Greater Accra Constituency Chairmen of NDC pay Mahama’s filing fees

The Greater Accra Constituency Chairmen Caucus of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has paid the filing fees for former President John Dramani Mahama to contest the party’s Flagbearer slot slated for May this year. The Chairmen who form the caucus made up of all the 34 Constituencies within the Greater Accra Region presented an amount of GHC405, 000.00 to the former President for onward payment to the party. Presenting the Cheque, Mr Nicholas Oko Ofei, Secretary to the Chairmen Caucus stated that the gesture was to ensure that Ex-President Mahama focused on his campaign to win the support of the delegates. He explained that the Former President had proven beyond reasonable doubt that he had the magic wand to win power in Election 2024 and rescue the nation from the economic crisis and restore hope to Ghanaians. According to the Chairmen, Mr Mahama stood tall amongst all the other contenders both within the outside the NDC adding that the Former President had some unfinished business and must be given the opportunity to complete them and to put the nation’s economy back on track. Ex-President Mahama expressed gratitude to the Chairmen for the gesture assuring them that the move proved the level of confidence they had in him, which reflected how the delegates were feeling across the country. He assured that the party should remain resolute and battle ready going into the 2024 General elections. The NDC is expected to hold its Parliamentary and Presidential Primaries across the country in May 2023 to elect Parliamentary Candidates and a Flagbearer for the party ahead of the 2024 elections.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Tema East MP files nomination and calls for unity for victory 2024

Mr Isaac Ashai Odamtten, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for the Tema East Constituency, has filed his nomination at the Party Office at Tema Community One for re-election in May 2023. The MP, who was accompanied by a team of supporters to submit his forms, charged party functionaries and all contestants for both the Parliamentary and Presidential across the country, to unite and organise a campaign based on facts and not antagonism. Mr Odamtten said Ghana would be entering into an unprecedented General Election in 2024 and urged the NDC not to take things for granted, but work together for the party and for Ghanaians. ‘Across the country, many are calling for the return of the NDC into government, the power to win Election 2024 is before us, if we work for the common interest of Ghana, we will succeed, for this is not the time to seek for personal interest,’ he said. Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in an interview in Tema after the filing, Mr. Odamtten who served as a former Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive, explained that the Election 2024 had already started attracting various campaign strategies ‘unknown in our democratic dispensation.’ He however, expressed confidence in getting re-elected to continue the work started through the Tema Metropolitan Assembly, and in Parliament which had impacted the lives of his Constituents, specifically in the area of education, security, health, and infrastructure among others. ‘I have no doubt in my mind that the people are still yearning for the leadership of Ashai Odamtten and as the NDC embarks on a journey to elect Presidential and Parliamentary Candidates, I believe that I hold the key to maintain the seat for NDC in Tema East Constituency,’ he said. He said the NDC laid a solid foundation through the prudent management of the economy and succeeded in maintaining a substantial growth rate and reduced inflation consistently. ‘Our public and private sector policies and programmes have been robust and successful in building the foundation for the sustained prosperity for all. He said Ghanaians needed the NDC back to rescue and rebuild the broken walls of Ghana, and restore hope, prosperity, unity of purpose, government for all and by all irrespective of their background. Mr. Odamtten urged Ghanaians to return the NDC to power to repair the damaged economy and advanced the nation in a manner that the growth trajectory would be accelerated.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Optimise entrepreneurial skills and training to create employment – Prof. Sarfo

Students of the Akenten Appiah Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED) have been urged to make optimum use of their skills and entrepreneurial training to create employment for themselves. Professor Frederick Kwaku Sarfo, Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the University who gave the call, pointed out that, graduates from the Institution should not be seen wallowing in self-pity because of unemployment, but must be creative to start their own businesses and contribute to the growth and development of the country’s economy. Prof. Sarfo was speaking at the matriculation ceremony for graduates and undergraduates of the 2022 to 2023 academic year, from both the Asante Mampong and Kumasi campuses of the University. The ceremony was the third for the Kumasi campus since the University became autonomous and the first for the Asante-Mampong campus after the COVID-19 outbreak. A total of 9, 415 applications were received and 7,319, representing 77.73 per cent, were offered admissions to pursue various programmes at the graduate and undergraduate levels. They were made up of 4,162 females and 3, 157 males. Prof. Sarfo said aside the high number of applicants from the free Senior High School system, admissions for persons with disability were also increased in line with the President’s policy of access to tertiary education for all. He said the scholarship schemes at the University would be repackaged to benefit many disadvantaged students. The VC also advised students with financial difficulties to apply for support from the GETfund, Ghana Scholarship Secretariat and the Students’ Loan Scheme. According to him, the management was working hard to expand and improve infrastructural facilities on both campuses for the convenience and comfort of students. Prof. Sarfo said a 1,500-capacity lecture block had been completed, while a 3,500-capacity convention centre would soon be constructed at the Mampong Campus. He added that a 1,000-capacity lecture block and a modern abattoir with other facilities were completed at the Mampong Campus, while plans were advanced to renovate several of its classroom blocks this year. The University he said, had also improved internet access through Wi-Fi connectivity on both campuses. Prof. Sarfo said state-of-the-art tools and equipment to facilitate teaching, learning, research and development of practical skills were being put in place and advised students to be of good behaviour and make the best of the training acquired because the future of the country rested on their shoulders.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Former President Mahama tours Western Region

The Former President, John Mahama is expected to embark on a three-day campaign visit to the Western Region from March 23 to March 25, 2023. The campaign visit would see the former President interacting with chiefs and people and other stakeholders to share his vision and mission as he craves for another opportunity to serve the country come 2024 presidential elections. Mr. Kirk Mensah, the Regional Communications Officer told the Ghana News Agency that the former President would engage residents of Wassa East, Shama, Ahanta West, Mpohor and end day one with a Rally in Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan area. The Former President on day two of the visit would berth at the Nzemaland and complete the day’s assignment at Tarkwa. He would be expected to attend the final funeral rites of a party stalwart, Mr. George Dzadzi, a former Council of State member in the Wassa Amenfi West District and engage with people in that enclave. The Former President from Amenfi area leaves the Western Region for similar duties in the Central Region.

Source: Ghana News Agency