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PNC National Delegates Congress postponed

The Peoples National Convention (PNC) National Delegates Congress to elect a Flag bearer for Elections 2012 and other national officers slated for November 25th to 27th has been postponed. The postponement was necessitated by failure of the party to organise all constituency and regional conferences to elect officers, which were …

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Participation and inclusivity critical to Elections 2012 – USAID

Mr Benjamin Kauffeld, Director in charge of Democracy and Governance at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), on Monday said his outfit would partner with some local civil society organizations (CSOs) to enhance participation and inclusivity in the elections next year. He explained that participation and inclusiveness of …

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NDC elect Parliamentary candidates for orphan constituencies in Upper East

The National Democratic Congress(NDC) on Saturday held primaries  in its “orphan constituencies” in the Upper East. In the Chiana-Paga Constituency, Mr Abuga Pele, National the Youth Employment (NYEP) Coordinator polled 312 votes to beat other contestants including local District Chief Executive, Mr Thomas Dalu, who secured 146 votes. Mr Mark …

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Peer Review Mechanism Governing Council calls for grassroot participation in good governance

Mr Nutifafa Kuenyehia, Member of the National African Peer Review Mechanism-Governing Council (NAPRM-GC) has urged members of the  public to participate fully in the democratisation and good governance processes to deepen grassroots inclusiveness. He stressed that participation and grassroots involvement erases discontentment and reactivates the governance processes for self-actualisation. Mr …

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Election 2012 is a test case for Ghana’s democracy – President Mills

The Ghanaian electorate would have to prove to the world in Election 2012 that democracy has come to stay, President John Evans Atta Mills has said. He said the nation’s democracy stands very tall, and there is the need to maintain and improve upon it. In a discussion with members of …

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President Mills assures diplomatic community of credible polls next year

President John Evans Atta Mills has assured the diplomatic community in Canada of government’s determination to ensure free, fair and transparent polls in Ghana next year. He said nobody had the right to deny Ghanaians their God-given right to elect leaders of their choice when the nation goes to the …

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Multi-party system is gaining firmer roots in Africa – Security consultant

Brigadier General Francis Agyemfra (rtd), a Security Consultant, has said the promotion and consolidation of democratic governance was increasingly being recognized in African countries as the most efficient means of preventing conflict and ensuring stability and development. Brigadier Gen. Agyemfra (rtd) said this when delivering a paper on the topic: …

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Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Conference opens next week

The Women’s Caucus in Parliament will host the Second Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Conference of the West African Region in Accra as part of efforts to increase women’s visibility in politics. The conference, to be held from November 27 to 30, 2011 is under the theme “Increasing Women’s Participation in Politics …

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2012 budget lacks nation building mechanism – CPP

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) on Thursday said the 2012 Government fiscal policy falls short of important nation building considerations. “The budget lacks any signal or policy initiative or measures to re-orient our economy from one of dependency to genuine self-reliance,” Mr Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, CPP’s General Secretary, in an …

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Northern Region CPP calls for congress in December

The constituency members and executives of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) in the 26 constituencies of the Northern Region have called on the leadership of the CPP to call for an early congress to elect a flagbearer for the 2012 elections. They said the major political parties had elected their flagbearers and national executives but the …

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