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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.


The chairman of the National Peace Council, Most Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante, has expressed worry over what he described as “entrenched positions” taken by some political parties on how to hold successful elections.


Last week, the NPP led a brave charge for a new register at a public forum which I maintain was arranged to reject that very proposition. Leading the vociferous charge against disturbing the current register was the ruling National Democratic Congress, supported by parties, most of whom exist only on paper, but have reserved seats at the IPAC table.


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NDC Addresses to Supreme Court of Ghana
Our case is a fortiori the above cases as there is, here, no evidence of transgressions of the law by any voter, but simply some administrative errors in entries in the filling of forms.No credible evidence of violations of substantive rules regarding the conduct of voting has been provided to Your Lordships.We respectfully ask this Honourable Court to dismiss the Petition and uphold the declaration made by the Chairman of the Electoral Commission on 9
I consider it a privilege and honour to be asked by the Media Foundation for West Africa to join in the double celebration of its 10th Anniversary and that of the repeal of the Criminal Libel Law and to be asked to deliver an address on “CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGES OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION: SIGNIFICANCE AND CHALLENGES. I readily accepted the kind invitation of the Executive Director of MFWA, Professor Kwame Karikari, not only because this invitation is a duty I must honour as Chairman of the NMC, but more importantly because I belong to that generation of journalists who fought for media freedoms and have seen the two sides of the coin, what it is to be a journalist or a citizen living under a CULTURE OF SILENCE, and under a CULTURE OF FREEDOM.
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”.
Immigration officers demonstrate over special voting
Some Immigration officers at Sampa in the Jaman North District of the Bono Ahafo Region are angry with the Electoral Commission (EC) for refusing to allow them to vote in Tuesday's special voting exercise. The EC is currently conducting a nationwide special vote for security personnel and EC staff who will be working on Election Day, December 7.
The modern state of Ghana was formed in 1957 from several territorial units administered under British colonial authority. These included the Gold Coast Colony, the traditional state of Ashanti, the Northern Territories Protectorate, and the Trust Territory of British Togo land. Early nationalist movements were active primarily within the Gold Coast Colony, which had achieved some measure of indigenous participation in governmental organs by 1946. Prominent in the movement for self-government was J.B. Danquah, instrumental in the founding of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC) in 1946 and Kwame Nkrumah, who formed the Convention People's Party (CPP) two years later.
Government’s decision to cut spending on capitation grant and other social interventions hurting education
The Danquah Institute is worried about the institutionalised nurturing of a future of hopelessness and uncertainties for an estimated 90 percent of Ghanaian children. The situation is being worsened by the policy decision of the current Government to slash funding in the critical areas of Capitation Grant, School Feeding, Teacher Training/Incentives, Textbooks, and the overall administration and investment areas of the Education Sector. The amount allocated under the new Social Intervention Programme (SIP) to Education of GH¢102.9 million is not enough to keep up with inflation. This would hurt the positive trend over the last six years or so which has seen more and more children from deprived backgrounds gaining access to education.
Thabo Mbeki letter to Jan Ping
Your Excellency,I have the honour to convey my compliments and to request your indulgence to spare some of your valuable time to consider the humble suggestions relating to Côte d’Ivoire as contained in this letter.Understandably, the efforts of the AU and ECOWAS to resolve the current Ivorian political crisis have focused on settling the issue of who should assume the Presidency of the country. read more >>>
Lecture Delivered as Part of the Lecture Series on Electoral Integrity on the Invitation of The Obafemi Awolowo Institute of Government and Public Policy INTRODUCTION 1.1 As was accurately noted in the Report of the Uwais Committee on Electoral Reform, the 85-year old history of elections in Nigeria shows a progressive degeneration of outcomes. “Thus, the 2007 elections are believed to be the worst since the first elections held in 1922”.1 The Report continues with the following gloomy observation. Full Document
DI Warns: Ec Cannot Create New Constituecies Based On New Districts
The Danquah Institute is concerned about what appears to be an unconstitutional attempt on the part of Government to compel the Electoral Commission to create new constituencies based on the apparent creation of 42 new districts recently. This, we believe, is based on a wrong and strange interpretation of the law that a constituency cannot fall in two districts. Therefore, once the Executive, with the support of its parliamentary majority, goes ahead to create a new district, which then leads to the splitting up of a constituency into the old and new administrative areas, then the EC has to follow suit and create a new constituency for the new district.
Written Address of Counsel for John Mahama
On the 7th and 8th days of December, 2012, Ghana held its presidential and parliamentary elections. The presidential election was contested by seven (7) candidates who were sponsored by political parties and one (1) other who contested as an independent candidate. The 1st respondent was the candidate of the John Dramani Mahama. The elections were originally fixed for 7th December, 2012. Polls in certain polling stations were adjourned to 8th December, 2012, owing to the alleged failure of the biometric verification devices (BVD).