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Former President Mahama urges EC to ensure level playing field for political parties

Former President John Dramani Mahama, has called on the Electoral Commission (EC), to continue to ensure a level playing field in order gain the confidence of all stakeholders. He said stakeholders would accept the outcome of the elections, when it’s done transparently, which according to him, would help advance the …

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Monetisation in politics threat to national development – Rev. Prof. Asante

Reverend Professor Emmanuel Asante, Chairman of the National Peace Council, says monetisation of politics in the country continues to deny well qualified persons from seeking political office. He said there are many people with brilliant ideas and with the good heart to serve the country but due to their inability …

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NDC to push for electoral reforms – Minority Leader

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) will be pushing for deeper reforms in the activities and operations of the Electoral Commission (EC) consistent with article 45 of the Constitution, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minority Leader in Parliament has announced. He said: “One of the reforms the NDC will be pushing and seeking …

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No decision yet on 450-seater parliament – Majority Leader

Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, the Majority Leader in Parliament and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs on Thursday said discussions on the proposed construction of a new chamber building for the House were still ongoing and no decision has been taken by Leadership on the matter yet. He explained that the project, a …

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Ghana Parliament urged to pass Occupational Health Hazard Bill

Dr Augustine Adoliba Ayanoore, a Medical Officer at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, has called on parliament to as a matter of urgency pass the over aged Occupational Health Hazard Bill. The Bill when passed, he said, would force organisations to put up Occupational Health Teams to prevent unnecessary work-related health …

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Parliament discusses downward review of presidential, parliamentary ages

Parliament on Tuesday began discussions for a reduction of the ages allowed by Ghana’s 1992 Constitution, to qualify for election as President and Member of Parliament, to enable more young men to serve Ghana at the nation’s highest political offices. “Mr Speaker, if an individual is old enough to vote …

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CPP opens nominations for election of party officials   

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has opened nominations for positions within the party, to be held in the 16 regions of the country from Monday, July 1 to July 8. A press release copied to the Ghana News Agency, urged citizens and members of the Party to treat the exercise …

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Judgement debt to engage Parliament’s attention next week

A number of financial issues, including that of the payment of judgement debts and failure by the Ministry of Finance to pay some releases would engage the attention of Parliament at next week’s sitting. The House has scheduled Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta to appear before it on Thursday, July …

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Rawlings urges Electoral Commission to review NDC’s concerns

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has called on the Electoral Commission to take a critical look at the concerns raised by the National Democratic Congress on the ongoing limited voter registration exercise. In a statement, the former President said following concerns raised at a press conference by the NDC on …

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NDC debunks calls for Ofosu Ampofo’s resignation

The National Democratic Congress (NDC), has debunked reports in the media of a group demanding the resignation of Mr. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, the National Chairman of the party. A statement issued and signed by Mr. Kobina Ade-Coker, the Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the party and copied to the Ghana News …

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