Tag Archives: 2016 Elections

Western NDC blames unfriendly policies for Mahama defeat


The outgoing governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Western Region has said that unfriendly policies coupled with general demand for change   led to the party’s defeat in the December 7th elections. At a press conference at the party’s regional headquarters, Western regional organizer of the NDC Japhet Baidoo listed the  withdrawal of trainee allowances, challenges with the distribution ...

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Review NSS allowance if you can’t pay – MP to NPP

Richard Quarshigah

A Member of Ghana’s Parliament on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress, Richard Quarshigah has defended government’s last minute decision to increase allowances of national service  personnel in the country. Government on Tuesday announced a 60 percent increase in allowances of service personnel effective January 2017. The announcement implies that each personnel who received GHc350 each month will now ...

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We may review CHRAJ boss appointment – NPP

President-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo

The incoming New Patriotic Party (NPP) government has indicated it may review the recent appointments of the new heads for the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) and the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE). President John Mahama swore in Joseph Whittal as the new CHRAJ Commissioner on Tuesday and the NPP has said this was done in contravention ...

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NDP’s Josiah Aryeh passes on


Former General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress , Josiah Aryeh has passed away. Sources close to the party who confirmed his death to Citi News added that Mr. Aryeh passed away at the 37 Military Hospital on Monday. He had reportedly been on admission for sometime. Mr. Aryeh was a professor of law and a teacher at the Ghana School of ...

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Volta no longer a stronghold for NDC – NPP MP elect


The only New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary candidate to win a seat in the Volta Region, Michael Gyato, has attributed the remarkable victory of the party in the general elections to the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) poor performance in the region. The NPP normally heads into the elections with low expectations of the Volta Region given the region’s standing as ...

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NDC must apologize to ‘Voltarians’ – Teye Nyaunu

Michael Teye Nyaunu

The controversial former National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for the Lower Manya Krobo constituency, Michael Teye Nyaunu has advised his party to render an unqualified apology to residents in the Volta Region, following the party’s abysmal loss in the just ended general elections. President Mahama became the first incumbent to lose a re-election bid after a first term, ...

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NDC to fill one deputy speaker position


Although the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) has lost hold of majority seats in Parliament owing to its massive defeat in the December 7 polls, it will still have the opportunity to produce one deputy speaker for the House. This is according to the Acting Head of Public Affairs of Parliament, Kate Addo. The NDC has a little over one ...

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5 reasons Ablekuma Central seat fell to the NPP


The Ablekuma Central constituency situated in Accra encompasses areas like Mataheko, Lartebiokoshie, Abosey Okai, Zamramaline, Russia and Shukura. It is largely a middle-class and lower class residence with majority of residents being people of northern descent – Hausas. There are also Gas, Akans and Ewes in this constituency. The constituency can boast of good roads including the Kaneshie-First Light Road, the ...

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Transition team meets today


The transition teams of President Mahama and President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo will today [Monday] meet for the second time as moves to ensure a smooth transition continue. Today’s meeting will see the setting up of sub-committees to discuss pertinent issues covering the transition. Government also indicated that the remaining hand over notes would be made available to the President-elect’s transition team ...

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Good riddance to incompetent Mahama [Article]


Oh what joy! The day I feared may never come in 2016 came on December 7th, when Ghanaians voted massively to kick President John Dramani Mahama and his governing National Democratic Congress out of office. This was my prayer on January 6, 2016 . It was my fervent prayer that we could get rid of him for his many sins. ...

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