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Covid-19: My Children Are Not Going Back To School – Sam George

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Member of Parliament(MP) for Ningo Prapram Sam Nartey George has stated that he’ll not be allowing his children to return to school even though government has permitted for the reopening of schools.

According to him, consultations he’s had with medical professionals makes it unlikely for him to allow his kids back to school.

He said it is better his children miss their grades rather than lose their lives to the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.

“After deep reflection and consultation with Senior Medical professionals, my wife and I have decided that our children would NOT be going to school on Monday or anytime soon. As said earlier, better a missed grade than a grave”, he wrote on Facebook.

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Let’s Work Together To Build Ghana – Mahama On Ghana @64

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Former President John Dramani Mahama has called on Ghanaians to join hands together to develop the country as it celebrates 64-years after Independence today March 6, 2021.

In a brief message to Ghanaians on Saturday March 6, Mr Mahama said “We have only one nation, Ghana and we must work together to ensure progress and growth of our dear nation. We can only do this if we ensure equality, freedom and justice for all our citizens.”

Meanwhile in an address to commemorating the 64th independence anniversary on Saturday, March 6, at the Jubilee House, Mr Akufo-Addo said “We recognize that the biggest challenge confronting us is to be able to put our country on the path of sustained progress and prosperity and enhance the wellbeing of every Ghanaian.

“Since 2017 considerable amount of work has been undertaken to help us achieve this objective.”

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I Will Not Apologise To Bagbin Or Haruna, I Stand By My Statement – Sammy Gyamfi

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National Communications Officer of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi has said that he still stands by his earlier statement accusing the leadership of the minority caucus in Parliament of betraying the Party.

Sammy Gyamfi has come under intense Pressure following a write up he published on social media accusing speaker of parliament,Alban Bagbin, leader of the minority, Haruna Iddrisu and others of betraying the NDC for their selfish interest.

Though many NDC stalwarts including Bawku Central MP, Mahama Ayariga and former MP for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak have asked Sammy Gyamfi to Apologise, he insists he still stands by his words.

According to the young politician, his comments were meant to put the leadership of the minority caucus on their toes and not out of any personal vendetta.

“So it is to ensure that the right changes will happen and the right things will be done so that the NDC will grow. It is not out of spite for anybody, it is not out of disrespect for anybody but we must learn. The founder of the party was a brave man so sometimes, somebody can be your friend but you need to look at the collective good and collective interest and do certain things,” he told Power FM.

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Petition: You Can’t Say You Lost Because Jean Mensah Didn’t Testify – Ayikoi Otoo To Mahama

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Former President John Dramani Mahama cannot blame his defeat in the election petition on Electoral Commission boss, Jean Mensah’s refusal to mount the witness box, a former Attorney General, Nii Ayikoi Otoo has said.

Speaking to Abena Tabi, host of the KEY POINTS on TV3 Saturday March 6, Mr Otoo noted that the duty lied on the petitioner to prove his case and not rely on the EC Chair.

“Nobody should say the cases was dismissed because the EC chair did nit mount the box,” he said adding that “You had a very bad.”

His comment comes after Mr Mahama chastised the EC boss after the final verdict claiming the court aided her from accounting to the people of Ghana by evading cross examination.

Ghanaians will also remember this 2021 Election Petition for that profound moment when the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission opted to evade public scrutiny,: Mahama said.

“Everything was done in this trial to prevent the Commission from accounting to the people in whose name they hold office.

“Requests for Interrogatories were dismissed. A request to inspect documents in the possession of he Commission was turned down. The request for admission of facts was ignored.

“Worse still, she was aided by her counsel and the court to avoid explaining to the good people of Ghana from her own testimony, under oath in a properly constituted court of law, the errors she herself admits to have committed in the declaration of the 2020 Presidential election results.

“This is a clear stab in the heart of transparency and accountability to the sovereign people of Ghana. Whatever the reasons for not allowing Mrs. Jean Mensa to testify or answer any questions, it leaves an embarrassing stain, not only on our justice delivery system but also, on the nation’s electoral system, which has deepened the grave doubts harboured by many Ghanaians about the true outcome of the December 2020 Presidential Election.

“The motto of Ghana’s Electoral Commission is Transparency, Fairness and Integrity – principles the key actors clearly failed to live up to on this occasion. The refusal to account to Ghanaians, further, sets the worrying precedent – and I do really worry about this dangerous precedent – that may allow other heads of state institutions to adopt an approach of opacity and non-accountability in their work.

“Just because they can rely on unconvincing interpretations of our laws to shield them from scrutiny in the near future. I hope and pray that time will prove me wrong. There is a famous legal maxim brought into common use by Lord Chief Justice Hewart in 1924, that ‘Justice must not only be done but should manifestly and undoubtedly seen to be done’.”

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