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Review quantum of ex gratia paid to MPs — IEA Survey

A survey by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has recommended a review of the quantum of ex gratia paid to Members of Parliament (MPs) and other Article 71 office holders due to public perception that the current levels are widely excessive. Majority of respondents (about 60 per cent) said the quantum of ex gratia (four months’ salary per year per term) paid to MPs was excessive. Only a small portion ...

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NPP gags school heads — Koku Anyidoho

The Deputy General Secretary (Operations) of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Koku Anyidoho, has stated that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government has gagged and prevented headmasters and headmistresses from expressing genuine concerns about how the free senior high school (SHS) policy is going to create future problems for the education sector. Mr Anyidoho said the Ghana Education Service rece ...

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No witch-hunt from Special Prosecutor – Nana Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo is hopeful that the creation of the Office of the Special Prosecutor will negate the fears of political witch hunts anytime governments try to pursue acts of corruption particularly involving opposition politicians. “Anytime a politician is stigmatized for criminal conduct, the which hunting chorus rises from their [the pursuing government’s] political opponents,” the President not ...

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NDC serial callers condemn 10 Reg. Chairmen for endorsing Mahama

Serial callers belonging to the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ashanti Region have condemned all the regional chairman of the party for endorsing President Mahama ahead of the party’s primaries to elect a new flagbearer for the 2020 elections. In a jointly signed statement, the chairmen urged the former President to pay heed to calls by the party’s foot soldiers since he is better ...

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NDC’s 10 chairmen endorse Mahama for 2020

All 10 regional Chairmen of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have asked former President John Dramani Mahama to lead the party into the 2020 elections. The Regional Chairpersons who had a meeting with Mr Mahama on Thursday, 9 November in Accra the former president “to consider the request of teeming supporters of the NDC and Ghanaians to lead the party to the 2020 general elections.” T ...

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NDC FEC: It’s not time for campaigns

The Functional Executive Committee (FEC) of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has told members of the party and groups affiliated to it that “internal electoral processes that allow members to engage in campaign and other political activities had not yet been officially launched.” In a statement, the FEC said: “The FEC notes with extreme concern the tenor of some of these individuals in ...

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I’m hungry to lead NDC – Alabi

Prof Joshua Alabi has said he is hungry to lead the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) into the 2020 elections. “I have appetite for the flag bearer slot”, the former Vice Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) told Accra-based Neat FM on Thursday, 9 November. Mr Alabi is one of several potentials within the NDC who want to succeed former President John Mahama as ...

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Akufo-Addo begins Accra tour

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will today, November 8, begin a three-day tour of the Greater Accra Region. The tour which will begin in the afternoon will start from Tema where the President will inspect the port expansion project and the paperless system. The President will on the same day visit major exporting companies and meet with industrialists. He will later address a durbar of Chiefs and peop ...

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“419” scams hallmark of “ignorant” Mahama – Bawumia

Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has hit back at former President John Mahama after the latter accused him of “embarrassing” President Nana Akufo-Addo with a “419” digital addressing application which cost Ghana $2.5 million (GHS9.9m) when it already existed on mobile phones. Speaking to a crowd of National Democratic Congress supporters after a Unity Walk in the Central Region on Sunday, 5 November, Mr M ...

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Insulate Special Prosecutor from politics – Fuseini

Ranking member on Parliament’s Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini has welcomed calls by civil society organisations for a transparent process to be used in appointing the special prosecutor. According to him, there is the need to protect the Special Prosecutor from political influence. As parliament debates the Office of the Special Prosecutor bill, the Coalitio ...

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