On April 11, the Kumawu constituency by-election will begin accepting applications, according to the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The Party has approved detailed Rules and Regulations to govern the conduct of the parliamentary primary election, and these will be made accessible to stakeholders, according to a statement released.
But nomination forms will be available for purchase at the constituency party office.
This is after Kumawu Constituency was proclaimed vacant by Speaker of the House Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin.
This came after Philip Basoah, a member of parliament, passed away.
On Tuesday, March 28, Philip Basoah passed away following a brief sickness.
He was rumored to have attended House sessions in Parliament a week earlier.
“How sad this is. You were very busy in Parliament just last week, Hon. Basoah,” tweeted my colleague, MP Rockson Nelson Dafeamekpor.
Very composed and on-point, but also very active, particularly on the Public Accounts Committee where you and I both sit. I bid you farewell, my sibling. My sincere sympathies go out to your family and constituents. You did good service.
Before the legislature left for its break on Friday, March 31, Speaker Bagbin proclaimed the position vacant and informed the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) that preparations had begun for holding a bye-election for constituents.
Alan Kyerematen withdraws from NPP presidential race
Alan Kyerematen, a former trade minister, has resigned from the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) presidential contest.
On Tuesday, September 5, he released a statement announcing his resignation.
In the super delegates meeting that was held on August 26th, Mr. Kyerematen came in third.
When announcing his decision to withdraw from the November 4 general election, he said, “The level of intimidation of varying intensity, unleashed on a significant number of Delegates at various Voting Centers across the sixteen regions, is unprecedented in the history of our Party.
Additionally, the fact that my polling agent in the North East region suffered severe eye damage as a result of his brave and daring attempt to ensure adherence to the election’s rules and regulations as approved by the Presidential Elections Committee will always be remembered as a dark chapter in the Party’s history of internal elections.
“This incident and many violent and conspiratorial behaviors reported in other Voting Centers are abhorrent, despicable, and inhumane. I will always fight for the interests of those who work for me and with me because I care about their safety.
Delegates and NPP Chair Asene Manso Akroso support Ken Ohene Agyapong
Assin Central Member of Parliament Ken Ohene Agyapong has received the backing of the Asene Manso Akroso (AMA) Constituency Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Sampson Kwadwo Effah, and all of the constituency’s delegates to become the NPP’s flagbearer.
He declared, “I am for Ken, we are for Ken,” when Mr. Ohene Agyapong visited the area as part of his campaign.
He said, “Delegates at Akroso, Asene Manso that I lead, we are here to support you, we were waiting for you to come.”
Ahead of the general elections in 2024, Mr. Agyapong is running for election as the NPP’s flagbearer.
He thinks he is in a position to assist the NPP in ending the eight-year electoral cycle.
He highlighted his experience as a businessman who has founded multiple companies in the nation as one of the reasons why people should vote for him because of his capacity to generate employment.
The proposed new debt restructure is evil and ineffective. Sam George: “Akufo-Addo government is mortgaging the lives of Ghanaians.”
Samuel Nartey George, a member of parliament for Ningo Prampram, has called the Akufo-Addo administration evil and inept.
His remark comes after Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta invited pensioners to participate in a new debt restructuring plan he was putting up.
On Monday, April 17, he remarked, “They have raped the public purse,” when discussing the Big Issue on TV3. People lost money during the financial clean-up and debt exchange, and now you’re going after pension funds while claiming that we shouldn’t talk.
He said, “This is a wicked, stupid, and incompetent government.”
However, Sylvester Tetteh, a member of parliament for Ngleshie-Amanfrom, claimed that the Finance Minister is not pressuring pensioners to participate in the new debt restructuring scheme.
He claims that only pensioners are being invited by the minister.
He explained that (the Finance Minister) was merely offering a suggestion and inviting others to participate.
“He is not putting a gun to the neck of the people,” he continued.
A new debt restructure has been proposed by Mr. Ofori-Atta.
He is requesting permission from the Board of Trustees of pension funds to include pension money in the new proposal.
According to him, the proposal was “crafted to facilitate the execution of the MoU, addressing the Financial Needs of the Government while maintaining the Value of the Pension Funds.”
Your present Treasury Bonds, ESLA Bonds, and Daakye Bond holdings would be exchanged for a selection of the currently outstanding New Bonds (issued in February 2023 and expiring in 2027 and 2028, respectively). With an average yield of 8.4% and a ratio of 1.15x for the New Bonds 2027 and 2028, there will be an increase in patrimonial value.