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GJA clamours for RTI bill passage

The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has asked for the quick passage of the Right to Information Bill with a call on parliament to cut down on draconian clauses likely to hamper access to information. The bill was drafted in 2010. After years of review and continuous advocacy and queries by the UN for its passage, the bill has still not …

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Limited Voter Registration: Police investigate cutlass attack on NDC agent

Police in the Eastern region are investigating a cutlass attack on an agent of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) during the Limited Voter Registration exercise at Abetifi on Friday. John Teh who is the Party’s branch Youth Organiser got injuries on several parts of his body including his head and back. “I was just there when one pick-up came and …

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16 Health facilities in Savelugu-Nanton receives USAID support

Sixteen (16) health facilities in the Savelugu-Nanton municipality of the Northern region have received equipment from Resiliency in Northern Ghana (RING) to help boost effective and efficient health service delivery in the Municipality. RING is Project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under one of its flagship programmes in Northern Ghana known as Feed the Future …

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Ghana’s energy crisis is a result of gov’t’s lack of ideas – Eva Lokko

Parliamentary aspirant of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) for the Klottey Korle Constituency, Eva Lokko says the country’s energy crisis is persisting because the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) lacks the ideas to address it. According to her, electricity is a priority for the country and if government is keen on fixing the problem, it would have exploited other alternative …

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Allow eligible students to register – GES

The Management of Ghana Education Service (GES) has asked heads of second-cycle institutions to allow eligible students to visit their preferred polling stations in order to have their names registered as voters. A statement by the GES, signed by the Head of Public Relations Unit, Reverend Jonathan Bettey asked heads of schools to take notes on all students, especially boarders, …

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EC condemns destruction of biometric machines

The Electoral Commission [EC] has condemned what it described as vandalisation of its biometric voter registration equipment in some parts of the country. The Electoral Commission last Thursday began the limited voter registration exercise in a bid to capture new voters onto their database. But there are reports of some representatives of political parties deploying thugs to registration centres to …

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Nov. Poll: Nkoranza Chief donates “victory ram” to Mahama

The chief of Nkoranza, Okatakyie Agyemang Kodom has donated a ram he describes as a ‘victory ram’ to President John Mahama to celebrate his victory in the upcoming 2016 general elections. The Chief who has predicted massive win for the President due to his unparalleled achievements in the Brong Ahafo Region and Ghana at large, has said the ram signifies …

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Zanetor’s lawyer ‘runs for cover’

Lawyer for Dr. Zanetor Rawlings, Godfred Tamakloe, has declined to comment on the registration of his client because he feels that the plaintiff may record and present his interview before court. Dr. Zanetor Rawlings is being challenged by incumbent NDC Member of Parliament for Klottey Korle constituency, Nii Armah Ashietey over her candidature. The MP is praying the court to …

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Team validating teacher’s documents pull out

Reports indicate that the teacher unions in Ghana may embark on a demonstration if efforts are not made to get staff of the Audit service validating the documents of teachers to return to their post. The Audit service staff Citi News understands walked out of the validation centre over their housing facilities which they describe as poor. Members of the …

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UN warns against slow pace to end open defecation in Ghana

The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Ebo Barton-Odro, has called for action to end open defecation along beaches in the Central Region, following a warning by UNICEF that it would take Ghana about 500 years to end the problem. According to Barton-Odro, the country cannot make strides in improving tourism if it cannot keep its tourist sites, especially beaches, clean. …

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