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NDC boycotts IPAC meeting on review of 2020 polls

The National Democratic Congress on Wednesday, April, 21, 2021 declined an invitation by the Electoral Commission to an IPAC meeting to review the 2020 Parliamentary and Presidential polls. The party in a statement said, “It is the considered view of the NDC, that the current leadership of the Electoral Commission who supervised the manipulation of the 2020 general elections and ...

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Okraku Mantey, Egyapa Mercer, Ntim Fordjour others picked as Dep Ministers -designate

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has released the list of nominees for appointment as Deputy Ministers to serve in his second term. The President on Wednesday, 21st April 2021, submitted to the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, the names of the nominees for Parliament’s prior approval. President Akufo-Addo picked the Member of Parliament for the Sekondi constituency, Andrew ...

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NDC assassins trailing me in Cape Coast – Allotey Jacob

Former Central Regional Chair of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Allotey Jacobs has alleged that some members of his former party – National Democratic Congress (NDC) have sent assassins after him. According to him, a NDC bigwig on Wednesday informed him of the plot to kill him. The ‘Educated fisherman’ as he’s affectionately called claimed the assassins trailed him while ...

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Ablakwa resigns from Appointments Committee on principle

Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has resigned from Parliament’s Appointments Committee. “This was after days of careful reflection and thoughtful considerations,” the NDC legislator said in a 30 March letter to the Speaker, Alban Bagbin. “I shall like to state that the reasons for this difficult decision is both personal and on principle,” Ablakwa added. The former Deputy Minister for ...

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Supreme Court to rule on SALL review application today

A seven-member review panel of the Supreme Court presided over by Justice Yaw Appau will today rule on an application for review from lawyers of the interested parties from Santrokofi, Akpafu, Likpe and Lololo otherwise known as (SALL). The apex court panel of five on January 4, this year, unanimously quashed the decision of the High Court in Ho for ...

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Parliament approves Ofori-Atta’s nomination as Finance Minister

Parliament has by a consensus approved the nomination of Ken Ofori-Atta as finance minister. This follows recommendation for his approval by consensus by the appointments Committee following the two days grilling. The decision by the NDC members of the committee to support Ofori-Atta’s approval has come as a surprise to some party supporters who expected a rejection. Majority chief whip ...

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Bawumia lists Akufo-Addo’s 85 achievements

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has listed on social media what he says are the achievement of the Akufo-Addo government so far. Dr Bawumia among other things mentioned the implementation of the Free SHS policy and efforts at digitizing the economy as part of the achievements. Below are details of the list Dear Friends, As we look forward to the ...

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Appointments Committee approves Ofori-Atta by consensus

Parliament will on Monday approve the nomination of Ken Ofori-Atta as finance minister by voice vote. It comes after the nominee was approved by consensus by the Appointments Committee after he was grilled for two days. He added that the Agyapa deal will be resubmitted to parliament for it to be scrutinized before it is passed. “We will resubmit it ...

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There will be no lags in new Agyapa deal – Ken Ofori-Atta assures

Minister Designate for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta has assured that the new Agyapa deal will be in the best interest of the country and will address concerns raised by relevant stakeholders. Responding to questions by Parliament’s Appointments Committee on Thursday March 25, 2021, the Minister noted that a new mineral resource deal will be submitted to Parliament for debate and necessary ...

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Appointments C’ttee to vet Ken Ofori-Atta today

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta Finance Minister-designate, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta is billed to appear before the Appointments Committee of Parliament today, March 25, 2021, for vetting. Mr. Ofori-Atta will be facing the Committee in a delayed vetting following his trip to the US to seek further medical care, after post-Covid-19 complications. He returned to Ghana on Monday, March 22, 2021. Mr. ...

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