NPP constitutes Campaign Team for 2024 Election

The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has assembled experienced and formidable personalities as advisors and managers to steer the party’s campaign for the 2024 Election.

The team comprised prominent figures within the party including former President John Agyekum Kufuor and current President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, former National Chairman, Freddie Blay, and former Campaign Manager, Peter Mac Manu.

The team aims to mobilise support across the country and strategise effectively towards winning the 2024 Election, credible sources told the media after a crunch meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Party in Accra, on Monday.

The members of the Party’s Council of Elders, including Elizabeth Ohene, Rev. Joyce Aryee, and Akosua Frema Osei Opare, the Chief of Staff are also members of the Campaign Team.

The chairman of campaign team is Dan Botwe, the Member of Parliament for Okere and former Local Government and Rural Development Minister, supported by deputies; Fred Oware and Nana Akomea.

Together, they would oversee the overall direction of the campaign, coordinating various activities and initiatives.

The General Secretary of the NPP, Justin Kodua Frimpong, takes the role of Director of campaign operations, with National Organiser, Henry Nana Boakye, as his deputy.

Mr Frederick Opare Ansah, former Member of Parliament for Suhum, takes on the role of Campaign Manager, with deputies; Osei Bonsu Amoah for Parliamentary Campaign, Dr Ibrahim Anyars in charge of Presidential Campaign, while Dr Antoinette Tsibu-Darko takes charge of Research and Administration.

The NEC also approved a proposed structure for the Party’s national campaign and appointed some individuals to serve on the various campaign committees.

A National Campaign Coordinating Committee (NCCC), which shall oversee the work of all other committees, would be chaired by the 2024 Presidential Candidate, assisted by his running-mate, yet to be named.

The National Chairman shall also serve on the NCCC.

Former President J. A. Kufuor
and President Akufo-Addo and all members of the National Council of Elders: Freddie Blay, Elizabeth Ohene, Rev. Joyce Aryee, and Akosua Frema Osei Opare would serve on the National Advisory Committee.

Mr Peter Mac Manu is in charge of electoral affairs of the campaign.

Mr Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, John Boadu, Kofi Dzamasi, Dr. Susana Alo, Salifu Saeed, Samuel Awuku, Anthony Karbo, Dr. Nyame Baafi, Nii Adjei Sowah are all Senior Campaign Aides.

Mr Joseph Cudjoe is the Coordinator for Identifiable Groups, Mavis Hawa Koomson is the campaign Coordinator for the Coastal Zone, Dr Nana Ayew Afriyie, Coordinator for the Middle Belt Zone, and Dominic Nitiwul, Coordinator for the Northern Zone.

Dr Gideon Boako is the spokesperson for the NPP Presidential Candidate.

Mr Dennis Edward Miracles Aboagye is the Director of Communications for the campaign with Yaw Adomako Baafi and Akbar Khomeni as his deputies.

Maxwell Krobea Kwabena Asante is the Coordinator for Social Media.

Research Directorate: Dr Isaac Owusu Mensah

Finance and Fund Raising: Dr Alolo Mutaka.

Legal Directorate: Frank Davies (Chairman), Gary Nimako Marfo (Deputy).

Diplomatic Liaison: Ambassador Edward Boateng.

These Committees would be inaugurated at a later date.

There shall also be regional, constituency and polling station campaign teams to assist the National Campaign Committees towards the effective execution of their mandate.

The NPP Campaign Team

Chairman – Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia

Vice Chairman – Running Mate


National Chairman

Mr J. A. Kufuor

Nana Akufo-Addo

Mr. Freddy Blah

Madam Elizabeth Ohene

Madam Joyce Aryee

The Chief of staff


Mr Justin Frimpong Kodua

Strategist Chairman

Mr Dan Botwe

Vice Chairpersons

Mr Fred Oware

Nana Akomea


Frederick Opare Ansah


Madam Antoinette Tsiboe Darko

Mr OB Amoah

Dr. Ibrahim Anyars

Electoral Affairs

Mr Peter Mac Manu

National Executives

Regional Chairpersons

Senior Aides

Mr Kwabena Agyepong

Mr Kofi Dzamesi

Mr John Boadu

Dr. Suzanna Alo

Mr Salif
u Saeed

Mr Sammy Awuku

Mr Kwasi Nyame Baafi

Mr Nii Adjei Sowah

Identifiable Groups

Joseph Cudjoe

Coastal Campaign

Madam Hawa Koomson

Middle Belt

Nana Ayew Afriyie

Northern Belt

Dominic Nitiwul

Director of Communications

Denis Miracles


Mr Adomako Baafi



Dr. Gideon Boako

Source: Ghana News Agency

Second Diaspora Investment Summit postponed

The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) has postponed the second Diaspora Investment Summit to a date to be announced soon.

The event was to take place from February 28th to March 1st, 2024.

In a press release copied to Ghana News Agency on Tuesday, February 20, the Centre said, ‘The decision to postpone the highly anticipated summit was made after careful consideration of various factors.’

The Centre apologized to all stakeholders, including the investing community and the media, for any inconvenience caused by the event’s postponement.

‘Rest assured, we are working around the clock to reschedule the Diaspora Investment Summit to a later date that will ensure the convenience, and optimal participation of all involved parties.

‘We remain committed to delivering a high-quality event that fosters meaningful dialogue and collaboration,’ it stated.

The statement noted that updates and information regarding the rescheduling of the Diaspora Investment Summit would be communicated through GIPC’s official
channels in due time.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Xlimkid joins Kojo Trap to drop new hit titled ‘No More’

Fast rising Hip-hop rapper Henry Boakye also known as ‘Xlimkid’ in the music industry has joined Ghanaian highlife and hip-hop artiste Kojo Trap to drop a new hit titled ‘No More’.

The song, which was dropped on Friday, February 16, 2024, was produced by Juiczx, Jumaar and Bookah.

The song talks about how his life experiences were being distracted, and the urge not to trust humans as a whole, describing it as an obstacle affecting his musical career.

In an interview with GNA Entertainment, Xlimkid said he was motivated by struggles in life, trials, and betrayals by people.

He said the track was a blend of rhythmic beats and insightful lyrics, showcasing Kojo Trap’s ability to cross genre boundaries and connect with a diverse audience.

Kojo Trap and Xlimkid delved into the complexities of striving for success amidst a world filled with distractions and the ever-present challenge of discerning whom to trust.

Xlimkid urged all upcoming artistes to keep their guards up, never fold, and be bold in their effo
rts to achieve success.

‘Everybody should push through the pain till they succeed,’ he added.

He said he does not have any upcoming project, but assured fans to keep fingers crossed.

He said the Ghana Music Industry was thriving globally with the recognition it was gaining, adding that with time it would get better.

He advised the youth never to give up on their dreams, and to be creative, always bring out the best in them and be exceptional.

Xlimkid started his musical career in 2019 and had gained recognition across the world.

Xlimkid is a Ghanaian hip-hop rapper who discovered his musical talent at a very younger age, he has acquired the musical limelight for his great lyrical songs such as ‘Solo Niccur’ ‘Sorgi’ ‘Lonely Road’, ‘Fortune EP’ and many others cross the world.

Source: Ghana News Agency

ASHMA removes unauthorised structures from Mandela Park

The Ashaiman Municipal Assembly (ASHMA) has removed unauthorised structures within the immediate areas of Mandela Park as part of measures to beautify the municipality.

Mandela Park, a few metres from ASHMA, has the Ashaiman Divisional Police Headquarters located within the ASHMA yard, and the park is often used to host national programmes.

However, in recent times, some residents have erected unauthorised structures behind the walls of the park and around a new market structure within the area, while traders also engage in selling along the stretch, and artisans such as welders all operate from the area.

The structures, made up of containers, drinking spots, and others, were significantly impeding the flow of traffic and extended almost to the centre of the road.

Mr. Akwasi Akyeaa, the engineer who led the operations, said the exercise was to improve pedestrian and vehicular movement and safety.

Mr Akyeaa stated that repeated notifications on the exercise were given to the illegal occupants, adding that
they, however, defied the order, leaving their structures there.

He added that apart from the inconvenience the unauthorised structures pose to pedestrians and drivers, they serve as safe havens for illicit activities, especially drug abuse and peddling.

According to the engineer, the assembly plans were underway for construction drainages and other needed projects in the area and the nearby markets to enhance infrastructure and amenities within the market precinct.

He gave the assurance that the traders on the stretch would be allowed to move their wares from the place before the clearing and construction of the drains would begin, as a way of ensuring that their source of income was still intact.

Mr Yawson, an affected person, pleaded with the assembly to provide an alternative place nearby for them to operate on to sustain their work.

Source: Ghana News Agency

GDToday: 2024 Guangdong ‘First Conference of Spring’ focuses on promoting high-quality development through industrial science and technology

On February 18, 2024, the first day after the Spring Festival of the Year of Loong in China, Guangdong once again held the ‘Guangdong Province High-quality Development Conference’. Guangdong’s ‘First Conference of Spring’ focuses for two consecutive years on the same theme, which shows the province’s emphasis on promoting high-quality development.

Guangdong’s economic strength surged in 2023, and the province’s regional GDP has broken through 13 trillion yuan, ranking first in the country for 35 consecutive years. Its industrial fundaments are solid, making it the largest manufacturing province in the country and an important manufacturing base in the world. There are more than 71,000 industrial enterprises above the specific scale, more than 75,000 high-tech enterprises, and more than 1,500 SNEs of ‘small giants’. The level of its scientific and technological innovation is high and Guangdong has been the reigning champion in the country in respect of the comprehensive capacity of regional innovation for 7 c
onsecutive years. The number of its R and D personnel, the effective amount of invention patents, the number of high-value invention patents, the number of effective registered trademarks, and the number of PCT international patent applications all rank first in the country.

In the context of the new round of scientific and technological revolution and the accelerated evolution of industrial reform, Guangdong is deeply aware of the urgent need to promote industrial innovation with scientific and technological innovation in order to realize the mutual promotion of industry and science and technology, and to inject new momentum and add new advantages for high-quality development. In 2024, Guangdong will focus on the theme of high-quality development as industrial science and technology, adhere to the scientific and technological innovation on the enterprise,

industry, development, focus on the service manufacturing industry and the real economy, and strive to seize the industrial development opportunities.

alents are the key of technological innovation. The Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering announced in November 2023 the results of the additional election of academicians that year, where Guangdong ushered in a ‘great harvest’. Among them, there are not only Ma Jun, He Hongping, Zheng Hairong, Xing Feng, and Liu Chao, who have gradually grown up in Guangdong, but also well-known scientists such as Yan Ning, president of the Shenzhen Medical Academy of Research and Translation (SMART), and Han Enhou, director of the ICOST Guangdong, who have been attracted by Guangdong’s environment of scientific innovation and have come to lead the construction of scientific research institutions.

As a major province of finance, Guangdong has preliminarily established a science and technology financial service system, and continuously strengthened its support for the high-quality development of the manufacturing industry as well as the construction of a strong province of science and technology
innovation. In 2023, the growth rate of loans to manufacturing enterprises, high-tech enterprises and science and technology enterprises in the province was more than twice the average growth rate of credit. The enterprises in manufacturing as well as science and technology have received financing aids of 1.2 trillion yuan, reaching a record high.

2024 shall witness the 75th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Guangdong will unswervingly promote the high-quality development and ‘strive’ to make Guangdong’s future better.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Dr Naami constructs access ramps for Ghanata Senior High School

Dr Augustina Naami, Head of the Department of Social Work at the University of Ghana, has constructed three access ramps at the Ghanata Senior High School, Accra.

The ramps will allow a first-year student, Gabriel Buetey Narh, who has cerebral palsy, to use some of the school’s facilities.

Cerebral palsy is a neurological condition that affects movement and the motor skills of a person

The improved structures feature a classroom for Gabriel to use throughout his three-year studies at the school, an eating area and a washroom dedicated to him.

Adonai Studios, a social enterprise focused on disability rights advocacy, requested Dr. Naami’s intervention after discovering that all the school’s buildings were inaccessible to Gabriel, who received SHS placement there following his Basic Education Certificate Examination.

At a ceremony to hand over the ramps to the school, Dr Naami urged the government to be intentional about disability inclusion, ensuring that every educational institution in the country is di
sability friendly.

She urged teachers to take special interest in the development of students with disabilities, adding that some children with disabilities also have learning difficulties that require special attention.

Dr. Naami also donated a video camera to aid Gabriel’s studies. The camera will be used to capture activities on the board which will serve as notes for him.

The school authorities expressed gratitude to Dr Naami and urged other individuals and organisations to support the school with such infrastructure.

Source: Ghana News Agency