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PPP will cause major political upset in Ghana’s history – Dr Nduom

The Progressive People’s Party (PPP), on Saturday said it was poised to cause a major upset in Ghana’s political history, as the political movement geared itself to win the Election 2012, though the major political parties have more following. According to the PPP, most Ghanaians, irrespective of their political ideologues …

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Media practitioner urges increase in Common Fund for rapid development

Mr Edwin Arthur, Dean of the Parliamentary Press Corps, has urged the government to increase the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) from the current 7.5 % to 10 % in order to increase the rate of development in the rural areas. According to him, the DACF has become the fulcrum …

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Electoral Commission may not supervise PPP’s National Convention

The Electoral Commission (EC) on Friday said it will not supervise the National Convention of the Progressive Peoples Party (PPP) slated for Saturday February 25th due to a breach of the Political Parties Law. An official of the EC who preferred to remain anonymous, told the Ghana News Agency in …

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Supreme Court dismisses action to compel Electoral Commission to review 230 constituencies

An action which sought to compel the Electoral Commission (EC) to review the existing 230 constituencies was on Thursday dismissed by the Supreme Court (SC) for want of jurisdiction. However, the court ordered that the matter be referred to the recently established Tribunal tasked to oversee boundary disputes resolutions in …

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CPP to elect flagbearer late March

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) on Thursday fixed tentatively March ending for the election of its Flag bearer for the December Presidential and Parliamentary Elections. In an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra, Mr Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, CPP General Secretary, said at the close of nomination, only Mr …

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Parliament approves Ministerial appointments

Parliament on Thursday unanimously endorsed the appointments of nine Presidential nominees to begin their new jobs as Ministers and Deputy Ministers of State in the various Ministries. They were Mr Moses Asaga, Minister of Employment and Social Welfare, Mr Dominic Azimbe Azumah, Minister of State at the Presidency, Mr Fritz …

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Electoral Commission urges political parties to recruit agents with ICT background

A top official at the Electoral Commission (EC) has suggested to political parties to place emphasis on people with Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) background in their recruitment of registration agents for the biometric registration exercise. Mrs Faith Amedzake, a Deputy Director of the Electoral Commission (EC), made the suggestion …

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PNC opens nominations for 2012 parliamentary election in Upper West

The Upper West Regional Secretariat of the People’s National Convention (PNC) has opened nominations for the 2012 parliamentary election in the Region. At a news conference in Wa, Mr. Issahaque Awudulai, PNC Regional Secretary announced that nominations for all the 10 constituencies would  start on February 23 and close on …

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NCCE starts biometric voter registration education in Agona West

The Agona West Municipal Directorate of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has started an education campaign on the biometric voter registration exercise, Mr Kwame Acquah, Municipal Director of NCCE, told the GNA on Wednesday. He said the Commission had already visited Agona Swedru Central Mosque to educate Muslims …

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Biometric Voter Registration System to be fraudulent free – EC

Mr Hubert Akumiah, Director of the Information Communication Technology Department of the Electoral Commission (EC), has warned that people who attempt to register twice during the upcoming Biometric Voters’ Registration exercise, would be detected and arrested. This is because the biometric system is efficient in preventing and detecting any fraud …

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