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GBC News: Nana Addo slams NDC for toying with education of children

The Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party, NPP, Nana Akufo-Addo has accused the NDC of toying with the education of the children.

He said the boast by the government that it has abolished schools under trees is nothing but propaganda.

Nana Addo who was delivering his policy on education at the University of Cape Coast said the National Democratic Congress, NDC, thinks education of children is a political toy to play with.

Nana Addo said he will make a special push to get all children into school at the right age.

He said every school built in a rural area will have a teacher’s bungalow


via GBC News, , Nana Addo slams NDC for toying with education of children.


Rawlings has a point, the growth in Corruption is a major election issue, so is Ghana’s GHS28.3bn Public Debt

Former President Jerry john Rawlings has once again injected some excitement into the December elections with the issues he raised in his recent meeting with members of the Volta Regional House of Chiefs.

In our view, he was sincere about the issues he raised and the angles he took. The ruling National Democratic Congress was, until July 24, going into a general election with a leader who was, understandably, very unwell. Now, in President John Dramani Mahama, they have a leader who has, indeed, added “a spark to the governing party…” in a presidential contest which is, after all, between the two main political parties, the New Patriotic Party and the NDC.

We believe what was profound about what the former President said at that meeting was his observation on corruption. Corruption, the frightening acceleration in the debt profile of Ghana and the mad rush for loans by this NDC government are big political issues that are yet to make it to the top of the issues chart of this 2012 election.

Corruption and the national debt are threatening the future of the youth of this country and Ghana’s future, generally. Continue reading

Ghana’s Election: The Rule of Law or Rule of The Electoral Commission?

The announcement by Ghana’s Electoral Commission that it would limit registration of Ghanaians broad to only Ghanaians working at various diplomatic missions, students on government scholarship and UN service personnel to enable them vote in December 2012 general elections does not augur well and must be met with full opposition, protest and judicial restraint by all patriotic meaning Ghanaians home and abroad.

Although I recognize the hard won reputation of the electoral commission over the years in handling Ghana’s elections, it is also a fact that the EC has on some occasions been sued in court and ordered by the law courts to act differently than it originally sought to act in the dispensation of its constitutional mandate. It is hereby convincing that the commission like any other institution is fallible and not sacrosanct.  Ghana’s Electoral commission must be reminded of Article 42 of the 1992 constitutions and the Representation of the People Amendment Law, (ROPAL). Continue reading

Free SHS achievable – Former UG Vice-Chancellor | Local News

A former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Emeritus George Benneh, has stated that a free senior high school (SHS) education could be implemented in the country, provided it is backed by the needed commitment by leadership.

According to him, the most important resource for a nation’s economic development is human capital, adding, “I think that is what a free SHS policy seeks to achieve.”

He was of the belief that such a policy was going to plough back into the economy an empowered human resource base. Continue reading

NPP Will Not Eject Street Hawkers and Vendors


It has come to the notice of the NPP Campaign Office that some shameless and unscrupulous person are circulating a fake recording purported to be the voice of our Presidential Candidate, Nana Akufo Addo threatening to eject street hawkers and vendors upon winning the election this December.

We wish to emphatically state that the said recording is fake and certainly not that of Nana Akufo-Addo. No such thing will happen under the Presidency of Nana Akufo Addo.

It can never be the intention of an NPP government to throw out people who are putting in an honest day’s work to make an honest living for themselves and their families. Continue reading

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