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Mere military presence intimidating – Mahama

Mr John Dramani Mahama, former President and Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has said the timing for the military deployment in parts of the country was wrong as it could deter people from coming out to register. He said it could not be mere coincidence that the state …

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Kasoa NDC accuses police of selective justice

Members of the Awutu-Senya East branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Party have expressed worry over what they termed “selective justice” by the Kasoa Police Command against their Polling Agents and the Party faithful since the voter registration started. According to them the continuous heinous and life-threatening attacks on …

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NPP official says students turnout at registration will reward government

Mr Anthony Kondobrey, the Hohoe Constituency Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has said high School students’ turnout at the campuses registration centres showed their enthusiasm to reward government and the continuity of free Senior High School education policy. He said the registration for the Voter card guaranteed their …

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IDEG urges Ghana political parties to use virtual public space for campaign

The Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) has noted that under the current COVID-19 conditions, the normal space for large public party rallies and campaign gatherings can no longer be justified. Dr Emmanuel Akwetey, IDEG Executive Director said the virtual media have now become a safer, powerful and more important medium …

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Over three million voters registered so far – Official

Over three million eligible voters have registered as at day nine of the nationwide voters’ registration, Mr Samuel Tettey, Deputy Chairman in charge of Operations has said. Of the figure, more than two million of the eligible applicants presented Ghana Card as their form of identification representing about 66 per …

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Ghana Parliament to debate proposal for enactment of Private Members’ Bill

Parliament will on Thursday, July 16, kick-start discussions on whether the House should allow members to privately sponsor bills to the House. “Rt. Hon Speaker, a Motion is expected to be moved on Thursday, 16th July, 2020 for the adoption of a Proposal for the Enactment of Private Members’ Bill,” …

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EC to register eligible Senior High students

The Electoral Commission has announced that it will embark on a two-day registration exercise for all eligible Senior High School students across the country. A statement issued and signed by Mrs Sylvia Annoh, the Acting Director of Public Affairs, said the registration exercise would take place in all the Senior High …

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Minority calls for COVID-19 testing for schools

Deputy Ranking Member of the Education Committee in Parliament Clement Apaak is calling for testing of students in schools infected with coronavirus a few weeks after they reopened for academic work. Dr Apaak said some of them must be closed down. He also questioned why the Government is insisting on …

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CPP re-opens nominations for Flagbearers

The Interim Oversight Committee of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) has re-opened nominations for contest of various positions of the party including; Flagbearer ship and National Executive Positions. Picking and filing of nominations started from Monday July 6th to Wednesday July 15, 2020 a statement signed by Comrade R. O. …

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417 voter registrants in Ashanti challenged

A total of 417 registrants in the Ashanti Region, have been challenged in relation to their eligibility in the ongoing voter registration exercise, according to the Electoral Commission (EC). Mr. Benjamin Bano-Bio, Regional Director of the Commission, said the figure represented what the officials received for the first phase of …

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