0 comments Jan 182013

Written by H. Kwesi Prempeh.

As with most things in Ghana in these democratic times, reaction to the decision of the NPP to contest the result and other aspects of the December 2012 elections in court is split along party lines: most NDC loyalists and sympathisers find the decision objectionable and unnecessary, while NPP loyalists and …

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0 comments Jan 182013

Ghana Decides Desk Report

President Mahama

The President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, has nominated seven more people as Ministers of State. This was contained in a statement signed by the Executive Secretary to the President, Dr Raymond Atuguba. President Mahama had, on 11 January 2012, submitted the names of 12 other persons to parliament, as …

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0 comments Jan 162013

Written by Roxanne Scott

Supreme Court of Ghana

In response to the New Patriotic Party’s petition that is contesting the declaration of President Mahama as winner of the 2012 presidential elections, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) filed a motion for joinder.

The NDC has filed the joinder on the basis that it was an interested party in …

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0 comments Jan 152013

The Volta Regional secretariat of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has released timetables for nominations for the vacant Akatsi-South and Buem constituencies to be held in January 2013.

According to a press release signed by Simon Amegashie-Viglo, Volta Regional Secretary of the NDC, nominations for the Akatsi-South Constituency opens on Saturday, January 12 and closes on …

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1 comment Jan 112013

Ghana Decides Desk Report

The first list of Ministerial appointments made by President John Mahama has been presented to parliament.

President Mahama

The President earlier in the week appointed as his Chief of Staff, Mr. Prosper Douglas Kwesi Bani, Dr. Sulley Gariba was appointed to the newly created position of Senior Policy coordinator, Mr Roger Kwesi Angsomwine was named as new Secretary …

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0 comments Jan 102013

Report by Jerome Kuseh, for Ghana Decides

In the first hearing of the much awaited application by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to join a suit filed by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) against the Electoral Commission (EC) and President John Mahama, the Supreme Court has adjourned hearing due to a protest by the NPP against …

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0 comments Jan 072013

Written by Roxanne Scott, for GhanaDecides.

An estimated 50,000 Ghanaians took to the Independence Square to celebrate the swearing in of President Mahama today, 7 January 2013.

Ghanaians arrived hours before the 8:30am time to be seated. The Independence Square was in full swing at 6:30am with attendees wearing the colors of the NDC, And taking their …

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0 comments Jan 072013

Written by Roxanne Scott, GhanaDecides.

By 9:20 am most attendees have taken their seats while the crowd waited for Heads of States and other dignitaries to be seated. Attendees patiently waited with band music, inaudible announcements, and dance groups played in the background. It was a good opportunity to get some opinions. Here are what some …

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0 comments Jan 072013

Written by Roxanne Scott

I was warned to get to Independence Square as early as possible.  That warning served me well. And with  the Inauguration set to start at 10:00 am, by 8:00 am, seats were packed at the legendary Independence Square.

I arrived at the Independence Square about 6:45 am. With seating to be completed by …

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0 comments Jan 072013

President John Mahama was born on November 29, 1958 at Damongo, in the Northern Region of Ghana.

He is a communications expert, historian, writer, former Member of Parliament and Minister of State, and immediate former Vice-President of Ghana.

He ascended to the high office of President following the death of the incumbent President John Evans Atta Mills on …

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