POLITICS

6 things Mahama has been up to since 2016 election defeat

Former Ghana president, John Dramani Mahama, has had an eventful few months following his loss in the 2016 elections to Nana Akufo-Addo. The former National Democratic Congress (NDC) flag-bearer was handed a heavy defeat at last year’s polls, despite his advantage as the incumbent. Mahama managed to record just 44.4% of the vote cast, with Akufo-Addo emerging victorious after garnering ...

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President Akufo Addo appoints Togbe Afede as NIB board chairman

President Nana Akufo Addo in consultation with the council of state has appointed the president of the national house of chiefs, Togbe Afede XIV as the board chairman of the National Investment Bank (NIB). Togbe Afede was the board chairman of the NIB during John Drama Mahama’s era. According to players in the financial industry he is the best person ...

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NDC divided on integrity – Rawlings

The opposition National Democratic Congress is sharply divided between those with integrity and those without, former President Jerry John Rawlings has said. In an obvious reference to former deputy Chief of Staff Valerie Sawyerr, who lampooned him for comments he made against the current leadership of the NDC and former President John Mahama, Mr. Rawlings said, “…NDC is at a ...

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GH¢4m debt hangs over NIA

The 2015 Auditor General’s report has revealed that the National Identification Authority (NIA) is heavily indebted to the tune of GH¢4, 132,795.00. The Management of the Authority were therefore admonished to “make efforts to settle the liabilities” and also operate henceforth within “actual income received in future.” The Authority was also cited for illegally using its Internally Generated fund to ...

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Capital Bank’s collapse has exposed Otabil’s incompetence – Kweku Boahen

Deputy Communications Director of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused renowned Bible teacher, Pastor Dr Mensah Otabil of ensuring the collapse of Capital Bank through his poor managment of the financial institution of which he served as the Board Chairman. According to Kwaku Boahen, Pastor Mensah Otabil whose church, businesses and family allegedly have a huge stake in ...

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Poor performance at JHS, SHS scandalous – Education Minister

The Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has bemoaned the poor academic performance in public first and second cycle schools and advised directors of education to provide the kind of leadership and supervision that is conducive for teaching and learning. “That leadership should provide an environment for the teacher to work with dedication, commitment and a sense of responsibility. ...

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Call Kufuor gentle giant, not me – Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings during a public lecture at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) was described as a gentle giant after delivering his speech but the former President immediately interrupted the MC saying he isn’t a gentle giant so shouldn’t be called so. He claimed former President John Agyekum Kufuor should rather be referred to ...

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Inaction on corruption frustrating – CSOs to Akufo-Addo

The Coalition of Civil Society Organisations has said Ghanaians are worried over President Akufo-Addo’s inability to act decisively on cases of corruption that hit his government since assuming office. “…There is considerable public frustration,” said Prof Emmanuel Gyimah-Boadi, the Executive Director of the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) Wednesday when the Coalition paid a courtesy call on the president. “I ...

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