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Ahafo votes overwhelmingly “Yes” for creation of region

Voters in the Ahafo area have voted overwhelming “Yes” in the referendum on the creation on a new region for them. Out of the 227,663 voters, who came out to vote, 276,673, representing 99.67 per cent, said they were in favour. Declaring the results of the referendum in Kenyase Number …

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EC declares request for creation of Bono East successful

The Electoral Commission (EC) has declared the request for the creation of the  Bono East Region successful, based on the outcome of the referendum held in the area. The declaration was made by Mr James Arthur Yeboah, the Returning Officer. Four hundred and forty-eight thousand, five hundred and forty-five (448,545) …

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Total of 832,383 eligible voters to ballot for Bono East and Ahafo Regions    

A total of 832,383 eligible voters are expected to cast ballots at 1,881 polling stations in the impending referendum that will determine the creation of the Bono East and Ahafo Regions. The constitutionally mandated exercise, to be conducted by the Electoral Commission (EC) is scheduled for Thursday December 27, 2018, …

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EC appeals to voters to exercise their franchise in referendum

The Electoral Commission (EC) has appealed to voters to come out and exercise their franchise in the December 27 referendum on the creation of six new regions. Mr Yussif Alhassan Ayoba, the EC Assistant Head of Communications, said voting would begin on Thursday, December 27, at 0700 hours and end …

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Speaker Oquaye rallies support for National Cathedral project

Speaker of Parliament Rev Prof Aaron Michael Oquaye is rallying support for the construction of the national cathedral for Ghana, explaining that the building would be a focal point for national cohesion. “It will help recognize the role of God in the affairs of the country,” he said. The Speaker …

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Bagbin to apply experience, maturity to lead NDC to victory

Mr Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, MP for Nadowli Kaleo, on Monday registered confidence to win the presidential primaries of the party to lead it to victory in the 2020 general elections. Mr Babgin, 61, who is also the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament and Lawyer by profession is dwelling on …

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Ghana Parliament grudgingly approves its budget allocation

Parliament has approved its budget allocation of GH¢268.267 million year 2019 and this was done grudgingly. The House had submitted an estimated budget of GH¢425.666 million but the figure was slashed. Before taking the vote on the report to approve the allocation, the Speaker, Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye, added his …

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Court places injunction on NDC elections

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) quest to select a leader for the 2020 elections has suffered another setback as an Accra High Court on Tuesday placed an interim injunction on the upcoming election. Already, seven aspirants have filed their nominations at the Party’s headquarters to contest for the flagbearer position …

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Minority wants probe on Ghana’s mission scandal

The Minority in Parliament has called for a full scale enquiry into the saga over the inflated cost of a property to establish a new mission in Oslo, Norway. According to them, there should be an independent national enquiry into the transaction which they claim has brought the image of …

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NDC presidential aspirants begin filling of nomination forms

Mr Alban Sumani Bagbin, Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament and Professor Joshua Alabi, Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), on Monday filed nomination papers to contest for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Presidential primaries. As part of the requirement for contesting, the two presented a GH¢300,000.00 …

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