Posts tagged "Elections"

0 comments Nov 152012

When I was in primary school, our area champion told me, “Ghana stood for: God Has Anointed Nkrumah Already”. I believed him. I had no reason not to; after all, he was the area champion. You cannot believe my surprise when a few years later my Dad told me Ghana was the name of some …

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0 comments Nov 142012

You’re in traffic and then you hear the incessant sound of someone’s hand pressed against a car horn. The driver has their car indicator lights flashing, and often you see someone who is, presumably a family member or friend, propping up a visibly ill person in the backseat. That’s the Ghanaian citizen’s response to the …

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0 comments Nov 132012

What was kpokpoi?
It was the rich man’s meal
Araba Last-Stop could no longer afford it.
Sophisticated Akwele was no longer beyond
the reach of Ato, the fitter
He made her strip at knife point
and ‘fitted’ something into her

The Ga’s had mobilised their forces
Eight-year old skilled men
taking commands from 50 year old war commandos.
Attack on Ewes was mandatory
and a husband …

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0 comments Nov 132012

Report by Abu Mubarik, for Ghana Decides

Presidential candidate for the Convention People’s Party, Dr. Michael Abu Sakara has deepened the call for a free compulsory Senior High School for all, saying that it is not one that should be seen as a political gimmick.

Dr. Abu Sakara – Presidential Candidate of the CPP. Photo credit: …

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0 comments Nov 072012

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Ghana Decides in collaboration with Google Ghana will be holding a series of Google Plus Hangouts for Ghanaian women in politics.

Ghanaian women. Photo credit: Ghana Decides

The Hangouts are anticipated to draw participants from Civil Society Organisations, including ABANTU for Development, Ark Foundation, African Women Development Fund (AWDF), The Gender Centre and WILDAF; …

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0 comments Nov 022012

And so it came to pass that on 30 October 2012, in faraway Tamale, the much awaited IEA debate was held. The CPP, NDC, NPP and PNC presidential candidates were finally on one stage. I don’t remember the last debate getting so much attention from the youth, I could be wrong.

After the usual long introductions …

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0 comments Oct 312012

Report by Jerome Kuseh

The first of the Institute of Economic Affairs’ (IEA) presidential debates came off yesterday, October 30, 2012 in Tamale in the Northern region. The debate featured President John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC); Dr Abu Sakara Foster, candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP); Mr Hassan Ayariga of the People’s …

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0 comments Oct 292012

There I was, minding my own business at a bus station when some random bloke asked me, “Why can’t our politicians talk about issues?” The fact that someone who I had never met thought that I understood the way the mind of a Ghanaian politician worked was a bit disturbing. Out of curiosity I asked …

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0 comments Oct 232012

By Jerome Kuseh,

The Electoral Commission (EC) has advised stakeholders to play their various roles in the upcoming election to ensure a free and fair election in December.

EC Afari Gyan. Photo credit:

Speaking at a colloquium on peace during the elections, held earlier today at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Centre in Teshie, a member …

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0 comments Oct 232012

National Security Coordinator. Photo credit: Ghananation

The National Security Coordinator, Lt. Col. Larry Gbevlo Lartey has called for the current security apparatus in the country to be be reviewed, especially for the purposes of ensuring peace during elections.

Lt. Col. Gbevlo Lartey, who was speaking earlier this morning at a Colloquium on peace in elections at …

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