General News of Saturday, 8 December 2018
Some aggrieved flagbearer aspirants of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) met with the party’s Council of Elders in a bid to resolve the current impasse between them and the party’s’ leadership over the GHC 420,000 fee for nomination. They claimed that the fee was too exorbitant and demanded a reduction in the fee. This is up for discussion on Newsfile today.
Also on the NDC flagbearer race, flagbearer hopeful Elikplim Agbemava has announced his decision to give up his ambitions of leading the NDC into the 2020 elections. In a statement signed by himself, the Lawyer by profession indicated his resolve to join the team of Former President Mahama as he represents the hope of majority of party faithful.
Government has officially withdrawn the controversial Ameri deal brought to Parliament by the sacked Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko. In its place is a new agreement which the current Energy Minister John Peter Amewu claims is an improvement on the initial agreement signed by the erstwhile NDC government in 2015.
The Electoral Commission has dumped the controversial multi-coloured logo championed by its immediate past chairperson, Mrs Charlotte Osei. In a memo dated December 4, 2018 and signed by chairperson, Mrs Jean Adukwei Mensa, the commission explained that with effect from “today… the original logo which bears the Coat of Arms and has a ballot box showing the hand casting its vote has been restored.”
Embattled gold dealership firm, Menzgold Ghana Limited, has asked its staff to proceed on leave effective Monday, December 10. The company said it arrived at the decision as a result of unceasing threats to its properties as well as staff of the company. In a statement dated December 4, the gold dealership firm said the staff should return to work on December 20 “when all outstanding entitlements, including end of year packages, shall be fully disbursed”. These and many other issues will be the focus of today’s discussions on Newsfile.