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Ghana Parliament approves $3.1m VAT exemptions

Parliament has approved a request to waive Domestic VAT totaling $3.1 million on local purchases and services in the rehabilitation and upgrading of equipment in Technical Universities, Polytechnics and Technical and Vocational Training Centres. The request for the VAT exemption complies with the Concessional Loan Agreement between the Government of …

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Obour promises to increase NPP votes by 10,000 in Asante-Akim South

Mr. Bice Obour Osei-Kuffour, an aspiring parliamentary candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Asante-Akim South is promising to add 10,000 more votes to what the party received in the 2016 elections. The former President of the Musician Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), who is popularly known as “Obour” …

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Supreme Court to deliver judgement in NDC, EC case on June 23

Supreme Court to deliver judgement in NDC, EC case on June 23The Supreme Court (SC) will on June 23, deliver judgement in the suit filed by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) against the Electoral Commission (EC) over the non-use of the existing voters’ Identity Cards as part of the requirement …

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Ellembelle MP calls for fight against hunger in the constituency

Mr Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah,Member of Parliament (MP) for Ellembelle Constituency, has encouraged his constituents to join his campaign against hunger. The idea he said was visualized during the 2016 electioneering campaign with the establishment of the first Food Bank in Ghana in the constituency. He said it was his …

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Savannah CSOs join calls for EC not to compile new register

Coalition of Northern Savannah Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) has added its voice to the calls on the Electoral Commission (EC) to rescind its decision to compile a new Voter’s Register using Ghana Card and passport as primary identifiable documents. It said the EC should hold on with the compilation of …

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NDC assures registering Ghanaians without restrictions should they win

Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu, has given an assurance that an NDC government will make it natural for the Electoral Commission (EC) to register all qualified Ghana citizens and issue them with Voter Id cards. This, he said, would be done within the 100 days of coming into power. According to …

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EC justifies non-use of existing voters ID cards

The Electoral Commission (EC) has provided the legal justification for refusing to accept the existing voters’ identification card as part of identification for the upcoming registration exercise. In a 31-page legal argument filed at the Supreme Court, the EC says it had the sole constitutional responsibility to compile voters register …

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Ghana Parliament adopts motion to disallow birth certificate, Voter ID for 2020 registration

Parliament on Tuesday, by a division of the House, adopted a motion that proscribed the use of Ghanaian Birth Certificate and the current Ghana Voter Id Card as valid documents for the registration of Ghanaian citizens for the 2020 general elections. A belated application by Minority Leader and MP for …

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Don’t resort to curses – Aggrieved NPP members cautioned

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has cautioned members to strive to resort to the laid down conflict-resolution mechanism in addressing misunderstandings within the Party. “Aggrieved members are mandated to always use constitutional means by either writing a petition or filing complaints to the Party’s appropriate quarters for redress,” Mr. Sam …

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Greenstreet to contest for CPP flagbearer

Mr Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, Election 2016 Presidential Candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), has declared his intention to contest the party’s flagbearer with a mission to re-organise and position the party to win Election 2020. He acknowledged the need to overhaul the party, strengthen the structures, with resources to …

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