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High Court Nullifies 2020 Parliamentary Election At Assin North

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High Court Nullifies 2020 Parliamentary Election At Assin North

A Cape Coast High Court has cancelled the parliamentary elections in the Assin North constituency in the 2020 parliamentary elections.

The court, presided over by Justice Kwasi Boakye, ordered for fresh elections to be conducted in Assin North constituency.

Background

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked for the withdrawal of an application seeking its supervisory jurisdiction in a case where the Cape Coast High Court is set to decide a petition challenging the eligibility of the Assin North Member of Parliament (MP).

The apex court argued that due process was not followed. The application was subsequently withdrawn by lawyers for the MP, paving the way for the Cape Coast High Court to rule on the matter Wednesday.

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This comes after lawyers for the MP for Assin North, Joe Gyaakye Quayson, withdrew an application seeking to invoke the supervisory jurisdiction of the Supreme Court to interpret certain constitutional provisions.

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The MP’s lawyer, Justin Pwavra Teriwajah, had tried without success, to get the Cape Coast High Court hearing the election petition involving his client, to refer Article 94, Clause (2a) of the 1992 Constitution to the Supreme Court for interpretation.

A five-member Supreme Court, presided over by Justice Yaw Apau, struck the application out after the MP’s lawyer had withdrawn it.

The judges explained to the lawyer that he should have formally applied to the High Court to refer the said constitutional provision to the Supreme Court for interpretation, and if he refused, there would have been grounds to refer the same to the Supreme Court.

Source: GhArticles.com 

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Kwame A Plus Blames President Akufo-Addo’s ‘Under Performance’ Partly On His Age

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Kwame A Plus Blames President Akufo-Addo's 'Under Performance' Partly On His Age

Controversial Political activist and businessman, Kwame Asare Obeng popularly called Kwame A-Plus has rated the performance of the president as poor claiming his age has affected his ability to govern the country effectively, giving him 20%.

Berla Mundi shared a tweet of what A-Plus supposedly said on TV3’s NewDay about the president’s performance in the last 5yrs saying his age has affected his ability to govern the country effectively.

According to the post, Kwame A-Plus gave the president’s performance  20% and he thinks he’s overwhelmed, and his age has affected his ability to govern the country effectively which has turned him into a pastor now as he’s more lenient than he used to be.

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To A-Plus going by the post Berla Mundi made, the president has become soft and not able to govern the country effectively because he’s overwhelmed and his age is also playing a very vital role in his inefficiency.

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We Can’t Continue To Borrow; E-Levy Is Our Only Option – Ursula Owusu

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E-levy Saga: If You Send MoMo More Than GHS 100, You're Not Poor - Ursula Owusu

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister of Communications and Digitization, believes Ghana cannot keep begging or borrowing to finance its growth.

As a result, she claims the only way to increase income is to collect the 1.75 percent E-tax on financial transactions.

She said the E-levy would offer Ghana the much-needed resources to carry out its various developmental initiatives during a government town hall gathering in Koforidua, Eastern Region.

The cash must be created domestically or we must borrow, and we cannot continue to borrow to support our progress.

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“To achieve Ghana beyond assistance, we must all support the e-levy and contribute to national development,” she stated.

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful cautioned that continuing to borrow from donors might rob Ghana of its independence and autonomy.

“Donors will control our growth speed as long as we are reliant on them,” she envisaged.

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Fmr Prez John Mahama To Launch Atta Mills Memorial Heritage

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Fmr Prez John Mahama To Launch Atta Mills Memorial Heritage

Former President John Mahama is set to launch a memorial heritage in honour of late former President John Evans Atta Mills.

The establishment named John Evans Atta Mills (JEAM) Memorial
Heritage was announced by a group of academics, professional colleagues, students, family and appointees of the former President.

The launch has been scheduled to take place at the Cedi Conference Centre, the University of Ghana on February 1, 2022.

The Memorial Heritage is a non-profit, independent, non-partisan organization anchored in Professor Mills’ passion and commitment to inclusivity, transparency, accountability, and his relentless quest for peace and a better society.

It will be chaired by Nana Kobina Nketsia V, Paramount Chief of the Essikado Traditional Area in the Western Region.

Senior Economist and elder statesman, Mr Kwame Pianim, is also expected to deliver the main speech at the launch themed The man John Evans Atta Mills – 10 years on.

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There will be thematic presentations by Professor Akua Kuenyehia, former President of the International Criminal Court, the Hague, Professor Francis Dodoo, a former Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana and four-time Olympian.

Dr Esther Ofei-Aboagye, a former Director of the Institute of Local Government Studies will also be present.

These were contained in a statement signed by a former Health Minister, Alexander Segbefia which

A group of academics, professional colleagues, students, family and appointees of President John
Evans Atta Mills today announced the establishment.

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