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President Mahama names first batch of Ministers

President Mahama has made his first Ministerial appointees after taking office as President January 7, 2013. The names have been sent to the country’s legislature for vetting and for subsequent approval. According to the list, Mr Seth Terpker is nominated as the Finance Minister while Ms Hannah Tetteh is to be the Foreign Affairs Minister. Below is the list: Seth ...

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Parliament takes two-week break, resumes January 29th

Parliament on Friday adjourned sitting for two weeks, to enable the reconfiguration of the Chamber of the House to comfortably accommodate the additional 45 news seats that have been added to the existing 230 seats. In a memorandum of business statement for the second week ending Friday 1, Febraury, 2013, read by Dr Benjamin Kumbuor, Majority leader and Member of ...

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NPP protests composition of Supreme Court; case adjourned

The Supreme Court has adjourned sine die the hearing of the preliminary joinder motion filed by the NDC seeking to join the petition by the NPP challenging the election results. The case was adjourned after the lawyers for the New Patriotic Party protested the composition of the court. They argued that the composition of the court, presided over by Justice ...

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2013, Year of Divine Acceleration and Divine Increase

The Rev. Dzifanu Agbenya of Living Comfort Ministries. Chicago USA Declares! Church members of ‘Living Comfort Ministries’ in Chicago USA led by Rev. Dzifanu Agbenya ushered in the New Year with one of the strongest messages to all Christians amidst celebration, prayers and expectations. The midnight service was massively attended by members from different countries represented, namely Ghana, Togo, Ivory ...

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Ghana President Sworn In Despite Election Challenge

ACCRA — John Dramani Mahama was sworn in as Ghana’s president Monday, following last month’s disputed presidential and parliamentary polls.  However, members of the main opposition party boycotted the ceremony, saying the vote was stolen. Mahama took the oath of office before regional heads of state, dignitaries and tens of thousands of citizens Monday, promising he would not let his ...

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Ghana’s NPP Files Election Complaint

DAKAR — Ghana’s New Patriotic Party (NPP) says it is presenting the Supreme Court evidence of polling fraud and irregularities to challenge results of this month’s presidential contest, which election officials called in favor of incumbent President John Dramani Mahama by three percent of ballots cast.Gabby Asare Okyere Darko, adviser to NPP candidate Akufo-Addo, says elections were rigged in favor ...

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Ghana to Improve Transparency in Oil Contracts

In Ghana, efforts are underway to boost transparency in the country’s newly developed oil industry, which some say will likely double economic growth. New rules require the quarterly disclosure of contract agreements and oil revenues as a way of avoiding the corruption that that many African oil exporters call the “resource curse.” The rules are included in two new laws:  ...

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NDC Chicago Congratulates Mahama

It is with pronounced joy that the Chicago Branch of the National Democratic Congress extend our congratulations to the President-elect, H.E. John Dramani Mahama , The V-P- elect, His Excellency , Mr. Amissah Arthur, NDC parliamentarians elect and the entire membership of the NDC family for chalking another resounding and clear victory in this year’s Presidential and Parliamentary elections. We ...

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