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Biometric registration will make birth, baptismal certificates invalid – EC

The Electoral Commission of Ghana, has stated that birth and baptismal certificates will no longer be accepted as proof of one’s status as a Ghanaian citizen. Making this known in Accra at a roundtable discussion on Ghana’s biometric registration exercise on March 24, 2012, Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, Chairman, Electoral Commission …

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Ghana to register about 12 million voters biometrically in 40 days

Ghana’s Electoral Commission has projected that it will biometrically register 12 million eligible voters in 40 days, for the country’s upcoming elections scheduled for December 7, 2012, when the much debated registration exercise takes off on March 24, 2012. Disclosing this Wednesday March 7, 2012 in Accra at a roundtable …

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AAG to organise tutorials for political parties on advertising messages for Election 2012

The Advertising Association of Ghana (AAG) has expressed grave concern over campaign advertisement by political parties during general elections, pledging it would organise ethical tutorials for the parties to moderate the already charged atmosphere. Mr Joel E. Nettey, Vice President of AAG gave the assurance when the Executive Council of …

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Electoral Commission seeks clergy’s help to compile credible voters’ register

Mr. Samuel Boadu, Deputy Brong-Ahafo Regional Director of the Electoral Commission (EC), on Thursday appealed to the clergy to help the EC to compile a credible voters’ register. He said a credible biometric voter’s register “could be a panacea to all election malpractices including rigging”, indicating the new system would …

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CPP supports Affirmative Action Bill

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) on Thursday threw its weight behind the Affirmative Action Bill which seeks to increase the representation of women in politics and all areas of decision-making. In a statement signed by Ms Samia Yaba Nkrumah, Chairperson and Leader, of the CPP, to mark International Women’s Day, …

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Boycotting elections over infrastructure is wrong – NCCE

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) on Thursday advised the constituents not to use government’s inability to provide infrastructure in their areas to boycott elections. Mr Kusi Aburrah, Western Regional Director of the NCCE offered the advice and described such threats by some constituents as unconstitutional saying it is …

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Let’s be vigilant during voters registration – Minister

Dr Joseph Oteng-Adjei, the Energy Minister, has called for more vigilance to prevent unqualified people from participating in the Biometric Voters’ Registration Exercise. He said it was important for every Ghanaian to accept to share in the responsibility of helping the Electoral Commission to come out with a clean and …

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Pass political transition bill – Catholic Bishops

The Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference has called on Parliament to pass the Political Transition Bill into law before the December, 2012 general election. The Council has also demanded that the passage of the bill be followed up with the establishment of necessary institutional frameworks for its implementation in the January, …

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Parliament is suffering credibility crisis – Kan Dapaah

The manner, in which the parliament of Ghana has carried out its oversight role, has come under sharp criticism from the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, Mr. Albert Kan Dapaah, regretting how the majority, over time, had endorsed in an omnibus manner whatever was presented by the executive. “While …

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