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Deputy Minister denies insulting taxi drivers

A deputy Minister for Information, Mr James Agyenim-Boateng on Thursday denied that he insulted taxi drivers while on a radio programme discussing the cabinet reshuffle effected by President John Evans Atta Mills. In a statement released in Accra, he wrote: “My attention has been drawn to publications claiming that I …

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Voters blame EC for poor District Level Elections

Some eligible voters in Jaman South District of the Brong Ahafo Region, have attributed the low voter turn-out in the District Level Elections (DLE) to election-fatigue, apathy and insufficient publicity about the exercise. They blamed the Electoral Commission (EC) and the government for the situation, but lauded the media for …

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NASARA Club ask Ghanaians to forge unity of purpose

Alhaji Ismaila Ibrahim, National Secretary of NASARA Club, an affiliate of the main opposition New Patriotic Party, has advised Ghanaians irrespective of their ethnic and political backgrounds to uphold the principle of peace and unity. This he said would ensure rapid national development. Alhaji Ismaila gave the advice at a …

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Nkrumaists to hold unity forum in Sunyani

Nkrumah Rising, an organisation that seeks to unite the Convention People’s Party (CPP) and Peoples’ National Convention, will hold a forum in Sunyani on Saturday, January 8 to discuss the unity of the two parties. The forum aims at assessing the views of Nkrumaists at the grassroots on a united …

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PNC regional chairmen endorse IMC

Regional Chairmen of the Peoples’ National Convention (PNC) on Wednesday endorsed the Interim Management Committee (IMC) led by Mr Basili Waisai that had assumed leadership of the party. The seven-member IMC mandated to organise a National Congress this year, has been increased to 13 to include some regional chairpersons and …

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Police arrests candidate, 3 polling agents

The Police on Tuesday arrested David Mensah, a candidate of the District Level Elections (DLE) for the Nsadweso Electoral Area in the Western Region and his three polling agents for allegedly stealing a booklet of ballot papers at the Odumase Polling Centre. Mr Yaw Amoah Gyasi, Mpohor Wassa East District …

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Mills reshuffles Ministers, Betty Mould-Iddrisu goes to Education

President John Evans Atta Mills on Tuesday announced changes in some Ministerial appointments. A statement signed by Mr J.K. Bebaako-Mensah, Secretary to the President, said Mr Martin A.B.K. Amidu, has been appointed Attorney-General and Minister for Justice; Mrs Betty Mould-Iddrisu, Minister for Education; Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, Minister for Local …

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Ashanti NDC Chairman condemns EC for assembly election mess

The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Yaw Owusu Obimpeh, has expressed disapproval of the conduct of the district level polls by the Electoral Commission (EC), particularly in the Ashanti Region, and asked for thorough investigation. He said the mess and confusion that plagued the …

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Investigate alleged financial malfeasance against NPP functionaries – Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings on Friday reiterated his call on President Mills’ administration to investigate alleged financial malfeasance and abuse of office against functionaries of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). In addition, it must re-investigate various murder cases, including the death of Ya-na Abdulai Yakubu Andani II, King of …

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EC fixes January 4 for outstanding elections

The Electoral Commission (EC) on Friday said Tuesday, January 4, 2011 has been fixed for the conduct of all outstanding District and Unit Committee Elections throughout the country. “We wish to inform the public that voters in electoral areas and units where elections remain outstanding after close of polls on …

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