• NDC to embark on ‘Nkrumah never dies’ solidarity march on Sept. 21

    The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) will on September 21, 2017 will embark on a solidarity march to commemorate ‘’ the Founders Day Celebration of the birthday of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the Founder and first President of the Republic of Ghana.’’

    In a statement signed by aa Deputy General Secretary of the NDC Koku Anyidoho, the NDC said, ‘’The March, which will commence at 6am, will move from Nima, through Kwame Nkrumah Circle, to UTC and end up at the Community Center next to the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum.

    Party loyalists must endeavour to show up massively to join the March in solidarity with all Ghanaians as well as all Socialist and Progressive Forces,’’ the statement added.

    ‘’It is a fact that “Nkrumah Never Dies”, the statement concluded.

    Below is the full statement Press Release

    NDC Solidarity March

    The National Democratic Congress (NDC), will be embarking on a Solidarity March on Thursday, September 21, 2017, to commemorate the Founders Day Celebration of the birthday of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the Founder and first President of the Republic of Ghana.

    The March, which will commence at 6am, will move from Nima, through Kwame Nkrumah Circle, to UTC and end up at the Community Center next to the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum.

    Party loyalists must endeavour to show up massively to join the March in solidarity with all Ghanaians as well as all Socialist and Progressive Forces. It is a fact that “Nkrumah Never Dies”.

    Long live Ghana’s Founders Day and long live Mother Ghana. Koku Anyidoho (Deputy General Secretary, Operations ). Monday, September 18, 2017.????

  • We’ll give NPP double fold of their attacks – Veep

    Vice President Bekoe Amissah-Arthur has warned the New Patriotic Party to desist from passing unhealthy comments about President John Mahama or receive a double fold from the NDC.

    He says the NDC is ready to meet the NPP boot for boot if their style of campaigning does not change.

    “For the past three years they have attacked the president, they have called him incompetent and several harsh words have been used against him. We did not respond because we were working, and when you are working you don’t allow yourself to be distracted.

    “But now we are ready for them, whatever they say, we will respond and we will respond in double fords because our record is superior to theirs,” Mr. Amissah-Arthur told a rally in the Central region during the party’s regional campaign launch.

    He called on members of the NDC to propagate the achievements of the NDC as compiled in the ‘Green Book’ developed by the party.

    Ghana goes to the polls on December 7 to elect a president and parliamentarians. President John Mahama and Nana Akufo-Addo are the frontrunners in the polls watchers tip to be close.

    Source:Ghana/StarrFMonline.com/103.5FM/ Kwaku Baah Acheamfuor

  • We didn’t transport NDC supporters for free- Metro Mass

    In a statement released and copied to Pulse.com.gh, the company said suggestions being made by some media houses that the MMT dispatched buses to transport party supporters for free, is false.

    “It has come to the attention of Management of Metro Mass Transit Limited that buses of the Company were released to the National Democratic Congress to transport delegates/supporters to its national campaign launch at Cape Coast on Sunday 14th August 2016 with news sources alleging that this service was rendered for free. We wish to say categorically that this news is false.”

    A report in the Daily Guide of Tuesday August 16th titled “MMT BUSSED NDC SUPPORTERS TO CAPE COAST” and filed by its reporter Charles Takyi-Boadu alleged, among others, that the NDC “took buses from the state-owned Metro Mass Transit (MMT) Limited to convey the supporters there without paying a dime.” 

    Metro Mass Transit Ghana Limited’s statement added that

    “The false story published in the Daily Guide has found its way to radio and television morning discussion programmes and social media platforms.

    We therefore wish to correct the wrong impression this false story has made in the minds of the public. 

    Indeed MMT buses were deployed to carry passengers to Cape Coast from all depots of the Company nation-wide. However, this service was not for free as it was paid for by the hirers. 

    MMT, also revealed that the company “terms any service that would involve all our depots as “National Assignment” hence the reference to same. It is worth noting that MMT renders private hiring Service to the General Public, organized groups, churches, political parties etc.

    Per the Private Hiring Policy of the Company, all such services are paid for.

    The public transport service  concluded, saying “Daily Guide and other news outlets which carried the false story published with the intent of tarnishing the image of the Metro Mass Transit Limited to correct same in their subsequent publications.

    The MMT is always available to clarify any information the media or the public would like to understand on this particular issue. “

    SOURCE: Emmanuel Quist

  • Mahama storms Western region in first campaign tour

    President John Mahama and his campaign team are heading for the Western region today as they officially kickstart their campaign for the 2016 elections.

    The trip which was initially scheduled for Monday was called off by the president and his team.

    Insiders say the President will now be seen doing politics and talking political language in areas such as markets, institutions and other areas where political campaigns are allowed.

    He will also be touting his achievements in government over the last four years and make projections into the future, if Ghanaians give him the mandate again. The President will be accompanied on the tour by some ministers of state.

    The Western region becomes the very first stop for the NDC’s campaign after it was launched in Cape Coast in the Central region on Sunday.

    Source:Ghana/StarrFMonline.com/103.5FM/Kwame Danso Acheampong

  • Endorsement saga: NDC respects Rawlings – Boamah

    Minister for Communications, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah, has stated the National Democratic Congress (NDC) still respects former president JJ Rawlings, although he failed to endorse President John Mahama during the party’s campaign launch.

    Dr Boamah stressed the party will in no way disrespect Rawlings for his action.

    Speaking on reports making waves that the founder of the party did not publicly endorse Mr. Mahama, Dr. Boamah explained on Asempa FM, that will not occupy their attention since they still respect the role of the founder.

    He expressed shock at the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) for blowing the issue of no endorsement out of proportion, arguing they only want to score “cheap political points”.

    Dr. Boamah urged the NPP to rather concentrate on uniting their front ahead of the December elections.

    He was optimistic the NDC has performed creditably well in infrastructure, health, education and many other sectors and has also created significant number of jobs, adding Mahama is still working to create more jobs particularly as the World Bank has predicted Ghana’s economy to grow above 8% in 2017.

    He said the massive show of support and love for Mahama witnessed at the Cape Coast Stadium Sunday is a clear indication that one-touch victory will be recorded come the December 7 elections.

    Source: Ghana/starrfmonline.com/103.5FM

  • Mahama’s speech wasn’t boycotted – NDC

    The governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) has rejected media reports that its supporters boycotted President John Dramani Mahama’s speech.

    There was massive exodus of the over 40,000 supporters of the NDC that filled the Cape Coast Sports stadium for the party’s official campaign launch to a few hundred as President Mahama assumed the podium to deliver his speech.

    According to reports, the thinning of the crowd was a veiled protest against the president’s unimpressive governance and lack of attention to the welfare of the party’s foot soldiers.

    But the NDC’s Central regional chairman, Sampson Ahianyo, disagreed, stressing that supporters of the party didn’t abandon the President’s speech.

    Speaking on Accra based Accra FM, he explained that a time had been agreed beforehand for supporters who had travelled from distant regions to set off on their return journeys before dark, but the excitement of the launch dragged the ceremony into the evening.

    Halfway into the president’s delivery, he added, the organisers announced to the supporters from far-off regions to get out of the venue and board their buses.

    “So, it was not that they refused to listen to the president’s speech, but we had arranged with the drivers to set off by 6pm to avoid accidents,” clarified Mr. Ahianyo.

    Source: Ghana/Starrfmonline.com/103.5FM/Mohammed Awal

  • Change is happening now – Oye Lithur tells NPP

    Gender Minister Nana Oye Lithur says she is confident the National Democratic Congress will win the December 7 polls to continue with their “transformational” agenda.

    The ruling party launched its campaign for the 2016 elections Sunday reviving its rank and file ahead of the polls.

    President John Mahama will be coming up against his main contender Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party, who is contesting the presidency for the third consecutive time.

    Watchers say the polls will be close considering the dynamics involved.

    In a Facebook post Monday, Oye Lithur wrote : “Yesterday at the newly constructed Cape Coast Stadium, we officially launched our 2016 Election Campaign. Under the abled leadership of President John Dramani Mahama, we are marching to another December 7th victory to “continue our Changing Lives – Transforming Ghana Agenda. Change is Happening Now!”

    The human rights advocate who was apolitical before her appointment, has said she joined the NDC because of the leadership style of the President.

    Source:Ghana/StarrFMonline.com/103.5FM/Kwame Danso Acheampong

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