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MP alleges dubious credentials at Information Ministry

Mr Joe Baidoe-Ansah, New Patriotic Party Member for Effia Kwesimintim, on Friday accused the Government for using people of questionable credentials to misuse State money. He was contributing to debates to approve budget allocation for the Information Ministry for the 2011 financial year. Mr Baidoe-Ansah alleged that the Ministry used …

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2,658 candidates to contest Assembly elections in Upper East

Two thousand, six hundred and fifty eight candidates are to contest the forthcoming District Assembly and Unit Committee elections in the Upper East Region. Two thousand, seven hundred and sixty-four are contesting at the unit committee level while 894 are vying for seats at the Assembly level. At the District …

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Baba Jamal calls for election of local authority Chief Executives

Mr Mohammed Baba Jamal, the Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, has called for the election of Metropolitan Municipal and District Chief Executive (MMCDE) in order to be more accountable to the people. He appealed to the Constitutional Review Commission to amend the constitutional provision which allows the President to nominate the …

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Most Majority MPs absent from Parliament

Papa Owusu Ankomah, Member of Parliament (MP)for Sekondi, on Monday urged Members on the Majority side in Parliament to take the business of the House serious and stop the foot-dragging attitude because it undermines governance. The House was to approve the 2011 budgetary allocation for the Ministry of Local Government …

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MPs need good facts to make good laws – Kyei Mensah Bonsu

Mr Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, Minority Leader in Parliament has said that if members were equipped with accurate facts on bills and draft policies before the House, it would certainly inure to the benefit of the citizenry. He said this was because the legislature if furnished with true facts would …

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Members of Parliament cautioned on laxity of duty

Mr Doe Adjaho, First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, on Monday warned that if Parliament would rise December 21, 2010, then members must refrain from the laxity in the approach of work in the House. He was adjourning the House reluctantly before the 1400 hours mandatory closing time because reports that …

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NDC youth lock up Assembly offices at Kukuom

A group of young men believed to be supporters of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) from Sankore in Asunafo South District of Brong-Ahafo last Friday locked up the offices of the District Assembly at Kukuom. This prevented the District Chief Executive, Mr. Fleance Danso and other officials from accessing …

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Only 86 of 1555 contestants in Western assembly elections are women

Only 86 women are among the 1555 candidates who have filed their nominations in the Western to contest the December 28 district assembly elections. Mr Steve Opoku-Mensah of the Regional Electoral Commission office, told the GNA at Sekondi that Sefwi Akontombra and Wassa Amenfi East did not have any female …

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PNC at a crossroad – Dr Tobiga

Dr Somtim Tobiga, a leading member of the Peoples National Convention (PNC), said on Saturday that the party is at the  crossroad and has called for concerted efforts to rejuvenate the party to make it vibrant and more marketable. He called on party members to unite and fine-tune their strategies …

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Three state institutions collaborating to facilitate District Level Elections

The Electoral Commission (EC), National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE) and Information Services Department (ISD) are collaborating to make the 2010 District Level Elections (DLE) a success in the Upper West Region. In this regard, personnel of the three institutions met in Wa at the weekend to discuss details of …

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