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Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo this afternoon paid a courtesy call on the Paramount Chief of Osu Traditional Area, Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, at the Osu Palace.

Accompanied by Sheikh I.C. Quaye, former Greater Accra Regional Chairman; Prof. Mike Oquaye, former 2nd Deputy Speaker of Parliament; Stanley Adjiri Blankson, former Accra Metropolitan Authority boss; Ishmael Ashitey, Nana Addo’s call on the Osu Mantse forms part of a series stakeholder meetings he has undertaken since he arrived in Ghana.

Presenting four bottles of schnapps and an undisclosed sum of money to the Osu Mantse, Nana Akufo-Addo explained to the Osu Mantse that the purpose of his call was to announce formally his arrival into the country after taking a brief break from active politics. Continue reading


Polls: Reviewing Mahama’s First Year

As the year draws to a close we have decided to run a few polls to find out how Ghanaians view the first year of President Mahama and his administration. There are three questions in these polls and we encourage you to vote on each poll. After voting, we encourage you to share the polls with others so that they can also vote. Polls close at midday on 31 December 2013.

1. What kind of government is the Mahama Administration? Vote here…

2. Which of the following campaign promises has the Mahama Administration delivered in its first year? Vote here…

3. How satisfied are you with the Mahama administration? Vote here…

We thank you for participating.

Ghanaians Have A Very Short Memory – Mahama

President John Mahama says “Ghanaians have very short memory,” which makes them easily forget about the achievements made by his administration.

The President, in jest, told a congregation in Accra at the inauguration of the Revival Restoration Centre of the Assemblies of God Church at Roman Ridge, Accra, on Saturday that Ghanaians easily forget how far, how much progress has been made in the country vis-à-vis their present circumstances.

Using the energy crisis that hit the country this year to buttress his point, Mahama said: “The energy crisis is solved. We don’t remember the darkness we were in and so we’ve put that behind us and we’re looking at what the other challenges are”.

According to him, while the crisis persisted, Ghanaians were constantly on his case and ridiculed him by creatively replacing the traditional way of greeting with a coined phrase (“y3 ma mu dumsor ooo”) that elicited a response (“yaa Mahama”) that directly blamed him for the crisis.

The Akan phrase, “y3 ma mu dumsor ooo” can loosely be translated as “have an erratic-power-supply-filled day” and the response “yaa Mahama” loosely means “by courtesy of Mahama”.

President Mahama said it is important for Ghanaians to appreciate how far the country has come as far as addressing development issues is concerned.

He said despite the difficulties of his first year in office, he was nonetheless grateful to Ghanaians for standing by him.

“…I want to use this opportunity to thank all Ghanaians for the cooperation we’ve had in a very challenging year. We’ve had strikes, we’ve had problems with the economy; the deficit, and above all, we’ve had an election petition for almost eight months of the year; the economy slowed because everybody was focused on what was happening in the Supreme Court, but God in his faithfulness has seen us through all these”.

Akufo-Addo Takes Over Accra

The capital city and its business districts were taken over today by the 2012 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, as he continues his “hope restoration” tour of the Greater Accra region.

On Monday when the NPP flagbearer toured the Klottey Korle constituency, the crowds were uncontrollable, with scores of people receiving the NPP leader with a lot of excitement and enthusiasm. Continue reading


The 2012 Vice Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, will on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, deliver the 5th edition of the Ferdinand Ayim Memorial Lectures.

Dr Bawumia will speak on the topic “The State of our Economy”. The venue for this lecture is the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the time is 6pm.

Former President of the Republic of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor, will be the Chairman for the occasion. Continue reading


The popular Malata Market and its environs Friday afternoon came to a standstill when Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, running mate to Nana Akufo-Addo for the December 2012 elections, hit the market to interact with the market women and also to seek the prayers and support of various groups in the area.

Accompanied by his wife, Samira, former Greater Accra Regional Minister, Sheik I C Quaye, National Youth Organizer of the NPP, Anthony Karbo and former National Women’s Organizer of the NPP, Madam Rita Asobayere, Dr. Bawumia first called on the chief and elders of the Hausa Community in Malata to seek their prayers and support for the upcoming Campaign and Elections. Continue reading

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