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Oct 18, 2018
  Community secretary for residents at Old Fadama, Fredrick Opoku has called for the immediate dismissal of the Accra Mayor, Dr. Alfred Okoe Vandapuije for failing on his job. Speaking in an interview with Nyankonton Mu Nsem, he decried the demolition of structures which served as homes for a number of residents at the community a year ago and described it as unfortunate. According to him, the demolition was to pave way for a so-called dredging exercise which the AMA has failed to do. The Accra Metropolitan Assembly in the year 2015 demolished structures at Old Fadama popularly called Sodom and Gomorrah. As part of efforts to resettle victims, government paid an amount of GHC 200 cedis and made buses available for them to be transported back to their respective communities. However, one year on, the AMA has failed to redevelop the place as planned. This Fredrick Opoku noted shows clearly that, the demolition was not planned and was done in haste to deprive some residents of the right to shelter. Meanwhile, settlers who were transported to their various communities have returned back to Sodom and Gomorrah and have resumed their usually activities. Our reporter Nhyiraba Kwabena Essilfie was at the location and reported that, settles were seen putting up structures and going about their usual activities.
Oct 18, 2018
Four candidates remain in the running after Tokyo Sexwale withdrew.   They are Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa, Gianni Infantino, Prince Ali bin al-Hussein and Jerome Champagne.   The new president is expected to be announced around 17:30 GMT.   Before voting began, a raft of reforms was passed to help make Fifa a more transparent and accountable organisation.   Following the changes, all Fifa salaries will be disclosed in future, while a limit has been placed on a president's term.   A new council to replace the current executive committee has also been introduced, featuring a female representative from each confederation. Source: BBC
Oct 18, 2018
The NPP Germany branch has likened President Mahama to biblical character Lucifer, who is known as the father of lies and falsehood. Reacting to the president's state of the nation's address, leading member of the branch Mr. Kwadwo Anim described the whole as full of lies and deceit. According to him, they do not understand why the president said his mandate will renewed his mandate when in in actual fact he has failed in delivering on his own mandate and manifesto promises. He lambasted President Mahama for using the opportunity to only campaign ahead of the upcoming elections when he was suppose to tell Ghanaians the state of our nation. Mr. Kwadwo Anim also likened President Mahama to a comedian who was stage cracking jokes since he engaged in triviality and swept the real issues under the carpet. He urged Ghanaians to take a cue from the disgrace and unfortunate incident yesterday to inform their decision in voting out the current administration. He stressed, President Mahama and his administration have only amass wealth for themselves at the expense of the ordinary Ghanaian.
Oct 18, 2018
The constituency chairman of the Korle Klottey branch of the opposition NPP says the party is set to re-run the constituency election tomorrow. Alhaji Aliu Kabi said preparations are far advanced and come tomorrow, the constituency will go to the polls to re-elect a candidate to represent them come November, 7. The re-run became possible after a court had ruled in favour of lawyer Philip Addison and other candidate, Nii Adjei Tawiah took the matter to court, describing the election as unfair since a number of delegates were disenfranchised from casting their ballot in the last primaries. One of the candidate, Nii Adjei Tawiah who lost in the last primaries has withdrawn from the race and thrown his support behind lawyer Philip Addison against the winner of the last election, Nii Noi Nortey. He polled 393 votes to floor the two other contestants, who managed to garner 22 and 19 votes respectively.  Out of the  850 delegates, expected to cast their ballot, only 440 cast turned up in the last election, while 410 did not exercise their franchise. Lawyer Philip Adisson and Nii Adjei Tawiah boycotted the election citing a number of electoral flaws. Speaking in an interview with Nyankonton Mu Nsem, spokesperson for Nii Noi Nortey, Mr. Kissi who had initially planned to withdraw from the race should it be re-run, is hopeful of clinching victory for the second time come tomorrow. Meanwhile the 'Pink Sheet' lawyer, Philip Addison is also optimistic of victory come tomorrow.
Oct 18, 2018
A political science lecturer at the Methodist University, Dr. Osei Bonsu has described President Mahama's State of the Nation's address presented yesterday as ''State of the Future Address'', since it failed to give the true state of the nation.   Speaking to Nyankonton Mu Nsem, the political analyst said, President Mahama failed to address the core issues facing the nation.   Citing the ongoing feud between Agogo residents and Fulani herdsmen which President Mahama failed to address, Dr. Bonsu said that was unfortunate and worrying.   According to him, the current labour agitation between government and the various institutions should have also being addressed by the president including the salary arrears of teachers, nurses, and other government workers.   He accused President Mahama of peddling falsehood and propaganda in Parliament yesterday.   Dr. Osei Bonsu opined, the presentation of President Mahama was a manifesto of his campaign promises he intends doing in the future, hence the address cannot be termed as the true state of the nation.   ''The address presented by President Mahama is State of the Nation but State of the Future Address...It failed to address the true state of our nation.The address was full of lies, half truths and embellish truth meant to deceive Ghanaians...President Mahama came to make promises, campaign and not to present to us our state of the nation,'' he stated.  
Oct 18, 2018
Founder and flagbearer of the United Front Party (UFP), Mr. Adai Odike has described President Mahama's State of the Nation's address as direct opposite of the true state of the nation. The entrepreneur cum-politician said President Mahama lied to Ghanaians by engaging in propaganda and political campaign to sell himself ahead of the 2016 elections. The presidential hopeful explained the engine of growth which is the private sector is currently bedeviled with serious challenges in the areas of ''killer taxes'' higher import rate among other difficult challenges crippling businesses. In his opinion, President Mahama has stabbed Ghanaians in the back and accused him of painting a picture of false projects which cannot be located. He chided President Mahama for failing on his own campaign promises he promised Ghanaians in the areas of job creation and youth development. Mr. Adai Odike stressed one major thing he felt sad over was the inability of P[resident Mahama to show what exactly they have done with dubious loans they have contracted. On his part, the General Secretary of the Progressive People's Party (PPP) Murtalla Mohammed also accused President Mahama of engaging in political campaign and making promises he rather intends doing in the future. He said President Mahama has failed woefully and do not deserve to sit at the presidency and for him to come to present the state of the nation, he rather presented a campaign message to advertise himself. The political leaders speaking in an interview with Nyankonton Mu Nsem, held the view that, President Mahama must come again and tell Ghanaians the true state of the nation. ''President Mahama only came to praise himself, brag and lie to Ghanaians over what he has failed to do as president...He failed on his own campaign promises stipulated in his manifesto.'' He also expressed shock at the failure on the part of President Mahama to address the recent outbreak of pneumococcal meningitis, which has claimed about 100 lives and how his administration was handling it.
Oct 18, 2018
The Krokosua forest reserve in the Juabeso district of the Western region is still under fire, with several cocoa farms swept by the fire after almost two weeks, the reserve caught fire. The fire which is believed to have started as a result of a fire set by some farmers who forget to quench it, is currently sweeping fast through other cocoa farms with the fire service left without any alternative to quench it. According to them, they need an helicopter to assist them considering the level of fire outbreak. Residents and some farmers in the area are worried as their farms had gone down in the fire with those whose farms are yet to be affected calling on authorities to immediately come to their aid, before the worse situation occurs.
Oct 18, 2018
Industry players are divided over the three day nationwide strike action planned to get all members of the various industries laid down tools to press home their demands for government to reconsider the recent hikes in utility, petroleum and taxes which they claim is crippling their businesses. The Joint Private Business Consultative Forum at a press conference held this week slated the intended strike action to kick start February, 29- 3 March, 2016. But the Association of Ghana Industries has disassociated itself from the planned strike action. A statement from the AGI signed by Chief Executive, Seth Twum-Akwaboah read ,  “We wish to state that the Association has not been consulted on this intended strike action and therefore disassociates itself from such publication.'' According to the statement the AGI is still in dialogue with government over the same issue raised by the Joint Private Consultative Forum. Read the full statement below. The Association of Ghana Industries’ (AGI) attention has been drawn to a publication in the 25th edition of the Daily Graphic and other media regarding business associations declaring a three-day strike and closing down of shops from Monday February 29 to March 3, 2016, in protest against “killer taxes”, the publication stated. AGI was mentioned as one of the business associations behind this intended action. We wish to state that the Association has not been consulted on this intended strike action and therefore disassociates itself from such publication. We share the concern of businesses regarding the multiplicity of taxes. Much as AGI has on several platforms expressed concern over the multiplicity of taxes, we have not resorted to a strike action. AGI is still in dialogue with policy makers and Government over addressing the burden of taxes.  
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