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July 7: Parliament Acted Wrongly In Vodafone Deal – Report

It emerged at the Commercial Court’s sitting in Accra on Thursday that Parliament acted in contravention of the 1992 Constitution in July 2008 when it ratified a Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) on the sale of Ghana Telecom to Vodafone without the President’s signature.

July 7: NDC Must Stay Focused And Forget Rawlings – Teye Nyaunu

Outspoken Member Parliament for Lower Manya Krobo, Michael Teye Nyaunu has laughed off a statement issued by leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in connection with the newly formed political party – NDP.

“When did the party start respecting the founder, when did they consider him as the founder, I am just surprised at this gimmicks that is being played” Mr. Nyaunu said. He added that “Rawlings is not a member but nobody is supposed to make a statement for and on behalf of Rawlings. I think they better stay focused”.

July 7: Ursula Slaps Fritz Baffour

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate for Ablekuma South, Ursula Owusu, has expressed shock and disappointment about the contents of a press statement suspected to have been issued by the campaign office of Fritz Baffour, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) incumbent MP of the constituency. The contents have prompted Ursula to issue a response, describing the statement as “infantile” and one that draws “amusement”.

“Instead of assuring the anxious constituents of Ablekuma South that he will advocate their cause and seek a resolution of their many problems, to merit their continued trust in his competence, Fritz Baffour and his campaign team rather decided to descend into the gutter and spew lies and totally discredited propaganda about the universally condemned attack on me at Odododiodoo during the registration exercise,” Ursula noted.

July 7: Seven File For Wulensi By-Election Despite Legal Threat

Seven candidates, including one independent, had filed their nominations to contest the Wulensi by-election as of the close of nominations on Wednesday, in spite of the suit by three political parties against the Electoral Commission (EC) on its decision to organise the by-election using the old voters register. They are Mr Imoro Sualey for the New Vision Party; Mr Damba Issah for the Progressive People’s Party (PPP); Mr Nlenkiba Abraham for the Independent People’s Party (IPP); Mr Haruna Musah for the Convention People’s Party (CPP); Mr Thomas Donkor Ogajah for the New Patriotic Party( NPP); Laliri George Maban for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), and Mohammed Adam, the independent candidate.

July 6: No War During And After Polls – Okyenhene

The Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Oforipanin, has stated that there would be “no war” before, during and after the December polls. He said the country would continue to enjoy a peaceful environment and Ghanaians would go about their daily chores without any fear.

Osagyefo Amoatia said this when the Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Victor Smith, paid a courtesy call on him at his palace at Kyebi on Friday, as part of his familiarization tour to of the East Akyem Municipality. He observed that the upcoming election was not the first the country had ever held and Ghana would continue to enjoy the relative peace it enjoyed after all those past elections.

July 6: NPP Will Address The Gap Between The Rich And Poor – Nana Addo

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has said his administration would help address the wide disparity between the rich and the poor in accessing tertiary education in the country. He said his government would embark on massive expansion of educational infrastructure at the basic school through to the tertiary level across a 10-year period as well as establish a school to serve each community across the country.

July 7: GFA To Persuade Asamoah Gyan For The Last Time.

The Ghana Football Association will hold showdown talks with Asamoah Gyan over his return to the national team ahead of the 2013 Afcon qualifier against Malawi. The 26-year-old striker called temporal time on his international career in the aftermath of the country’s failure to clinch the 2012 African Cup of Nations held in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

He became public enemy number one and received harsh criticisms from soccer fans following his semi-final penalty miss at the continental showpiece against eventual winners Zambia. He was made the scapegoat and suffered vitriolic abuse on social networking site twitter from Ghana fans who held him solely responsible for their team’s shock 1-0 demise.

July 7: Chelsea 3 -2 Zamalek: Clottey Hat-trick Inspires Chelsea To Zamalek Victory

Berekum Chelsea scored a late goal to seal a 3-2 win against Zamalek in a Group D match in the CAF Champions League on Saturday. Emmanuel Clottey got his second hat trick in the competition to give Chelsea an opening win at the Accra Sports Stadium and extends his goal tally to nine after hitting six in the qualifying rounds.

July 3: Otumfuo’s Chief Joins Mills Campaign

A SUB-CHIEF of the Asantehene, Nana Dankwah Dwamena Dwubisiaw, chief of Drobonso in the newly created Sekyere Afram Plains North District in the Ashanti Region, has openly endorsed the candidature of President Mills in the coming national polls. The traditional leader, who defied the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu’s order debarring chiefs in Asanteman from engaging in partisan politics, said the NDC government had done well so far so the electorate should renew its mandate in December to continue with its good works.

July 3: Nana Storms Taifa

The entire community of Taifa, a suburb of Accra, and its surrounding areas came to a standstill yesterday when the Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, with his able lieutenants, attended a mammoth rally by the local party people.

Nana Akufo-Addo joined members of the Dome-Kwabenya constituency to launch the campaign of the party’s Parliamentary Candidate for the area, Sarah Adwoa Safo. The mammoth crowd went berserk when Nana Addo arrived at the venue amidst spontaneous cheers and chants of ‘Paapa o dende, Paapa o dende!”

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