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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.”


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NDC can't buy conscience of Ghanaians - Kufuor

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Former President J.A. Kufuor has accused the National Democratic Congress (NDC) of resorting to vote buying ahead of the December 7 elections and warned the party that the conscience of the Ghanaian people is not for sale.

Speaking to a large number of New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters and leading members who had braved hours of heavy downpour in Kumasi to attend a rally, Mr. Kufuor said that Ghanaians are wide awake and discerning and that they will vote the NDC out, especially because the vote buying money came from the state.

He asked why the NDC, which claimed to have undertaken many development projects, was using handouts to entice voters. Ghanaians, he said, yearn for development and the transformation of the economy, both of which have been promised by NPP presidential candidate Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, rather than election-time gifts from the NDC.

Kufuor predicted that the NPP and Nana Akufo-Addo would decisively win the December 7 elections in the first round.

He explained that Ghanaians had already decided on the NPP because of its solid record of past achievements as well as the policies and programmes proposed by Nana Akufo-Addo.

Former President Kufuor, who stood drenched in the rain, said that all those vying for the presidency have laid bare their policies and that Akufo-Addo promises economic transformation, freedom and justice and free senior high school education.

He told the crowd that unfortunately for the NDC, even though it was the incumbent government, it had failed to tell Ghanaians what it would do and instead resorted to attacking the NPP.

He told the party faithful that their indifference to the rain was a clear indication that they were ready to lead the way by voting massively for a resounding NPP victory, adding that regions not considered NPP strongholds have also decided to vote in large numbers for the NPP.

Grateful to the huge crowd at the Kumasi Jubilee Park that had braved the rain, Nana Akufo-Addo told his supporters that they had honoured him and urged them to go out and vote massively for the NPP.

He advised the people not to feel intimidated by NDC threats.

Nana Akufo-Addo, whose speech was occasionally interrupted by deafening shouts of “free education,” expressed surprise at the determination that had inspired the crowd to spend hours in the rain.

He thanked God for seeing Ghanaians through four years of poverty and hardship brought about by NDC governance and assured them that this chapter of Ghana’s history will come to an end on December 7 when the majority of Ghanaians will vote to kick out the NDC and usher in the NPP.

He spoke of the NPP's plans to transform the economy, generate employment opportunities and also institute free senior high school for all.

It was at that time that the stage caved in, sending all those standing on it tumbling to the ground.

When the crowd witnessed the accident, some supporters dropped to their knees and prayed to God to intervene for the safety of their presidential candidate and other leading party members including former President Kufuor.

Minutes later, when their prayers had apparently been answered, Nana Akufo-Addo mounted the stage again, expressed gratitude to the Almighty God for allowing him to escape unhurt, and promised the people that victory was on its way.



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