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Northern Regional House Of Chiefs Praises Dr Bawumia For Development In The Northern Region
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Northern Regional House Of Chiefs Praises Dr Bawumia For Development In The Northern Region

The Northern Regional House of Chiefs, has commended the government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, for numerous development projects the region has seen since the government assumed office. Dr. Bawumia, who is also the NPP Flagbearer for this year's election, is in the Northern Region, as part of his nationwide engagements with key stakeholders, including traditional leaders. Welcoming Dr. Bawumia to the region, during his interaction with the Northern Regional House of Chiefs, on Thursday, Ndan Ya-Naa Naa Abukari II, who is also President of the Northern Regional House of Chiefs, said the region appreciates the NPP government for the springing up of what he called  "monumental" development projects, as well as the support...
Collins Dauda Granted Bail Over Voter Registration Shooting
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Collins Dauda Granted Bail Over Voter Registration Shooting

Collins Dauda The Member of Parliament for Asutifi South in the Ahafo region, Collins Dauda, has been granted bail after his arrest for alleged involvement in some disturbances at a registration center on Saturday, May 11, 2024. Mr. Dauda, a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), was detained in connection with a recent disturbance during the limited voter registration exercise in Kukuom, Ahafo Region. The incident resulted in one individual being injured and subsequently hospitalized. The National Communications Officer of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi, stated that Dauda was immediately granted bail and insisted that the MP committed no crime. Gyamfi explained that Dauda was not present at the scene, as he was busy in his constituency monitoring the registration process. ...
I didn’t say we should pay churches; my comment was a joke – Bawumia
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I didn’t say we should pay churches; my comment was a joke – Bawumia

The flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has clarified that he was joking when he stated that his administration plans to incentivise churches to undertake more developmental projects, rather than imposing taxes on them. In a meeting with the Clergy in the North East Region as part of his nationwide tour, the Vice President explained that his statement may have been taken out of context. Dr. Bawumia explained that his statement was made within the context that the church and other faith-based institutions have done a lot for the country including the building of schools, hospitals, and other essential facilities and deserved to be helped to do more. “Look at the number of hospitals the churches have built. Look at the number of universities th...
My govt will reopen investigations into Cecilia Dapaah’s scandal – Mahama
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My govt will reopen investigations into Cecilia Dapaah’s scandal – Mahama

The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has vowed to reopen investigations into the scandal involving former Sanitation Minister Cecilia Dapaah if he becomes president. In a post on X on Thursday, Mr Mahama stated, “My government will reopen investigations into alleged acts of corruption and graft in the Cecelia Dapaah case.” His post comes after the Attorney General’s office advised against conducting money laundering investigations into the former Sanitation Minister’s affairs by the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO). This advice was given following the Attorney General’s determination that the request by the Special Prosecutor’s Office (OSP) to EOCO to initiate money laundering investigations into Cecilia Dapaah’s affairs...
You are making people angry with your utterances – Kwesi Pratt tells Akufo-Addo
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You are making people angry with your utterances – Kwesi Pratt tells Akufo-Addo

The Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr, has criticized President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s recent statements, alleging that they are stoking public anger and fostering divisiveness. Mr. Pratt’s criticism follows President Akufo-Addo’s remarks made during a campaign event for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) candidate in the Ejisu by-election. President Akufo-Addo urged voters to support the NPP candidate, implying that only NPP Members of Parliament could effectively advocate for development in their constituencies during his tenure. However, Kwesi Pratt expressed his dissatisfaction, stating, “When I was coming this morning, I listened to my friend and brother, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and I am sad because if you do that, you are getting...
May Day Celebration Message: Lets Practice Fair Labour and Prioritise Welfare of Workers- Dr Sam Ankrah
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May Day Celebration Message: Lets Practice Fair Labour and Prioritise Welfare of Workers- Dr Sam Ankrah

Economist and Independent Presidential Candidate for Alternative Force For Action (AFA), Dr. Sam Ankrah has called for fair labour practices as the nation celebrates workers today, May 1, 2024. In a speech to celebrate hardworking Ghanaian workers who toil day and night to contribute to the economic and social development of the country, Dr. Ankrah mentioned that, there is the need for the country to practice fair labour. This he said involved improved working conditions and a commitment to the protection of the rights and dignities of the workers. "As we celebrate this day, I want to emphasize the urgent need for fair labor practices, improved working conditions, and a commitment to protecting the rights and dignity of all workers. As the leader of Alternative Force for Action ...
NPP retains Ejisu seat as Kwabena Boateng polls 55.8%: Turnout 49.1%
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NPP retains Ejisu seat as Kwabena Boateng polls 55.8%: Turnout 49.1%

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has successfully retained the Ejisu parliamentary seat with its candidate, Kwabena Boateng, polling 27,782 or 55.79% in Tuesday's by-election. His closest contender Kwabena Owusu Aduomi, a former Member of Parliament for the area who ran as an independent candidate, secured 21,536 votes or 43.24%. Total turnout was 49.1%. Esther Osei of the CPP received 89 votes making 0.2%, Beatrice Boakye of the LPG polled 149 votes securing 0.3%, Gabriel Agyemang Joseph, an independent candidate had 222 votes making 0.4% while Attakorah Joseph, also an independent candidate, received 23 votes making 0.05% votes. During the election, there were allegations of vote-buying leveled by Mr. Aduomi against the NPP. However, Henry Nana Boakye, the NPP's Nationa...
2024 polls: Bawumia has more integrity, discipline, focus, ideas and solutions than his main opponent – NPP
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2024 polls: Bawumia has more integrity, discipline, focus, ideas and solutions than his main opponent – NPP

The flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has shown that he has more integrity, discipline, focus, ideas, and solutions than his main opponent, Former President John Dramani Mahama showed in his 8 years as Vice President and President, a press statement signed by the Director of Communications for the Bawumia for President 2024 Campaign, Dennis Miracles Aboagye, has said. The press statement was announcing that Dr Bawumia will be starting his campaign on Monday, April 29 ahead of the 2024 general elections. Bawumia will meet “a wide range of stakeholders, including traditional leaders, the clergy, the youth, traders, drivers, farmers, students and visit businesses, including marketplaces to interact with both traders and consumers” during the tour....
Election 2024: Ghanaians must give NPP a third term, we’ve done enough – Eric Twum
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Election 2024: Ghanaians must give NPP a third term, we’ve done enough – Eric Twum

A member of the New Patriotic Party’s Communications Team, Eric Twum, says the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has done enough for Ghanaians to retain the party in the upcoming December polls. Eric Twum said the NPP’s fierce opposition, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has done little to nothing to convince Ghanaians that it is a better alternative to steer the country toward socio-political development. He told Selorm Adono on The Big Issue on Citi FM and Citi TV that the NPP is currently focused on telling Ghanaians the positive initiatives and actions the government has undertaken in the quest to make life better for all citizens. “We are focused and we have a number of positive things that we can give out to the people of this country to ...
Mahama is the worst President Ghana has ever seen – Deputy Majority Whip
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Mahama is the worst President Ghana has ever seen – Deputy Majority Whip

The Second Deputy Majority Whip in Parliament, Alex Tetteh Djornobuah, has expressed scepticism about the chances of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the upcoming December elections. This response follows the NDC's announcement of Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang as John Dramani Mahama's running mate for the general elections. In an interview with Citi TV on Thursday, April 25, Mr. Tetteh Djornobuah stated his belief that the NDC's choice of running mate would not alter their electoral fortunes. He asserted that the pairing of Mahama and Opoku Agyemang, previously unsuccessful, would likely be rejected again by the Ghanaian electorate. According to Mr. Tetteh Djornobuah, John Dramani Mahama's presidency was marked by poor performance, making him the worst presi...