Politics

  • January 27, 2020

    Akufo-Addo to...

    Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration and her Saudi counterpart, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud on Sunday announced that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will be paying a State visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from February 7 – 8. This came to...

  • January 27, 2020

    Parliament reconvenes...

    The Seventh Parliament will reconvene on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 for its fourth and final session. A Commencement Instrument, signed by the First Deputy Speaker of the House, Mr Joseph Osei-Owusu, said the first sitting of the meeting would commence at 10 a.m. During the meeting, President Nana Addo Dankwa...

  • January 27, 2020

    Determining presidential...

    The Omanhene of the New Juaben Traditional Area, Daasebre Professor Oti Boateng, has described as erroneous a widely held view that the number of votes needed to determine a winner in a presidential election is “50 per cent plus one votes.” The statistician and emeritus professor said that viewpoint by...

  • January 27, 2020

    NCCE to...

    The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) will be organizing presidential and parliamentary debates across the country from September, ahead of the 2020 general elections. The NCCE on Friday said it will organize three presidential candidates’ debate in three zones: Northern, Middle and Southern in September, October and November in...

  • January 26, 2020

    I’m contesting...

    Former MUSIGA President Obour has announced his decision to contest the upcoming parliamentary primaries of the governing NPP at Asante Akim South. He said he took the decision after careful consideration with his family: “I am very happy to announce today the 24th Day of January 2020 that I, Bice...

  • January 26, 2020

    NCCE to...

    The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) on Friday said it will organize three presidential candidates’ debate in three zones: Northern, Middle and Southern in September, October and November in collaboration with Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC). The Commission would also organise parliamentary candidates’ debate in all 275 constituencies and undertake...

  • January 25, 2020

    NDC heats...

    The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) remains resolute that there is no need for a new voters’ register ahead of the December 2020 general elections. General Secretary of the party, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, speaking to JoyNews, said care must be taken to protect the democracy of Ghana. He argues the Electoral...

  • January 25, 2020

    Majority of...

    Deputy Minister for Information Pius Enam Hadzide says over 60 percent of Ghanaians agree that corruption has reduced in Ghana despite the latest Corruption Perception Index scores released by Transparency International (TI). Ghana dropped in the scores from 45 to 40 between 2012 and 2017 but began to score an

  • January 24, 2020

    Political parties...

    The various political parties kicking against the compilation of the new voters’ register are unhappy with the Electoral Commission for announcing a specific date for the commencement of the exercise. According to the group known as the Inter-party Resistance Against the New Voter’s Register, the commission acted in bad faith...

  • January 24, 2020

    New voter...

    The National Youth Organiser of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), George Opare Ansah Addo, has cautioned that the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Jean Mensa will be the first person to suffer casualty in case violence erupts in the country, either in the run up to...

  • January 24, 2020

    New voter...

    A former CEO of the National Identification Authority (NIA) Dr William Ahadzie has said there is enough technical, economic and administrative reasons that a new biometric voter registration exercise is ill-advised with 10 months to elections in December. The EC believes the integrity of the 2020 polls could be undermined...

  • January 24, 2020

    “Govt’s programme...

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the programme of economic recovery that his Government put in place, some three years ago, upon his assumption of office, has been significantly successful. According to President Akufo-Addo, the Programme has “addressed the key phenomena that needed to be addressed, like the rate of...

  • January 23, 2020

    NDP to...

    The National Democratic Party (NDP) says it will open nominations from May for prospective party members who wish to contest for the party’s flagbearership position. The NDP, an offshoot of the National Democratic Congress was founded in 2012 by former first lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings. The party’s candidate for...

  • January 23, 2020

    New register:...

    The IT consultant at the Electoral Commission, Yaw Ofori Adjei has clarified that plans by the Commission to compile a new voters’ register with facial recognition is not aimed at eliminating the fingerprint method. He said both systems will be intertwined to make the verification of voters more robust. The...

  • January 23, 2020

    EC to...

    The Electoral Commission (EC) has set April 18, 2020, as the date for the compilation of the new voters’ register. This was announced by the Deputy Chairperson of the EC in-charge of Operations, Samuel Tettey. The exercise is expected to be completed by May 30, 2020 after which an exhibition...

  • January 23, 2020

    Newly elected...

    Newly elected Assembly and Unit Committee members across the country will be sworn-in today, Thursday, January 23, 2020. The induction ceremony will pave way for the Assembly Members to officially commence work. Today’s ceremony will exclude three district assemblies because they could not hold their elections during the national exercise that...

  • January 23, 2020

    NPP polls:...

    Some youth of Asante Akyem calling themselves the Coalition of Asante Akyem NPP Youth in the Ashanti Region have petitioned the former President of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Bice Osei Kuffuor, popularly known as Obuor, to pick nomination forms to contest the upcoming parliamentary primaries of the governing...

  • January 23, 2020

    FX Development...

    Professor John Gatsi, the Dean of the School of Business at the University of Cape Coast, has continued  his criticism of the FX Development Committee saying it amounts to the “highest point of political interference.” He had argued, in an earlier piece he wrote that the committee was usurping the powers of...

  • January 22, 2020

    Former MP...

    Former Legislator for La-Dade Kotopon Constituency, Nii Amasah Namoale, has described as ”useless and needless”, an FX Development Committee, set up by the government to investigate the fall of the local currency. Namoale said the institution of the Committee is a waste of time since they are not likely to...

  • January 22, 2020

    NPP primaries:...

    President Nana Akufo-Addo will be vetted by New Patriotic Party (NPP) should he, as expected, pick up forms to run for re-election. This would remain unchanged even if the president runs for the party’s flagbearership unopposed. This was revealed by the NPP’s National Organiser, Sammi Awuku who said President Akufo-Addo...

  • January 22, 2020

    Voter registration...

    General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party, John Boadu, has dared the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to boycott the voter registration exercise yet to be conducted by the Electoral Commission if it is indeed against the compilation of a new register. The NDC and other opposition parties have...

  • January 22, 2020

    Voters register...

    The major Opposition party in the country, the National Democratic Congress, with all other political parties, have petitioned the Otumfuor following a demonstration against the Electoral Commission’s decision to compile new voters register ahead of the December polls. The demonstrators walked through the principal streets of Kumasi Tuesday to protest....

  • January 21, 2020

    Our demo...

    The National Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Joshua Hamidu Akamba has stated that the planned demonstration by a group of opposition political parties, known as the Inter-Party Resistance Against New Voter Register, today 21st January, 2020 will not put the plans of the Council of Eminent Persons at risk....

  • January 21, 2020

    New voter...

    The Electoral Commission says it will begin compiling the new voters register for the December 2020 elections in April. The commission added it hopes to end the exercise by the end of May. This was disclosed by the  Director of Electoral Services, Dr Serebour Quaicoe Tuesday “We want to start by...

  • January 21, 2020

    New register...

    The Electoral Commission’s (EC) insistence on procuring a new electoral management system and compile a new voters’ register before the polls in December 2020 has been described as a desire to waste the country’s resources. This is according to George Osei Bimpeh, Country Director for SEND Ghana, one of the...

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