EditorialsGovt committed to peace, stability of country�˜No need politicising prices of petroleum products�™Government to focus on economic challengesIrate NDC youth protest DCE�™s re-nominationGovt urged to expedite action on launch of Ghana Youth ParliamentCultivate spirit of volunteerism for national progress �”HumadoGomoa Central MP assures farmers of supportCapacity building workshop on securityAsutifi North NDC threatens brimstone and firePPP rallies public support in fight against corruption‘Don’t allow chieftaincy issues to retard development’Mahama genuinely won 2012 election �” NDCPetitioners hung case on administrative/clerical errors �” ECMaintain political neutrality �” CCG urges churchesGreater Accra CPP holds bi-annual meetingElection Petition: Workshop to sensitise Zongo communities beginsDon�™t allow chieftaincy issues retard development – Sunyani West DCEParliamentarians push for increased investment in family planningPolice arrest 25 Nkwanta North NDC riotersDelay in releasing subvention a major worryNDC Zongo Caucus to embark on peace campaignOutcome of election petition will reform EC�™s deliveryVideo: President Mahama, Vaderpuiye visit Theodosia OkohPPP not impressed with PV Obeng’s C’tee to review GYEEDA ReportDismiss petitioners�™ case – Lawyers for President Mahama declareWe have enough evidence to obtain favourable judgement – PetitionersKufuor to address Makerere UniversityGovernment, media co-operation vital for development �” OpokuEstablish national leadership centre to groom leaders – Prof. AtuaheneImprison officials who loot state coffers ­�“ Prof. Amankwa

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Commander, United States Air Force Transportation Command, Gen. William Franser III, interacts with Hon. Mark Owen Woyongo, Minister of DefenceThe Minister of Defence, Mr Mark Woyongo, has reaffirmed the government�™s commitment to ensuring peace and stability in the country. ]]>
[email protected] (Isaac Yeboah) Politics Mon, 05 Aug 2013 14:52:12 +0000 http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/no-need-politicising-prices-of-petroleum-products.html http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/no-need-politicising-prices-of-petroleum-products.html
Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah (standing), Minister of Energy and Petroleum, interacting with participants during an Editors forum in Accra. Picture: Samuel Adjei-Boateng.The Minister of Energy and Petroleum, Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, has stated that Ghana does not have the luxury to continue doing politics with prices of petroleum products.]]>
[email protected] (Isaac Yeboah) Politics Mon, 05 Aug 2013 14:20:50 +0000 http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/government-to-focus-on-economic-challenges.html http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/government-to-focus-on-economic-challenges.html
President Mahama (middle) and Vice-President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur (3rd from left) interacting with members of the Council of State at the Paduase Lodge. Picture: EBOW HANSONPresident John Dramani Mahama has given an assurance that the government is focused on implementing measures to address the challenges facing the country’s economy.]]>
[email protected] (Isaac Yeboah) Politics Mon, 05 Aug 2013 13:57:57 +0000 http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/irate-ndc-youth-protest-dces-re-nomination.html http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/irate-ndc-youth-protest-dces-re-nomination.html
Irate youth of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Amansie West District have vandalised the party�™s office at Manso Nkwanta in protest over the re-nomination of the incumbent District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Charles Oti Prempeh.]]>
[email protected] (Isaac Yeboah) Politics Mon, 05 Aug 2013 11:17:50 +0000 http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/govt-urged-to-expedite-action-on-launch-of-ghana-youth-parliament.html http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/govt-urged-to-expedite-action-on-launch-of-ghana-youth-parliament.html
The Minority Chief Whip of the Ghana National Students�™ Parliament, Mr Bright Habita, has called on the government to expedite action on the launch of the Ghana Youth Parliament.]]>
[email protected] (Isaac Yeboah) Politics Mon, 05 Aug 2013 11:10:50 +0000 http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/cultivate-spirit-of-volunteerism-for-national-progress-humado.html http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/cultivate-spirit-of-volunteerism-for-national-progress-humado.html
Mr Clement Humado - Minister for AgricultureThe Minister for Agriculture, Mr Clement Humado, has urged the youth of the country to cultivate the spirit of volunteerism for national progress.]]>
[email protected] (Isaac Yeboah) Politics Mon, 05 Aug 2013 11:05:41 +0000 http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/gomoa-central-mp-assures-farmers-of-support.html http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/gomoa-central-mp-assures-farmers-of-support.html
Ms Rachel Florence AppohThe National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for the Gomoa Central in the Central Region, Ms Rachel Florence Appoh, has assured farmers in her constituency of support in their farming activities.]]>
[email protected] (Isaac Yeboah) Politics Mon, 05 Aug 2013 10:52:20 +0000 http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/capacity-building-workshop-on-security.html http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/capacity-building-workshop-on-security.html
The National Peace Council (NPC) has organised a six-day capacity building workshop on security and peace building for about 90 stakeholders in peace processes in Sunyani, including members of the Brong Ahafo Regional House of Chiefs, queens, women and youth, as well as other key personalities in the Brong Ahafo Region.]]>
[email protected] (Isaac Yeboah) Politics Mon, 05 Aug 2013 10:42:24 +0000 http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/asutifi-north-ndc-threatens-brimstone-and-fire.html http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/asutifi-north-ndc-threatens-brimstone-and-fire.html
Mr Asiedu NketiahThe Asutifi North Constituency executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Brong Ahafo Region have threatened brimstone and fire if the President goes ahead to re-nominate Mr Eric Addae as District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area.]]>
[email protected] (Isaac Yeboah) Politics Mon, 05 Aug 2013 10:29:53 +0000 http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/ppp-rallies-public-support-in-fight-against-corruption.html http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/ppp-rallies-public-support-in-fight-against-corruption.html
Mr. Brew HammondThe Progressive People�™s Party (PPP) has called on all concerned citizens to join hands with the party to demonstrate publicly against corrupt officials.]]>
[email protected] (Isaac Yeboah) Politics Mon, 05 Aug 2013 10:25:47 +0000 http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/dont-allow-chieftaincy-issues-to-retard-development.html http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/dont-allow-chieftaincy-issues-to-retard-development.html
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Sunyani West, Ms Agnes Kusi, has passionately appealed to the people of Nsoatre not to allow chieftaincy issues to divide them to the detriment of the effective development of the area.]]>
[email protected] (Jasmine Arku) Politics Mon, 05 Aug 2013 09:50:20 +0000 http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/mahama-genuinely-won-2012-election-ndc.html http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/mahama-genuinely-won-2012-election-ndc.html
From left: Tony Lithur, Tsatsu TsikataThe National Democratic Congress (NDC) has reiterated its position that its candidate in the December 2012 presidential election, Mr John Dramani Mahama, genuinely won the election.

[email protected] (Samuel Obour) Politics Mon, 05 Aug 2013 03:00:42 +0000 http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/petitioners-hung-case-on-administrativeclerical-errors-ec.html http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/petitioners-hung-case-on-administrativeclerical-errors-ec.html
Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, EC Chairman The Electoral Commission (EC) has argued that it is impossible for errors not to occur in an election where more than 100,000 persons are trained on a temporary basis to control affairs for a short period.]]>
[email protected] (Samuel Obour) Politics Mon, 05 Aug 2013 02:55:30 +0000 http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/maintain-political-neutrality-ccg-urges-churches.html http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/maintain-political-neutrality-ccg-urges-churches.html
The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) has called on churches in northern Ghana not to be drawn into the disagreements of the political parties in relation to the ongoing election petition before the Supreme Court.]]>
[email protected] (Samuel Obour) Politics Mon, 05 Aug 2013 02:45:23 +0000 http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/greater-accra-cpp-holds-bi-annual-meeting.html http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/greater-accra-cpp-holds-bi-annual-meeting.html
The Greater Accra Regional Branch of the Convention People Party has held its bi-annual Regional Executive Committee Meeting at the party�™s headquarters in Accra recently.]]>
[email protected] (Samuel Obour) Politics Mon, 05 Aug 2013 02:17:37 +0000 http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/election-petition-workshop-to-sensitise-zongo-communities-begins.html http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/election-petition-workshop-to-sensitise-zongo-communities-begins.html
The Greater Accra Regional Council of Zongo Chiefs, in collaboration with the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG), has organised a workshop in Accra to sensitise zongo communities to the need for peace after the Supreme Court ruling in the election petition case.]]>
[email protected] (Samuel Obour) Politics Mon, 05 Aug 2013 02:03:32 +0000 http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/dont-allow-chieftaincy-issues-retard-development-sunyani-west-dce.html http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/dont-allow-chieftaincy-issues-retard-development-sunyani-west-dce.html
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Sunyani West, Ms Agnes Kusi, has passionately appealed to the people of Nsoatre not to allow chieftaincy issues to divide them to the detriment of the effective development of the area.]]>
[email protected] (Samuel Obour) Politics Mon, 05 Aug 2013 01:56:57 +0000 http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/parliamentarians-push-for-increased-investment-in-family-planning.html http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/parliamentarians-push-for-increased-investment-in-family-planning.html
Mr. Yieleh Chireh, MP for Wa West stressing a point at the meeting. With him are Mrs Comfort Doyoe Cudjoe Ghansah, Minster of Social and Allied Agencies and Mr. Richard Anane (right) MP for NhyiaesoMembers of the Parliamentary Committees on Health, Gender and Children, and the Caucus on Population and Development have held a meeting in Accra to discuss how to achieve international commitments made to improve reproductive health, particularly family planning.]]>
[email protected] (Samuel Obour) Politics Mon, 05 Aug 2013 01:45:42 +0000 http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/police-arrest-25-nkwanta-north-ndc-rioters.html http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/police-arrest-25-nkwanta-north-ndc-rioters.html
Twenty five suspected members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Kpasa in the Nkwanta North of the Volta Region have been arrested by the police for their alleged involvement in the disturbances in the town last Tuesday.]]>
[email protected] (Enoch Darfah Frimpong) Politics Sun, 04 Aug 2013 16:06:55 +0000 http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/delay-in-releasing-subvention-a-major-worry.html http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/delay-in-releasing-subvention-a-major-worry.html
The Chief of Staff, Prosper BaniHeads of Government Departments in the Upper East Region have expressed worry over Government�™s delay in releasing the stipulated subvention to their departments.]]>
[email protected] (Enoch Darfah Frimpong) Politics Sun, 04 Aug 2013 12:25:43 +0000 http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/ndc-zongo-caucus-to-embark-on-peace-campaign.html http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/ndc-zongo-caucus-to-embark-on-peace-campaign.html
The National Executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Zongo Caucus is to embark on a nationwide peace campaign ahead of the declaration of the 2012 election petition verdict.]]>
[email protected] (Enoch Darfah Frimpong) Politics Sun, 04 Aug 2013 12:12:48 +0000 http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/outcome-of-election-petition-will-reform-ecs-delivery.html http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/outcome-of-election-petition-will-reform-ecs-delivery.html
Ms Georgina Opoku-Amankwaa. Picture: John K. EsselThe first female Deputy Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC), Ms Georgina Opoku-Amankwaa, is optimistic that the outcome of the presidential election petition will go a long way to shape the commission�™s delivery in future elections.]]>
[email protected] (Isaac Yeboah) Politics Sat, 03 Aug 2013 10:20:19 +0000 http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/video-president-mahama-vaderpuiye-visit-theodosia-okoh.html http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/video-president-mahama-vaderpuiye-visit-theodosia-okoh.html

91-year-old Madam Theodosia Okoh

President John Mahama on Thursday visited Madam Theodosia Okoh, the designer of Ghana’s national flag and a former national hockey player.

The President was accompanied by the Minister for Youth & Sports, Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah and the Metropolitan Chief Executive of Accra Alfred Oko Vanderpuije.

The 90-year old National Honours recipient was also joined by her son and other relations to receive the President and his team.

The visit followed a week of controversy over the Accra Metropolitan Assembly’s failed attempt to rename the Theodosia Okoh Hockey pitch. Several groups and individuals protested the excercise while President Mahama also ordered a stop to it and personally apologised to the old lady for any emotional trauma she may have suffered. Click to watch.

[email protected] (Isaac Yeboah) Politics Fri, 02 Aug 2013 14:59:25 +0000 http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/ppp-not-impressed-with-pv-obengs-ctee-to-review-gyeeda-report.html http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/ppp-not-impressed-with-pv-obengs-ctee-to-review-gyeeda-report.html
Mr Brew Hammond, National Chaorman of the PPP, addressing the press conference in Accra on Thursday. With him is Mr Kofi Asamoah Siaw, National Secretary of the partyThe Progressive People�™s Party (PPP) has described the appointment of Mr P.V Obeng�™s Committee to review the GYEEDA Report and advise the President as nothing but a cover-up engineered by the presidency.]]>
[email protected] (Jasmine Arku) Politics Fri, 02 Aug 2013 10:22:18 +0000 http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/dismiss-petitioners-case-lawyers-for-president-mahama-declare.html http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/dismiss-petitioners-case-lawyers-for-president-mahama-declare.html
From Left: Tsatsu Tsikata, Tony LithurLawyers for President John Dramani Mahama, have called on the Supreme Court to dismiss the case of the petitioners in the ongoing presidential election petition because they have failed to prove their allegations.]]>
[email protected] (Samuel Obour) Politics Fri, 02 Aug 2013 03:05:26 +0000 http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/we-have-enough-evidence-to-obtain-favourable-judgement-petitioners.html http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/we-have-enough-evidence-to-obtain-favourable-judgement-petitioners.html
Philip Addison, lead Counsel for PetionersThe petitioners in the 2012 presidential election challenge say that they have succeeded in producing a �œmountain” of evidence sufficient enough to discharge the burden of proof placed on them and to obtain a favourable decision from the Supreme Court.]]>
[email protected] (Samuel Obour) Politics Fri, 02 Aug 2013 03:00:00 +0000 http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/kufuor-to-address-makerere-university.html http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/kufuor-to-address-makerere-university.html
Ex-President JA KufuorFormer President John Agyekum Kufuor has arrived in Kampala, Uganda, to address the 90th anniversary celebration of Makerere University on the theme: �œOil Resource Management and its Utilisation for Economic Transformation: The Case of Ghana.”]]>
[email protected] (Samuel Obour) Politics Fri, 02 Aug 2013 02:50:32 +0000 http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/government-media-co-operation-vital-for-development-opoku.html http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/government-media-co-operation-vital-for-development-opoku.html
Eric OpokuThe Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr Eric Opoku has said cordial relations with the media, cooperation and collaboration in churning out what is mostly good for national unity and progress is the way  forward.

He has, therefore, called for mutual respect and recognition of the role of the media in society as not a passive mirror, but rather, �œa mirror with eyes , ears and above all a voice especially for the voiceless guaranteed by the national constitution.”

At a press soiree for the Ashanti Regional Branch of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) at his official residency in Kumasi on Tuesday, the Regional Minister  stressed the need for public officials and the media personnel to work to sustain the crusade against indiscipline, insanitary conditions, self-helplessness and over dependence on government and yet refuse to be tax-compliant.

As Ghanaians await the outcome of the 2012 Election petition, Mr Opoku challenged media personnel to market the country as a stable, united and peace loving society.

He also asked the media to consider the possibility of a cease-fire” by way of suspending panel discussions on the election petition trial at the Supreme Court as soon as the parties conclude their addresses.”

He also charged the public and questioned on  how  individuals and public officials pursue the public interest with dedication and patriotism and the recognition that the best public relations (PR) was to do the right thing at the right time and at the right place but not to be reckless. and when taken on, turn round to blame the press.

The press soiree which was attended by heads of department, metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives (MMDCE’s) afforded all who had gathered the opportunity to socialise as partners and leaders of the region to discuss issues bordering on the development of the region and the country as a whole.

 The President of the Ashanti Chapter of the GJA, Mr Listowell Yesu Bukarson on behalf of the members of the GJA, commended the Regional Minister for the interaction.

He pledged that the GJA would work in close collaboration with the Regional Co-ordinating Council (RCC) to enhance effective and efficient administration .

 By Nana Yaw Barimah/Daily Graphic/Ghana

[email protected] (Samuel Obour) Politics Fri, 02 Aug 2013 02:14:28 +0000 http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/establish-national-leadership-centre-to-groom-leaders.html http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/establish-national-leadership-centre-to-groom-leaders.html
Mr Prince Kofi Amoabeng (left), Managing Director, UT Bank Ghana Limited, interacting with Professor Kwaku Atuahene-Gima (right), Executive Director, CEIBS Africa Programme, after the Vodafone African Business Leaders Forum in Accra. Picture: EDNA SARKODIEThe Founder of the International Foundation for Africa Innovation, Professor Kwaku Atuahene-Gima, has called for the establishment of a national leadership centre to groom leaders to transform the economic fortunes of the continent.]]>
[email protected] (Samuel Obour) Politics Fri, 02 Aug 2013 02:06:58 +0000 http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/imprison-officials-who-loot-state-coffers-s-prof-amankwa.html http://graphic.com.gh/Politics/imprison-officials-who-loot-state-coffers-s-prof-amankwa.html
A Catholic Priest, Reverend Professor John Amankwah has underscored the need for state officials who steal state monies to be imprisoned for life.]]>
[email protected] (Samuel Obour) Politics Fri, 02 Aug 2013 01:17:56 +0000