Who is Prof Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang?

Who is Prof Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang?

The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), former President John Dramani Mahama, has selected Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang as his running mate for the 2020 presidential elections. Who is Prof Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang? We reproduce her CV below Minister for EducationIn-office February 2013 – January 2017 President John Dramani Mahama Preceded by Lee Ocran Succeeded by Matthew Opoku Prempeh Personal details Born – November 22, 1951 (age 68)Cape Coast, Ghana Political partyNational Democratic Congress Alma mater Wesley Girls’ Senior High School University of Cape Coast York University Occupation Professor Jane…

She’s “dangerous”; Mahama “doesn’t take Ghanaians seriously” – NPP on Opoku-Agyemang pick

She’s “dangerous”; Mahama “doesn’t take Ghanaians seriously” – NPP on Opoku-Agyemang pick

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has described Prof Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, the just-named running mate to former President John Mahama, as a danger to Ghana. A few hours after the National Democratic Congress’ flag bear and the party announced Prof Opoku-Agyemang as Mr Mahama’s running mate for the 7 December 2020 polls, the NPP’s Director of Communication, Mr Yaw Buaben Asamoa, told journalists at a press conference that track record of Ghana’s first-ever female Vice-Chancellor and former Minister of Education, portends ill for the country if she ever becomes…

Until coronavirus goes, my ‘Wole Soyinka’ hairdo isn’t going – Rawlings

Until coronavirus goes, my ‘Wole Soyinka’ hairdo isn’t going – Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has vouched that until the COVID-19 pandemic goes, his Wole Soyinka-like hairdo will not go. “I wanted to provide evidence that I was also hibernating and I have decided until it [COVID-19] goes, this hair won’t go”, Mr Rawlings told Accra-based Asaase. “As soon as it [COVID-19] goes, yes [my hair will also go],” Mr Rawlings told Kweku Sakyi-Addo in an interview. When he recently addressed the June 4 Uprising anniversary in Accra, the former military leader joked: “For those of you who are wondering about this…

Mahama unveils running mate today; Prof Naana Opoku-Agyemang, Nii Moi Thompson in pole position

Mahama unveils running mate today; Prof Naana Opoku-Agyemang, Nii Moi Thompson in pole position

The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), former President John Dramani Mahama, is expected to officially unveil his running mate for the 2020 presidential elections today [July 6, 2020]. When the National Executive Committee (NEC) meets today at 11 am, Mr Mahama is expected to present either former Education Minister, Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, a former Director-General of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), Dr Isaac Bannerman Nii Moi Thompson, a former Minister of Health and Deputy Campaign Manager for the 2020 elections, Mr Alex Segbefia or a former…

I blocked my father because he’s NPP – Mzbel

I blocked my father because he’s NPP – Mzbel

Musician, Mzbel born Belinda Nana Ekua Amoah has said she she blocked her father on Whatsapp because he’s a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). According to her, her father asked that she stops sending her broadcast messages of the NDC’s achievements and plans for Ghana if they are voted to power on December 7. This was so because he was not enthused about the messages and warned her to stop sending him such messages because he hates them. Mzbel shocked by her father’s position said if she will…

Akufo-Addo grants amnesty to 794 prisoners

Akufo-Addo grants amnesty to 794 prisoners

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has granted amnesty to 794 deserving prisoners in a bid to mitigate the dangers posed by congestion in Ghana’s prisons, especially after the onset of the Coronavirus. This is in accordance with Article 72(1) of the 1992 Constitution, which states that the president shall have the power to grant pardons, reprieves, respites or remissions of punishment or to suspend, remit or commute the sentence of any person convicted of any offence. Convicts who were pardoned, according to a statement from the Ghana Prisons Service include 772 first offenders,…

“Be sensitive to mood of border dwellers; earn their trust to fight terrorism” – Rawlings to army patrols

“Be sensitive to mood of border dwellers; earn their trust to fight terrorism” – Rawlings to army patrols

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has urged all military personnel deployed to patrol Ghana’s borders to be sensitive to the mood of the locals there. In a statement dated 1 July 2020 in which the former military leader warned that there was a “real threat” of terrorist attacks on Ghana and her neighbours, Mr Rawlings said: “While we, undoubtedly, are nervous about the deployment of the military and other security agencies across our border areas, ordinary civilians can better guarantee their safety when we keep our ears and eyes open…

I received Sir John’s death with “great shock”, “deep sadness” – Akufo-Addo

I received Sir John’s death with “great shock”, “deep sadness” – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has said: “I received the news of the death of Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, aka Sir John, with great shock and deep sadness”. Indeed, he said, “the disbelief and grief expressed by many at the news of his death are testimony to how people, in and out of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), felt about him”. The head of the Forestry Commission died Wednesday night while in intensive care at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital for COVID-19. Paying tribute to Mr Owusu Afriyie, President Akufo-Addo described him as…

NPP’s Sir John is dead

NPP’s Sir John is dead

Former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John, has passed away. He is reported to have died on Wednesday, evening at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after a short illness. The renowned lawyer-cum-politician died after testing positive for the novel Coronavirus, GhanaWeb gathered. Sir John reportedly succumbed to complications of the disease while undergoing treatment at the ICU of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. Until his death, Sir John was the CEO of the Forestry Commission. He was appointed as the CEO of the…

You’ll pay GHS100, GHS250 for Ghana card if you want home, premium service – NIA

You’ll pay GHS100, GHS250 for Ghana card if you want home, premium service – NIA

Ghanaians who could not be captured for the Ghana card in the National Identification Authority’s mass registration exercise nationwide, will have to pay GHS100 if they want to be registered at home or in their offices, the Executive Secretary Prof Ken Attafuah has said. There is also a “premium” service delivery package that goes for GHS250. “Organisations can write to the NIA through the Executive Secretary for us to come and do institutional registration”, Prof Attafuah told Accra-based Joy FM, adding: “That is at a fee of GHS100 per person”.…