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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.

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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
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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

Betty Set To Shake Education Ministry

Former Minister of Justice & Attorney Madam Betty Mould Iddrisu, who has just taken off as education minister is expected to take radical reforms at her new destination.

According to sources, the newly appointed minister of education will not tolerate any conservative approach to things at the ministry, which is said to be the centre for people who have adopted very lackadaisical attitude to doing things over the years.

President Mills calls for speedy development of Africa

President John Evans Atta Mills, at the week-end, urged African leaders to move with a calculated speed, to remove the barriers that continued to slow the Continent’s progress.

He was emphatic that, the development of Africa was a worthy objective, capable of being achieved, and that Africa did not have the luxury of time, and should therefore move as fast as it could to realize its development.

Ghana National Housing Project

President John Atta Mills on Thursday performed the groundbreaking ceremony for the commencement of the eagerly-awaited Ghana National Housing Project, pushing the venture as "a legacy that history will not be able to write".

NDC Liverpool inaugurated

At the inauguration of the Liverpool ward of NDC. From left Mr Ahmed Nasr Mohamed(Chairman NDC Liverpool), Mr Ibrahim Farouque Napson(Secretary), Mr Horace Ankrah (Chairman NDC UK), Mr Ludwig Hlodze(NDC National Youth Organiser / Presidential Aide), Mr Kwame Agbodza(Vice Chairman NDC UK)

Street naming policy to be ready in June

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD), is expected to complete work on a draft policy framework on street naming and property addressing to pave way for commencement of the exercise in the country by June.

Mr Joseph Yieleh Chireh, the Sector Minister, announced this when addressing the opening session at a day's validation workshop organised by the Ministry for stakeholders to make inputs into the draft policy and manual on Tuesday.

Police to lay off bad personnel

The Police Administration will soon embark on an image cleansing exercise to lay off the bad personnel in the service, Mr John Kudalor, Director General in charge of Operations has said.

He said this would allow room for more committed and qualified people who would see policing as service to humanity to be recruited into the service.

Mr Kudalor said this when he addressed a section of the police personnel and the media at the Upper West Regional Police Headquarters in Wa on Monday.

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