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[B] Tullow eyes new fields beyond Jubilee & TEN
[B] ECG concession: bidders reduced to 6; MIDA sets eyes on financially viable bidde
[B] Former MP demands details on the 150 investors for ‘1-district, 1-factory'
[B] We need power to turn economy around – Agyarko
[S] Akufo-Addo's changes to ECG 'sale' agreement quite impressive - PUWU
[N] Kumbuor approved military protection for Ukraine, Russia galamseyers – MP
[N] 9 cars burnt, shops destroyed in a fire outbreak at Suame Magazine
[N] I insist Baba Jamal is involved in galamsey - Wontumi
[N] Man found dead in an abandoned dam
[N] 495 allied health professionals get financial clearance
[N] Spio Garbrah should be commended for GSA scandal investigations - Sorogho
[N] Alex Segbefia urges prosecution of culprits in Central Medical Stores fire
[N] Crentsil and family squandered GSA funds – PRO
[N] Ghana needs measures to stop illegal migration - Dr Ocansey
[N] Three (3) Ghana Gas helicopters missing
[N] Military protecting illegal mining sites – Amewu
[N] Amewu arrest 4 for engaging in galamsey at Amadaa
[N] Pastor, fetish priest clash over juju money

2017-05-22

[S] I lose nothing over Ghana banishment – KP Boateng
[S] Tony Baffoe urges government to create fund for Black Starlets
[B] Dumsor hit Vodafone Ghana badly - CEO
[B] Government to invest 30% only in 'One-District One-Factory' - Alan Kyeremanten
[B] Dollar has taken a commanding lead again
[B] Atuabo project was bloated by over $40m – Dr. Manteaw
[B] ECG using outdated methods to recover debts - NDC MP
[B] BoG reduces policy rate to 22.5%
[N] I’m not naive about corruption – Akufo-Addo
[N] Police begin manhunt for Tatale robbers
[N] Teenage pregnancy declines in Ashanti
[N] $13.9 million Veep's residence abandoned?
[N] UCC sued over suspension of 22 students
[N] Two fake soldiers arrested
[N] Otumfuo supports ban on Galamsey
[N] Government worried about Alavanyo-Nkonya killings – VR Minister  
[N] Politicians mourn with Woyome
[N] NDC chair, 4 robbers and 2 others killed in robbery gun battle
[N] 15 'corrupt' customs officers fired
[N] 3 robbers killed in shootout with police
[N] Girl, 16, dies after committing abortion
[N] Prof. Badu Akosa can't be our Chief – Kwahu Queen Mother
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General News

[ 2017-02-14 ]

E.T Mensah

E.T Mensah’s Council of State bid sheer bitterness – Boateng Gyan
Former National Organizer of the opposition
National Democratic Congress (NDC) Yaw Boateng
Gyan believes the party’s former Member of
Parliament for Ningo Prampram, E.T Mensah is
contesting for the Council of State election out
of bitterness.

According to him, it is important that the astute
and veteran politician exercises restraint in
vying for such a position lest he loses the
respect he’s earned in politics over the years.

Hon. E.T Mensah has joined the race to be elected
as the Greater Accra representative of the Council
of State.

The elections are scheduled to be held on
Thursday, February 16.

A notice of poll published by the Electoral
Commission, confirms Mr. E.T Mensah’s
participation in the election. The former Sports
Minister’s picture appears fourth on the right
column.

The regional elections was originally scheduled to
be held on Thursday, February 9, but the EC had to
postpone it to allow the municipal, metropolitan
and district assemblies prepare adequately for the
exercise.

The Council of State consists of one
representative from each region of Ghana, elected
in accordance with regulations made by the EC
under article 51 of Ghana’s constitution by an
electoral college comprising two representatives
from each of the districts in the region,
nominated by the District Assemblies in the
region, and eleven other members appointed by the
President.

His inclusion in the Council of State election has
come as a surprise to a section of the public as
E.T Mensah is known to be a dyed in the wool NDC
member.

Others believe E.T Mensah who has been in
Parliament since 1997 until January 7, 2017, is
doing this to spite the NDC after he was defeated
by his one time protege, Sam George Nettey in a
bitter contest during the party’s Parliamentary
primaries.

Speaking on the matter on Asempa FM’s Eko Sii Sen
show Tuesday, Yaw Boateng Gyan stated clearly he
was against Hon. E.T Mensah a staunch NDC member
wanting to become a council of state member to
advise President Akufo Addo.

“He should be patient in his political endeavours
going into the future, he shouldn’t have tried
going for the Council of State job out of
resentment. I must confess I’m not happy with his
decision. What sort of advise will E.T Mensah give
to the President if he’s elected, because he
doesn’t share the same ideology with the
President. He’s been a leading member of the NDC
since its formation, and has been around since the
days of the revolution until he lost the
parliamentary primaries last year. If he doesn’t
take care people will read all sorts of meanings
into this decision he has taken. Is he going to
help Akufo Addo to succeed so the NDC doesn’t come
back to power?. For me, even if President Akufo
Addo invites me to serve in his government in any
capacity, I will reject the offer, because our
political ideologies are poles apart.”

Source - Kasapafmonline



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