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Excessive partisanship driving cost of elections in Ghana – Dr Bossman

Excessive partisanship and political mistrust by the two dominant political parties – the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) is the reason for the high cost of Ghana’s general election. Dr Eric Asare Bossman, a Deputy Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) who revealed this noted that …

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Supreme Court strikes out Ayariga’s suit

The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck out a suit in which Mr Mahama Ayariga, Member of Parliament for Bawku Central had sued the government over the implementation of some of its key initiatives. The suit was in relation to initiatives including the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP), Free Senior …

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NDC to sanction Parliamentary aspirants campaigning in KEEA

The leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem Constituency has cautioned all Parliamentary aspirants to stop campaigning ahead of the opening of nomination for the Parliamentary seat. According to a statement signed by Mr. Charles Entsuah, the Constituency Secretary, the conduct was against internal regulations, undermined the …

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ROPAA Implementation Committee begins regional consultations 

The Electoral Commission (EC) Representation of the People’s Amendment Act (ROPAA) Consultative and Implementation Committee has rolled-out a comprehensive regional consultation programme with local stakeholders and civil society organizations. The EC ROPAA Committee will engage political parties representations, traditional authorities, religious leaders, and the media from February 18 at Sekondi, …

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NPP and NDC must disband political vigilante groups – Opuni-Frimpong

The leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have been urged to take a decisive position and disband their political vigilante groups to save the nation from future acts of violence. Reverend Dr Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong, a Lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of …

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Akufo-Addo to present State of the Nation address next week

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will next week, Thursday, February 21, 2019, present the state of the nation address in Parliament. The statement, titled “Message of the State of the Nation” (SONA) is in accordance with Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana which states: “The President shall, at …

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Three Ministers appear before Ayawaso West Wuogon Commission of Inquiry

Three Ministers of State on Thursday, gave evidence at the first sitting of the Ayawaso West Wuogon Commission of enquiry, investigating the violence that erupted during the January 31 Parliamentary by-election. The Ministers are Mr Ambrose Dery, the Minister of the Interior; Mr Albert Kan-Dapaah, the National Security Minister and …

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Techiman officially named capital of Bono East Region

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday, named Techiman as the capital of the newly created Bono East Region, with the assurance that government projects and structures would be equitably spread within the region. Making the announcement at the Forecourt of the Jubilee House in Accra, where he presented the …

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North East Region presented with Constitutional Instrument

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday presented the Constitutional Instrument (CI 116) that gives effect to the creation of the North East Region of Ghana to the overlord of the Mamprugu Kingdom, Nayiri Naa Bohogu Abdulai Mahahami Sheriga in Accra. The North East Region is the first of six …

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Tema Mantse calls for change in by-election laws

The industrial City King, Dr. Nii Adjei Kraku II, has bemoaned the perpetual spectre of violence that lurks over the country anytime there is a Parliamentary by-election. He has therefore proposed to the lawmakers to come up with legislations to end the vicious cycle. Speaking in an exclusive interview with …

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