General News of Saturday, 19 July 2014


Return Information ministry building to CPP - Kweku Baako

Editor-In-Chief of the New Crusading Guide Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has appealed to President John Mahama to return the Ministry of Information building to the Convention Peoples Party after government scrapped the Ministry in its latest political changes.

"Give our building.... we need our asset back" the veteran journalist said on Joy FM's Newsfile Saturday.

President John Dramani Mahama scrapped the Ministry of Information and returned its functions under the Ministry of Communications as it was prior to the year 2001.

All agencies under the former Ministry of Information & Media Relations will now operate under the Ministry of Communications.

In view of the re-alignment, Kweku Baako, who maintains he is a CPP member, is asking government to do the right thing and revert the ownership of the building located at Adabraka in Accra

The building, which used to be the headquarters of the CPP, was part of several party assets seized from Ghana's first government after the National Libration Council in a coup d’etat overthrew it in 1966.

The party’s Chairperson, Samia Nkrumah, announced last April it was preparing to file a court action, seeking an order to repossess many of its assets.

The CPP once a dominant party in Ghana has been on the sidelines of Ghana politics after it was banned for nearly 30 years. It currently has no seat in Parliament.