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Ten (10) Ministries Are Enough To Govern Ghana – Presidential Aspirant



A presidential aspirant in the upcoming December 2020 elections, Kofi Koranteng, believes a government does not need more than 10 ministries to man the affairs of the nation.

Mr. Koranteng who was speaking at a joint IMANI Africa and JoyNews presidential debate, said having many ministries makes a government ineffective.

“Efficiency is what gives you effectiveness. Because we are coming in with a science-based data-driven human-centred government we know exactly what needs to be done,” he said.

The Akufo-Addo government has come under scrutiny for what people say he has an oversized government with over 110 ministries and their deputies.

This in part has been down to the creation of new ministries and new regions under the NPP administration.

Mr Koranteng stated that when given the nod to be president he will run a small-sized government that will have only 10 ministries.

These ministries according to him will be Agriculture, Energy, Employment, Entrepreneurial development, Finance, Foreign Affairs, Health, Interior, Trade and Industry and Justice ministries.

He explained that it is important for people to elect a leadership structure that applys a science based data driven human centred consciousness to the way things are done “because life moves by principle.”

After witnessing on numerous occasions governments of the NPP and the NDC they cannot be trusted to run the county, Mr Koranteng added.

“Let us scrap the ridiculousness of the NDC and NPP we have seen what they have done, they are killing us, literally…Ghana we are at a crossroads. This is our moment in destiny and we need to make great things happen,” he said.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com


Peace FM Begs NDC To Return To ‘Kokrokoo’ Show



The mother station of Despite Media, Peace 104.3 FM has pleaded with the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to reconsider their stance concerning their morning show, Kokrokoo.

In a statement signed by the managing director, Fada Dickson, the station noted that they’re not at loggerheads with the NDC and accept blame for whatever situation that led to their boycott.

“Since the inception of Peace FM on May 25, 1999, we have had a mutually beneficial relationship with all political parties, including the NDC”.

“However, in recent times, there has been a misunderstanding between us and the NDC in relation to the panelling of the discussion segment of the Kokrokoo show”.

“The management of Despite Media, acknowledges responsibility for whatever misunderstanding that has arisen between us and the NDC in recent times”.

“We, therefore, urge the NDC to let sleeping dogs lie and allow harmony to reign and return to the Kokrokoo show”.

“As agents and stakeholders of development, we may agree to disagree, all for the sake of Ghana, our motherland”, the statement addressed to NDC General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia said.


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Take A Cue From Otumfuo And Stop Endorsing Politicians – Lawyer Ampaw Tells Chiefs



Private legal practitioner, Maurice Ampaw has urged chiefs to shy away from endorsing politicians and their parties but rather wish them well and sell their communal needs to them.

Speaking to Ghanaweb, Lawyer Ampaw referenced Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II as a good example other chiefs can emulate.

“Welcome any political party, tell them their needs and then avoid endorsing them and then wish them all the best so that you’ll always be seen as a unifier…they should emulate Otumfuo. Otumfuo will never endorse any political party…rather advises them and wishes them well so every traditional leader should emulate Otumfuo by advising the political parties, tell them what their subject needs in their traditional area and then wish them well,” he said.


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Till December 31, Water Remains Free – Gov’t Confirms



Government has extended the free water initiative to last till the end of the year, a statement issued by the Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources has said.

The free water initiative was part reliefs implemented by government to mitigate the devastating impact of the Coronavirus.

The statement signed by Cecilia Abena Dapaah said: “The General public is hereby informed that H.E the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has extended the policy on ‘Free Water for All Ghanaians’ for another three months from 1st October to 31st December 2020.

“This is to enable Ghanaians continue with the protocols especially the washing of hands under running water, to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The Ministry appeals to consumers to use water judiciously in the observance of the protocols.


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