Friday, February 23

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Commissioner for Oaths contests CPP General Secretary position
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Commissioner for Oaths contests CPP General Secretary position

A Commissioner for Oaths, Mr Eben Agbenya, on Sunday said he is ready to contest the General Secretary slot of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) to restore the founding principles of the Party.He said he decided to run as the CPP General Secretary believing that the current state of the Party was not the best, the Party’s Constitution was not being applied and the larger membership had lost trust in the leadership.Mr Agbenya, a Medical Sociologist, in a statement, said it was an error for the Party to continue to record zero at polling stations with many of the executives not paying dues to run the Party, adding; “We must collectively restore our founding principles”.On his vision, Mr Agbenya, who holds a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Public Health and Development, said he...
NPP final list of candidates for Parliamentary primaries
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NPP final list of candidates for Parliamentary primaries

The National Executive Committee of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), after deliberating on a report by the Appeals Committee of the party, has released it's final list of candidates for the upcoming Parliamentary primaries in the Ashanti Region.The final list of candidates are as follows:*SUAME CONSTITUENCY*1) Hon Osei Kyei Mensah - Bonsu*SUBIN CONSTITUENCY*1) Hon Eugene Boakye Antwi2) Joseph Boakye Danquah 3) Frank Doudo*ATWIMA NWABIAGYA SOUTH*Hon Emmanuel Adjei Anhwere*OLD TAFO* 1) Dr. Louise Carole Serwa Donkor2) Emmanuel Obeng3) Ekow Vincent4) Lord Inusah Lansa5) Prince Odeneho Oppong6) Archibold Ntiri*EJISU*1) Hon Kwabena Owusu  Adoum 2) John Kumah3) Abena Pokua Amoah-Boatey*ASANTE AKIM CENTRAL*1) Hon Kwame Anyimadu Antwi 2) Kofi Nkansah Ofori...
Reconsider decision on new voters’ register-CSOs in Upper East Region appeal to EC
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Reconsider decision on new voters’ register-CSOs in Upper East Region appeal to EC

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the Upper East Region have banded together  to call on the Electoral Commission (EC) to swiftly suspend the compilation of a new voters register.This according to the CSO's was to enable residents in the region acquire the Ghana card or a national passport - base documents which the EC intends to allow for its compilation of a new voters roll.The CSOs who made this suggestion at a Press Conference in Bolgatanga on Saturday comprised Northern Patriotic in Research and Advocacy, BONABOTO, a Civil Society Organisation made up of natives from Bolgatanga, Nabdam, Bongo and Tongo in the Upper East Region, Development Research and Advocacy Centre (DRAC), Witty Minds Foundation, Widows and Orphans Movements(WOM) and TEERE.Spokesperson for the...
EC: New Biometric Voter Registration kits are robust and effective
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EC: New Biometric Voter Registration kits are robust and effective

Mr Samuel Tettey, Deputy Commissioner in-charge of Operations at the Electoral Commission (EC), says the recent pilot registration exercise has showed that the new registration equipment are robust and effective compared to the previous ones.  He said all the components of the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits worked as expected; explaining that, the fingerprint scans for instance, did not reject any of the applicants who showed up to register.“The laptop, camera and printer functioned very well,” he said. “This is a clear indication of how vigorous and efficient the new equipment worked as compared to the old BVR.” Speaking to the Ghana News Express  in an interview, Mr Tettey said the Commission’s field visits and reports from the offices nationwide indicated that the ...
CPP Adentan Constituency outdoors electronic platform
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CPP Adentan Constituency outdoors electronic platform

The Adentan Constituency of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) has launched an electronic platform to mobilise revenue to win the Adentan Parliamentary seat in Election 2020.A statement copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra said the platform, which was a collaborative work between the constituency and Wigal Solution; an IT mobile content company would also enable members’ register and pay dues.It said the electronic platform, which had a short code of *800*123# for membership registration, dues and donation payment system was linked to its NIB bank account.The statement quoted Mr. Abdul Malik Jeleel, the Chairman of the constituency as saying the integrated system was part of the internal party strategies to win the parliamentary seat for the party in December elections....
UNIPASS hitches cannot make President Akufo-Addo unpopular- Freight Forwarders President
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UNIPASS hitches cannot make President Akufo-Addo unpopular- Freight Forwarders President

President of the Chamber of Freight forwarders and Trade (CTF), Dennis Amfo-Sefah, has stated that the current technical hitches the implementation of UNIPASS is experiencing cannot be blamed on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.He said just like any other new system, UNIPASS indeed experienced some  teething challenges that it was surmounting and it was therefore not reasonable to blame it on the President.Mr Amfo-Sefah, who was speaking to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Friday  said “I can assure you that the claims that we are angry at the President are not true; among us Freight Forwarders, there is no unhappiness towards President Akufo-Addo because we know the truth."“The truth is that people who feel they are losing port management contracts are simply fighting b...
Parliament still in talks with EC to brief the House – Majority Leader
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Parliament still in talks with EC to brief the House – Majority Leader

Electoral Commission(EC) officials are set to brief the house on its preparations ahead of the 2020 general election according to Majority leader Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu who informed parliament of this development on Friday.Last week, Mr Kyei-Mensah had informed the House that the EC Commissioners were out of town working in the regions and would soon face the House after their return on June 15.The leader said he had requested the EC to make its officials available for the briefing on June 9 after considering the business of the house which meant that the proposed June 15 date,was distant.He promised to inform the House of the outcome of the consultations on Tuesday, June 2.On Friday, June 5, when the House was considering the Business Statement for the following week the ...
Ashanti Regional Minister urges eligible voters to participate in upcoming voters registration exercise
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Ashanti Regional Minister urges eligible voters to participate in upcoming voters registration exercise

The Ashanti Regional Minister,  Simon Osei-Mensah, has urged all eligible voters to endeavour to participate in the upcoming voters registration exercise by the Electoral Commission. Mr. Osei-Mensah said it is the constitutional right, freedom and liberty of all eligible voters to  register and vote in order to deepen the country's democracy.Addressing the media, the Minister said the new voters' I.D card will come with a lot of benefits and urged all to participate in the exercise."Everybody must note that, after the compilation of the register and issuance of new voter ID cards, the existing voter ID cards will not be accepted by any institution or organization as proof of identity”.“Also you cannot contest in any general elections organized by the EC if you are not ...
Volta Region NDC unhappy with pilot voter registration process
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Volta Region NDC unhappy with pilot voter registration process

The Volta Regional Secretariat of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has described the pilot voter registration exercise conducted in the region this week as a complete failure.According to the NDC, the delays in the registration process, challenges with the vouching, and systems failures in the pilot process clearly indicates that the Electoral Commission (EC) is not ready for the exercise.Addressing the media after the process, Mr James Gunu, the Volta Regional Secretary of NDC explained that the machine used for the exercise created a lot of problems.He said on the average, it takes about 20 minutes for an applicant to complete the process and in cases where a guarantor is needed, it takes up to about 25 to 30 minutes to complete."With all these challenges w...
Registration of new voters register: Parliament to give EC green light
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Registration of new voters register: Parliament to give EC green light

House of ParliamentThe Subsidiary Legislation Committee of Parliament has recommended that Parliament approves the Electoral Commission’s (EC) Constitutional Instrument (C.I) 126 which gives the commission the legal power to compile a new voters’ register for the December 7 general electionsThe C.I has limited the documents for the new voters registration exercise to only the Ghanaian Passport and the Ghana Card. Ghanaians without these documents will have to get two people who have shown proof of citizenship to confirm that they are indeed Ghanaians.Although the House is sharply divided on the matter, the Subsidiary Legislation Committee of Parliament has voted12:9 on the matter.E.C Chair, Jean MensahAccording to sources, the committee had to resort to a vote due to ...