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Pastor Mensa Otabil chairs IEA’s 2012 Presidential Debates Committee

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) Presidential Debates Committee for Ghana’s 2012 Presidential Election, was inaugurated in Accra on Wednesday. It forms part of the IEA’s efforts to promote issue based and violence free elections. Brigadier General Francis Agyemfra (Rtd), Visiting Senior Fellow, IEA, inaugurating the committee said, despite the …

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President Mills sacks Agona West MCE

President John Evans Atta Mills has nominated Mr Samuel Oppong as Agona West Municipal Chief Executive to replace Mr E.K. Tetteh, whose appointment has been revoked with immediate effect. A statement signed in Accra on Wednesday by Mr Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah, Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, said the …

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Ghana Police poised to undertake duties profesionally during election 2012 – IGP

Mr Paul Tawiah Quaye, Inspector General of Police, on Wednesday assured stakeholders, especially the political parties, electorate and the public that the Ghana Police Service is poised to undertake its duties professionally during Election 2012. He therefore warned that the service would deal decisively with any person or group of …

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Registration officer drowns, materials missing

Mr Gideon Kwarteng Yeboah, a 24-year-old National Serviceman, teaching at Kwabre near Elubo in the Jomoro District, engaged in the Biometric Registration Exercise in the Mepeasem Area has drowned in the Tano River. The Jomoro District Police Commander, Superintendent of Police John Fugerson Dzineku, told the GNA that the incident …

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Potential for outbreak of political violence is real – Former BNI Boss

Mr Kofi Quantson, former Head of Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) on Tuesday observed that the potential for an outbreak of electoral violence is real. “Our present state of national cohesion is not at all enviable, considering the extent to which the country is polarised and divided over political leanings.” …

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Ghanaians can consolidate democracy through civic education – Prof. Gyimah

The Executive Director of the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), Professor Gyimah-Boadi, has noted that Ghana could fully consolidate the gains of democracy, through intensive civic education. He observed that although the country had made significant progress in its democratic dispensation after the promulgation of the 1992 Constitution, majority …

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Man with 15 biometric voter identity cards fined GH¢6,000

Emmanuel Archibald Laryea, the 47-year-old labourer arrested with 15 biometric voter identity cards, was on Tuesday sentenced to a fine of GH¢6,000 or in default would serve a two-year-jail term for engaging in multiple registrations. In addition, the Accra District Magistrate’s Court sentenced Laryea to GH¢600 fine or in default …

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December 7 polls equipment would be different from registration equipment – Dr Afari-Gyan

Equipment being used in the ongoing registration will not be the same to be used in the December 7 polls, the Chairman of The Electoral Commission, Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan has revealed. Dr. Afari-Gyan made this revelation in an interview on Peace FM monitored by ghanabusinessnews.com. He has however described the …

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President Mills will win again – John Mahama

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has predicted that President John Evans Attah Mills would win the 2012 election. He said the President had done a lot of good work in his first four years and that he was confident the electorate would return him to power. Vice President Mahama said …

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Biometric registration successful despite hitches – Dr. Afari-Gyan

The ongoing biometric registration exercise is very successful despite the technical hitches that have been encountered during the process in some parts of the country, the Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan has said. Speaking in an interview on Peace FM and monitored by ghanabusinessnews.com,  Dr. Afari-Gyan described …

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