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Minister urges district assemblies to strengthen Unit and Area committees

Mr San Nasamu Asabigi, the Deputy Nothern Regional Minister, has appealed to district assemblies in the region to strengthen the Area Councils and Unit Committees to enhance community mobilisation for development. He said Area Councils and Unit Committees were avenues that secured political participation, especially for the poor, the disadvantaged …

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Kwesi Ahwoi picks forms to contest Agona East NDC primaries

Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), has picked nomination forms to contest the Agona East Parliamentary primaries of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). The Minister, whose forms were picked on his behalf, would contest three other aspirants who have declared their intention to contest. Speaking to the …

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Mrs. Rawlings urges NDC to revive moral values and ensure unity

Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, President of the 31st December Women’s Movement (DWM) and a former First Lady, has called on the leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to ensure that unity, truth and honesty prevailed. She made the call when addressing a regional meeting of executives of the movement at …

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Nana Addo will not be punching bag in Election 2012 – NPP

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) youth has warned the National Democratic Congress (NDC) that the NPP would not allow its flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to become a punching bag in Election 2012. Mr. Anthony Abaifaa Karbo, NPP National Youth Organizer, who issued the caution, said the NDC has deduced …

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Assin North NDC members pick nomination form for MCE

The Assin North Constituency Executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and some branch chairmen of the party on Friday picked nomination form on behalf of Mr Alex Antwi Boasiako, Assin Municipal Chief Executive, to contest the forth coming parliamentary primaries. Mr Tamimu Abdullah, a branch chairman, led the executives …

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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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