Politics News Summaries for November 27, 2020
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UG's Political Science Department survey bogus
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UG's Political Science Department survey bogus


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The flagbearer of the Ghana Union Movement, Christian Kwabena Andrews has downplayed the survey conducted by the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana.
"It is bogus research. There is nothing good that will come out of it. It is going to prove to Ghanaians that these people are not truthful. This is bogus research. The outcome of the research will prove what I am telling you."
According to the UG Political Science Department, the survey sampled 11,000 respondents nationwide.


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Show Us The Roadmap To Declaring Results Within 24 Hours After Voting
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Show Us The Roadmap To Declaring Results Within 24 Hours After Voting


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"The Electoral Commission should give us the roadmap as to how it will be able to collate all the results at various centres and then declare the winner within the 24 hours. The EC should tell us; they should take us through it so that we can all understand them," he demanded.
Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, Director of Elections for the NDC addressing a press conference in Accra on Wednesday has stated emphatically that the agenda of the Electoral Commission to declare the results within 24 hours is unattainable as it will end up in giving unrealistic results.


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Akufo-Addo Has Nothing To Show For GH¢154bn Debt
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Akufo-Addo Has Nothing To Show For GH¢154bn Debt


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He said while the country had accumulated a total debt stock of GH¢122 billion between 1957 and 2016, when he left office, President Akufo-Addo had added about GH¢154 billion to the public debt in just four years.
He said beyond the debt accumulations being high, the President and the governing party had virtually nothing to show for the increased fiscal burden that he has imposed on the economy through the debts.


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Fundraising short code launched for construction of National Cathedral
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Fundraising short code launched for construction of National Cathedral


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The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo last Wednesday launched a fund-raising short code, *979#, to enable people to contribute towards the construction of the National Cathedral, an initiative of the clergy.
"I am very grateful to all the men and women of God who have pioneered this enterprise and are making the project work, especially members of the National Cathedral Board of Trustees who have led the enterprise with great enthusiasm and commitment," he said.
A member of the board responsible for fundraising, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, said just as Prophet Nehemiah in the Bible endured criticism and opposition in his quest to build a House of God, so also had the construction of the cathedral faced some opposition.


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2020 Elections: Akufo-Addo, Mahama To Sign Peace Pact
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2020 Elections: Akufo-Addo, Mahama To Sign Peace Pact


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Ahead of the December 7, 2020 elections, the presidential candidates of the New Patriotic Party and the National Democratic Congress, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and former President John Dramani Mahama, respectively, will sign a Presidential Elections Peace Pact on December 3, 2020.
2020 PEPP. The 2020 PEPP follows the NPC-facilitated dialogue on eradicating vigilante violence which led to the NPP and the NDC adopting the code of conduct and the road map for eradicating vigilante violence in Ghana.


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Nana Akufo-Addo Deserves 4 More Years For Introducing Free SHS- NPP USA Women's Organizer
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Nana Akufo-Addo Deserves 4 More Years For Introducing Free SHS- NPP USA Women's Organizer


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According to the NPP USA Women's Organizer due to the introduction of the free SHS, Nana Akufo-Addo, deserves another four more years to continue to manage the country and to fulfill the wishes of Ghanaians.
"NPP should look beyond four more years in ruling the country but rather aim at 32 years of continuous rule to develop the country sustainably." She told Oheneba Nana Asiedu.


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Vokacom Limited changes name to Afrifanom Limited
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Vokacom Limited changes name to Afrifanom Limited


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Vokacom Limited, Ghana's premier IT company has unveiled its new name, Afrifanom Limited.
"More importantly, Afrifanom would like to assure all its stakeholders that the change of name will not affect the nature, staff and board of the company, all documents and business interests bearing the former name still hold valid," the company added in the statement.
Afrifanom Limited has earned recognition on the domestic stage winning Software Company of the Year for three consecutive years and Mobile VAS Company of the year at Ghana Information Technology & Telecom Awards.


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The Second Victory Of Prez Akufo-Addo Has Been Sealed By God
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The Second Victory Of Prez Akufo-Addo Has Been Sealed By God


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The National Women Organiser of the governing NPP, Kate Gyamfua, has stated that the second term victory of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been sealed by God and only requires the small effort from members of the party to cement it.
According to her, though God has given the victory to the party, come December 7, members must also do their part in ensuring that it does not slip from their hands.


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EC organises crunch meeting to address issues of 2020 polls
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EC organises crunch meeting to address issues of 2020 polls


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The Electoral Commission is this afternoon holding a crucial Inter-Party Advisory Committee meeting on the national elections which is 11 days away.
The meeting is also expected to address issues of voter verification on the election day, and the Commission's result declaration timelines.
The Electoral Commission is expected to come to a consensus with the political parties on these and other issues on the agenda for this meeting.


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Slain Mfantseman MP to be laid to rest tomorrow
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Slain Mfantseman MP to be laid to rest tomorrow


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Slain former Member of Parliament for the Mfantseman constituency in the Central Region, Ekow Quansah Hayford is expected to be laid to rest tomorrow, Saturday, November 28, 2020.
Mfantseman MP's killing: State substitutes charge for eight accused persons.
The robbers were said to have demanded money upon stopping the campaign vehicle that the late MP identified himself.


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Akufo-Addo Sweet-Talked Ghanaians Into Power
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Akufo-Addo Sweet-Talked Ghanaians Into Power


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The Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress, former President John Dramani, has accused President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the New Patriotic Party of using sweet words and lofty promises to deceive Ghanaians into voting for them in 2016.
The NDC Presidential Candidate said as a result of these, voters must vote President AkufoAddo and the NPP out of power and return the NDC to create an equal and just society for all.


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Mahama Pays Courtesy Call On Yaa-Naa
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Mahama Pays Courtesy Call On Yaa-Naa


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National Democratic Congress' Presidential Candidate, John Dramani Mahama, on Thursday paid a courtesy call on the Overlord of Dagbon, Yaa-Naa Abukari II. He paid the visit to seek the blessings of the Yaa Naa ahead of the December 7 polls at his palace in Yendi.
The Yaa Naa wished Mr Mahama well in the December 7 polls.


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Election survey welcoming but Akufo-Addo will do better than predicted
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Election survey welcoming but Akufo-Addo will do better than predicted


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The government's spokesperson on governance and legal affairs, Herbert Krapa has stressed that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who is the flagbearer of the governing New Patriotic Party will perform better than the victory predicted for him by the University of Ghana's Political Science Department.
The survey predicted a 51.7% win for the governing NPP's Nana Akufo-Addo as against 40.4% for NDC's John Mahama.
To this end, the survey by the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana has been even charitable to the NDC because "We believe President Akufo-Addo would do far better than their projection," he stressed.


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Recent survey result encouraging but I won't be complacent
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Recent survey result encouraging but I won't be complacent


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The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says he is encouraged by recent polls by the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana which predicted a victory for him on December 7.
"Opinion polls are just opinion polls, and there are votes. Even though I am encouraged, I am not going to be complacent about it and lose my guard on campaigning. Right up to the midnight of December 5 that the laws allow us to campaign, we will continue to campaign for every single vote in the country and make sure it is ours so on the 7th of December 2020, we will be declared winners of the polls."
"Assuming without admitting that this poll was authentic and well done, it's just a poll. Even if what they have done is a good research job, it doesn't necessarily mean it will come to pass because polls are not sacrosanct."


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We Will Address Outstanding Dagbon Issues
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We Will Address Outstanding Dagbon Issues


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The Presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama, on Thursday assured the Overlord of the Dagbon that the next NDC government will address all outstanding issues in the Kingdom.
For his part, the Minority leader, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, said Mr Mahama will not only celebrate the unity of Dagbon but also honour the dignity and pride of the Dagbon skin.


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Dr. Samari Campaigns Vigorously In Garu Constituency For NPP
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Dr. Samari Campaigns Vigorously In Garu Constituency For NPP


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Former Upper East Regional Minister and Former Parliamentary candidate for Garu constituency in the Upper East Regional, Dr. Alhassan Samari is leading a vigorous campaign in the constituency to ensure the victory of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo and the current parliamentary candidate for the constituency on the ticket of the New patriotic Party-NPP. Dr. Samari is embarking on a door-to-door campaign to convince residents of the area to vote for the NPP presidential candidate and the parliamentary candidate for the Garu constituency.
Dr. Samari has been on a campaign train to galvanize more votes for the NPP in the upcoming general elections.


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The Alexander Kwamena Afenyo-Markin Effect Was On Display In Effutu When President Akufo-Addo Visited Winneba
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The Alexander Kwamena Afenyo-Markin Effect Was On Display In Effutu When President Akufo-Addo Visited Winneba


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President Akufo-Addo's visit to Effutu on Thursday, 26th November, 2020, could well be described as climatic due to the thousands of people who thronged the Constituency to catch a glimpse of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Effutu came to a standstill upon the President's visit due to the stellar performance of Alexander Kwamena Afenyo-Markin.


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Akufo-Addo sweet-talked Ghanaians into power
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Akufo-Addo sweet-talked Ghanaians into power


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The Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress, former President John Dramani Mahama, has accused President Akufo-Addo and the New Patriotic Party of using sweet words and lofty promises to deceive Ghanaians into voting for them in 2016.
The NDC Presidential Candidate said as a result of these, voters must vote President AkufoAddo and the NPP out of power and return the NDC to create an equal and just society for all.
While denouncing the practice as distasteful, he said voters must not reject the loans when offered but must be confident enough to vote the government out of power.


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Joe Wise explains NPP government's high loan contracts
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Joe Wise explains NPP government's high loan contracts


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First Deputy Speaker of Parliament and the Member of Parliament for Bekwai, Joseph Osei-Owusu, says loans contracted by the NPP administration are mostly used in paying off loans with higher interest rates.
Speaking on Nhyira FM's morning show 'Kro Yi Mu Nsem', Joseph Osei-Owusu explained "Every loan is accompanied with a project, except loans to repay accumulated debt by the country. The country would be in debt with12% interest rate, we could take a loan with interest of 9% to repay the 12% interest loan so the country's debt stock doesn't rise high".
He argues every loan taken by the government has a project attached which is either completed or under construction.


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Don't Come And Claim Free SHS If Your Okada Policy Isn't Working For You
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Don't Come And Claim Free SHS If Your Okada Policy Isn't Working For You


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The popular free SHS policy, which is known to be the flagship programme of the ruling New Patriotic Party has become a major bone of contention especially as the opposition NDC says it birthed the policy.
Fati, a member of the Communication team of the ruling New Patriotic Party reacting to this on Peace FM's morning show 'Kokrokoo' said the free SHS policy remains and will forever remain a major policy started by the NPP and asked the former President to concentrate on legalising okada and constructing mortuaries.


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