MPs clash over budget plagiarism

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Asunafo South in the Brong-Ahafo Region and Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu clashed on the government’s 2017 budget when the former accused the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) of plagiarising aspects of the NDC’s 2016 budget. The Asunafo South MP, contributing to the debate on the budget yesterday, said the NPP, realising that the NDC’s budget of 2016 had good policies,…

Police pick 6 over post-poll thuggery

The police have arrested six more people in connection with post-election disturbances. Alex Asare, 43 years; Justice Appiah, 45 years; Yaa Achiaa; Emmanuel Asare; Joshua Owusu and Eric Amoyisi were all arrested in the Brong Ahafo region in connection with various offences, a statement by the Ghana Police Service said. Alex Asare, said to be the 1st Vice Chairman of NPP in Bechem is alleged to have led Justice Appiah…

Arrest Akufo-Addo if you have evidence – Karbo dares gov’t

A deputy Director of Communications of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has dared the Mahama-led government to immediately arrest the flagbeaerer of the party, if indeed they have evidence that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is guilty in the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) drill ship saga. Anthony Abayifa Karbo, responding to remarks by the Minister of Communications, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah indicating that Nana Akufo-Addo failed to defend the country…

INFOGRAPHIC: Akufo-Addo leads in Greater Accra ‘Bellwhether’ survey

A survey of four constituencies in the Greater Accra Region that have since 1996 voted voted for the winning party in the presidential elections indicates that for presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo is likely to win in three of the four constituencies, with one going for President John Dramani Mahama. The survey which sampled from 480 respondents from the four constituencies, showed that a larger…

I’ll open a sardine factory if you vote for me – Accra Mayor

National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for Ablekuma South constituency in the Greater Accra region is promising to build a sardine factory at Chorkor, a suburb in the community. According to Dr. Alfred Okoe Vanderpuye, the initiative is part of efforts to create jobs for constituents should he be elected the Member of Parliament for the area. Mr. Vanderpuye who is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Accra Metropolitan…

Nduom, Konadu, others to know fate today

The 12 presidential nominees who were disqualified by the Electoral Commission from the December 7 polls, will know their fate today [Wednesday, November 9, 2016]. The EC disqualified them due to errors on their nomination forms, but the Supreme Court on Monday ordered the commission to extend the nomination period and give the parties a hearing – which has been adhered to. Speaking on Eyewitness News, Head of Communication at…

NPP seeks ‘deliverance’ through fasting and prayers

The largest opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has accused President John Mahama and the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) of orchestrating the death of NPP Flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo in the spiritual realm before it manifest in the physical. According to the party, the reckless, irresponsible and evil mock burial of Nana Akufo Addo during the NDC’s Manifesto launch in Sunyani is repressive and must be condemned, adding that “the NDC…

Go for Woyome cash – Ghanaians tell Government

There are strong indications that the majority of Ghanaians want the Mahama-led National Democratic Congress (NDC) government to retrieve all monies lost by the state through corruption scandals, especially judgement debts. According to the latest survey by policy think-tank, IMANI Ghana, it is important that the government pursues and retrieves such monies for the benefit of the country. Respondents were drawn from all the 10 regions of Ghana and were…

‘Mahama is a drunkard’, can’t speak without whisky – Hopeson Adorye

A member of the New Patriotic Party’s communications team, Hopeson Adorye, has launched a scathing attack on President John Mahama, describing him as a “drunkard”. In what appears to be an outrageous claim, Mr Adorye said President Mahama has become addicted to alcohol to the extent that he even drinks on his job to the glare of the public. “Now the man [President Mahama] has turned drunkard,” he claimed while…

Nitiwul’s days in Parliament are numbered – Koku Anyidoho

The Deputy General Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho has advised the Deputy Minority Leader and Member of Parliament (MP) for Bimbilla, Dominic Nitiwul to start preparing his handing over notes ahead of the December 7 polls. He indicates that the outspoken legislator is bound to lose his seat and should therefore discard any intention of going back to parliament in 2017 considering how the NDC…