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Kennedy Agyapong’s utterances don’t bother me – Akufo Addo

President Akufo-Addo has said that attacks against his government by the Assin Central Member of Parliament (MP) Kennedy Agyapong do not bother him. According to him, having been in the same political party with the maverick politician, he is aware of his nature and has gotten used to it. “Regarding Kennedy Agyapong’s comments, I am not surprised at where he is going. I have been in the same party with Ken for many years and so I understand him and we know ourselves very well. “His comments do not irritate…

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Video: I never said I’m disappointed in Akufo Addo – Kennedy Agyepong

Outspoken New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Assin Central Constituency in the Central Region has denied media reports that he is disappointed in President Akufo-Addo for sidelining the Central Region in his appointments. Ken Agyapong while addressing the Central Regional Delegates Conference of the NPP on Sunday called on the people of the region to rise up and fight for what is due them as they played a huge role in realizing the party’s victory in the last elections. According to him, the worst of such bad treatment…

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Be patient; Akufo-Addo gov’t will take off in ‘grand style’ – Osafo Maafo

Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Maafo, has urged Ghanaians to “have some patience” with the Akufo-Addo government as it prepares to fulfill the New Patriotic Party’s campaign promises. Osafo Maafo observed, the government is being slowed down by its own commitment to good governance which requires the president to follow the law. “It takes time to get things done because you must do things legally”, he told Luv FM’s Ohemeng Tawiah The seven-month old government may be feeling the weight of expectations as a murmuring electorate question the government’s work-rate. The…

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Tony Blair calls on Bawumia

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has paid a courtesy call on Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia. Dr Bawumia shared pictures of the meeting with Mr Blair on Facebook. According to Dr Bawumia, Mr Blair expressed confidence in the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo-led government to stay on track in its drive to take Ghana’s economy to greater heights. Dr Bawumia also noted that Mr Blair passed on some best practices in governance to him. Mr Blair in March this year pledged his support for government’s ambitious development projects and expressed…

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Ayariga no longer my best friend – Muntaka

The Minority Chief Whip Alhaji Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka has revealed that his close relationship with colleague MP Mahama Ayariga has been ruined due to the bribery allegations. The fallout from the allegations saw Mahama Ayariga charged with contempt of Parliament, and subsequently compelled to apologize for the bribery allegations he made against the committee, and the Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko, who he said had offered the bribe to have his nomination for the portfolio passed. Alhaji Muntaka himself, also the Asawase MP, was implicated in the bribery allegations with Mr….

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Ignore post-Kwesi Botchwey survey – Mahama tells NDC members

The Office of former President John Dramani Mahama has asked members and supporters of the National Democratic Congress to ignore persons purporting to be undertaking a post Kwesi Botchwey Committee survey. A statement issued Tuesday and signed by the Special Aide to the former President, Joyce Bawah Mogtari, said no such team had been formed to undertake a post survey. It said, “The Office of HE John Dramani Mahama wishes to inform all members, supporters and sympathisers of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) that the Former President has not constituted any team to…

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‘All 22 trapped illegal miners are NPP members’ – Kwaku Boahen

All the 22 illegal miners believed to have been trapped dead in a galamsey pit at Nsuta near Prestea in the Prestea/Huni-Valley District in the Western Region are all members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Kwaku Boahen, a Deputy Communications Director of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has alleged. According to him, he had seen a document by the NPP government indicating that the party is going to fight galamsey in order to sack illegal miners believed to be NDC members so that they could be replaced with…

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Akufo Addo wears fake local textiles – Abraham Koomson

General Secretary of the Textile, Garment and Leather Employees’ Union (TEGLU), Abraham Koomson has said President Akufo Addo’s nicely sewn African prints shirts are made from fake textiles. President Akufo-Addo, who is known for his sharp suits, has in the past few months developed a new love for African prints and is making waves with his new shirts, much to the admiration of lots of Ghanaians. He came under heavy flak from a section of the public over his appearance whenever he wore suits. It appears he heard the concerns…

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President Akufo-Addo signs 8 AU Treaties

President Nana Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday, appended his signature to eight Treaties, Protocols and Charters of the African Union, on the sidelines of the 29th AU Summit currently on-going in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Treaties are; the Constitution for the African Civil Aviation Commission; Protocol on the establishment of the African Monetary Fund; the African Union Convention on Cyber Security and Personal Data Protection; and the Road Safety Charter. The rest are: Protocol to the African Charter on Human Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of older persons; Statute of the African Minerals…

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I will be a better president than Akufo Addo – Kofi Wayo

Politician turned farmer, Chuck Kofi Wayo has touted himself as a better presidential material than current President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and former President John Dramani Mahama. He however observed that Ghanaians are myopic in their reasoning that they are overly obsessed with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) they do not wish to give other potentials the opportunity to properly run the economy of the country. The founder of the defunct United Renaissance Party (URP) disclosed that he has not given up hopes of…

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Kofi Adams sues chief of sefence staff, Abronye

The National Organiser of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adams, has filed a writ at the Human Rights Division of the Accra High Court against the Chief of Defence Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces, Major General Obed Akwa, in connection with the seizure of his vehicles. Joined to the suit are Captain Anane Tandoh of the Defence Mechanical Transport Unit at Burma Camp as well as Brong Ahafo Youth Organiser of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Baffoe, popularly known as Abronye DC. The writ…

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