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Mr Freddie Blay at the NPP delegates congress in Bolgatanga

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The acting National Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Freddie Blay, has charged the media to help expose individuals and groups of people, particularly within the opposition parties, who peddle lies and falsehood against the government.

He was of the view that the media had over the years remained professional, hence it should also help articulate the policies and programmes of the NPP government for the benefit of Ghanaians.

Mrs Justice Irene Charity Larbi

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Litigants across the country have been advised to resort to the court-connected Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) means of resolving cases.

This is because it is by far easier, faster and less expensive than seeking arbitration in the traditional courts.

A justice of the Appeal Court who is in charge of ADR, Mrs Justice Irene Charity Larbi, gave the advice when she addressed a section of the media and relevant stakeholders at the launch of ADR Week in Ho last Monday.

Mrs Charlotte Osei, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission

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A senior political science lecturer at the Department of Political Science of the University of Ghana, Professor Ransford Edward Gyampo has admonished the three commissioners of the Electoral Commission (EC) to resign their positions willingly in order to save the integrity of the commission.

According to him, the resignation of Mrs Charlotte Osei, chairperson and her two deputies, Mr Amadu Sulley and Ms Georgina Opoku Amankwaa would protect the image of the commission from being dragged further into disrepute.

Chairman of the National Democratic Congress, Mr Kofi Portuphy

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The Leader and the Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Kofi Portuphy, has stated that the implementation of the Representation of the People’s (Amendment) Act 2006 (Act 699) (ROPAA) raises a lot of questions and concerns which needs to be addressed before its enforcement.

Mr Portuphy said, for instance, issues with cost, transparency, polling agents among others militated against the implementation of the law.

Deputy Chairperson in charge of Corporate Services at the Electoral Commission, Madam Georgina Opoku Amankwaa

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The Deputy Chairperson in charge of Corporate Services at the Electoral Commission, Madam Georgina Opoku Amankwaa has explained she will state her side on the allegations leveled against her when the opportunity is offered.

In a disclaimer dated Tuesday July 25, 2017, distancing herself from a purported press statement said to have come from her responding to allegations levelled against her by the chairperson of the EC, Mrs Charlotte Osei, and circulating on social media, Madam Amankwaa said she has not issued any such press release.

Mrs Charlotte Osei — EC boss

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The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Charlotte Osei, is to appear before the leadership of Parliament today for a discussion on the agitations at the commission.

She would also appear before the Committee of the Whole (an exclusive meeting of only Members of Parliament (MPs) to answer questions on the total amount that the EC collected from media representatives for covering the 2016 Election as well as replacement for lost or misplaced voter’s identity (ID) cards and how the amounts had been applied.

'I’m thinking of running for president' - Amissah-Arthur

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Former Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has said he is thinking about contesting the 2020 presidential election on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Mr Amissah-Arthur told journalists at the Asomdwee Park on the sidelines of the commemoration ceremony of the fifth anniversary of President John Evans Atta Mills’ death that: "I am not considering it [running for president] but people have come to me and I am thinking about it".

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Charlotte Osei, has levelled damning allegations against her two deputies.

She has accused the Deputy Chairperson in charge of Operations, Mr Amadu Sulley, of collecting GH¢6 million from some political parties for the organisation of party primaries, without recourse to the structures of the EC.

Osagyefo Kwame Akosua X, Omanhen, Enyan Abaasa Traditional Area

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The chiefs and people of Ajumako Enyan Essiam Traditional Area in the Central Region have expressed appreciation to President Akufo-Addo, for nominating Dr John Kofi Mensah for appointment as Managing Director of the ADB Bank.

At a press conference on Monday, addressed by Osagyefo Kwame Akosua X, Omanhen of Enyan Abaasa Traditional Area, and supported by some other chiefs from the area, they said Dr. Kofi Mensah's contribution to the socio-economic development of the district has been immense.