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Akufo-Addo resumes campaign tour Today

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The New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo will tour Hohoe in the Volta Region, Saturday, ahead of the 2020 general election.

According to sources, President Akufo-Addo will commission a mini-hydropower station among other projects as part of his tour.

In honour of the late Jerry John Rawlings, the NPP suspended all political activities towards the upcoming election.

President Akufo-Addo announced the suspension of his campaign tour of the country about a week ago.

He also directed seven-day national mourning and asked for all flags to fly at half-mast nationwide from Friday, November 13.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) and Progressive People’s Party (PPP) were among several political parties that also suspended their campaign activities.

Former President John Mahama who was on a six-day campaign tour of the Ashanti Region suspended his tour with immediate effect.

However, the NDC flagbearer has resumed his campaign tour of the Ashanti Region, Thursday after the death of the party’s founder about a week ago.

The Former President Jerry John Rawlings died at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital on November 12, after a short illness.

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Nana Konadu Has Not Withdrawn From The Presidential Race – NDP 

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General Secretary of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Alhaji Mohammed has reacted to rumors that Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings who is the leader of the party has pulled out of the 2020 polls.

It was earlier reported that the late Jerry John Rawlings’ wife has decided to withdraw from the 2020 election following the sudden demise of her husband. Though the rumor was not confirmed, it was said that a press conference will be held to make it official.

Reacting to the rumors in the press conference, Alhaji Mohammed said Nana Konadu is still in the presidential race and so the rumors should be ignored.

In his exact words he said;

“There were stories flying around that Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings has pulled out of the race, these are false, she is still in the race and believes the time has come to take charge of Ghana and restore the glory”

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“I will implement Special Prosecutors report on the “Agyapa deal” if elected on December 7th” – John Mahama

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The flagbearer and Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) says if he is elected in the upcoming 2020 general elections he will implement recommendations of the special prosecutor on the controversial Agyapa Royalties deal.

He claim the only thing that can save the people involved in this corruption scandal if they are found guilty by the reports of the special prosecutor is for them to return the money before the NDC is sworn into the office on January 7th 2021.

He made this known on Saturday when addressing the NDC supporters at Bosomkyekye in the Mampong constituency as part of his tour in the Ashanti region.

“They are trying to offload Ghana’s mining royalties through a shady deal called Agyapa and when we complained, they decided to hold on. But now what we are being told is that, the President has directed that the deal be taken back to Parliament and I know they will not succeed. Because the NDC is going to win this election and immediately after the Victory, those people who have looted the money from Agyapa should quickly return our money”

“Otherwise, we will work with the recommendation of the special prosecutor” He lastly warned

 

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“Your QR Code Is Not The First In Ghana, You Lied” – Sammy Gyamfi Exposes Bawumia

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Just a day after Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia launched a universal quick response code (QR Code) payment system citing it as the first of its kind in Africa, NDC national communications officer, Sammy Gyamfi has debunked it with evidence stating it’s not the first time Ghana is experiencing such thing.

Vice President Bawumia speaking at the launch said, “Today is a historic day because we are solving a major problem here in Ghana. It is also historic because Ghana will be the first country in Africa to launch a Quick Response (QR) code payment system.”

“Not only are we the first country in Africa, but we are also, as far as I am aware, the third country in the world to launch a Quick Response Code after Singapore and India.”

NDC Communications Officer Sammy Gyamfi on Good Evening Ghana on Accra-based Metro TV responding to the Vice President’s statement said, “This QR Code payment system that we are talking about was introduced by Ecobank and implemented in 2016/2017 so it not a new thing.”

It is reported on BusinessGhana in 2017 that “Ecobank Ghana launched a Masterpass QR, a smart merchant solution that accepts payments for goods and services from the mobile phone, providing micro, small and medium enterprises the opportunity to move from cash to digital payments.”

 

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