1. Skip to Menu
  2. Skip to Content
  3. Skip to Footer>

Newsflash

  • MS NEW EC BOSS, NO NEW REGISTER, NO VOTE! -

     

     

    The Let My Vote Count Alliance has taken due notice of the decision by President John Dramani Mahama to appoint Mrs. Charlotte Osei, 42, as Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana. We wish to greet her with this clarion message: NO NEW REGISTER NO VOTE IN 2016!

  • Charlotte Osei appointed new EC boss -

    President John Dramani Mahama has, in accordance with Article 70(2) of the 1992  Constitution, appointed Mrs. Charlotte Osei as Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana.

  • REPORT OF THE ELECTORAL REFORMS COMMITTEE SUBMITTED TO THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA -

    We, members of the Electoral Reforms Committee wish to thank the almighty God for the strength, health and travelling mercies granted us throughout our various meetings, discussions and retreat sessions held outside Accra in executing our mandate as spelt out in our Terms of Reference. We thank the Chairman and Members of the Electoral Commission for giving us the opportunity to serve mother Ghana.

    To Mr Gabriel Pwamang the consultant to the Committee, we say: “...we are grateful to you for your assistance and for bringing your competence, expertise and legal acumen to bear on the work of the Committee.” Read more >>>

  • COMMEMORATION OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF DR. J. B. DANQUAH -

  • Foresight Africa: Implementing a New U.S.-Africa Policy -

    2013 ushered in the most significant change in the United States’ Africa policy since the passing of PEPFAR 10 years ago. The unveiling of investment-focused initiatives—Power Africa and Trade Africa—reflects not just a change in how the Obama administration views the continent, but also how foreign investors have prioritized it. But policy rarely achieves its objectives without equal attention to implementation. A number of implementation barriers—old regulations and new policies working at cross-purposes, and limited on-the-ground capacity—threaten to undermine America’s new approach to the continent in 2014. If 2013 was marked by change in U.S. strategy towards Africa, 2014 will be marked by the recognition that 90 percent of the success of that strategy is implementation.

  • Statistical Proof of Ghana's Bloated Voter Register -

    This is the Age Distribution of Ghana’s 2010 population of 24.391 million.

    This number includes all persons domiciled in Ghana as at 2010 regardless of citizenship.

    Although the elections were held in 2012, the voter register was compiled at a time when these were the population distribution

    Read More

     

  • NPA’s 10% reduction in Petroleum Prices – “Too Little” or “Too Late”? -

    NPA’s Arrogance or Economics?

    On the eve of the New Year, 2015, the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) announced a reduction in ex-pump prices of petroleum products by 10% across board. This was not without drama. Most of the headlines that followed the announcement pointed to price reduction under duress. A number of civil society organizations and political parties put pressure on NPA to reduce the prices due to reasons such as the oil price crush and relative stability in the value of the local Ghanaian currency. Some of the organizations threatened public demonstrations against NPA and the Government; a situation that was expected considering that petro-politics is a feature of petroleum pricing in most parts of the world.

  • NDC RIGGING MACHINERY IN MOTION …. as DI raises red flags over suspicious NHIS registration numbers -

    Public policy and governance think tank, the Danquah Institute has expressed grave concern about the Electoral Commission's decision to register all persons in the country who, simply, are in possession of identity cards issued by the National Health Insurance Authority.

    At a press conference organised by DI last week, a fellow of the institute, Mr. Boakye Agyarko, explained that “one of the objects of the National Health Insurance Authority” as captured on the NHIA’s website which states that “persons not resident in the country but who are on a visit to this country” can obtain NHIS cards is deeply worrying.

  • GHANA MUST WAKE UP, SHOUT FOR A NEW REGISTER AND SHAKE UP THE EC -

    FITCH Rating’s latest report on Ghana lays particular emphasis on the importance of Ghana’s democracy and stability to the country’s economic prospects. Whiles it gives a negative outlook based on how the economy is being run, Fitch makes the point that Ghana’s credit rating has not, however, fallen below ‘B’ because of the country’s “strong governance record and recent democratic history,” and that, this is “reflected in Ghana’s ability to attract foreign direct investment, which at 7% of GDP is well above that of Nigeria, Gabon, Zambia, Kenya and Angola.”

  • Danquah Institute Reacts to Bogus Polls On NPP General Secretary Race -

    The attention of the Danquah Institute has been drawn to a story making the rounds on social media and now on www.ghanaweb.com, as well, titled “Danquah Institute predicts 64.7% win for Kwabena Agyepong.”


Warning: Parameter 1 to modMainMenuHelper::buildXML() expected to be a reference, value given in /home5/danquahi/public_html/libraries/joomla/cache/handler/callback.php on line 99

Biometric Registration Watch

EC: Over 8 million register to vote

Friday, 31 July 2015 19:23

The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced that over eight million persons had been registered by the end of the second phase of the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR), as against 6.5 million persons anticipated.

There would therefore be no need to extend the period of BVR. 

Read more...

Biometric Registration Of Prisoners In Limbo

Friday, 31 July 2015 19:23

The novelty to register prisoners across Ghana to enable them vote for the first time in the political history of the country has hit a dead-end. Ghana Prisons Service officials are signaling to Citifmonline.com that the inability of the prison inmates to readily produce a form of national identity– a driver’s license, passport, or National Identification card – is making it impossible to carry on with the exercise.

Read more...

Registration violence can lead Ghana into chaos – Manhyia MP

Friday, 31 July 2015 19:23

 

A senior member of the New Patriotic Party, Dr. Matthew Opoku-Prempeh is predicting what he terms a catastrophic situation for Ghana should the violence which has characterized the ongoing biometric registration exercise continue unabated.

Read more...

It's an offence to physically stop others from registering - EC Official

Friday, 31 July 2015 19:23

Head of Public Affairs at the Electoral Commission, Mr Christian Owusu Pare, has warned that it is illegal for anyone to physically prevent others from taking part in the ongoing biometric registration exercise.

Pockets of violence have been recorded since the exercise began on Saturday. One person was hacked with a machete Sunday in the Brong Ahafo region while a 12-year-old boy sustained gunshot wounds at the Foase Kokoben Electoral area in Kumasi when an agent of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), in an attempt to control some commotion at a polling centre in the Bekwai Constituency, pulled a gun apparently intending to fire a warning shot but injured the boy in the process.

Read more...

NPP accuses EC, NDC of manipulation

Friday, 31 July 2015 19:23

The opposition New Patriotic Party is accusing the Electoral Commission of colluding with the ruling National Democratic Congress to manipulate the biometric registration exercise. A statement signed by Michael Kwabena Ampong, Greater Accra Region Director of Communications said new registration centres have been created without the knowledge of the NPP.

Read more...