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Full list: Dr Mahamudu Bawumia’s 24 member manifesto committee
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Full list: Dr Mahamudu Bawumia’s 24 member manifesto committee

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has unveiled a list of individuals who will constitute the party’s manifesto committee, ahead of the 2024 general elections. These set of people will steer the affairs of his manifesto. The list contained in a statement issued on February 21, 2024, constitutes 24 prominent members of the party, including Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, former Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, etc. “The committee will be chaired by Hon Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu and Sector Ministers will serve as advisors to the committees,” the statement said. The statement further stated that: “The Committee shall be responsible for undertaking a holistic review of the party’s 2016 and 2020 manifestos and engaging all relevant stakeholders to come up with a pragma...
Mahama’s govt developed Ghana Card system, not Akufo-Addo’s administration – Sammy Gyamfi
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Mahama’s govt developed Ghana Card system, not Akufo-Addo’s administration – Sammy Gyamfi

The Communications Officer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi, has touted the significant contributions of the erstwhile John Mahama administration in developing the Ghana Card system.   According to him, the NDC government started the implementation process of the Ghana Card as far back as 2016, arguing that the NPP government only continued with the system developed by the Mahama government. He claimed that the Mahama administration in 2016 collected biometric and demographic data on about 16 million Ghanaians and processed about 4.7 million cards. Commenting on Dr Bawumia’s address to the nation, Sammy Gyamfi claimed that the Mahama administration distributed about 900,000 cards before leaving o...
I’ll Enhance ‘Year Of Return’ Legacy – Bawumia
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I’ll Enhance ‘Year Of Return’ Legacy – Bawumia

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia The Vice President and flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has pledged to advance the legacy of the ‘Year of Return’ initiative, and introduce key initiatives to support Ghana’s music and creative arts industry, if elected in 2025. During a lecture titled, ‘Ghana’s Next Chapter: Selfless Leadership and Bold Solutions for the Future’ at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, Dr. Bawumia outlined his vision for the future of Ghana’s tourism and creative industries. One of the major initiatives proposed by Dr. Bawumia is the introduction of digital and streaming platforms for artistes, aimed at providing a sustainable revenue stream for players in the music industry. “We will introdu...
Bawumia: My government will implement e-visa policy for visitors
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Bawumia: My government will implement e-visa policy for visitors

Mahamudu Bawumia, the vice-president and presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has expressed his vision for boosting tourism and creative arts in Ghana. As a part of this vision, he plans to expand upon the Year of Return, Beyond the Return, and the December culture in Ghana. All of these initiatives have attracted an influx of African diaspora tourists, and some have even chosen to make Ghana their permanent home. Addressing the nation at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Bawumia said, “My government will implement an e-visa policy for all international visitors to Ghana to enable visas to be obtained in minutes subject to security and criminal checks.” This, according to Dr Bawumia, will boost the tourism sector and create opportunities f...
Former President Kufuor Endorses Dr. Bawumia’s Leadership Potential
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Former President Kufuor Endorses Dr. Bawumia’s Leadership Potential

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has voiced his strong endorsement of Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia's capacity to lead Ghana, describing him as a "man of destiny" with the requisite qualities for national leadership. Speaking at an event, Mr. Kufuor reminisced about his first encounter with Dr. Bawumia, where he witnessed the latter impressing leaders and dignitaries during an international conference in London. Despite having no prior interaction, Mr. Kufuor recalled prophesying to Dr. Bawumia that he would go far if he continued on his path. Reflecting on Dr. Bawumia's emergence onto the political scene, Mr. Kufuor highlighted his support for the Vice President back in 2008, despite his then-limited profile. He urged the party to embrace Dr. Bawumia's leadership potential, em...
Alan Kyerematen Criticizes Vice President Bawumia’s Role in Economic Crises
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Alan Kyerematen Criticizes Vice President Bawumia’s Role in Economic Crises

Independent presidential hopeful, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, has expressed skepticism regarding Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia's ability to distance himself from Ghana's current economic challenges. Kyerematen, founder and leader of the Movement for Change, contends that Dr. Bawumia, as a key figure in the cabinet, cannot evade responsibility for the nation's struggles. In an interview with Bernard Avle on The Point of View on Citi TV, Kyerematen drew parallels between past administrations, highlighting former President J.E. Atta-Mills' delegation of responsibilities to then-Vice President John Dramani Mahama and President Akufo-Addo's similar approach with Dr. Bawumia. Kyerematen acknowledged his own involvement in economic management during his tenure as Trade Minister but asserted hi...
Dagbon Overlord Urges John Mahama to Prioritize Competence and Legacy in Government Appointments
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Dagbon Overlord Urges John Mahama to Prioritize Competence and Legacy in Government Appointments

The Overlord of Dagbon, Yaa-Naa Abukari II, has advised the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, John Mahama, to prioritize the continuous reshuffling of appointees to assemble the best human resources for his government, should he be voted into power. During a speech read on his behalf on February 5, Yaa-Naa emphasized the importance of competence in government and urged Mahama not to shy away from reshuffling his team to ensure the inclusion of individuals based on merit. He highlighted the significance of having a competent cabinet, stating that this would be crucial for the success of Mahama's potential government. Yaa-Naa conveyed a clear message to Mahama, stating, "When you get the nod from Ghanaians, do not shy away from reshuffling your team to get the right ones on bo...
Mahama Visits Bawku, Promises To Ensure Peace And Build A Modern Hospital
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Mahama Visits Bawku, Promises To Ensure Peace And Build A Modern Hospital

Former president and flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has visited Bawku in the Upper East region as part of his Building Ghana Tour.  During his visit, Mr Mahama called on the paramount chief of the Kusaug traditional area, Bawku Naba, Zug-raan Asigri Abugrago Azoka II. The NDC leader urged the Bawku Naba and the community to support the NDC in the December 2024 election. He expressed disappointment over the state of various projects initiated during his administration that the current administration has neglected. He mentioned the Garu Hospital and the Bawku to Bolgatanga road. Mahama promised that if elected, the NDC would complete the abandoned projects and begin new ones, including constructing a state-of-the-art referral hospital ...
Bawku was safe under NDC, we’ll do it again if we come to power – Mahama
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Bawku was safe under NDC, we’ll do it again if we come to power – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has assured the people of Bawku in the Upper East region that peace will be restored if he wins this year’s elections to be president again. He recounted that Bawku was peaceful at the time that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) was in power because adequate security measures were put in place. The flagbearer of the NDC said these while speaking with the Upper East regional House of Chiefs in Bolgatanga on Friday February 2 He said “It is unfortunate that this has reared its ugly head again.  The time we were in office we had virtually calmed things, Bawku was a thriving community again, and people were going about their business without fear of being harmed. Unfortunately, now you cannot roam freely in Bawku. Just recently I was reading that th...
I have nothing personal against Kennedy Agyapong – Asenso-Boakye
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I have nothing personal against Kennedy Agyapong – Asenso-Boakye

Member of Parliament for Bantama, Francis Asenso-Boakye, has said that he has no personal issues against Assin Central Member of Parliament Kennedy Agyapong despite the heated exchanges between the two of them during the parliamentary primary of the New Patriotic Party held on January 27. Asenso-Boakye described Kennedy Agyapong as his senior brother. “I have nothing against him,” the Minister of Works and Housing said. During the primary, Asenso-Boakye garnered 650 votes, representing 78.22% of the total votes cast. On the other hand, his contender Ralph Agyapong whose brother Kennedy Agyapong mounted a strong campaign in his favour polled 181 votes, representing 21.78% of the overall vote count. Asenso-Boakye said he was initially surprised and disappointed by the number of votes ...