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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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669 candidates to contest District Assembly elections in Upper West

Six hundred and sixty-nine (669) candidates have filed to contest the forthcoming District Assembly Elections in the Upper West Region. Out of the number only 48 are women, Mr Yahaya Mahama, Regional Director of the Electoral Commission told the Ghana News Agency in an interview in Wa on Thursday. He …

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District Assembly Elections-only two women from Cape Coast.

Out of 1,654 candidates contesting the district level election in the Central Region, 120 are women of which only two are from Cape Coast. Some 4,403 candidates have flied nominations for the Unit Committee Election with 557 being women and 19 of them coming from Cape Coast. A total of …

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Civil society organisations to rejuvenate interest in election

Civil Society Organisations (CSO) under the umbrella of Civic Forum Initiative (CFI) on Tuesday started capacity building training for district coordinators across the southern sector of the country to rejuvenate enthusiasm in the December 28 District Level Elections (DLE). Professor Kwame Ninsin, Scholar-in-Residence of the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG), …

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Mounting of district assembly elections platform begins

Mr Steve Opoku-Mensah, Western Regional Director of the Electoral Commission (EC), said on Tuesday that mounting of platforms by aspiring candidates for the district assembly election would start on December 16 and end on December 24. He said aside the usual platforms created by the Commission for aspirants, individual candidates …

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NGO holds workshop for women aspirants

A non-governmental organisation has called for a new constitution that would provide for the nomination, election and appointment of 50 per cent men and 50 per cent women to all nominated, appointed and elected positions to the metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies and the unit committees. Ms Gloria Ofori-Boadu, the …

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