Former President John Dramani Mahama had admonished all grassroots of the party to “kill themselves” for the party and the party will not forget them when it comes to power. John Dramani Mahama made this clarion call when addressing some grassroot members of the National Democratic Congress in the Eastern region as part of his “Thank You Tour” he is currently embarking on across the length and breadth of the country.
The lead counsel of the NPP for the 2020 Presidential elections has sadly been advised not to bring any shame on to the hard-earned reputation he has already built for himself. You would recall that, lawyer Akoto Ampaw worked tiredlessly at supreme Court to defend his client, the NPP at the last election petition hearing.
Politicians from the Northern part of Ghana have come under intensive criticism in the past few days for failing to use their positions to influence development in their respective communities. The while campaign was started by Onua TV’s Captain Smart who has been expressing his disappointment with politicians from the Northern parts of Ghana including former President John Dramani Mahama and current vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia.
It is said that political power has the ability to change the attitude and in fact, whole being of any individual who assumes it. This is true but time has proven that there are exceptional cases especially when the virtue of the person involved is concern. Ghanaians had full expectation that "then Candidate Nana Addo and Bawumia" will not change if they were given the mantle.
The 2024 Presidential election is not very far from us and it's quite a mystery as to who steers the reigns of this country after the governance of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo. Former President John Dramani Mahama remains a formidable candidate for the National Democratic Congress since he is an experienced politician and has contested for the presidential seat on three consecutive occasions --- winning once and losing twice all against President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The conversation around the purchase of a bee Presidential jet continues to remains a topical issue and discussions around it continues in the media space. Some government spokespersons have reiterated that the decision to go in for a new jet is based on expert advise from the Ministry of Defense and National Security.
One Dominic Oppong Adjei is under scrutiny at the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) after he was spotted gifting the twin sons of Afia Schwarzenegger $10,000 each while they celebrated their birthday recently in Accra. Civil Society Organizations and the security services are questioning how he got $20,000 to display at a colorful birthday party Afia Schwar organized and invited him to grace the occasion.
Questions surrounding the cost of Presidential travels remains unanswered after a question was filed in Parliament to that effect. The last time the Finance Minister attempted to provide closure on the matter, he indicated that it was a national security matter and therefore the National Security Minister was in a better position to provide answers.
Please follow this page for more updates. The Member of Parliament for the people in North Tongu-Volta Region, Honourable Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has debunked claims, that the Presidential jet is too small to carry the President and his entourage. Speaking on JoyNews’s program Newsfile on Saturday, 4 September 2021, Honourable Ablakwa revealed that, the President’s latest hired jet could only carry 19 people, a number rather close to Ghana’s Presidential jet’s (Falcon 900) capacity of 17 people.
Former President and 2020 Presidential candidate of the opposition NDC, John Dramani Mahama has personally offered a helping hand to accident victims his convoy met on a journey at Ho, the capital city of the Volta Region. In the video sighted online by Abiekunews, the former head of state's convoy is seen parked behind him and he with his security and entourage assisting and repositioning the accident victims till help comes.
Wysopera has just intercepted an image that has gone viral on WhatsApp. The image contains a post relating to the social media heated debate on the payment towards the building of the Cathedral. It states "We, the citizens of Ghana, in reference to the command of our respected president not to be Spectators, but citizens wish to state a word.
The Head of the Economics Department at the University of Ghana (UG), Ghana's premier tertiary institution has revealed that members of the Presidential Committee on the emoluments of Article 71 officeholders are unable to speak about their work because they swear an oath of secrecy. According to the lecturer who once served one of such committees chaired by Prof Angella Adu Boandoh Committee from 2013 to 2017, per the oath sworn by members of the committee they are unable to speak about their work after submitting it to the president.
If there was any candidate who defied odds in the 2020 Presidential elections, then it was Christian Kwabena Andrews also known as Osofo Kyiri Abosom. He vied for the presidency on the ticket of the Ghana Union Movement (GUM) and polled a whooping 0.805% of total votes cast placing him third.
In a clear case of miscommunication and solving a problem, one may have created himself, the Defence Minister has had to come back and clarify his statements, which left many Ghanaians wondering if the President avoided the use of the Presidential jet, for a far more expensive and luxurious private jet, because the former does not have a showering unit.
A member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) by name Eric Adjei has filed a suit to the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) to look into the assets acquired by Mr. Dominic Oppong-Adjei also known as 'Konkonsa'. This is because he suspects that, Mr. Oppong-Adjei might have acquired his wealth through fraudulent means.
It seems the debate about the presidential jet is not ending anytime soon. There have been several questions and answers between Mr. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa and the Minister for Defense, Mr. Dominic Nitiwul. Most Ghanaians have as well added their opinions and indicated that the amount of money spent by the President in renting a private jet is very expensive, whilst others believe the safety of the President must be considered first.
Since the NDC loss the 2020 General Elections to the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), there are discussions about who will lead the largest opposition party in the next elections in 2024. Having lost twice to his contender in 2016 and 2020 as NDC flagbearer, former President John Mahama is still rumored to run in the 2024 Presidential elections as NDC flagbearer again.
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says Ghana’s economic system is recovering faster from the devastated COVID-19 pandemic as compare to previous year with a slow growth rate in 2020. Speaking at the maiden model of the Presidential Business Support, on Tuesday, 14th September 2021, at the Kempinski Hotel, President Akufo-Addo said, the manual supply of resource by the private zone, coupled with effective management of the COVID-19 ruin by the Government, have seen Ghana economy performing better than other countries, and rebounding faster.
The 2024 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections is about three years away but the two major political parties have already started making preparations towards the day. Former President John Dramani Mahama have been in the news for some few days now for passing some comments ahead of the 2024 polls.
The Defense Minister, Dominic Nitiwul gave an account for a trip by the President why he rejected Falcon jet and hired G_kelt aircraft due to insecurity.On the sitting by the Parliament, the Defense Minister told the floor of the House that the Falcon jet for the President was not conducive and have many challenges for 10_ days foreign travel.