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25 MMDCEs to contest NDC primaries in Ashanti Region

Twenty-five out of the 27 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) in the Ashanti Region have picked nomination forms to contest the upcoming parliamentary primaries of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). Mr Joseph Yamin, the party’s Regional Secretary, said the District Chief Executives for Bosomtwe and Atwima-Nwabiagya were the …

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Catholic Church appeals to Council of State to intervene on usage of insults by politicians

The Justice and Peace Commission of the Koforidua Diocese of the Catholic Church, has called on the Council of State to call to order politicians and leaders who use insulting language in their political discourse. The commissioners reminded the Council of State that being the highest body of counselling to …

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President Mills appeals for mass registration for 2012 elections

President John Evans Atta Mills has appealed to all eligible voters to register when the Electoral Commission (EC) opens the voters’ register. He said this would enable them to exercise their franchise as Ghanaians in the 2012 general elections. President Mills said this in an address read for him at …

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Involvement of student leadership in politics worrying- Youth Network

The Global Youth Network Foundation (GYNF), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), has expressed worry about student leadership involvement in politics. “The country is on the verge of getting drawn into trouble waters as there are indications that student politics and frontline Administration is being divided into two factions”. This was contained …

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Assemblies tasked to ensure proper constitution and functioning of sub-structures

Mrs Lucy Awuni, Upper East Deputy Regional Minister, has asked Municipal and District Assemblies in the Region to ensure that the Assembly sub-structures were well-constituted and made functional. She said it would assist in the implementation of the decentralization concept, and ensure the popular participation of the people in decision-making …

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Project to mitigate electoral conflict launched

The West African Network for Peace Building (WANEP-Ghana) has launched its Youth In Election (YIEL) project aimed at preventing the outbreak of violence in the 2012 elections. Mr Justim Bayor, National Coordinator of WANEP-Ghana, said the YIEL project is a six-month programme sponsored by the Canada Fund for local initiative …

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Senegalese Minister commends Ghana for effective decentralisation

Dr Aliou Sow, Minister of Decentralisation and Local Development in Senegal, on Thursday commended Ghana for giving   special attention to local development to strengthen communities at the grassroots. He said Senegal was ready to adopt these best practices for her development, saying “Senegal practices a very different system and it …

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Principles for Electoral Justice launched in Ghana

Ghana on Thursday joined the global community to observe International Democracy Day with the launch of Accra Principles for Electoral Justice. The principles acknowledge that; things can sometimes go wrong in electoral process, and that the manner in which these wrongs are redressed can determine the overall legitimacy of electoral …

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PNC has what it takes to form the next government- Policy Advisor

The Peoples National Convention (PNC) says it has the ideas and capabilities to transform Ghana into a prosperous and wealthy nation. Mr Atik Mohammed, Policy Advisor of the Party, said the political body have what it takes to form a credible government and is just waiting for the opportunity to …

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Ghanaians should stop insulting President Mills – NDC Founding member

Mr Kofi Mintah, a founding member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has admonished Ghanaians to respect President John Evans Atta Mills and stop castigating him without justification. He said the cultural values of the country forbid especially the youth to insult people who are older than them and this …

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