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Electoral Commission to display register in August

The Electoral Commission (EC) has decided to display the provisional biometric voters register for the 2012 election in August this year, a senior EC official has said. This is to afford prospective voters the opportunity to check the personal details which they provided during the 40-day registration exercise. The Director …

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Youth asked to avoid doing dirty work for politicians

Right Reverend Francis Amenu, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian (E.P) Church, on Saturday urged young people to shy away from doing “dirty work” for politicians in the forthcoming elections. He asked them to instead, be discerning and support only politicians, who would present positive plans and …

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Political parties asked to abide by code of conduct

The Greater Accra Regional Inter-Party Dialogue Committee, has called on all political parties to abide by the code of conduct for political parties, to ensure free, fair and non-violent election in December. This was disclosed to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Accra at the weekend, by Mr Prosper Largble, …

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CPP government will build a welfare state – Prof. Delle

Professor Edmond Nminyem Delle, Chairman of the Disciplinary committee of the Convention Peoples’ Party (CPP), has appealed to Ghanaians to vote the party into power to enable it to build a welfare state in which Ghanaians irrespective of tribe, religion or social status would co-exist peacefully. “We shall aim at …

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CPP students congratulate Dr Abu Sakara

Members of Tertiary Students Charter of the Convention People’s Party (TESCHART – CPP), at Kumasi Polytechnic on Thursday congratulated Dr Abu Sakara Foster for “offering himself as an instrument to lead the CPP in Election 2012.” In a statement issued by Mr Jacob Djagbletey, President, and copied to Ghana News …

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Group calls for ‘urgent’ passage of Freedom of Information Bill

The Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) on Thursday appealed to all political parties to support the Coalition on Right to Information’s call for the urgent passage of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill. The call was made in a statement issued in Accra and copied to the Ghana News Agency …

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Election watcher releases report on Ghana’s biometric voter registration exercise

The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) on Thursday released a provisional observation report on the maiden biometric voter registration exercise and commended the Electoral Commission (EC) for a good work done. “Based on the (more than) 6,188 processed observation checklists out of the expected 6,200 submitted by our observers, …

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Parliament resumes after Easter recess

Parliament resumed on Tuesday for commencement of the Second Meeting of Government Business with a call on members to give the leadership the needed cooperation  and improve on attendance to enable the House to complete its business on time. Mrs Justice Joyce Adeline Bamford-Addo, Speaker who made the call, commended …

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Youth still marginal actors in leadership of political parties – Moorad

Mr Mustaq Moorad, Regional Director of Africa Programmes for International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) on Monday observed that demographic structure in West Africa was skewed to favour young people. “But the reality on the ground showed that the youth are marginal actors in the leadership of political …

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Judges urged to be proactive in handling electoral offences

Justice Jones Dotse, Justice of the Supreme Court, has urged Judges and Magistrates to be more proactive in handling cases of registration and electoral offenses. He observed that cases on electoral and registration offences were sensitive, therefore the need to exhibit judicial decorum, fairness, impartial and also make sure pronouncement …

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