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Charismatic churches launch peace initiative for 2012 election

National Association of Charismatic and Christian Churches (NACCC) has launched a peace initiative to encourage all Christians to play an active role in helping to ensure a peaceful election. The initiative dubbed “Peace Run” would commence on May 1 with a walk through the principal streets of Accra starting from …

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Not all prisoners would be allowed to register – Electoral Officer

The Afigya-Kwabre District Electoral Officer, Mr Joshua Ofori-Prempeh, says not all prisoners would be allowed to take part in the upcoming biometric voter registration exercise. Those serving jail-terms for electoral offences would be unqualified to register. He was responding to questions at a forum on the registration organised at Kodie …

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Electoral Commission uncertain about proxy, transfer voting

Alhaji Amadu Sule, Director of Research, Monitoring and Evaluation at the Electoral Commission (EC), has said the EC had not yet taken a decision on voting by proxy or transfer of voting. He said the new voters’ registration system had not made any provision for such voting systems. Alhaji Sule …

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Ghana’s Presidential Transition Act, hallmark of cross-party efforts – IEA

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) on Tuesday described the Presidential Transition Act as a hallmark of cross-party effort, which establishes strong evidence of political leadership’s capability to rise above partisanship to deepen democratic governance. The IEA therefore commended Parliament for the non-partisan approach in passing the bill, and said …

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Credible voter registration can be created through vigilance – EC Official

Mrs Pauline Adobea Dadzawa, a commissioner of the Electoral Commission (EC), has stated that the commission would be able to get a credible voter register if all stakeholders are vigilant during the biometric registration exercise. She said the EC alone could not produce a reliable voter register if practices like …

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Ghanaian electorate advised to vote for development-orientated people

The Omanhen of Anomabu Traditional Area, Kantamanto Amoono XI has advised the electorate to see the December general elections as a developmental issue and vote for development orientated people and not those who make loud noises. “We need developments, people who can improve our condition of living and not people …

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Anglican Bishop slams vote-buying politicians

Right Reverend Mathias Medadues Badohu, Bishop of Anglican Church, Ho, on Sunday condemned politicians, who seek to influence voters with gifts of cash and other things. He said “these supposed representatives of the people want to be seen as receptacles of power in between elections and then come baiting people …

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Three NPP supporters killed in accident

Three supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) at Akyem Asuboa in the Birim Central Municipality were killed on the spot and many others sustained various degrees of injury when a mini bus ran into them. Yaa Kwakyewa 33, a mother of six children, Maa Attah, an 18-year old girl …

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Brong-Ahafo Regional Inter-Party Dialogue Committee inaugurated

A 20-member Brong-Ahafo Regional Inter-Party Dialogue Committee was on Wednesday inaugurated in Sunyani with a call on followers of political parties to comply with electoral laws to ensure peaceful elections. The committee is made up of representatives of political parties, Electoral Commission, Ghana Journalists Association, the Police, Bureau of National …

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Rawlings “concerned” over name usage for NDC-related events

Former President Jerry John Rawlings on Thursday expressed concern about the use of his name to publicize events, particularly those related to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) that he has not been invited or confirmed to attend. A statement issued from the Office of  the Former President said it had …

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