VIDEO: How Bagbin reacted when Prof Ocquaye was named as Speaker in printed Inauguration brochure

VIDEO: How Bagbin reacted when Prof Ocquaye was named as Speaker in printed Inauguration brochure

The Government of Ghana faced intense embarrassment when the brochure shared to visiting dignitaries and invited guests to Ghana’s inauguration had the name of Prof Aaron Mike Ocquaye as Speaker of Parliament. A video that has emerged online showed the brochure pages captured the program outline as well the top officers of the Republic of Ghana starting from the President, Vice President, Speaker of Parliament and the Chief Justice who were all captured accurately but for the speaker. Actually, the position of Speaker of Parliament for the 8th Parliament went to Former MP…

Inviting Military to the floor of Parliament childish – Gyampo

Inviting Military to the floor of Parliament childish – Gyampo

Political Scientist, Prof Ransford Gyampo has indicated that it was childish to have invited the Military into Parliament. The Military were invited to Parliament to protect ballot paper and boxes after violence erupted in the lawmaking house. The move has been widely condemned by sections of Ghanaians who believe that the Military has no role to perform in the lawmaking house. Reacting to this, Political Science Lecturer at the University of Ghana Political Science department, Prof. Ransford Gyampo said it was childish on the part of the individual who invited…

‘I look forward to working with you’ – Biden to Akufo-Addo

‘I look forward to working with you’ – Biden to Akufo-Addo

The President-elect of the United States of America, Joe Biden, has said he looks forward to working with Ghana’s President-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo, in addressing the common problems facing Americans and Ghanaians. In a letter addressed to the Ghanaian leader, Mr Biden said: “Dear President Akufo-Addo, thank you for your kind words and well wishes”. “I’m sorry that we’ve not yet had the opportunity to connect by phone”. “It is my great honour to have been elected the next President of the United States, and I understand just how much work…

Prez Akufo-Addo delivers State of the Nation Address today

Prez Akufo-Addo delivers State of the Nation Address today

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will, in keeping with the time-honoured constitutional tradition, deliver the State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Parliament today, telling the country about the government’s successes, challenges and pipeline initiatives in the previous year. The nature of the address does not only reflect on past initiatives — President Akufo-Addo will touch on critical issues that may set the tone for his second term in office after being declared the winner of the presidential election on December 7, 2020. SONA is highly significant for a participatory…

Over 6,000 security personnel to be deployed for swearing-in ceremony of Akufo-Addo and Bawumia

Over 6,000 security personnel to be deployed for swearing-in ceremony of Akufo-Addo and Bawumia

Over 6,000 personnel of the various security agencies in the country are to be deployed to provide protection and security on Thursday, January 7 for the swearing-in ceremony of Akufo-Addo and Bawumia. In a statement issued by the Ghana Police Service, these personnel will be selected from the Ghana Armed Forces, Ghana Police Service, Ghana Immigration Service and other allied agencies. According to the statement, these personnel have been selected and briefed to protect lives and properties and to ensure that the swearing-in ceremony goes on successfully. Part of the…

Gov’t extends free electricity, water initiative to March

Gov’t extends free electricity, water initiative to March

President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced the extension of the free provision of water and electricity for lifeline customers by three more months. According to him, the extension has become necessary to reduce the continued ravaging impact the Covid 19 pandemic has brought on Ghanaians. He made the announcement in his 21st COVID-19 update to the nation on Sunday, January 3, 2021. He said lifeline electricity consumers and households whose water usage do not exceed five cubic metres per month will not pay for the utilities in January, February, and…

Tertiary Institutions to reopen on January 9 – Akufo-Addo

Tertiary Institutions to reopen on January 9 – Akufo-Addo

The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has indicated that Tertiary Institutions in Ghana will reopen on January 9 for academic work. According to the President, the decision was reached based on data from schools which were reopened for examination to take place last year. Also, pupils of the various Basic Schools are supposed to be back in school on January 15 whiles Form 2 and 3 Senior High Schools will reopen on January 18. The President indicated that the Double Track system will end for SHS 1 and…

I want the same thing Nana Addo wanted in 2012 election petition – JDM

I want the same thing Nana Addo wanted in 2012 election petition – JDM

Former President John Dramani Mahama says many were those impressing upon him to vacate his petitioning the Supreme Court over the outcome of the December 7, 2020 presidential polls. He said those people continually ask him what it is he is seeking to gain from the exercise. And according to the former president and candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the election, his answer to that question is that he is seeking the same thing President Akufo-Addo, then candidate of the New Patriotic Party in the election,…

39th-anniversary of 31st December revolution to honour Rawlings

39th-anniversary of 31st December revolution to honour Rawlings

This year’s 31st December Revolution anniversary will be held in honour of the late former President Jerry John Rawlings. This was announced by the Central Planning Committee of the 31st December Anniversary and the Office of former President Rawlings, in partnership with the National Democratic Congress (NDC), in a statement issued on Monday, 28 December 2020. This year’s event, which will mark the 39th-anniversary of the 31st December Revolution, is scheduled to take place at the Osekan Park on the Atta Mills High Street. The event will commence at 8.30…

EC decision to go on Xmas break unacceptable – CSOs

EC decision to go on Xmas break unacceptable – CSOs

Seven Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have urged the Electoral Commission to review its decision to go on a month-long leave after the December 7 general election. The CSOs find it unacceptable that the EC is going on a recess given that many issues have arisen in the outcome of the election. DEVTRACO THE PELICAN The CSOs include Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), Centre for Democratic Development (CDD), Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), Civic Forum Initiative (CFI), Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC) and Norsaac. Senior leadership of EC to remain at post…