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President Mahama to set tone for political discourse in nation address today

President John Dramani Mahama will today deliver his maiden address to the nation. The address would be broadcast live on GTV at 8 p.m. It will be his first since assuming office on July 24, 2012, following the demise of President John Evans Atta Mills. According to his Spokesperson, Mr …

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Constitutional Instrument creating 45 new constituencies to be withdrawn

The Electoral Commission (EC) is to withdraw the Representation of the People Instrument (Parliamentary Constituencies), CI 73, 2012 seeking to establish 45 new constituencies because of errors and misrepresentation. Thus a corrected version is to be placed before the House on Wednesday, August 15, after the leadership withdrew the error-ridden …

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NUGS congress called off due to political interference

Confusion has rocked the national delegates congress of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) in Kumasi to elect new national leaders as alleged political interference from the two leading political parties – the National Democratic Congress (NDC)) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) – forced a call-off of the …

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Electoral Commission to display voters register for ten days

The Electoral Commission (EC) will begin the display of the biometric voters register from September 1 to 10, this year. All the 23,000 centres where prospective voters were registered during the registration period would be opened for all to cross-check their data, make corrections and also ensure that their names …

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Ghana bans political activities in second cycle schools

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has banned political activities in all public second cycle schools across the country. A circular by the GES, posted on its notice boards at its headquarters in Accra, said, “It is announced for the information of all heads of second cycle schools that no political …

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President Mahama not planning ministerial reshuffle

President John Dramani Mahama has stated that he has not taken any decision to sack or reshuffle any ministers of state. The President said, he had also not received any resignation letter from the Chief of Staff, Mr John Henry Martey Newman, as being speculated by a section of the …

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Gomoa East NDC Chairman faces one month suspension

The Central Regional branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has imposed a one-month suspension on the Gomoa East Constituency Chairman of the party for gross misconduct and indiscipline. Mr Peter Kojo Essel, the chairman was suspended for physically assaulting   Mr Kwesi Acquah, Gomoa East Constituency Secretary of the party …

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Ensure free, transparent polls in December – Health workers

Health Services Workers’ Union (HSWU) of the TUC has called on government to ensure that all stakeholders exhibited maturity, fairness and transparency in the coming December polls. They said government should also ensure that the institutions responsible for educating the general public intensified their education on the election processes in …

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Collective responsibility needed for Ghana’s democratic consolidation – Dr Antwi-Danso

Ghana requires the collective responsibility of politicians, the public, media and civil society to consolidate its democracy. Dr Vladimir Antwi-Danso, Senior Fellow at the Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy at the University of Ghana made the observation at the second edition of the Think Africa forum on the …

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NPP promises to tackle corruption through principled leadership

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Monday indicated that the next government under Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s leadership would tackle corruption through a principled leadership that would focus on protecting the public purse. “Nana Akufo-Addo commits himself to running a government that would give value for money and tackle corruption …

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