Ghana Hotels Association honours President Akufo-Addo

Kodjo Adams, GNA

Accra, Jan. 19, GNA –
The Resorts Association (GHA) has honoured President Nana Addo Dankwa
-Addo for demonstrating visionary and exemplary leadership in declaring
‘The Year of Return’ and ensuing its profitable execution in 2019.

The Association
presented a plaque and a citation christened “Significant Contribution Award”
to the President for ensuring that the ‘Year of Return’ initiative impacted
substantially on the tourism and hospitality sector and set the phase for an
accelerated progress of the marketplace.

The citation study,
“For demonstrating strategic foresight in declaring ‘Beyond the Return” to
expand and harness the Ghanaian Diaspora dividend for the financial improvement
of the nation in line with the Ghana Further than Assist policy.

For demonstrating
empathetic leadership by promoting domestic tourism for the enlargement of the
tourism and hospitality market place in Ghana”.

The function took spot
at the 4th GHA awards ceremony in Accra to celebrate deserving
hoteliers and personalities who have distinguished themselves in 2019.

The programme was
held underneath the concept: “Reducing Hotel Rates in Ghana: Role of Govt and
Hotel Operators”.

Mrs Akosua Frema
Osei-Opare, the Main of Staff members, who obtained the award and in a assertion browse
on behalf of President Akufo-Addo, recommended the Association for the honour
performed him declaring “ I am certainly humbled and quite grateful’.

President Akufo-Addo
on September 2018 at the Washington Press Club in the United States proclaimed
2019 as the “Year of Return” which commemorated the 400th anniversary
of the time when the initially 20 West African slaves ended up introduced to the
Commonwealth of Virginia, which subsequently grew to become part of the United States
of The us, thus initiating a single of the most unlucky and barbaric
Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.

The President stated
2019 was a monumental yr for the tourism business as there was a constant flow
of site visitors, soaring to a crescendo in December 2019.

He claimed all through
the year, organizations throughout the worth chain-airways, lodges, vehicle rentals, and
dining establishments claimed major progress in numbers, introducing that through the
initiative and backed by a strong promoting thrust, the region had noticed a
calendar year-on-12 months enhance in lodge occupancy fee.

Some inns were on
report to have knowledgeable far more than double the occupancy price than they did
the year just before.

To maintain the
fascination and solidify the affect of the ‘Year of Return’, President Akufo-Addo
introduced a further initiative, “Beyond the Return” which is a 10-year programme
that seeks to impact quite a few main parts of the country’s connection with
the diaspora and present small business chances throughout the tourism worth chain.

He reported Ghana was
picked by the African Union to host the Secretariat of the African Continental
Totally free Trade Spot, stressing that the prospect would strengthen the tourism and
hospitality sector tremendously and urged the lodges to optimize the entire benefits
of the initiative.

President Akufo-Addo
mentioned the concept underscores the want for a shared responsbility among the
community and non-public sector gamers in purchase to offer with the challenges confronting
the sector.

“I have questioned
the Madam Barbara Oteng Gyasi, the Minister for Tourism, Arts and Society to
fast-monitor the ongoing conversations with the Trade, and Tourism
Sub-Committee of Parliament on the challenges that the multiplicity of
regulatory mandates and charges poses to hoteliers”.

“We ought to all work
alongside one another as a result of engagements to ensure that we hold lodge rates down and
thereby lay a reliable basis for the progress of the Ghanaian vacationer
industry”, he mentioned.


Opinion: Management of Cedi under Akufo-Addo and Bawumia the best – Dr Ibrahim writes

What is incontrovertible is that in the midst of the hues and cry and the propaganda, the administration of the Cedi under Nana Addo and Dr. Bawumia has been the best for any initially 3 decades of any government inside of their to start with time period given that 1992.

Comply with the facts listed here to appreciate how the Financial institution of and this government has guarded the regional forex improved. Never drop for the propaganda from all those who have intentionally resolved to attack Dr. Bawumia and governing administration without adducing any info to back their statements. We should as Ghanaians be sensible and expose people who are only just fascinated in attacking other folks even when they are doing much better.

Like him or loathe him, Dr. Bawumia has been one particular of the greatest brains and doers we have experienced at the seat of governing administration because 1992. Human as he is, just like absolutely everyone with constrained performance ranges, he may well not have met all anticipations by Ghanaians, but truly his exploits in federal government inside of the final three several years have just demonstrated a man who is incorruptible, hardworking, focused, intelligent, respectful and committed to his duties. We need to just pray for good well being and very long lifetime for these kinds of personalities in our overall body polity. Ghana can only get better with personalities like him.

The facts exhibits that from 2017 to day (3 several years) the cedi has depreciated by an typical of 8.73%. This compares favourably with:

27.95% for 1993-1996
25.19% for 1997-2000
11.04% for 2001-2004
6.77% for 2005-2008
10.09% for 2009-2013
18.% for 2013-2016

*What does the details convey to you*?
– To start with, in conditions of the three year annual normal depreciations from 1992 to day, both of those the greatest and second finest performances are for NPP governments with the best becoming Kufuor’s second phrase from 2005-2008 and the second finest with Akufo-Addo from 2017 to-day.

– But if you search at it from the position of the first term of each federal government also, you will see the first phrase of President Akufo-Addo has witnessed the most effective performance of the cedi relative to the dollar.

– Pretty telling from the info I just shared is that the worst performance of the cedi transpired beneath the NDC.

Our economic historical past, and in point, the background of all economies that follow the floating exchange amount regime such as the United states of america, Good Britain, South Africa, and so on, demonstrate that exchange premiums in just this sort of regimes might either appreciate or depreciate.

For really import dependent and uncooked material dependent economies like Ghana, depreciation appears to be just about a sine qua non, and this has been the circumstance for all the intervals that Ghana has practiced the floating exchange fee routine.

Therefore, just before we are able to have a solid export-led financial state, raise our industrial and creation sectors, deal with the excesses of black market place currency trading trades, have a diversified national financial debt portfolio with a sizable part owned by locals, amongst other folks, the greatest our governments can do is to take care of the forex to decrease the pace and rate of its depreciation. In the mild of this I think this federal government has carried out very well and we must merely acknowledge that even though tapping on their head to do far more.

Interestingly, though the cedi is presently gaining grounds relative to the greenback, those people complaining about the depreciation of the cedi are silent about it. A colleague a short while ago had a dialogue with his close friend from the opposition facet about the the latest gains of the cedi. Whilst his pal from the opposition admitted the cedi was appreciating, he included that “I’m truly not delighted. The price isn’t superior for my transfer”. He was plainly highlighting that, with the appreciation of the cedi, the transfer of dollars he is receiving from abroad isn’t a deal compared to intervals the cedi was depreciating. His arguments ended up dependent on his partisan politics and egoistic added benefits with no concentrating on the optimistic impact of the cedi appreciation on the welfare of the larger sized populace.

If we all put the political lenses down, we will merely have to enjoy the endeavours designed by this federal government to reduce the rate of depreciation. I will urge them to keep on and remind them also that, like Oliver Twist, we will continually ask for much more but so significantly so excellent. Far more room for advancement.

It is basically far better than ahead of and that is what all voters want. We vote for a change for improvement even if it is not up to our expectation. The truth that there is advancement provides us the hope that with time it will be better. Maintain on President Akufo-Addo, Keep on Dr. Bawumia, Keep on Lender of Ghana and do more for all Ghanaians.

By Dr. Muazu Ibrahim

A previous college student of KNUST (BSc Economics), University of London (MA Progress Economics) and College of Witwatersrand (Ph. D Economical Economics). He teaches economics and Finance at UDS but at this time on a 6-month consulting assignment in Ethiopia for the United Nations Economic Commision for Africa.

Great days lie ahead of Dagbon – Akufo-Addo to Yaa-Naa

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo suggests the Overlord of Dagbon, Yaa-Naa Abukari II, has above the training course of his enskinment virtually a yr back, tested to be a guy of expertise and dignity

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo suggests the Overlord of Dagbon, Yaa-Naa Mahama Abukari II, has around the course of his enskinment just about a yr back, verified to be a gentleman of encounter and dignity, and has discharged his responsibilities with difference so considerably.

Addressing the collecting when Yaa-Naa paid a check out to Jubilee Property on Thursday, the President stated that procedures and programmes currently being applied by the government will ensure larger times ahead for Dagbon less than the new Yaa-Naa.

“With govt determined to exploit and add value to the iron ore deposits at Sheini, to finish the 2nd period of the Tamale Airport project, to construct the Tamale Interchange, the initial of its variety in the northern sector of the place, to see to the imminent completion of the Tamale Educating Medical center, to update the Yendi Government Healthcare facility to a befitting status, to endorse the sustainable enhancement of agriculture in the location, and, shortly, to commence the Yendi Water Venture, it is evident that fantastic days lie forward for Dagbon beneath the stewardship of Yaa-Na Mahama Abukari II,” he included.

Yaa-Na visits Jubilee house
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo states the Overlord of Dagbon, Yaa-Naa Mahama Abukari II, has in excess of the course of his enskinment practically a 12 months in the past, established to be a man of working experience and dignity

President Akufo-Addo, nonetheless, pointed out that fruits these developments can only be appreciated by the persons of Dagbon if the peace remaining relished there is nurtured and managed.

The President more acknowledged Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Nayiri, Naa Bohugu Abdulai MahamiSheriga, and the Overlord of Gonja, the Yagbonwura, Tuntumba Boresa Sulemana Jakpa for locating a lasting answer to the in Dagbon, to help the approach of enskinning Ya-Naa.

thanked the Committee of Eminent Chiefs for not giving up on the folks
of Dagbon, even when, at instances, the predicament appeared hopeless, including
that “their exhibit of tenacity, statesmanship and patriotism is worthy
of emulation by all, and I am specific that posterity will keep on to
applaud their attempts.”

Yaa-Na visits Jubilee house
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo suggests the Overlord of Dagbon, Yaa-Naa Mahama Abukari II, has about the class of his enskinment virtually a year in the past, demonstrated to be a gentleman of encounter and dignity

With the stop by of Yaa-Naa Mahama Abukari II remaining the initial by a sitting down Yaa-Naa to the seat of governing administration in several a long time, President described it as “moment I will usually treasure, just as I will usually cherish, with gratitude, the title, DagbonMalti Naa Abudani I, that you so generously bestowed on me for my modest efforts in serving to to restore unity and solidarity to Dagbon.”

President Akufo-Addo reiterated his determination to do all the things in his ability, so long as he is President, to support the Yaa-Naa to administer Dagbon in an environment of peace, serenity and tranquility.

“You ought to have the guidance of all properly-this means Dagombas, and, without a doubt, all , for your endeavours to rebuild this ancient kingdom,” he included

‘Great days lie ahead of Dagbon’ – Akufo-Addo to Yaa-Na

President Nana Addo Dankwa -Addo says the Overlord of Dagbon, Yaa-Na Abukari II, has, more than the system of his enskinment just about a calendar year ago, tested to be a guy of encounter and dignity, and has discharged his duties with difference so far.

President Akufo-Addo built this regarded on Thursday, 16th January, 2020, when Yaa-Na Mahama Abukari II compensated a go to to the Jubilee House, the seat of the nation’s presidency, to thank him for his initiatives at bringing long lasting peace to Dagbon.

Addressing the collecting, the President said that the procedures and programmes remaining implemented by Governing administration will assure larger times in advance for Dagbon beneath the new Yaa-Na.

“With Governing administration established to exploit and insert price to the iron ore deposits at Sheini, to complete the 2nd Stage of the Tamale Airport challenge, to build the Tamale Interchange, the initial of its variety in the northern sector of the nation, to see to the imminent completion of the Tamale Training Clinic, to improve the Yendi Governing administration Clinic to a befitting standing, to endorse the sustainable enhancement of agriculture in the area, and, soon, to commence the Yendi H2o Job, it is obvious that good times lie in advance for Dagbon beneath the stewardship of Yaa-Na Mahama Abukari II,” he added.

President Akufo-Addo, even so, mentioned that fruits these developments can only be appreciated by the people today of Dagbon if the peace becoming loved there is nurtured and taken care of, “and if chieftaincy disputes are not permitted to turn into a part of the material of the fantastic point out of Dagbon nor of any part of our . Growth can by no means take position in an environment of chaos and confusion.”

The President stated that the process of enskinning him, and, thereby, obtaining a long term option to the crisis in Dagbon, was designed possible mostly by the perform carried out by the Committee of Eminent Chiefs, chaired by the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Nayiri, Naa Bohugu Abdulai Mahami Sheriga, and the Overlord of Gonja, the Yagbonwura, Tuntumba Boresa Sulemana Jakpa, with the function of the Committee owning the robust aid of Authorities.

He thanked the Committee of Eminent Chiefs for not supplying up on the individuals of Dagbon, even when, at moments, the scenario seemed hopeless, adding that “their exhibit of tenacity, statesmanship and patriotism is deserving of emulation by all, and I am sure that posterity will continue to applaud their initiatives.”

With the visit of Yaa-Na Mahama Abukari II remaining the first by a sitting Yaa-Na to the seat of the Ghanaian presidency in several a long time, President explained it as “moment I will normally treasure, just as I will usually cherish, with gratitude, the title, Dagbon Malti Naa Abudani I, that you so generously bestowed on me for my modest efforts in encouraging to restore unity and solidarity to Dagbon.”

President Akufo-Addo reiterated his determination to do every little thing in his electric power, so very long as he is President, to assist the Yaa-Na to administer Dagbon in an ambiance of peace, serenity and tranquillity.

“You should have the assist of all perfectly-indicating Dagombas, and, certainly, all Ghanaians, for your attempts to rebuild this historic kingdom,” he additional.

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Akufo-Addo asks for Voltarian as ‘wife’ to accept Avenor citizenship offer

President Nana Addo Dankwa -Addo has jestingly requested chiefs from the Avenor conventional area in the Volta Location, to cap their give to him to turn into a citizen of the area, with a lady as spouse.

The chiefs and queen moms in the region on Monday appealed to Nana Akufo-Addo to adopt Avenor as his household and provided to give him a land for him to create a property in the area.

“We the folks of Avenor have no substitute than to respectively inquire you to adopt Avenor as your residence as you are now addressed as an illustrious son of the land,” President of the Council, Torgbui Dorglo Anumah VI explained to Nana Akufo-Addo.

In accordance to Togbui Anumah who led the chiefs to pay a courtesy simply call on the president, the Akufo-Addo’s achievements have positively mirrored on the impression of Avenor for which they have offered him the possibility to turn out to be a citizen.

“Our appreciation are not able to be total if we are unsuccessful to allocate a piece of land to you to make a home here to fortify and reinforce our romance. You are now a citizen of Avenor,” he declared.

President Nana Akufo-Addo in responding thanked the chiefs for the , stating he was grateful to them for the decision to give him a land.

“You know, with land and a house, one thing [woman] has to go with it,” he explained to the chiefs in jest, triggering spontaneous applause and laughter.

Nana Akufo-Addo and wife, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo

“I have to get the authorization of Mama Rebecca [his wife],” Nana Akufo-Addo claimed, adding “there are one particular or two candidates. There are candidates even in this place, there are candidates. Anyway, I’m really, really grateful for the offer”.

Avenor chiefs back again Akufo-Addo for second expression

Meanwhile, the chiefs have backed President Nana Akufo-Addo for a second term.

According to the chiefs who represent the Avenor Standard Council, Nana Akufo-Addo’s “remarkable achievements have mirrored positively on the graphic of Avenor”.

“It is our company assurance that we assist your 2nd time period bid,” Torgbui Anumah reported.

He assured Nana Akufo-Addo that the chiefs and individuals within just the regular area “will make guaranteed that your victory will be resounding and landslide. Our complete help is for your government to have on the good works you’ve started”.

The Akufo-Addo government’s flagship programmes, primarily the No cost SHS and the Planting for Meals and Careers, he explained, has positively impacted on the life of the folks of Ghana.

“We are grateful for the introduction of the absolutely free SHS which has helped parents to make personal savings for other relatives tasks,” he mentioned.

He stated the planting for food items and employment has also put Akatsi in the lead in rice manufacturing, saying “the governing administration aid for our famers in phrases of agricultural enter has served us to substantially increase production”.

Meanwhile, the chiefs have appealed to the President give the Akatsi District a municipal position.

“A formal letter and justification for this request will before long be forwarded to the minister of regional govt and rural improvement and we will await the introduction of the vital LI in parliament to give effect to this” the paramount main Togbui Anumah reported.


“Great” Akufo-Addo building a peaceful country – Okyenhene

The Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin claims the -Addo federal government is committed to creating peace in the country.

The Overlord of Akyem Abuakwa talking all through a courtesy contact on him by the National Chief Imam Shiek Osmanu Nuhu Shaributu and his entourage at the Ofori Panin Fie in Kyebi on Monday, identified as on the youth of Ghana to feel in management and Peace.

“So I want to help main Imam and the younger people who arrived right here that we can’t expand as a nation if we really don’t get started to believe that in peace. Peace can’t be outlined only by conflict. Ghana is not at war but we chat about peace. Peace is employment, peace is instruction, peace is remaining ready to are living with a brother with no acquiring to assault them, peace is when you have advancement in the region, and I assume that is what our great President -Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo is supposed to do”.

According to the Okyenhene “leadership is challenging. Everywhere you go you are supplying the mantle to guide the folks, you will experience road blocks and issues. It requires a fantastic leader to sustain peace. You might have to deliver modifications in the lives of the men and women and to provide a alter in the life of the persons is not for the faint-hearted, neither is it for these who are unwilling to make tough selections. In leadership, a person has to make really hard possibilities as any concept of considerable improve will entice people who may well not like it, in other words, it might bring in opposition and may also appeal to people following you. It is great management that can bring equally events with each other in pursuit of peace”.

Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, who is celebrating 20 yrs anniversary on the Ofori Panin Stool, utilized the feat of Okyeman in both equally classic and countrywide Politics to cite the case in point of the relevance of striving for accomplishment.

“Because we considered in leadership and God, individuals who explained it could not be completed, I can just convey to you search at us now, each individual time I stand up I say what a mighty God we provide. We a God that has made a grandfather, who had three sons, Just one President A single Okyenhene and A person Finance Minister. What a mighty God we provide! All on this land in this time”

Okyenhene eulogised Nationwide Main Imam for his distinguished leadership that has increased religious harmony in the nation.

” We want to be part of the Main Imam and his Zongo exquisite chiefs to notify youthful people today in this place that whatsoever transpires in the earlier they really should set away, where ever you are living must not be an problem, each and every time try to remember that we want individuals and us leaders need to make sure hope is reborn and that we have to build pride between Ghanaians, and assistance every other, aid just about every other and guide in humility, at the time you did that the relaxation will be in the hands of God”

He added, “It is crucial for us in Ghana to comprehend that you may well converse a distinct language, we might costume otherwise, we could consume distinctive food, we may worship various Lords, but let it not be shed on any one that we carry a common denominator- the bloodline that flows via every single particular person is Ghana”.

The Countrywide Chief Imam who spoke by his Spokesperson, Ahaji Baba Issah, discussed that the check out was to celebrate the success of Okyenhene and to introduce two liaison officers his office has appointed to the Place of work of the Inspector General of Law enforcement protection subject in the Zongo Communities as part of measures to keep peace before, during and right after the 2020 polls.

The Laison officers are Usman Mohammadu Mansour and Mohammed Hafis Nuhu Sharabutu.


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No brutalities at voters register demo under me – Akufo-Addo taunts Mahama

Akufo-Addo states the Tamale demonstration carried out by some opposition political parties regarding the voter’s sign up passed off without the need of any incident, a crystal clear departure from the unlucky past.

According to President Akufo-Addo, “five (5) yrs ago, we experienced demonstrations in Accra calling for a new, credible sign-up, in which some citizens had been maimed and brutalised. In truth, a citizen, younger Justice Adzakuma, missing his eye, and died last year. May perhaps God bless his soul.”

He continued, “Today, we are getting tranquil demonstrations in Tamale, this time protesting in opposition to the selection of the Electoral Fee, whose constitutional remit it is to compile an electoral register, to have now a new, improved sign up. Fortuitously, in this new period, there are no casualties. God bless .”

The President designed this identified on Tuesday, 14th January, 2020, when he delivered the opening tackle at the 71st New Year School, at the Hall of the University of Ghana, Legon, on the topic “Attaining Ghana Beyond Support: Problems and Prospective buyers.”

Stressing that “Ghana Over and above Support is meant to be additional than a slogan”, President Akufo-Addo said that “it is meant to transform our frame of mind from one of dependency, to one particular of reaching our destiny. It is meant to put us in charge of our very own affairs, and make us truly impartial.”

He, consequently, urged the Ghanaian individuals to “believe in ourselves, we can do it, particularly in this new ten years, in this new century, in which hope, optimism and progress will define the unfolding Ghanaian actuality.”

Describing the terrorist outrages using place in the Sahel and in northern Nigeria as “the best protection obstacle experiencing the nations of ECOWAS”, President Akufo-Addo instructed the collecting that Armed Forces and security organizations have to be on entire warn to confront this unwanted menace.

“We are the authors of the Accra Initiative, which seeks to improve co-ordination and co-procedure between the safety and intelligence businesses of Benin, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Ghana, who have lately been joined by Mali and Nige,” he claimed.

The President additional that “We are essential also to deny the terrorists and violent extremists any by marshalling the speedy growth of the locations in the northern components of our nation, which offer the most noticeable targets of recruitment. We have to make use of a thorough counter-terrorism method.”


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Banking Crisis: More Prosecutions Coming – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has claimed many persons who are thought to be concerned in the banking sector disaster that saddled the fiscal sector of the Ghanaian economy will be arraigned shortly to response for their misdealings.

Addressing the 71st Once-a-year New Year University and Convention themed “Attaining Past Assist: Prospective customers and Challenges” at the Good Corridor, College of , President Akufo-Addo explained the condition has had to expend around GHc 12 billion Cedis of public resources in purchase to rescue some 6,500.00 positions as nicely as to shield resources of some 4.6 million depositors. Individuals liable for this unfortunate happenings the President reported ought to be punished.

“We have begun bringing people liable for the banking disaster to justice. We have a person circumstance in Courtroom and if prima facie proof of criminality is uncovered in the other ongoing investigations which according to my data is most likely, then the perpetrators of these crises, that is, both equally the regulators and people today will experience justice soon” President Akufo-Addo explained.

Through the exact same time the President was addressing the New Calendar year Faculty, previous CEO of defunct Beige Lender, Michael Nyinaku, and former CEO of defunct UT Lender, Prince Kofi Amoabeng ended up each arraigned on costs of Stealing and Cash Laundering in relation to the banking disaster. Both of those accused people pleaded not guilty in advance of Circuit Courtroom Judge Emmanuel Essandoh. Hearing was adjourned to the 22nd of January 2020.

Keynote Speaker

Delivering the Keynote lecture at the celebration, former Chairman of the College of Ghana Council, Dr. Ishmael Yamson observed that for Ghana to achieve the eyesight of a “Ghana Over and above Aid”, the Condition will have to remove all micro impediments in the way of trade.

On the current banking crisis that bedeviled the region, Dr. Yamson reported the troubles has has a further more sad effect on the non-financial savings culture of Ghanaians in that, assurance in the financial sector amongst the people today of Ghana has dipped further down. He identified as on government to make certain that those people guiding the rot discovered in the economic sector of the nation are prosecuted and punished in accordance.

Dr. Yamson further famous that the “Ghana Over and above Aid” agenda of the current authorities ought to be adopted as a countrywide vision and not a political agenda of a distinct party in electricity. The “Ghana Over and above Aid” Constitution that is has been produced have to be manufactured a national doc.

The New Yr University

The Annual New Yr College and Convention was launched in 1948 and it brings jointly persons from all walks of everyday living to deliberate on topical difficulties of countrywide and worldwide pursuits. The 71st edition was chaired by Professor Akua Kunyehia, Performing Chairperson of the University of Ghana Council.


President Nana Akufo Addo Wins African Leader Of The Year

President of Ghana Nana Addo of Ghana was on Saturday, January 11th preferred as the #AfricanLeaderoftheYear 2019 by the pan- media outfit, The Change Newspaper.

President Addo emerged soon after a eager contest that saw Abdalla Hamdok of Sudan and Paul Kagame of Rwanda emerge as very first and next runners up respectively.

The earlier winners have been President John Magufuli of Tanzania (2017) and Key Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia (2018).

According to a assertion by the Executive Editor of The Big difference newspaper, Mr Tony Opara, the core requirements for successful the Award are shown dedication to improvement, democracy and freedom, African Integration and dedication to the marketing and safety of media rights and institutions setting up.

The Award to be presented to the winner at a later date.

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No second round in December 2020 elections; Akufo-Addo is winning

Politics of Thursday, 9 January 2020


Prophet Elisha Owusu AkyawProphet Elisha Owusu Akyaw

Founder and chief of Authoritative Kingdom Chapel, (AKC) Basic Elisha Owusu Akyaw has said emphatically that, President Nana -Addo will be retained for the second time in this year’s .

The male of God revealed this in his New Year concept that the elections will be keenly contested but the sitting President Nana Akufo-Addo will triumph with a one-contact victory.

“NPP and Nana Akufo-Addo are successful this 2020 Election the almighty God has not taken the Management mantle from them, so the NPP would certainly earn the election and also there will be no operate-off in the 2020 election the NPP is successful a person-touch and it will be pretty hard if nearly anything alterations from what God has explained to me,” the person of God reported.

Touching on what God has for his little ones in the year 2020, he reported, this yr will be a yr of Pentecostal Revival it’s a calendar year God will uplift highly effective leaders which he phone calls from Jerusalem to Accra.

He defined that the identify Jerusalem to Accra usually means God will use as a beacon of hope to achieve better top in the environment this calendar year, and it is a year each and every Ghanaian should be mindful and prayerful in obtaining what God has for country this 12 months.

“This yr will be what I simply call the Pentecostal Revival it means God is likely to do increased factors with this country, in reality I’m proud to be a Ghanaian this yr simply because God has fantastic items in saved for us in the year”, he spelled out

“To obtain what God has for his people today this year one has to live a Christ-like daily life and be prayerful due to the fact there’s normally the satan that stands to oppose every great point,” he cautioned.

Benefits Ghana derived from Akufo-Addo’s foreign trips outweigh cost – Oppong-Nkrumah

General News of Thursday, 9 January 2020


Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Minister of Informationengage in video clipKojo Oppong Nkrumah, Minister of Details

The Minister of Info and Member of Parliament for the Ofoase-Ayirebi constituency, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah, has justified President Nana Akufo – Addo’s overseas outings stating that the travels provide in a good deal of benefits which are vital for the country’s improvement.

Talking to the problem of travel expenditure on Eyewitness News, the Minister mentioned that the dollars expended need to not be in taken out of context due to the fact the value gained will inure to the country’s advantage.

“The President travels throughout the planet and brings back again a ton of dividends. I am stunned when any one implies that all that he has witnessed is the expense but does not want to appear at the added benefits. For case in point, when the President traveled to Germany with the Minister for Finance, had the possibility to be set in the Compact which gives us a whole lot of income to roll out a number of interventions and aid for Normal Finances Guidance. The President has traveled to jurisdictions like China. Choose that Chinese journey for example, and if you are obtaining $2 billion well worth of infrastructure from that single Chinese vacation,” he reported.

“I am astonished when any person suggests, I just want to glimpse at the price tag but I do not want to search at the benefits that arrive on the other aspect. You have got to look at all of these issues in context and the variety of advantages that the President brings on board when he travels abroad,” he included.

President invested GHS 62,578,224 on overseas journey

The concern of the President’s expenditure arrived up when parliament was going by the 2020 Spending plan allocation for acceptance for the business office of authorities equipment.

A document unveiled to Parliament showed that the Presidency used GHS62,578,224 on overseas travels and GHC5.85 million on resort lodging, even though some GHC1.9 million was made use of for refreshment connected costs in the first 9 months of 2019.

There have been requires by the minority in parliament, inquiring the Overseas Affairs Ministry to appear and reveal why this sort of an total was used on the president’s vacation when it goes past what was budgeted for the calendar year.

Akufo-Addo Doesn’t Need Your Advice On Elections – NPP To Mahama

Nana Obiri Boahen

Deputy normal secretary of the NPP Nana Obiri Boahen suggests the federal government does not need any guidance from previous President John Mahama on how to organise the December polls.

It arrives just after former President urged President -Addo to make sure that the forthcoming polls are held in a tranquil atmosphere.

“As we go to the polls in 2020, President Nana Akufo-Addo has a accountability to protected the protection of all citizens and must resist the temptation to allow for the use of violence to hurt and intimidate innocent civilians as we observed last 12 months in the course of the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-,” Mahama claimed in a new 12 months concept to Ghanaians.

Reacting to the comment, Mr. Obiri Boahen mentioned: “President Mahama is a determined politician. When an MP showered derogatory remarks on a nationwide protection apparatus they however obviously it wouldn’t bring about confusion?.

“During his tenure as a President, his spokesperson Stanley Dogbe took a mobile phone of a journalist and smashed it on the floor what transpired?. We really don’t need to have tutorials on the protection of what to do and what not to do in the 2020 elections from Mahama”.

The former President in his concept also claimed “The 12 months 2020 is an election calendar year, and the eyes of the earth would continue to be fastened on us, as we go to the polls. We have to have to satisfy the significant standards set by former Electoral Commissions and even much better it. I do not say it evenly when I say that the 2020 election will be a pivotal celebration for our place. It is just one that will decide the destiny of our nation. I think at this vital phase in our nation’s existence, Ghanaians are worthy of- additional than ever- a federal government that is sincere and truthful with them”.


Re-table Discussion On Election Of MMDCEs – Sam Okudzeto To Akufo-Addo

A senior authorized practitioner and former President of the Bar Affiliation, Sam Okudzeto has urged President Akufo-Addo to re- discussions on the of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Main Executives (MMDCEs).

President Akufo-Addo in December 2019 truncated processes for the modification of the 1992 Structure to allow for Ghanaians to elect their MMDCEs.

The President at the time spelled out that the suspension was to deficiency of a countrywide consensus on the matter.

But Sam Okudzeto who is also a member of the Council of Point out in a Citi Information interview reported the difficulty have to be brought back for further discussions.

“I am praying that the stoppage is not final. I am praying he [President Akufo-Addo] will convey it again yet again for more discussions to be held for it to be revived simply because I think that it is in the curiosity of democracy that we should elect people at the regional level including the so-named mayors. Then they will know that they are answerable to the individuals,” he argued. History

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Sunday, December 1, 2019, resolved the nation where he introduced the cancellation of the December 17 referendum.

The referendum was to establish no matter whether or not Ghanaians would want political get-togethers to sponsor candidates for district-degree elections.

Content articles 55 (3) and 243 (1) of the 1992 Structure would have been amended by Parliament if the referendum went by means of correctly.

But President Akufo-Addo cancelled the physical exercise.

Akufo-Addo also directed the Nearby Federal government Minister to withdraw from Parliament the Write-up 243 (1) Invoice which was meant to amend the Constitution to enable Ghanaians to vote for their Metropolitan, Municipal and District Main Executives (MMDCEs).

Appointment of the MMDCEs is now done by the President with the prior acceptance of not less than two-thirds greater part of users of the assembly present and voting at the meeting.

But the Invoice to amend that was accordingly withdrawn next the approval of Parliament immediately after the President’s order.

Akufo-Addo didn’t err swearing in CJ on holiday – Ben Abdalla

Main Justice Anin Yeboah

The Chairman for the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of Parliament Ben Abdalla has downplayed claims that President Akufo-Addo erred in legislation for swearing into business Chief Justice Anin Yeboah on a general public vacation.

Some lawyers and social commentators have faulted President Akufo-Addo for picking out to swear in the 14th Chief Justice of the nation on the Constitution Day – a day established as a community getaway by his federal government.

Talking to Francis Abban on the Early morning Starr Wednesday, Mr Abdalla, who is a attorney, explained there is no legislation barring the president from undertaking such exercise a getaway.

“There is practically nothing completely wrong with swearing-in the Chief Justice on a general public getaway for the reason that it is in the prerogative of the president to decide on which day to do it just after Parliament has authorised him.

“Secondly there is no law that bars the president from swearing him in on a holiday break,” he explained.

Main Justice Anin Yeboah in his to start with assertion just after his swearing-in said he is Honoured to have been appointed as Chief Justice of . He registered his honest many thanks to the President, the Council of State and Parliament for the a variety of constitutional roles they played main to his appointed as Main Justice.

He even more indicated that there some urgent difficulties that came up all through his vetting by Parliament will be presented all the attention it warrants in buy to obtain long lasting answers to them.

“During my vetting by Parliament, it was obvious that the following challenges relating to the Judiciary ended up of issue to the representative of the individuals of Ghana. The integrity of the Judiciary and notion of corruption, delays in the justice supply system, poor infrastructure of the Courts and residences of Judicial officers, inadequate assets for the working of the Judiciary and Justice shipping and delivery system of Ghana.

“I want to guarantee the people of Ghana that I will proceed to jealously guard the integrity of the Judiciary as my predecessors in office environment have performed. I will consider all necessary actions to make certain that in the course of my phrase in business, methods are observed to these problems of concern” Justice Anin Yeboah stated.

The ceremony was graced by the Vice President of the Republic, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Main of Personnel Akosua Frema Osei Opare, former President John Kufour, former President Jerry John Rawlings, previous Very first Woman Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, Ministers of Condition, Justices of the Supreme Court docket, associates of the Judicial Council and Typical Legal Council, users of the Council of Point out, Service Chiefs of the Republic, users of the Clergy, Users of the Diplomatic Corps, leadership and users of the Ghana Bar Affiliation, Nananom and family members associates of the Chief Justice.


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Akufo-Addo wants to use ambulance distribution as campaign message – NDC

Politics of Wednesday, 8 January 2020


National Communication Officer of NDC, Sammy GyamfiNationwide Interaction Officer of NDC, Sammy Gyamfi

The opposition NDC has accused the Akufo-Addo government of trying to find to make political gains with the distribution of the ambulances.

In accordance to the NDC, the ruling party intends releasing the automobiles when are around so they can use as a campaign software.

The distribution of the ambulance has turn into controversial subsequent the transforming positions on the purpose for the delay in sharing them.

In a statement, the NDC stated “The NDC is not shocked by these in no way-ending excuses, which only typify the deception, insensitivity and management paralysis that Ghanaians are currently being subjected to by inept President Akufo-Addo and his wasteful authorities. In fact, the government’s heartless dealing with of this ambulance fiasco so far underscores the truth that President Akufo-Addo has very small regard for the life of Ghanaians, particularly thinking about the snobbish remarks by the Minister of Particular Progress Initiatives, Hawa Koomson that Ghanaians were presently dying prior to the ambulances ended up procured.”

“Even a lot more bizarre are the new causes offered a short while ago by the National Ambulance Service, which curiously was routed as a result of the Ministry of Health and not the Ministry of Specific Initiatives. The declare that two months is required to label 307 ambulances, some of which have been in the since September last yr is preposterous, to say the least”.


The Countrywide Democratic Congress (NDC) notes with great worry the refusal of the Akufo-Addo federal government to release ambulances procured with taxpayers’ funds for their meant purpose.

These ambulances, some of which were being imported into the region some 4 (4) months in the past, have been lying idle at the forecourt of the Condition Dwelling inspite of a groundswell of general public outcry that they be introduced.

In spite of genuine calls for these ambulances to be dispersed to enhance the country’s challenged Countrywide Ambulance Assistance and emergency health and fitness technique, the cars are continue to parked at the Condition Home amidst a litany of lies that crumble beneath scrutiny virtually every working day.

It would be recalled that adhering to community condemnation of the ongoing detention of the ambulances previous 12 months, the Minister of Special Growth Initiatives, Hawa Koomson told the general public that the Akufo-Addo govt was in the approach of teaching motorists, paramedics and other staff to run the ambulances, for this reason the undue hold off in distributing the ambulances.

The Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, is also on report to have claimed that the ambulances demanded digitisation.

But these flimsy excuses, alongside other cock and bull tales from the stables of federal government, had been afterwards to be amended by President Akufo-Addo. In an answer to a issue about the ambulances at his final media face, President Akufo-Addo confessed that he refused a request from the Minister of Specific Advancement Initiatives to release the initial batch of ambulances with the excuse of wanting to ensure an even distribution of same so as to steer clear of accusations of favouritism against his federal government.

The NDC is not surprised by these hardly ever-ending excuses, which only typify the deception, insensitivity and management paralysis that Ghanaians are staying subjected to by inept President Akufo-Addo and his wasteful authorities. In truth, the government’s heartless managing of this ambulance fiasco so significantly, underscores the reality that President Akufo-Addo has incredibly very little regard for the lives of Ghanaians, especially thinking of the snobbish remarks by the Minister of Particular Growth Initiatives, Hawa Koomson that Ghanaians have been already dying just before the ambulances were procured.

Even more strange are the new motives offered just lately by the Nationwide Ambulance Assistance, which curiously was routed as a result of the Ministry of Overall health and not the Ministry of Exclusive Initiatives. The assert that two months is expected to label 307 ambulances, some of which have been in the country because September last year is preposterous, to say the minimum.

Like many discerning minds, it is now obvious to us that that the numerous conflicting excuses of the governing administration on this make any difference are contrived and deliberately calculated to conceal the actual intention of the authorities in this matter which is to delay the distribution of the ambulances until eventually a several months to the 2020 basic elections for affordable electoral gain.

As we mark Structure Working day now, in honour of the adoption of the 1992 Constitution of the Fourth Republic of Ghana, we wish to remind President Akufo-Addo of his constitutional obligation under Report 36(1) to take all important action to safe the highest welfare of each individual man or woman in Ghana.

The NDC joins the media and very well-that means Ghanaians to demand from customers the quick launch of the ambulances to aid deal with the well being demands of Ghanaians, with whose taxes these ambulances have been procured.

President Akufo-Addo and his federal government have to cease toying with important lives and release the ambulances without the need of further hold off.

Ghanaians are worthy of greater than this mediocrity and insensitivity.



Countrywide Communication Officer, NDC

Apart From Akufo Addo, No President Has Ever Had Plans For The Creative Arts Industry – Cartel Big J

Massive J, a member of the Praye Songs Team has touted Akufo Addo’s programs for the Artistic Arts Field as unparalleled.

Speaking in an interview with Zion Felix on the ‘Uncut Show’, Huge J recounted how he threw his guidance for the president some many years ago.

He said that Nana Akufo Addo was the very first presidential candidate to outline his eyesight and strategies for the resourceful market in 2008.

In accordance to him, he experienced no alternative than to assist these types of a visionary chief who promised to make resourceful arts players aspect of his priorities throughout a private assembly with them.

He reiterated how significant it is for to give President Akufo Addo and the New Patriotic Social gathering an additional phrase to complete the fantastic options they have for the nation.

Major J additional that with time, Ghanaians will reward from the fruitful seed currently being sowed by President Akufo Addo.

View Significant J’s interview with Zion Felix underneath.

Akufo-Addo commends Ghanaians on ‘Year of Return’ success

President Nana Addo Dankwa -Addo
staying so passionate about his declaration of 2019 as the ‘Year Of ’ invited himself to the durbar in Jamestown to individually welcome our brothers and sisters from the Diaspora

President Nana Akufo-Addo has praised for their roles which he believes contributed to the good results of the 2019 ‘Year of Return’ initiative.

Hundreds of African diasporans trooped to Ghana throughout 2019 as part of the initiative which boosted tourism immensely.

In a statement, President Akufo-Addo claimed “the welcoming attitude and the warm Ghanaian hospitality proved to be the strongest attraction to hundreds of thousands of our kith and kin from the African diaspora, who thronged our shores to commemorate the ‘Year of Return.”

According to President Akufo-Addo, the proverbial
Ghanaian hospitality won as soon as far more.

He was optimistic the initiative gave Ghanaians and
Africans the option to reinforce their romance with the Diaspora.

The ‘Year of Return’ was a programme for Africans in the diaspora to unite with Africans and to commemorate 400 many years since the very first enslaved Africans touched down in Jamestown, Virginia in the United States.

The initiative was formally released by President Akufo-Addo in September 2018 in Washington, D.C.

The entire statement:

Thank you for supporting ‘Year of Return’ – Akufo-Addo to Ghanaians

President Akufo-Addo
President -Addo

President Akufo-Addo has expressed his gratitude to Ghanaians for supporting the ‘Year of Return’ initiative.

The President released the initiative abroad in Oct past yr with the aim of attracting blacks in the diaspora to take a look at .

The initiative has been a big achievements with several well known individuals visiting the place in the course of the latter part of 2019.

In a assertion, the President explained: “On behalf of Governing administration, I lengthen honest, heartfelt gratitude to the people of Ghana for supporting to make the “Year of Return” a achievement.

“The welcoming frame of mind and the warm Ghanaian hospitality proved to be the strongest attraction to hundreds of countless numbers of our kith and kin from the African diaspora, who thronged our shores to commemorate the “Year of Return”. The proverbial Ghanaian hospitality received once more.

“The “Year of Return” proved to be remarkable, and afforded us the chance to re-build, intensify and solidify the relations in between all those of us on the Continent and all those in the Diaspora. They felt incredibly welcome, enjoyed their stay with us, and, as a final result, our state is, after yet again, the toast not only of Africa, but also of the world”.

It extra: “I commend the Inspector Basic of Police, the Chief of Defence Staff of the Armed Forces, and the officers, adult males and ladies of our safety products and services for their sense of professionalism and determination to obligation, which enabled them to preserve the peace and stability of our state in the course of the celebration. By the grace of God, no untoward incident happened.

“As we start off the new initiative of “Beyond the Return”, which will entail that we interact in mutually valuable trade, investment and cultural co-operation with the African Diaspora, I urge all Ghanaians to reveal this exact degree of enjoyment and commitment that characterized the “Year of Return”, and help make it also an enduring results.

“Together, I am confident that we can imbibe in ourselves a deep consciousness and knowledge of the and background of t. African peoples to guarantee that the 21st century is, certainly, the African century, the century of black folks the earth above.  Could God bless us all, and our homeland Ghana, and make her wonderful and strong”.


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Kwasi Appiah thanks Prez Akufo-Addo for “opportunity to serve the nation”

Kwasi Appiah thanks Prez Akufo-Addo for

many thanks Prez Akufo-Addo for “opportunity to serve”

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Previous Black Stars mentor Kwasi Appiah has expressed gratitude to President Akufo-Addo for giving him the possibility to provide the .

Coach Appiah in a statement produced Sunday stated it has been an absolute honour to have experienced the prospect and privilege to mentor the men’s senior countrywide football team (Black Stars).

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