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Date for EC’s briefing of Parliament on Election 2020 inconclusive  

The Electoral Commission could not apprise Parliament this week on its preparations so far in respect of the 2020 general election, contrary to expectation. Majority Leader and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu on Friday said the commissioners were following up on various assignments in the regions and may …

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Political parties back compilation of new voters roll

Representatives of the Political Parties who participated in the Interparty Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting have given strong backing to the decision by the Electoral Commission (EC) to compile a new voters register. The issues that came up for discussion at the meeting included; its preparations, precautionary measures, the cluster system …

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It’s compulsory for MPs to test for COVID-19 – Speaker

The Speaker of Parliament, Reverend Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye, on Tuesday said it is mandatory for all Members of Parliament (MPs), journalists covering activities of the House, and staff to test for the COVID-19. The test was done in the House last week but it is on record that some …

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NDC drags AG, EC to Supreme Court over new voters register

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has dragged the Electoral Commission (EC) to the Supreme Court over the compilation of a new Voters Register. The NDC is praying the court for an order directed at the EC, to include “all existing voter identification cards duly issued by the 2nd Defendant (EC) …

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Chief Imam calls for free and fair December elections

Sheikh Osman Sharubutu, the National Chief Imam on Sunday called on all stakeholders, especially the Electoral Commission to ensure a violence-free, fair and transparent elections ahead of the December polls. “As a faith community committed to lasting peace and harmony, we call on all political stakeholders to avoid all tendencies …

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EC to update Parliament on preparations towards Election 2020

The Electoral Commission (EC) would next week provide an update to Parliament on its preparations towards the conduct of Ghana’s 2020 general elections, Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has said. He was, however, not firm on the exact day as he was still in consultations with the Commission and has asked …

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Justice Tanko Amadu takes oaths as Supreme Court Judge

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has sworn Justice Issifu Omoro Tanko Amadu into office as a Judge of the Supreme Court, with a charge to ensure the strict application of the laws of the land. At a short ceremony, on Friday at the Jubilee House, Accra, where the President administered …

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President inducts Justice Hoenyenuga to Supreme Court

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Friday swore into office, Justice Clemence Jackson Hoenyenuga, an Appeal Court Judge to the Supreme Court. Justice Hoenyenuga has had a career in the Judiciary spanning over 39 years, with the last 15 years spent as a judge on the Appeals Court. In March, the …

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Minority calls on government to address water challenge in Accra

The Minority in Parliament has called on government to address the acute water shortage in parts of Accra and its environs likely to exacerbate the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Caucus, Accra, being the epicenter of the Coronavirus cases in Ghana over the past week, had suffered …

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Parliament approves four nominees to Supreme Court  

Parliament on Wednesday approved four nominees by President Nana Addo Akufo-Addo to the Supreme Court. They are Justice Clemence Jackson Honyenuga and Justice Issifu Omoro Tanko Amadu, both Justices of the Appeals Court; Mr Emmanuel Yonny Kulendi, a private Legal Practitioner; and Professor Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu, a retired Law Lecturer at …

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