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NDC shifts gear for 2020 polls

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has drawn a comprehensive plan of action to reclaim political power in the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections. The plan, which included all internal elections and the biometric re-registration of party members, was adopted at a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting last Thursday. It was chaired by the National Chairman and Leader of the party, ...

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Alban Bagbin touts Parliament’s progress

                                                          Second Deputy Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament Alban Bagbin has expressed his satisfaction with the achievements of the august House. According to him, Ghana’s Parliament has progressed from non-existence, during a protracted ...

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Resident of the Republic, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo will be meeting the Ivorian President, Alassane Outtara at the Flagstaff House on Monday, 16 October 2017. The visit by the Ivorian president to Ghana comes at a time when Ghana and Ivory Coast have committed to boosting inter-regional trade and shared key bilateral friendships. Ahead of the president’s visit to Ghana, there have been some official preparations including the closure of specific major roads in the capital of Accra. Even though this closed door meeting between both presidents would see topical issues discussed away from the cameras of the press, YEN brings you these topical issues that both heads of state may consider talking about: 1. ITLOS ruling. It has been a long time coming for Ghana and Ivory Coast when it comes to the 4 to 5-year maritime boundary dispute which saw both countries heading to the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). Now that we have learnt how Ghana won this landmark ruling, we also learn that Nana Addo had planned to meet with the Ivorian leader on the best way forward for both countries. The purpose of their meeting could see both leaders explore the best ways they could reap the gains of the disputed oil fields. 2. Determination of Cocoa prices on the world market  There is no doubt in our minds that Ghana and Ivory Coast are the leading producers of Cocoa in the world. With Ivory Coast taking the lead in this sector, President Akufo-Addo has registered his interest in engaging Alassane Ouattara on the best ways of collaboration to remain a unified force in the world market whenever it comes to cocoa pricing. “Together, we produce 65% of the world’s cocoa, and if we work together and coordinate our policies, we can protect our farmers and guarantee a better life for them,” Nana Addo had stated in a recent visit to Ivory Coast. This, according to Nana Addo, would also lead to the menace of cocoa smuggling from Ghana to Ivory Coast in that regard. YEN is confident that the issue of Cocoa will be raised in the closed door meeting between both countries. 3. Signing of a strategic partnership  This partnership between Ghana and Ivory Coast is expected to achieve the purpose of “even close intimacy…which is the conventional tool for co-operation” especially when both leaders have been championing calls for an open market in the West African trade market. 4. Fulani crisis  One of the outstanding issues between Ghana and Ivory Coast remains that of the Fulani crisis where herdsmen mainly from the Ivory Coast are feared to cause havoc here in Ghana by violating various laws and shoring up cases of insecurity. YEN had earlier reported of how the Ghana-Mandarin border in the Northern Region had been barricaded, a development which saw hundreds of Fulani herdsmen and their families escaping the political violence in Ivory Coast in 2016 stranded. The security measure taken by the Ghana army has also seen portions of the Black Volta River and the Mandarin Nsunua community in the Bole district strictly under surveillance. Both presidents may want to consider this issue of Fulani herdsmen once and for all. 5. Economic boom  The meeting between the presidents of Ghana and Ivory Coast cannot be complete without mentioning the urge by both leaders to strengthen trade ties through cross-border investments and partnerships. Ivory Coast remains one of the economic superpowers besides Nigeria in West Africa considering the massive transformation the country underwent in the past 5 to 10 years. It will be in Nana Addo’s best interest to explore the best ways that Ghana could benefit from the economic success of the Afro-Francophone economy.

Resident of the Republic, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo will be meeting the Ivorian President, Alassane Outtara at the Flagstaff House on Monday, 16 October 2017. The visit by the Ivorian president to Ghana comes at a time when Ghana and Ivory Coast have committed to boosting inter-regional trade and shared key bilateral friendships. Ahead of the president’s visit to Ghana, ...

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‘Unproven’ ISIS revelation by Minority MPs condemned

The Minority MPs have been accused of acting irresponsibly by going public with an unproven report that alleges that some Ghanaians have been radicalized into the ISIS terrorist network. Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament, Frank Annoh Dompreh, says the Minority MPs should have acted more responsibly considering the sensitive nature of the matter and also because the ...

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Chiefs Commend Akufo-Addo Over Corruption Fight

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has received commendation from the Chiefs of the Upper West Region for the fulfilment of major campaign promises he made in the run up to the December 2016 election, and also his fight against corruption. At the Wa West District, on Monday, 2nd October, 2017, where President Akufo-Addo commissioned the Wa Water Project, the Dolmon ...

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KATH: NPP Workers Want Director Of Administration Sacked

Some NPP workers at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ashanti region, are demanding the immediate removal of the Director of Administration, George Kofi Tetteh. According to the Concerned NPP workers of the hospital, Mr. Tetteh’s appointment by the former NDC administration did not follow due process and is therefore unfit to be in office. In a petition to ...

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J.B Danquah, others honoured with roundabouts, no need for a special day – Ade Coker

The Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has suggested that it is unnecessary for the president to set aside a separate day to celebrate some Ghanaians who contributed to the country’s eventual independence in 1957. According to him, individuals like Obetsebi Lamptey, Edward Akufo-Addo and J.B Danquah already have streets, interchanges and roundabouts named for them ...

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Asiedu Nketia: We will resist attempts by Akufo-Addo to change Ghana’s history

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said it will use every available means to repel moves by President Akufo-Addo to alter the historical records of the country. According to General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, it is an established fact that Dr. Kwame Nkrumah fought for the Independence of Ghana and not the President’s father, Edward Akufo-Addo ...

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MPs beg for corrupt state officials – A-G

Officials of the Auditor General’s department have revealed that members of parliament have been pleading on behalf of corrupt state officials who are investigated by the department. A representative of the department Vincent Odikro Nyame told a conference organised by the Legal and constitutional committee of parliament in Accra Wednesday that the action by the MPs frustrate efforts to fight ...

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PPP jabs NPP over Independent Prosecutor

Progressive People’s Party PPP) has refuted claims by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Nhyiaeso that the former’s policy position on setting up an Independent Prosecutor is the same as the latter’s proposal to set up the Special Prosecutor’s Office. This, according to the PPP, was far from the truth. “Our attention has been drawn to comments ...

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