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Mr Alexander Afenyo-Markin, the Deputy Majority Leader of Parliament, has announced President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is ready to present the State of the Nation Address (SONA) to the House.

He said it was up to the Speaker and the Leadership of the House to work together in fixing a date for the President to come and deliver the SONA to the House

Mr Afenyo-Markin said this on the floor of Parliament in his response to a question by Mr Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, the Member of Parliament for Ellembele, on when would the President deliver the SONA.

Mr Afenyo-Markin responded: “Our duty as a House is to programme Mr President to come. It is not Mr President who is refusing to come. He is ready.

“Mr President is ready. It is for Leadership and Mr Speaker to programme Mr President. Mr Speaker is unavoidably absent. He is not in the jurisdiction. We are talking about the Speaker…

“So, Mr Speaker, the Speaker and the Leadership will agree and programme Mr President to come and deliver a message of the State of the Nation. That will be done.”

Mr Afenyo-Markin reiterated that it was not the President who had delayed in coming to the House to deliver the SONA.

“It is the duty of the Speaker to invite him. So, don’t say the President has delayed,” the Deputy Leader said.

The State of the Nation is an annual address given to Parliament by the President in conformity with Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.

Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana imposes an obligation on MPs, the Speaker and the Judiciary to receive the President’s message on the State of the Nation.

Source: GNA

 

 

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Agenda 111 Project At Agortime Ziope Takes-Off | Politics

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Authorities have broken grounds for the construction of a multi-facilitated hospital for the Agortime Ziope District of the Volta Region as part of initiative to construct over 100 hospitals across the country.

Local Government authorities led by Madam Emelia Emefa Adzimah, District Chief Executive, traditional leaders, and political party executives, joined the project consultants and implementers on a brief ceremony of presentation of site. 

The project is being managed by the Ghana Priority Health Infrastructure Project-Agenda 111, and would be delivered by Eye-con Limited together with two others, Caks limited, and Northrock limited at an estimated cost of USD$ 12 million. 

Pearl Consult, project consultants, represented by Madam Pearl Ogyiri delivered an update of execution timelines of 18 months with counting time tentatively June, this year.

She explained to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that some conditions precedent including site presentation, mobilisation to clear site and the finalisation of some paper works is responsible for the June count time.

She said local content remained cardinal in the execution process assuring the people of fairness and assured the team of the support of the people towards the smooth realisation of the project. 

She said the Assembly and its resources would be available to support its success. 

Mr Samuel Asiedu, representing Northrock Limited, an Accra-based construction firm, said the project would enhance the local economy apart from engaging the local people, the supply of food and other logistics would benefit them.

He pledged on behalf of Eye-Con and Caks Limited construction firms to deliver qualitative work based on specifications to serve generations.

Nene Akoto Sah VII, Chief Warlord of Agotime Traditional Area told the GNA that the enclave had struck some luck with the New Patriotic Party-led government in terms of landmark infrastructure and amenities as during the Presidency of John Agyekum Kuffour, the area benefited from the provision of water and subsequently a market facility and now a start of a District hospital project.

He said their lobbying beyond a decade for a District hospital is a dream come through and ‘wish that the project will be completed only tomorrow.’

“We look up to the completion of this district hospital to save and curtail the burden and associated problems of my people having to from service medical and healthcare mostly in Ho.”

The Warlord declared that the people are anxious and willing to support the project with sand, stone chips and others for the expedited completion of the hospital.

A kick-off meeting among the various stakeholders preceded the handing over of site for the project. 

A total of eight Municipals and Districts are grafted into the agenda 111 projects namely, Afadzato South, Ho-West, Adaklu, Agotime-Ziope, Akatsi South, Anloga, South Dayi and Akatsi North.

The government has secured a USD$ 100million start-up fund for the Agenda 111 projects including specialised and regional hospitals across the country.

Source: GNA

 

 

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Ten Nigerian Cabinet Ministers Resign To Run In Next Year’s Election | Politics

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Ten Nigerian cabinet ministers, including the junior petroleum minister, have resigned to run in next year’s election, the information minister said on Friday, with the president pledging to replace them to keep the government running.

On Thursday, the government asked all ministers, ambassadors, agency heads and other political appointees including the central bank governor to resign on or by May 16 if they decide to join the 2023 election race.

Other ministers that resigned include ministers of justice, transport, labour, Niger Delta, science and technology and women’s affairs. The junior ministers for mines and education also resigned, information minister Lai Mohammed said.

President Muhammadu Buhari said replacements would be made without delay “so that the business of governance will not suffer”.

Buhari, who also acts as the senior petroleum minister, will step down after serving two four-year terms following the February 2023 ballot.

Nigeria is currently faced with many challenges as it heads into next year’s election, among them the issues of insecurity, terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, ritual killings, a weak currency amid double-digit inflation and slow growth.

There is also secessionist agitation which has given rise to regional calls for power-sharing between southern and northern Nigeria.

The naira, hit a record low of 598 against the dollar on the black market, where it is freely traded, as election-related spending hit the currency.

On Wednesday, Buhari directed all appointed officials seeking elected positions to resign. 

Vice president Yemi Osinbajo, who wants to succeed Buhari, was exempted from the directive since he was jointly elected with incumbent Buhari.

A ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) party spokesperson said central bank governor Godwin Emefiele may seek the ruling party ticket for the presidential race next year, drawing calls for him to resign over his political ambitions.

Emefiele has asked a federal court to restrain the electoral commission (INEC) and the attorney general from blocking his bid to run for president next year while in office, which the court rejected.

Nigeria’s political parties must pick their candidates by June 3. Buhari’s APC will hold primary elections to select candidates, include for president, at the end of this month.

More than 20 APC candidates have so far registered to contest the primary vote for the presidential ticket.

 

Source: REUTERS

 

 

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Bawumia-Alan Ticket Is The “Heavenly Pair We Need” – Annoh-Dompreh | Politics

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Majority Chief Whip, Frank Annoh-Dompre who has openly declared his support for Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia to be the party’s next flagbearer says a pair with Alan Kyerematen will be a ‘solid’ front to defeat in the 2024 presidential election.
 
The Nsawam-Adoagyiri NPP MP joined other party members who want the NPP to halt its planned presidential primaries and convince Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and Alan Kyerematen to run together in the 2024 presidential election.
 
The two are expected to contest against each other for the first time in a keen contest.
 
Although this will be the Vice President, Dr Bawumia’s first attempt, Mr Kyerematen, the current Trade, and Industry Minister, has contested against Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo thrice before he was elected President in 2016.
 
Mr Annoh-Dompreh is, however, optimistic that the duo can win help the NPP ‘Break the 8’.
 
“May the Almighty touch the hearts of men…It’s the heavenly pair we need.” He tweeted in a response to Bawumia-Alan united front hashtag on Twitter.
 

 
 
 

Source: King Edward Ambrose Washman Addo/peacefmonline.com/ghana

 

 

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