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Ghanaians asked to vote for a leader and not a manager

Mr. Okatakyie Amankwa Afrifa, Western Regional Assistant Secretary of the New Patriotc Party (NPP), has called on Ghanaians to vote for a leader during the 2012 general elections and not a manager. He said Ghana needs a dynamic leader and not a business manager to transform the nation by mobilising …

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Review of district level elections is to make governance functional – Afari-Gyan

Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC), on Monday stressed that the review of statutes governing local government elections were aimed at making governance at the grassroots more functional. He said the review would see numbers of electoral areas being raised from 5,000 to about 6,000. Dr Afari-Gyan …

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NDC advised to shelve destructive tendencies

The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), has pleaded with members of the party to avoid acts that are likely to create image problems and erode public confidence in the body. Mr Yaw Owusu Obimpeh asked the NDC to stick to laid down internal procedures to …

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NDC old guards worried about creeping ethnic politics in Ghana

The Old Guards Association of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expressed grave concern about the creeping in of ethnic sentiments in the Ghanaian politics. They described attempts by members of the opposition to whip up ethnic sentiments on any issue as unfortunate and a recipe for chaos in the …

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Kofi Annan deplores negative politics in Africa

A negative aspect of African politics, referred to locally as the “pull-him-down” (PHD) syndrome, has attracted harsh comments from a former UN Secretary-General, Busumuru Kofi Annan. Speaking in Kumasi, Mr Annan deplored the way and manner in which African governments took delight in undoing the work of their predecessors for …

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MPs call for massive vote for women in local elections

Mrs Gifty Ohene-Konadu, NPP Member of Parliament for Asante Akyem South, on Thursday, called for massive support for women candidates in the impending district level elections, scheduled for December 28. She said: “to vote for women is to vote for unity, progress and development.” Mrs Ohene-Konadu, who was delivering a …

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NDC doesn’t deserve second term – NPP Youth Organiser

Mr Annor Dompreh, the Eastern Regional Youth Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has stated that a second term for President John Atta Mills and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will be a “disaster” for the country. He said NDC has performed abysmally since it took over the administration …

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NDC declares 2012 electoral retirement package for Nana Addo

The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Wednesday declared Elections 2012 as “Electoral Retirement Package,” for the flag bearer of opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo. “The NDC’s performance over the period, reducing inflation to a single digit rat, a feat the NPP failed to achieve …

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Power vacuum in district assemblies can breed corruption – CSOs

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the Northern Region, have expressed concern that the power vacuum created in the district assemblies due to the postponement of the election of assembly members could fuel corruption and undermine development. “Few people managing the resources of the assemblies within the power vacuum period… will …

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Bawku Central MP tells court he is not British

Adamu Daramani, Member of Parliament (MP) for Bawku Central, who is being held over triple nationality, on Monday denied that he was a British citizen and had a British passport. Daramani admitted that he had had a British passport but he denounced his citizenship before contesting the December 2008 parliamentary …

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