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Parliament approves two deputy Ministers

Parliament on Friday approved two Presidential nominees for Deputy Ministerial appointments. They are Mr Anthony Gyambiby, Deputy Attorney General and Deputy Minister-designate for Justice, and Mr Kwadwo Owusu-Agyeman, Deputy Minister-designate for Lands and Natural Resources. Mr Edward Doe Adjaho, First Deputy Speaker put the question for a voice vote and …

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EC will demystify “Strong Room” – Afari Djan

The Electoral Commission (EC) is taking steps to demystify its “Operations Room” also known as the “Strong Room”, Dr. Kwadwo Afari Djan, Chairman of the Commission said on Friday. This, he said, was to correct wrong impressions about activities done in the room and deepen the understanding and strength of …

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Constitution empowers EC to create new electoral areas – Director

The Electoral Commission (EC) on Thursday emphasized that the 1992 constitution empowers it to demarcate and create new electoral areas whenever the need arises. The Commission also asked Ghanaians to allow it to perform its constitutional mandate without interferences in the supreme interest of the nation. Mr. Samuel Boadu, Deputy …

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Indemnity clause to be retained

The government recommendation of the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) for the retention of the indemnity clauses in the 1992 Constitution has been accepted by the government. Clause One of Section 34 of the 1992 Constitution states that: “No member of the Provisional National Defence Council, Provisional National Defence Council Secretary, …

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NPP leads in use of indecent expressions on radio – Report

The monitoring report of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), showed that the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has made most of the indecent expressions in the country. The report which spanned from June 10 to June 16 indicated that the NPP has made seven out of the 12 …

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Lack of information affects participation of women, persons with disabilities in politics

Lack of confidence and information on Ghana’s electoral process have been identified as major barriers to the participation of women and persons with disabilities in politics. This came to light in a survey conducted by SAVE-Ghana in partnership with STAR-Ghana, both non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the Wa East Constituency of …

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Assembly confirms Sunyani West DCE

The 53 members of Sunyani West District Assembly in Brong-Ahafo on Tuesday confirmed Mrs Agnes Kusi, the Presidential nominee as District Chief Executive (DCE). Mrs Kusi, a 46 year-old teacher and Assembly Member for Nsoatre Newtown, polled 46 votes, representing 86.7 percent in an election organised and supervised by the …

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EC to hold bye-election in Wulensi on July 31

The Electoral Commission (EC) would hold a bye-election in the Wulensi Constituency on Tuesday, July 31. A statement issued in Accra, on Tuesday, by Mr Kwadwo Sarfo Kantanka, Deputy Chairman (Operations) of the EC, said the Commission would take nominations  for the by-election on Tuesday, July 3, and Wednesday, July …

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NDC looks up to women to win 2012 elections

Hajia Salamatu Cecilia Hamza, the Upper West Regional Organiser of the National Democratic Congress, (NDC) says the party is looking up to women to vote massively for it to win the December Polls. She said the pro-poor interventions that the NDC Government had implemented favoured women more than men and …

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CPP blames NPP, NDC for current state of lawlessness

The Convention Peoples’ Party (CPP) at the weekend blamed the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the current state of lawlessness coupled with ethnic clashes bedeviling the nation. “The current state of affairs of our nation characterized by social-economic failures, gross indiscipline, …

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