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Ghana Parliament passes Local Government Amendment Bill 2012

Ghana’s Parliament on Wednesday passed the Local Government (Amendment) Bill, 2012 so that geographical areas, which are not single compact settlements, could be declared municipalities. The Bill that was passed under a certificate of urgency and read for the second time went through consideration stage and third reading before it …

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Parliament to start vetting Ministerial nominees February 9

The Appointments Committee of Parliament would begin vetting of Presidential nominees for Ministers and Deputy Ministers of State at Parliament House on Thursday, February 9 and Tuesday February 14. A statement made available to the media said four of the nominees to appear before the committee on Thursday, February 9 …

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Editors Forum to host Dr Afari Gyan

The Editors Forum, Ghana (EFG) is hosting a presentation on Election 2012 by the Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC), Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, on Wednesday, February 15, 2012. A statement issued in Accra on Tuesday by EFG said the Chairman of the National Media Commission, Mr Kabral Blay-Amihere, will chair …

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Institute of Economic Affairs launches Pre-Election Debate Series

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA),a Think Tank, on Tuesday launched its pre-election debate series for political parties as an integral part of its efforts to entrench democracy in Ghana. The IEA, as part of its commitment to strengthening the pillars of Ghana’s democracy, ensuring free, fair, peaceful and transparent …

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Effutu Municipality forms Inter-Party Dialogue Committee

A-27-member inter-party dialogue committee for Effutu Municipality headed by Mr. Anthony Oppong, the Electoral Commission Officer for the area, has been inaugurated to help promote peaceful elections in December. The Committee is made up of representatives from the Municipal Assembly, political parties, Christian Council, Police, the Traditional Council, Muslim community, …

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World Peace Volunteers express worry about NPP, NDC politics

The World Peace Volunteers, has expressed dissatisfaction at the way leaders of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) are making the work of the organisation burdensome. The organisation has the firm conviction that in the interest of peace and resonant democracy as well …

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Hassan Ayariga is new PNC flagbearer

The national delegates congress of the people National Convention (PNC) ended peacefully on Sunday morning with election of Mr. Hassan Ayariga as the party’s new presidential candidate. Mr. Ayariga, a 40 year-old entrepreneur, obtained 483 votes to beat Dr. Edward Nasigre Mahama, the 2008 presidential candidate of the party, who …

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Samia Nkrumah champions Nkrumaist unity with PNC

Ms Samia Nkrumah, National Chairman of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), at the weekend stated the party’s readiness to commence unity talks again with the People’s National Convention (PNC). This, she said, aimed at building a unified Nkrumaist force to unseat the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the December General …

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Delegates in limbo at PNC congress

Delegates attending the national congress of the People’s National Convention (PNC) in Sunyani are now confused on what to do following an interlocutory injunction filed by some members restraining the party from holding the congress. The leaders of the PNC in Ashanti, Greater Accra, Upper West, Western and central regions …

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Political Parties asked to discourage registration of minors, aliens

Political parties in Ghana have been asked to discourage the registration of aliens and minors as voters in the forthcoming voters’ registration exercise. Mr. John Bosco Yaagi, Upper West Regional Deputy Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has cautioned, who made the call,  said such tendency could …

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