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Akufo-Addo ends nation-wide tour

The flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Friday ended a seven-month nation-wide tour to interact with a cross section of Ghanaians. The tour, which was inspired by flagbearer’s vision to build a society of opportunities and aspirations for every Ghanaian, started in July 2011from the …

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NCCE official worried about Ghana’s democratic development

A member of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has observed that Ghana’s democracy was resting on wobbling legs making it volatile. Mr Peter H Mensah, Upper East Regional Director of the NCCE ,said: “Any careless or reckless infraction can easily crumble it. There is the need to recognize …

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Parliament to debate State of the Nation’s address next week

Mr Cletus Apul Avoka, Majority Leader said a motion to thank President Mills for the State of the Nation’s address is expected to be moved on Tuesday February 21 2012 with debate to commence on subsequent days during the week. He said to ensure as many  members as possible to …

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EC boss assures of security of biometric data

Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, Chairman of Ghana’s Electoral Commission who has presided over five successful elections in the country since 1992, has assured Ghanaians that steps have been taken to safeguard data that will be collated through the biometric regstration process. Speaking in Accra Wednesday February 15, 2012 at a dialogue …

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Ghana’s biometric registration of voters begins March 24

The biometric registration of all eligible Ghanaian voters will commence on March 24, 2012, the Electoral Commission’s Chairman Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan has said. The exercise is expected to last for a period of 40 days starting from March 24 and ending on May 5, 2012. Dr. Afari-Gyan said this in …

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Biometric register will replace current voters register – EC

Chairman of Ghana’s Electoral Commission, Dr.  Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, has announced that the upcoming biometric registration of all eligible voters in the country is aimed at replacing the existing voters register. He has therefore urged all eligible Ghanaians to make themselves available for the exercise, once it gets underway in March …

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Ghana’s Electoral Commission estimates GH¢243m budget for 2012 elections

A total amount of GH¢243,528,305 is needed for the conduct of Ghana’s 2012 general elections, according to the Electoral Commission’s (EC) budget estimate for the exercise. The money is meant for voter’s registration and both the presidential and parliamentary elections in December 2012, said the Commission’s Chairman Dr K. Afari-Gyan …

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EU commits €7m to fund Ghana’s 2012 election activities

The European Union (EU) is supporting three organizations in the country with an amount of seven million Euros to train their staff and educate the public on the Biometric Voter Registration exercise. The beneficiary organizations are the Electoral Commission (EC), National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE) and the National Media …

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