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AKUFO-ADDO VISITS REGISTRATION CENTRES IN CENTRAL REGION


After touring the Greater Accra Region on Monday to monitor the ongoing limited voter registration exercise, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday continued the monitoring exercise by visiting a few constituencies in the Central Region.

The brief tour of the Central Region saw Nana Akufo-Addo visit five registration centres in the Awutu Senya East, Gomoa East and Mfantseman constituencies.

At the Odupong-Kpehe/Kasoa Urban Council registration centre, located in Kasoa in the Awutu Senya East Constituency, polling agents of the New Patriotic Party told Akufo-Addo that the registration exercise had so far been smooth. According to them, 87 voters were registered on Monday, whilst 55 were registered on TuesdayContinue reading

WESTERN REGION BACKS YB FOR GENERAL SECRETARY


Yaw Buaben Asamoah, an aspirant for the General Secretary position of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has vigorously been campaigning in the Western Region in the past week. His campaign received very positive reaction from delegates he met in the constituencies including Bibiani Ahweaso, Bekwai, Bodi, Takoradi, Kwesimintim, Ahanta West, Wassa West, Juaboso, Sefwi Wiawso, Bibiani and Suaman.

YB, as he is affectionately called, held very successful meetings with the delegates who agreed that 2016 is going to be tough and that the Party is in dire need of leaders who understand the stakes in the 2016 general elections. The delegates stressed that the new leadership of the Party should be ready to give the Party that unifying factor that won them the elections in 2000 and 2004.

Mr. Buaben Asamoah, whose campaign theme (Unity To Protect The Ballot) has found favour amongst delegates around the country, urged the delegates from Western Region to subject the candidates who come to them to crucial and critical scrutiny. He tasked them to check their backgrounds when they come to them for votes.

The selection of candidates, he added, must exude confidence and selflessness in order to ensure unity and stability in the NPP. YB stressed that the time had come for the party to avoid divisions that tear it apart anytime there is an internal competition.

He told the delegates that the NPP was for all of its members and not a section of people. He encouraged the delegates to make massive contribution to ensure the Party’s victory in 2016 by electing the right executives for the job.

The delegates thanked Mr. Buaben Asamoah and expressed satisfaction with his message. The delegates further assured YB of their support and wished him well in his campaign.

The decision of the legal luminary to contest the position of General Secretary has received a lot of applause from the rank and file of the Party with the latest being an open letter endorsement from Hon. Daniel Dugan, a former Deputy Minister under the erstwhile Kufuor Administration. According to Hon. Dugan, YB is a good communicator who is on top of issues, not arrogant and can unite all the various levels of the party membership.

Massive endorsement for Kwabena as he completes tour of the North


A former presidential spokesperson and Press Secretary to the President has successfully completed his tour of the Northern Sector of Ghana. Mr. Agyepong who is aspiring to be the General Secretary of the NPP, has called on members of the party to remain united and focused on the 2016 elections.

Speaking to delegates in all the 57 constituencies in the Upper West, Upper East and Northern Region, Kwabena Agyepong assured them of his desire to work closely with them to reclaim the North as, “it has been the bed rock of our foundation”.

Kwabena Agyepong and his team took time to assess the state of the party in each constituency he visited and to know at firsthand, the challenges facing the party and how collectively, it can be solved to ensure a resounding victory for the NPP come 2016. Continue reading

PRESIDENT MAHAMA MUST COME CLEAN ON HIS POSITION ON FIRSTRAND TAKEOVER OF MERCHANT BANK


Last week, the New Patriotic Party raised pertinent issues concerning a potential threat to the pension funds of workers held by SSNIT. As has by now been revealed, a negotiated takeover of Merchant Bank Ghana Ltd, which SSNIT is a 98% shareholder, includes an unacceptable provision that SSNIT takes over the bad debt portfolio of the bank, estimated to be some GH¢160 million of the bank’s GH¢330 million worth of advances to its customers, owed by only five customers.

Whilst the NPP believes that the intense national debate surrounding the revelations should lead to a change of heart on the part of the Government of Ghana and Merchant Bank, we are very disturbed that, in spite of the anxiety that this deal is causing Ghanaian workers and pensioners, the President of the Republic and the Board of the Directors of Merchant Bank have not come out clearly to explain the facts to the public. Continue reading

SPECIALISTS IN LIES AND PROPAGANDA SHOULDN’T BE MANAGING OUR ECONOMY – BAWUMIA


Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has bemoaned the current government’s focus on gaining propaganda value in the management of the economy instead of taking real steps to fix the economy and make life better for the ordinary Ghanaian.

Dr. Bawumia made the comments during an interaction with the media in Tamale as part of activities rounding up his seventeen (17) day tour of the Northern Region which has been described as very successful.

Responding to a question from Mohammed Boderigbin, Northern Regional Correspondent of the Ghanaian Observer, on his criticisms on the management of the economy, Dr. Bawumia said, “We talk about the economy because Ghanaians are suffering under what can be described as a basic mismanagement of the economy. Continue reading

BURKINA FASO PROVIDES A VALUABLE LESSON FOR BOOSTING AGRICULTURE IN THE NORTH – BAWUMIA


Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the 2012 vice presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, has noted that it would be important for Ghana to learn significant lessons from neighboring Burkina Faso on transforming and boosting our agriculture, particularly in Northern Ghana, and pledged that the Nana Akufo-Addo administration would aggressively focus on agriculture in the North, with the ultimate aim of making Northern Ghana the bread basket for Ghana and the sub-region.

Dr. Bawumia made the comments while touring the Saboba constituency on Thursday. Speaking in Sambule, Dr. Bawumia said, “There is no reason why the North as a whole should not become the bread basket of west Africa as whole. Irrigation facilities, making sure that fertilizers are available, making sure that tractors are available and seeing to it that our roads are in very good shape would be critical in realizing this vision and a Nana Akufo-Addo administration is committed to implementing policies that would transform agriculture holistically.” Continue reading

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