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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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Mahama picks Prof Opoku-Agyemang as running mate

The National Executive Committee of the National Democratic Congress Monday approved Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, an educationist, and a former Education Minister as the running mate of Mr John Dramani Mahama, their flagbearer for the 2020 General Election. This follows a meeting held at the Party’s headquarters in Accra, ahead …

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Speaker Oquaye gives ultimatum on EC appraising Parliament on elections

Speaker of Parliament Prof Aaron Michael Oquaye on Friday directed that officials of the Electoral Commission (EC) must be in Parliament, two weeks after the voter registration exercise is over, to appraise the House on its preparations towards the conduct of the 2020 general elections. “I have directed that the …

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Political party manifestoes are social contracts – CDD Ghana

The Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD Ghana) says political party manifestoes are social contracts in which parties to the contract; the voter and the party, must engage each other to ensure the promises are upheld. Mrs Clara Kasser-Tee, CDD-Ghana Board Member, said the organisation had worked and continued to …

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Government says directive for Domelevo to take leave not borne out of bad faith

The Office of the President Saturday said the decision by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo directing Mr Daniel Domelevo, Auditor-General, to proceed on his accumulated leave was not borne out of bad faith. Rather, the directive was based on the position of the law, good governance practice, and as a …

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Ghana spends GH¢3.5b on Office of Government Machinery

The Office of Government Machinery last year spent a total of GH¢3.5 billion for the implementation of its various programmes and activities. Employee Compensation took GH¢140.8 million; Goods and Services – GH¢3.3 billion, while GH¢55.49 million was spent on assets. Dr Mark Assibey-Yeboah, Chairman of the Finance Committee, made the …

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President tours voter registration centres in Accra

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Thursday paid unannounced visits to five voter registration centres in the Greater Accra Region. Accompanied by Messrs Lord Commey and Eugene Arhin, Directors of operations and Communications respectively, the President toured the Kanda Cluster of Schools Registration Centre in Ayawaso East, the Abossey Okai Presby …

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Owusu Afriyie, alias Sir John dies after getting COVID-19

A former General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known in political circles as Sir John, has died. He is reported to have died on Wednesday, evening at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after a short illness. Mr Freddie Blay, the National Chairman of …

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