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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.” 

 

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.

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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.

Mahama is my choice - Mzbel

As the political season gets intense, a new endorsement for incumbent John Mahama has popped up from the quarters of sensual singer Mzbel real name Belinda Nana Ekua Amoah.

Election to be held on December 7 after MPs vote

The Electoral Commission’s (EC) hope of organising this year’s presidential and parliamentary elections on November 7 has been dashed thanks to a vote in parliament on Thursday.

Abuga Pele defeated in NDC primary, ready to stand as independent candidate

Implying bias on the part of national and regional executives against him in the Chiana-Paga party primary, former Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA) Coordinator Abuga Pele says heeding the call of the people he shall stand as an independent candidate.

3 years on Woyome money not in, Prez says hands are tied

You would be forgiven to have thought businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome has paid to the state GH¢51m as directed by Ghana’s Apex court but three years on the man has defied all the odds and has still not made good his debt.

Ruling on Paul Afoko’s suspension to be given on July 26

Suspended chairman Paul Afoko shall know his fate on July 26, 2016 when judgement is pronounced on the case involving his suspension as the National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) after oral submissions were heard in court and parties involved asked to submit written addresses simultaneously within seven days.

No MP will be named minister in my govt - Nduom

Progressive People’s Party (PPP) presidential candidate, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom has stated that he will not appoint any member of parliament as a minister if he becomes president.

Owusu Bempah asked not to use Nana Addo’s name for votes

The NPP’s parliamentary candidate for the Asante Akyem North constituency has expressed displeasure at Ernest Owusu Bempah’s supposed use of posters online with inscription ‘Owusu-Bempah nie, Nana Addo nie’ to court for votes since he is not an NPP candidate.

Alistair blames ‘Kpokpogbligbli’ disease for comments against justices

It was humorous as much as it was sad when Alistair Nelson, who stands accused of issuing death threats against justices of the Supreme Court, submitted to her ladyship Sophia Akuffo perhaps in a bid to solicit sympathy that he suffers from ‘Kpokpogbligbli’, a reportedly unknown disease that possesses a person’s frame and controls his actions.

Prez Mahama in Kigali for AU Summit

President John Dramani Mahama is currently in Kigali, Rwanda, for the 27th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government.