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Balance constituency duties and campaigning – Sorogo to MPs

Member of Parliament for the Madina constituency, Alhaji Amadu Sorogo, has urged his fellow parliamentarians to focus on development in their constituencies in 2016 especially as it is an election year. According to Alhaji Sorogo, many MPs tend to shift focus to campaigning and neglect their duties as representatives of people in their constituencies. Speaking to Citi News, the Madina ...

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EC’s decision on voters’ register ‘disappointing’ – NPP

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has described as “disappointing,” the Electoral Commission’s decision not to compile a new voter’s register for the general elections in November. The EC in a statement last week, described as “unconvincing,” the party’s arguments for a new register. The NPP and some civil societies groups had advocated for a new electoral roll, saying the current ...

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Sege youth give Mahama 21-day ultimatum to reinstate DCE

Some youth of Sege in the Ada West District of the Greater Accra Region, have demonstrated against the dismissal of their District Chief Executive (DCE) Anthony Klokpa. The agitated youth want the DCE reinstated. The DCE was removed from office by the President on December 29, 2015, after serving for a period of three years. It is unclear what may ...

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Nyaho Tamakloe fights Greater Accra NPP

A founding member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Dr. Nyaho Nyaho Tamakloe, has hit back at the Greater Accra Regional executives of the party, describing them as “sycophants”. The Regional Chairman, Ishmael Ashietey, in a letter dated December 31 2015, announced the suspension of the former Ambassador to Serbia, following a petition filed against him. But Dr. Nyaho Nyaho Tamakloe in ...

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Samia Nkrumah files forms for CPP presidential bid

A former National Chairperson of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Samia Nkrumah, has filed her nomination to contest for the party’s flagbearership slot ahead of the 2016 general elections. The party opened nominations in December 2015, for its presidential and parliamentary primaries scheduled for January 30, 2016. Speaking to Citi News after filing her forms, Samia Nkrumah reiterated the party’s commitment to breaking through the ...

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Ghana needs more than 275 MPs in Parliament – Madina MP

Member of Parliament for Madina, Alhaji Amadu Sorogo has described as needless, calls for the current 275 membership of parliament to be cut to 150. According to him, the increasing population needs to corroborate with the number of legislators. The Ablekuma South MP, Fritz Baffour, had earlier suggested Ghana required only 150 legislators to make laws, explaining that the membership ...

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I’m still open to PNC-CPP merger talks- Edward Mahama

Despite his election as flagbearer of the Peoples’ National Convention (PNC) Dr Edward Mahama has intimated support to any move to merge his party with the Conventions’ Peoples’ Party (CPP) ahead of the 2016 general elections. Dr Mahama believes that his election as the PNC flagbearer is not a disincentive to any merger talks between the two Nkrumahist parties. Attempts ...

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NDC welcomes EC’s decision on voters’ register

The governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) has welcomed the decision by the Electoral Commission (EC) not to compile a new register. In 2015, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and some pressure groups petitioned the EC to compile a new voters register. Their reason for this petition was that the current register is bloated with names of foreigners and minors. After ...

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2015 was most difficult year for Ghana – Nana Addo

Presidential candidate for the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dunkwa Akufo-Addo has described 2015 as the most difficult year in the history of Ghana. This he said is because Ghanaians were faced with numerous problems which made life unbearable for them. “This past year has been an eventful one for our country, perhaps one of the most difficult ...

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