3) of the Act stipulates that "where the incumbent President is re-elected for a second term, the President shall designate members of the Transition Team." President Akufo-Addo was on Wednesday, December 9, declared th...
NDC to challenge results  of December 7 polls – Mahama
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NDC to challenge results of December 7 polls – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama, the Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) says the Party will challenge the results of the December 7 Polls, certified and declared by the Electoral Commission (EC), in the Court of Law.   He said the results of the 2020 General Election, collated by its party from the pink sheets received by the party’s agents from the EC, indicated that his party won both the Presidential and Parliamentary elections.   The EC has declared that incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo, who contested the election on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party, won with 6,730,587 votes, which represents 51.302 percent of the total valid votes cast.    Mr Mahama it said, also got 6,213,182 votes, representing 47.359 per cent. ...
Calm restored to Tamale following burning of tyres, jubilation by NDC supporters
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Calm restored to Tamale following burning of tyres, jubilation by NDC supporters

Security personnel in the Northern Regional capital, Tamale have fired warning shots to disperse some people believed to be NDC supporters who poured onto the streets to celebrate. Amidst the burning of tyres, the crowd, from different parts of the city were expressing their approval over the decision by the party’s flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama to reject the election verdict by the Electoral Commission (EC). JoyNews sources indicate that areas such as Kalphoni, King David Junction, Fatawu Bicycles, Afa Ajura Mosque, Agric Traffic Light, the Goil Station opposite Absa Bank, Kakpayili, and many other places had tyres being burnt in the middle of the street. This was minutes after Mr. Mahama declared his unwillingness to accept the 2020 presidential and parliamentary result ...
Victor Newman, director of research at the Presidency, is dead
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Victor Newman, director of research at the Presidency, is dead

A source close to the family said Newman died today at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra after a short illness A founding member of New Patriotic Party (NPP) who was also the current director of research at the Office of the President, Victor Newman, has died after a short illness. A source close to the family said he died after a short illness today (Thursday 10 December) at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra. Victor Newman was appointed as the director of research at the Presidency in 2017. Before his appointment, he worked for the economic research and planning services department of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, and then at Western Castings Ltd and Ghana Exim Economic Consultants. From 2008 until 2016, he served as director of research to the elec...
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