Archive for Politics

  • July 7, 2020

    Regional NDC...

    Regional Communications Officers of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) across the country have congratulated Prof Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang on her nomination as the flagbearer’s running mate. According to the group, the move depicts “the trust and confidence of the rank and file of our great party for the enviable niche...

  • July 7, 2020

    Upper East...

    The Electoral Commission (EC) has registered 71,853 persons in the Upper East Region at the end of the first batch of phase one of the new voters’ registration exercise, provisional statistics from the regional office has revealed. The provisional figures indicated that out of the total number of persons registered...

  • July 6, 2020

    CODEO urges...

    The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has called on the Electoral Commission to intensify education on the schedule for the ongoing voter ID card registration exercise to prevent crowding. According to the project Manager, Rhoda Osei Afful, although the huge turnout for the first day is praiseworthy it may be...

  • July 6, 2020

    ‘Choose between...

    The National Organiser of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has asked citizens to either adhere to the Covid-19 safety protocols put in place or face the ramifications of the pandemic. According to Sammy Awuku, these are the only options when it comes to the Covid-19 pandemic. “I keep telling...

  • July 6, 2020

    EC official...

    There was misunderstanding at Nsabaa Presbyterian Primary School Polling station in Pokrom -Nsaba in Akuapem South Constituency Sunday after an EC official denied an 85-year-old woman registration for refusing to take off her headscarf. The applicant Janet Sarfoa was taken to the registration center 4:00pm by her daughter -Atiemo Gladys....

  • July 6, 2020

    Voters’ registration...

    The Electoral Commission’s (EC) ongoing mass voters’ registration exercise across the country will enter phase two today. This phase is expected to run till Saturday, July 11, 2020, at each of the five registration centres across 6,788 clusters nationwide. The mass registration exercise is being conducted in five phases. Registration...

  • July 6, 2020

    Election 2020:...

    The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, is expected to announce the choice of his running mate at the party’s National Executive Committee meeting later this morning, Monday, July 6, 2020. Citi News sources indicate that the flagbearer will present the name of former Education Minister, Jane...

  • July 6, 2020

    Prioritise health...

    The Founder of the Progressive People’s Party, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, has urged the government to prioritise the health of citizens over the need to conduct elections amid the threat of COVID-19. Dr. Nduom noted that the December polls are essential to Ghana’s democracy but not at the expense of...

  • July 5, 2020

    Government peddled...

    Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo Prampram, Sam Nartey George believes the government was untruthful to Ghanaians on the exact number of security personnel deployed to border towns in the country. He insists that although personnel from other security agencies such as National Security, Bureau of National Security among others,...

  • July 5, 2020

    Mahama meets...

    Former President John Mahama has met founder of the NDC JJ Rawlings over developments in the party ahead of the December polls. It is unclear what the two leaders discussed but reports say the NDC Flagbearer discussed his choice of running-mate with the founder. Mr Mahama took to Facebook to...

  • July 5, 2020

    Volta Regional...

    Volta Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Makafui Woanyah, has expressed satisfaction with the ongoing voters’ registration exercise in the region. The chairman observed that the exercise had been generally smooth, though there were minor challenges with regards to social distancing at some centers, and implored registration officers...

  • July 3, 2020

    Carlos Ahenkorah...

    The deputy minister for Trade and Member of Parliament for Tema West Carlos Ahenkorah has resigned from his post.             Post Source: starrfm.com.gh

  • July 3, 2020

    Resign or...

    The deputy minister for Trade and Member of Parliament for Tema West Carlos Ahenkorah has been given an ultimatum by the President to resign or be fired. The ultimatum was given to him after the MP granted interviews to several radio stations in Accra confirming he visited registration centres despite...

  • July 3, 2020

    Independent presidential...

    An independent presidential aspirant, Samuel Ofori Ampofo, has launched his campaign document towards Ghana’s election 2020, titled “Moving Ghana Away from Economic Slavery ‘A Gift for the People of Ghana’”, in Accra. The document promises fundamental changes in the economy, job creation and dealing with corruption. “My name is Samuel...

  • July 3, 2020

    C.I to...

    The Constitutional Instrument (C.I.) which will regulate the December polls was laid in Parliament Thursday, July 2, 2020. The new Public Elections Regulations, 2020, after its maturity will amend the existing CI 94 to regulate the upcoming general elections by the EC. Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu laid...

  • July 3, 2020

    NPP “spreading”...

    The Minority in Parliament has accused the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), of spreading COVID-19 by not complying with the safety protocols during its parliamentary primaries. In a statement issued by Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu, the Caucus said the non-compliance was “demonstrated during the just-ended NPP parliamentary primaries, which confirms...

  • July 2, 2020

    Over 500,000...

    The Electoral Commission has registered over five hundred thousand voters two days after the commencement of the voter registration exercise. According to the Evans Nimako, the Director of Research and Elections of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), the said figure is from the party’s own collation of the number...

  • July 2, 2020

    EC to...

    Prospective registrants who go to any of the Electoral Commission’s centres to have their names captured in the voter roll for the 2020 polls would be given chits, as part of measures to ensure all the COVID-19 safety protocols are adhered to, the election management body has announced. In a...

  • July 2, 2020

    Familiarise Yourselves...

    The Electoral Commission (EC) on Wednesday said the schedule and venue of the five phases for the registration have been advertised in the dailies, the Commission’s website, and all its social media handles. A statement signed by Mrs Sylvia Annoh, EC Acting Director of Public Affairs, and copied to the...

  • July 2, 2020

    Over 90,000...

    The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana is at the end of the registration, capture over 90,000 prospective voters in all the 42 registration centres in the Jomoro voters’ register. The projection included names of old voters who were captured in the old voters register since 1992 and those who have...

  • July 2, 2020

    Voter ID:...

    The Electoral Commission (EC) says it deserves some public commendation for the smooth take-off of the ongoing nationwide mass voter registration exercise. It also wants Ghanaians to show gratitude for the strict compliance of COVID-19 safety protocols that it believes is being witnessed at various designated registration centers across the...

  • July 2, 2020

    “Rest in...

    Vice President of Ghana Dr Mahamudu Bawumia is saddened by the death of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie affectionately known as Sir John. The former General Secretary for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is reported to have died in Accra on Wednesday, July 1,...

  • July 2, 2020

    New voters’...

    Member of Parliament (MP) for Manso Nkwanta Constituency in the Ashanti Region has distributed over 2,000 more face masks to constituents for the ongoing voters’ registration exercise. The distribution is part of 10,000 pieces of such personal protective equipment to be distributed among residents to reduce the rate of infection...

  • July 1, 2020

    Thank you...

    The chiefs and traditional leaders of Mamprugu have thanked President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for selecting Dr Mahamudu Bawumia as his running mate for the fourth consecutive time as the nation goes to the polls on 7 December 2020. President Akufo-Addo, at the weekend, announced the Vice-President as his running...

  • July 1, 2020

    Don’t wear...

    The Electoral Commission (EC) has cautioned the public not to wear blue outfits to registration centres because the background for taking the biometric photograph is blue. “We wish to inform the public that the background of the biometric photograph is blue. As such we kindly request the general public to...

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