Monday, April 12

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Minister appeals for support to stem illegal activities
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Minister appeals for support to stem illegal activities

Mr Saeed Muhazu Jibril, Savannah Regional Minister, has appealed to traditional authorities to support his administration to bring lasting solution to the menace of illegal mining, logging and commercial charcoal production. He said such activities were destroying forests in the Region and gave the assurance that his administration was determined to stop them, hence the need for traditional authorities to support him, as custodians of the land. Mr Jibril made the appeal when he paid courtesy calls on the Paramount Chiefs of Wasipe and Busunu Traditional Areas in the North Gonja and West Gonja Assemblies to officially introduce himself to them as the new Regional Minister. Both chiefs gave their assurance and readiness to support the Minister to achieve his vision for the regi...
Parliament under my leadership will not shirk its responsibilities – Bagbin
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Parliament under my leadership will not shirk its responsibilities – Bagbin

Mr Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, the Speaker of Parliament, has assured Ghanaians that Parliament under his leadership will not shirk its responsibilities. He said he was conscious of the dictates of the current and emerging issues that leadership must find solutions to on behalf of the citizenry. These include issues of inequality, ethnicity, unemployment, debt overhang, deprivation, instability within the sub-region, global problems of isolationism, civil strife, discrimination, migration and a raging health pandemic, which had become the new normal. Mr Bagbin gave the assurance during a thanksgiving mass at his hometown Sombo in the Nadowli-Kaleo District of the Upper West Region to commemorate his election as the Speaker of the 8th Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Gh...
Work on Daboya Bridge to Commence This Year – VP Bawumia
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Work on Daboya Bridge to Commence This Year – VP Bawumia

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has assured the chiefs and people of northern Ghana, especially residents of the Savannah Region, that work on the Daboya Bridge would begin this year. When constructed, the Daboya Bridge, spanning the White Volta, would be a critical link in the commercial and everyday life of people in the eastern parts of northern Ghana, and is designed to serve as an alternative route for travelers from the north to the south and from the Savannah region to the Upper West Region. Speaking at Bole in the Savannah Region on Saturday, 3rd April, 2021, Vice President Bawumia indicated that Government is committed to constructing the Daboya Bridge, as well as undertake various infrastructure works in the Region in order to accelerate the socio-economic dev...
I’ll choose Afia Akoto over NDC any day – Chief Biney
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I’ll choose Afia Akoto over NDC any day – Chief Biney

Deputy National Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Chief Nixon Biney, has said he will choose his wife, Afia Akoto, over his political party any day. The choice, according to him, is because nothing can curtail his love for the woman of his life. “If I’m asked to choose between my wife and the NDC, I would take my bag and go home. I would choose my wife over NDCon any day because, after everything, I would go home,” he explained in an interview on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen, Tuesday. Mr Biney has revealed for the first time that he has suffered vilification from his party members following his marriage to Ms Akoto, now Mrs Biney, on February 11, 2020. Mrs Afia Biney is a Deputy Communications Officer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), a party which main o...
Easter Should Remind Us To Exhibit The Christ-Like Trait Of Personal Sacrifice For Humanity- Vice President Bawumia
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Easter Should Remind Us To Exhibit The Christ-Like Trait Of Personal Sacrifice For Humanity- Vice President Bawumia

Vice President Bawumia has urged Ghanaians to use the Easter festival to reflect on the Christ-like trait of personal sacrifice for humanity and rekindle our enthusiasm to help build Ghana firmly.  Dr. Bawumia made the call in his Easter message to  Christians on his social media handles. "As Christians across the world commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Samira and I wish all a happy Easter" he felicitated. "While we reflect on the sacrifice of Jesus Christ to humanity and await his return to save the world, the occasion should also reawaken our passion to play a part in Ghana's development and growth" the Vice President Bawumia added Dr. Bawumia reiterated the call on adhering to the COVID-19 health measures and pleaded with Ghanaians to celebrate the occa...
Gov’t allocates GHC45.5 million to construct MPs constituency offices
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Gov’t allocates GHC45.5 million to construct MPs constituency offices

The Government is to provide GHC45.5 million this year to build constituency offices for 70 Members of Parliament (MPs). The amount, which is part of the 2021 Budget, caters for the first stage of the construction project, which would provide constituency offices for all the 275 MPs by 2024. A report of the Special Budget Committee of Parliament, presented to the plenary on Tuesday, said the Parliamentary Service intended “to construct 70 of such offices annually so that by the end of 2024, all 275 Constituencies will be provided.” The constituency offices are expected to facilitate the work of Members of Parliament by creating a nonpartisan and neutral office for all constituents to interact with their representatives. The Committee, however, urged management of the Parli...
SALL residents will be represented in 2024 – Yaw Oppong
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SALL residents will be represented in 2024 – Yaw Oppong

Residents of Santrokofi, Akpafu, Likpe, and Lololo (SALL) are likely to get representation in 2024, private legal practitioner Yaw Oppong has said. A seven-member panel of the Supreme Court presided over by Justice Yaw Appau on Tuesday dismissed the application for review from lawyers of the interested parties from Santrokofi, Akpafu, Likpe, and Lololo otherwise known as (SALL). The panel which also includes Justice Samuel Marful-Sau, Justice Gertrude Torkornoo, Justice Amadu Tanko, Justice Yoni Kulendi, and Justice Henrietta Mensah Bonsu said the application failed. The apex court panel of five on January 4, this year, unanimously quashed the decision of the High Court in Ho for injuncting John Peter Amewu, the then Member of Parliament-elect for the Hohoe Constituency from ...
Supreme Court Dismisses Tsatsu’s Review Application Amewu
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Supreme Court Dismisses Tsatsu’s Review Application Amewu

The Supreme Court has dismissed an application for review challenging its decision to set aside the orders of a Ho High Court, which placed an injunction on the gazetting of John Peter Amewu as Member of Parliament-elect for the Hohoe Constituency in the Volta Region. A seven member review panel of the Apex Court presided over by Justice Yaw Appau in a short ruling said the application for review failed and added that reasons for its ruling would be made available by the close of the day. The review application filed by Tsatsu Tsikata, counsel for the interested parties, was contending that the Supreme Court committed errors of law which occasioned miscarriage of justice and ought to be reversed. Moving the application, Mr. Tsikata argued that the grounds for the applications...
2024: Visionary Mahama is NDC’s best bet – E/R NDC
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2024: Visionary Mahama is NDC’s best bet – E/R NDC

Eastern Regional communication officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dallas Williams has said former President John Dramani Mahama is the NDC’s best better for the 2024 general elections. He said Mr Mahama is popular than any other person within the party and is in best position to win power from the governing new Patriotic Party (NPP) in the next elections. Mr Mahama lost the 2020 general elections. He later filed a petition at the Supreme Court to challenge the result of the elections. However the apex court dismissed his petition on the grounds that it was without merit. The NDC will now have to restrategise for the next elections. Speaking in an interview with Kwame Tutu on the Onua FM, Dallas Williams said “He is the one that the gr...
NPP supporters advised against divisive tendencies
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NPP supporters advised against divisive tendencies

A founding member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Bono East Region has warned party supporters to desist from divisive tendencies, and support President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to achieve his vision for the nation.  Rather, NPP supporters must rally solidly behind President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s government enable her to achieve her vision for the nation and brighter the chances of the NPP in Election 2024.    Describing himself as the only survival of the founding members of the party in the region, Mr Isaac Sarkodie Boahin, 67, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview at Kintampo that it was ‘politically immature’ for party supporters to campaign a preferred presidential aspirant for Election 2024.    He indicated that th...
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