In the current Parliament, the eighth under the Fourth Republic, a number of high-profile MPs have already announced that they will not contest to return to the House when the ninth Parliament is convened in 2025. Two of them are in the current leadership of Parliament, while the other two are known to be bigwigs in their respective parties. Cletus Avoka, Zebilla MPCletus Apul Avoka, Member of Parliament for Zebilla, announced that he will not be contesting the Zebilla seat in 2024. He would have served for 24 years as an MP by the time the current Parliament ends, representing a number of constituencies. James Klutse Avedzi, Ketu NorthThe Member of Parliament for Ketu North, James Klutse Avedzi, is reportedly on his way out of Parliament ahead of the 2024 elections.
January 16, 2023 18:39 UTC
General News of Monday, 16 January 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comFormer president John Dramani Mahama and his wife Lordina have melted hearts of Ghanaians with a video that captures them playing the role of grandparents. John Mahama shared a video as he cuddled his granddaughter Alyazia Frema Mahama. Alyazia Frema Mahama is the child of Mahama’s first son Shafik and his wife, Asma. Shafik Mahama got married in 2020 to his long-time girlfriend, Asma, from AlgeriaIn the video, Mahama was captured with Alyazia Frema Mahama who was comfortably clutched to Mahama’s chest. His wife, Lordina Mahama also joined to feed her grandchild.
January 16, 2023 13:24 UTC
Martin Kpebu, a private legal practitioner and fierce critic of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has disclosed that he voted for the president in 2016 and does not regret his decision. Known for his unrestrained and harsh criticism of the President, Martin Kpebu said he voted for then-candidate Akufo Addo in 2016 because he did not want then-President John Dramani Mahama to have a second term in office. Though he continues to pass a bad verdict on the leadership style of president Nana Akufo-Addo, he believes voting for him to be president has exposed his bad qualities as a leader. Speaking on TV3’s Key Points monitored by MyNewsGh.com, he said “I’m somebody that voted for Nana. I was in favor of Nana coming in 2016 because I didn’t want JM to get a second term.
January 16, 2023 10:27 UTC
General News of Sunday, 15 January 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comIn recent years, Ghana has seen a growing number of young people entering the political arena and attaining key positions in government. In this article, GhanaWeb takes a look at some of the young Ghanaians who have attained key positions in politics before turning 30 years and in their early 30's. He was the youngest deputy minister in the history of Ghana at that time. He also served as the deputy minister for Information and Media Relations from 2013- 2014. These young politicians have demonstrated that age should not be a barrier to achieving success in the political sphere.
January 15, 2023 17:35 UTC
However over the past few decades, several African countries have strived to achieve accelerated growth through various policy pursuits. Ghana’s multi-party democracy albeit dominated by two main political parties puts the country ahead of several African countries. SecurityThere have been several activities and incidents within the African continent posing threats to the security of countries. Compared to common crimes such as pickpocketing and petty theft witnessed in Ghana, other African countries ranking low on the GPI suffer crimes such as terrorism and armed robbery. With about 85.9% access to power supply, Ghana ranks 6th across the continent with an electricity mix dominated by hydropower energy, thermal energy and gas.
January 15, 2023 12:28 UTC
“The ‘Agenda 111’ hospitals promise is in its 4th year, yet not a single hospital has been completed to support quality health care delivery. Enough of the slogans, ” John Dramani Mahama wrote on his Twitter page. Reacting to this, some netizens have described Mahama's comment on the Agenda 111 project as false. How did the 'Agenda 111' hospitals promise get to its 4th year? Tagoe (@royaltcafe2012) January 14, 2023Dear JMThis is one of the agenda 111 hospital constructiona ongoing at the Eastern Regional Hospital in Koforidua.
January 15, 2023 12:15 UTC
Entertainment of Saturday, 14 January 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comA young woman from Ghana has been confirmed dead after reportedly being burnt during an explosion that happened at Afrochella on December 20, 2022. The woman's death had been rumoured on several social media sites, but it wasn't verified until Friday, January 13, 2023, by the organizers of Afrochella. In a statement released by the organisers, they disclosed that it was indeed true the young lady had died. They also indicated that they had since met with her family to extend their support and condolences. “Since the incident, we've met with the family to express our sincere condolences and extend our support,” they said.
January 14, 2023 20:54 UTC
According to the military, the 21-year-old soldier, Pvt. Abdul-Nafsu Latifu was killed in an “altercation with another soldier” at the Alabama Army post, Fort Rucker, where he was training to become an Army air traffic control operator. Preliminary comments from Jimmie Cummings, a Fort Rucker Public Information Officer, only speak to events surrounding the hospitalisation of the deceased following injuries sustained during the supposed altercation. A follow-up statement issued by the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker said no formal charges have been filed, but Army Criminal Investigation Division agents are probing the incident. Maj. Gen. Michael McCurry, the commander of Fort Rucker stated, “On behalf of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker, I extend our deepest condolences to Pvt.
January 14, 2023 20:04 UTC
He described the resignations as a case of deserting ship and likened the government to a boat heading for disaster. It must be a relief for those deserting the ship, but it's so late. In the part of the NDC, Mahama is seen as a frontrunner as he seeks a third successive bid as candidate. It must be a relief for those deserting the ship, but it's so late. They’ll try hard not to be part of the mess we are in, but let’s not forget the parts they all played.
January 14, 2023 19:01 UTC
General News of Friday, 13 January 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comThe Ghana Education Service (GES) has rescinded its decision to sack 8 Chiana Senior High School (SHS) students, who were captured in a viral video insulting President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. It added that the eight female students are to report to the headmistress of the school for further instructions. The order by the GES comes after President Akufo-Addo's intervention. Consequently, the Ghana Education Service, in a statement dated Wednesday, January 11, 2022, approved the dismissal of the eight students after it was recommended by their school. Portions of a statement by GES read, “Management of Ghana Education Service (GES) has given approval for the dismissal of eight students with immediate effect to serve as deterrence to other students”.
January 14, 2023 15:36 UTC
General News of Friday, 13 January 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comVeteran lawyer Moses Foh-Amoaning has been fined GHC 2,000 by an Accra High Court for practicing without a license. Foh-Amoaning represented himself when he was subpoenaed by the court as a witness in the case involving one Jude Osei and Kantanka Automobile Company Limited and Kwadwo Safo Jnr. After almost a year, Jude Osei was able to gain 30,000 retweets. He subsequently sent a message to Kantanka for his reward but around the time he asked for his car, Kantanka automobile issued a disclaimer that the general public should treat any tweet offering Kantanka Mensa for 30,000 retweets as a hoax. Jude Osie raised concerns as to why the company was silent and never issued a disclaimer for almost a year and only announced it after he had gained over 30,000 retweets.
January 14, 2023 11:50 UTC
Sports News of Friday, 13 January 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comEnglish Premier League champions, Manchester City, have released a statement about their defender Benjamin Mendy after he was found not guilty of six counts of rape and one count of sexual assault. The French international has been battling rape and sexual assault cases at Chester Crown Court in the UK for the past three years. However, the player according to a report from the BBC was found not guilty of six counts of rape and one count of sexual assault at Chester Crown Court. Mendy was cleared of the rape charges allegedly committed against four women and the sexual assault against another woman, with all not-guilty verdicts unanimous. Manchester City have reacted to the latest development in the case of their player, saying "Manchester City FC notes the verdict from Chester Crown Court today, where a jury has found Benjamin Mendy not guilty of seven charges."
January 14, 2023 08:05 UTC
According to Mr. Adorye, who is an avid supporter of Mr. Kyerematen’s bid for the NPP’s flagbearer, Mr. Kyerematen, who recently announced his resignation from the government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, performed well, while the same cannot be said about the vice president. Let me draw your attention to this, in 2016, President Akufo-Addo, before we would go into the election made us aware of the work Dr. Bawumia was going to do. He said the reason he brought him [Dr. Bawumia to be his running mate] was that he was at the Bank of Ghana and was integral in the redenomination of the cedi during J. That was why he brought him: to come and ensure our economy becomes strong and also ensure our cedi, which had depreciated, will appreciate. While Vice President Bawumia has yet to officially announce his bid, he is deemed one of the leading contenders in the race to elect a flagbearer for the NPP.
January 13, 2023 23:45 UTC
Former President John Dramani Mahama has taken a swipe at the government for “lying” to bondholders. According to him, the government lied to individual bondholders when it announced the debt exchange program and assured that individual bondholders were exempted from the programme. But on December 24, 2022, the government said individual bondholders will be affected by the programme. John Mahama also stated that the government has badly managed the economy, while pushing more Ghanaians into poverty. Gov't lies to individual bondholders; forces a haircut, and plunging more people into poverty!
January 13, 2023 18:55 UTC
National Communication Officer of the National Democratic Congress, Sammy Gyamfi, has said that looking at the arrangements for bondholders included in government’s Domestic Debt Exchange programme (DDE), many would have died before they get their monies. 2024, 2025, you are getting nothing,” he added. Last year, the government, through the Ministry of Finance, announced a debt exchange programme, dubbed the Domestic Debt Exchange (DDE) programme. In other words, the government is swapping the agreement (the time and the promised interest) it had with the bondholder with a new one (new interest (s) and/or new duration(s)), hence the name, debt exchange. Many have kicked against it and have vowed to head to court should government insists on including individual bond holders.
January 13, 2023 16:29 UTC