2016 Ghana Elections: Congratulations are in order! Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is the president elect of Ghana. He will become the 5th president under the Fourth Republic of Ghana and the 8th President of Ghana overall

I make this solemn pledge to you tonight: I will not let you down. I will do all in my power to live up to your hopes and expectations,” Nana Akufo Addo

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He is scheduled to be sworn in as the President on 7the January 2017

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was born and raised in …. he received his primary education first at the Government Boys School, Adabraka, and later attended Rowe Road School now known as Kimbu in Accra Central. He then went to United Kingdom further his to study.

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In announcing the result  Mrs Charlotte Osei confirmed that  Akufo-Addo received 53.8% of the vote whilst Mahama votes was 44.4%.… Ghana Television and Viasat 1 confirmed that the incumbent President John Dramani Mahama had conceded defeat and called Nana Akufo-Addo to congratulate him! Akufo-Addo…

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We would like to Take this chance to thank the out-going  President, John Dramani Mahama for all his hard work!

President John Dramani Mahama

 

During the president’s concession speech today he said QUOTE

“I have done my bit and made my contribution to the development of my country.” he further added that “This is not the outcome we waited for,” “I live it to history to be the judge of my time.”

Some of President John Mahama  achievements includes:

  • 74-million euro flyover at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle
  • Ridge & Police Hospital Expansion
  • Boxing complex at Bukom in Jamestown
  • Awoshie Pokuase Road
  • Kpong Water Project
  • Kumasi Airport Renovation
  • Sugar Factories
  • Takoradi Port Exanpsion
  • Tamale International Airport and more

All we can say to President John Mahama  is Ayekoo000!

Credit: Nana Akufo-Addo/John Mahama

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Nana Akufo Addo vs John Mahama~ As Ghanaians Go To The Polls today, December 7th 2016 we’re all praying for a peaceful elections. Is it going to be 2 time lucky for the President John Dramani Mahama (NDC) or 3 time lucky for  Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (New Patriotic Party -NPP)?

Who are you rooting for Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (New Patriotic Party -NPP)  or current President John Dramani Mahama (NDC) and why?

Thanks to Joy News we’re able to watch the Ghana 2016 elections live

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President John Mahama & Nana Akufo-Addo

“We want a new direction for our nation. John Dramani Mahama is the biggest threat to the future of our nation, and we have to work hard between now and December to kick him out of office.” ~Nana Akufo-Addo

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More about Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo  by visiting nanaakufoaddo.org

President John Dramani Mahama has 28 reasons why he deserves a second term… Read more at: johnmahama.org May God guide all Ghanaian voters on election day (7th Decemeber 2016) and also Continue to bless our homeland Ghana!  

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Photos credit: John Dramani Mahama & Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

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What are your views on President John Mahama granting remission to ‘Montie 3’? 

The Minister of Communication Edward Omane Boamah has explained why President John Mahama released ‘Montie 3’. He confirmed it was all in accordance with Article 72 of Ghana’s 1992 Constitution 

It is believed the ‘Montie 3’ were jailed because they had threatened to rape the Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Wood and kill other judges who sat on a case brought against the Electoral Commission….

Speaking from Salaga, the Minister of Communication  confirmed that their release ‘ …shows government respects the rule of law.

the Supreme Court has finished with their ruling and petitions were forwarded to the President, and in consultation with the Council of State, the three were granted ‘remission’ . . . at the end of the consultation, they (Council of State) decided that the trio should not be pardoned but rather there should be remission.

There is a clear difference between pardon and remission. I think we should give respect to the Council of State and the President,” he clarified.

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“He will continue to respect the powers conferred on state institutions and this includes the legislature, judiciary, executive, the media and citizens of Ghana which these institutions must serve.

At all times he will ensure that he acts in a manner that does not offend the laws of our nation,” the Communications Minister added.

President John Mahama in consultation with the Council of State and in exercise of his constitutional powers under Article 72 of the Constitution remitted the remaining prison sentence imposed on three persons: Salifu Maase  Alistair Nelson and Ako Gunn who were sentenced to four months imprisonment and a fine of GHȻ10,000.00 each for contempt of court.

The remission is effective 26th August 2016.

We have listened to the radio interview with Edward Omane Boamah, Minister of Communication he explained the difference between ‘remission’ and ‘pardon’ 

Based on Minister of Communication’s Edward Omane Boamah  explanation, if we’re not mistaken, President John Mahama based his granting remission to ‘Montie 3’ in consultation with the Council of State.

What are your views on John Dramani Mahama ‘s granting remission to ‘Montie 3’?

Article 72 of Ghana’s 1992 Constitution 

(1) The President may, acting in consultation with the Council of State-

(a) grant to a person convicted of an offence a pardon either free or subject to lawful conditions; or

(b) grant to a person a respite, either indefinite or for a specified period, from the execution of punishment imposed on him for an offence; or

(c) substitute a less severe form of punishment for a punishment imposed on a person for an offence; or

(d) remit the whole or part of a punishment imposed on a person or of a penalty or forfeiture otherwise due to Government on account on any offence.

Accra Floods Disaster! Hundred of Ghanaians have died in an explosion at a fuel station near the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra. According to reports, the victims were seeking refuge at the fuel station when the explosion occurred….

The President of Ghana, John Mahama is currently at the burnt Goil filling station, together with the Mayor of Accra and the Member of Parliament for Klottey Korle, Nii Armah Ashittey assessing the situation.

The President of Ghana, John Mahama

Many parts of the capital, Accra, have been completely submerged after hours of torrential rains, Wednesday left many roads impassable and residents homeless….Read Full Story here

Our Thoughts and Prayers Go Out To the Victims and Families

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Joyonline has reported that, President John Mahama has announced a $25,000 reward to each of the gallant Black Stars players who won silver at the just ended AFCON 2015 tournament held in Equatorial Guinea.

The Stars were beaten 9-8 on penalties by the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire after a barren yet grueling 120 minutes of football action.

They arrived in Ghana on Monday to a rapturous welcome by Black Stars supporters. They were met on arrival by the Vice President Papa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur who was full of praise for the exploits of the Stars.

On Tuesday, it was the turn of the president to show his gratitude to the boys who made Ghana proud at the just ended tournament.

Announcing the $25,000 reward, the president said the gratitude of the nation is the most handsome reward the players could get.

“We have a reward for you. GNPC  is your headline sponsor and GNPC has made a promise to reward you when you come back.

“So GNPC has asked me to announce that they will give a reward of $25,000 to each of you as a reward for the great work that you have done.

“There are other sponsors who have come forward. We are finalizing the rewards but they look quite promising and handsome to me,” he said, adding the team captain will later be informed about the package.

Ghana made a fifth successive semi-final berth at the AFCON tournament and were silver medalist on two occasions after losing to Egypt in 2010 and then to Ivory Coast in 2015.

 

Ban Ki-Moon to meet MahamaThe UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon is expected to arrive in Ghana today [Thursday] for bilateral discussions with President John Mahama.

The meeting of the two leaders will center on efforts ECOWAS is making to fight the Ebola epidemic.

Communications Minister, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah said Ban Ki-Moon’s visit to Ghana is as a result of President Mahama’s commanding role in the Ebola fight.

“It was through his advocacy at the United Nations General Assembly that pricked the conscience of the world and broke the yoke of isolation and neglect that Ebola had visited on Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia,” he said.

He added, “Immediately after his [Mahama] speech, the UN itself spoke and acted decisively by deploying the United Nations Emergency response on Ebola to Africa and that is headquartered here in Ghana.”

In September this year, the President in his address at the 69th UN General Assembly in New York admonished world leaders to help West Africa to combat the deadly Ebola disease which was killing citizens at a rapid rate.

He expressed shock at the level of isolation the three Ebola-stricken countries have been subjected to and warned that Ebola “knows no boundaries” therefore, “we cannot afford to let fear keep us away…we must erase the stigma.”

The President told the UN General Assembly that Ebola was not just a “Liberian problem, Ebola is not a Sierra Leonean or a Guinean problem; it is not just a West African problem, Ebola is a problem of the world because it is a disease that knows no boundaries.”

He advised that the fear of the disease should not inform people’s decision to isolate the affected nations, adding that “we cannot afford to let it compromise the very impulses that not only define but retain our humanity; we must erase the stigma.”

The outbreak of the disease in March 2014 in Guinea has claimed about 6, 000 lives.

Source: Efua Idan Osam of citifmonline.com

President Mahama in Kenya for three day state visit President Mahama in Kenya for three day state visit.President  John Mahama has arrived in Nairobi for a t3-day State Visit.  John Mahama will be a Special Guest at the 51st Independence anniversary celebrations of Kenya and meet with the Ghanaian community in the East African country on On Friday.

Ghanaian President  John Mahama was received at the airport by the Deputy President of Kenya, H.E. Hon. William Samoei Ruto after which Mr. Mahama inspected a guard of honour mounted by the Kenyan Defence Force.

H.E. John Mahama and his host, President Uhuru Kenyatta, will on Saturday hold bilateral talks in the State House and together preside over bilateral talks between the two countries.

President Mahama will also meet staff of the United Nations Africa Office in Nairobi.

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Dr. Ekow SpioTrades Minister Dr. Ekow Spio Garbrah welcomes Ghana AdvertisersGhana’s Minister for Trades and Industry Dr. Ekow Spio Garbrah welcomes a delegation from the Ghana Advertisers Association [GAA] at his office

GAA’s purpose of the visit was to officially congratulate Dr. Spio on his assumption into office as the Trades and Industry machinery of the government and to also introduce to him their newly inducted executives and council members.

The visit affords both parties the opportunity to deliberate on certain issues concerning the conduct of business in the country. The Minister indicated that foreigners can engage in retail trading in Ghana but under certain conditions.

He pointed out that the Ghana Investment Promotion Center [GIPC] Act 865 prevents expatriates from undertaking petty trading in designated markets rather than retail trading as been wrongly interpreted by the public.

Dr. Ekow Spio blamed the media for not reporting accurately and sufficiently on what the GIPC ACT 865 stipulated and therefore creating wrong perceptions and understanding on the side of Ghanaian traders.

Dr. Ekow Spio explained that the law allowed foreigners to trade within the country provided they can afford a US$ 1 million in both goods and cash to be ascertained by customs clearance forms certified by the central bank.

The Minister also touched on the need for local businesses to promote the made in Ghana goods and services campaign been driven by the government. He noted that government through his Ministry would embark on vigorous campaign nationwide, more than it has been done before to ensure the success of the initiative.

He announced that a committee has already been put in place to oversee the implementation and success of the campaign and he was of the conviction that the committee made up of communication and advertising professionals will justify the hope reposed in them.

The made in Ghana goods and services campaign according to Dr. Ekow Spio Garbrah will not be a nine day wonder but will be vigorously embarked upon by the current and future administrations.’’ Made in Ghana goods promotion is intended to outlast the Mahama led Government and hopefully it will be maintained by future regimes’’.