Skip to main content

NPP holds unity rally Today

Asamankese in the Eastern Region will on Sunday play host to the myriad of flagbearer aspirants of the ruling New Patriotic Party, where a rally has been scheduled.
Party executives, including leader President J.A. Kufuor, Chairman Peter Mac Manu, General Secretary Nana Ohene Ntow, National Organiser, Lord Commey and Regional Chairman, Yaw Gyekye Amoabeng are all expected to grace the rally under the theme, 'Moving forward in Unity', which seeks to offer a common platform for all the about 18 aspirants.
The party intends to officially outdoor the aspirants, each of who is allocated five minutes to propagate his presidential campaign message to the huge crowd expected to be at the Asamankese Methodist Park venue of the rally.The aspirants are Nana Akufo-Addo, Hackman Owusu-Agyemang, Felix Owusu-Adjapong, Dan Kwaku Botwe, Boakye Agyarko, Yaw Osafo-Maafo, Alhaji Aliu Mahama, Kwame Addo-Kufuor, Alan Kyerematen, Kofi Konadu Apraku, Papa Owusu-Ankomah, Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, Nkrabeah Effah-Dartey, Mike Oquaye, Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, and Arthur Kennedy. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah, Ghana’s Ambassador to Japan, is the latest to declare an interest in the race to lead the NPP to Elections 2008.
He has already picked nomination forms.The Eastern Region was also the host of a similar rally when in 1998, the party descended on Nkawkaw to introduce its then six aspirants, including President Kufuor.


Popular posts from this blog

We will Not Shutdown Akosombo Dam---VRA

Contrary to speculations that the Akosombo Dam would soon be shut down due to declining low water, the Volta River Authority (VRA) on Friday said the two generating units were running reliably.A statement signed for Ms. Abla Fiadjoe, Acting Director of Corporate Affairs, said with the technical analysis carried out and the critical monitoring system put in place, VRA had taken measures to operate the Station with two of the units at a level lower than 235 feet in "a technically safe but professionally cautious manner". "The VRA wished to assure all electricity consumers that and the general public that the two generating units currently at Akosmbo are being operated reliably and that we have no plans to shutdown the Akosombo Generating Station," it said.The statement said the VRA would continue to run the two generating units and review the situation at the end of July. "We wish to stress that this is not the first time the Akosombo Generating Station is being…

BoG explains the re-denomination of cedi

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) on Monday said the design and the features of the new notes and coins, which would replace the current cash in circulation, would soon be made known to the public. Briefing the press in Accra, Mr Van Lare Dosoo, First Deputy Governor of the Bank, said there would be practical guidelines and a coherent education programme for the public before the switch to the new denomination. He said the Ghana Cedi to be introduced in July 2007 would receive legislation from Parliament to validate it use. The Governor, Dr Paul Acquah last Saturday announced the re-denomination of the cedis by setting 10,000 cedis to one new Ghana Cedi (GH Cedi) which would also be equivalent to 100 Ghana Pesewas (Gp). This means that 500,000 cedis would be equivalent to 50GH Cedis; 200,000 cedis would be equivalent to 20GH cedis; 100,000 cedis would be equivalent to and 10GH cedis; 5,000 cedis would be equivalent to 50Gp; 2,000 cedis would be equivalent to 20Gp and 1,000 cedis would be equiv…

Godsell Retires as CEO at AngloGold Ashanti

The Chairman of AngloGold Ashanti, Russell Edey, this morning announced that Bobby Godsell would be retiring from the company and the board with effect from 30th September 2007.The board simultaneously announced the appointment of Mark Cutifani as Mr Godsell's successor. Mr Cutifani currently holds the position of Chief Operating Officer at CVRD Inco where he has responsibility for CVRD Inco's global nickel business. He will take up his new position in mid-September.Commenting on the announcement, Russell Edey said, "The board and management of AngloGold Ashanti are very fortunate to have had the benefits of Bobby's inspiration, leadership and innovative flair for the past 12 years. I have no doubt that he will continue to make a contribution to South Africa in whatever course he chooses now to follow. We believe that Mark Cutifani is a person well-suited to meet the challenges which face AngloGold Ashanti and the gold industry at large".Bobby Godsell said today…