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Group campaigns for 1 million signatures to petition Mahama for Montie 3 freedom

Following the incarceration of the Montie 3 comprising Alistair Nelson, Godwin Ako Gunn and Salifu Maase alias Mugabe for four months at the Nsawam prison for threatening to kill justices of the Supreme Court, a pro NDC group ‘The Research and Advocacy Platform’ (RAP), is on a campaign to harvest one million signatures to petition president Mahama for clemency for the three.

Good news for Montie 3, NDC pays their fines

There seems to be some good news for the jailed Montie FM trio as they will not be serving additional time for defaulting the fines imposed on them by the Supreme Court.

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.