In The Spotlight
Former President Jerry Rawlings has lamented the extent to which partisan politics has polarised the country and slowed down its development.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has reportedly directed all aspirants not to mount billboards in its upcoming national executive election.
The Asogli State Council is demanding an immediate apology from the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and its National Chairman, Freddie Blay, for “insulting and disrespecting” Agbogbomefia Togbe Afede XIV.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Inusah Fuseini has indicated that he will not run again when his tenure ends in 2020.
He said his contributions to the Tamale Central constituency is enough and it is time for someone else to continue.
The Eastern Regional Technical Coordinator of the Technical Support Unit of Ghana AIDS Commission, Golda Asante, argued that even though the prevalence rate in the region has reduced to 2.1% they need to do their best for a further reduction in the rate.
The Deputy Minority Leader, James Avedzi, has predicted a further decline in the value of the Ghana cedi, following its recent free fall against the dollar.
According to him, the value of Ghana’s currency may stand at 5 cedis 20 pesewas to the dollar by December this year.
Aspirants, delegates and supporters of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) who will be attending the party’s national delegates Congress in Koforidua on Saturday, but have not already booked their hotels, may want to consider securing for themselves accommodation very faraway from the Eastern regional capital, or spend the nights in their vehicles.
New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Sekondi and Vice Chairman of the Privileges Committee, Andrew Egyapa Mercer, has refuted accusations that Parliament is trying to protect its own in the matter of contempt brought against MP for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong.
Speaking on Citi TV’s Breakfast Daily, the MP said Kennedy Agyapong’s utterances had nothing to do with corruption, and that he’s not being protected by the house as some have suggested.
The Member of Parliament for Assin Central constituency, Kennedy Agyapong, is expected to make an appearance before Parliament’s Privileges Committee today for allegedly denigrating the House.
Greater Accra Regional Chairman for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) , Ade Coker, has made light of the procurement infractions that led to the removal of the Electoral Commission (EC) Chairperson, Charlotte Osei.
A research fellow with the Institute of Democratic Governance (IDEG), Professor Ransford Gyampo, has said the creation of new regions is a needless exercise.
Speaking on Citi TV’s Point of View, Prof. Gyampo said the new regions would not guarantee development.
He described it as a mere “political luxury” that can be shelved.
“When I weigh the case for and the case against… there are other basic and fundamental things that we can do to deliver development to the doorsteps of the people,” he argued.
The Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak, has explained that his attempt to hold the Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong accountable for purportedly insulting Parliament is not personal.