President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, would from Thursday, July 19, embark on a seven-day tour of the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions.
Mr Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin, Second Deputy Speaker and Member of Parliament for Nadowli/Kaleo has cautioned against politicising issues on grounds of ethnicity and Religion. “Ghana is a unitary state and we cannot afford to sacrifice our lovely country on the altar of ethnicity and religion, which will end up dividing us as a people.
Mr Bagbin who was speaking to the Ghana News Agency on his political career and recent ethnic comments said Ghana was moving on and therefore reducing her to ethnicity and religious lines could undermine the gains she made over the years.
The Member of Parliament also cautioned the media against wrong reportage that could create problems especially on issues of ethnicity and religion.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reiterated that there is no masked political agenda in the proposed creation of six more regions. “I am not doing it for votes - there are plenty of regions in this country where they don’t vote for me. Why would it be any different if these regions are created?”.
A former Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), Dr. Abdul Nashiru Issahaku has described the late former Vice President, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur as a “fantastic gentleman and statesman with remarkable sense of love and kindness to all”.
Responding to a message from Citi Business News, Dr. Issahaku stated that, “The Late Vice-President Amissah-Arthur, diligently pursued the vision and object of the BoG with unreserved commitment and passion that would later inspire others who came after him, including myself”.
He recounted that “As Vice-President, he was never unavailable to respond positively to my call for guidance while I was Governor”.
Former President John Dramani Mahama says he is close to announcing his decision on his political future.
Mr Mahama explained that the delay in communicating his decision was to allow the party re-organise itself
He said after seeing the success of the process so far, it will be prudent to announce his decision.
Addressing hundreds of party faithful who gathered for National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) ninth Unity Walk in the Upper East regional capital Bolgatanga, Saturday, he noted that he has had the opportunity to discuss the issue with people who have the party’s best interest at heart.