The plan by former Ghanaian president John Mahama to change the face of Ghanaian politics and the commencement of work on $30m water expansion project are the trending stories in Ghanaian press on Thursday.The Graphic reports that former President John Dramani Mahama says he will change the face of the Ghanaian politics where no one will be considered more Ghanaian than others.
In a Facebook post on Thursday, July 30, Mahama said: “We will change the face of our politics. No one will be considered less Ghanaian or more Ghanaian than the other on the basis of ownership of a political party card.”
The former President Mahama is contesting the upcoming December Presidential polls on the ticket of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
He has selected Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyeman as his running mate.
We will change the face of our politics. No one will be considered less Ghanaian or more Ghanaian than the other on the basis of ownership of a political party card.
The Times says that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo yesterday cut sod for the commencement of works on water expansion project in Yendi, estimated to cost 30 million dollars.
The project, which is being funded by the Indian Axim Bank, would serve more than 2,000 people.
President Akufo-Addo said it was sad that the water system in Yendi had not seen any expansion works for well over 50 years, stating that his government was committed to address the challenge facing the people of the area.
He said it was unacceptable that Yendi, being one of the oldest towns in the country, was still confronted with water crisis and, therefore, charged the contractors working on the project to ensure quality work, and also complete the project on scheduled.
The newspaper also reports that the Electoral Commission (EC) has become the first election management body in the world to introduce a digital decongestion system to ease crowding and allow applicants to book a place through a “priority queue” platform in the ongoing voters registration exercise.
The digital decongestion system was introduced yesterday.
A statement issued in Accra yesterday by the Commission, said the digital system, known as the PanaBIOS platform, would help in ensuring the safety of the public from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
“Compiling a voters’ register to ensure credible elections, while at the same time working to keep citizens safe from the COVID-19 pandemic, are both vital objectives that can be effectively balanced using innovative systems,” it stated.
“The strategy is to limit the number of people that visit the registration centres at any given time,” the statement added.