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Credible information available to the New Statesman indicates that the Electoral Commission has prepared a budget of $230 million for a possible compilation of a new biometric voters register for the 2016 general elections.

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 There are growing concerns over the quality of politics in Ghana. Why people choose to support particular political parties. What motivates allegiances and how all that can affect the nature of our democracy and the general good that society benefits from it.

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There is little time for Mr Mahama and the NDC to turn the economy around before the December 2016 presidential and legislative elections.

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LESS than 24 hours from today, on Saturday, April 16, Nigeria will hold its fourth presidential election since the Fourth Republic began and it is billed to be the most competitive so far. Not only that, in spite of faltering start, Nigeria’s 2011 general elections have been so far roundly hailed as relatively the most credible in the country since the world’s largest black nation returned to democracy 12 years ago. Ensuring the integrity of Nigeria’s elections is crucial to the future of democracy in Africa, especially coming in the year that some 19 presidential elections were on the cards. Laurent Gbagbo had to be arrested to involuntarily concede his obvious defeat, the people of two North African nations had to force out their ‘elected’ dictators. In the meantime, the battle to introduce multiparty democracy to Libya is raging violently without any clear indication which direction the missiles of resistance from both sides of the struggle may drop.
Election petition verdict was “corrupt judgment” - Gabby
A leading member of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko says Thursday’s verdict on the election petition case was a “farcical” and “corrupt judgement”. “This was a corrupt judgement, and I say so without apologies”, the Danquah Institute Executive Director wrote on his facebook wall. Mr. Othcere-Darko, a cousin to the 2012 presidential Candidate of NPP, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, said the judgment by the nine-member panel of the Supreme Court was “potentially dangerous to our democracy”.
Address by K. B. Amissah-Arthur, Governor of The Bank of Ghana at the Launch of the Guidelines on AML/CFT For Banks and Non-Bank Financial Institutions, January 4, 2012.
It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the launch of guidelines on Anti-Money Laundering and the Combating of the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) for our Banks and Non-Bank Financial Institutions. This document has been jointly prepared by the Bank of Ghana and the Financial Intelligence Centre. This event follows on the launch of AML/CFT guidelines for capital market operators by the Securities and Exchange Commission on 20th December 2011.
Election 2012 petition verdict: Judgement of JSC Ansah
The facts surrounding this suit have been fully played out in near epic dimensions before the public. However, there is no way this suit can be seen as a likeness of the numerous cases on various aspects of our 1992 Constitution. Indeed, I venture to say it cannot be compared to any of the cases touching on various aspects of all our previous Constitutions.
EC lauds registration exercise
The Electoral Commission (EC) says it is impressed with the level of patronage in the just ended voters registration exercise. According to the Public Relations Officer of the commission, Christian Owusu-Parry, the exercise went on well, having assessed its successes since Sunday.
The system called biometric
Before I walked into the conference room of The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) that afternoon, I knew very little about the biometric system and its implications for Ghana’s 2012 elections. And though I learnt a lot that day, I am still not one of the self-proclaimed experts of the biometric voter registration system who shout themselves coarse everyday on our airwaves.
Arthur K.: Changing the “Rule of Law” to the “Rule of Parties”
Weep for our country! Weep for the rule of law! Despite the fine words of our constitution and the stirring cadences of our national anthem, we live, not under the “rule of law” but the “rule of parties”. In the last few weeks, as the Tuobodom-Techiman-Asante crisis has unfolded, we have been reminded, forcefully, that being on the right side of the political or chieftaincy divide, in Ghana, matters more than being on the right side of the law. Of course, we did not just get to the rule of party. We have been on this ill-fated journey since independence and chieftaincy has been a major but by no means the only catalyst.
 Ghana cocoa's reputation at risk
Concerns over Ghana's management of its cocoa sector, hit by a surprise crop failure this season, have undermined its relationship with the industry and threaten its reputation as the world's premier supplier of top-quality beans, traders said.
Fraud and corruption is costing Britain £30 billion a year
It is almost 25 years since the Roskill Report published its radical recommendations for improving the way complex fraud, corruption and financial market crimes are tackled. In that time the complexity of business transactions and the amount of activity in financial markets have both increased dramatically.
WASHINGTON, March 31, 2011 The Government of Ghana over the past one week has been granted a total of US$295 million by the World Bank Board to support its developmental process. The Land Administration Project-2 (US$50m) was approved today, March 31 2011; whilst the Skills and Technology Development Project (US70m) and Local Government Capacity Support Project (US$175m) were approved on March 29th and March 22nd , 2011 respectively.