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Akufo-Addo appoints six new envoys

The Director of State Protocol, Samuel Yao Kumah has been appointed Ghana’s Ambassador to Australia, including five other Carrier Diplomats to various countries.

Sir Sam Jonah tipped to be John Mahama’s running mate

The name of the Ghanaian business mogul and current chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, Sir Sam Jonah, has come up as a front-runner for the nomination to stand as John Dramani Mahama’s running mate in the 2024 presidential election.

NPP revises timetable for primaries; vets Presidential aspirants July 3

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) have announced the revision of its timetable for presidential and upcoming Orphan Constituencies primaries.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the party on Monday, June 12, 2023, signed by its General Secretary, Justin Kodua Frimpong.

According to the revised timetable, “Vetting of prospective presidential aspirant(s) will take place from Monday, July 3 to Thursday, July 6, 2023.

Submission of Vetting Committee’s Report to the National Council through the General Secretary will take place on Monday, July 10 2023.

Steering Committee Meeting (Publication of Vetting Report), Tuesday, July 11, 2023.

Furthermore, the statement also revealed that if there are any petitions, they will be submitted to the National Presidential Appeals Committee (NPAC) from July 12-14. The NPAC will sit from July 17-18 to hear any appeals that may arise from the vetting process.

A joint National Council and NEC Meeting will take place on July 20 for consideration of the aspirants, with the publication of the list of qualified Presidential Aspirants Friday July 21.

Balloting for positions on the ballot paper will take place on July 24, with the first Notice of Poll to be published the next day.

The National Congress by Special Electoral College (if any) will take place on August 26, with the report on the conduct of the Special Electoral College to be presented to the National Council on August 28 through the General Secretary.
Fresh Balloting of the final five Qualified candidates is scheduled for August 30, with the final Notice of Poll to be published on August 31.