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Korle Dudor Assembly aspirant pledges to protect lagoon

An aspiring Assembly Member for Korle Dudor in Accra, Mr Bright Dzila, has pledged to lead efforts to protect the Korle Lagoon from further environmental degradation. He was speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Accra on Sunday at a gala football match he organized for seven football teams …

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NDC urged to consolidate its front to secure victory in 2012

Mr Ford Kamel, the Deputy Minister of Lands and Forestry, has reminded the National Democratic Congress (NDC) of its slim victory in the 2008 election and said the party should consolidate its front to be able to win the 2012 election. He said the party must resolve its petty differences …

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PNC Committed Group to revitalise party for Election 2012

The Committed Group of the Peoples National Convention (PNC) a political pressure group at the weekend announced plans to revitalise the party for Election 2012. The group who described themselves as committed and dedicated Nkrumaists, said the PNC, which was an offshoot of the defunct Peoples National Party was the …

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KAS advocates for election fund

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is advocating for an  elections fund to service budgetary needs as well as promote the independence of the Electoral Commission in carrying out its electoral mandate. The Senior Programme Manager of KAS, Mr. Isaac Owusu-Mensah, said the funds, would enable the Electoral Commission to plan and execute …

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MP alleges dubious credentials at Information Ministry

Mr Joe Baidoe-Ansah, New Patriotic Party Member for Effia Kwesimintim, on Friday accused the Government for using people of questionable credentials to misuse State money. He was contributing to debates to approve budget allocation for the Information Ministry for the 2011 financial year. Mr Baidoe-Ansah alleged that the Ministry used …

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2,658 candidates to contest Assembly elections in Upper East

Two thousand, six hundred and fifty eight candidates are to contest the forthcoming District Assembly and Unit Committee elections in the Upper East Region. Two thousand, seven hundred and sixty-four are contesting at the unit committee level while 894 are vying for seats at the Assembly level. At the District …

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Baba Jamal calls for election of local authority Chief Executives

Mr Mohammed Baba Jamal, the Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, has called for the election of Metropolitan Municipal and District Chief Executive (MMCDE) in order to be more accountable to the people. He appealed to the Constitutional Review Commission to amend the constitutional provision which allows the President to nominate the …

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Most Majority MPs absent from Parliament

Papa Owusu Ankomah, Member of Parliament (MP)for Sekondi, on Monday urged Members on the Majority side in Parliament to take the business of the House serious and stop the foot-dragging attitude because it undermines governance. The House was to approve the 2011 budgetary allocation for the Ministry of Local Government …

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MPs need good facts to make good laws – Kyei Mensah Bonsu

Mr Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, Minority Leader in Parliament has said that if members were equipped with accurate facts on bills and draft policies before the House, it would certainly inure to the benefit of the citizenry. He said this was because the legislature if furnished with true facts would …

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Members of Parliament cautioned on laxity of duty

Mr Doe Adjaho, First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, on Monday warned that if Parliament would rise December 21, 2010, then members must refrain from the laxity in the approach of work in the House. He was adjourning the House reluctantly before the 1400 hours mandatory closing time because reports that …

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