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These highly motivated women who have varied socio-political and economic backgrounds promised to work hard to prove that “what men can do, women can do better”

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The Brong Ahafo Region has seen some level of improvement in efforts by the country to increase the number of women at the forefront of local governance under the current government.

Even though the region has only two women out of its 29 Members of Parliament (MPs), six out of the 27 municipal and district executives appointed by the President are women.

At the end of the exercise to confirm or reject the nominees, all the six women out of the 24 were confirmed by their respective assemblies.

Minority Leader in parliament, Haruna Iddrisu

Politics

Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu has finally made his stance clear about reports linking him to running for the flagbearer slot of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in 2020.

The Tamale South lawmaker has been a subject of discussion on various platforms as to whether he would be running for torch bearer of the party when it opens nominations sometime in the future.

But the soft spoken leader on the minority side in parliament on GHOne TV on Monday said “for now I’m leading NDC as a minority leader in Parliament. Leave the Question of me becoming a Flagbearer to the future. I’ve come very far”.

Hundreds of sympathisers from different walks of life attended the funeral

Politics

It could have been mistaken for a political convention of some sort as members of the two major political parties, the NPP and NDC converged at the Dabala Parish of the Global Evangelical Church in the Volta Region.

They were there to mourn with the famous businessman Alfred Agbeshi Woyome and his siblings as they bid farewell to their late mother Madam Gladys Amavi Amehoho.

The event which could have passed for a “royal funeral’ attracted hundreds of sympathisers from different walks of life. The multitude that gathered in addition to the family had a generous sprinkling of politicians from different sides of the divide.

Deputy Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah

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The Deputy Minister for Information Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah has stated that a piecemeal approach towards settling Ghana’s energy legacy debt is not the solution to the problems of the sector.

He recommends what he calls a “bullet injection” to take the energy sector out of its present challenges.

Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah was speaking on GBC’s current affairs programme TALKING POINT on Sunday.

Former Commissioner for the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Justice Emile Short, has called for calm in the wake of the discharge of the eight members of the dreaded group – Delta force- by a Kumasi Circuit Court Wednesday.

The news of the release of the eight who raided the court in Kumasi to free 13 of their members who were standing trial has angered the Minority in Parliament and many other Ghanaians.

Addressing a news conference Wednesday, the Minority leader Haruna Iddrisu alleged that the discontinuation of the case against the eight was politically motivated and a travesty of justice — the government however disagreed.

Alfred Agbesi,former Member of Parliament for the Ashaiman constituency

Politics

The former Member of Parliament for the Ashaiman constituency and deputy Majority Leader, Alfred Agbesi says he has taken 2017 to go on a temporary leave from politics.

He said since he started active politics in 1984, he has never been on leave and it was appropriate to take this year off as his leave since he is no longer in active politics.

“Since 1984, I have never been on leave, so when I’m no more there I have decided to take 2017 as a period to go on leave to rest and bounce back in 2018.”

Rev Ransford Nyarkoh

Politics

Assembly members of the Ejumako-Enyan-Essiam District of the Central Region have failed to confirm the President’s District Chief Executive nominee, Rev Ransford Nyarkoh.

Out of the 66 assembly members who voted on Monday, 35 voted in his favour while 31 voted against him. His failure to amass two-thirds of the votes means another sitting will have to be conducted after 10 working days.

The governing New Patriotic Party has asked all party executives who have been offered appointments by President Akufo-Addo to resign from their party positions.

“All Party Office holders (elected or appointed) who have second executive positions in government should vacate their Party positions for substantive officers appointed to fill in,” a statement signed by Acting General Secretary and National Organiser, Mr John Boadu has said.

Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection - Otiko Afisa Djaba

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The Minority in Parliament is impressing on President Akufo-Addo to sack the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection Otiko Afisa Djaba.

Ms. Djaba has been at loggerheads with the governing New Patriotic Party’s Northern regional chairman Bugri Naabu, resulting in unsavory exchange of words.

The Member of Parliament for Keta, Richard Quashigah, said the faceoff between the duo is a disgrace to governance.

Former Minister of Trade - Dr. Ekow Spio-Garbrah

Politics

A former Minister of Trade Dr. Ekow Spio-Garbrah has subtly declared his intention to run for the flagbearer race of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) come election 2020.

However, he said he will do so on condition that former president John Mahama refuses to contest the next general election. Mahama is coy over his decision but has been on record to have said that “you leave the stage when the applause is loudest.”

President Nana Akufo-Addo

Politics

President Nana Akufo-Addo has reiterated the commitment of his government to establishing the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP).

He said this is the vehicle which will ensure that each of the 275 constituencies receives the equivalent of $1 million per year for infrastructural development.

According to him, this fund will be administered by three development authorities, namely, the Coastal Belt Development Authority, the Middle Belt Development Authority and the Northern Development Authority.

Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram - Sam George

Politics

The Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram Sam George has disclosed that the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), have for years, been recruiting unqualified individuals into the Ghana Police Service.

Mr. George who is a former presidential staffer in the erstwhile NDC government revealed this Friday on Morning Starr while commenting on the recent spate of police brutality — the latest involving a police officer, Gabriel Tabiri stationed at Anya Police Station.

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