The Deputy Executive Director of Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD), Dr Franklin Oduro, has raised issues with the resort to manual verification of voters during last December’s referendum, saying it created room for circumventing electoral rules to perpetuate anomalies.
Local governance experts have thrown their weight behind the election of chief executives of metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs) by the citizens to entrench democratic governance in the country.
Former President John Dramani Mahama has reacted to social media commentary suggesting that the leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) held a meeting in a forest for fear of being secretly recorded.
The Electoral Commission (EC) has given the strongest indication yet that it will not relent in its effort to enforce the provisions of the Political Parties Act, 2000 (Act 574) to ensure that all political parties play to the rules of the game.
The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) is bemoaning the lack of sustained action on the part of successive administrations to adequately resource road safety institutions, to ensure they deliver on their mandates of education and enforcement of rules towards the prevention of avoidable fatal road crashes.
The Deputy Minister of Information, Pius Enam Hadzide has suggested that a flyer which claimed that the Ministry of Finance (MoF) held a party to celebrate recent economic successes was the creation of a troll or an overzealous staff.
The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has intensified its activities in the Bono and Ahafo regions with the election of executives in some constituencies to steer affairs of the party in their respective areas.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, has stated that for democracy to thrive in Africa, it must be localised and centralised on the rich foundations of the continent’s values.
The leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expressed its readiness to meet with the leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for discussion to commence on any day and venue regarding the disbandment of political vigilante groups in the country.
The Executive Director of the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), Professor Henry Kwasi Prempeh, has identified clauses in laws which give sector ministers the right to use their discretion as undermining the fight against corruption.
The Office of the Head of Local Government Service (OHLGS) has begun a nationwide investigation into alleged scanning and falsification of official documents by internal auditors and engineers in the metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs) to fleece the country.
The Electoral Commission (EC) will not defy a court decision ordering it to operationalise the Representation of People Amendment Act (ROPAA) to allow Ghanaians abroad to vote in national elections, the commission has said.
The 2020 presidential candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr John Dramani Mahama, has noted that the greatest difficulty that face many institutions, including the church, is the lack of succession planning.
The Police Administration has requested Parliament to release Mr Kennedy Agyapong, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Assin Central, to assist the police with investigations into a case of assault lodged against him.
The government has accused the Minority in Parliament for what it described as a deliberate attempt to use the depreciation of the country’s currency to project fear into Ghanaians, particularly the business community.