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GH₵420k filing fee OUTRAGEOUS – Alabi’s camp

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Prof Joshua Alabi

The camp of Professor Joshua Alabi, an aspiring flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expressed disappointment with the GH₵400,000 filing fee expected to be paid by all flag bearer hopefuls of the main opposition party.

Nii Amassah Namoale, Campaign Coordinator for Prof Alabi, has described the amount as “outrageous” and further called on the Council of Elders of the NDC to intervene.

All male flag bearer aspirants of the NDC are expected to pay GH₵400,000 as filing fee while female flag bearer aspirants are to pay GHS200,000 and persons with disability aspiring to the same position are to pay GH₵150,000.

The nomination form for the flag bearer slot is going for GH₵20,000.

Also, the parliamentary aspirants are expected to pay GH₵20,000 as filing fees. Female parliamentary aspirants will pay half of that.

The party took the decision at a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on Thursday, 29 November at the party’s headquarters in Accra. According to the party, all aspirants have up to 10 days to submit the [properly filled forms].

 

 

 

By: Kwaku Nti|Ghana News Page

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Mahama, Kufuor and Rawlings all eligible to contest for President – Dr Oduro Osae

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A lawyer and governance expert, Dr Eric Oduro Osae, has said his reading of the law makes it clear to him that ex-Presidents John Mahama, John Kufuor and John Rawlings can all contest for the high office of the land.

Dr Oduro Osae says the six months administration led by Mr Mahama prior to contesting in the 2012 general elections was not part of his term but rather a continuation of Late President John Mills’ term.

His comments come on the back of moves by the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi-Boasiako, to block former President John Mahama from seeking another term in office.

Mr Mahama lost 2016 elections to Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo but is taking steps to recapture power in 2020.

Mr Antwi-Boasiako, who popularly known as ‘Chairman Wontumi’, said on Adom FM’s current affairs show, Burning Issues on Monday, December 10 that “John Mahama has already served two terms in office per the 1992 Constitution and serving another term in office will make it his third which contravenes the law.”

But commenting on the issue on the same show, Dr Oduro Osae explained that ex-President Mahama can run for two other terms according to the Constitution, adding that even former Presidents Rawlings and Kufuor can also run for President because since they left office, two terms of Presidency have elapsed.

Dr Oduro Osae, who is also the Dean of Studies and Research at the Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS), further explained that a break in the two terms renders the earlier term obsolete giving the former Presidents the opportunity to restart the two terms all over.

“If today we vote and he [Mr Mahama] wins and he comes, he can spend the four years and come for reelection for another term because there was a break in the term and that’s what we have to take a critical look at in our Constitution.

“And it is not in the Constitution that after serving two terms, you cannot contest again so people were suggesting for interpretation from the Supreme Court if former Presidents Kufuor and Rawlings can come back to contest. [This is] because the Constitution says you cannot go for more than two terms but [it] does not debar a President who has served his two terms of office from contesting in any future date,” he averred.

Chairman Wontumi, however, insists he will subsequently petition Parliament and the Electoral Commission to urge them to prevent Mr Mahama from seeking another term in office and also proceed to the Supreme Court for interpretation of that section of the law.

Source: Myjoyonline.com

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“NDC Has No Understanding Of Social And Economic Development” – Akufo-Addo

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The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the sound management of the Ghanaian economy, coupled with the implementation of a number social intervention programmes, such as the Free Senior High School policy, have exposed the lack of understanding of some elements of the National Democratic Congress on the subject of social and economic development.

According to President Akufo-Addo, over the last twenty-three months in office, his administration has overseen a revival of the Ghanaian economy, with growth rates increasing from 3.6% in 2016 to 8.5% in 2017, in addition to a reduction of the fiscal deficit from 9.3% in 2016 to 5.9% in 2017.

This has also led to the strengthening of the monetary policy, a reduction in interest rates, and the continuing stability of the cedi.

In addition to strengthening the macroeconomic fundamentals of the economy, the President noted that his Government has decided to develop the human capital of the country, if the country is to move onto the path of progress and prosperity.

“If resources are all we need to build a country, we should be very rich in Ghana. But, we need, above all, trained human capital. That is why I made it a priority to open access to education. All those characters who are blabbing about the Free SHS, they don’t understand what social and economic development is all about,” President Akufo-Addo said.

He continued, “In two years of the policy, nearly 300,000 more young people have gone into SHS than before. The people who opposed the policy are saying that when they come back to power, God knows when that is going to be, they are now going to review it. A policy you opposed, you are now going to review it. What does that mean? You are obviously coming to collapse it. We are not going to allow anyone to collapse this policy.”

President Akufo-Addo made this known on Tuesday, 4th December, 2018, when he began his 3-day tour of the Greater Accra Region, with a visit to the Healthi-Life Beverages Company Ltd.

In addition to guaranteeing access to education, President Akufo-Addo noted that his Government has also laid the foundation for the revival of Ghanaian agriculture, with the implementation of the Programme for “Planting for Food and Jobs.”

In the first year of the policy, President Akufo-Addo noted that 200,000 smallholder farmers were co-opted into the programme, with some 500,000 farmers involved in 2018. He assured that next year, one million farmers are going to be involved in the planting for food and jobs programme.

“We are doubling our yields across the country, increasing productivity of our farmers, and it has become obvious that, for the first time in a long time, we are no longer importing maize in Ghana, and food has become more and more abundant in Ghana,” he said

The President stressed that, next year, Government will begin the implementation of the Rearing for Food and Jobs programme, to boost the country’s livestock programme.

 

 

 

Source: Communications Bureau, Jubilee House

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Even my own wife, I didn’t pay GHC400K as her bride price than NDC – Stephen Atubiga laments

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National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer hopeful, Stephen Atubiga is still lamenting over the GH¢400,000 filing fee slapped on aspirants by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party.

He observes that the amount which is outrageous is way beyond any pride price yet to be paid the world over describing what is being practiced by the elephant family as ‘moneycracy’ and not a democracy.

“One of my philosophy in a democracy is wanting to lead. Democracy is a sacrificial job or a call to serve voluntary….and when the fees for wanting to participate in any election is higher than the cost of how much you paid or spent in marrying your loved one (wife), it becomes a problematic, “moneyracy” election”, he stated in a Facebook post MyNewsGh.com sighted.

The professional electrician who initial bragged he could pay his and that of former President John Dramani Mahama, is now soliciting the support of his well-wishers through a mobile money number in order to meet the total cost of the forms and filing fees.

“I want to thank all Ghanaians for their support and contributions.054 279 1096 MTN number for your support. 0266594928 is my direct line”, he said.

In his view, Ghana’s first president Dr. Kwame Nkrumah neither paid that much to contest any election nor as bride price for the former first lady but is shocked that is happening in the present day.

“Kwame Nkrumah who got us freedom (Ghana) did not pay higher filing fees to contest election to be president, than how much he paid in marrying ( Fatiya) our former First Lady.

Democracy is expensive only after you have won or been elected, and the state has to spend taxpayers money to protect you, buy cars, paying for your comfort as a leader of a country, not going through of selection by the ballot box, Internal elections should be the cheapest commodity one can afford to participate in democracy. Love you all”, he stressed

 

 

 

Source: MyNewsGh

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