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General News of Sunday, 21 June 2015


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Sir John attacks 22-year-old Francisca Oteng-Mensah

Former General Secretary of the opposition NPP Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John, has sought to question the marketability of the 22-year-old parliamentary aspirant of the Party for the Kwabre East Constituency, Francisca Oteng-Mensah.


Anane challenges Akufo-Addo

New Patriotic Party defeated parliamentary candidate in the Nyhiaeso constituency in Ashanti region, Dr Richard Anane has charged Nana Akufo-Addo to show his capacity to unite factions in the party in order to win the 2016 general elections as ex-President John Agyekum Kufuor demonstrated in the run-up to the 2000 elections.


Sylvester Mensah: I was relieved, I did not resign

Contrary to media reports that former Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) had resigned his position, Sylvester Mensah has disclosed that his tenure as CEO had elapsed and he was duly relieved of his post.


I beg for money each month to survive – Ursula Owusu

Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West Ursula Owusu Ekuful is worried about the seeming monetization of elections in the party.

According to her, the trend if not checked, could be very detrimental to the party in future elections.

Mrs. Owusu Ekuful’s concerns come following allegation of bribery in the just ended parliamentary primaries of the NPP held on Saturday June 13, 2015.


I’ve been groomed for MP position – Francisca

The newly elected New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Candidate for Kwabre East in the Ashanti Region, Ms Francisca Oteng-Mensah, 22, has expressed surprise that some people think she lacks experience due to her age.

The age and level of experience of Ms Oteng-Mensah has come under close scrutiny by political pundits and critics.


Self-styled Ken Agyapong Aide On The Run

One John Anfo Amoah who styled himself as NPP kingpin, Ken Agyapong’s special aide and in the process defrauded unsuspecting banks and a cousin who had guaranteed one such bank loan facility for of colossal financial fortunes, is on the wanted list of the Ashaiman branch of the Ghana Police Service.