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UK to cut funding for Ghana’s democratic activities

The UK government has announced that it will stop funding Ghana’s democratic activities beginning next year. Ghana has benefited from donor support for its elections over the last two decades, but according to the UK Minister of International Development, Desmond Swayne, Ghana’s democracy has matured over the years and does not need financial support from the UK. Mr. Desmond Swayne …

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Agogo residents to demonstrate against Fulani herdsmen

Residents of Agogo in the Ashanti Regional will embark on a “peaceful” demonstration against the activities of Fulani herdsmen in the area on Tuesday. Tension has been mounting at Agogo in recent times following a clash between the local youth and the Fulanis, which has led to the deployment of security forces in the area. The protest, which will begin …

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Keta Sea defence: Rawlings’ propaganda, Kufuor’s ‘amnesia’- Baako

The Editor in Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper has taken Ghana’s surviving ex-presidents down memory lane over what has been a never ending controversy over the construction of the Keta Sea Defence wall. Malik Kweku Baako Jnr says ex-president John Rawlings swindled Ghanaians into thinking his government was going to construct the wall but rather presided over an …

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Judiciary to intensify training of judges

By Iddi Yire, GNA Accra, April 9, GNA – The Judiciary, as part of its preparedness towards the resolution of electoral disputes that may arise from the 2016 general election, would intensify training of judges. Mr Victor Jones Mawulorm Dotse, a Justice of the Supreme Court, explained that the training programme was to make the judges fully aware of the …

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ECOWAS And CSOs deliberate on CSF

Representatives of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS), and civil society organizations (CSOs) in West Africa have met in Accra to deliberate on the successful operation of the Community Strategic Framework (CSF). The meeting which was organised by the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) and ECOWAS, came off on April 8, with over thirty (30) participants from …

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AMA launches ‘Rapid Result Initiative’ to improve sanitation

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has launched a plan dubbed: “Rapid Result Initiative (RRI),” to fast-track the construction of 200 household toilets within 100 days. The overall objective of the project is to improve sanitation and increase access to water supply for low income urban communities. Public Health Engineer and Head of Water Management of the AMA, Anthony Mensah, made …

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Political tolerance is ideal – Minister

The Minister of Petroleum, Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, has told political science students of the University of Ghana, that political tolerance is an ideal principle necessary for strengthening Ghana’s democracy ahead of the November polls. “As we journey towards November 7, there is the tendency for political parties to drum home, their ideas, while at the same time crucifying the …

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No German-based Skyping ‘King’ rules Gbi – Gabusu VI

The Overlord of the Gbi Traditional Area in the Volta Region, Togbega Gabusu VI, has said Gbis do not have a “King that governs them via Skype from Germany,” contrary to a Daily Mail publication to that effect with reference to one Ngoryifia Togbe Cephas Kosi Bansah. The UK paper said 67-year-old Ngoryifia Bansah (pictured at his mechanic workshop in …

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Gonja tensions: Six Tampulmas beating in reprisal attacks

At least six persons believed to be members of the Tampulma ethnic group in the North Gonja district have sustained severe injuries in what appears to be a reprisal attacks by a group of armed youngmen suspected to be members of the Gonja ethnic group. According to the spokesperson of the Tampulmas, Alidu Latif, the Tampulmas were traveling from their …

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Come home, register to vote – Asiedu Nketia to Cotonou NDC supporters

The general secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has asked sympathisers of the party living in neighbouring West African countries to come home and register when the Electoral Commission (EC) begins the process of limited registration. Urging them to disregard the ‘noises’ from some political parties calling for a new voters register, Mr Nketia, who …

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