Mahama insists on second round in closing address to Supreme Court

Mahama insists on second round in closing address to Supreme Court

The Petitioner in the ongoing 2020 election Petition trial John Dramani Mahama says a run-off is required since no candidate in the December 7 polls obtained 50 per cent valid votes cast. The case of the Petitioner is simply that, in addition to fundamental constitutional infractions committed by the Electoral Commission chairperson, who was the returning officer of the Presidential Election, the figures announced in the declaration she herself made on December 9, 2020, no candidate got more than 50 per cent of the valid votes cast and, as a…

Mahama’s petition bogus — Akufo-Addo

Mahama’s petition bogus — Akufo-Addo

Lawyers for President Akufo-Addo have prayed the Supreme Court to dismiss the Petitioner’s case as it discloses no reasonable cause of action. President Nana Addo said “our submission is that the petition is frivolous and discloses no reasonable cause of action remains unshaken, notwithstanding the evidence led in aid of the Petition. In fact, the woeful performance of the Petitioner’s witnesses during their respective cross-examination has further buttressed our position that the instant Petition with all due respect, ought not to have proceeded to trial.” In the second respondent’s closing…

Homosexuality is ‘evil’, it’s a threat to Ghana – Clergy descend on EU over LGBTQI

Homosexuality is ‘evil’, it’s a threat to Ghana – Clergy descend on EU over LGBTQI

The Concerned Clergy Association of Ghana has said the support of the European Union in Ghana for the LGBTQI community in Ghana is an evil attempt to legalise a practice that threatens the youth and the family system of the country, adding that it is the promotion of evil under the guise of protecting their human rights. In a statement signed by the President of the association, Benny Wood, the opening of an office for the LGBTQI community with the active support of the European Union and the Union’s pledge…

President Akufo-Addo re-elected ECOWAS Chairman

President Akufo-Addo re-elected ECOWAS Chairman

Ghana President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been re-elected for a second term as Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Heads of States of the Authority at its extraordinary session held on February 2, 2021, via Videoconference decided by general consensus that President Akufo-Addo will continue as ECOWAS Chairman for one more year. An ECOWAS communique issued at the end of the conference said President Akufo-Addo is to oversee the implementation of institutional reforms relating to enhanced…

COVID-induced male impotence worry for all ‘stakeholders’; ‘mask-up else we demand COVID test before committing’ – Ursula warns men

COVID-induced male impotence worry for all ‘stakeholders’; ‘mask-up else we demand COVID test before committing’ – Ursula warns men

Communication Minister-designate, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has said the revelation that COVID-19 causes impotence in male survivors, is not only a problem for the victims but a worry for all “stakeholders”. She has, thus, warned men to mask-up to keep safe or “we may demand negative test results before we commit”. “Push us not and mask up”, she warned, adding: “Save your life and that of the stakeholder(s)”. Within the last two weeks, COVID-19 has killed 64 people in Ghana, President Nana Akufo-Addo revealed in his 23rd national address to the…

I’m resolute about my Menzgold position until Akufo-Addo pays locked up cash – ‘Stubborn’ Bulldog insists

I’m resolute about my Menzgold position until Akufo-Addo pays locked up cash – ‘Stubborn’ Bulldog insists

Artiste Manager Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson popularly known as Bulldog has said that his position on locked up funds of MenzGold clients remains unchanged. According to him, until the President of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo pays locked up cash of clients of the gold dealership company, he will continue to be critical of him. To Bulldog, the government indicated that it was cleaning up the system in order to protect clients and therefore there is the need for clients whose cash have been locked down will be paid. “Emotions…

GHANA IMPROVES SCORE ON 2020 CORRUPTION PERCEPTION INDEX

GHANA IMPROVES SCORE ON 2020 CORRUPTION PERCEPTION INDEX

In a Transparency International (TI) 2020 CPI report published today, Ghana scored 43 out of 100 points, improving on its 2019 ranking by five places. In 2019 and 2018, Ghana was ranked 80th (with 41 points) and 78th respectively out of 180 countries and territories. Sub-Saharan Africa ranking In Africa, Seychelles maintained the highest ranking with a score of 66, followed by Botswana (60) and Cabo Verde (58). At the bottom of the index are Sudan (16), Somalia (12) and South Sudan (12). Other African countries that were ranked as…

We’ll unite to sustain your NDC legacy – Mahama to late Rawlings

We’ll unite to sustain your NDC legacy – Mahama to late Rawlings

Former President of Ghana and leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Dramani Mahama has said that it’s time for the party to close its ranks and work to guarantee unity in the political party To him, unity is what will sustain the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Jerry John Rawlings who was the founder has left behind. The NDC leader made this known in a tribute to the late former President who he describes as his boss. He said “For those of us the comrades you’ve left behind, it…

John Mahama deserves massive praise for bowing to Akufo-Addo despite court tussle – Vim Lady

John Mahama deserves massive praise for bowing to Akufo-Addo despite court tussle – Vim Lady

Broadcast Journalist with the Despite Group Afia Pokua known widely as Vim Lady has reacted to a viral photo of the former President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama bowing to Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. There is a viral photo of John Dramani Mahama bowing to Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the funeral of the late former President Jerry John Rawlings. John Mahama has received plaudits for the gesture by many on social media considering the fact that although he is challenging the results of the 2020 election, he respects the…

Rawlings goes home today

Rawlings goes home today

Former President Jerry John Rawlings will be buried today, Wednesday, 27 January 2021. This will end four days of national mourning. The former President has been lying in state for two days at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC). The pre-burial service which will take place at the Independence Square. President Nana Akufo-Addo, the Vice President, government officials, former President Mahama and Kufuor as well as the diplomatic corps are expected to be at the funeral. The funeral activities started on Sunday with a Catholic Requiem Mass at the Holy…