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Yendi Municipal registers 22,000 voters in ten days

For the first 10 days of the Biometric Voter registration exercise in the Yendi and Mion constituencies, the Electoral Commission has registered 22,000 voters in 35 registration centers in the Yendi Municipality of Northern Region. During the first 10 days of the registration there were some technical problems with the …

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Mampong Municipality records 20,321 voters in first phase of Biometric Registration

Mampong Municipality recorded 20,321 voters during the first phase in the Biometric Registration exercise at 26 centres. T.I. Ahamadiyya Registration Centre at Mampong recorded 1,696 the highest whilst M.A JHS at Nwoase recorded 201, the lowest. Mr Frank Okraku, the Municipal Electoral Officer, in an interview with Ghana news Agency …

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Akyemmansa Inter-Party Dialogue Committee inaugurated

A 19-member Inter-Party Dialogue Committee (IPAC) for the Akyemmansa District was inaugurated at Akyem Ofoase on Wednesday. Reverend Augustine Kwame Kyereh of the Methodist Church-Ghana is the chairman of the committee. The committee is made up of one representative each from the National Democratic Congress, New Patriotic Party, Convention People’s …

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Missing biometric machine cannot be used for registration – EC

The Biometric Voters’ Registration machine, which got missing from the Catholic Basic School ‘A’ at Agona Swedru, cannot be used for any illegal registration. This is because all the equipment has in-built security features that will make it difficult for anybody to use it for illegal registration. Mr. Siriboe Quaicoe, …

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Stakeholders discuss electoral dispute resolution

Participants at a meeting on electoral disputes on Tuesday debated whether the Supreme Court should be made an election court, and thus broaden the electoral dispute resolution processes in Ghana or vice versa. The participants, who were of diverse views, included civil society actors, journalists, legal practitioners and officials from …

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Ghana Arms Commission worried over recent gun violence as 2012 elections near

The National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons is expressing grave concern over recent incidents of gun violence reported in the media especially as Ghana goes to the polls in December this year. Ghana will hold both presidential and parliamentary elections December 7, 2012. In a statement copied to …

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New Juaben registers over 36,000 voters in first phase

The New Juaben Municipality recorded over 36,000 registrations during the first phase of the biometric registration exercise which ended on Monday. Ms Lydia Agyiri, Municipal Electoral Officer, disclosed this to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview in Koforidua, on Tuesday. She said the ten -day exercise was successful …

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Two registration officers remanded over missing lap top

The Agona Swedru Circuit Court on Monday remanded two registration officers into police custody over the disappearance of a laptop computer being used in the on-going Biometric voter registration exercise at Agona Swedru. Theophilous Zota, headteacher of the Roman Catholic Junior High School (JHS) and Registration Officer, and Richard Enyan, …

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Voter registration applicants refuse to be frightened by thugs

Applicants continue to show up at two biometric voter registration centres at Kaase in the Asokwa Constituency in clear defiance of armed thugs who twice within the past nine days launched violent attacks on the centres. As at 0920 hours on Monday, 12 people had been registered and given their …

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Policeman narrates alleged maltreatment of late Mobilla

Detective Lance Corporal Mathias Avernori of the Ghana Police Service on Monday narrated his observation of alleged maltreatment meted out to the late Alhaji Issa Mobilla when he was sent to Kamina Military Barracks for safe keeping. Alhaji Molbilla was the former Northern Regional Chairman of Convention People’s Party (CPP). …

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