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December elections will come on – Government

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Elections will be held in December as government does not intend to serve beyond its constitutionally mandated first term using the Covid-19 pandemic as an excuse.

Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumahgave the assurance yesterday during a ministerial briefing on Covid-19 management situation in the country.

He pointed out that the government does not see “any justifiable reason to seek to extend its first term constitutional mandate using the virus as an excuse, without a safe, free and fair election.”

To this end, he went on to say that credible elections would be held with all safety etiquettes adhered to during the exercise.

So far, his remarks are the most assuring about the December polls in the face of speculations in some quarters that the exercise could be postponed, a situation which would have triggered an unprecedented constitutional crisis in the country.

The Electoral Commission (EC) was compelled to suspend plans in the meantime to compile a new voters’ register which was scheduled to begin on April 18 due to the Covid-19 crisis.

While some have cast doubts about the ability of the EC to compile a new voters’ register ahead of the presidential and parliamentary elections, others have already been considering the practicalities of some constitutional provisions to be considered.

But the Information Minister said the government had taken note of the commentary and has no plans of extending its mandate.

He further indicated that just as other countries, such as Ivory Coast and Burundi, are considering ways of holding elections in the wake of the pandemic, Ghana should also invest its energies in exploring how to do same.

“The government is of the view that instead of contemplating measures that are not envisaged in the constitution, our best energies, our innovation and creativity should be invested in exploring how a country like ours can have safe and free elections,” he said.

Meanwhile, the EC has also hinted it is collaborating with health experts to decide on a more favourable date depending on the prevalence rate of the novel Coronavirus.

It, however, indicated on Monday, April 11 that it would observe the necessary protocols when it begins the compilation of a new voters’ register.

Source: Daily Guide Network

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WAEC Announces Date For Release Of 2020 WASSCE Results 

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West African Examination Council (WAEC) has announced the date for the release of the 2020 WASSCE results.

According to credible report, if anything goes well as planned, the provisional results will be released earlier next month (November).

Mr George K Ohene Mantey, who is the Head of Test Administration Division disclosed that the process is still ongoing and will be released soon if no error is detected.

“After the marking process of the scripts and other stages, members of the general public are to expect the release of the results by WAEC from October ending or the first week of November this year.

“If there are not too many errors then hopefully by ending of October or early first week of November we will release the WASSCE results ….so probably the first week of November”.

 

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Rev Owusu Bempah Will Be Killed After 31st Night – Prophet Nhyiraba (Video)

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According to Prophet Nhyiraba, a Ghanaian based Prophet, the Founder and Leader of Glorious Word Power Ministries International, Rev Owusu Bempah will be killed after 31st Night.

Speaking in an interview with Koo TV, Prophet Nhyiraba revealed that Rev Owusu Bempah will be killed before 2021 by some men who he exposed during his prophecies on the 31st night.

He also alleged that Owusu Bempah is a true man of God but his only problem is his lust for girls.

He went on to allege that some pastors and politicians have planned to assassinate maverick politician, Kennedy Agyapong.

Prophet Nhyiraba noted that, the Member of Parliament for Assin Central Hon. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong should take good care of himself and stay vigilant when moving around town.

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About 30,000 People Disqualified From Voting On Dec 7 – EC Discloses

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As the much-awaited day of election approaches, the election body of Ghana, the Electoral Commission has disclosed that about 30,000 out of the over 16 million people who took part in the nationwide voter registration exercise have been disqualified.

Confirming the news, Dr Eric Bossman Asare, Deputy EC Commissioner in charge of Corporate Services, indicated that about 14,000 of the 30,000 disqualified voters had been put on the Exceptions List while about 16,000 names have been put on the Multiple List.

According to him, a name is put on the Exceptions List after it has been excluded from the Provisional Register on the grounds of disqualification thus registration outside the stipulated time.

With the Multiple List, it contains the names and photographs of persons who have registered more than once.

“They cannot vote because they had engaged in infractions,” Dr Bossman Asare said.

Dr Asare Bossman made the revelation in an interview via a current affairs programme on Joy News on Sunday, October 25, 2020.

He explained that the disqualification of these 30,000 people went through a legal process, presided over by a judge after their eligibility was challenged.

Dr Asare Bossman said although a few issues popped up during the voters registration exercise, the EC has been able to ensure that every Ghanaian who registered in the just ended exercise would be able to vote on December 7.

“Your details are intact. Your biometric details – fingerprint, facial recognition – all of them are intact. So, the Commission is assuring all the good people of this country. Once you took part in the registration, your details are intact. You are part of the 17 million or so people,” he stressed.

 

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