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NDC reshuffle an affront to dignity of Minority Caucus – Dr. Dominic Ayine

Bolgatanga East MP Dr Dominic Ayine says the unexpected changes in the Minority leadership in Parliament defeat the principles and structures of the party.

Addressing the media in Parliament on Thursday, Dr Ayine said the letter issued to announce the reshuffling was legally defective since it did not have the approval of the National Executive…
Don’t be in a hurry – Muntaka to Ato Forson

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for the Asawase Constituency and former Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak, has advised the new minority leadership to be patient and allow consultations to be held before they assume their roles.

Dr Ato Forson on Thursday promised to do everything within his power to unite the caucus…
Central Region: Rat hunters set ablaze Nyankomasi market, shops burnt

Shop owners at Nyankomase Ahenkuro in the Assin South District of the Central Region are counting their losses after their shops were engulfed by fire.

Items including fridges, Irons, blenders, rice cookers, perfumes, pomades, and rubber products among others worth thousands of Ghana Cedis are said to have been destroyed by the inferno.

The unfortunate…
Ashanti Region: Gang butchers man, 30, to death at Krofrom

A young man believed to be in his 30s popularly known as “Candy” has been butchered to death by a gang at Krofrom in the Ashanti regional Capital, Kumasi.

The unfortunate incident occurred at about 6:30 pm on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 according to the Presiding member of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA).

Patrick Kwame…
I support, respect and will defend change of NDC Minority leadership – Inusah Fuseini

National Democratic Congress (NDC) stalwart and former Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale Central Alhaji Inusah Fuseini has defended the decision of the NDC national leadership to change the leadership of the NDC minority caucus in Parliament. He described the change as forward-looking and not a suggestion of failure on the part of the old…
Review free SHS, sell non-performing SOEs – Individual bondholders to government

The Individual Bondholders Forum has insisted on the complete exclusion of its members from the Domestic Debt Exchange Programme, stating that their inclusion will destroy household confidence in Ghana’s financial system and securities market.

During discussions with the technical committee set up by the government to resolve issues surrounding the Domestic Debt Exchange Programme, the…
I’m sorry – Avoka apologises to Ato Forson over nonentity comment

The Member of Parliament for Zebilla East, Cletus Apul Avoka, has apologised to the newly appointed Minority Leader, Cassiel Ato Forson, for describing him as a nonentity.

The former Majority Leader in an earlier interview with Citi News described the timing of the appointment of Ato Forson as wrong adding that the party did not…
Debt Exchange Programme: Government reaches agreement with Ghana Insurers Association

The Government of Ghana and the Ghana Insurers Association (GIA) have reached an agreement on the participation of insurance companies in the Domestic Debt Exchange Programme (DDEP).

Under the agreement, insurance companies will participate in the programme on similar terms as the Banks.

This was contained in a joint statement issued by the Ministry and…
Teachers angry with govt for defaulting in Tier 2 pension payments

Four Teacher Unions are accusing government of defaulting in the payment of contributions to the Ghana Education Service (GES) Occupational Pension Scheme (Tier 2).

The unions include the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), the national association of graduate teachers (NAGRAT), the Coalition of Concerned Teachers and the Tertiary Educational Workers Union (TEWU).

The unions…
NDC needs a new face and look ahead of 2024 polls- Yammin

National Organizer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Joseph Yammin says the changes in the NDC’s leadership in Parliament is to give the party a new face and new look ahead of the election 2024.

In justifying the recent changes in parliament, he argues that it has nothing to do with the competence of the…
Full text: Mahama’s speech at Chatham House on Africa’s strategic priorities and global role

Africa’s strategic priorities and global role

A Chatham House Lecture by H.E. John Dramani Mahama,

Former President of the Republic of Ghana

Thank you, Alex Vines, and Chatham House for the invitation.

I am happy to have been able to join you from Brussels where I had very productive discussions on the future perspectives in…
Ghana’s 8% growth in 2017 can’t be attributed to NPP – Mahama

Former president John Dramani Mahama has described as bizarre efforts by the Akufo-Addo government to take credit for Ghana’s economic growth in 2017.

Mr. Mahama said the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has driven the country into an economic ditch and has been making attempts at claiming credit for the hard work of the National Democratic…
Ayariga criticizes Ato Forson, other new appointees for misstep

Member of Parliament for Bawku Central Mahama Ayariga has said that the newly-appointed Minority Leader Dr Cassiel Ato Forson took the wrong step in addressing the media on his appointment.

Mr Ayariga thought that Dr Ato Forson would have first met the minority caucus to provide his plans and strategies going forward.

Speaking on the…
No need to consult you before you can be removed – Yammin replies Muntaka, others

National Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Mr Joseph Yammin is arguing that  it not mandatory on the party leadership to consult Parliamentary leadership before changes can be effected.

“You don’t have to be informed when the party is going to appoint you for any position. And after your appointment you are not to…
Minority Reshuffle: A good general doesn’t expose his strategies – Ayariga tells Asiedu Nketia

Bawku Central Member of Parliament Mahama Ayariga has said it was wrong for the National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketia to have told the whole world the reasons for the chnages made to the leadership of the Minority.

He believes that the reasons that were publicly given by Mr Nketia…
Be calm; your Tier-2 pension arrears will be paid – Government begs teachers

Deputy Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, Bright Wireko-Brobby has appealed to teacher unions in the country to exercise restraint as government works around the clock to pay their Tier-2 pension arrears.

“This is not the first time we’ve been in arrears, but it is not something that government will renege on. I beg them,…
I’ll support Ayorkor Botchwey to be next Commonwealth Secretary-General – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama says he will gladly support Ghana’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey if she contests for the position of the next Secretary-General of the Commonwealth.

Mr. Mahama declared his support when he addressed a gathering at Chatham House in the United Kingdom on January 27, 2023, on the topic, ‘Africa’s…
No further comments on minority reshuffle – NDC Council of Elders appeal to members

The Council of Elders of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has appealed to members of the party to avoid making further comments on the reshuffling of leadership of its minority caucus in Parliament in the supreme interest of the party.

In a statement on the controversial change of leadership of the NDC minority caucus in…
Akufo-Addo ousted Charlotte Osei, 2 deputies over ‘flimsy, contrived’ reasons, replaced them with pro-NPP people – Mahama

The actions of Electoral Commission Chair Jean Mensa and her deputy commissioners, since President Nana Akufo-Addo ousted then-Chairperson Charlotte Osei, have undermined their independence and neutrality, former President John Mahama has said.

In a lecture on ‘Africa’s strategic priorities and global role’ at Chatham House, London, Mr Mahama said used the Charlotte Osei ouster to…
Ghana’s balance of payments deficit worsens to $3.64 billion

Ghana’s balance of payments further deteriorated to a deficit of $3.64 billion in December from a $3.4 billion deficit the previous quarter, central bank data showed on Saturday.

The West African nation is facing an economic crisis that saw consumer inflation rise to 54.1% last month. The cedi currency has depreciated around 50% annually, and…