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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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Rawlings bemoans rising indiscipline

Former President Jerry John Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has expressed concern over what he described as a breakdown of the social sense of responsibility among the citizenry, leading to a rise in indiscipline and lawlessness in the country.   He said unlike in the past where laws were strictly enforced to compel people to be responsible for their own actions, robust structures to ...

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Ghana needs a leader with a flawless vision -Prof Aheto

Prof. John Bright Kobla Aheto

The lead speaker at the third June 4 revolutionary lecture, Professor John Bright Kobla Aheto, says for Ghana to achieve good public governance, it needs a dynamic and broad-minded leader who is an upright steward and possesses a flawless vision to pioneer the country’s transformation. He described the current political dispensation as a big joke and said the New Patriotic ...

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Deal with poverty, illiteracy to end violence — Justice Duose

Mr Justice Isaac Duose

A retired judge of the Appeals Court, Mr Justice Isaac Duose, has called on the government to deal with issues of poverty and illiteracy to end political violence in the country. According to him, political violence, which remains a dominant feature in Ghana’s politics, needs to be tackled holistically by focusing on these two major factors for which people particularly ...

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Let’s not allow religious extremism to destroy our peace — Dr Abu Sakara

Dr. Abu Sakara

Dr Abu Sakara Forster, a former presidential candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), has called on the youth to stay united in spite of our religious and sectorial differences. He said Ghana was fortunate to be enjoying peace and stability today and we could not afford to destroy it. Dr Abu Sakara said we needed to be conscious of ...

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