Liberal Party of Ghana Parliamentary Candidate outlines vision for Ahanta-West


The Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG) Parliamentary Aspirant in the Ahanta-West Constituency, Mr Jonathan Henry Quaicoe, has pledged to address pressing issues in the Constituency when elected as a Member of Parliament (MP).

He said, his ‘motivation to run as a Member of Parliament in the area, stemmed from an innermost passion and love for public service as a clinical nurse.’

Mr Quaicoe said as an indigene, who grew up in the Ahanta-West Constituency, he had firsthand information about developmental challenges confronting the area.

He was speaking to Ghana News Agency in an interview at Apowa in the Ahanta-West Municipality of the Western Region.

He mentioned some of the developmental challenges facing the area such as poor road network, lack of quality education, inaccessible health care delivery, lack of social amenities, downward economic growth and low Agricultural practices.

Mr Quaicoe promised to bring fresh perspectives to Parliament, putting the needs of the community at the forefront through proper
dialogue from stakeholders, partners, Heads of Departments, traditional rulers, religious leaders, opinion leaders, political parties and community members.

Mr Quaicoe told the GNA that he brought on board five major pillars of development such as fresh perspectives with a new viewpoint and approaches to addressing long-standing issues and goals of the Constituency.

Another major pillar, he said, was a collaborative sense to engage with diverse groups and build coalitions.

Mr Quaicoe promised to foster stronger network connections and relationships built through campaign and community work.

The Ahanta-West Parliamentary Candidate for the LPG said he had outlined a mandate for change with a clear directive from constituents to address specific issues and implement positive reforms.

Source: Ghana News Agency

NPP vetting committee approves four persons to contest Manhyia South primaries


The vetting committee of the NPP has approved the nomination of four persons to contest the Manhyia South parliamentary primaries, scheduled for July 14, this year.

The four are: Nana Owusu Afriyie Prempeh, Lawyer Nana Agyei Baffour Awuah, Mr Akwasi Coker Gyambibi and Mr James Owusu Boakye.

Mr Richmond Abban, an official at the Manhyia South NPP office, told journalists that the vetting committee had also conducted a ballot for the candidates.

Mr Smith Danquah Buttey, Chairman of the NPP elections committee, said everything was set for the conduct of the elections on Sunday.

He promised to ensure transparency, fairness, and free elections at the primaries.

The Manhyia South NPP parliamentary seat became vacant following the nomination and endorsement of Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh, the incumbent MP, by Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, flag-bearer of the NPP, to be his running mate for the 2024 elections.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Liberal Party of Ghana parliamentary candidate outlines vision for Ahanta-West


The Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG) Parliamentary Candidate in the Ahanta-West Constituency, Mr Jonathan Henry Quaicoe has indicated that he will lead the people in addressing the pressing issues in the constituency if elected as Member of Parliament.

He said his ‘motivation to run as a Parliamentary Candidate in the area, stemmed from an innermost passion and love for public service as a clinical nurse.’

Mr Quaicoe said as an indigene, who grew up in the Ahanta-West Constituency, he had firsthand information about developmental challenges confronting the area in an interview with the Ghana News Agency at Apowa in the Ahanta-West Municipality of the Western Region.

He mentioned some of the developmental challenges facing the area as a poor road network, lack of quality education, inaccessible health care delivery, lack of social amenities, downward economic growth, and low agricultural production.

Mr Quaicoe promised to bring fresh perspectives to Parliament, putting the needs of the community at the forefro
nt through proper dialogue from stakeholders,partners,Heads of Departments, traditional rulers, religious leaders, opinion leaders, political parties, and community members.

Mr said he would bring on board five major pillars of development such as fresh perspectives with a new viewpoint and approaches to addressing long-standing issues and goals of the Constituency.

The Parliamentary Candidate said he was abreast of community knowledge with in-depth understanding of community needs, concerns and aspirations.

Another major pillar, he said, was a collaborative sense to engage with diverse groups and build coalitions.

Mr Quaicoe promised to foster stronger network connections and relationships built through campaign and community work.

The Ahanta-West Parliamentary Candidate for the LPG said he had outlined a mandate for change with a clear directive from your constituents to address specific issues and implement positive reforms.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Abu Jinapor given oversight responsibility over Energy Ministry


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has designated Mr Samuel Abu Jinapor, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for Damongo, an oversight responsibility over the Ministry of Energy.

This follows the resignation of the Minister of Energy, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, who was chosen as Vice-Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party for the 2024 Election.

This was in a statement issued by Mr Eugene Arhin, the Director of Communications at the Presidency, on Thursday, July 11, 2024.

Meanwhile, the President has accepted the resignation of Dr. Opoku Prempeh as Energy Minister with effect from July 18, 2024.

The president has asked Samuel Abu Jinapor to have Cabinet oversight responsibility over the Ministry of Energy, while Mr Herbert Krampah, the Minister of State designate for the Ministry of Energy would be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Ministry.

This is the third time the President had given additional responsibilities to Mr Jinapor over other M
inistries.

It will be recalled that following the resignation of former Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr. John Alan Kyerematen, the President on January 14, 2023, appointed Mr. Jinapor as the caretaker Minister for the Ministry of Trade and Industry, a position he held for three months.

Mr Jinapor is expected to deal with some pressing energy matters at the Ministry, including the intermittent power situation and crude oil production.

Source: Ghana News Agency

NAPO apologises over Nkrumah gaffe during unveiling


The Running Mate of the New Patriotic Party, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh, has apologised for his controversial comments about Ghana’s first president, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, regarding the latter’s achievements in government.

In a statement issued by him on Friday, Dr Opoku Prempeh, affectionately called NAPO, explained that his comments were his ‘personal opinion’ and were not intended to disrespect Dr Kwame Nkrumah or any former president.

‘I wish to emphasise that I never meant to disrespect our former president, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, or any of our former heads of state; including my grand uncle and mentor, John Agyekum Kufuor,’ Dr Opoku Prempeh stated.

‘I note the concerns raised after my statement, I apologise sincerely and regret any discomfort caused,’ he added.

The apology comes days after he claimed at his unveiling in Kumasi last Tuesday that no President in Ghana’s history, including the first President of the Republic, Dr Kwame Nkrumah had performed better than President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

His c
omments sparked massive backlash from the public who considered it disrespectful to the first president, with the Convention People’s Party (CPP) demanding his resignation.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Kwesi Pratt to deliver 12th Atta Mills Commemorative Lecture


Mr Kwesi Pratt Junior, the Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper, will deliver the 12th John Evans Atta Mills Commemorative Anniversary Lecture as part of activities to celebrate the legacies of the late President.

The lecture, scheduled to be held in Accra on July 19, 2024, would be chaired by Justice Sophia Akuffo, a former Chief Justice.

The leadership of the John Evans Atta Mills Memorial Heritage told journalists in Accra on Thursday that the ceremony would also witness the launch of a book titled: ‘Atta Mills around the Regions’.

The book, the Organisation said, was a compilation of all the lectures delivered in the 16 regions of the country as part of the year-long celebration of the 10th anniversary of the death of President Mills.

Mr Alex Segbefia, Chairman, J.E.A. Mills Memorial Heritage, said a wreath laying ceremony and memorial service would be held at the Asomdwee Park, near the Independence Square on 24th July, 2024 – in commemoration of the day President Mills died in 2012.

‘On 27th Ju
ly, 2024 at 8:30a.m, the President John Evans Atta Mills Memorial Hockey Tournament will be held at the Theodosia Okoh Hockey Stadium in Accra,’ he added.

The J.E.A. Mills Memorial Heritage is a non-profit, non- partisan organisation, which seeks to preserve and build on the legacies of the late President John Evans Atta Mills.

It was established in 2022 by a group of academics, professional colleagues, students, family and appointees of President Mills.

The late J.E.A. Mills served as President from January 08, 2009 to July 24, 2012 – the day he died.

Mr Segbefia said the ideals and virtues of President Mills remained relevant particularly in the areas of national unity and cohesion, servant leadership, and combatting corruption.

He said since the launch of the J.E.A. Mills Memorial Heritage, the Organisation had organised several activities, including annual commemorative lectures and launched five publications on Prof. J.E A. Mills.

‘The activities organised by the Memorial Heritage have been success
ful, and we are grateful to Ghanaians for heavily patronising the annual memorial lectures, the regional lectures, the hockey tournaments, and for purchasing the five publications of Prof. Mills,’ Mr Segbefia said.

Source: Ghana News Agency