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Politicians cautioned against using church functions for campaigns

Very Reverend De Graft Obiri, Superintendent Minister of Ekumfi Circuit of the Methodist Church, has cautioned politicians against using church events as platforms to champion their political activities. “Though the church exists in the state and the politician might be a member of the church, political activities must not be …

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Afigya-Kwabre District Assembly elections ends in stalemate

The election of a Presiding Member (PM) by the Afigya-Kwabre District Assembly ended in a stalemate, as none of the two contestants could secure the two-thirds majority votes. It was a straight competition between Nana Boakye Yiadom, Chief of Denase, and Mr Osei Yaw Anim. After two rounds of voting …

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Tamale Assembly gets Presiding Member

The Tamale Metropolitan Assembly, on Tuesday voted Prince Mohammed, a retired Agriculturalist, as the Presiding Member (PM) of the Assembly, after polling 81 votes from the 110 votes cast. The over 60-year-old Assemblyman from the Fooshegu Electoral Area, earlier battled with two other contenders, where he polled 66 votes against …

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Birim Central Municipal Assembly fails to elect Presiding Member

The Birim Central Municipal Assembly on Tuesday failed to elect a Presiding Member after three rounds of voting. Mr Andrews Abrokwah, a businessman, polled 29 votes in the first round with Mr Kwabena Asare Nkansah, a retired Auditor, getting 28 votes and one ballot was rejected. Mr Nkansah had 30 …

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New Juaben Municipal Assembly fails to elect Presiding Member

The New Juaben Municipal Assembly could not elect a Presiding Member after two rounds of voting. This was because none of the candidates could obtain the 54 or more votes as required. Mr Abdul Rahman, a government appointee, had 52 votes as against 25 for Mr Sefa Boateng, an elected …

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Assembly members urged to be innovative in revenue generation

Nii Armah Tackie, Ga West Municipal Chief Executive, has appealed to assembly members in the Municipality to be innovative and come out with measures by which they could generate revenue to support activities in their electoral areas. “I urge you to be mindful of issues relating to development and take …

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74-member Keta Assembly inaugurated

A 74-member Keta Municipal Assembly was inaugurated on Tuesday, with a call on members not to use their positions to gain contracts or undue favours. Mr Alban Bagbin, Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, who made the call in a speech delivered on behalf of the President, said soliciting …

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STMA inauguration nearly marred

But for the timely intervention of Nana Titi Apo 11, President of the Sekondi traditional council, the inauguration of the fifth assembly of the Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly would have been greatly marred. The elected assembly members wondered why the assembly should have 23 appointees instead of 16, and started mumbling …

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Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly fails to elect PM

Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly, on Tuesday, failed to elect a Presiding Member (PM), after a second round of voting. The incumbent, Mr Mohammed Ali, polled 44 of the 73 votes as against 29 votes, polled by his opponent, Mr Prince Armah, in the first round of the elections supervised by the …

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Former PBC MD to contest NPP Seat

A former Managing Director of the Produce Buying Company (PBC), Mr Anthony Osei Boakye, has filed his nomination to contest the Atwima-Nwabiagya parliamentary seat on the ticket of New Patriotic Party (NPP). His goal is to unite the party and work hard to significantly increase the party’s share of votes …

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