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CPP tags Election 2012 stage for electoral paradigm shift

The Convention Peoples’ Party (CPP) on Monday tagged Election 2012 as stage for electoral paradigm shift to end the emerging eight-year rule of governments under the forth republic which systematically is breeding complacency among the two leading parties. “Election 2012 offers Ghanaians and the electorate an opportunity to take a …

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Agona West gets new MCE

Mrs Ama Benyiwa Doe, the Central Regional Minister, has sworn into office Mr Samuel Oppong, the new Chief Executive of the Agona West Municipal. Mrs Benyiwa Doe administered the oath of office and secrecy to Mr Oppong at a ceremony witnessed by dignitaries including Nana Kobina Botwe II, Swedruhene and …

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Ghana needs youthful President – PNC

The Eastern Regional Youth Organizer of the People’s National Convention, (PNC) Nana Oboadie Opambour Boateng-Bonsu, has advised the youth to vote for a youthful President to effect the needed changes towards national development. He, therefore, urged the youth who form majority of the electorate to vote for Mr Hassan Ayariga, …

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Creation of new districts must not generate disunity – Minister

The Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Mr. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, has appealed to communities in the newly created districts not to let the location of their capitals and related issues undermine the importance of the districts. He said the creation of the districts was essential to bring development …

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Group wants more work done to meet MDG on fair representation of women in governance

Mr Frank Bodza, Programme Officer for Governance at WILDAF, has called for the need to show more commitment in helping to meet the Millennium Development Goals on fair representation of women in politics. Mr Frank Bodza, Programme Officer for Governance at WILDAF, said the constitutional proposition of greater involvement of …

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Be meticulous in selecting polling agents – Afari-Gyan

Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, Chairman of the Electoral Commission, has advised political parties and candidates to appoint credible and knowledgeable polling agents to represent them at polling stations. He was speaking at a capacity building workshop for Executives of Political Parties in the Volta Region in Ho, under the theme, “The …

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Organized labour calls for free and fair December polls

The Ghana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) has appealed to all stakeholders in the 2012 general elections to ensure free, fair and transparent polls whose outcome would be accepted by the contesting political parties. Mr Kofi Asamoah, the Secretary General, said organized labour would resist attempts by any group of people …

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Parliament approves two deputy Ministers

Parliament on Friday approved two Presidential nominees for Deputy Ministerial appointments. They are Mr Anthony Gyambiby, Deputy Attorney General and Deputy Minister-designate for Justice, and Mr Kwadwo Owusu-Agyeman, Deputy Minister-designate for Lands and Natural Resources. Mr Edward Doe Adjaho, First Deputy Speaker put the question for a voice vote and …

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EC will demystify “Strong Room” – Afari Djan

The Electoral Commission (EC) is taking steps to demystify its “Operations Room” also known as the “Strong Room”, Dr. Kwadwo Afari Djan, Chairman of the Commission said on Friday. This, he said, was to correct wrong impressions about activities done in the room and deepen the understanding and strength of …

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Constitution empowers EC to create new electoral areas – Director

The Electoral Commission (EC) on Thursday emphasized that the 1992 constitution empowers it to demarcate and create new electoral areas whenever the need arises. The Commission also asked Ghanaians to allow it to perform its constitutional mandate without interferences in the supreme interest of the nation. Mr. Samuel Boadu, Deputy …

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