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EC postpones upcoming voter registration exercise

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The Electoral Commission (EC) has postponed its compilation of a new voter register as a result of the novel Coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Serebour Quaicoe, Director of Electoral Services told journalists after an Inter-Party Advisory Committee meeting, Wednesday, that the outfit is collaborating with health experts to decide on a more favourable date.

“We had planned to do the registration on the 18th but because of the pandemic, we can’t do it on the 18th, so, we are observing what is happening around Ghana and the global issue…so, when it gets to a time that we think the situation is fertile for us to commence with the registration then we can do it,” Dr. Quaicoe explained.

The IPAC meeting was organised in two sets. This was in compliance with the social distancing directive from the President as part of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country.

The compilation of a new voter register for the 2020 elections was scheduled to begin on April 18, this year. The commission had also expressed hope it will complete the exercise by May 30, 2020.

The exercise which has been assigned a budget of GHS390 million faced opposition from some political parties and civil society organisations.

The Inter-Party Resistance Against the New Voters Register, a coalition of six political parties, kicked against the plan, citing cost, time and credibility as the basis for its opposition.

Regardless, Dr. Serebour Quaicoe justified the plan.

He said: “We have made it very clear that the current biometric system is not good enough for future activities. We are having a lot of challenges with it. In addition to that, a lot of people have found it difficult to have their fingerprints picked up by the machine so we intend to introduce the facial recognition [option] in addition so that if your fingerprint fails, your image will be used for verification.”

Coronavirus cases in Ghana

Ghana has recorded 68 cases with 3 deaths.

In his 3rd address to the nation, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on March 21 announced measures his government has put in place to fight the pandemic.

Among others, he mentioned that “all our borders, that is by land, sea and air, will be closed to human traffic for the next two weeks, beginning midnight on Sunday. Anybody who comes into the country, before midnight on Sunday, will be mandatorily quarantined and tested for the virus. This closure will not apply to goods, supplies and cargo.”

“Secondly, the Ministry of Health will not only step up its contact tracing efforts, but will also see to it that all persons who have been identified as having come into contact with infected persons are tested for the virus. More personal protection equipment are being procured to beef up supplies for our frontline health workers. Fifty thousand additional test kits have been ordered, and are expected in the country very shortly.”

Meanwhile, health minister Kwaku Agyeman Manu has announced that the country is expecting about 30,000 protective equipment to aid in the fight against coronavirus.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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Video of NPP And NDC Campaign Teams Allegedly Fighting In James Town Goes Viral

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A video that has stormed social media has both NPP and NDC campaign team clad in party colours involved in a bottle fight has gone viral.

According to Instagram blog thosecalledceleb, the event took place at James Town in Accra.

The said men captured in the video were seen chasing one another and some also throwing stones and bottles at each other. The exact cause of the fight is yet to be known.

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NPP and NDC Supporters Clash at Accra Jamestown. A peace walk by supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) turned violent in Jamestown in the Odododiodio constituency this morning, Sunday October 25, 2020. . According to sources, the fight was intense on the ‘Atta Mills Highway’ at a popular junction known as ‘One Way’. . It is not clear what spark the supporters of incumbent NDC MP, Nii Lante Vanderpuye and NPP’s Nii Lante Bannerman to start violent exchanges. . The police say both parties have written their statements about what started the violence. So far, the number of injured or possible fatalities is yet to be confirmed.

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Nana Akufo-Addo Will Not Live To Celebrate His Victory In December – Odifour Kwabena Tawiah Says (Video)

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Many prophecies have been heard on the coming Presidential elections. It gets worse as the date draws nearer.

A Ghanaian Prophet, Odifour Kwabena Tawiah has stated that President Akufo -Addo will not live to see his re-election after the December 7 election.

The self styled man of God said in a video addressed to the office of the resident that some allies and close confidants have planned to strike him with sickness and that will be the end of the NPP flag-bearer.

He added that the President will win the elections come December but not survive the sickness and will never get the chance to assume his seat for the second term.

Watch him speak below.

 

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A Plus Defends Akufo-Addo’s Daughters Amid Sammy Gyamfi’s Corruption Allegations

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Musician and Political activist, Kwame A Plus has defended the daughters of President Akufo-Addo after the National Communications Officer of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi accused them of using their father’s name and influence to siphon money.

Sammy Gyamfi, yesterday on the NDC’s sponsored Programme on UTV accused the President’s daughters of using their father’s influence to collect money from state agencies and corporations in the name of their foundation.

However, General Manager of Class Media Group, A Plus believes the NDC communications officer’s accusations are unfair considering the amount of support the President’s daughters have offered to needy and vulnerable persons through their foundation.

A Plus however stated that this is the same thing the NPP did to Mr Ibrahim Mahama, brother of former President John Mahama during the previous administration.

 

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