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I’ll Endorse Your Decision To Resign – Kwaku Baako Tells Health Minister

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The Editor-In-Chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, has urged the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, to resign.

This is due to the fact that the Ad hoc Committee tasked to probe the procurement of the Sputnik V vaccines revealed that Mr Agyeman-Manu breached procurement processes and constitutional requirements in relation to the contract.

Speaking on JoyNews’ Newsfile, Saturday, August 7, Mr Kwaku Baako said there is no justification for what he described as an “unmitigated disaster” by the Health Minister.

He said signing the deal without any “Cabinet, Public Procurement Board or Parliamentary approval, is a mess.”

“If he’s minded to resign, I’ll endorse it, I will vote for him,” Mr Baako said.

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His comment follows massive backlash from the public as well as a call by the Minority in Parliament for Mr Agyeman-Manu to resign.

Mr Kwaku Baako believes tendering in a resignation will do the Health Minister a lot of good.

The Ad hoc Committee set up by Parliament to probe the contract submitted its report to the House on Friday, August 6, 2021.

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The Committee established that the contract with Messrs Al Maktoum, was signed without approval by the Public Procurement Authority under Sections 40 and 41 of Act 663 and without regard to the requirements of Article 181(5) of the Constitution.

“The Committee found that the amount of $2,850,000.00 (representing 50% of the contract sum of $5,700,000.00) has been paid to Messrs Al Maktoum and this translates into the cedi equivalent of GH¢16,331,640.00 converted at the then prevailing exchange rate of US$1 to ¢5.73 whereas the Minister said he had no knowledge of payment under oath,” the report revealed.

The Committee, therefore, recommended that the Finance Ministry should retrieve the $2,850,000.00 (representing 50% of the contract sum of $5,700,000.00) paid to Messrs Al Maktoum.

Additionally, the Committee has presented the agreements entered into by the Ministry to the Public Procurement Authority for ratification.

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Mahama Pays Glowing Tribute To Ama Benyiwa Doe

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Mahama Pays Glowing Tribute To Ama Benyiwa Doe

Former President John Mahama has paid a glowing tribute to National Democratic Congress (NDC) stalwart, Ama Benyiwa Doe.

The NDC 2020 presidential candidate has described the latter as a true gender activist, following the news of her denise.

Mr Mahama made the remark in a post on Facebook, stating she was a champion of women’s rights.

To him, the former Central Regional Minister under the erstwhile Atta Mills administration was one of the most inspirational icons to have served NDC and Ghana at large.

He wrote: I have received, with deep sadness, news of the demise of one of the most inspirational icons to have served our party, the NDC, and this great nation.

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She was not only a politician but also a gender activist and champion of women’s rights. Ama Benyiwa Doe was an embodiment of limitless courage, commitment, and passion for service.

May her soul rest in eternal glory.

The former minister and Member of Parliament (MP) died on Sunday, September 19, 2021, in Tema.

She was 73.

She was first elected into Parliament during the December 1992 general election on the ticket of the NDC as MP for the Gomoa West Constituency in the Central Region.

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Chereponi Chairman Attacked by NPP Supporters Over DCE Nomination (Video)

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Chereponi Chairman Attacked by NPP Supporters Over DCE Nomination (Video)

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Chairman for the Chereponi district has been brutally assaulted by party youth following the release of President Nana Akufo-Addo’s list for the Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executive (MMDCEs) Sunday.

A video circulating on social media shows the chairman being mobbed by the marauding party youth and subjected to severe beatings while some policemen make efforts to save him from the wild attacks with warning shots.

In a report filed by Kasapafmonline sighted by GhArticles.com, reports say the party office has been set ablaze amidst the tension.

Earlier on, police in a statement announced an intel regarding a demonstration set to be embarked upon by some members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) who were aggrieved that their favourite candidate, S.K. Orlando, was not recommended for nomination.

“The Chereponi District Police Command upon receipt of the information quickly invited the Chereponi constituency chairman, Aliu Suleman and some of the youth leaders and after discussing, the chairman and the youth leaders realized the need to keep the peace and abide by the advice of the police not proceed with the demonstration. They also promised to go by the Police Order Act and notify the police accordingly, should they intend to organize the demonstration.”

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The police had also engaged S.K Orlando who was urged to calm his supporters down.

But the youth are unwilling to back down as tension escalates at Chereponi over the DCE nomination.

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Hon. Dan Botwe Releases Full List Of MMDCE Nominees

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Hon. Dan Botwe Releases Full List Of MMDCE Nominees

The Minister of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development, Dan Botwe has released the list of nominees for Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs).

Addressing a press conference on Sunday, Dan Botwe said the list has been forwarded to the Regional Ministers for the approval process to begin.

“They (Regional Ministers) are going to contact from tomorrow, Regional Directors of the Electoral Commission, get in touch with the Presiding Members of the various Assemblies and start the process of confirming Mr President’s nominees,” he said.

He also condemned the demonstrations embarked on by some party faithful following rumours that some MMDCEs have not been retained.

Mr Botwe stated that regardless of who has been chosen by the President, all MMDCEs, like other government appointees, have been selected to serve the community just like all others.

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“Well-meaning Ghanaians know that we all are aspiring to serve our motherland and if an opportunity is not given at a particular time for you to serve there cannot be any reason whatsoever, why there should be a disturbance,” he added.

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