Tag Archives: Ghana Election

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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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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NDC scheming to use masks to rig polls – NPP


The Volta Regional branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) says it has unraveled what it calls a grand scheme by the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) to rig the general elections in the region. Addressing the media at a press conference at Ho, the Regional Secretary of the NPP in the region, Joseph Homenya said the NDC  among others things ...

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An assessment of NPP’s manifesto promises: Would tax cuts induce growth in Ghana? [Article]

Cassiel Ato Forson, Deputy Minister for Finance

Abstract The paper estimates the Total Cost of major NPP Promises in their manifesto and assesses the Party’s proposed tax cuts on economic growth and revenue generation to finance the cost of the promises.  The relationship is robust even after controlling for economic growth. The paper finds a negative and elastic relationship between corporate tax rate and economic growth with ...

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Election violence won’t consume Ghana under my watch – Mahama

President John Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama has pledged to do everything possible to ensure that Ghana is not plunged into violence during the electioneering period. There have been several chaotic incidents and violent clashes in the country in recent times involving supporters of the two major political parties – the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) arousing concerns ...

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Chief of Staff begins Greater Accra campaign tour today

Julius Debrah

The Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah, has today [Tuesday] commenced a campaign tour of some constituencies in the Greater Accra region to persuade the electorate to vote for the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) on December 7. He is expected to visit Chiefs and address rallies at Dade Kotopon, Odododiodioo, Ada, Madina, Adentan, Krowor among constituencies. The Chief of Staff has ...

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#GhElections: PPP targets 12 parliamentary seats nationwide

Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom

The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) is targeting at least twelve parliamentary seats across the country in the 2016 general elections. The party, which first contested an election in the country in 2012 does not have any representation in Ghana’s parliament but is hopeful to claim some seats in the polls. According to the leader of the party, Dr Papa Kwesi ...

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Mahama gov’t most corrupt in Ghana’s history – Bawumia


The Vice Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has described the John Mahama-led National Democratic Congress government as the most corrupt government in the history of Ghana. Speaking at a campaign in Bongo in the Upper East Region, Dr. Bawumia also accused President Mahama of not being honest with Ghanaians. “John Mahama’s government is the ...

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Don’t fight desperate NPP supporters – Veep to NDC members


The Vice President, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, has urged supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to exercise restraint when confronted by supporters of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP). In Mr. Amissah-Arthur’s view, the NDC’s expected victory would be affected if it is preceded by acts violence between Ghana’s two main parties. His advice to NDC supporters followed a clash between ...

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Sissala East NDC executives cry over neglect


Some bigwigs and former executives of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Sissala East constituency in the Upper West region have expressed serious misgivings about the party for neglecting them in the last couple of years. According to them, they sacrificed their lives and properties in various capacities to nurture the governing party in the constituency but are ...

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