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I kept wondering what to write today. Then I kept scanning through my thoughts. Then many issues kept running in my mind. To choose to dwell on two major issues may be too boring. Yet, I knew they are still going to be part of our discussions this week because some people wish it so. Then I knew it all feeds into a perception that would eventually result in some established references in the future.

We’ve begun compiling names of NHIS registrants – EC

Charlotte Osei   Nnnn The Electoral Commission (EC) has said it has begun compiling names of all voters who registered with a National Health Insurance Card (NHIS) as proof of identity ahead of the 2012 elections in compliance with a Supreme Court directive. 

Ghana to re-engage UK after EU exit

Hannah Tetteh Foreign Minister Gh Ghana will start processes for bilateral talks with the United Kingdom to renegotiate various agreements following Britain’s exit from the European Union, the West African country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ms Hanna Tetteh has said.

Abu Ramadan, Evans Nimako serving NPP's interest - Kwakye Ofosu

Felix Kwakye Ofosu The two citizens who brought a case before the Supreme Court on the voter's register are doing the bidding of the New Patriotic Party, a Deputy Communications Minister has said.

VOTER, BEWARE

 The legal term, caveat emptor, meaning, buyer beware would pass a stretch at this crucial moment of our national life as we inch closer to elections to mean, voter beware.

216 FACTORIES, THE CRITICAL ASSESSMENT

 It might appear as if the practice of politics cannot be done on the basis of ethics. Ethics are those things that measure the rightness or wrongness of an action, the basis upon which one can classify an act as either ethical or unethical.

Nana stole my ‘1 district, 1 factory’ idea - Akpaloo

Akpaloo Radio Opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo has been accused of stealing the idea of establishing a factory per district from the Independent People’s Party (IPP), its flagbearer Kofi Percival Apaloo has stated.

Car gift: CHRAJ petition will bring clarity – Bagbin

Bagbin Fresh Majority Leader Alban Bagbin has said the decision by the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) to lodge a complaint with the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) over President John Mahama’s car gift is their right, but cautioned that they would be expected to provide evidence that the gift amounted to corruption.

NPP’s manifesto theft charge ‘reckless’ – Bagbin

Bagbin Batakari It is “reckless” for the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) to say President John Mahama and the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) intends stealing its policies and programme for the 2016 elections, thus the delay in its launch, Mr Alban Bagbin, Majority Leader, has said.

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  • Irbard to Manasseh: Apologise for gaffe

    Irbard Ibrahim Security Expert  International Relations and Security Expert, Irbard Ibrahim, has advised Joy FM’s Mannasseh Azure Awuni to render an unqualified apologise to President John Dramani Mahama over false claims he took a bribe, a Ford Expedition SUV, from a Burkinabe businessman in 2012 in exchange for contracts. 

    NACOB begins process to confiscate properties of two drug barons

    Lebron Hotel Nn Processes of confiscating properties belonging to David Kwadwo Anim, the owner of Le Baron Hotel at East Legon in Accra, and his accomplice, Kofi Antwi Nkansah, a businessman, have begun.

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    The past week ended on a sad note amidst the media gang against the president. While some mourn with His Excellency, others were busily prosecuting a well orchestrated scheme intended to chip into the solid character of the president. 

    Former SADA boss Iddi to be surcharged for wasteful expenditure

     Current CEO of SADA, Mr Charles Abugre has been cautioned by PAC that he could be surcharged if he failed to take steps towards retrieving the money

    You can’t block social media – UN tells IGP

     The United Nations (UN) has indicated that it would not endorse any attempts to block social media networks in Ghana during elections.

    Widow of parliamentary aspirant wins Shai Osudoku NDC primary

    Linda Ocloo (left) was still mourning her husband on voting day 

    Komenda Sugar Factory starts bagging on Monday

     The Komenda Sugar factory would start bagging sugar for sale beginning today (Monday), the Central Regional Minister, Mr Kweku Ricketts-Hagan has said.

    President Mahama resumes Gt. Accra ‘accounting’ tour

     President John Dramani Mahama resumes his Accounting to the People tour of the Greater Accra on Tuesday.

    NPP admits: Policy to build factories in all districts not original

    Kwaku Kwarteng Fresh The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has admitted that a policy proposal by its flagbearer to build factories in every district in the country did not originate from the opposition party.

    One factory, one district: NPP copying Mahama – Boamah

    Dr Edward Omane Boamah Comms Min Communications Minister Dr. Omane Boamah has described as laughable NPP flagbearer’s promise to industrialise Ghana by building one factory in each district if he wins the 2016 elections.

    Nana Addo’s 1 district, 1 factory promise “cheap talk” – Bagbin

    Bagbin Fresh The majority leader in Parliament, Alban Bagbin has described the claims by the flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party to build a factory in every district in the country as “empty boast” and “cheap talk.”

    We’re already building factories – Gov’t replies Nana Addo

    Dr Edward Omane Boamah New The governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), has pooh-poohed a promise by the Flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo Addo, to establish one factory in each of the 216 districts of the country, saying such factories are already under construction to employ Ghanaians and make their lives better.

    Stop twisting Supreme Court rulings - Asantehene

    Ashantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Wave The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has urged Ghanaians to stop twisting rulings by the Supreme Court and the 1992 Constitution to suit their parochial interests.

    NPP to change it's presidential candidate by September - NDC

    Nana Change A member of the communication team of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Nenugbo Mawugbe has predicted that the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), will by September 2016 elect a new presidential candidate because his chances of winning are slim.

    Akufo-Addo's 'one district, one factory policy' doable - Akomea

    Akomea Npp New Patriotic Party (NPP) Communications Director Nana Akomea says the promise by the party’s presidential candidate Akufo-Addo to build one factory in every district may turn out differently in reality.

    Akufo-Addo’s ‘one factory per district’ impossible - Economist

    Kusi Boafo An Economist and a political science lecturer at the Kumasi Polytechnic, Mr. Kusi Boafo says the “1-District-1 Factory” promised by flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, cannot be possible, based on the country’s current economic situation.

    Journalist resigns to campaign for Mahama

    Mustapha Inusah New Celebrity journalist and artiste manager, Mustapha Inusah, popularly known as Nii Attractive, who works with Despite Group as producer of Peace FM/Neat FM morning show, has tendered in his resignation letter to campaign for President John Dramani Mahama in the forthcoming election.

    Ghanaians abuse their President anyhow – Chief Dele

    Mahama Meets Chief Dele Momodu Nigerian media owner and businessman Chief Dele Momodu has chided Ghanaians for what he says is the rampant abuse of their President by the citizenry.

    Mahama's mother Hajia Abiba Nneba goes home (photos)

     The casket containing the body of Hajia Abiba Nneba, the mother of President John Dramani Mahama arrived on board an Air Force plane at Busunu, in the West Gonja District of the Northern Region for the burial ceremony Friday morning. 

    Nana Addo to taste first Komenda Factory sugar

    Komenday Sugar Factory The Secretary of the Board of Governors of Komenda Sugar Company Limited, Ransford Vanni-Amoah, has hinted that the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the 2016 elections Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will be the first to taste fine sugar produced from the newly commissioned Komenda Sugar Factory in October.

    Accra drains to be expanded

     The City of Accra would soon see a massive drainage expansion which would make open drains the thing of the past as part of the city’s redevelopment agenda in an effort to end the city’s perennial floodings.