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Montie FM and Radio Gold off-air since Montie 3 ruling

Following the sentencing of its employee Salifu Maase alias Mugabe and two panellists Alistair Tairo Nelson and Godwin Ako Gunn by the Supreme Court, two radio stations owned by the Network Broadcasting Company have temporarily been off air in solidarity with the three contemnors.

Blame Ghana's economic woes on Mahama's mismanagement - Konadu

Presidential candidate of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings has stated that the current economic woes of Ghana must be blamed on the mismanagement of the Mahama administration.

Taking her turn at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) Presidential Encounter, she said, the current government has failed in the mandate for which it was elected and does not deserve to be given another term in office.

“Diseases that had been eradicated have resurfaced all due to poor water and sanitation and incompetent governance. On our roads and highways around the country, we witness an uncountable loss of life because of sheer disregard for rules and regulations,” she said on Wednesday.

She stated that the government’s failure to create a favourable economic atmosphere had forced businesses out of the country, a situation she deemed unacceptable adding that the Mahama administration lacked the requisite ideas to create jobs and opportunities for the youth and that a change is needed to find a solution to the nation’s economic woes.

“Ghanaian businesses and foreign ones are shutting down and moving to neighbouring African countries because of lack of power, excessive rent, high taxes and sometimes a lack of requisite skilled labour.”

We cannot continue like this anymore.

According to Nana Konadu, Ghanaians cannot continue to accept the conditions they have been made to live under.

She believes an NDP government, headed by her, would ensure that the country returns to its rightful place as one of the best investment hubs on the continent. 

“We cannot continue like this anymore.  There’s no freedom when you are denied the basic opportunities to create a future of prosperity for yourself and your children. Neither is it just for a government to take up for years of our time and reward us with economic mismanagement. It’s unacceptable. Time is of essence,” she said. 

“The NDP respects and understands the urgency in immediately implementing policies that will align the Ghanaian economy  for sustainable growth so as to attract viable investments to Ghana, attract Ghanaian businesses back home for new ones to flourish.” 


SC sentence for Montie 3 is "harsh and shocking" - NDC

The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has described the four-month jail term handed Salifu Maase aka ‘Mugabe’, a radio host with Accra-based Montie FM  as “harsh and shocking.”

EC must extend re-registration period - NPP

The Ashanti regional branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has urged the Electoral Commission (EC) to extend the period of the re-registration which is part of the ongoing voters register exhibition to allow those whose names have been deleted to have enough time to re-register.

Nana Konadu ready for IEA Encounter today

Aide to the Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Ernest Owusu Bempah says Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings is ready to face the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) panel.

Naa Torshie snubs Carlos Ahenkorah in church

Attempts by Carlos Kinglsey Ahenkorah, Tema West parliamentary candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to make peace with Irene Naa Torshie Addo, the incumbent Member of Parliament for the area have yet to bear any fruits as the MP seems not to be interested.

Northern Ghana cannot let Mahama down again on Dec 7- Suhuyini

Parliamentary nominee of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Tamale North constituency, Alhassan Suhuyini has implied that voters of northern extraction must show their love for John Dramani Mahama and never allow a situation where he would not win handsomely in northern Ghana be repeated.

Bring back Afoko, Agyapong and Nana victory could be possible - Nyaho

Fresh from his honeymoon, Kwadwo Asare Baffuor Acheampong a.k.a. Kaba hosted firebrand Dr. Nyaho Nyaho Tamakloe on Tuesday where the suspended party founder posited it would be difficult to clinch victory at the polls with the current disunity in the party.

“I will be surprised if the NPP wins the December elections; it will let me think twice about politics in Ghana” he said, adding “the problem facing the NPP is unity and without unity, we should forget about winning the December elections.”

He slammed the decision to suspend elected officers Chairman Paul Afoko and General Secretary, Kwabena Agyepong over claims they could not be trusted stressing acting Chairman, Freddie Blay's diabolic agenda will cause an implosion in the party. 

Dr. Tamakloe stressed on the 'Ekosii Sen' show that Afoko and Agyepong must be reinstated to bring some sanity and invigoration to the party cause which could make a Nana victory possible, all others things being equal.


Mahama is not incompetent but intelligent - Nyaho

The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), have at the least opportunity, referred to President John Mahama and his government in general as incompetent but contrary to the party's position, founding member, Dr Nyaho Nyaho Tamakloe believes President Mahama is an intelligent young man who is very competent at his job.

Kofi Jumah convicted for causing damage to EC material

Former Member of Parliament for Asokwa Constituency in the Ashanti Region, Maxwell Kofi Jumah was on Monday fined GH¢1,200.00 by a Kumasi Circuit Court for causing unlawful damage to electoral material.