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Randy ran Mahama’s home, Stan ran his errands: Bagbin

Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin has said while senior journalist Randy Abbey managed Mr Mahama's home during his presidency, former presidential staffer Stan Dogbe ran errands for him. He insisted that Mr Mahama's handlers made it difficult for him to gain access to him while in office. "It was very difficult [getting access to President Mahama] … so I had to even tell my good younger broth ...

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2016 polls: Mahama ‘overworked himself’ – Bagbin

Former President John Mahama should not be blamed for losing the 2016 presidential election because he “did more than his best, he overworked himself,” Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin has said. According to him, the defeat of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) was “bound to happen” and it was something he foresaw. The Nadowli-Kaleo MP told Bola Ray on Accra-based Starr FM on Wednesday t ...

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Sekou to Kufuor: Nkrumah best president ever

Dr Sekou Nkrumah, the youngest son of Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first president, has said his father “had his faults”, however, “the fact is no political leader [past or present president] can be compared to him”. Former President Nkrumah led Ghana to independence from Britain in 1957 and served as its first prime minister and president. He was an influential advocate of Pan-Africanism and was a founding me ...

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Rawlings turns 70 today

Today, 22 June, 2017, marks the 70th birthday of former President Jerry John Rawlings. Affectionately called JJ by his supporters, Mr Rawlings was born this day in Accra to Victoria Agbotui and James Ramsey John, a chemist from the United Kingdom. Mr Rawlings initially came to power as a flight lieutenant of the Ghana Air Force following a coup d'état in 1979. After he had initially handed power over to the ...

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‘Yes, I’m corrupt’ – Bagbin

Nadwoli-Kaleo MP Alban Bagbin has admitted he is corrupt. “Our tolerance level for corruption is completely unacceptable,” he told Bola Ray on Accra-based Starr FM on Wednesday 21 June, saying: “We extol corruption and when you are in a crowd and somebody is doing something wrong and you want to point it out, you see that the people will run at you … so that is an issue that we have to confront. “We should ...

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Ghanaians were unhappy with Mahama: Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has said the New Patriotic Party (NPP) won the 7 December 2016 elections because Ghanaians were unhappy with the direction in which former President John Mahama was taking the country. Addressing the 2017 International Democrat Union (IDU) Executive meeting lunch in Accra on Wednesday, 21 June, Nana Akufo-Addo said the Ghanaian people, “dissatisfied with their living conditions, an ...

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‘President must not appoint IGP, CJ’

There must be a review of the 1992 Constitution that takes away the President’s power to appoint the Inspector General of Police and the Chief Justice, the first ever chair of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Emile Francis Short, has suggested. Over the years, the appointment of the IGP has been done by presidents but Mr Short believes it does not promote democracy and prev ...

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Savelugu MCE, irate youth smoke peace pipe

The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Savelugu, Hajia Ayishetu Seidu, on Wednesday, 21 June, accessed her office for the first time since her confirmation without hindrance from the youth in the area. The MCE has been facing strong opposition from the youth over her appointment and subsequent confirmation. The youth, who were against her appointment, argued that she was not a member of the party and had no ...

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Atwima Kwanwoma roads out on contract – MP

Atwima Kwanwoma MP Kojo Appiah-Kubi has revealed that a contract has been awarded for roads in the constituency to be reconstructed. According to him, the contract was awarded to Nato Construction by the previous government, however the project had not been done. His comments follow concerns raised by some residents of his constituency about the deplorable state of roads in the constituency. Some of the liv ...

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I’ll support your vision: Wood to Akufo-Addo

Former Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Wood has pledged her commitment to the vision of the Nana Akufo-Addo-led government. In a speech at her induction to serve as a member of the Council of State on Tuesday June 20, she said she had followed the plans of the president in which he has spelt out his “vision and the goals that you have for this country and through various things: job creation, improving the ...

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