Tuesday, January 19

Politics

NPP’s side constitutes the Majority in Parliament-Speaker Bagbin
Politics

NPP’s side constitutes the Majority in Parliament-Speaker Bagbin

Speaker of Parliament Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin on Friday afternoon declared that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Caucus and the Independent MP for Fomena Constituency constitute the Majority in Parliament. “What we have now, you have the New Patriotic Party wing or caucus in Parliament, together with the Independent Member of Parliament from Fomena, and they now constitute the Majority Group,” the Speaker announced to cheers and singing  from the NPP Side. With almost clad in white, the NPP side, sitting at the right side of the Speaker, signifying they were in the Majority, rose to their feet, singing” a popular Ghanaian gospel song, “Mo mo mo, adea woaye ama me, momo momo mo adae woaye ama me, me ntumi nka….,” to wit, “Congrats, congrats; I can’t appreciate enough what you ...
Mahama asks court for live telecast of election petition
Politics

Mahama asks court for live telecast of election petition

Lawyers of NDC’s Presidential Candidate, John Dramani Mahama are requesting a live broadcast of the hearing of the petition contesting the results of the 2020 general elections in the Supreme Court. This according to the petitioners is in the interest of fairness as was done during the 2012 election petition. Per Rule 69C (4) of C.I. 99, provision is made for the proceedings of the court to be transmitted live if the court so determines, and 4(a)(b) and (b) provides for the dismissal of a petition where the petitioner fails to file the processes regarding the petition within the time specified by law or to hear and determine the petition where the respondents fail to file their answers or fail to file their processes regarding their answer within the specified time. Earli...
Who gets Ministerial Appointment as Ministers’ List Pops Up
Politics

Who gets Ministerial Appointment as Ministers’ List Pops Up

With the swearing in of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his second term in office, names of potential ministerial appointees will be soon be out. A relatively slim government will be the feature of President Akufo-Addo’s administration, DAILY GUIDE has gathered.Information reaching DAILY GUIDE has it that the previous 110 ministerial appointments will be drastically pruned with some ministries scrapped.Former ministers whose presidential ambitions are visible will be allowed to go and pursue their projects, an indication that some faces in the first term of the President will be absent from the second one. Our anonymous source disclosed that some of the ministers who excelled in the first term of the Akufo-Addo government had either been retained or moved to other mini...
President Akufo-Addo to raise preliminary objection in election petition
Politics

President Akufo-Addo to raise preliminary objection in election petition

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Second Respondent in the Election Petition filed by  Former President John Dramani Mahama, has served notice of raising a preliminary objection on the Petition. He said the objection would be based on the grounds upon which the Petition was based and that it did not meet the requirement imposed on a petitioner under article 64 (1) of the 1992 Constitution. He said the reliefs claimed by the Petitioner, particularly reliefs (b), (c), (d) and (f), which purported to declare as unconstitutional the declaration of the results of the Presidential election by First Respondent (Electoral Commission) and consequently claimed an order for annulment of the Declaration of President-Elect Instrument, 2020 (C 1 135), were not supported by facts plea...
We’ll confront executive impunity – Ablakwa
Politics

We’ll confront executive impunity – Ablakwa

Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has said the era where the executive will get its way in Parliament is over. He said this while commending his colleague National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament for ensuring a victory for Alban Babgin as the Speaker for the 8th Parliament. During the election in the chamber on Thursday January 7, the former National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Nadowli Kaleo, polled 138 votes as against 136 for former Speaker Professor Mike Oquaye who is also a former New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP for Dome Kwabenya. Prof Oqauye’s defeat came on the back of the slim majority the NPP is enjoying in parliament. Mr Ablakwa in a tweet after the proceedings said “For now, the epic victo...
NDC National Chairman commends Party and Parliament
Politics

NDC National Chairman commends Party and Parliament

Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, the National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has commended the Party and Parliament for their determination and courage to ensure the Party won the speakership position. "Our members of Parliament have, through creative skills, experience, perseverance and determination, shown that the wings of the oppressor can be clipped and they indeed clipped it,” he said. "I feel particularly proud of the men and women who represent our Party in Parliament. I do not have the right words to commend our gallant, courageous and strategic Honorable MPs for fighting through the night to ensure that our country elected Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin as Speaker of the Eight Parliament of Ghana.” Mr Ampofo, in a statement issued in Accra, said:...
NDC MPs occupation of Majority side before dissolution is of no effect-Oppong Nkrumah
Politics

NDC MPs occupation of Majority side before dissolution is of no effect-Oppong Nkrumah

Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah and MP-elect for Ofoase Ayirebi, says the Minority NDC MPs occupying the majority side of Parliament before the dissolution of the Seventh Parliament of the Fourth Republic is inconsequential. Mr Oppong Nkrumah, in a media interview, said at the moment Parliament was a single polling station and that any MP could sit any where of the Chamber of the house, to elect the Speaker of the Eight Parliament. He explained that the Clerk to Parliament would enter the Chamber of Parliament after midnight and call out MPs-elect to elect a Speaker of Parliament. He said after the MPs-elect had voted and elected a Speaker, and subsequently sworn in by the Chief Justice, the "Speaker of the Eighth Parliament would take full authority of proceedings a...
Haruna Iddrisu justifies Minority MPs court snubbed
Politics

Haruna Iddrisu justifies Minority MPs court snubbed

Member of Parliament for Tamale South, Haruna Iddrisu has revealed the Minority NDC MPs do not respond to social media summons, hence, their court snub. Hon Haruna Iddrisu who doubles as the Minority leader and 20 others were summoned to appear before an Accra Circuit Court on Monday. They were charged with unlawful assembly contrary to section 202 of the Criminal Offences Act and sections 1, 2 and 9 of the Public Order Act over their march to the Electoral Commission head office on 22nd December 2020. When the case was called, the police prosecutor indicated his readiness to proceed with the case, but with none of the accused persons present or their lawyers in court. However, Haruna Iddrisu indicated the NDC MPs will not honour the invitation until they are served a...
Presidential and Parliamentary elections credible-CePTOM
Politics

Presidential and Parliamentary elections credible-CePTOM

Centre for Performance Tracking and Outcome Mapping (CePTOM), an election observer group, says from the perspective of project management, 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections were conducted in a transparent, credible, and fair manner. CePTOM deployed a total 1,505 officers and agents to 1,200 polling stations identified as flashpoints across 100 constituencies in 15 Regions, excluding Western North. CePTOM used outcome mapping as a project management tool to assess the performance of the Electoral Commission (EC) and its boundary partners and to track the performance of the key actors in the 2020 General Election in Ghana and mapping the outcomes of their respective interventions and activities.   Presenting the preliminary conclusion and recommendations at a press ...
Ashanti youth demand more projects, ministerial posts in NPP gov’t
Politics

Ashanti youth demand more projects, ministerial posts in NPP gov’t

Various youth associations in the Ashanti Region have courted the president-elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to ensure massive infrastructural developments in the region in his second term. Ashanti Youth Association (AYA), Concerned Youth of Ashanti and Kumasi Youth Association (KUYA) are the various notable youth fronts in the Ashanti Region. They are singing with a single voice: to see massive development in the Region to upgrade the living standards of residents. Speaking on Akoma FM‘s morning show GhanAkoma on Monday, January 4, General Secretary for Kumasi Youth Association Tweneboah Kodua explained that the region has been sidelined by the NPP for quite a long time. “During the first term of the Akufo-Addo-led administration, which in 2016 benefited o...
//stawhoph.com/afu.php?zoneid=3571539