The Ministry of the Interior Ghana, Mr Prosper Bani has declared Tuesday,  27th December 2016 and Monday, 2nd January 2017 as public holidays in Ghana. This is because the both Christmas and New year (1st Jan. 2017) falls on Sunday.

President John Dramani Mahama

Mr Prosper Bani, made the statement below on behalf of President John Dramani Mahama

“In view of that, His Excellency, the President, has by Executive Instrument (EI) declared Tuesday, 27th December, 2016 and Monday, 2nd January, 2017 as public holidays,”  …Monday, 26th December, 2016, Tuesday, 27th December, 2016 and Monday, 2nd January, 2017 are public holidays and should be observed as such throughout the country,” ~ Mr Prosper Bani

Tuesday 29 November , 2016, President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana inaugurated the newly built Cape Coast Kotokuraba Market  in the Central Region of Ghana.

The market has all the latest amenities, it has banks,  school, hospital, serveral shops of course, eatery, a fire department offices, a parking lot… and more

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Osabarima Kwesi Atta II, the Paramount Chief of the Oguaa Traditional Area thanked government for the project.

“It is a good thing that has happened in Oguaa. About 4 years ago this place was disorganised. The late President John Atta Mills saw the importance to develop the market. We thank you [President Mahama] and your team for the good work you have done,”

kotokoraba-market- fan photo
kotokoraba-market- fan photo

Citi Sports has reported that Ghanaian athlete Martha Bissah has refused a scholarship to go to the United States to study and developed her sporting abilities. 

President John Dramani Mahama said in the State Of The Nation address on the 26th of February that Bissah was to be sent to the United States to continue her education and athletic training on a scholarship for winning a gold medal in the women’s 800m event at the 2014 Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China.

President Mahama applauds Martha Bissah

According to the Ghana Athletics Association, Bissah was due to leave Ghana earlier this year after the necessary processes had been completed but it seems the athlete has decided to turn her back on the opportunity but it unclear whether Bissah’s decision is out of her personal conviction or influence from her family.

” The Association began the process and we tried getting Martha to buy into the idea that it was important for her to take up the opening because it would help her attain academic and sporting excellence.

However, she opted out and chose not to pursue it at this point,” said Dominic Kankam the General Secretary of the Ghana Athletics Association in an interview with Citi Sports on Tuesday.

Kankam continued to say that even though the Association was disappointed with the development but admitted that it could do nothing since Bissah’s decision was personal.

]He also mentioned some athletes who had already gone to the United States to benefit from their scholarships.

” There is nothing we can do about it and we have to respect what she is saying. We tried to help her but it did not happen. Other athletes like Solomon Afful and Mike Bruce have already left and Martha could have gone with them but she refused to do so this year.”

Credit: Nathan Quao/

The latest to suffer this crude political tactics in the coming days, this paper gathered, is bankroller of premier league side Kpando Hearts of Lions and host of Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana, Randy Abbey.

Reports gathered by this paper indicates that power tasty strategists of the opposition party have lined up media houses and party communicators, particularly those on social media, to give prominence to an alleged rape scandal involving the ace football administrator.

Randy Abbey

Reports have it that the tape, recorded last year to smear Randy Abbey, and which is currently circulating among certain group of people, is expected to be made public any time this week.

On the said tape meant to be played on a particular radio station (name withheld), a lady claiming to be a student of the University of Ghana was heard making serious rape allegations against Randy Abbey. However, the tape could not make headlines last year because those behind it thought it could not achieve the intended purpose at that time.

Sources with deep knowledge about the plot disclosed to The Al-hajj that, with the recent alleged reported sex scandals involving some prominent journalists, those behind the conspiracy believe it is the opportune time to hit Randy Abbey with the supposed scandalous rape tape.

The agenda, according to sources, is to give prominence to the tape in the media, especially social media, and link it to President Mahama, as one who associates himself with persons with questionable characters.

This wicked act, this paper has gathered, is in sync with the opposition NPP’s agenda to foist scandalous stories on the neck of President Mahama, his wife, family and acquaintances with the aim of hoodwinking unsuspecting Ghanaians and the international community into believing that the President is unfit to lead the country.

Early this year, The Al-hajj reported of how the NPP have put together intelligence experts to spy on the President and get him implicated in scandals at all cost.

In a failed attempt to achieve this, the NPP linked the recently jailed cocaine baroness to the first family and subsequently planted a false story in the media about how first lady Madam Lordina Mahama was arrested at Heathrow Airport for money laundering.

Having so far failed in all attempts to implicate the President in scandals, the NPP is said to have altered their devious tactics by targeting aides and allies of the President for mud-slinging….


Auditing giant, PricewaterhouseCoopers has reaffirmed its commitment to growing and unlocking potentials across the African sub-region by launching a business school.

The institution, which is cast more in the mould of an executive training institution than the traditional business school, will be used as a platform for knowledge sharing and the delivery of innovative thought leadership and skills development programmes.

The launch, which took place on Wednesday, 4th of February 2015 at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, saw the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Education and Power as well as many top officials from PwC grace the occasion.

PricewaterhouseCoopers  ghana

Launching the school on behalf of President John Dramani Mahama, Education Minister, Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyeman extended congratulatory messages from the President to the organization as well as his gratitude for the $100,000 funding from PwC to ECOWAS which is to be used to combat Ebola.

Speaking to Business World, Partner and Director at PwC Ghana, Vish Ashiagbor stated the school did not have any accreditation as it only sought to be a collaborator and not a competitor—“not intended to be accredited because we will only run short courses”’; the courses offered will however qualify as Continued Professional Development (CPD), as they meet professional and regulatory requirements.

According to Territory Senior Partner PwC Africa, Mr Suresh Kana, PwC recognizes the importance of skills development and knowledge sharing not only in its own business but also in the wider market, and for the benefit of the community—“PwC’s Business School is a place for our people, our clients, our profession and the wider business community to benefit from training”.

The school will offer courses in Accounting, Corporate Governance, IT, Leadership, Marketing, Sales and Services, Capital Infrastructure, Human Resource, Forensic, Finance, and Insolvency/Business Recovery for heads of businesses, managers and policy makers.

The Government of Ghana has signed a deal with Italian oil giant, ENI and Vitol for the production of about 180 million cubic feet of gas.

The signing comes after a negotiating team made up of officials of the Ministry of Energy & Petroleum, Ministry of Finance, the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) and ENI Exploration, operators of the offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) block concluded talks to allow ENI commence production of gas.

Ghana Government  Signs $7bn Deal With Italian Oil Giant ENI

Speaking after the signing ceremony at the Peduase Lodge in the Eastern Region, President John Dramani Mahama described the deal as a landmark agreement and said the power expected to be generated will tremendously support Ghana’s current power situation.

He said the discovery of oil in Ghana has “been worth it and I’m sure that we are all looking forward to eventually seeing the product of this fuel come on stream.”

Ghana Government  Signs $7bn Deal With Italian Oil Giant ENI .


“This current agreement that has been signed for the investment of Offshore Cape Three Point is to the tune of 7 billion dollars and that is about 12 percent of the total 53.50 billion dollars so it probably will be the single largest investment that is being made in an African country in this particular year,” President Mahama added.

He said the project will add “an additional 1,100 megawatts of power for Ghana” saying, “that is more than Akosombo because Akosombo is 1,020 megawatts.”

Source: Citifmonline/ Flagstaff House



President John Dramani MahamaPresident John Dramani Mahama will at 7pm (December 31, 2014) on Ghana Television (GTV) deliver his New Year Message to the people of Ghana.

Shortly after the New Year Message, the President will at 10pm join Bishop Charles Agyin-Asare and his Perez Chapel Congregation at the Dzorwulu Junction in Accra for a watch night service to usher in the New Year, 2015.

Wishing you all a Happy & Transformative New Year.

Flagstaff House

President John Dramani Mahama President John Dramani Mahama President John Dramani Mahama on Saturday inaugurated yet another ultra modern school complex, this time at Okpoti, a deprived area in Dansoman, Accra.

The Dansoman School Complex, which comes with modern international standard facilities, is part of the Accra Millenium Schools Project being executed under the aegis of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly.

The complex starts from kindergarten through primary, junior high to senior high school. It also has facilities for vocational and technical training.

The aim is to eliminate shift system schools in Accra, and also provide the various communities with modern and standard school facilities. The projects are been supported with grants from China and the United States of America.

Ten of such school complexes have been completed. At the inauguration on Saturday were traditional rulers, parents, school pupils, education officials, the opposition MP for Ablekuma West Ursula Owusu, academics, residents and other politicians.

President Mahama noted that his administration will continue to strive and work hard to ensure that every child of school going age is giving quality education to guarantee them a secure future.

While noting that there will remain disparities in the standards of the people even as the country moves into a full-fledged middle income status, the President said government is poised to put in place appropriate ‘social intervention measures’ targeted at deprived communities and the vulnerable population.

He noted that the focus is not on the educational sector alone, but also healthcare and other social sectors.

President Mahama thanked China and the USA for their support adding that the Millennium School Concept “is what we call integrated education.”

“A child can start from kindergarten at the Dansoman School Complex, Okpoti and finally come out of vocational or technical school with the skills to go into the world of work. This indeed is a centre of excellence.”

The Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West, Mrs Ursula Owusu Ekuful, a known and vitriolic critic of the President, praised government for the project admitting that “I cannot say that the President has not done anything.”

The Dansoman School Complex has in addition to modern classrooms, ICT and Science laboratories, library complex, standby generating plant, water treatment facility among others.

Source: Flagstaff house

President John Dramani Mahama returned home Wednesday evening after an official visit to Italy.

He was met on arrival at the Kotoka International Airport by the Vice-President, Mr Kwesi Bekoe Ammisah-Arthur, the Chief of Staff, Mr Prosper Bani and other government officials and service commanders.

While in Rome, the President held talks with Pope Francis, the Head of the Catholic Church. He also met with Peter Cardinal Appiah Turkson, Head of the Pontifical Council for Peace and Security, the Cardinal Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin, and Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, Secretary for Relations with States.

President John Dramani Mahama back home from Italy

As part of the visit, President Mahama addressed the second session of the Executive Board of the World Food Programme ( WFP) in Rome.

The President was accompanied by his wife, Lordina and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ms Hannah Tetteh.

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