The retained Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako, has called for unity amongst elected executives at the just-ended regional delegates’ conference which was held in the Ejura/Sekyedumase Constituency.
The Majority Leader and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, has rejected suggestions from the Minority that the recent investigation launched into the alleged payment of double salaries to some officials of the Mahama administration is an act of political witch hunt.
The Criminal Investigations Department (CID), over the past week, has lined up some members of the minority to assist with investigations into the matter.
Some National Democratic Congress (NDC) supporters in the Okaikoi North Constituency in the Greater Accra Region have threatened to place an injunction on the branch elections over a disqualification regulation.
Rexford Amegbor said they would resist any attempt to disqualify candidates based on rules and regulations that were not specified in the branch election guidelines and the NDC Constitution.
New Patriotic Party (NPP) chairman aspirant, Mr. Stephen Ntim says he is a clear favourite to win the June elections.
He says virtually all polls emerging on the up-coming elections give him an overwhelming endorsement over his challengers and believes delegates will elect him.
The two-member bi-partisan committee set up by Parliament to investigate allegations of double payment of emoluments to some Members of Parliament (MP) and Ministers of the erstwhile Mahama administration is set to commence its work.
Businessman Mr Ibrahim Mahama has indicated he has no fears that the Special Prosecutor, Mr Martin Amidu will come after him for possible prosecution contrary to what his critics have been peddling.
As a brother of former President John Mahama, his critics have alleged he acquired a large chunk of his wealth through government contracts given to him during President Mahama’s tenure.
The Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, has downplayed suggestions that he is yet to be allocated an office to begin his work.
Days after the former Attorney General and Minister of Justice was unanimously approved by Parliament, Social media was rife with reports that Mr. is yet to be given an office.
Speaking to Starr News Thursday, Mr. Amidu said he is fully focussed on his job adding that he is working from his official office.
At least three former government officials have been cautioned with a charge of stealing and are to reappear before the Police Criminal Investigations, on May 14.
Controversial Youth Organizer of the New Patriotic Party in the Brong Ahafo Region, Abronye DC has said President Akufo-Addo will serve for 8 years.
He said Nana will win the next elections in 2020 and serve till 2024.
President of IMANI Ghana Franklin Cudjoe has described the Development Authorities’ appointments recently announced by President Akufo-Addo as “job for the boys”.
The three Development Authorities – Coastal Development Authority, Middle Belt Development Authority, Northern Development Authority – are tasked with the implementation of the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP) – the Programme which will ensure the disbursement of the equivalent of $1 million per constituency per year, in fulfillment of President Akufo-Addo’s 2016 campaign pledge.
A statement from the presidency announced the appointments on Saturday, April 14.
The Deputy Greater Accra Regional Minister, Mrs Elizabeth Sackey, has appealed to public sector workers to put the country first before the party they belong to.
She observed that one thing that was dragging the country back was the partisan attitude some people adopted towards work.
She stressed that Ghanaians should have the country at heart in whatever task they performed and not the party they belonged to because “when elections are over, Ghana is what every worker should consider.”
Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama, says President Akufo-Addo deserves commendation for initiating the process that would lead to the election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) on partisan basis.
“Let’s be realistic, very few persons would be willing give away the power to appoint and to have direct influence on local governance. The President is giving away his power to appoint more than 200 MMDCEs,” she said.
Hajia Alima Mahama, who interacting with participants at the second Regional sensitization workshop on the first time election of MMDCES in Ghana held in Ho, the Volta Regional Capital, said, “the President is giving power back to the people. In fact, he is guided by the fact that real power belongs to people.”