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NDC will ensure transparent and violent-free elections – MCE

Mr Simon Peter Asirifi, East Akim Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has assured Ghanaians of President Mills’ preparedness to ensure a transparent, credible and violent-free election in 2012. For this reason, he said, party executives and members should co-operate and collaborate to help do away with politics of insults. Mr Asirifi …

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Government recommends creation of new district for Akwatia

Vice President John Dramani Mahama, on Tuesday, announced that government had recommended to Parliament to create a new district out of the Kwabiberim district in the Eastern Region. He said the new Assembly, with Akwatia as its capital, would be called “The Denkyebuo” (Diamond) district. He said it would help …

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Moderate risk of violence for Ghana’s 2012 general election – Report

A West Africa Conflict Assessment (WACA) on Ghana has revealed that Election 2012 present a window of vulnerability of the peace and stability that could lead to sporadic and localized violence. This was made known in the assessment report presented at a day’s stakeholders’ roundtable organized by the West Africa …

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CPP calls for parameters to check abuse of incumbency

The Convention Peoples Party (CPP) at the weekend called for the setting up of democratic parameters to check potential abuse of incumbency. “There should be a ban on inauguration and sod-cutting of projects six months to elections. Ministers of State must attend political party functions with only the official vehicle …

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Make Local Government Ministry part of the Presidency – Prof Ahwoi

Professor Kwamena Ahwoi of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) says the Local Government portfolio within the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) should be converted into a secretariat for decentralisation and Local Governance within the Presidency. “This was necessary to give it the kind …

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IEA reviews code of conduct ahead of election 2012

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) on Saturday, pitched camp in the Eastern Region to review the Political Parties Code, to tame the effects of intemperate language use in political discourse. The workshop, which brought together representatives of all the political parties in the country, comes in the wake of …

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I’m ready to lead CPP to victory in 2012 election – Nduom

Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom, the 2008 Presidential Candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), has vowed to lead the party to victory in the next year’s general election, if given the second chance by the party’s national delegates. He said he would help provide the needed logistics to make the …

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Hohoe elects first female MCE

The Hohoe Municipal Assembly on Tuesday confirmed Dr Mrs Margaret Kweku as the first female Municipal Chief Executive (MCE). Dr Kweku, 48, a Public Health Physician Specialist, polled 53 votes against 14, representing 79 per cent of the votes cast, which constituted two-thirds majority of members present and voting. She …

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Political parties should educate followers on policies and programmes – MP

The Member of Parliament for Gomoa West, Mr Francis Kojo Arthur has urged political parties to educate their followers on their policies and programmes to enable them to speak on tangible issues when the need arises. He pointed out that because the followers were not conversant with the policies of …

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