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It is an offence to guarantee for more than 10 applicants – EC

The Electoral Commission (EC) on Wednesday said it is an electoral offence for an individual to guarantee for more than 10 applicants for the Voter Registration. A statement copied to the Ghana News Agency, signed by Mrs Sylvia Annoh, the Acting Director of Public Affairs, said any person found culpable …

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NDC announces campaign team for 2020 elections

The leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has unveiled its Campaign Team for the 2020 General Election, with Professor Joshua Alabi as the National Campaign Manager, and Mr Alex Segbefia as his Deputy. A statement issued by Mr Kakra Essamuah, the Communication Director of the NDC, which was copied …

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I will not deny anyone their right to vote – President

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Monday stated that he had no motivation to deny any eligible Ghanaian the inalienable right to register and vote. Thus, all qualified citizens must avail themselves of the voter registration exercise that commences tomorow, Tuesday, June 30, 2020, to ensure that the country gets a …

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Majority Leader advocates bi-partisan approval for EC Commissioners

Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, Majority Leader and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs has repeated the call for Parliament to be involved in the selection of the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioners of the Electoral Commission (EC). According to him, the method would allow the EC chair to be selected through bi-partisan prior approval …

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Court throws out Ashaiman MP’s case against EC

A High Court in Adenta has struck out an application filed by Mr. Ernest Henry Norgbey, Member of Parliament for Ashaiman seeking a declaration that the Electoral Commission (EC) did not have the mandate to compile a new register for the conduct of the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections. The …

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Monetization of democracy dangerous – Ntim Agyarko

Mr Seth Ntim Agyarko, Chairman and Founder of Sankofa Ghana Movement, a pressure group in Kumasi, has expressed concern about the use of money to influence votes in the country. He said the current situation, where people were spending huge sums of money to obtain political power was not only …

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State security to take charge of voters registration exercise

The Ashanti Regional Security Council (REGSEC) is deploying security personnel to all designated centres to enhance the success of the voters registration exercise which commences on Tuesday, June 30. State Security will be in charge of the exercise in the Region, a statement signed by Mr. Simon Osei-Mensah, Chairman of …

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Akufo-Addo’s government spends GH¢20.1b in executing key campaign promises – Bawumia

The Akufo-Addo-led government has spent GH¢20.14 billion in implementing the Free SHS, banking sector clean-up, recruitment of 100,000 NaBCo beneficiaries and restoring teacher/nursing trainee allowances, as at the end of 2019. Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, who announced this on Saturday, during his acceptance address as President Akufo-Addo’s running mate for …

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Supreme Court ruling: NDC disappointed; but urges Ghanaians to go out and register

Former President John Mahama Thursday said the National Democratic Congress Party is “deeply disappointed and disagrees with the Supreme Court’s ruling that excludes the existing voter identification card as an identification requirement for the new Voters registration. The former President said the decision by the Apex Court had “confounded many …

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Minority calls for COVID-19 tests of final year SHS students

The Minority Caucus in Parliament has called on government to begin mass testing of teachers and all final-year Senior High School (SHS) students who report to campus for the coronavirus. Additionally, government must provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) for the teachers and students to co-exist on the various campuses. “Although …

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