Listen to music while browsing

Too early to judge Mills govt – Ayariga

By myjoyonline

The Presidential Spokesperson, Mahama Ayariga, has said it is too early for the public to accuse the ruling National Democratic Congress government of non-performance as it has barely spent three months in office.

He said it would be wrong to say the government is under performing judging by the promises underpinned in its manifesto and considering the sector ministries that are now gaining grounds.

Speaking on Joy FM's Super Morning Show on Tuesday, Mr Ayariga said the Mills-led government rather deserves commendation and encouragement for achieving certain feats his predecessors (both Rawlings and Kufuor) “struggled to achieve within three months” in office.

He said within his first three months, the president has gone far in setting up government machinery, which he described as remarkable.

“If you compare his term and that of former presidents Rawlings and Kufuor, you will see that within the first three months they could not do what the government has done, that is, setting the government machinery, appointing ministers and council of state.”

Even though he was not definite on when governing boards of government organizations and parastatals would be appointed, he was hopeful that would be done within the first hundred days of the government.

He challenged all who felt the government has not done enough since the NDC took over government, to revisit the NDC's 2008 manifesto and come clear on provisions the party has failed to honour.

“President Mills has so far been living up to the campaign promise,” he stated.

Mahama Ayariga also denied reports that Mr. P.V. Obeng, chairman of the government transition team, has been appointed as a senior advisor to the president.

He noted that since the recommendations in the team's report are yet to be implemented, it is prudent for the president to have Mr. Obeng around to assist him.

Ayariga's comments come on the heels of criticisms particularly from former President Jerry Rawlings that President Mills has been slow in taking decisions and needed to be decisive.

Story by Isaac Essel

NPP Canada donates megaphones to Nana Akufo Addo

Sunday, January 25, 2015 2016 Presidential candidate of the NPP has received megaphones from the Canada Branch of the party after its leaders paid the flagbearer a visit in Accra. Nana Addo who was in Canada along with his running mate Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia received a delegation including the Branch Chairman, Kwame Abrefa ...

AMA removes Nigeria election billboards

Sunday, January 25, 2015 The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has removed Nigerian national election campaign billboards after they popped up in some parts of the capital, Accra. Billboards campaigning for Goodluck Jonathan to be elected president in Nigeria have popped up in Ghana. The billboards located at Danquah ...

General Secretaries boycott of Joy FM's Newsfile, 'emotionally incompetent' - Amoako Baah

Sunday, January 25, 2015 Head of Political Science Department of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Dr. Richard Amoako Baah has described General Secretaries of the three major political parties in the country as 'emotionally incompetent' after they boycotted of Joy FM's current affairs show Ne ...

PNC, PPP Angry Over Exclusion From Electoral Reforms C’ttee

Saturday, January 24, 2015 Some political parties in the country are unhappy about the Electoral Commission s decision to exclude them from a ten-member committee to oversee the proposals for electoral reforms in Ghana. The committee has General Secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asi ...

NPP Is Eveready For A Meaningful Debate

Saturday, January 24, 2015 For today,24th January,2015 edition of Joy-FM's 'Newsfile',the General Secretaries of NPP,CPP,PPP,PNC and NDC were invited, and according to our checks, it was only Bernard Monah of PNC that sought permission to absent himself to enable him attend a funeral. Consequently, the rest had confirmed t ...
See more content