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Ghana says foreign policy remains unchanged

President John Dramani Mahama has assured the international community that there will be no change in Ghana’s foreign policy following the death of Professor John Evans Atta Mills. He said the government remained committed to all bilateral agreements and treaties, saying that all foreign policies would be respected. President Mahama …

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Ghana President Mahama to name VP today

Barring any last minute hitch, President John Dramani Mahama will send communication on his choice of Vice President to the Speaker of Parliament today. So far officials at the Presidency are tight lipped on who is likely to be the choice of the President. However, addressing members of the diplomatic …

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Don’t be deceived by politicians – NYA tells youth

Mr Bright Asare, Greater Accra Regional Coordinator of the National Youth Authority (NYA), has cautioned the youth not to be deceived by politicians’ propaganda who wanted to use them for unhealthy political activities. He said the use of the youth for violence activities threatened the country’s democracy and appealed to …

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December 2012 polls will be most peaceful – President Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama on Monday said the government would ensure one of the most peaceful elections that Ghana had ever witnessed come December this year. He stressed that the electoral process would be transparent, free and fair such that the outcome would be acceptable to all Ghanaians. President Mahama …

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NDC wants lobbyists for Vice Presidential slot to stop

The leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have expressed disquiet at the intense public “lobbying and canvassing” heralding President John Mahama’s selection of a Vice President as dictated by the Constitution. It has requested all lobbyists to desist from the act immediately. “This conduct is in dissonance with the …

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Ghanaian MP jailed two years over dual citizenship

An Accra Fast Track High Court on Friday sentenced Adamu Daramani Sakande, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bawku Central, who was being held over his dual citizenship to two years imprisonment. His conviction was after the court presided over by Mr Justice Charles Quist had found him guilty and …

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EC says parliamentary by-elections in Wulensi, Kwabre West called off

The Electoral Commission (EC) has called off the parliamentary by-elections, which were to take place in the Wulensi constituency in the Northern Region, and Kwabre West Constituency in  the Ashanti Region. This was contained in a statement signed by Mr K.Sarfo Kantanka, Deputy Chairman of EC in charge of operations, …

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Parliament extends sitting to August 16

Parliament has extended its calendar in order to enable it to discharge its constitutional obligations. The House would thus rise on Thursday, August 16, 2012, Majority Leader and Chairman of the Business Committee of Parliament, Cletus Apul Avoka informed the House on Friday when presenting the Business Statement for the …

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President Mahama commends Parliament for smooth transition

President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday commended Parliament for the quick and smooth transition of power after the death of President John Evans Atta Mills last Tuesday. “I want to particularly commend the Speaker for providing me with the calming effects to go for the swearing-in as I initially found …

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NDC NEC proposes special congress to endorse Mahama as flag bearer

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has proposed a special delegates’ congress to endorse President John Dramani Mahama, the leader of the party, as the flag bearer to contest the December 2012 presidential election. This is in accordance with due process required under the party’s …

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