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NPP to find replacement for late Yapei-Kusawgu parliamentary candidate
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NPP to find replacement for late Yapei-Kusawgu parliamentary candidate


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The governing New Patriotic Party says it has begun processes to find a replacement for its parliamentary candidate for Yapei-Kusawgu in the Savannah Region.
The replacement has become necessary because the party's representative for the Yapei-Kusawgu constituency in the upcoming 2020 parliamentary polls, Abu Kamara, died in a car crash last Friday while returning to Tamale after inspecting a project in the constituency.
"The National Executive Committee also, in accordance with Article 10(10)(1) of the Party Constitution, empowered the National Steering Committee to find a replacement for the party's Parliamentary Candidate for Yapei-Kusawgu, Mr. Abu Kamara, who sadly lost his life, together with two others on Friday, October 16, 2020, in a fatal car accident", NPP stated.


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Akufo-Addo's 18th COVID-19 update to Ghanaians
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Akufo-Addo's 18th COVID-19 update to Ghanaians


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Forty-five thousand, two hundred and fifty-eight persons had recovered, and two hundred and ninety-seven persons had died.
As at Friday, 16th October, the number of active cases has declined further to three hundred and ninety-eight, with forty-six thousand, six hundred and sixty-four persons fully recovered from the virus, putting our recovery rate at 98.5%. Thirteen more deaths have occurred, bringing the total number of deaths, tragically, to three hundred and ten, out of a total number of five hundred and ten thousand, and seventy-four persons tested.
Football, the passion of the nation, will return in two-weeks; private burials, still, with a maximum of one hundred persons, are being performed; and the limit on the numbers of persons who can attend conferences, workshops and award events, has been lifted, subject to the strict adherence of COVID-19 protocols.


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COVID-19: Tertiary institutions to reopen in January 2021
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COVID-19: Tertiary institutions to reopen in January 2021


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Tertiary schools in the country will resume normal school activities in January 2021.
"SHS 2 and JHS 2 students are back in school, as are some students in tertiary institutions and colleges. Indeed, the academic year for new and continuing University students will commence from January 2021.".
Educational institutions were subsequently reopened in phases for final year students to complete their academic as well as continuing students to complete the academic year.


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COVID-19: Limit on number of persons allowed at conferences lifted
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COVID-19: Limit on number of persons allowed at conferences lifted


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The limit on the number of persons allowed to attend conferences has been lifted.
"The limit on the number of persons who can attend conferences, workshops and award events, has been lifted, subject to the strict adherence of COVID-19 protocols."
The President further urged Ghanaians to continue wearing face masks to ensure that COVID-19 is defeated in Ghana.


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Vote massively for NPP's parliamentary candidate for Akwatia
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Vote massively for NPP's parliamentary candidate for Akwatia


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The Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has urged residents of Akwatia especially New Patriotic Party sympathizers to eschew all differences and rally behind the party's parliamentary candidate for the constituency, Ernest Kumi.
There are reports that most of the residents in Akwatia are unhappy with happenings in the constituency especially the decision by the incumbent Member of Parliament, Mercy Adu-Gyamfi, popularly known as Ama Sey, not to contest as an independent candidate as earlier suggested.
"The NDC parliamentary candidate has a lot of issues surrounding him so don't make the mistake of voting for him. I am pleading with you not to, in anger, vote for someone who would disgrace the Akwatia constituency."


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Nsiah-Asare donates motorbikes, others to Ahafo Ano North NPP
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Nsiah-Asare donates motorbikes, others to Ahafo Ano North NPP


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On Saturday, October 17, Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, the Presidential Advisor on Health donated four motorbikes and 15 bales of clothes to support the campaign activities in Ahafo Ano North New Patriotic Party.
The campaign team, the MCE and the constituency executives expressed their gratitude to Dr Nsiah-Asare for his unceasing support to the constituency.
During the presentation, Dr Nsiah-Asare said his support to the constituency will continue to strengthen the activities in Ahafo Ano North to retain the seat for the New Patriotic Party.


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Ophelia Hayford officially replaces late husband as Mfantseman Parliamentary Candidate
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Ophelia Hayford officially replaces late husband as Mfantseman Parliamentary Candidate


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The New Patriotic Party has confirmed the wife of the late Ekow Hayford as their 2020 Parliamentary Candidate for the Mfansteman Constituency.
Mrs Ophelia Hayford replaces her late husband who was murdered by some unknown assailants on Friday, October 9, while returning from a campaign tour.
According to NEC, the party had extensive consultations with all stakeholders including the constituents of Mfantseman before Mrs Ophelia Hayford was selected to be the parliamentary candidate.


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PPP outdoors running mate for 2020 December polls
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PPP outdoors running mate for 2020 December polls


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The Progressive People's Party has named Kofi Asamoah-Siaw as the running mate to the flagbearer of the Party.
The forty-two year old was named by the flagbearer of the party Ms Bridgette Dzogbenuku at an outdoor ceremony held in his honour.
She appealed to electorates to consider the PPP come December 7 and vote her and her running mate as an alternative to the New Patriotic Party and the National Democratic Congress who have been in governance for over 28 years without ensuring much development in the country.


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Engage women and PWDs in election activities
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Engage women and PWDs in election activities


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A former Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisah Djaba, has called on the Electoral Commission to engage women and Persons Living with Disability as temporary staff for the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections.
Speaking to Citi News, Mrs. Djaba stated that women and people with disabilities collectively make up a majority of voters.
The former Minister stated that women and people with disabilities should be given the opportunity to volunteer during the elections.


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I've no confidence in current EC leadership
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I've no confidence in current EC leadership


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The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama says he has lost confidence in the Electoral Commission to conduct a credible election.
"Elections are about consensus so that we move together. That is why the IPAC is such an important body. Now, the IPAC is like an enemy to the EC. The EC doesn't want the IPAC and they have gone to resurrect plenty dead parties and brought them to IPAC so that they can create the majority there and bulldoze their way through. If EC doesn't build consensus and on election day, things backfire, it is going to backfire on them."
John Mahama said although there have been deliberate attempts to make the EC conduct an election without blemish, issues such as the missing names on the electoral roll is a clear indication of the Commission's failure to collaborate with IPAC. "All that we are doing is to help the EC have a credible election because the credit goes to the commissioners. But when they see us as enemies and do things their way without factoring in our concerns, then they end up with the kind of things we are seeing including missing names on the register", he added.


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V/R: Gbefi residents allegedly attack Kpando police officers; free suspect
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V/R: Gbefi residents allegedly attack Kpando police officers; free suspect


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Residents of Gbefi in the Kpando Municipality of the Volta Region have allegedly attacked police officers from the Kpando Command and freed a suspect who was arrested to assist in investigations in a threat of murder case.
Eight police officers from the Kpando command who managed to arrest the suspect after giving him a hot chase were allegedly attacked by residents numbering about 400.
The mob allegedly attacked the police officers and seized a Tecno phone belonging to one of the officers.


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Vote massively for NPP's parliamentary candidate for Akwatia
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Vote massively for NPP's parliamentary candidate for Akwatia


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The Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has urged residents of Akwatia especially New Patriotic Party sympathizers to eschew all differences and rally behind the party's parliamentary candidate for the constituency, Ernest Kumi.
There are reports that most of the residents in Akwatia are unhappy with happenings in the constituency especially the decision by the incumbent Member of Parliament, Mercy Adu-Gyamfi, popularly known as Ama Sey, not to contest as an independent candidate as earlier suggested.
"The NDC parliamentary candidate has a lot of issues surrounding him so don't make the mistake of voting for him. I am pleading with you not to, in anger, vote for someone who would disgrace the Akwatia constituency."


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PPP running mate vows to save Ghana from corrupt leadership
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PPP running mate vows to save Ghana from corrupt leadership


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The newly nominated running mate of the Progressive People's Party Kofi- Asamoah-Siaw has promised to work at creating a level playing field for all Ghanaians.
On her part, flagbearer of the PPP, Madam Brigitte Dzogbenuku described her running mate as party-man in touch with the grassroots and a good match for the December elections.
"Kofi Asamoah-Siaw has decided to partner me and the PPP for the election so that we can restore hope to Ghanaians in the upcoming general election", she said.


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Agona East Parliamentary Candidate urges electorates
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Agona East Parliamentary Candidate urges electorates


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Agona East parliamentary candidate for the National Democratic Congress, Queenstar Pokuah Sawyerr has said the people of Agona Nsaba have a special place in the heart of Presidential candidate, John Mahama, and the NDC. This was during a courtesy call on the Traditional Council of Agona Nsaba in the Central Region by former President John Mahama and officials of the NDC. The party's parliamentary candidate for the constituency stated that NDC would forever cherish the love given by the people to the party.
The NDC presidential candidate, Mr John Dramani Mahama officially introduced the party's parliamentary candidate for the Agona East constituency to the Omanhene, Osaberima Boapong Afriyie II and traditional council of Agona Nsaba.
"After many discussions, the NDC has decided to present Mrs Queenstar Pokuah Sawyerr as the parliamentary candidate for Agona East. I present the heart of the people to you."


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Government Urged To Address Concerns Of Voting Public
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Government Urged To Address Concerns Of Voting Public


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Speaking to the Ghana News Agency Mr. Abuadabang now a prominent cocoa farmer, noted that politicians were committed to ensuring peace and harmony and there was the need to engage in activities that would result in peace building.
The former MP also prayed for peace and tranquillity for the realization of a "Better Ghana" in the upcoming presidential and parliamentary general elections.


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We're not ready for trouble on December polls
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We're not ready for trouble on December polls


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According to him, the NDC supporters in the constituency are " peace-loving people so we want everyone to come out in their numbers and vote massively for NDC". He said, for the Akatsi North constituency " anybody who wants to bring trouble, we're not ready for any trouble" he alleged that, " they tried it during the registration and we never replied to them" he said.
The MP attributed the NDC's 2016 defeat to voter apathy and said voters, especially in his constituency who did not vote for the NDC have regretted hence they will vote for the John and Jane administration in the come December polls.
"... those who did not vote have regretted that they wish that even the ballot boxes are out here today so that they will express their desire for the NDC to come back to power... I can assure you that they will turn up to vote massively".


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Reject claims that I'll cancel free SHS
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Reject claims that I'll cancel free SHS


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He called on Ghanaians to reject claims by his opponents that he will cancel the programme should he be elected during the polls on December 7.
Mr Mahama said he is aware of claims on social media being propagated but his opponents that he will abrogate the programme and so he should not be voted for.
He said, rather, within one year of his administration, he will cancel the double track system that has been introduced by this current administration and introduce a better system to accommodate more students.


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Heavy vehicular traffic on Dansoman-Mataheko stretch as NDC PC campaigns
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Heavy vehicular traffic on Dansoman-Mataheko stretch as NDC PC campaigns


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The supporters came out in their numbers to support the NDC PC and the party as a whole.
The aspirant, Rev Kweku Addo, led hundreds of supporters to announce his presence as well as solicit for votes from the constituents.
The activity has led to cars being unable to move as the crowd had taken over the whole stretch with disregard for the COVID-19 protocols; wearing of nose masks and social distancing.


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Beg Ama Sey or forget Akwatia seat
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Beg Ama Sey or forget Akwatia seat


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According to him, that is the only recipe to ensure a resounding victory in the impending December 7 elections or they risk losing that seat.
To him, the lawmaker was not treated fairly and therefore there is the need for Executives and the Parliamentary Candidate to go and beg for what they did although some elders of the party have spoken to her.
Speaking at the Constituency's Health Walk on Sunday, October 18 covered by MyNewsGh.com, the maverick politician was frank with the Candidate for the NPP Ernest Yaw Kumi and Executives of the New Patriotic Party in the Constituency that Ama Sey's Independent Candidature would have been problematic for the NPP. "You and the Executives should go to Ama Sey and plead with her. Go and tell her you are sorry. Go and ask her how she has the love of the grassroots."


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NPP confirms wife of slain Mfantseman MP as parliamentary candidate
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NPP confirms wife of slain Mfantseman MP as parliamentary candidate


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The New Patriotic Party has confirmed Mrs. Ophelia Hayford as the 2020 parliamentary candidate of the party in the Mfantseman constituency of the Central Region.
Mrs. Ophelia Hayford replaces her late husband, Ekow Kwansah Hayford, who was the party's parliamentary candidate for the Mfantseman constituency until he met his untimely death following his gruesome killing by some unknown assailants on Friday, October 9, 2020.
"Any person who intends to contest for the Parliamentary Election should send his or her filled Nomination Form to the Returning Officer of the Mfantseman constituency, at the Mfantseman District Office of the Electoral Commission. The Returning Officer shall receive all Nominations between the hours of 7.00 am and 5.00 pm on both days", the electoral management body said in a statement.


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