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Asantehene gets biometric voter ID card

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, was on Friday issued with voter identification (ID) card after going through the biometric voters’ registration. He registered at the Manhyia Palace centre together with his wife, Julia, and was accompanied by the Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive, Mr Samuel Sarpong and some Paramount Chiefs. …

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Thugs attack registration centre at Kaase

Thugs had attacked a biometric voters’ registration centre at Kaase in the Asokwa Constituency in Ashanti, temporarily holding up the exercise. The gang allegedly arrived at the centre in a pick-up and on motorbikes and pulled guns and drew machetes. They  beat up and inflicted deep machete wounds on the …

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Wa West Assembly Members confirm District Chief Executive

Members of the Wa West District Assembly on Thursday confirmed President John Atta Mills’  nominee, Mr Dasaana N.S. Adamu as the District Chief Executive. The 34 year old teacher polled 29 votes, which was more than the two-thirds majority needed to be confirmed out of the 39 member house. Mr …

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Nana Akufo-Addo picks Dr Bawumia as NPP running mate for Election 2012

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Flag bearer of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Thursday retained Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Ghana, as his running mate for Election 2012. Speaking to newsmen in Accra, after the party’s national executive Committee meeting, Mr Jake …

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Electoral Commission to publish double-registered names

The Electoral Commission (EC) will soon come out with a list of the first batch of people who are suspected to have engaged in multiple registration in the ongoing biometric voters registration exercise. The Chairman of the EC, Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, who made this known, stated that the commission would …

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Two registration officials fired

Two registration officers at Fawohoyeden in Asunafo North Municipality have been dismissed following an allegation by Mr. Mohammed Kwaku Doku, Municipal Chief Executive, that they are supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). The officials are Nana Adu, Registration Coordinator, and one ‘Teacher’ Johnson, a registration officer. Speaking to the …

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NDC deserves another term – DCE

Mr Jato Moayi Jasper, Kpandai District Chief Executive (DCE) has observed that the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) deserves a second term in office, since it has delivered beyond its promises in the 2008 Party Manifesto. He said the people of Ghana could bear witness to the massive infrastructure provided …

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Brong Ahafo Police to ensure peace at registration centres after NDC, NPP clash

The Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Command,  has formed special police patrol teams to ensure law and order during the on-going biometric voters’ registration  in the region. This followed alleged clash between supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) at a registration center at Kukuom in …

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Insufficient education slowing down voter registration exercise

A registration officer has partially attributed the congestion at the various biometric voter registration centres to insufficient education by the Electoral Commission (EC) and the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) on the process. Ms Adelaide Opei-Kumi, Registration Officer at the Amanfrom Metropolitan Assembly Primary School Polling Centre, said the …

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Rawlings: Ghana needs real, true awakening

Former President Jerry John Rawlings, said Ghana needs a “real and true awakening.” A statement released by the Office of the former President, copied to the Ghana News Agency on Monday in Accra, said: “The Government is fast speeding the country into an abyss and as Easter draws near, let …

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