Author: Radio Mak

Presidential hopeful for Students Representative Council (SRC) of the SD Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies (SDD-UBIDS), Pobee Mwintombo Joseph has officially declared his intention to contest the highest SRC post when elections are held. Addressing the press on Thursday, June 6, 2024, Poet Pobee, as he is affectionately called, stated that his decision to seek the leadership of UBIDS SRC is borne out of his experience of the challenges faced by students in the institution. “Three years ago when I stepped foot onto campus, I was the last person who would have meddled in politics,” he said.…

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Member of Parliament (MP) for Wa Central Constittuency, Dr Rashid Hassan Pelpuo has chastised the government of Nana Akufo-Addo for going back to the unfortunate incidents that led to the 1979 coup d’etat popularly known as the June 4 Uprising. He bemoaned how standards have fallen in recent times due to the current NPP government’s departure from the ideals of the June 4 incident. According to the Ranking Member on the Lands and Natural Resources Committee of Parliament, the NPP led by Akufo-Addo has nornalised wrongdoing to the extent it is described as “being smart”. Dr. Pelpuo said almost all…

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African Electoral Institute (AEI) says it has sighted a memo from the EC’S Deputy Chairman of Operations to all EC’S Regional Directors dated 2nd June, 2024 not to allow political parties to observe the transfer of votes exercise by the EC. The AEI is admonishing the EC to allow the political parties to observe this exercise to nib in the bud any iota of suspicion and to underscore the EC’S motto of TRANSPARENCY. The AEI wishes to remind the EC that election is a process, and the transfer exercise is part of the process.Therefore, a mere observation of the vote…

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AFRICAN ELECTORAL INSTITUTE CALLS FOR POLITICAL PARTIES INCLUSION IN VOTER TRANSFER EXERCISE BY EC African Electoral Institute (AEI) says it has sighted a memo from the EC’S Deputy Chairman of Operations to all EC’S Regional Directors dated 2nd June, 2024 not to allow political parties to observe the transfer of votes exercise by the EC. The AEI is admonishing the EC to allow the political parties to observe this exercise to nib in the bud any iota of suspicion and to underscore the EC’S motto of TRANSPARENCY. The AEI wishes to remind the EC that election is a process, and…

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The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Wa East Constituency, Dr Godfred Seidu Jasaw has yet again demonstrated his commitment to education and the well-being of students by providing streetlight bulbs to the Funsi Senior High School and sanitary pads to female students of the school. The sanitary pads donated is estimated to cover three menstrual cycles for each of the final year female students of the school, he said, adding that the ten streetlight bulbs were to help improve the lighting on the school campus, ensuring the safety and security of the students and staff. The donation was made…

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Some contractors engaged to work in the Upper West Region by the Northern Development Authority (NDA) risk losing their contracts as the Authority declares its determination to get ongoing projects completed by close of 2024. According to the NDA, all contracts are being reviewed and that contractors who refused to settle and complete projects despite payments made to them will have their contracts terminated and reassigned to others. Chief Executive Officer of the NDA, Sully Sambian (Esq.) bemoaned the poor attitude of some contractors which he said is adversely affecting the government and the five regions of the north under…

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The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has taken another pragmatic step in their bid to retain power and win the Jirapa parliamentary seat in this year’s general elections. To amass votes for their presidential candidate, Mahamadu Bawumia, and the parliamentary candidate for Jirapa, Ayisha Salifu, the Party launched a voluntary group dubbed “3rd Elevation of Dombo”. The group, outdoored on Sunday, May 26, 2024, aims at recapturing the Jirapa seat from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) while increasing the votes of Dr. Bawumia to help break the 8 year election cycle of change in governance. Founder of the group and…

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Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia has stated that massive improvement will be made on the dilapidated road from Wa to Sunyani before the end of 2024. He assured the chiefs and people of the Upper West Region that “before the end of this year, fingers crossed, the road from Sunyani all the way to Wa is going to see major improvements.” Mr. Bawumia disclosed that talks had already been held with the sector minister to that effect. “I want to see a dramatic improvement. Not just coal tar; I want to see asphalt all the way”, he added. Dr. Bawumia…

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The 2024 flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia has claimed that the introduction of the free Senior High School policy in 2017 is a great relief for the people of the north. Addressing Muslim clerics in Wa during his two-day campaign tour of the Upper West region, he said the major beneficiaries of the policy are the five regions of the north. The Vice President stated that Ghana in 60 years, between independence and 2016, was able to increase enrolment to 800,000 students. But following the introduction of the policy, student population at the SHS level…

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Vice President of Ghana and Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the 2024 election, Mahamadu Bawumia, has stated that the National Identification Authority (NIA) will soon start the issuance of Ghana Card to Ghanaian students at schools. According to the Vice President, the move is to ensure that all Ghanaians are issued with the national ID to enable them access various services in the current digital economy. He disclosed this while addressing Chiefs and Queen Mothers in the Upper West region on Monday, May 20, during a two-day campaign tour. Dr. Bawumia said the NIA under the…

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