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Vote against your party if it fails to develop Ghana – Kufuor

Ex-President John A. Kufuor is urging all Ghanaians to vote against their own political parties if they cannot develop the country. According to the former president of Ghana, political parties must move the country forward sociology-economically as well as lawfully. But if they fail, Kufour says voters should vote against …

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NPP calls for independent enquiry into Woyome’s case

The minority NPP in Parliament has called for an independent public enquiry into a claim of over GH¢41 million to Mr Alfred Woyome, a business man over a stadium contract with the government of Ghana. The NPP has also called on President John Atta Mills to relieve Mrs Betty Mould-Iddrisu …

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Ghana has weak democracy, ranks 78 – EIU’s Democracy Index 2011

Ghana placed 78 out of 167 independent states including two territories with an overall score of 6.02 on the Economists Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Democracy Index 2011 released December 15, 2011, same as the 2010 edition. The EIU describes Ghana’s democracy as a flawed one, meaning the country, despite having free …

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Nduom to contest 2012 elections, platform unclear

Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom, the Convention People’s Party (CPP) Flagbearer in the 2008 election is gearing up to contest the presidential election in 2012. It is however not clear under which platform he may be seeking to contest the executive seat. But his campaign team has hinted that Dr Nduom …

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Government will provide logistics and finance for 2012 elections – Veep

The Vice President, Mr. John Dramani Mahama, has assured Ghanaians that the Government has made available financial and logistical support necessary to ensure free, fair and transparent general elections in 2012. He said the 2012 elections were very crucial in deepening not only the democratic credentials of the country but …

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Political brinkmanship a bane for our development – CDD

Mr Kojo Asante, Head of Programmes at the Centre for Democratic Governance, has expressed worry about the high levels “brinkmanship” of elections in Ghana saying it was very dangerous and a bane to national development. He said brinkmanship was the art or practice of pushing a dangerous situation or confrontation …

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Minister defends President Mills’ “Action Year” record

Mr Moses Bukari Mabengba, Northern Regional Minister, has defended the government’s ‘action year’ mantra, saying President Mills and his lieutenants have delivered projects and programmes that have greatly improved the living conditions of Ghanaians. At the day-two on-going Northern Regional Policy Fair (NRPF) in Tamale, he said the region had …

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Regional Minister inaugurates 7 AMA Sub-Metropolitan District Councils

Nii Armah Ashietey, Greater Accra Regional Minister on Monday inaugurated seven out of the 11 Sub-Metropolitan District Councils of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA). They were Ayawaso West and East, La, Ablekuma North, Central, South and Okaikoi Sub-Metropolitan District Councils. Nii Ashietey explained that the Sub-Metro District Councils were legally …

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Police Administration prepares for 2012 elections

The Police Administration has mapped out strategies and is putting measures in place to ensure that the  2012 general elections occurs without any major incidents. The Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Mr Ofosu Mensah Gyeabour, Director-General –Technical, said this at a reviewing passing-out parade of 126 recruits after six months …

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EC prepares to acquire biometric voter equipment

The Electoral Commission (EC) is to acquire a biometric voter equipment by February 2011, to start the biometric voter registration in the first quarter of 2012, Mr Christian Owusu Parry, Head of Public Affairs, EC, announced in Accra on Wednesday. He said a committee was currently working on the technical …

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