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NGO holds workshop for women aspirants

A non-governmental organisation has called for a new constitution that would provide for the nomination, election and appointment of 50 per cent men and 50 per cent women to all nominated, appointed and elected positions to the metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies and the unit committees. Ms Gloria Ofori-Boadu, the …

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President Mills calls for peace in Ivory Coast

President John Evans Atta Mills on Monday urged Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo and his main contender in the November 28 presidential run-off election, Mr Alassane Ouattara, to allow the rule of law to prevail for peace in the interest of their peoples. “We are all interested in what is happening …

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EC urges media to show interest in District Level Election

Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, Chairman of the Electoral Commission, has urged the media to show interest in the impending District Level Election as was done during the Presidential and Parliamentary election. Dr Afari-Gyan made the call at a workshop in Ho to map out strategies for public education on the new …

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NDC Youth Organizer appeals for restraint

Mr Mohammed Seidu, alias Maha, Brong Ahafo Regional Youth Organizer of the National Democratic Congress, has appealed to the youth in the party to exercise restraint and refrain from acts that would impugn the integrity and image of the party. Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, the …

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Building and sustaining democracy is costly business – Kosi Kedem

Mr Kosi Kedem, President of the Forum for Former Members of Parliament (FFMP), at the weekend said, democracy and good governance were political processes, which must be achieved in stages and with time. He said building and sustaining democracy was a costly business to undertake but was pleased that the …

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PNC accuses CPP of frustrating Nkrumaist unity talk

The Peoples National Convention (PNC) on Friday expressed reservation about the attitude of some leaders of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) saying this was what frustrated previous unity talks among the Nkrumahist political parties. The PNC in a statement signed by Mr Bernard Mornah, the General Secretary of the PNC …

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Local political aspirants asked to refrain from using “Akpeteshie” for votes

Mr Amos Ayuure, the Executive Director of the Navrongo Youth Agenda for Development, has appealed to District Assembly aspirants to refrain from the use of locally brewed gin “Akpeteshie” and other alcoholic beverages when campaigning. He told the GNA in an interview that drunkenness was becoming a problem in the …

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Post-elections intervention project launched

The authorities of Penplusbytes, (International Institute of ICT Journalism) in partnership with coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSO), has launched the Ghana Post Elections Intervention Project to hold elected officials accountable to their campaign promises. The project is to overcome the challenges and problems affecting citizens and the media’s ability …

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Re-demarcation exercise delays assembly elections – Yiele Chiereh

Mr Joseph Yieleh Chireh, Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, said the application for a Legislative Instrument (LI) to back the re-demarcation of electoral areas across the country was what delayed the district assembly elections. Mr Chireh who was answering an urgent question in Parliament on Wednesday in Accra …

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Does the NDC government really care for a better Ghana? – Dr Akoto

Dr Osei Akoto, New Patriotic Party (NPP), and Member for Old Tafo, on Wednesday questioned the government commitment to its better Ghana Agenda as he began the debate on the budget statement. He said the government’s fiscal programme in 2010 was worse than reported adding, a cash deficit was over …

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