The Daily Guide, the New Crusading Guide, and Today carry the headline “NDC Signs Contracts In Last-Minute Rush” According to these papers, the incoming New Patriotic Party (NPP) government says it has gathered information that the outgoing John Mahama-led National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration is improperly dishing out fresh contracts and selling off state assets after losing the December 7 elections. The NPP also expressed apprehension about the sudden rise in recruitment of personnel into the military, police service and other security agencies. It believes those feverishly being recruited into these institutions are National Democratic Congress (NDC) activists who might not be well qualified.
The Daily Graphic has the caption “I’ll count on you to change our society for the better – Akufo-Addo”. The president-elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has reiterated his resolved to meet the expectations of the better. He expressed his determination to honor the promises made to the people of Ghana during the electioneering to bring about progress and prosperity for all, saying, “I will need your support to succeed”.
The Chronicle also has the headline “I Will Expose NDC Campaign Looters - Araba Tagoe”. The paper reports that the Deputy Western Regional Women Organizer of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Madam Magdalene Araba Tagoe, has sworn heaven and earth to expose colleague regional executives who stole funds meant for campaigning in the region. Uncharacteristic of the Deputy Regional Women Organizer to wash the party’s linen in public. Araba Tagoe, who could not fathom the humiliating defeat the NDC suffered at the hands of NPP, particularly in the region, has vowed to name all those who starved the party of funds.
“Nana Addo Receives Tumultuous Welcome in Kumasi” is the headline in the Ghanaian Times. According to the story the president-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo arrived in Kumasi yesterday, to a tumultuous welcome after his overwhelming victory in last Wednesday’s poll. He was accompanied by Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, the incoming vice president and a large entourage of New Patriotic Party (NPP) members.
We conclude today’s newspaper review with the headline in the Daily Graphic “President Mahama delivers States of the Nations Address next Thursday”. According to the story President John Dramani Mahama will, on December 22, 2016, give his last state of the Nations address as the curtain closes on his tenure of office. The president’s last address, in fulfillment of Article 67of the 1992 constitution, is expected to highlight some of the nation’s achievements and challenges, as well as we unite a highly politically polarized county.