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75% of Ghanaians say MPs ignore their views – Afrobarometer

About 75 percent of Ghanaians say their Members of Parliament do not listen to their views on critical national matters. This was the outcome of round 7 of the Centre for Democratic Development’s (CDD) Afrobarometer survey. Presenting the findings, CDD Research Fellow, Newton Yaw Norviewu said the survey, which was conducted among 2400 respondents in 171 districts across all ten ...

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15% of Ghanaians support mob justice – Afrobarometer survey

Fifteen (15) percent of Ghanaians are in favour of mob justice in certain instances, according to a recent Afrobarometer survey. This number rises to 39 percent for residents in the Upper West and Northern Regions, the report (which can be viewed here) stated. But on the whole, 81 percent of Ghanaians are of the view that citizens must always rely ...

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CDD holds forum to dissect first year of NPP gov’t

The Center for Democratic Development (CDD) Ghana has organized a three-day public discussion series assessing the first year of the Akufo-Addo administration. The series, held under the theme: Socio-Economic and Corporate Governance, came off at the Coconut Groove Regency Hotel and had notable personalities speaking on a variety of topics centred on the theme. The speakers included: Citi Breakfast Show ...

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Silver Jubilee of 4th Republic: Pass 17-year-old RTI Bill – CDD

The Center for Democratic Development (CDD) has bemoaned the failure of successive governments to pass the 17-year-old Right to Information Bill, despite the country marking 25 years since its return to democratic governance. The CDD, in a statement to commend Ghana for maintaining its democratic credentials over the period, said it was dismayed that “governmental accountability and responsiveness have remained highly ...

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27% of Ghanaians think Presidents, staffers are corrupt – Report

A new survey by research network, Afrobarometer, has revealed that 27 percent of Ghanaians believe that “most or all” of the officials working at the Presidency, including President, are corrupt. The report stated that, 50 percent of the respondents believe “some” of the officials at the Flagstaff House are corrupt,  while 11 percent of respondents believe none of them are. ...

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‘Lenient’ Delta Force sentence to breed lawlessness – CDD Ghana

The Center for Democratic Development (CDD), has said the “lenient fines” handed to the 13 members of pro-New Patriotic Party (NPP) vigilante group, Delta Force, could foster impunity in the country. According to CDD-Ghana, the verdict is also a setback to efforts put in place to promote decency in Ghana’s politics. “The verdict in the case of the ‘Delta Thirteen’ ...

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East Akyem teachers join Citi FM’s #StopGalamseyNow [Photos]

Teachers in the East Akyem Municipality in the Eastern Region, an area ravaged by the activities of illegal miners, have pledged to join Citi FM’s efforts in ending illegal mining also known as galamsey. A Citi News team is currently in the region, interacting with the miners and other stakeholders, as part of the station’s #StopGalamseyNow campaign, which was launched ...

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Large gov’t won’t guarantee success – CDD to Nana Addo

The Centre for Democratic Development (CDD), has said there is no guarantee President Nana Akufo-Addo’s large government would translate to the realization his transformational agenda. President Akufo-Addo’s appointment of 110 ministers and deputies, has been met with widespread criticism, with the CDD itself saying it set a negative record for Ghana, but the president has defended his government size, saying ...

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Open-defecation still common in Greater Accra

The 2016 District League Table has revealed that not a single community in the entire 16 metropolitan, municipal and districts in the Greater Accra Region has been certified as open-defecation free. All the communities in the region scored zero in the assessment of household access to toilet facilities. Each household is by policy required to have a toilet facility in ...

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Imitate Tanzania’s Magafuli; downsize your gov’t – CDD to Akufo-Addo

The Center for Democratic Development (CDD), has implored President Akufo-Addo to cut down on the size of his government especially through the list of deputy ministers presented to parliament for approval. According to the center, Akufo-Addo’s 110 ministers and deputies is ‘unprecedented’ and ‘obscene’ and likely to have a negative impact on the public purse. CDD in a release copied ...

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