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Electoral Commission to engage political party agents during biometric registration

The Electoral Commission (EC) says it will engage political party agents at all the registration centers in the country when the biometric voters’ registration exercise commences on March 24. The agents will assist the Commission to ensure that foreigners as well as minors are not registered, Mr. George Gyabaah, the …

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Biometric registration would be free and fair – EC Official

Ms Lydia Agyiri, New Juaben Municipal Director of the Electoral Commission (EC), has assured the political parties that the upcoming biometric voters registration exercise would be free and fair. She said the EC had prepared adequately to conduct the first ever biometric registration exercise for the 2012 general election. Ms …

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President Atta Mills lacks vision, direction – Akufo-Addo

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has stated that President Atta Mills lacks vision and direction and has thus opened the country’s vaults for corrupt people to loot, citing the Alfred Woyome case as an example. He pledged that when given the power to …

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Prof Ahwoi kicks against government’s interference with Common Fund

Professor Kwamena Ahwoi, a former Local Government Minister, has said the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) has “become less and less effective as a decentralized transfer mechanism to shore up the revenues of the metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs) because of central government and its institutions’ gross interference in …

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CPP ends eight-year leadership stalemate in Volta Region

The Convention Peoples’ Party (CPP) has resolved its eight year-old leadership stalemate in the Volta Region with the election and inauguration of new regional executive committee at its Regional Congress in Ho on Saturday. “Stand firm and strong”, Ms Yaba Samia Nkrumah, Chairperson of the Party told the new team …

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Ofosu Ampofo is afraid of NPP in Fanteakwa – Akufo Addo

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) said Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, Minister for Local Government and Rural Development was afraid to contest the NPP in Fanteakwa, hence his decision to contest the Tema West seat. He has therefore appealed to the NPP …

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Dormaa Municipal begins education on biometric voter registration

Dormaa Municipal Office of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has commenced an outreach campaign to sensitize people on the biometric voter registration exercise. Designed to cover all 10 urban and area councils in the Municipality, the exercise already held in places such as Asunsu No. 1, Babianeha, Nsuhia …

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PPP will cause major political upset in Ghana’s history – Dr Nduom

The Progressive People’s Party (PPP), on Saturday said it was poised to cause a major upset in Ghana’s political history, as the political movement geared itself to win the Election 2012, though the major political parties have more following. According to the PPP, most Ghanaians, irrespective of their political ideologues …

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Media practitioner urges increase in Common Fund for rapid development

Mr Edwin Arthur, Dean of the Parliamentary Press Corps, has urged the government to increase the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) from the current 7.5 % to 10 % in order to increase the rate of development in the rural areas. According to him, the DACF has become the fulcrum …

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Electoral Commission may not supervise PPP’s National Convention

The Electoral Commission (EC) on Friday said it will not supervise the National Convention of the Progressive Peoples Party (PPP) slated for Saturday February 25th due to a breach of the Political Parties Law. An official of the EC who preferred to remain anonymous, told the Ghana News Agency in …

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