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Don’t rush to vote out experienced MPs – Mensah-Bonsu

Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu

The Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has said the majority of Members of Parliament (MP) has stressed the need for the citizenry to develop in-depth knowledge of their legislative functions adding that MPs have been unnecessarily misunderstood and attacked for not championing the cause of socio-economic development in their constituencies. Speaking on Otec FM’s morning show ‘Nyasapo’ on ...

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‘Coup’ in CPP

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) say they have quelled a coup d’etat by Lawyer Bright Akwetey, a three-time failed flagbearer aspirant of the CPP and Yaw Asamoah. According to CPP in a disclaimer dated May 10, 2020, “last Friday, May 8, 2020, an illegal meeting called by the Chairman of the legal and constitutional affairs committee, Bright Akwetey was quelled ...

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Coronavirus: CPP calls for dialogue on election 2020

Nana Akosua Frimpomaa-Sarpong

Nana Akosua Frimpomaa-Sarpong, the Election 2012 Vice Presidential Candidate of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP), on Friday called for broader stakeholder engagement to chart the way forward on Election 2020 amidst COVID-19 uncertainties. She said civil society activists, democratic institutions, political think tanks, religious and traditional leaders as well as political parties needed to create a platform for engagement on the December ...

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1983 economic recovery under Rawlings led to the total destruction of Ghana – Kwesi Pratt

Kwesi Pratt

Managing News editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr., has blamed the economic woes of Ghana on the Economic Recovery Programme embarked on by the PNDC administration under former President Flt.-Lt.(Rtd) Jerry John Rawlings in 1983. According to him, the programme “laid the foundation for the total destruction of our country”. He revealed that several state-owned enterprises were privatized under ...

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Full text: J.J. Rawlings’ speech at 38th Anniversary of 31 December Revolution

JJ Rawlings

Former President Rawlings has criticised people whom he said have “deliberately spent huge resources sponsoring a distortion of history based on outright lies, half-truths and the rendition by cowards who run away during those heady days.” The architect of the June 4, 1979, and 1981 revolutions said some may not want to speak openly about the truth, “but there are millions ...

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‘We will tell our story!’ – Rawlings criticises ‘distortions’ in June 4, Dec 31 narrations

Jerry John Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has described the interventions of June 4, 1979, and December 31, 1981, as effects of the mood of the country at the time and called for the context and circumstances of the period to be factored when telling the story. Addressing a durbar to climax the 38th anniversary of the 31st December Revolution at the ...

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Auditor-General’s reports must come to Parliament before being made public – Majority Leader

Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu

Majority Leader and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu has called on the Auditor-General to make its reports available to Parliament to allow legislators to effectively peruse such documents. He said the Auditor-General is a tool for Parliament in exercising its oversight responsibilities and urged the outfit to make its findings and reports available to Parliament, before making them ...

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2020 Budget: Gov’t plans 600-bed hostel for homeless kayayei

Government has revealed plans to provide accommodation for head porters or ‘kayayei’ in various parts of Accra. Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, said in the 2020 budget statement in Parliament on Wednesday that the construction of the hostel will begin in December 2019 at Agbogbloshie, a suburb of Accra. “Mr Speaker I am happy to announce that preparations are now complete ...

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‘Vote ‘Yes’ on December 17th to choose your own MMDCEs’ – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has asked the Ghanaian electorate to turn out in their numbers on December 17  to vote ‘Yes’ in the Referendum to repeal Article 55(3) of the 1992 Constitution and obtain the power to elect directly their own Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs). Speaking at the 30th anniversary celebration of the Akatsi District Assembly, ...

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‘Yes’ vote in referendum will deepen Ghana’s democracy

Ghana’s democracy will be deepened at both the local and central government levels if Ghanaians vote “Yes” in the December 17, 2019 on the election of metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives (MMDCEs). A former lecturer at the Methodist University College, Dr Bonsu Osei-Owusu, who stated this in an interview with the Daily Graphic, said the election of the MMDCEs ...

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