POLITICS

Delta Force ’13’ punishment lenient – Ablakwa

The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has described as lenient the punishment issued by a Kumasi Circuit Court to the 13 Delta Force members for escaping from police custody. According to the MP, the 13 members should have been given a harsh sanction that would have served as a deterrent to others. “If you look at ...

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Akufo-Addo won’t contest 2020 polls – Alhaji Bature

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo would not be contesting the 2020 polls, editor of the Al Hajj Newspaper, Alhaji Bature Iddrissu has said. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo became President on his third attempt at the presidency. He failed to win the 2008 and 2012 elections. In 2016, he polled 53.85 percent of the valid votes cast to become Ghana’s fifth ...

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Merchant Bank ‘fights’ Ibrahim over ownership

Managers of Universal Merchant Bank (UMB), formerly Merchant Bank (Ghana) Ltd, are livid over recent publication by The aL-haJJ in which Mr Ibrahim Mahama’s name was linked to the wholly owned Ghanaian bank. UMB only recently snatched headlines when the bank’s Board, led by its Chairperson, Mrs. Betty Zormelo, pledged a whopping US$100 million to support President Akufo-Addo’s one-district, one-factory ...

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Akufo-Addo bans gov’t officials from buying state cars

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has banned government officials from acquiring state vehicles that are more than three years old. Addressing journalists Monday, the President stated that the practice where government appointees are allowed to purchase vehicles allocated to them when leaving office is no more in place. The president’s comment comes after the brouhaha over some state vehicles that ...

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Kumasi troubles ‘under control’ – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has said that the recent confusion witnessed in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi, is being addressed. According to him, this is to reassure Ghanaians of his government’s commitment to work under the Rule of Law. Addressing the press at Peduase Lodge after a 3-day retreat with government officials, the President called for support from Ghanaians, to help him ...

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DYMOG condemns “reckless attack on the Judicial Arm of Government”

The Leadership and entire membership of the Dynamic Youth Movement of Ghana (DYMOG) condemns in the most vehement terms the reckless attack on the Judicial Arm of Government by the Delta Force Vigilante group on 6th April,2017 at the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) Circuit Court presided over by Her Lordship Mary Senkyere. The incessant attacks on people and ravaging of ...

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Blacklist Kennedy Agyapong for sponsoring ‘terrorism’ – NDC to international community

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has served notice that it will soon petition the international community and the diplomatic corps to blacklist the honourable Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin North Constituency, Kennedy Agyapong. They want a travel ban to be placed on the maverick politician for allegedly sponsoring terrorism in the country. They see Hon. Agyapong as being ...

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NDC begs Rawlings to come back

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has gone to the founder, former President Jerry John Rawlings, to plead with him to come back to the party and help it to regain power. The NDC, whilst in office, wrote off its charismatic founder but after the humiliating defeat in the 2016 general elections, it is now persuading him to come back ...

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Gunshot At NDC Meeting

The agitations marring the hearing of the fact-finding committee of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) took a very nasty turn on Wednesday, as its sitting at Kawudi in Accra reportedly ended up with a gunshot. A supporter of former Member of Parliament (MP) for Ayawaso North, Dr. Mustapha Ahmed, was reported to have fired the warning shot, causing undue panic ...

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Don’t take Ghana backwards – Martey warns Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo must not take Ghana backwards, ex-Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rev Prof Emmanuel Martey has cautioned, saying: “Ghanaians are watching”. Condemning the mayhem perpetrated by pro-government groups like Delta Force and Invincible Forces, Prof Martey said their action is a “national shame.” Right after Nana Akufo-Addo was sworn into office in January, the Invincible Forces ...

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