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EC to enforce ROPAA in 2020

The Electoral Commission has started processes towards the implementation of the Representation of the People’s Amendment Act (ROPAA), 2006 (Act 699). The law enfranchises Ghanaians in the diaspora. The election management body decided at an Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting on Thursday, 18 October 2018 that it will set up a committee to come up with a roadmap for the ...

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ICC suspends decision on releasing former Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has suspended a decision on the release of former Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo after he was acquitted of crimes against humanity charges on Tuesday. Earlier on Wednesday, ICC judges had rejected a prosecution request to extend Gbagbo’s detention. The decision had paved the way for the release of both Gbagbo and co-defendant Charles Blé Goudé ...

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Ghanaians abroad should vote in Presidential election – Afari-Gyan advocates

Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, a former Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC), says Ghanaians living abroad must be allowed to partake in the nation’s Presidential Elections only. He noted that, based on certain considerations, the most practical and cost-effective way was to allow Ghanaians living abroad to vote only in the presidential elections. He recommended that Ghanaians resident abroad, who were ...

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IMANI proposes alternative support for struggling banks

Influential policy think tank, IMANI Africa, has proffered some alternatives for supporting banks struggling to meet the GHc400 million recapitalization directive. The think tank said the simple way to go around the hurdle is to “redirect some of the bank’s investments in government debt back to the equity section of their balance sheets” instead of supporting the struggling banks with ...

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NDC’s position flawed; government not liable for Menzgold customers – Hadzide

Deputy Minister of Information, Pius Hadzide, has stated that government cannot be held liable for the current struggles of customers of gold dealership company, Menzgold. Mr. Hadzide was responding to comments by the Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi, accusing the government of complicity in the matter. At a press conference on Wednesday, Sammy Gyamfi said ...

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Crime will always be treated as crime in my office – Martin Amidu

I stated at my Parliamentary approval hearing to be appointed the Special Prosecutor and again during an interview I granted to CitiFM’s Umaru Sanda and Daily Graphic’s Mabel Aku Baneseh on Monday, 14th January 2019 that I endeavor to keep suspected accusations of the commission of crime against fellow citizens on the quiet until investigations disclose a chargeable offence that ...

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Forestry Commission outdoors 2 new Kantanka vehicles

The Forest Commission on Wednesday January 16 outdoored two Kantanka Omama 4X4 Pickups. With the aim of supporting made in Ghana products the Forestry Commission, with the support of the Ministry of Land and Natural Resources purchased two brand new pick-ups from Kantanka automobile at the tune of GHC200,000. According to the Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission, Mr. ...

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Police ready to crack down on political vigilantism – COP Kofi Boakye

The Ghana Police Service has indicated an imminent crack down on vigilante groups and their political sponsors. COP Nathan Kofi Boakye, Director-General of the Police Professional Standards Bureau says the police have had enough of the nefarious activities of those groups and are ready to stop them. The ‘no-nonsense’ police boss was speaking Wednesday, January 16, on political vigilantism and ...

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Jospong Appeals To Media, Religious Bodies To Support Sanitation Campaigns

Jospong Appeals To Media, Religious Bodies To Support Sanitation Campaigns The Ghanaian media (reporters, editors, TV and radio show hosts and media owners) have been called upon to give environmental sanitation similar attention it gave to illegal mining (galamsey) to help achieve the President H. E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s vision of a clean Ghana and more specifically make Accra ...

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Do not Marry NPP Men – Mosquito

General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, has asked women of the party to marry men who support the NDC. He said when that happens they will produce children who will grow to support NDC like some members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) did in the past to speed up growth and also foster the ...

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