Category: Politics

President Nana Addo Appoints Ghana’s First Woman As Secretary To Cabinet

Pursuant to Article 76(3) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has appointed Ambassador Mercy Yvonne Debrah-Karikari as Secretary to the cabinet, effective February 14, 2017. This makes her the first woman in Ghana’s history to hold this position. Ambassador Mercy Yvonne Debrah-Karikari is a career diplomat, and was until her appointment, Ghana’s High Commissioner to Australia, with concurrent accreditation to New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and other countries in the Pacific region. This was in a statement issued and signed by Ag. Director of Communications at the presidency, Eugene...

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Government To Spend GH ₵20 Million On Ghana@60 Anniversary Celebrations

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has revealed that Ghana’s 60th anniversary will cost an estimated amount of GH ₵20 Million. He said this at a brief ceremony at the Flagstaff House on Thursday, 9th February, 2017 to unveil the logo and the theme for the celebration. President Akufo-Addo expressed hope that the cost of the celebration would be borne not only by the state but also Ghanaian citizens and organizations. “This diamond jubilee commemoration is estimated to cost some GH ₵20 Million and I am hoping that individual Ghanaians, the Ghanaian private sector and corporate Ghana in particular, will...

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Ghana’s Parliament Approves Six Ministers-Designate

Parliament has approved by consensus six ministerial nominees. They include the Communications Minister Ursula Owusu-Ekuful and the Railways Development Minister, Joe Ghartey. Presenting the report of the Appointments Committee for approval, the Vice Chairman of the Committee Sarah Adwoa Sarfo said the Nominees have all met the qualifications and the requirements under the constitution to head the sectors assigned to them. The nominees were quizzed by the Committee on matters relating to their CVs, their eligibility, issues pertaining to the offices to which they have been nominated and other issues of national concern. The Member for Tamale South and...

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Call Otiko Djaba To Prove Stoning Allegation – J.J. Urges Vetting C’ttee

Call the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Women’s Organiser, Ms. Afisah Otiko Djaba to substantiate her allegation against former President John Dramani  Mahama at the Vetting Committee last Monday, John Jinapor has urged the Committee. According to him, after Otiko Djaba refused to withdraw the insults she said are description of the former president , she again alleged that he also organized some NDC followers to stone  the then presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo  at his Nima residence. Mr John Jinapor, MP, speaking on Metro yesterday  noted that the woman President Akufo-Addo nominated as minister designate for the Ministry of Gender,...

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Don’t Fail Ghanaians- President Nana Addo Tells New Ministers

President Nana Akufo-Addo has sworn in 12 of the 36 persons he named as ministers designate for various ministerial positions after their approval by the Appointments Committee of Parliament. The swearing-in ceremony took place at the Flagstaff House on Friday, 27th January, 2017, where President Akufo-Addo charged the new ministers to deliver on the commitments the New Patriotic Party made on the campaign trail ahead of its election victory. He also impressed on the new ministers not to fail Ghanaians who, he said, expected the government to protect the public purse and ensure value for money. The 12 ministers...

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