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EC admonishes the youth to be agents of peace and development

Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana, Jean Mensa has urged first-time voters in the upcoming December 7 polls to pay critical attention to programs and policies of parties before casting their votes. According to her, this would go a long way to contributing to the general development of the country. While addressing some first-time voters from the Youth Bridge Foundation, the EC Chairperson ...

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Voters Register verification exhibition begins today

The Electoral Commission (EC) will from today, September 18 to 25, exhibit the provisional voters register at all 33,367 centres, Mrs Jean Mensa, Chairperson of the EC, said on Thursday. The centres will be open from 0700hours to 1800hours each day to enable the voters to verify their details including the correct spelling of their names, age, sex and voting centres. Mrs ...

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Election 2020: Ghanaians will vote in freedom, peace and a secure environment – Akufo-Addo

Nana Akufo-Addo

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has reiterated his commitment to ensure that the Ghanaian electorate are able to cast their vote in peace, security and freedom on 7th December. Addressing the Bono Region House of Chiefs on Thursday 10th September 2020, President Akufo-Addo assured the House of the “wholehearted efforts that are going to be made by ...

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GII builds capacity of journalists for objective electioneering reportage

Mrs. Linda Ofori-Kwafo, the Executive-Director of Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), the local chapter of Transparency International, has advised journalists to be fair and objective in their reportage regarding the December General Election. Journalists were tasked to demonstrate neutrality, adhere to ethics of the journalistic profession, devoid of political biases and pursuance of personal interests, but work to help strengthen the ...

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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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