In The Spotlight
The government on Wednesday laid a Bill in Parliament to allow for the election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) in the country.
The first in the series of regional consultations by the Electoral Commission (EC) on the operationalisation of the Representation of the People Amendment Act (ROPAA) 2006 (Act 699), which gives Ghanaians in the diaspora the right to vote, began last Monday in Sekondi/Takoradi in the Western Region.
The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Ms Fatou Bensouda, has dismissed the widely held perception in Africa that the Court is selective, targeting mainly African nations.
The issues of political vigilantism and kidnapping of children in the country are dominating the expectations many public servants have of the President’s State of the Nations Address (SONA) on Thursday.
The West Africa Nobles Forum (WANF), a non-governmental organisation, has added its voice to the call on the government to disband all vigilante groups as a matter of urgency.
Many things have been exposed by the Emile Short Commission, not least is the over-politicisation of the security services, a political scientist has said.
The Coalition on the Right to Information (RTI) Ghana, the Media Coalition on RTI and Occupy Ghana; collectively known as the Coalition have raised concerns over the new amendment to the Bill.
An international relations expert fears former President Mahama could trigger strained diplomatic relations between Ghana and the countries whose representatives he met recently.
A presidential hopeful of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Alhaji Nurideen Iddrisu, has bemoaned the monetisation of politics in the country and called on delegates of the party in the upcoming presidential primary to choose competence and commitment over money and material gains.
Former President John Dramani Mahama has hit back at government following his meeting with the diplomatic community over the violence that marred the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.
Mr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, one of the presidential aspirants of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the 2020 polls, has given the strongest indication that he would promote Nkrumah and Rawlings’s agenda if given the mandate to rule the affairs of the state.