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CPP supports Affirmative Action Bill

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) on Thursday threw its weight behind the Affirmative Action Bill which seeks to increase the representation of women in politics and all areas of decision-making. In a statement signed by Ms Samia Yaba Nkrumah, Chairperson and Leader, of the CPP, to mark International Women’s Day, …

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Boycotting elections over infrastructure is wrong – NCCE

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) on Thursday advised the constituents not to use government’s inability to provide infrastructure in their areas to boycott elections. Mr Kusi Aburrah, Western Regional Director of the NCCE offered the advice and described such threats by some constituents as unconstitutional saying it is …

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Let’s be vigilant during voters registration – Minister

Dr Joseph Oteng-Adjei, the Energy Minister, has called for more vigilance to prevent unqualified people from participating in the Biometric Voters’ Registration Exercise. He said it was important for every Ghanaian to accept to share in the responsibility of helping the Electoral Commission to come out with a clean and …

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Pass political transition bill – Catholic Bishops

The Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference has called on Parliament to pass the Political Transition Bill into law before the December, 2012 general election. The Council has also demanded that the passage of the bill be followed up with the establishment of necessary institutional frameworks for its implementation in the January, …

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Parliament is suffering credibility crisis – Kan Dapaah

The manner, in which the parliament of Ghana has carried out its oversight role, has come under sharp criticism from the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, Mr. Albert Kan Dapaah, regretting how the majority, over time, had endorsed in an omnibus manner whatever was presented by the executive. “While …

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Mixed reaction greets Volta Regional Minister’s replacement

Residents of the Ho Municipality posted mixed reactions to the announcement of the replacement of Mr Joseph Amenowode as Volta Regional Minister. There was tooting of horns as news of Mr Amenowode’s replacement by Mr Henry Ford Kamel, deputy Minister of Lands and Forestry, made the rounds on Tuesday March …

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Dr Afari-Gyan assures Ghanaians of credible voters’ register

Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC) on Wednesday assured Ghanaians that they had put in place adequate checks and balances to prevent double registration during the upcoming biometric registration exercise. He assured that the biometric verification would be conducted on the election day, on December 7, but …

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Democracy must not be limited to elections – DCE

The District Chief Executive for Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam, Mr Peter Light Koomson, has appealed to Ghanaians not to see democracy as an event confined to elections alone but must be seen as an active process which enables each and everyone to participate in decision making at all levels of government. Mr Koomson …

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Mills makes new ministerial changes, appointments

The President, Prof. John Evans Atta Mills has today March 6, 2012 made new ministerial changes and appointments, a presidential statement issued today says. The statement signed by J.K Bebaako-Mensah, Secretary to the President, says “Hon. Joseph Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo, Member of Parliament for Kpone-Katamanso replaces Hon. Nii Armah Ashietey …

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Offinso Assembly members demand MCE’s removal

A group of assembly members of the Offinso Municipal Assembly have called for the removal of the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Baffour Amankwaah Kesse, accusing him of non-performance. They insist he had failed to live up to expectation and should not be allowed to mess up the development of …

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