Ghana ready for oil spillage.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Ghana is now prepared to tackle any oil spill that occurs along its coast.
- The agency said there is an updated sensitivity mapping that identifies and monitors areas along the coast where spills would take the heaviest toll.
- The assurance came with the caveat, however: “There is no single country in this world that can protect its entire coast line.”
- Head of Petroleum at EPA, Kojo Agbenor-Efunam, explained that what can be done is to “prioritize and know the areas that you can protect.”
- Speaking at the Global Initiative for Western and Central Africa regional conference in Accra, he noted that protecting critical areas will require proper planning with a “sensitivity map.”
- According to Agbenor-Efunam, the EPA has gathered fresh information on the nation’s coastline that will be used to update the sensitivity mapping data, thus increasing the agency’s ability to mitigate the impact of a spill.
Parliament a waiting room for executive appointment — Rasheed Draman
Parliament has now become a place where people go only with the hope of being appointed as ministers of state.
- That is the damning verdict of the executive director at the African Centre for Parliamentary Affairs, Dr. Rasheed Draman, concerning Ghanaian parliamentarians.
- “Our parliament has become a big waiting room for executive appointment,” he said of the Members of the House, whom he claims regret becoming MPs when they don’t get appointed into ministerial positions.
- His comments come on the back of the just ended parliamentary primaries of the governing National Democratic Congress, which saw bitter defeats by party stalwarts.
- Draman believes most of the people who are fighting to enter Parliament have no real reason to want to represent their constituencies.
Mahama assures of lasting legacy.
President John Dramani Mahama said he will do his best to provide for the needs of Ghanaians in order to leave a lasting legacy of which his party can be proud.
- In a message of thanksgiving on his Facebook wall to express gratitude for the overwhelmingly endorsement given him to lead the NDC in the 2016 general elections, Mahama said he felt “honoured” by the confidence put in him,
- ”president and candidate, I will do everything in my power to focus on the needs of the Ghanaian people. It is my duty to leave a lasting legacy for our party,” he promised.