Claim: Meek Mill posed behind the presidential lectern during visit to Jubilee HoueGhanaWeb FactCheck looks into the veracity of the lectern claim. "All the visitors the President receives at the Hall where the Presidency lectern is, get access to it and are allowed to take pictures too. The "Presidency" lectern one is for guests"The President uses the one with the caption "President". The one visitors make use of has the label "THE PRESIDENCY - REPUBLIC OF GHANA" or "OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT - REPUBLIC OF GHANA." Verdict: Meek Mill did not pose behind the presidential lectern at the Jubilee House.
January 13, 2023 00:55 UTC
The founder of the National Liberation Congress, Stephen Atubiga, has lambasted the national executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), for pegging their filing fee at Five Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢500,000). He questioned how an opposition party without financial support could set a filing fee at such a high amount. According to him, the filing fee is indicative of how corrupt the party is. They have spoilt the party, and the party no longer resemble a socialist party, now the party is full of corruption and misappropriation of funds… how do you train the youth this way? Per earlier reports, party members who are interested in running for the presidential slot of the party must pay a filing fee of GH¢500,000 and a nomination fee of GH¢30,000.
January 12, 2023 18:10 UTC
Members of the Individual Bondholders Forum (IBF) have called on direct bondholders to reject and refrain from complying with the mandatory deadline imposed under government’s intended Domestic Debt Exchange Programme. The group joins a host of others seeking to reject and file class action suits against government regarding the debt exchange programme as part of the debt restructuring exercise mooted by the IMF bailout. A statement issued and signed by Convener of the Forum, Senyo Hosi, further wants indirect bondholders to inform their respective fund managers not to accept the proposed DDE programme. “In an unfortunate oppressive fashion, government has shown total disregard for the contractual rights of Individual bondholders and has made no effort to structure reasonable consultations with individual bondholders,” portions of the statement read. The IBF however urged labour unions to join in efforts aimed at rejecting the debt exchange programme toward the preservation of hard-earned savings invested by the Ghanaian public.
January 12, 2023 12:43 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 11 January 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comDr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe, a founding member of the New Patriotic Party has questioned the competence and devotion of Kennedy Agyapong as a prospective flagbearer of the party. Nyaho-Tamakloe, in a Joy News interview, disclosed his perception of Kennedy Agyapong as someone who ‘makes noise’ in the NPP. He questioned the commitment of Kennedy Agyapong, challenging him to come out and declare what he has done for the party. “I don’t know Kennedy Agyapong in the party. I know someone who makes noise in the party but I don’t know Kennedy Agyapong.
January 12, 2023 00:43 UTC
Politics of Wednesday, 11 January 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comFormer Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, formally announced his presidential bid in a 17-minute address on January 10, 2023. In the address he confirmed that he will be seeking the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) ticket at a congress set to be held later this year. One of his aides, Hopeson Adorye, reacted to his boss’ declaration in two Facebook posts. Alan tendered his resignation letter to the president on January 5, 2023. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo confirmed receipt and acceptance of same the following day and put Minister of Finance Ken Ofori-Atta in charge of the ministry.
January 11, 2023 17:34 UTC
Leading member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr Obed Yao Asamoah, has posited that former President John Dramani Mahama did nothing for the Volta Region, which is considered the stronghold of the party, when he was in power. According to him, Mahama’s failure to establish tangible development projects in the Volta Region resulted in Voltarians voting against the NDC. What exactly did Mahama do for the Volta Region? The former Attorney General added that the NDC even lost a parliamentary seat because of the poor performance of Mahama in the Volta Region. Listen to Dr Obed Asamoah’s remarks in the video below:Source: ghanaweb.comDisclaimer : Opinions expressed here are those of the writers and do not reflect those of Peacefmonline.com.
January 11, 2023 11:31 UTC
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January 11, 2023 02:13 UTC
Regional News of Tuesday, 10 January 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comThe Kintampo Constituency Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Robert Sakyi, has had his home destroyed by fire. Confirming the incident, the constituency communications officer, Matthew Atanga, said about 90% of the house was razed by the fire. The onset of the harmattan season has seen an increase in fire incidents across the country. The Eastern Regional Command of the Ghana National Fire Service has reported that it recorded 23 cases of fire outbreaks in the first week of the year. Vehicular fires were two (2), refuse dump fires (others) also two (2) and industrial fires one (1).
January 10, 2023 20:53 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 10 January 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comThe staff of Databank Group are expected to resume operations from January 10, 2023, after they were earlier directed to work remotely from home amid verbal attacks and abuse levelled against them by clients. The resumption, according to an Asaase Radio report, will take place at independent branches of the investment firm across the country. In an email and text message to clients on January 7, 2023, Databank said it “will apply a phased approach to re-opening its physical locations”. The development comes after staff of the investment bank were allegedly subjected to physical and verbal abuse from clients due to its inability to pay them their funds. The investment firm however explained that this was due to ‘liquidity challenges’ as a result of the current economic challenges in the country.
January 10, 2023 20:46 UTC
The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Fifi Kwetey, has announced that preparations for the NDC's presidential and parliamentary primaries will be finalized by the end of the week. According to a citinewsroom.com report, Fifi Kwetey spoke in an interview with Citi News saying that the national executives are still deliberating on the processes for the date. “I am not in a position to disclose that yet because the processes haven’t been completed as yet. Hopefully, we will complete them by midweek and once that is done, I will come out with a formal announcement as to exactly what is going to happen,” Fifi Kwetey said. The party, last week, refuted claims that it had set the date for primaries on May 6, 2023.
January 10, 2023 17:48 UTC
Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister of Food and Agriculture, is expected to resign from his position in the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo government. Multiple media reports suggest that the minister is expected to communicate his resignation formally to the president on Tuesday afternoon. This comes four days after Trade Minister Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen resigned from the government. Alan Kyerematen and Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto are expected to contest for the flagbearership of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP). President Akufo-Addo thanked Mr. Kyerematen for his service to his government and to the country and wished him well in his future endeavours.
January 10, 2023 16:27 UTC
Ghanaians on Twitter and Facebook especially slammed Mill for including footage shot at the presidency, Jubilee House, in a yet-to-be aired music video. The said video, initially posted on his Instagram reel has been deleted early Monday morning of January 9. He posted his apology on Twitter stating thus: "My apologies to the people if any disrespect! Social media users are incensed about what they describe as near desecration of the presidency, citing moral and security grounds. Major influencers on Twitter especially have attracted comments that are largely critical of government for allowing such sensitive areas to be filmed for a music video.
January 10, 2023 02:28 UTC
Politics of Monday, 9 January 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comA New Patriotic Party flagbearer hopeful, Boakye Agyarko, has warned the party against allowing some individuals to manipulate the party’s presidential and parliamentary primaries for their interests. In a piece titled “THE NPP TIMETABLE FOR PRIMARIES; LET US FOR ONCE STRIVE TO GET IT RIGHT” Mr Agyarko raised concerns about the handling of issues related to the selection of a date for the party’s primaries. The NPP is, later this year, expected to conduct primaries for its parliamentary and presidential candidates ahead of the 2024 presidential election. Ahead of the primaries, the likes of Mr Agyarko and other figures have expressed their interest in putting themselves up as parliamentary and presidential candidates. Meanwhile, the party is yet to announce an official date for the elections.
January 10, 2023 01:18 UTC
National Leaders of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) completed the party’s religious thanksgiving service with a visit to one of the major charismatic churches in Accra. Led by National Chairman Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, the newly-elected leaders joined the congregation at Perez Chapel International for worship on Sunday, January 8, 2023. Asiedu Nketiah, in an address, recounted how 2020 was a busy year for the party having elected over 400,000 party officers in over 47,000 elections nationwide. “On behalf of the party, we present a token of GH¢20,000 to the church as thanksgiving to the Lord for how far he has brought us. Thank you very much and may God bless us all,” Asiedu Nketiah said at the tail end of his address.
January 09, 2023 13:22 UTC
Politics of Sunday, 8 January 2023Source: www.ghanaweb.comCletus Avoka has announced he will not be contesting the Zebila seat in 2024 after serving for 24 years. According to him, his decision to bow out is to give the younger ones in his constituency the opportunity to serve. My constituents are happy stepping down in a high image even though some of them are not happy.”Cletus Avoka is one of the longest-serving members of parliament. Cletus Avoka was also the MP for Garu Tempane from 2000 to 2004. In 2024, he would have served 24 years in parliament.
January 09, 2023 03:31 UTC