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We’ll provide more protection for local businesses – UDP

The United Democratic Party (UDP) has promised to take strong measures to provide more protection for local businesses if given the mandate to govern by voters. The Founder of the party, Dr. Yaw Kummey,  said growing the private sector would be made a major priority on its development agenda. He told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview that ...

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Corruption in NDC began under Mills – Rawlings

The founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Jerry John Rawlings has chastised the current leadership for allowing corruption to envelope the party that upheld probity and accountability in high esteem. According to him, corruption in the party began under the late President Mills. Mr. Rawlings who had served twice as a president of Ghana said his wife, Nana Konadu ...

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EC’s posturing could erode public confidence – Abu Jinapor

A private legal practitioner, Abu Jinapor, believes  the Electoral Commission’s conduct could erode the trust that the people have in it. He said this on Citi FM’s current show, The Big Issue. “I think the posturing of the Electoral Commission of Ghana is extremely worrying. I am a believer and supporter of state institutions but this electoral commission and the ...

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I’ll revive collapsing NHIS – Nana Addo

The Flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has given assurances that he will revive what he said is the collapsing National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). “I am coming to revive the National Health Insurance Scheme, which ensured that the poor in society gained access to healthcare without the financial burden which used to be associated with healthcare delivery ...

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Abetifi by-election now scheduled for July 16

The Electoral Commission (EC) has brought forward the date for the Abetifi Constituency by-election in the Eastern Region, from July 19 to July 16, 2016. The by-election, which is in accordance with Article 112 (5) of the Constitution, was necessitated following the death of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for the area, Peter Wiafe Pepera. A statement issued ...

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NDC Chiana-Paga primary postponed to July 16

The National Democratic Congress (NDC), in the Chiana-Paga Constituency of the Upper East Region, has postponed the party’s upcoming parliamentary primary. The primary, which was slated for July 9, will now be held on July 16, 2016. Speaking to Citi News on the development, the NDC’s Upper East Regional Secretary, Donatus Akamugre, said the primary was postponed because of the ...

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Help us delete names of NHIS registrants – EC to stakeholders

The Electoral Commission has asked civil society groups and all other interested parties to submit names of persons who registered with NHIA cards as proof of Ghanaian citizenship. The Supreme Court, in a clarification of its May 5 judgment in the Abu Ramadan case, ordered the EC to delete the names of  some 56,000 NHIA registrants, which was presented to ...

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CPP’s suspended Gen. Secretary, Youth Organiser replaced

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has appointed two party officials to act as General Secretary and National Youth Organizer following the suspension of Nii Armah Akomfah and Ernesto Yeboah. Asani Tano, who was a Deputy General Secretary in-charge of administration, will now be acting General Secretary while Nabila Basiru a Deputy Youth Organizer is to act as Youth Organizer. The ...

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Mahama accounts to Ghanaians in Upper West Region [Photos]

President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday took his “Accounting to the People tour” to the Upper West Region. He promised the people in the region that commercial flights to Wa, the capital of the region will begin by October this year adding that preparatory work for the take-off of the project was almost complete. President Mahama said the beginning of ...

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IEA’s Evening Encounter with Nana Addo comes off on August 9

The Institute of Economic Affairs’ (IEA) Evening Encounter series with the Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is expected to come off on August 9. Nana Addo was initially expected to take his turn on the platform on July 5 but the Institute subsequently postponed the programme without assigning reasons for its decision. The presidential candidates of the People’s ...

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