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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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NPP’s stolen verdict mantra was based on lack of understanding – EC

The Electoral Commission (EC) on Monday intimated that the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) book “The Stolen Verdict,” which was the party’s assessment of the 1992 Elections was based on the lack of understanding of the electoral process. Mrs Silvia Annor, Principal Public Relations Officer of the EC stated in Accra …

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Vice President cautions against double registration during biometric exercise

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Sunday warned that anyone caught engaging in double registration in the forthcoming biometric exercise would be prosecuted. He explained that with the biometric system, registration at different points would expose such people because of their finger prints that would be networked. Vice President Mahama …

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Public Procurement Authority calls for restraint on issues over procurement of biometric equipment

The Public Procurement Authority (PPA) has appealed to parties involved in the procurement of equipment for the Biometric Voter Registration System to exercise restraint and wait for the court ruling on the matter. “The PPA will urge all the parties concerned and the general public to exercise restraint as we …

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