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Mabey & Johnson Scandal: Police Clears Peprah, Yankey & Others

By Aaron Okyere
 
After almost twenty-two months, the seven men at the centre of the Mabey & Johnson bribery scandal who all denied collecting bribes from the British engineering firm years ago as alleged can heave a sigh of relief.
 

Police Service gets DNA testing machine

Government has acquired an automated fingerprint machine together with a DNA testing machine to be installed at the CID forensic laboratory to aid in the easy identification of criminals.
 
The Service has not owned a DNA testing machine over the years, and had in the past sought the assistance of other countries to conduct DNA tests.
 

President Mills: God will see NDC through

Accra, June 8, GNA - President John Evans Atta Mills on Wednesday reaffirmed his belief in God to carry the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) successfully through the 2012 elections. Speaking to journalists after being vetted by the Party to contest the NDC flag bearer slot, he said: "With God holding the banner, we shall succeed."

NDC UK & Ireland Chapter Salutes the June 4th Movement

On the occasion of the 32nd Anniversary of June 4th 1979 Revolution, the UK & Ireland Chapter of the National Democratic Congress would like to take the opportunity to salute all the Heroes of the June 4th Movement.
The NDC UK & Ireland Chapter believes in the principles of the June 4th 1979 Revolution. The relevance of which are the principles of probity, accountability, integrity and popular participation in the decision making process of the country.

STATEMENT: THE 32ND ANNIVERSARY OF JUNE 4,

STATEMENT BY THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS ON THE OCCASION OF THE 32ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE JUNE 4, 1979 UPRISING

Veep advocates law to promote probity

Vice-President John Mahama has underscored the need for the enforcement of various legislations aimed at ensuring probity and accountability in the country.

Government, he said, had shown commitment to fighting corruption in the system with the enactment of several subsidiary legislations, but what was left was their strict enforcement to deter people who dipped their hands into the public purse.

$70million For Retooling To Improve Technical Education

The government has secured $70 million from the World Bank to retool technical schools in the country, the Minister of Education, Mrs Betty Mould-Iddrisu, has said.

Additionally, she said, the government was in the process of sourcing $2 million to support vocational training for apprentices in all districts.

Government & SADA donor conference slated for June 23

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday announced a conference between the Executive and the Donor Community to finalise the budget for Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) slated for June 23 to June 24 in Accra.

President inaugurates dormitory for Begoro Senior High

President John Atta Mills has inaugurated a two-storey dormitory for the Begoro Presbyterian Senior High School and said the “Better Ghana Agenda” was meant to provide infrastructure for the people of Ghana.

He said the government would not relent in its efforts in making sure that the people in the area and students had their fair share of the “Better Ghana Agenda” cake.

Mills promises to improve Volta Lake Transport System

President Mills has promised to improve the Volta Lake Transport System.

He said government is procuring new ferries to replace the worn-out ones.

President Mills was speaking to journalists after going on an expedition on the lake as he tours the Eastern region.

President Mills said “we have placed an order for new ferries and pontoons so we can avoid the frequent breakdown [of the old one].”

Unity is essential for development – President Mills

President John Evans Atta Mills on Thursday called on Ghanaians to bury their differences and unite to enable development to take place unhindered.

He made the call when addressing separate durbars at Asankragwa, Asawinso, Juabeso and Sefwi Essam during his three-day official visit to the Western Region.

UN boss congratulates President Mills on Ivory Coast

The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon has commended President Mills for contributing towards the peaceful resolution of the Ivorian crisis.

He is however counting on the Mills administration to help rebuild Ivory Coast after disputed polls killed thousands and threw their economy into disarray.

NDC delegation attends ANC rally in Johannesburg

An NDC delegation of Ludwig Akpene Hlodze (National Youth Organiser), Mr. Yaw Boateng Gyan (National Organiser) and Madam Magaret Chiravira (Deputy National Womens’ Organiser), attended the national rally of South Africa's ruling African National Congress [ANC] in Johannesburg, ahead of South Africa’s local level elections.

TOR rejects claims it can't refine crude oil from Jubilee Field

The Tema Oil Refinery has once again rejected claims that it is in no position to refine crude oil from the Jubilee Field.

The claim, first made by a senior government official during the pouring of first oil has recently gained currency following similar reported comments attributed to a Tullow official by the GNA.

Tullow has since sought to distance itself from the comment in a statement issued to the media.

Majority Leader assures of healthy relations with Speaker

The Majority Leader Cletus Avoka has assured of a smooth, healthy relationship with the Speaker of Parliament despite a minor fracas Friday which forced the Speaker out of the House.

The Speaker, Joyce Banford Addo walked out of Parliament, albeit temporarily, when her leadership qualities were challenged by the leadership of the Majority in the House.

Rejoinder- Re Nana Konadu for 2012 UK Group

The NDC UK & Ireland Chapter strongly disassociates itself from a recent statement published on Ghana web by a Group calling itself “Konadu for 2012 UK Group”

The Group which claimed to support Nana Konadu’s bid for the flagbearership of the National Democratic Congress said in their statement that they were speaking on behalf of NDC members in the UK, including the NDC Executives across Europe.

Yendi in frenzy over acquittal of Ya-Na murder suspects

Yendi is in frenzy following the acquitting and discharge of 14 Abudus charged for the murder of the late Ya-Na Yakubu Andani.

An Accra Fast Track High Court on Tuesday acquitted the 14 for lack of evidence, sending Abudu youth in Yendi onto the streets in absolute jubilation.

Hamza, a journalist in Yendi captured the scenes of the youth describing it as one of excitement.

Some of the youth who spoke to him could not hide their intense joy after the court’s decision.

Ghana Youth Forum In London

We are looking forward to see you there. It is all about Ghana and we are putting Ghana first. Please forward the event to friends. Come and be part of the solution.

Please find directions attached below.

Salaries of Parliamentarians to go up by 300%?

CJA CRIES OUT AGAINST PROPOSAL

GHANA at 54, National Development agenda is the way forward. Speech by Horace Ankrah

SPEECH BY HORACE ANKRAH
NDC UK/IRELAND CHAPTER CHAIRMAN
5TH MARCH 2011

Chairman, Milton Keynes
Comrades
Distinguish Ladies & Gentlemen

President Mills rattles NPP with the State of the Nation Address

NDC UK & Ireland – President Mills rattles NPP with the State of the Nation Address

Kufuor: Meeting with President was cordial and frank

Accra, Feb. 22, GNA - Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has described his meeting with President John Evans Atta Mills as cordial and frank but refused to give details of discussions which lasted close to two hours.

When asked by Castle correspondents to comment on the controversial "all die be die" statement by the flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, he directed the media to ask the person who made the statement.

The former president would also not comment on whether President Mills was a "unifier".

Kofi Adams interacts with NDC UK & Ireland Members and London Media

NDC UK & Ireland Chapter - Kofi Adams interacts with NDC UK & Ireland Members and London Media

The Deputy General Secretary of the NDC Kofi Adams met a cross session of the general membership of the NDC UK & Ireland Chapter and the media during a recent visit to London.

Mr Adams briefed Chapter members on the recent developments and challenges facing the National Party. He said the Party was aware of the difficulties facing Chapters in the Diaspora and that the Party was doing everything within its means to address those challenges.

Akufo-Addo’s posturing leaves him bruised and battered

As the NPP functionaries and global net works look for avenues to dampen the furore over their flagbearer, Nana Akufo Addo’s recent unfortunate gaffes, reckless and irresponsible public pronouncements. Here is something from George Bush for them: "Anybody who is in a position to serve this country ought to understand the consequences of words."—George W. Bush, interview with Rush Limbaugh, Nov. 1, 2006.

THERE IS NO JUSTIFICATION FOR INCITING VOILENCE, SAYS NDC USA

The NDC USA remains shocked at the quiet reaction of the Ghanaian Civil Society, concerning recent utterances by the flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party. Nana Dankwa Akuffo is recorded as having stated that “… we Akans are not the cowards, we are perceived to be by other tribes.” He is also quoted as saying that, “the little violence that we displayed in Atiwa, is just a tip of the iceberg of what NPP will do in 2012”; and “ 2012 is going to be a 'do and die affair', after all, all die be die”

$6bn Railway Expansion Project Begins April

The railway network which has not seen any major expansion and rehabilitation in the last 100 years will, from April this year, see substantial improvement when the $6-billion Nsawam-Kumasi and Ejisu-Paga railway project begins.

The Ejisu-Paga rail is expected to pass through Tamale, from where a branch line will be constructed to Yendi.

Additionally, the $990-million Accra-Tema railway extension project is scheduled to begin in April to facilitate commercial activities.

Ofosu Ampofo vows to fight footsoldier gangsterism

Local Government Minister has charged party footsoldiers to give District and Municipal Chief Executives the peace of mind to execute their developmental agenda.

Samuel Ofosu Ampofo said the recent phenomenon of footsoldier agitations will not be allowed to fester under his watch.

His admonition follows bout of rampaging footsoldier activities in which offices of some state institutions have been forcibly taken over and public toilets seized with impunity across the country.

University For Volta Region

President John Evans Atta Mills yesterday cut the sod for work to begin on the proposed establishment of University of Health and Allied Science at Ho amidst excitement among the people of the Volta Region.
It will be the first public university to be established in the region and the first to be dedicated to health science education in the country.

To be built in phases involving eight schools, one faculty and two institutes, the start of the university fulfils the manifesto pledge by the government to build a public university in the region.

Prices Of Petroleum Products To Go Up Next Week If... - Alex Mould

The Executive Secretary of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Mr. Alex Mould, says there might be an increment in fuel prices if government does not subsidize the $8 increment on the world market.

With the recent increase in crude oil price on the world market, it is unclear if government will absorb the rise in cost of the product or allow consumers to pay for it.

Enemies of the Nation: The dark secrets of Tema Harbour

By Anas Aremeyaw Anas