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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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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.

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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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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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Oil and the 2012 Budget Statement – Reflections on the Ghanaian Economy
Budgets have become annual rituals and have defined the directions of the economy. It therefore does not evoke the level of interests it did in the past. However, the last two Budget Statements of the Government of Ghana have been significant for two reasons. First, the introduction of oil revenues to the budget has raised expectations of Ghanaians for improvement in their living conditions and whether oil could provide that boost is a function of its management which the Budget has responsibility for. Click here for full article
Akufo-Addo to address inaugural Liberty Lecture
The Danquah Institute will on Wednesday, August 31, 2012 hold its inaugural annual liberty lecture with the 2012 Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo delivering a paper on the theme “Building a Society of Opportunities in Ghana”. The lecture takes place at the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons at 6:30pm, with Nana Akufo-Addo set to deliver his speech at 7pm.
G20: Bonus for the poor?
All the focus at the G20’s meeting in Pittsburgh this week will be on bankers’ bonuses. But there are other credit-crunch issues that affect millions of people, rather than hundreds, and which are not getting the attention they deserve--like removing trade barriers against the world’s poorest countries. The G20 has talked big on trade but achieved little. At the G20 London Summit in April this year leaders pledged to “do whatever is necessary to (…) promote global trade and investment and reject protectionism, to underpin prosperity.” Since then nothing has happened, except worrying signs of increased protectionism.
Verification and Validation Issues in Electronic Voting
Electronic democracy (e-democracy) is a necessity in this era of computers and information technology. Electronic election (e-election) is one of the most important applications of e-democracy, because of the importance of the voters’ privacy and the possibility of frauds. Electronic voting (e-voting) is the most significant part of e-election, which refers to the use of computers or computerised voting equipment to cast ballots in an election. Due to the rapid growth of computer technologies and advances in cryptographic techniques, e-voting is now an applicable alternative for many non-governmental elections. However, security demands become higher when voting takes place in the political arena. Click here for full report
54 Members of Parliament have petitioned the Speaker of Parliament to recall Members for an emergency deliberation to set up an urgent enquiry on the District Assembly elections fiasco. The petition, signed by 54 MPs from the Minority side of the House, including Independent MPs, is in accordance with Article 112(3) and Order 38(1) of the Standing Orders of Parliament, which allows 15% of Members to request for a an urgent meeting of Parliament and for the Speaker to, within a week, summon a meeting of Parliament for the consideration of the urgent agenda.
The Head of IT at the Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Peter Akumiah, has emphatically stated that Ghana will employ the use of a Biometric Voter Register for the 2012 elections. This statement was made in a response to a question put to the head of IT at the Electoral Commission by Mr. Gabby Otchere-Darko, Executive Director of the Danquah Institute at a conference organised by the Institute to interrogate issues pertaining to the introduction of a Biometric Voter Registration and Electronic Voting in Ghana. Mr. Akumiah said a biometric voter register would be implemented for the 2012 elections and could be completed in about a year’s time “if all things work out well,” he said.
EU to invest in West Africa to check emigration
The European Union has moved to check emigration from West Africa by voting to invest 1.15 billion euros in aid for West Africa through to 2020.
Evidence Of Malpractices, Violations And Irregularities In The 2012 Presidential Election
OVERVIEW : BACKGROUND THE STATEMENT OF POLL AND DECLARATION OF RESULTS FORM NATURE OF THE MALPRACTICES, VIOLATIONS AND IRREGULARITIES FOUND DETAILS OF MALPRACTICES, VIOLATIONS AND IRREGULARITIES – STATISTICAL EVIDENCE Click Here for Full Presentation
Extreme weather, extreme prices – what will more erratic weather do to food prices?
With greenhouse gas emissions at an all time high, and the world lurching towards a third food price spike in four years following the worst US drought since the 1950s, there is an alarming gap in our knowledge - how will an increase in extreme weather caused by climate change affect future food prices? To date, research on food prices and climate change has looked almost exclusively at the averages: how gradually rising temperatures and changing rainfall patterns will affect long-run average prices. It points to a future of higher food prices: Oxfam-commissioned research last year suggested food prices could double in the next 20 years
Dr Mahamudu Bawumia's Affidavit in pursuant of the Supreme Court Order of April 2nd 2013
In the matter of a petition challenging the validity of the election of John Dramani Mahama as President of the Republic of Ghana pursuant to the presidential election held on 7th and 8th December 2012 Click here for full document