Prior to the district level and unit committee elections later this year, the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) is taking Thursday, February 16 into consideration for its planned continuous registration.
The Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) should hold two sessions before the date is set, according to the EC’s timetable, as seen by DEK360ghana.
In addition, the Commission plans to establish district and regional IPACs as part of a comprehensive procedure prior to registration.
If the registration goes as planned and smoothly, the register will then be displayed between Tuesday, June 6 and Saturday, June 10.
All of these will be done in order to get ready for the upcoming district level and unit committee elections, which are anticipated to take place on Tuesday, October 3.
It is anticipated that the elections will act as a trial run for the next national elections in 2024.
Particularly important will be the presidential elections because Ghana will select a new leader after eight years.
Alan Kyerematen withdraws from NPP presidential race
Alan Kyerematen, a former trade minister, has resigned from the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) presidential contest.
On Tuesday, September 5, he released a statement announcing his resignation.
In the super delegates meeting that was held on August 26th, Mr. Kyerematen came in third.
When announcing his decision to withdraw from the November 4 general election, he said, “The level of intimidation of varying intensity, unleashed on a significant number of Delegates at various Voting Centers across the sixteen regions, is unprecedented in the history of our Party.
Additionally, the fact that my polling agent in the North East region suffered severe eye damage as a result of his brave and daring attempt to ensure adherence to the election’s rules and regulations as approved by the Presidential Elections Committee will always be remembered as a dark chapter in the Party’s history of internal elections.
“This incident and many violent and conspiratorial behaviors reported in other Voting Centers are abhorrent, despicable, and inhumane. I will always fight for the interests of those who work for me and with me because I care about their safety.
Delegates and NPP Chair Asene Manso Akroso support Ken Ohene Agyapong
Assin Central Member of Parliament Ken Ohene Agyapong has received the backing of the Asene Manso Akroso (AMA) Constituency Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Sampson Kwadwo Effah, and all of the constituency’s delegates to become the NPP’s flagbearer.
He declared, “I am for Ken, we are for Ken,” when Mr. Ohene Agyapong visited the area as part of his campaign.
He said, “Delegates at Akroso, Asene Manso that I lead, we are here to support you, we were waiting for you to come.”
Ahead of the general elections in 2024, Mr. Agyapong is running for election as the NPP’s flagbearer.
He thinks he is in a position to assist the NPP in ending the eight-year electoral cycle.
He highlighted his experience as a businessman who has founded multiple companies in the nation as one of the reasons why people should vote for him because of his capacity to generate employment.
The proposed new debt restructure is evil and ineffective. Sam George: “Akufo-Addo government is mortgaging the lives of Ghanaians.”
Samuel Nartey George, a member of parliament for Ningo Prampram, has called the Akufo-Addo administration evil and inept.
His remark comes after Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta invited pensioners to participate in a new debt restructuring plan he was putting up.
On Monday, April 17, he remarked, “They have raped the public purse,” when discussing the Big Issue on TV3. People lost money during the financial clean-up and debt exchange, and now you’re going after pension funds while claiming that we shouldn’t talk.
He said, “This is a wicked, stupid, and incompetent government.”
However, Sylvester Tetteh, a member of parliament for Ngleshie-Amanfrom, claimed that the Finance Minister is not pressuring pensioners to participate in the new debt restructuring scheme.
He claims that only pensioners are being invited by the minister.
He explained that (the Finance Minister) was merely offering a suggestion and inviting others to participate.
“He is not putting a gun to the neck of the people,” he continued.
A new debt restructure has been proposed by Mr. Ofori-Atta.
He is requesting permission from the Board of Trustees of pension funds to include pension money in the new proposal.
According to him, the proposal was “crafted to facilitate the execution of the MoU, addressing the Financial Needs of the Government while maintaining the Value of the Pension Funds.”
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