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Minister: Government to welcome constructive criticism

Mr. Kwadwo Nyamekye-Marfo, Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, on Friday said government would welcome constructive criticism and abhor insults towards the promotion of democracy. This, he said, was because every human being is fallible, since only the Almighty God is infallible. Mr. Nyamekye-Marfo was speaking at a durbar, organised by the chiefs …

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USA-based businessman eyes Binduri Parliamentary seat

Mr Steven Atubiga, a US-based businessman and aspirant of the Binduri Parliamentary seat in the Upper East Region, for Election 2012, has pledged to create jobs for the youth if voted for as a Member of Parliament. The aspirant, a professional in electrical and real estate development in Virginia, USA, …

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Physically challenged to contest Minister in NDC primary

Mr Jacob Atule Adongo, a physically challenged social worker with the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP), has declared his intention to contest the Navrongo Central Constituency NDC parliamentary primary. Mr Adongo, who is the Deputy National Coordinator of the NYEP in charge of disability, would be contesting the primary with …

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Political intolerance is not healthy for Ghana’s democracy – Assemblyman

Mr James Owusu Barnes, Assemblyman for Agona Kwanyako-Odumase-Arhorso Electoral Area, has said political intolerance and insulting opponents are not healthy our democratic dispensation. He pointed out that accepting diverse views is the best way to enhance democratic growth, which could promote our economic independence. Mr Owusu Barnes said these when …

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Political parties asked to uphold dignity of politicians

The leaders of various political parties in Ghana have been asked to ensure that their functionaries refrain from abusing the dignity of politicians. Mr Peter Mensah, Upper East Regional Director of the National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE), made the call during the 11th Constitutional Week Celebration organised by the …

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I will reclaim the Chiana-Paga seat – Abuga Pele

Mr Abuga Pele, National Coordinator of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP), has vowed to reclaim the Chiana/Paga Constituency Parliamentary seat from the opposition NPP if given the nod to run for elections in 2012. He said the seat, which slipped to the NPP by default in 2008 needed to …

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President nominates Chief Executives for Hohoe, Ahanta West Assemblies

President John Evans Atta Mills on Tuesday nominated Municipal/District Chief Executives for Hohoe and Ahanta West Assemblies. A statement in Accra signed by Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, said Dr Margaret Kweku has been nominated as Municipal Chief Executives of Hohoe Assembly while Mr Joseph …

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CPP youth call for resignation of party Chairman

The former Executive members of the youth wing of Conventional People’s Party (CCP) in tertiary institutions (TESCHART), on Tuesday called for the resignation of Mr Ladi Nylander, National Chairman of the party. It said an interim committee should be formed to oversee the activities of the party, including the Congress …

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Women unhappy about conflicts between elected and non-elected Assembly members

Conflicts between elected Assembly members and Government appointees, have become a matter of concern to Assembly women in the three northern regions of the country. The women explained that there were many instances where elected Assembly members and Government appointees had engaged in confrontations for the sake of gaining recognition. …

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Keep the 2012 campaign clean – Arthur Kennedy advises compatriots

Dr Arthur Kennedy, a leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has advised members and supporters to use decent language in the campaign for the 2012 general election. He said the abusive language and character assassination would not attract floating votes and could bring negative results. Dr Arthur Kennedy, …

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