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Biometric Registration: 6.5 million voters registered

Sixteen days into the 40-day biometric voters registration exercise, the Electoral Commission (EC) has registered 6.5 million voters. According to a source at the EC, the number of applicants registered so far was 35 per cent ahead of target, since the EC had only expected to register about 4.8 million …

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Ofosu Ampofo calls for emergency IPAC meeting on biometric registration

Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, Minister for Local Government and Rural Development on Monday called on the Electoral Commission to convene an Inter-Party Advisory Committee meeting to iron out issues that have surfaced in the on-going biometric registration. He has also directed all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies, throughout the country, to …

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Politics should not be money making venture – Anglican Bishop

The Bishop of the Koforidua Diocese of the Anglican Church, Right Reverend Francis Benjamin Quashie, has called on Ghanaians to see politics as means of rendering service to the nation and not as a money making venture. He said the current perception about politics has pushed young graduates, whose energies …

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Bright Akwetey starts Presidential campaign at Nkroful

Mr. Bright Akwetey, a Convention People’s Party (CPP) presidential aspirant, on Saturday began his campaign of capturing the party’s presidential slot at Nkroful, the hometown of  Dr Kwame Nkrumah, the party’s founder. He visited the family home of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, to formally introduce himself to the elders and …

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CPP says Election 2012 is a period for ‘electoral’ paradigm shift

The rejuvenated Convention People’s Party (CPP) on Friday described Election 2012 ‘as the period for electoral paradigm shift to redeem the country from antagonistic, egocentric politicians.’ Mr Bright Akwetey, a CPP flagbearer aspirant, told the Ghana News Agency in an interview that: “The moment of truth is here for Ghanaians …

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Dr Nduom calls for calm ahead of election

Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom, flagbearer of the Progressive People’s Party, wishing Ghanaians a Happy Easter, called on all not to betray the country by engaging in violent and insulting behaviors ahead of the impending elections. He said: “Politics can be a means to a very positive end and as such …

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Community calls for extra registration days to cover lost ground

Prospective voters at Sing in the Sing Electoral Area of the Wa Municipality have appealed to the Electoral Commission (EC) to extend the period of registration in the community to cover time lost as a result of the inability of the registration officers to report for work. Speaking to the …

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EC urged to ensure peaceful general elections

Apostle Dr Michael Nimo, Central Regional Territorial Apostle, Christ Apostolic Church International (CACI), on Friday called on the Electoral Commission (EC) to use all available resources to ensure an authentic voter register for peaceful elections in December. He said Ghana was blessed to be in the league of democratic states …

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Two Registration Officers granted bail over missing laptop computer

The Agona Swedru Circuit Court on Thursday granted bail to two Registration officers who appeared in court over a missing laptop computer and Webcam machine being used for the biometric Voter Registration exercise at the Roman Catholic Junior School registration Centre in Agona Swedru. Theophilous Addo- Zota, head teacher of …

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President Mills undertakes biometric voters’ registration

President John Evans Atta Mills, on Thursday underwent the voters’ registration exercise to empower him to exercise his franchise, and vote in Ghana’s 2012 presidential and parliamentary elections. He was registered at the Regimanuel Gray Estates off the Spintex Road within the Ledzokuku Constituency, in the Greater Accra Region. The …

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