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  • 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

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  • 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.”

NDC’s 100 days of ridding filth, left Ghana ridden with cholera – Dr Bawumia

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One of the major challenges militating the development of the country, undoubtedly, is the issue of sanitation, and all the four vice presidential candidates who participated in the IEA debate conceded that the prevailing condition is nothing to write home about.

Currently, the percentage of persons who have access to good sanitation is hovering around 14%, woefully below the recommended 55% by the Millennium Development Goals.

 

The four who took their turn to espouse what their next government under their leadership would do to address the situation across the country agreed that sanitation affects health adversely, as well as the need for public education to mitigate the menace.

The NPP vice presidential candidate, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia drew the first blood when he accused the NDC government of failing to rid the country of filth within the 100 days as it promised.

Rather, the nation, according to Dr Bawumia, is “ridden with cholera”.

He said the NPP government would move from just waste collection to waste management where the private sector would be supported to invest in waste collection and management.

Dr Bawumia also announced that they would venture into the generation of power from waste.

He said during the last four year term of the NPP, three agreements were signed for 50 megawatts waste power projects in Takoradi, Kumasi and Tema. “This something we are going to pursue should Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo become president,” he assured.

He said the public health inspectorate would be reintroduced to ensure good sanitation in our environment. He said since sanitation goes hand in hand with water, the NPP government would implement the national water policy and increase supply of water in urban areas.

According to Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, NDC Vice presidential candidate, the public health inspectorate that the NPP talked has already been reintroduced.

Mr Amissah-Arthur, who is also the Vice President, raised concern about choked gutters in which he said “shows lack of seriousness on sanitation issues in the country”.

He noted that lack of toilet in compound houses is “one of the main contributors to the bad sanitary condition especially in the cities…because people are going to the beaches and defecating and messing up the atmosphere.

“So the first thing we have done is to reorient people away from this by creating a housing code that imposes a responsibility on landlords to have toilets in their houses.”



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