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ET Mensah says ‘Better Ghana Agenda’ train moving everywhere

“The train of Government’s Better Ghana Agenda is on course, and is delivering to improve living conditions of the citizenry”, Mr  Enoch Teye Mensah, Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing said on Friday. He stressed that it was not difficult to observe the things Government had accomplished saying “people …

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President Mills ready for 2012 elections

President John Evans Atta Mills, poised to win the 2012 elections, for a second term, is set for the electioneering on the message of peace and development. Having campaigned on the platform of change in 2008, President Mills, the leader of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), has re-emphasised that …

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Speaker pleads with Minority to remain calm on Constitutional Instrument

Mrs Joyce Bamford Addo, Speaker of Parliament, on Wednesday pleaded with the minority to remain calm as copies of the Constitutional Instrument (CI) will be made available to them by close of the day. The CI on the Representation of the People (Parliamentary Constituencies) Instrument 2012 was laid in Parliament …

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Need to adopt transitional methods for continuity – Former Clerk of Parliament

A former Clerk of Parliament, Nana Rex Owusu Ansah, has called on government to adopt accessible transitional methods to ensure continuity of administrative processes. Parliament this year, passed the Presidential Transition Bill into law intended to smoothen the transfer of political power from one administration to the other. Nana Owusu-Ansah …

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Ghana’s political parties are organised electoral machines – Akoto Ampaw

Mr Akoto Ampaw, a member of the National Media Commission at the weekend said political parties in Ghana were “organized simply as electoral machines” for winning political power with its largesse. He described this as a “zero-sum approach to politics which nurtures and institutionalizes political opportunism, patronage and a Machiavellian …

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IDEG holds seminar on Ghana’s political transitions

The Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) will hold a seminar in Parliament on Ghana’s Political and Administrative Transitions of Government on Wednesday, July 18. The forum is to share experience of how Parliament has performed in previous political and administrative power transitions. A statement issued in Accra by Dr Emmanuel …

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Gov’t urged to publish full report of Constitution Review Commission for ‘informed debate’

The National Constitutional Reform Coalition (NCRC) has appealed to the Government to publish the full report of the Constitution Review Commission (CRC) in the shortest possible time to facilitate informed national debate. It reminded government that in the interest of transparency and good governance, it was obligated by the 1992 …

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Government commended for issuing white paper on CRC

The Forum for Governance and Justice (FGJ) on Monday commended the Government for accepting 90 per cent of the recommendations contained in the Constitution Review Commission (CRC) Report. In addition, it welcomed the announcement by government to establish a five-member committee to facilitate the process of amending the 1992 Constitution. …

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NCCE not for any political party – official

An official of the National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE) has stated that the public should disabuse their minds of the notion that the Commission was for a particular political party. Mr. John Arhin, the Cape Coast Metro Director of the NCCE who said this at the Oguaa Inter-Party Dialogue …

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Seven politically motivated deaths seen in Ghana as 2012 election nears

The West African Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP-Ghana), has from January to June this year recorded seven deaths and nine injuries across the country, which it said were politically motivated and warned against complacency before the December polls. It recorded 86 reported cases of violence out of which 20 incidents (23%) …

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