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Let’s not allow religious extremism to destroy our peace — Dr Abu Sakara

Dr. Abu Sakara

Dr Abu Sakara Forster, a former presidential candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), has called on the youth to stay united in spite of our religious and sectorial differences. He said Ghana was fortunate to be enjoying peace and stability today and we could not afford to destroy it. Dr Abu Sakara said we needed to be conscious of ...

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Ghana to wallow in poverty if governance system is not changed— Carl Wilson

Mr Carl Wilson

A Former Chairman of the Confiscated Vehicle Committee (CVC) under the late President J.E.A. Mills government, Mr Carl Wilson, has said that Ghana will continue to wallow in poverty and underdevelopment if its current system of governance, where presidents are elected on partisan lines is not changed. It is his belief that Ghana’s prosperity lies in electing an independent person ...

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Amend Political Parties Act to tackle vigilantism – Kamal-Deen

Kamal-Deen Abdulai

A Deputy Director of Communications for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kamel Deen Abdulai has suggested an amendment to the political parties act to address vigilantism. He told Citi News the amendment would enable the Electoral Commission to disqualify any political party that fails to disband its vigilante groups. Section three of the ACT says: “A political party may, subject to the ...

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Insults keeping women out of politics – Bridget Dzorgbenuku

Bridget Dzogbenuku

The 2016 running mate for the Progressive People’s Party and Executive Director of Mentoring Women Ghana, Bridget Dzorgbenuku has bemoaned what she described as insult-driven politics in Ghana. According to her, this contributes to the low participation of women in Ghana’s politics. She said more women will particpate in politics if the attacks and insults are eliminated. “First of all ...

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Disbanding party militias; political hypocrisy? – NCCE boss stokes debate

Madam-Josephine-Nkrumah-Chairperson, NCCE

The Chairperson of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) says the recent actions of the country’s biggest political parties’ smack of political hypocrisy. Josephine Nkrumah told Evans Mensah on Joy FM’s Ghana Connect programme that the actions of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and New Patriotic Party (NPP) make people doubt politicians when they speak. “I would like to see the politicians ...

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Akufo-Addo’s 2019 State of the Nation Address (FULL STATEMENT)

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo

Parliament Thursday morning hosted the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who was in the Chamber to discharge an important constitutional assignment to update Ghanaians on the state of affairs in the country. Dubbed the State of the Nation Address (SONA), the event normally gives the President the platform to recount salient happenings in different segments of society, stretching from security, ...

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Hold political leaders personally accountable for vigilantism – Prof Adei

Prof Adei

The Chairman of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) has called out political leaders amid the negative effects of actions of political vigilante groups. Prof Stephen Adei told Joy FM’s Super Morning Show Tuesday that political leaders should be held personally accountable for the actions of these groups. He explained that unless the political leaders including John Mahama, President Nana Akufo-Addo and ...

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NPP, NDC Must Halt ‘Verbal Violence’

Ever since former President John Dramani Mahama made his infamous “boot for boot” comment to caution the National Security to be fair to all political actors in the country, I have been wondering whether such mantras win political power. Hear the former President in his reaction to the violence that rocked the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency by-election last week: “We ...

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Constitution Day: Ghana needs African Democracy embedded with cultural values

Mr Eric Oduro-Osae

Dr Eric Oduro-Osae, a Local Governance Expert, has advocated an African type of democracy, embracing traditional values and customs, with traditional rulers playing prominent roles in its implementation. Dr Oduro-Osae, also the Dean of Studies and Research at the Institute of Local Government Studies, said the current democratic system adopted “blindly” from the Western world would not help the cause ...

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Creation of new regions: Police issue security alert in Oti

The Police in the Volta Region has cautioned persons, particularly journalists within the Oti area to be extra vigilant following threats by some alleged opponents of the proposed Oti Region. According to the police, they have picked intelligence suggesting that the opponents of the region have planned to disrupt the referendum. The warning was given through the Volta Regional Chairman ...

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