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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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Parliament bemoans defeat of Members at NPP primaries

The House of Parliament on Tuesday, after taking a day off from Parliament last Friday resumed with a worry on the loss of experienced Members of the House and chairpersons of Committees. Forty-one sitting Members of Parliament (MPs) lost in the primaries, and on the first day of sitting, after …

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Public hearings on Auditor-General’s Report begins Tuesday

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament will from Tuesday, June 23, begin a four-day public hearing on the Auditor-General’s Report on activities of state institutions for the year 2017/2018. A statement issued by the Ghana Audit Service, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, in Accra, said the Committee …

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NPP elects 22 females to contest 2020 parliamentary elections

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has elected 22 females out of the 51 who contested in its parliamentary primaries on Saturday to contest in the 2020 general election. Some political pundits have been advocating the need for political parties to ‘protect’ parliamentary seats being occupied by women in the quest …

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Financiers of defeated NPP parliamentary aspirant retrieve bicycles from delegates

Some 300 bicycles distributed to delegates by one of the parliamentary aspirants in the Assin North Constituency, ahead of the New Patriotic Party primary at Assin Bereku, have been retrieved after the defeat of the aspirant. Mr Eric Amankwa Blay‘s abysmal performance shocked his financiers so much that they had …

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