Politics

Chieftaincy institution needs reform – Akufo-Addo

President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has said the chieftaincy institution needs reform to make it more meaningful in our current governance system. He said there is still an obstacle bars the active participation of traditional authorities in the governance of the country and his administration would work closely with traditional authorities to address this concern. Nana Akufo Addo said it ...

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Parliament races against time to pass RTI bill, others

The Parliament of Ghana has come under self-inflicted pressure to sanction some key outstanding bills and agreement before it, 24 hours before it rises. Members of Parliament (MPs) are expected to pass the Right to Information (RTI) bill and give their approval to the power purchase agreement between Karpower Ghana and Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG). At a sitting Thursday ...

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CHRAJ, NCCE appointments ‘exhibit bad faith’ – NPP transition condemns

The incoming government has condemned the appointment Tuesday of Commissioner of the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) and Chairperson of National Commission for Civic Eduction (NCCE) by the outgoing administration. According to the incoming government, have been done in contravention of an earlier agreement at the Transition Committee’s meeting of December 19, 2016, that such appointments would ...

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Afoko, Agyepong, Crabbe to be reinstated in NPP

Three embattled suspended executives of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) would have their status revoked in the coming months, Joy News has gathered. Former NPP General Secretary, Ohene Ntow told Joy News President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has served a notice to the party’s National Council to have the three reinstated. “We have had our very first joint National Executive ...

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Government denies selling state assets

The government transition team has denied allegations it is selling state assets and awarding last minute contracts days before it leaves office. The spokesperson for the team, Hanna Tetteh, said every activity of the outgoing is pursuing transparency in every activity before January 7, 2016, deadline when the incoming administration takes over. “I am not aware of any contracts being ...

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Government starts handing over to Akufo-Addo’s team today

The outgoing John Mahama-led administration will Wednesday morning present its handing over notes containing details about the state of the nation to the incoming New Patriotic Party (NPP) government. The Transition Team, jointly inaugurated by President Mahama and president-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo, is expected to sit for six weeks from Wednesday. The meeting will afford the incoming government the opportunity to ...

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NPP heads to court over 5 constituencies in the Western Region

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) is contesting election results in five Constituencies in the Western Region where it lost parliamentary seats. The NPP says it is heading to court for an order to have ballot papers recounted manually or a re-run of elections in these constituencies. Speaking to Joy News’ Favour Nunoo, NPP Western Regional Secretary, Charles Bissiw, explained that ...

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Let transparency guide us – Akufo-Addo

President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo has cautioned the transition teams to allow “transparency” to guide them in all dealings. “I would entreat you, members of the respective transition teams, to let co-operation and transparency be your guiding watchwords,” Nana Akufo-Addo said at the inauguration of the Presidential Transition Teams on Sunday. He thanked outgoing president John Mahama for his cooperation so far ...

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Transition Team announced, to be inaugurated Dec 11

President John Mahama in accordance with the Presidential Transition Act 2012 (Act 845), has appointed members of his Transition team which will be inaugurated Sunday. The Team will be co-chaired by Mr Mahama and President-elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. The list of the members of the Transition Team contained in a press release by the outgoing Communication Minister, Dr Omane ...

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Bugri Naabu issues stern warning to persons attacking NDC supporters

The Northern Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Bugri Naabu has indicated he will not condone any violent attack by party supporters on members of the National Democratic Congress in the region. He has therefore warned that any member who engages in violent attacks will have him to contend with. Daniel Bugri Naabu expressed disappointment after a group of ...

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