The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, hosted journalists from various media organisations in Ghana to respond to their questions on the performance of his government in the first year and the general state of affairs in the country.
Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo has defended President Akufo-Addo’s comments on the ongoing bi-partisan probe into the cash-for-seat saga insisting the President did no wrong following his response to questions posed to him by Journalists on the matter.
Welcome to the seat of the Presidency of our country, ladies and gentlemen of the media, and I wish you all a happy New Year. The start of a new year is the ideal time to take stock of the year that has just ended, and look forward to the new one.
The Ghana Centre for Democratic Development(CDD) has expressed disappointment in the work of the Parliamentary Committee investigating the ‘cash-for-seat’ saga.
Vice President Dr Mahamadu Bawumia has warned corrupt officials not to envisage seeking refuge under anyone because even President Nana Akufo-Addo will not be able to defend anyone found to be corrupt under the tenure of Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu, whose nomination is pending approval by parliament.
The Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu has described as unjustifiable government refusal to furnish Parliament with the list of presidential staffers.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has served notice it will not congratulate one of its own, Martin Amidu, who has been nominated as the first independent Special Prosecutor in Ghana.
The Ministry of Energy has refuted claims by the Minority in Parliament that the government is meddling in the affairs of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC).
Dan Kwaku Botwe, the Minister of Regional Reorganization and Development, said government cannot impose the creation of new regions on the citizenry.
A Political Science lecturer at the University of Ghana, Ransford Gyampo says "President Akufo Addo has demonstrated his desire to protect the national interest" following the appointment of Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor.