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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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Creation of new districts will deepen grassroot democracy – President Mills

President John Evans Atta Mills on Friday reiterated that the creation of the newly 46 municipal and district assemblies was to deepen and accelerate the democratic process to bring governance to the doorsteps of the people. He said the newly created districts have unique opportunity to be different in handling …

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Ghana’s 46 newly created districts take off despite protests

The 46 newly created municipal and district assemblies have been simultaneously inaugurated across the country by government officials on behalf of President J. E. A. Mills. The inauguration at some districts was characterised by protests and agitations over the citing of the newly created municipal and district assemblies while some …

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US confident of peaceful elections in Ghana – Teitelbaum

The United States of America’s (USA) Ambassador to Ghana, H.E. Donald Teitelbaum, has expressed his country’s confidence in the peaceful and democratic conduct of Ghana’s December 2012 elections. Ambassador Teitelbaum, whose four-year term as the United States’ representative in Ghana ends this month, was speaking at the USA’s 236th Independence …

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Police orders political party activists to register all motor bikes

The Ashanti Regional Police has commenced a rigorous exercise to clamp down on users of unregistered motor bikes. Political party leaders have thus been ordered to advise their supporters to register all motorbikes used for political activities in the region. Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Augustine Gyenning, Ashanti Regional Police …

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Electoral Commission says it operates an open door policy

The Central Regional Electoral Officer, Mrs Pauline Adobea Dadzawa, has said the Electoral Commission (EC) would continue to maintain its open door policy which enables political parties and other stakeholders to interact freely. She said the open door policy it has adopted makes it very difficult for cheating during elections. …

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President Mills meets NDC Executives

President John Evans Atta Mills on Wednesday visited the party headquarters of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Accra for a meeting with party executives on pertinent party and national issues. The President, looking hale and hearty, arrived at the headquarters at exactly 1100 hours, to a rousing welcome …

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