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Mahama: My administration will retrieve riches taken via corrupt methods

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Making reference to former Sanitation Minister Cecilia Dapaah's controversial stashing of over $1 million in her Abelemkpe residence, which was stolen by her domestic staff, Mr. Mahama pledged in a live broadcast titled 'Mahama Conversations,' that he will foster collaborations in his quest to recover every Cedi that was illegally taken from taxpayers. "Despite all of these socioeconomic challenges, the young people continue to witness the affluence of the [New Patriotic Party] administration's leaders and their families chartering private aircraft for $20,000 per hour for journeys that our own Falcon Executive Jet could have completed.

John Dramani Mahama, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, has pledged that if elected president in the upcoming December 7 general elections, his administration will work with relevant authorities and partners to recover funds and properties obtained through corruption.

Former President Mahama lamented the mounting incidences of corruption and apparent contempt for fiscal discipline by the Akufo-Addo administration, promising to do his utmost to guarantee that any funds wrongfully gained are recovered if he wins the forthcoming elections.

Referring to former Sanitation Minister Cecilia Dapaah’s controversial stashing of over $1 million in her Abelemkpe residence, which was stolen by her domestic staff, Mr Mahama pledged in a live broadcast titled ‘Mahama Conversations,’ that he will foster collaborations in his quest to recover every Cedi that was illegally taken from taxpayers.

“Despite all of these socioeconomic challenges, the young people continue to witness the affluence of the [New Patriotic Party] administration’s leaders and their families chartering private aircraft for $20,000 per hour for journeys that our own Falcon Executive Jet could have completed.

“And as the Minister for Defence explained, it [the Falcon Executive Jet] had no shower for a presidential bath. Ghana’s youth have further experienced how a minister could stash millions of dollars in her home and only God knows the full extent of Ghanaian taxpayers’ money that has been stashed away by many others.

“But I say to the good people of Ghana that, working with Ghanaians and international anti-corruption partners, we shall do all that is humanly possible to retrieve such wrongly acquired wealth.”

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‘The 24-hour economy is the solution to Ghana’s economic difficulties – Mahama

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John Dramani Mahama, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has declared that his planned 24-hour economy proposal is the solution to Ghana’s financial and economic problems.

In a unique live broadcast titled ‘Mahama Conversations,’ the former president stated that the planned 24-hour economic project is the solution to Ghana’s current and future concerns.

Mr. Mahama stated that the effort will provide an enabling and supportive environment for enterprises, companies, and government agencies to create more jobs and hire more people.

He detailed the benefits of the 24-hour economy project, which he claims would raise and increase the standard of life for many more Ghanaians.

“The 24-hour initiative is the answer for now and in the future. It will create an enabling environment with deliberate policies for businesses, companies, and government institutions to operate 24/7 in a three-eight-hour shift system.

“In addition to the traditional 8-hour shift system, the two additional work shifts that my administration will introduce will double and sometimes triple the number of jobs that participate in public and private entities that we currently have.

“This is the 24-hour economy optimization strategy: giving more to society, providing efficient service delivery, and generating decent and well-paying jobs. The benefits of this system will include but not limited to; 24-hour port and harbour services, 24-hour customs services, 24-hour DVLA services, 24-hour agro-processing factories, 24-hour manufacturing industries, 24-hour construction companies and many more.”

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Mahama promises 20% salary incentive for rural teachers if voted

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This adds to Mr Mahama's various plans and pledges made to Ghanaians ahead of the December 7 election.

John Mahama, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has vowed that if elected President, teachers who agree to serve in a rural school will receive a 20% wage increase.

The former President believes the idea would motivate more teachers to accept posts in rural regions.

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Mr Mahama revealed this in a Facebook post.

This adds to Mr Mahama’s various plans and pledges made to Ghanaians ahead of the December 7 election.

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Naa Koryoo’s arrest: Police denies Asiedu Nketia’s “Order from above” claim

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According to authorities, the suspects were captured at the Electoral Commission headquarters in Ofaakor carrying a Pump Action rifle and ammo. However, the police insist that none of the top officers named by Asiedu Nketia made such remarks. Meanwhile, Asiedu Nketia, speaking to the media following the release of the NDC's parliamentary candidate for Awutu Senya East, Phillis Naa Koryoo Okunor, from police custody, warned police and security agencies to exercise caution ahead of the 2024 elections, stating that no law was intended to intimidate citizens.

The Ghana Police Service has denied allegations made by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Chairman, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, that senior police officials, including the Accra Regional Police Commander, CID Director-General, and Inspector-General of Police, claimed that the arrest of three people with firearms in Ofaakor was orchestrated by some officials at the direction of higher authorities.

In a statement, the police said they got a video of Asiedu Nketia alleging that certain senior police officers told him the arrest was based on an order from above.

The police dismissed Asiedu Nketia’s charges as “false and baseless,” claiming that the arrest was a legal application of the law with no outside interference.

According to authorities, the suspects were captured at the Electoral Commission headquarters in Ofaakor carrying a Pump Action rifle and ammo.

However, the police insist that none of the top officers named by Asiedu Nketia made such remarks.

Meanwhile, Asiedu Nketia, speaking to the media following the release of the NDC’s parliamentary candidate for Awutu Senya East, Phillis Naa Koryoo Okunor, from police custody, warned police and security agencies to exercise caution ahead of the 2024 elections, stating that no law was intended to intimidate citizens.

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The attention of the Ghana Police Service has been drawn to a video in which Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia is heard claiming that the Accra Regional Police Commander, the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and the Inspector-General of Police had indicated to him that the arrest of some three persons for possession of firearms at Ofaakor in the Awutu Senya East Constituency was based on an order from above.

We would like to categorically state that the claims are false and without any basis. None of the officers mentioned in the video has at any point in time made any such pronouncement.

We wish to emphasize that all three suspects were arrested when a Pump Action gun with four rounds of ammunition was found in their vehicle at the offices of the Electoral Commission at Ofaakor in the Awutu Senya East constituency of the Central region. They have subsequently been cautioned and granted bail.

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