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Government initiates consultation with stakeholders over the referendum

The government has created various teams to initiate consultation with political parties, traditional authorities and other stakeholders over the referendum for the repeal of Article 55 Clause 3 of the Fourth Republican Constitution. This is to help build a national consensus over the issue. This was contained in a speech …

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I haven’t called for cancellation of referendum – Dan Botwe

Mr Dan Kwaku Botwe, Member of Parliament for Okere and Minister for Regional Re-organization and Development, has said he has not called for cancellation of the upcoming referendum as some media reports claim. Speaking with the Ghana News Agency he said, to rather postpone the referendum and schedule for another …

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National House of chiefs ‘No’ vote campaign is unfortunate – Awulae Agyefi

The Omanhen of Nsein Traditional Area in the Western Region, Awulae Agyefi Kwame II, has described as unfortunate the statement issued by the President of the National House of Chiefs that Nananom were in support of a No vote in the upcoming Referendum. Awulae Kwame II, who is a Pioneer …

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Minority understands benefits of partisanship in district level elections – Deputy Minister 

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Parliament is rejecting the amendment of Article 55(3) of the 1992 Fourth Republican Constitution because of their parochial interest, Mrs. Patricia Appiagyei, the Member of Parliament for Asokwa has said. The Electoral Commission EC) will be organising District Level Elections (DLEs) and a …

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ILGS Survey projects 67% turnout in upcoming referendum

A survey report released by the Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS), has projected a 67 per cent voter turnout in the December 17 District Level Election and referendum on the election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs). The 24-page report, which was conducted by the ILGS revealed …

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Western Togoland: Ghana has not ceded territory to any group – Statement

Government has asked Ghanaians to remain calm and disregard the declaration of independence of the Western Togoland by a Volta Region-based Homeland Study Group Foundation. A statement issued and signed by Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Information Minister, said the security agencies were in firm control of the country’s territory …

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General Secretary of Christian Council backs call to postpone Referendum

The Reverend Dr Cyril Fayose, General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) has backed the call for the postponement of the December 17 Referendum to make way for more engagement with the populace to understand the issues better. He said currently, it seemed many Ghanaians did not understand …

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Rawlings debunks alleged bad blood with Mahama

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has debunked rumours that there was bad blood between him and the Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), former President John Dramani Mahama. He said a recent social media image purporting to show a pensive disagreement and negative discourse between him and Mr Mahama …

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Partisan politics is retarding progress of Sunyani West – DCE  

Mr Martin Obeng, the Sunyani West District Chief Executive, has expressed concern at the rate at which people in the area have allowed themselves to be swayed and divided by partisan politics. He said this is retarding progress in the District. Speaking to the chiefs and people of Fiapre and …

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Referendum jigsaw: Campaign for Yes or No intensifies

The December 17 National Referendum jigsaw intensifies as leading personalities, political parties, local government experts, Ministers of State, traditional and religious leaders pitched camp either to canvas for a Yes or No vote. Mr Solomon Tettey Appiah, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the Kpone Katamanso Municipal Assembly (KKMA) has mounted …

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