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Manifestoes have not outlived their usefulness – Political science lecturer

A senior lecturer at the History and Political Science Department of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Dr. Kwasi Amakye-Boateng, has maintained that manifestoes are still relevant in the political and electoral process of Ghana. According to the lecturer, manifestoes have specific characteristics and roles that they play in the electoral process, thus, have not outlived their relevance. ...

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Adwoa Safo, Oquaye Jr. gave each of 500 delegates GH¢3K, other freebies – Corruption Watch

A Corruption Watch investigation has found that Procurement Minister, Sarah Adwoa Safo, allegedly gave GH¢3,000 and a GLICO Life Insurance package worth GH¢10,000 to delegates in the governing New Patriotic Party’s recently-held parliamentary primaries. Her challenger, Michael Aaron Oquaye Jr., Ghana’s High Commissioner to India, on the other hand, allegedly gave GH¢3,000, a 32-inch Nasco flat screen television set and an ...

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Kasoa shooting: ‘Resign honourably for being dishonourable’ – Rev Asante

Rev.Prof.Emmanuel Asante

The Minister of Special Development Initiatives, Mavis Hawa Koomson, who is also the Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya East (Kasoa) must resign for acting dishonourably at a registration centre in her constituency by pulling a gun and firing warning shots, Rev. Prof Emmanuel Asante has said. The minister admitted on Monday that she fired the warning shots that marred the voter registration ...

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Political Parties urged to respect Vigilantism and Related Offences Act

Dr Hafiz Bin Salih, the Upper West Regional Minister has appealed to political parties to respect the Vigilantism and Related Offences Act 2019 (Act 999) whilst planning their campaign activities towards election 2020. He said the enactment of Act 999 was born out of the realization that vigilantism could no longer be tolerated in the nation’s body politic, adding that ...

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We’re against voters registration exercise in SHSs – National Council of PTAs

The National Council of Parent-Teacher Associations of Ghana has kicked against the decision by the Electoral Commission (EC) to conduct registration over 700 Senior High Schools for eligible final year students. The association says they should have been consulted by the EC before the exercise. President of the Association, Alexander Danso, in an interview, said the schools were reopened for the students ...

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Registering SHS students in schools illegal, against C.I. 91 – Muntaka

Muntaka Mukabarak, Member of Parliment for Asawase

The Member of Parliament for Asawase, Mr Muntaka Mukabarak, has said the decision by the Electoral Commission of Ghana to create registration centres in all the senior high schools to register SHS students is against Constitutional Instrument (CI) 91 that is governing this year’s elections. According to him, C.I. 91 stipulates that the EC will need to gazette such a ...

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Voters register: EC provides detailed explanation to Cluster and Phasing system

Deputy Director of Research, Monitoring and Evaluation at the Electoral Commission, Fred Tetteh has proffered a detailed explanation of the Cluster and Phasing system adopted by the EC in the compilation of a new voters register. On June 30, 2020, the Electoral commission commenced the compilation of the new voters compilation but despite numerous assurances given by the commission to ensure ...

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EC Voters Registration: What Jean Mensa said in her last-minute updates

Madam Jean Mensa

The much-anticipated voters registration exercise of the Electoral Commission is commencing on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Ahead of that, Chairperson of the commission, met with media persons Monday, to relay updates with regards to the exercise. She, among other things, touched on measures put in place by the EC to ensure the process is safe and risk-free, as far as issues of COVID-19 and ...

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‘December 7 must be a Ghanaian election, not a West African election’ – Akufo-Addo

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says it must be the collective responsibility of Ghanaians to ensure that the country has a register fit for purpose for the conduct of the December 7 presidential and parliamentary elections. According to President Akufo-Addo, “we must all make sure that persons who do not meet the requirements, as set out clearly in the Constitution, do not ...

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EC justifies non-use of existing voters ID cards

Jean Mensa, EC Chair

The Electoral Commission (EC) has provided the legal justification for refusing to accept the existing voters’ identification card as part of identification for the upcoming registration exercise. In a 31-paged legal arguments filed at the Supreme Court, the EC says it had the sole constitutional responsibility to compile voters register and to determine how that compilation would be effected and ...

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