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Electoral Commission to increase electoral areas

Electoral areas would increase from about 5,000 to about 6,000 when the proposed Legislative Instrument on the creation of new electoral areas is passed into law by Parliament. Mr. George Kuntu Blankson, Vice Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Local Government and Rural Development, Subsidiary Legislation and Constitutional, Legal and …

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Chiefs should not be appointed to assemblies – Yieley Chireh

The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Joseph Yieley Chireh, has rejected calls by some individuals in the country that chiefs should be appointed to the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), as assembly members. Mr Chireh said, there would be difficulties in nominating chiefs to the assembly, …

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Asante-Mampong municipality gets six additional electoral areas

The Electoral Commission (EC) has increased electoral areas in the Asante-Mampong Municipality from 27 to 33. Bosofour, Bosomkyekye, Adidwan Sataso, Zongo East, Daaho and Aboantem are the new ones created. Mr Francis Addai-Nimoh, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Asante-Mampong, was addressing the last ordinary meeting of the Municipal Assembly, …

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EC proposes 113 additional electoral areas in Greater Accra

The Electoral Commission (EC) has proposed an increment of electoral areas in the Greater Accra region, from 236 to 349, for the December 28 District Level Election (DLE). In a Bill laid before Parliament for amendment to the District Assembly Elections (DAE) Act, 1994 (ACT 473), obtained by the Ghana …

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Local government system to be made more functional – Afari-Gyan

Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC), has said the review of statutes governing local governance was to make the local government system more functional. The EC has increased the number of electoral areas and drastically cut those of the Unit Committees from the 225,000 to 30,000. Dr …

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Ghanaians asked to vote for a leader and not a manager

Mr. Okatakyie Amankwa Afrifa, Western Regional Assistant Secretary of the New Patriotc Party (NPP), has called on Ghanaians to vote for a leader during the 2012 general elections and not a manager. He said Ghana needs a dynamic leader and not a business manager to transform the nation by mobilising …

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Review of district level elections is to make governance functional – Afari-Gyan

Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC), on Monday stressed that the review of statutes governing local government elections were aimed at making governance at the grassroots more functional. He said the review would see numbers of electoral areas being raised from 5,000 to about 6,000. Dr Afari-Gyan …

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NDC advised to shelve destructive tendencies

The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), has pleaded with members of the party to avoid acts that are likely to create image problems and erode public confidence in the body. Mr Yaw Owusu Obimpeh asked the NDC to stick to laid down internal procedures to …

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NDC old guards worried about creeping ethnic politics in Ghana

The Old Guards Association of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expressed grave concern about the creeping in of ethnic sentiments in the Ghanaian politics. They described attempts by members of the opposition to whip up ethnic sentiments on any issue as unfortunate and a recipe for chaos in the …

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Kofi Annan deplores negative politics in Africa

A negative aspect of African politics, referred to locally as the “pull-him-down” (PHD) syndrome, has attracted harsh comments from a former UN Secretary-General, Busumuru Kofi Annan. Speaking in Kumasi, Mr Annan deplored the way and manner in which African governments took delight in undoing the work of their predecessors for …

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