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Nine fight over Tweaa DCE’s position

The fate of nine aspirants gunning for the Ahafo-Ano South District Chief Executive (DCE) position is in limbo, as vetting of the nominees has been temporarily halted. Raymond Tandor, the Ashanti regional secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), who announced the suspension, said this was to pave way for the incoming Regional Minister, Samuel Sarpong, to have an input ...

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NPP needs a total overhaul – Kwabena Agyepong

An aspiring General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwabena Agyepong says the party needs complete overhauling to attract floating voters. He also proposed the designing of a proper work plan to woo residents of Zongo communities whose allegiance to the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) is unquestionable. This in Mr. Agyepong’s estimation will convince residents of Zongo communities ...

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Check dependence on crude oil export – Nana Addo warns

Nana Akufo-Addo has warned Ghana and Nigeria against their growing dependence on crude oil exports. Addressing an audience of high profile corporate leaders in Lagos, Nigeria,Tuesday, Nana Akufo-Addo urged the leaders of Africa’s oil producing countries to not lose sight of the dangers that fracking poses to Africa’s future status as a pillar of global energy security. Fracking, or hydraulic ...

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Cabinet to approve Constitutional Review report on Thursday – Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama has revealed that cabinet will on Thursday give approval to the amendment by the Constitutional Review Implementation Commission (CRIC). “With the Constitutional Review Implementation Commission almost having finished its work; I know on Thursday, cabinet is going to give approval to the amendment…,” he said. He made this known on Tuesday when he addressed the Eastern ...

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EC, political parties clash over amendment of CI 75

The Electoral Commission is proposing an amendment of CI 75 to allow for attestation during the day of election. According to the EC, the move will help prevent registered voters not verified by the biometric machine on the day of elections from being disenfranchised. Speaking at consultative forum on voter registration on Tuesday, the Chairman of the EC, Dr. Kwadwo ...

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NPP leaders are hypocrites – Amaliba

A member of the legal team of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Abraham Amaliba has described the leadership of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) as hypocrites. Mr. Amaliba’s accusation comes ahead of the NPP’s national delegates’ conference in Tamale where the Electoral Commission (EC) is expected to supervise the party’s elections. According to him, the NPP has no moral ...

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MPs divided over moves to amend UG Act

Members of Parliament (MPs) are divided over  filing of the private members motion seeking the House to amend Section 3 of the University of Ghana Act. The motion which was reportedly filed last Friday seeks to have a clause in the Section 3 which empowers the University to restrict the use of its facilities by non-members of the institution removed. ...

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Parliament secretly awarding oil contracts – NGO

The Africa Center for Energy Policy (ACEP) is accusing Parliament of defying its own Standing Orders for hastily ratifying the contracts with companies seeking to explore the nation’s oil blocks. ACEP says the contracts are being awarded on the blind side of Ghanaians. The accusation follows the decision by Parliament to ratify the petroleum agreement between the government of Ghana and ...

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Hassan Ayariga’s case lacks merit – Lawyer

Eric Osei Mensah, Counsel for the Peoples National Convention (PNC) treasurer has asked an Accra Fast Track High Court to strike out a defamation suit brought against his client by Hassan Ayariga. He argued in court on Monday March 24, 2014 that the PNC 2012 Presidential candidate’s lawsuit lacked merit because he failed to provide sufficient evidence indicating that Mr. ...

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Ghana Ambassador to Japan was hoodwinked – Source

Emerging details suggest that Ambassador Edmond Kofi Agbenutse Deh, Ghana’s envoy to Japan, was deceived into signing documents unknowingly, letting out part of a property belonging to the mission to a gang of Japanese gamblers. The envoy is said to have believed the story of the gamblers when they told him that they were engaged in an NGO activity, something ...

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