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Kufuor’s government is best ever Ghana had – Nana Akufo-Addo

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Presidential Aspirant of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Election 2012, on Monday said that the previous NPP administration of former President John Agyekum Kufuor was the best Government Ghana ever had. He said the previous NPP Government created jobs for the youth of the country …

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Political parties walk for peace in Asante-Mampong

Members and supporters of the various political parties in the Asante-Mampong Constituency have  embarked on a joint peace march to send a message of their readiness to work together to prevent violence in the coming December polls. They carried placards, some of which read “Peace would ensure development” “Election is …

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Give EC free hands to operate – Group

The Ho Christian Women Intercessors Fellowship has appealed to the government to give the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) a “hands-free” room to operate. Government, the Fellowship stressed, should also “make sure that it meets all her commitments and obligations to the EC”. The appeal was contained in a nine-point …

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Senior citizens express worry over deaths during political activities

Senior citizens in the Upper West Region have expressed concern over the deaths and maiming of the youth through motor accidents during visits of political party leaders and other political activities. They said the region had been experiencing untold causalities emanating from careless and reckless riding of motorbikes during such …

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Many children to vote in 2012 election – Report

Action for Sustainable Development (ASUDEV) an NGO has revealed that a number of minors are likely to exercise their franchise during the December polls in three constituencies in the Upper West Region. According to the NGO the minors took advantage of the Biometric Voters’ Registration (BVR) exercise and in the …

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New District Assemblies should be uniquely different – President Mills

President John Evans Atta Mills has said the newly inaugurated District Assemblies “have the opportunity to be different and unique.” President Mills said this in an address read for him by Professor Kofi Awoonor, Chairman of Council of State, at the inauguration of the Ho-West District at Dzolo-kpuita on Thursday. …

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Three pick nomination forms for Wulensi by-election

Two political parties and an independent candidate have so far picked nomination forms to contest the Wulensi by-elections slated for July 31. Officials of the EC in the Northern Region gave the names of the parties as The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) and the Democratic People’s Party (DPP) as the …

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Chiefs of Gomoa condemn calls for DCE removal

The Gomoa Akyempim chiefs have condemned the call made by the Chief Fisherman of Mumford, Nana Kow Kotu to President John Evans Atta Mills to remove the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Gomoa West, Mr Theophilus Aidoo-Mensah from office. The Chief Fisherman was alleged to have urged at a press …

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Absence of specialised electoral courts creating problems – LRC

The Legal Resources Centre (LRC), an NGO on Human Rights, has said the absence of specialised courts dedicated to the resolution of conflicts arising as a result of elections was creating problems in the nation’s adjudication system. “The non-existence of specialised courts tends to delay the peaceful resolution of conflicts …

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Political parties urged to play by rules

Media personnel in the Upper West region have called on political parties to play by the rules  and allow independent governance institutions namely, the Electoral Commission, Security Services and the Judiciary to execute their mandate without any interference. The institutions must also reciprocate by being steadfast, unbiased and act without …

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