It costs $100m to run for president in Ghana – CODEO estimates

It costs 0m to run for president in Ghana – CODEO estimates

The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has said the Electoral Commission, political parties and other stakeholders must work together to address the increasing cost of contesting to be elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) or President. “It is believed that a presidential election can cost as much as $100 million while that of MPs is around GHS 3-4 million”, CODEO said in a post-election review communiqué. It said “while this is not sustainable, it can, in some instances, protect and promote illicit activities”.  Read the full communiqué below: FOR…

Government to implement US$200million Jobs and Skills Programme

Government to implement US0million Jobs and Skills Programme

Government is fast tracking the implementation of the US$200million Jobs and Skills Programme to enhance job creation significantly. The intervention is designed to facilitate new and expanded private sector businesses to employ many more people. Mr Ken Ofori Atta, the Minister of Finance at the Minister’s Press Briefing, said, “this we believe is a more sustainable way to rebuild this economy instead of expanding Government employment schemes.” He said government was rolling over eight additional interventions, starting this May, 2021 under the Ghana CARES “Obataanpa” programme. These interventions are in…

Government has more to do for citizens to fix themselves – Sarkodie

Government has more to do for citizens to fix themselves – Sarkodie

Multiple award-winning rapper Sarkodie says he has always supported calls for the country to be fixed since the beginning of his career. The hashtag #FixtheCountry had been trending on social media creating a huge backlash over the past days with other users stating the need for citizens to fix themselves. But Sarkodie who is known to be a huge supporter of the current government has added his voice to the #FixtheCountry agenda with a long social media post. He wrote on Twitter: “I’ve always supported the #FixtheCountry agenda since the…

It will cost government US$10 billion to fix all roads in Ghana – Ofori-Atta

It will cost government US billion to fix all roads in Ghana – Ofori-Atta

The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, has estimated that it will cost government US$10 billion to fix all dilapidated roads in Ghana. The Minister said this when responding to a question from the media on Sunday, during the Minister’s press briefing. The question was relevant following agitations by the #Fixthecountry. campaigners calling the government to fix the country’s bad road network. The Minister recounted some of the social intervention services provided Ghanaians, especially the vulnerable during the COVID-19 lockdown including provision of free electricity to one million lifeline consumers, supply…

Video: Fix the system, the system will fix the people – A Plus to Gov’t

Video: Fix the system, the system will fix the people – A Plus to Gov’t

Social and political commentator, Kwame Asare Obeng popularly known as A -Plus has admonished the government that fixing the country eventually fixes the attitudes of the citizens. Speaking in an interview with Sammy Kay on the Go online show, Kwame A-Plus sided with some unhappy Ghanaians who are venting their displeasure over what they describe as a failure on the part of successive governments to improve the living standards of the citizenry hence the clarion call for Fix the Country campaign currently going on social media. According to the founder…

Involve chiefs in fight against galamsey – Otumfuo to government

Involve chiefs in fight against galamsey – Otumfuo to government

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II is urging the government to ensure greater involvement of chiefs in the fight against illegal mining. He says the seeming neglect of chiefs in the fight may have resulted in its failure in the past hence the need to do things differently. Speaking at the Manhyia Palace after some officials of the Minerals Commissions called on him, the Asantehene says chiefs must be made to play a role in the fight against galamsey. He said chiefs must also be involved in the process of…

Video: You’re mentally not okay if you have a problem with the Fix the Country campaign – Efia Odo jabs critics

Video: You’re mentally not okay if you have a problem with the Fix the Country campaign – Efia Odo jabs critics

Ghanaian socialite and actress, Efia Odo has lashed out at people having problems with the “Fix the Country” campaign currently going on social media. In a video sighted by sammykaymedia.com, the outspoken actress asserted that those having problem with the “Fix the Country” are probably not mentally okay. Also read: “They use us to get votes and throw us away like a used condom” – Afia jabs Ghanaian politicians Video: I’ve always had a big ass before i went for my butt enhancement surgery – Moesha Buduong She queried that…

“He’s a big hypocrite” – Ghanaians criticize rapper Sarkodie for remaining silent about the ills of the NPP government

“He’s a big hypocrite” – Ghanaians criticize rapper Sarkodie for remaining silent about the ills of the NPP government

Rapper Sarkodie is at the receiving end of the heat that has erupted following a social media campaign dubbed “Fix The Country.” This campaign is a social tool many Ghanaians are using as an outlet to vent their frustration over the ills of the NPP government and why Ghana as a nation deserves better. With the likes of Twene Jonas becoming overnight celebrities following his constant show of displeasure at the state of affairs of the nation, many Ghanaians, predominantly youth, believe the time to rise in NOW! Well, why…

Pardon Akuapem Poloo – Sammy Gyamfi to Akufo-Addo

Pardon Akuapem Poloo – Sammy Gyamfi to Akufo-Addo

The National Communication Officer of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Sammy Gyamfi, has pleaded with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to grant actress Akuapem Poloo pardon on her 90-day jail sentence. In his view, the sentence given to Akuapem Poloo is “very harsh and high-handed”. An Accra Circuit Court sentenced the social media sensation for the publication of a nude picture with her son.   She posted the picture on Instagram in June last year on the occasion of the boy’s seventh birthday. Poloo appeared in court on…

Govt to spend GHS 521 million on upcoming population and housing census

Govt to spend GHS 521 million on upcoming population and housing census

Ghana is expected to spend five hundred and twenty-one million cedis (GHS 521 million) on its 2021 population and housing census. According to Mr Emmanuel G. Osei, the Head of Census Secretariat, the amount is unique because it will be done technologically and tablets have been acquired for enumerators and supervisors. The amount includes the payment of enumerators, purchasing of logistics, fieldwork cost, and training of members to facilitate the effectiveness and efficiency of the census. According to the Head of Census Secretariat, the enumeration process required logistics to enable the…