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Chereponi by-election set for September 29

The Electoral Commission will conduct a by-election in the Chereponi Constituency on Tuesday, September 29 to fill the vacancy created in Parliament as a result of the death of the Member of Parliament, Mrs. Doris Asibi Seidu. A statement signed by Mr Christian Owusu-Parry, Acting Director of Communications, said the …

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President Mills says he abhors greedy politicians

President John Evans Atta Mills, on Sunday abhorred politicians, who line their pockets and those of their families and relatives with state resources to the detriment of the people. He said he was made President at the will of God and would do his bidding by heeding the concerns of …

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Ghana political parties break law

Only one out of the seven political parties that contested the 2008 general election has submitted its audited accounts for 2008 to the Electoral Commission (EC) as required by the Political Parties Law. Section 21 Subsection (1) of Act 574 (2000) requires political parties to submit audited accounts of a …

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Mid-term budget to be presented this month

Vice President John Dramani Mahama said on Tuesday that government would present a mid-term budget to Parliament this month to review the fiscal year. Speaking to the Ghana News Agency on Tuesday in an interview, he said the review would make it possible for the government to support the public …

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Mills tells Ghanaians government on top of economic situation

President John Evans Atta Mills on Thursday reiterated the government’s determination to resuscitate the nation’s economy and move it in a direction that would justify the people’s confidence and trust. He explained that the NDC government inherited a colossal debt, half of which the national budget could not even match …

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Ghanaians advised to stop looking at issues through NDC, NPP lenses

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Monday asked Ghanaians to stop looking at serious development issues through the lenses of  the National Democratic Congress and the New Patriotic Party. He said President John Evans Atta Mills had repeatedly said that he was a father of all and this must be …

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NDC asked not to politicise mass cocoa exercise

Mr Emmanuel Tetteh-Danyo, Agona East Constituency Organiser of the National Democratic Congress, has cautioned District Chief Executives (DCEs) and party functionaries to desist from sacking and dissolving cocoa spraying gangs in order to ensure the smooth running of the exercise. He said the exercise, which was introduced by the previous …

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Supreme Court orders elections rerun in six polling stations at Akwatia

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the Electoral Commission (EC) to re-run elections in six polling stations in the Akwatia Constituency of the Eastern Region. The court in a unanimous decision directed that the ruling of the Koforidua High Court, in respect of a writ of summons issued against the …

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Ghana government owes $1b in court judgement debts

The government of Ghana is overwhelmed by a huge debt of US$1 billion resulting from court cases. The debts were judgements, fines and other fees secured by individuals and organizations against the government in court cases in the last eight years. The Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mrs. Betty Mould-Iddrisu …

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Mills: Ghana will deepen democracy

President John Evans Atta Mills on Saturday pledged the readiness of Ghana to deepen the democratic process for the benefit of the rest of Africa. In a speech before Parliament, the President said Ghanaians were encouraged by the recognition of the United States of the modest strides being made in …

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