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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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Govt debunks report on over-bloated appointment to District Assemblies

Government has debunked media reports that its appointment to the District Assemblies has been over-bloated ostensibly to give advantage to Government. A statement signed by Mr Samuel Ofusu-Ampofo, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, copied to GNA on Monday, reminded Ghanaians that Article 242 of the 1992 Constitution has …

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Ghana’s political culture unfriendly to women- Audrey Gadzakpo

Dr Audrey Gadzekpo, a Senior Lecturer at the School of Communication Studies, on Tuesday said Ghana’s political culture was as a major factor that deterred women from politics. “Late night meetings and insults which have characterized politics in the country are disenabling to women”, she said. Dr Gadzekpo made these …

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3 women to contest NPP Primaries in Volta Region

Only three women are among a total of 37 contestants who have filed to contest the New Patriotic Party (NPP) primaries in 20 out of the 22 constituencies in the Volta Region in preparation for the 2012 general elections. Mr George Kofi Boateng, NPP Volta Regional Secretary, speaking to the …

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Reschedule CPP National Delegates Congress to July – Prof Delle

Professor Edmund Nminyem Delle, former National Chairman of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) at the weekend called for postponement of the party’s April 30, 2011 National Delegates Congress  to either June or the end of July. “It is practically impossible to organize ward, constituency and regional conferences to elect executives …

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Lack of unity and transparency affecting CPP – Samia Nkrumah

Ms. Samia Nkrumah, aspiring Chairperson of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), has identified lack of unity, transparency, honesty and sincerity on the part of the CPP leadership, as the major stumbling block affecting the party. Ms. Nkrumah made the observation, when she addressed the Party’s Executive members, drawn from the …

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Pastor appeals to politicians to be careful in utterances

The Rev Osei Kwabena Nkrahene, Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church at Community Five in Tema, on Sunday reminded Ghanaians that the peace and stability the nation was enjoying was by God’s grace. “God has been gracious and merciful unto us as a people and for that matter we …

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