Archive for Politics

  • July 1, 2020

    Ketu South:...

    The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Ketu South, Elliot Edem Agbenorwu says the resolve by some Assembly Members to walk out of an assembly session was politically motivated. According to him, the members came to the meeting with a pre-meditated plan to disrupt proceedings. One of the assemblymen who staged...

  • July 1, 2020

    Bortianor Ngleshie...

    The New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate for the Bortianor Ngleshie Amanfro Constituency in the Greater Accra Region has debunked reports that he made available some items to aid officers of the Electoral Commission (EC) conducting the voter registration exercise in the constituency. This comes after his contender, Alexander Akuoko...

  • July 1, 2020

    Massive Turnout...

    THE ELECTORAL Commission (EC) has commenced the compilation of a new voters’ register across the various registration centres nationwide. Scores of people turned up at the registration centres and went through various processes in acquiring a copy of the card. Personal details including name, date of birth and place of...

  • July 1, 2020

    Ghana Embassy...

    Ghana’s Embassy in Berlin, Germany is announcing resumption of normal operations from July 1, 2020. The Embassy, headed by Ambassador Georgina Blay, made the announcement in a statement dated June 30, 2020. According to the statement made available to DGN Online, the Embassy indicated that the move to resume normal...

  • July 1, 2020

    No Intimidation...

    Contrary to claims that residents in the Volta region, particularly Ketu South are being intimidated and threatened against partaking in the voters’ registering exercise which began today, turnout across the region have been massive. In fact, there was no sign and reports of intimidation as at the time of filing...

  • June 30, 2020

    “I hate...

    President Nana Akufo-Addo has said the “idea of being a President, who emerges from a rigged election, is abhorrent to every fibre of my being”, adding: “I want to continue to be the President of a Ghanaian people who have given me their free consent, with the blessing of the...

  • June 30, 2020

    Guarantor system...

    The Electoral Commission has said the guarantor system by which eligible voters can register, is the “lesser of two evils”, as the election management body starts its registration exercise from today, Tuesday, 30 June 2020. An eligible voter without any of the two primary breeder documents – passport or Ghana...

  • June 30, 2020

    EU reveals...

    The European Union (EU) has revealed 14 countries whose citizens are deemed “safe” to be let in from 1 July. Those on the list include Australia, Japan, and South Korea. However, the US, Brazil, and China are excluded from the list. Diplomats say that the EU is ready to add...

  • June 30, 2020

    Voter’s register:...

    There is uneasy calm at the Aboabo electoral area at Oda in the Eastern region where the biometric machine being used to capture the biometric data of registrants has broken down. According to Starr News’ Prince Essien, only two people have been registered over the last one hour. The Electoral...

  • June 30, 2020

    Go out...

    The parliamentary candidate-elect of the New Patriotic Party for the Upper Denkyira East Constituency in the Central Region, Dr. Festus Awuah Kwofie, has called on electorate to participate in the Voter Registration Exercise. Dr. Kwofie, who will be representing the constituency for the first time, is urging the party base, the grassroots...

  • June 30, 2020

    Dec. 7...

    President Akufo-Addo says the December 7 elections must be a Ghanaian election and not a West African poll. It comes after accusations of intimidation and machinations against his government following the deployment of soldiers to the stronghold of the opposition National Democratic Congress ahead of a mass voter registration exercise...

  • June 30, 2020

    Voter Register:...

    The National Chairman of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Benard Mornah, who has over time disagreed with the Electoral Commission’s (EC) decision to introduce a new voters’ register ahead of the elections in December says there is no other option now than to get registered. Mr. Mornah, leading the Inter-Party Resistance Against...

  • June 30, 2020

    NPP not...

    Volta Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Makafui Woanyah has debunked claims that the governing party has declared war against people of the Volta Region. The National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) Chairman in the region, Henry Ametefe, had made comments to that effect at a press conference following the...

  • June 30, 2020

    Election 2020:...

    The Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) will today, Tuesday, June 30, 2020, begin a nationwide voter registration exercise towards the compilation of a new electoral roll for the December presidential and parliamentary elections. The exercise will be held at 6,788 clusters made up of five registration centres each across the country. This covers over...

  • June 30, 2020

    Stop the...

    The Volta Regional wing of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) led by its Chairman Makafui Kofi Woanya has rubbished claims by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) that the government has done very little as far as fulfillment of campaign promises is concerned. At a press conference addressed on June...

  • June 30, 2020

    Audit Service...

    It has emerged that the Audit Service Board instigated the president’s order for the Auditor-General (A-G), Daniel Domelevo to proceed on 123 days of accumulated leave starting July 1, 2020. A statement from the Presidency explained that the decision is based on sections 20 (1) and 31 of the Labour

  • June 30, 2020

    Volta Region...

    The Volta Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Makafui Woanyah, has rated the government 72% on the delivery of campaign promises in the region. He explained that the government prioritises the development and well-being of people in the region hence remains committed to redeeming its promises. Speaking at...

  • June 30, 2020

    Court orders...

    A Circuit Court in Accra has ordered the arrest of a 14 year old pupil for allegedly stealing various currencies totaling GHC99,000 (cedi equivalent) from her adopted mother at Mantey Tsuru in Accra. The Minor (name withheld) was absent in court when the matter was called hence a bench warrant...

  • June 30, 2020

    Election 2020:...

    The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has appointed former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies as its campaign manager for the 2020 general election. He will be assisted by former Health Minister Alex Segbefia, the party said in a statement. Former National Security Coordinator Lt. Col. Larry Gbevlo -Lartey,...

  • June 30, 2020

    NDC unveils...

    The leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has, at its Functional Executive Committee meeting, held on Monday, June 29, 2020, appointed members of the party’s national campaign team. A statement signed by the party’s Communications Director, Kakra Essauman, explained the team will prosecute the party’s campaign in the December...

  • June 29, 2020

    Gov’t dividing...

    The National Youth Organiser of the opposition National Democratic Congress George Opare Addo says the deployment of soldiers to parts of the Volta region ahead of the voter’s registration exercise is an attempt to disunite the country by government. Some residents of Ketu South in the Volta region are lamenting...

  • June 29, 2020

    Deployment of...

    Former President Jerry Rawlings has backed cries of concern following the deployment of military and other security personnel to border towns in the Volta and Oti regions. In a statement, Mr. Rawlings said the move by government is “generating animosity especially amongst innocent citizens whose basic way of life is...

  • June 29, 2020

    Stop EC...

    Lawyers for Ashaiman MP, Ernest Norgbey have made a last-minute request to a High Court to injunct the Electoral Commission’s registration of voters, Monday. They maintain the Supreme Court’s decision allowing the exercise to go ahead in compliance with C.I 126 cannot be adequate on lawful basis. They say C.I...

  • June 29, 2020

    Volta region...

    Members of the Volta Region caucus in Parliament are expected in Ketu South as part of an NDC delegation to the Constituency Monday. This is in solidarity with residents following an increased security presence in the area which critics say is an intimidation tactic. Some residents who have spoken to...

  • June 29, 2020

    Mahama condemns...

    Presidential nominee of the NDC, John Mahama has condemned the deployment of military personnel to the Volta, Oti and some other border regions. According to the former president, the presence of the troops “have begun to create panic and anxiety among residents of the various regions…” In a statement, Mahama said...

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