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Local political aspirants asked to refrain from using “Akpeteshie” for votes

Mr Amos Ayuure, the Executive Director of the Navrongo Youth Agenda for Development, has appealed to District Assembly aspirants to refrain from the use of locally brewed gin “Akpeteshie” and other alcoholic beverages when campaigning. He told the GNA in an interview that drunkenness was becoming a problem in the …

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Post-elections intervention project launched

The authorities of Penplusbytes, (International Institute of ICT Journalism) in partnership with coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSO), has launched the Ghana Post Elections Intervention Project to hold elected officials accountable to their campaign promises. The project is to overcome the challenges and problems affecting citizens and the media’s ability …

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Re-demarcation exercise delays assembly elections – Yiele Chiereh

Mr Joseph Yieleh Chireh, Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, said the application for a Legislative Instrument (LI) to back the re-demarcation of electoral areas across the country was what delayed the district assembly elections. Mr Chireh who was answering an urgent question in Parliament on Wednesday in Accra …

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Does the NDC government really care for a better Ghana? – Dr Akoto

Dr Osei Akoto, New Patriotic Party (NPP), and Member for Old Tafo, on Wednesday questioned the government commitment to its better Ghana Agenda as he began the debate on the budget statement. He said the government’s fiscal programme in 2010 was worse than reported adding, a cash deficit was over …

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Electoral Commission creates new Electoral Areas in Upper West

The Electoral Commission (EC) has created 95 new Electoral Areas in the Upper West Region bringing the total number to 293. The Wa Municipality which got 14, now has 31, Wa East has 6 new ones bringing the total to 25 while Wa West got 8 to make a total …

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Activists of PNC hold national leaders hostage for hours

Scores of polling station agents and members of the Peoples’ National Convention (PNC) last Saturday held the National Executive Committee (NEC) hostage to demand their unpaid allowance for Election 2008. They blocked entrance to the party’s headquarters at Abavana Down near Pig Farm in Accra amidst shouting, singing and hooting …

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EC tasked to ensure compliance to electoral laws

The Electoral Commission (EC) has been asked to ensure the strict compliance to the country’s electoral law in the conduct of the District Assembly elections, scheduled for 28th December this year. Chairman of Odododiodioo Constituency of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Daniel Nii Okai, made the call in an …

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Minority should not impede economic progress – K. B. Asante

Mr K. B. Asante, a retired Diplomat, on Friday reminded Ghanaians of Dr Kwame Nkrumah’s philosophy of not allowing the minority to impede the economic and social progress of the majority. “Nkrumah believed that through their domination not only of the means of production and distribution but also the media, …

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Ghanaians urged to participate in the District Assemblies Election

Miss Georgina Yeboah, the Gomoa West District Director of National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has appealed to Ghanaians to vote in the District Assembly Election on December 28 to elect people who could articulate their problems and needs. Miss Yeboah, who spoke to the GNA in an interview, deplored …

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New decentralization policy would determine needs of assemblies

Cabinet has approved a decentralization policy that establishes Intergovernmental Fiscal Framework that determines the needs of Assemblies, the Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, has said. Under the scheme, the Minister said, an Inter-Ministerial Co-ordination Committee on Fiscal Decentralization had been instituted to audit Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies …

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