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In comes President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo is the fifth president of the Fourth Republic of Ghana. There is no better way to describe the president’s first speech to the people of Ghana, beyond graceful and inspirational. In due time, the content of the speech will be analyzed or perhaps be topics for discussion the rest of his tenure because the issues appealed to the very challenges Ghana must confront to knock open the doors to institutional and economic development. However, one critical issue that merits immediate emphasis is the charge forRead More


Chicago NPP Congratulates, President-Elect Nana Akufo Addo

The membership of the New Patriotic Party, Chicago Chapter congratulates President-elect Nana Akufo Addo on his history victory. While this victory is every bit a collective triumph, it is fitting to underscore the president-elect’s resilience and dedication to national service which culminates in his election to the high office of president of the republic. As the president-elect readies his team to confront the task ahead, we pray God’s guidance to attract the very best in our tradition to lift Ghana from the doldrums of economic decline and corruption. We alsoRead More


Nana Akufo Addo, Wins Presidency

Nana Akufo Addo of the New Patriotic Party has been projected, the winner of the 2016 presidential elections. President Mahama of the National Democratic Congress fought a good fight, but Ghanaian voters prefer Nana Akufo Addo. This is what democracy looks like, the right of the people to elect or choose their leader or leaders. In upholding the will of the people, the electoral commission must come forward quickly to confirm what seems a sure victory for Nana Akufo Addo and the NPP. Any further delay in its official confirmationRead More


NPP Chicago’s Open Letter to Ghanaian Voters

The Chicago Chapter of the New Patriotic Party congratulates the Ghanaian electorate for a peaceful campaign. We believe it is every bit the participation and comportment of the public that kept the peace. To consolidate the peaceful atmosphere, we humbly call on Ghanaians to be even more engaged and vigilant on election day. It suffices to say that; our collective destiny and democracy require us to do so. Linked to our collective future, NPP Chicago Chapter respectfully calls on all registered Ghanaians to vote overwhelming for Nana Akufo Addo andRead More


The NPP Manifesto Provides Hope

The NPP’s Manifesto was worth the wait because it provided the needed dose of hope to calm the anxiety of a long wait. Unlike the NDC’s Manifesto which rehashed a laundry list of demonstrably failed promises, the NPP’s agenda for jobs Manifesto provides hope for a country in dire need of hope and change. At heart, the Manifesto provides reasons not only for Ghana to feel confident about voting for Nana Addo and the NPP but also heralds the coming of a prosperous future for Ghana. There is every reasonRead More


Britain Declares to Ghana, No More Free Lunch

Dependency is a mark of underdevelopment and poverty, but somehow the Ghanaian political class finds solace in dependency than independence. The British High Commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin, reminds us of the meaning and implications of Ghana’s independence from Britain when he says, “the era of aid has come to an end.” While one could criticize Britain or the High Commissioner for his country’s colonial exploitation of Ghana, the verity of his declaration is inarguable.  Ghana is independent, and the time has come for us to earn our keep, toRead More


President Mahama’s Last Minute U-turn on Nursing Allowance –Policy or Politics?

President Mahama recently announced the restoration of nursing student allowance despite the earlier claim that it is the right policy for Ghana. Making the reversal announcement, the president cited delays in the legal framework to migrate nursing students to the student loan scheme. The stated reason notwithstanding, it is hard to take President Mahama at his word, given the timing of his decision. However, let’s make the assumption that President Mahama and the NDC restored the allowance to the benefit of students rather than for political interest. To validate thisRead More


Vice President Amissah-Arthur, Alleges Electoral Fraud

Vice President, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur alleges that opponents of the ruling NDC are working to steal the elections in December. While it is a serious charge, it is hard to believe that Mr. Amissah-Arthur honestly thinks his government or the NDC could be outmaneuvered despite its front row seat. Is the vice president playing reverse psychology or truly, opposition parties pose a real threat to the NDC’s chances in December? Far cry or not, the allegation must be taken seriously because a rigged election is a direct threat to the tenetsRead More


Nana Akufo Addo Polls 58.3 Percent

Nana Akufo Addo polls 58.3 percent to President Mahama’s 40.1 percent in an open online poll sponsored by Neoghana.com. The remaining 1.6 percent voted–Other. The result represents the votes of 4,086 visitors. It is important to emphasize that the result is inconclusive since the poll remains open until October 10th. Like all electoral polls, our poll is a valuable indicator of general opinion and in many ways, a measure of how people are likely to vote on December 7th. Until the poll closes on 10th, we encourage all Ghanaians toRead More


NDC and NPP Must Discuss Their Plan for the Future

The 2016 general election has entered a critical stage as candidates file their nomination with the Electoral Commission. It is important for voters especially the youth to engage, to move the dialogue away from the general personality theme to substantive—bread and butter issues of job creation and economic policy. To do so, voters must learn about the plans of the two leading candidates to improve the weak economy of the last eight or four years. What plans have the candidates proposed, to address the widespread unemployment and high cost ofRead More