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…

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…

‘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…

Confusion rocks NPP in Kwesimintsim over primary re-run

Confusion has rocked the New Patriotic Party in the Kwesimintsim constituency in the Western region following the aborted parliamentary primary which was expected to be held today. Starr News’ Western regional correspondent Emmanuel Ohene Gyan reports that scores of NPP supporters who had gathered at the Obiri lotteries conference hall at Asakai junction to cast their votes are angry and have expressed disappointment after the election was suddenly called off….

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…

Ignore NDC politics of hatred, ethnicity – Atta Akyea urges

Member of Parliament for Abuakwa South Constituency, Samuel Atta Akyea, has urged Ghanaians to ignore what he describes as ‘politics of hatred and ethnicity’ by the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) ahead of general elections in December. According to him, the NDC is telling minority ethnic groups in predominantly Akan speaking areas that New Patriotic Party (NPP) Presidential aspirant, Nana Akufo-Addo will send them to their hometowns if he wins….

Wenchi Is In Tatters – Queenmother Tells Akufo-Addo

Nana Toah Samangyeduah III, Queen Mother of Wenchi, has lamented about the deplorable conditions of living of the people of the town, especially over the last seven years. The situation, she said has led to massive under-development, widespread poverty and extremely high levels of youth unemployment. According to her, the predicament of her people is such that, the Chiefs and people of Wenchi would have no choice but to advice…