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2016 polls: PPP marks 1yr of Nduom’s disqualification

The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) is marking one year of the disqualification of the party’s flag bearer, Dr Papa Kwasi Nduom, in the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections. It is recalled that ahead of last year’s polls, the Chair of the Electoral Commission (EC), Charlotte Osei, disqualified Dr Nduom and other flag bearers for not properly filling their forms. However, the Party challenged the E ...

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Tackle wrong siting of fuel stations – PPP to gov’t

The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has asked the regulatory bodies in the energy sector to deal with filling stations that are wrongly sited. According to the party, this will help avert explosions such as the one that occurred at the Atomic Junction in Madina on Saturday, October 6, killing seven people and injuring 135 others. A statement by the party said: “This unfortunate mishap made it the third suc ...

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I’m not dead – Wa East MP

The Member of Parliament for Wa East, Godfrey Tangu Bayon, has denied reports he has died. There were reports circulating on social media on Tuesday morning claiming that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) law maker had died after battling a short illness. But Mr Bayon who spoke with Class 91.3FM’s parliamentary correspondent, Ekow Annan, on the development said he was not dead. He told Ekow Annan that he was on ...

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Gas explosion: PPP consoles victims

The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has expressed sadness over the gas explosion that has claimed seven lives, with 132 others having sustained various degrees of injuries. The accident occurred on Saturday, October 7 at Atomic Junction near Madina in Accra. “We ask all Ghanaians to keep the families of the injured in their thoughts and prayers. We share their mourning and sorrow and send them our love and ...

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Wassa shooting: 4 arrested, dozens of cars burnt

Four Chinese have been arrested by police in Wassa Akropong in the Amenfi East District of the Western Region in relation to the shooting and killing of a Ghanaian. 31-year-old Nana Boamah died after being shot on Friday, October 6 by a Chinese following a misunderstanding. Member of Parliament (MP) for Amenfi East Patrick Bogyako-Saime told Accra100.5 FM’s Ama Brako Ampofo on Saturday, 7 October that the i ...

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NPP condemns angry youth in Wa

Executives of the New Patriotic Party in the Upper West Region have condemned the youth of the party who defaced the party’s regional secretariat. The disgruntled youth embarked on the protest over President Akufo-Addo's unprecedented visit to the Wa Naa, Naa Fuseini Pelpuo IV, on Wednesday, October 4. According to the angry youth who defaced the NPP party office, the President is endorsing the legitimacy o ...

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‘US$45m for expansion of water systems’ – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has revealed that his government has secured funding to the tune of US$45.7 million for the rehabilitation and expansion of several water supply systems across the country, as a means of realising government’s agenda of “Water for All”. According to him, out of this amount, “we are spending $1.2 million, i.e. GH¢5 million, for the rehabilitation of the water system of N ...

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Rickety bus, stranded journalists not part of presidential press team – Hamid

Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, has denied the Presidency hired a rickety bus for journalists to accompany President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on his tour in the Northern Region This comes after the 207 Benz bus with registration number AW-6353-11 that was carrying the journalists broke down on Wednesday, October 4 in the middle of a journey to Bawku through to Garu, leaving the journalists stranded ...

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I’m not building mansions in Damongo – Jinapor

A Deputy Chief of Staff, Samuel Abu Jinapor, has dismissed reports in a section of the Ghanaian media that he is building mansions in Damongo in the Northern Region. Mr Jinapor, in a statement on Thursday, October 5 said he does not own any landed property the area. He accused his detractors of concocting stories to tarnish his hard-earned reputation. He said: “My attention has been drawn to a deliberate an ...

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I won’t steal state funds – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has assured the people of Ghana that the resources and wealth of the nation will not find their way into his pockets, but will be used for the rapid development of the country. According to Nana Akufo-Addo, “we are going to ensure that all the money that is mobilised by government is spent in dealing with the issues that concern our people, and that they do not find th ...

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