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Corruption has a long history in Ghana – time to end it!

One morning after the June 4 uprising as, I had spent the night in Tamale in a friend’s house. I heard a loud cheer and then eerie silence. My friends and I went out to check what the loud noise was about.   We learned that the first batch of senior military officers had been executed by firing squad. A ...

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How the NDC lost 2016 elections

The long awaited Kwesi Botchway committee report on the NDC’s performance at the 2016 elections is out. It has lots of recriminations and few inspiring policy recommendations on the way forward for the Umbrella party. I was amused to hear a member of the Dr. Kwesi Botchwey Committee, Dr. Ibrahim Zubairu, point accusing fingers at Dr. Omane Boamah, former Minister ...

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Foot soldiers menace: ‘It is our turn to eat

For many months after the elections of 2008 that saw the NPP losing to the NDC, youth activists of the NDC were in the news for seizing the vehicles of many appointees of the former government. The seizure started on January 8 at the Castle and then went to the streets on January 12, according to reports in the press ...

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Re-visit the People’s Assembly Concept

In a democratic government, the people’s views influence the laws and policies made by the government. Democracy is therefore seen as a system of government in which people decide matters as a group. Athens, the capital of Greece was the first city to allow ordinary citizens access to government offices and courts.  In ancient Greece, the people of the city-state ...

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Judgment debt looms as purchase of new presidential fleet hangs

There are fears Ghana may soon be slapped with a judgment debt if it fails to go ahead and honor a contract for the purchase of a fleet of cars for the Presidency. Documents sighted by Citi News, reveal that the contract, which will cost the Ghanaian tax payer nine million one hundred and eighty five thousand dollars, was awarded ...

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Nana Addo names 19 Cabinet ministers

Nana Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has finally named nineteen persons to form his cabinet. The Cabinet list was submitted to the Floor of Parliament and announced by the Speaker of the House, Professor Michael Ocquaye. The Cabinet is constituted in conformity with Article 76 (1) of the 1992 constitution. The Constitution enjoins the President to have a Cabinet of not less than 10 and not ...

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J.B Danquah’s ‘killers’ will be re-arrested – Gloria Akuffo

Investigations into the case involving the two suspects arrested in connection with the murder of  the former Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North, J.B Danquah, will be re-opened. This was revealed by the Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo, in an interview with Citi News. Related Stories The two, Daniel Asiedu and Vincent Bosso, were discharged  today [Tuesday], after the State Attorney, ...

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Northern Region NPP polling station executives cry for jobs

e New Patriotic Party (NPP) coalition of polling station executives in the Northern Region has petitioned President Nana Akufo-Addo over their unemployment situation. According to the coalition, the Tamale Central, Tamale North, Tamale South and Sagnarigu constituency executives have so far been sidelined in the Akufo-Addo government. The coalition posited that some constituency executives who applied for Metropolitan, Municipal and ...

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