Politics

US ambassador doubts Nana Addo’s 1-district, 1-factory policy

       The One-District-One-Factory programme is aimed at establishing, at least, one factory or enterprise in each of the 216 districts . President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo may not be able to fulfill the One District, One Factory initiative, a policy set to ignite Ghana’s industrialisation and set her on course for socio-economic development, US Ambassador to Ghana Robert P. Jackson ...

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Pardon Abuga Pele – Paga residents plead with Nana Addo

Abuga Pele was convicted by an Accra High Court for his role in the GH¢4.1 million scandal that rocked the agency.   Residents of Paga in the Upper East Region have staged a protest appealing to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to pardon their former Member of Parliament, Abuga Pele, who was handed six-year jail term for causing financial loss to ...

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Mahama can’t be President again – NPP Chairman

He believes President Mahama’s tenure was full of corruption and scandals hence Ghanaians won’t give him the mandate again The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Chairman for the Tema East Constituency, Nene Ofoe Teye, has slammed ex-President John Mahama saying he can never rules Ghana again. He said the likely candidate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2020 General Elections is ...

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Speaker refutes Minority’s discrimination claims

  The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, has refuted suggestions that he is discriminating against the Minority side of the House by his refusal to allow for more supplementary questions. He said it was the decision of the previous Parliament to allocate one hour to enable the House to contain more questions within the period alloted. “All leaders ...

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C’ttee condemns ‘political interference’ in Akuapem chieftaincy impasse

The seven-member committee mediating the Akropong chieftaincy impasse has condemned the raid and subsequent takeover of the Okuapeman Palace by National security operatives last week. About 30 armed men from the National Security headquarters in Accra stormed the Okuapemhene’s Palace, and forced all occupants of the building out, following reports of a possible chieftaincy clash over the imminent installation of ...

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Don’t politicize escalating insecurity – MP warns

The Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko, has cautioned against painting the recent high profile incidents of criminal activity with political colours. Speaking on The Big Issue, the legislator said the more pressing concern was to ensure the police were properly resourced to match up to the now-better equipped criminals. “I don’t want us to politicize the matter. This country ...

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Politics Gov’t could return Gitmo 2 by withdrawing refugee status – Ayine

Government could withdraw the refugee status of the two Guantanamo Bay detainees and return them if their continuous stay is not in the interest of the country, former Deputy Attorney General under the Mahama administration, Dominic Ayine has suggested.  His suggestion comes on the back of Foreign Affairs Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey’s assertion that the government has limited options because ...

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Disclose what killed Mills before you ask of Bawumia’s health status – NPP to NDC

The Acting Communications Director of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Yaw Adomako Baafi has described calls by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for government to disclose the health status of Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia to Ghanaians as illogical. According to him, the opposition NDC lacks the moral right to make such calls since they blatantly refused to ...

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‘Gitmo 2 can’t go back; they’re refugees’ – Gov’t

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, has told Parliament that government has no option of returning the former Guantanamo Bay detainees because they were granted refugee status under the Mahama government in July 2016. According to her, the agreement signed between the government of Ghana and United States of America indicated that, while the US ...

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Six tough statements Akufo-Addo said at crucial meet the press encounter

President Akufo Addo has met the media in his first ever media encounter in the year 2018. The encounter saw the president touch on various issues bothering the economy to national security. Before the statement, YEN.com.gh had listed some key developments that the president will be touching but as unpredictable as the president remains, some of these issues were addressed ...

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