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Bawumia expected to speak on February 7
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Bawumia expected to speak on February 7

 Vice President and flag bearer of the NPP, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, is expected to deliver a crucial message on his vision for the country ahead of the December 7 elections on Wednesday, February 7, 2024. The leader of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) is expected to focus more on his digitalisation agenda for the country. The theme for the address is “Ghana’s Next Chapter: Selfless Leadership and Bold Solutions for the Future.” The address will take place at the Kofi-Ohene Konadu Auditorium of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA). The Vice President’s speech is expected to also emphasise leveraging technology, data, and systems to foster inclusive economic growth. Dr. Bawumia aims to position Ghana as a digital hub for Africa, narrowing the di...
NDC’s Sammy Gyamfi Criticizes Government Over Corruption Amidst Unfavorable Ranking
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NDC’s Sammy Gyamfi Criticizes Government Over Corruption Amidst Unfavorable Ranking

The National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi, has strongly criticized the Akufo-Addo government, asserting that it has failed to effectively address corruption in Ghana. His remarks come in response to the latest Corruption Perceptions Index, where Ghana ranks 70th out of 180 countries.Gyamfi accused the government of directing its efforts towards those advocating against corruption rather than addressing the core issue for the benefit of ordinary Ghanaians. He highlighted that Ghana's performance in corruption rankings is consistently unsatisfactory as long as the New Patriotic Party (NPP) remains in power.According to Gyamfi, the Corruption Perceptions Index reveals that the fight against corruption has been lost under the current govern...
GJA calls for arrest of MP Aliu Mahama for assaulting Journalist
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GJA calls for arrest of MP Aliu Mahama for assaulting Journalist

Alhaji Farouk Aliu Mahama, MP for YendiThe Northern Regional Chapter of the Ghana Journalists Association is calling for the arrest of the MP for Yendi, Alhaji Farouk Aliu Mahama, for assaulting a journalist on Saturday 27the January 2024.A CITI News Reporter, Mohammed Aminu Alabira, was attacked during last weekend’s NPP’s Parliamentary Primaries while he was covering proceedings in the Constituency.According to the GJA, in Tamale, the MP Alhaji Farouk Aliu Mahama slapped and kicked the Reporter, causing him to fall. Supporters of the MP then pounced on him in the full glare of Security Personnel, who managed to rescue him.The GJA said it strongly condemns the act perpetrated by no less a person than the MP for whose interest the journalist was there at ...
FULL LIST: Winners and losers in NPP Primaries
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FULL LIST: Winners and losers in NPP Primaries

The New Patriotic Party’s parliamentary primaries which was held on Saturday, January 27, 2024, ended with a lot of surprises. At the end of the much anticipated polls, some candidates surprisingly lost their seats while others surprisingly beat the incumbent.Below is the full list of all incumbent NPP MPs who participated in Saturday’s primariesAhafoAsunafo North: Evans Bobie OpokuTano North: Freda Prempeh – LostAsutifi North:Patrick BanorAshantiAdansi Asokwa: KT Hammond – RetainedAfigya Kwabre North: Collins Adomako Mensah-RetainedAfigya Sekyere East: Mavis Nkansah-Boadu – RetainedAsante Akim Central: Kwame Ayimadu-Antwi – RetainedAsante Akim North: Andy Kwame Appiah-Kubi – RetainedAsante Akim South: Kwaku Asante-Boateng – Retaine...
List: 18 NPP MPs who managed to retain their seats
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List: 18 NPP MPs who managed to retain their seats

The New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) parliamentary primaries on Saturday, January 27, were marked by disappointment and surprise, as several prominent incumbents faced unexpected defeats in their bids for re-election.One significant upset occurred in the Tano North constituency, where Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Freda Prempeh, was ousted. Dr. Gideon Boako, the spokesperson for Vice President and NPP flagbearer, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, secured victory with 444 votes, surpassing Prempeh’s 221.Dome-Kwabenya witnessed another stunning defeat, with Adwoa Safo, the outspoken Minister for Gender, Children, and Social Protection, losing to Mike Ocquaye Jr. He secured a convincing win with 1194 votes, leaving Safo with only 328.Abuakwa North constituency al...
PPP to open nominations for flagbearer by March
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PPP to open nominations for flagbearer by March

 • Nana Ofori Owusu The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) says it will open nominations for its flagbearer position by March 2024.In an exclusive interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA), Nana Ofori Owusu, National Chairman of the party, said the group would be able to open nominations by the end of the first quarter of the year because it would have put in place structures that could make the party eligible to participate in the 2024 elections.He said currently, the party was electing its constituency and regional executive elections.He also noted that the party was putting measures in place to get offices in two-thirds of regional cap­itals in the country in fulfillment of the provisions of the Political Parties Act, 2000 (Act 574).“First an assignment was...
Nana Kwame Bediako: I’ll give opportunities to the youth when I become president
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Nana Kwame Bediako: I’ll give opportunities to the youth when I become president

 • Nana Kwame BediakoLeader of the New Force, Nana Kwame Bediako, has promised to give the youth opportuni­ties to be part of the country’s decision-making processes to choose leaders when he is voted into power in the 2024 polls.According to him, the youth have not been given such oppor­tunities in the last four decades.Instead, he said they were only used by politicians who of­fered them money in exchange for their votes.Speaking in an interview on The Point of View on Citi TV on Monday he said, “I think that the New Force is standing for the youth in this country. We believe that in the past four de­cades, the youth should have the right to be a part of the decision – how and who is going to lead us and how they are supposed to lead us… In the past four de­cades, bet...
Corruption is all over the world, not just in Ghana – Freddie Blay
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Corruption is all over the world, not just in Ghana – Freddie Blay

A former National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddie Blay, has remarked that Ghana is not the only country grappling with corruptionThe Board Chairman of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) insisted that corruption is a global issue.According to him, it is affecting every country, and efforts are made worldwide to minimise its occurrence.While acknowledging that corruption hinders the economic progress of the country, he emphasised that completely eradicating it may be an unrealistic goal.Speaking in an interview with TV3 on Sunday, January 14, Blay, however, commended the initiatives of the Akufo-Addo government aimed at mitigating the impact of corruption.“I did say that corruption is a canker, it eats. Corruption is so pervasive and ...
John Mahama Exercises Caution in Election Promises, Criticizes Akufo-Addo’s Government
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John Mahama Exercises Caution in Election Promises, Criticizes Akufo-Addo’s Government

John Mahama, the Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has adopted a cautious approach in making promises for the upcoming 2024 general elections, citing current economic conditions that restrain him from extravagant commitments. Speaking to NDC supporters in Hohoe, Volta Region, last week, Mahama expressed concern about the state of the country, blaming the Akufo-Addo government for what he believes is a profound crisis."I am being very measured in the promises that I make because we all know the crisis in which this country has been plunged [into]. We will show you the books and finances of this country, and you will realize the harm that the New Patriotic Party administration has done to this country; the economy is broke," Mahama stated during his address.Mahama, a ...
Mahama Criticizes Government’s Handling of Corruption, Vows Accountability in Leadership
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Mahama Criticizes Government’s Handling of Corruption, Vows Accountability in Leadership

John Dramani Mahama, the Flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has strongly criticized the alleged prevalence of corruption within the current government, stating that corruption is running rampant across the country without proper control.During his tour of the Volta region on Thursday, Mahama took a swipe at the New Patriotic Party (NPP), asserting that the party lacks the capacity to eliminate corruption because some of its members are implicated in corrupt practices."Corruption has broken loose, and if it was in the IGP’s custody, it has broken the jail and is running all over the country. It’s obvious that the NPP has no desire or the ability to check corruption because their own people are involved in the corruption, and they cannot deal with it," Maham...