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Government Declares January 7, 2021 A Public Holiday

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Government through the Ministry of Interior has declared January 7, 2021, as a public holiday.

The day, “has been declared a Public Holiday to mark “Constitution Day” per a statement from the Ministry.

“The general public is hereby reminded that Thursday, January 7, 2021, which marks ‘Constitution Day’ is a statutory Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country,” the statement which was signed by the Minister for Interior, Ambrose Dery added.

All things being equal, the day will also coincide with the swearing-in of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to begin his 2nd term in office.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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Just In: Presidency Receives Petition To Remove EC Chair, Jean Mensah From Office

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Documents sighted by this portal indicates that the office of the President has received a petition from two Ghanaian citizens calling on the President to remove the EC Chair, Madam Jean Mensah from office on the premise of article 146 of the Constitution.

The Petition, put together by Mr Prince Derek Adjei and Mr Elikem Kotoko was officially received at the office of the President yesterday, 21st January 2021.

The petition states in part that the current leadership of the EC under the chairmanship of Mrs. Jean Adukwei Mensa, knowingly created a constitutional crisis by their actions and inactions in the lead up to the 2020 Presidential elections as they ignored caution and advise from various various stakeholders of the adverse outcomes and implications of their actions and acts of omission.

According to the petitioners, the petition is grounded on stated misbehavior of the EC Chairperson not limited to gross incompetence, bias, procurement breaches and poor corporate governance practices.

See pages of the petition below…………….

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Today In History: Exactly 55 Years Ago Today, Kwame Nkrumah Inaugurated The Akosombo Dam

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Exactly 55 years ago on January 22, 1996, Ghana’s first president, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah inaugurated the Akosombo Dam across the Volta River.

The Akosombo dam created a hydroelectric power plant, which fuelled an aluminium smelter and provided electricity to urban centers and adjacent countries like Togo and Benin.

However, the main purpose of the dam was to provide electricity solely for the aluminium industry. It is known to be “the largest single investment in the economic development plans of Ghana”

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Just In: NDC Petitions Bagbin To Sack First Deputy Speaker Of Parliament

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The Bono East Regional Youth Wing of the opposition National Democratic Congress has petitioned the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, to expel the First Deputy Speaker and Member of Parliament for Bekwai, Joseph Osei-Owusu, from the lawmaking house.

The call by the opposition party membership comes at the back of a recent statement made by the MP.

“During the last State of the Nation’s Address of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on January 5, 2021, he refused to acknowledge the wicked shooting of thirteen (13) unarmed citizens of Techiman South Constituency by armed security men leading to the death of three (3). Hon. Joseph Osei-Owusu was questioned why the President did not say anything about the deaths of Ghanaians recorded at Techiman and other places. He replied by likening those shot in Techiman as criminals or armed robbers who need no commiseration,” portions of the petition addressed to the Speaker reads.

They add that Mr Osei-Owusu owing to his utterances has exhibited a lack of emotional intelligence, something that is highly required of him as First Deputy Speaker of the legislature.

“Mr. Speaker, we believe the functions of the First Deputy Speaker is so sensitive to the August House as well as Ghana’s democratic development, as such, the occupant needs someone with emotional intelligence to occupy, since Parliament is the House of the people.”

The group has, therefore, urged Mr Bagbin to invoke article 95 (2) (d) of the constitution and expel Mr Osei-Owusu from the house of parliament.

Source: Ghanaweb

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