Chereponi by-election set for September 29
The Electoral Commission will conduct a by-election in the Chereponi Constituency on Tuesday, September 29 to fill the vacancy created in Parliament as a result of the death of the Member of Parliament, Mrs. Doris Asibi Seidu.
A statement signed by Mr Christian Owusu-Parry, Acting Director of Communications, said the EC would take nominations on September 8 and 9 between 09.00 and 12.00 hours and 13.00 and 16.00 hours each day at the district office of the Commission at Chereponi.
It said nomination forms may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the district office of the Commission in Chereponi or the Regional Office in Tamale during working hours.
The EC said the filing fee for the election is GH¢500.00.
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Nana Appau Duah, General Manager of GNA, in his welcoming address told the delegation that the Agency had become a welcoming destination for all institutions, both local and international, as many of them paid visits to better acquaint themselves with the activities of the GNA.
He said with over 250 committed stringers nationwide, the Agency strived to cover the whole country in terms of reportage to feed its 100 subscribers.
Nana Appau Duah said GNA was focused on providing accurate and unbiased stories that promoted unity and showcased African and Ghanaian values for development.
Miss Rosemary Ardayfio, spokesperson for MCAN, said the group focuses on population related issues and their linkage with national development.
She expressed concern over the fact that stories that bordered on population were marginalised by most media houses because their publication did not bring proper remuneration to the media, and appealed to the management of GNA to help bring such stories to the limelight.