Politics

ECOWAS deploys observers to Ghana’s polls

The Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS) has deployed observers to Ghana’s December 7, 2016, presidential and parliamentary elections. Former Interim President of Liberia’s Government of National Unity, Amos Sawyer, is leading the ECOWAS short-term observer mission for the elections. The mission would ascertain the free, transparent and credible conduct of the elections. The 94-member delegation comprises 80 short -term ...

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EC will deliver free, fair elections – Ibn Chambas

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas says he is confident the Electoral Commission (EC) will deliver a free, fair and transparent election on December 7. Some Ghanaians had questioned the ability of the EC to organise a successful election following nationwide reports of many special voters being ...

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2016 polls: Journalists, security officers, others vote today

Over one hundred thousand Ghanaians will today head to designated polling stations in Ghana to cast their ballot in a Special Voting exercise ahead of the main polls next week.The special Voting is taking place in some 275 polling stations across the country.Meanwhile, there have been concerns over the list realesed for the exercise by the electoral commission.In the Volta ...

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2016 polls: We can’t afford to derail constitutional process – Rawlings

Former President JJ Rawlings is worried over the rise in political temperature ahead of next week’s general elections.In a statement issued Wednesday, November 30, the former President said the desire to win the people’s mandate should be an exercise that is pursued in a peaceful, decorous and all-embracing manner.Excerpts of the statement below:Unfortunately with exactly one week to go before ...

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President Mahama to develop human capital of Ghanaians if given a second term

Professor Kwamena Ahwoi, a leading member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) says Ghanaians would see human capital and resource development in the second term of President John Dramani Mahama. He has therefore called on the various professional bodies in the country to consider reading the manifesto of the NDC to help them compare and make an informed decision by ...

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NDC to hire experts to train members on voting

Barely a week to the conduct of the December 7 polls, President John Dramani Mahama has hinted of plans to train members of his party to properly cast their votes. Speaking at a campaign rally at Wassa Akropong in the Western Region, President Mahama said the exercise is to ensure the party gains a wider margin of valid votes cast. ...

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Choose me; I want to serve – Nana Addo

The Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo Addo has said his quest to become Ghana’s next president is not borne out of a desire to loot the nation’s resources, but to serve. “I am not coming into office to loot the national kitty;that is not why I entered politics.I entered politics so that I can serve ...

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2016 elections will not be free and fair – Nduom, Konadu, Mahama insist

The Presidential candidates for the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), National Democratic Party (NDP) and the People’s National Convention (PNC) have declared that the 2016 general elections will not be free and fair. According to them, there are many indications the elections will not be conducted in a manner that will be fair to the various political parties. A joint statement ...

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Gov’t awards another GH₵35m contract to Woyome despite scandal, says OccupyGhana

OccupyGhana says it has discovered a GH¢35 million contract awarded to embattled businessman, Alfred Woyome, although the dust is yet to settle on a scandalous judgement debt awarded to him. Mr Woyome is yet to refund a GH¢51.2 million judgement debt he obtained from the state which according to the Supreme Court was acquired through unconstitutional and invalid contracts between ...

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Real power belongs to the masses not pollsters – Ablakwa

The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has said the outcome of the recent elections in America indicates that real power belongs to the ordinary masses and not pollsters. Speaking at a press conference in Ho on Monday, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, who is also Chairman of the Communications committee of the Volta NDC Campaign taskforce, said although ...

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