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Our decision on new voters’ compilation final, January 30 meeting won’t change it – EC

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The Electoral Commission (EC) has stated its decision to compile a new voters’ register for Ghana’s presidential and parliamentary elections in December is final, despite strong resistance against the last-minute move.

According to the EC, the scheduled engagement with the 21-member Eminent Advisory Committee and the political parties next week is not to seek consensus on whether or not to go on with the new registration.

“You can’t get consensus anywhere; it can never happen and it will never happen. If we want to get consensus before we act, then we will never act,” Director of Electoral Services at the EC, Dr Serebour Quaicoe, said on TV3 news analysis programme, The Key Point, Saturday.

The January 30 meeting, he explained, has been arranged for the EC to inform the stakeholders of its programmes concerning the new voters’ register, and solicit views on how best it can be implemented.

“We have our programme; we will explain to them and then we move on with the programme,” he stated, adding “there is no doubt about us doing the registration”.

Two mammoth rallies in Tamale and Kumasi against move to have a new voters’ register caused the EC to form a 21-member Eminent Advisory Committee, chaired by Justice Emile Short, to engage the alliance of political parties and stakeholders against the decision for a consensus to be reached.

The dissenting political parties, who formed the Inter-Party Resistance Against a New Voters’ Register (IPRNA) consequently suspended further protests based on what it said was “good faith” shown by the EC to listen to them.

News that the EC has planned to go ahead with the registration from April 18 forced the group to announce on Friday that it will resume further protest in the coming days.

But the EC issued a statement moments later on Friday, to announce its Eminent Advisory Committee will meet with members of the Commission and representatives of political parties to “engage” them on the plan to compile a voters’ register.

When contacted Saturday to for further details on next week’s meeting, Dr Quaicoe stated emphatically that the chapter on the push for a suspension of the registration is closed.

He said the EC is not under any obligation to have consensus on issues before acting, saying “with respect to compiling new voters register, we are convinced beyond reasonable doubt there is the need for it”.

The scheduled engagement, he said, “is not…for them to tell us ‘do it or not to do it, no’. If there are suggestions that can come in to polish our approach to it,” the commission will consider it.

Source: 3news.com

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UCC Changes Reopening Date For Fresh And Continuing Students-Check The New Date

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The Directorate of Academic Affairs of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) has announced the reopening date for UCC fresh students and continuing students to return to campus for registration and commencement of lectures.

According to the Directorate of Academic Affairs of UCC, the reopening date for Continuing students is on November 21, 2020. UCC Fresh Students who got admissionare expected to reopen and report to campus on Saturday, November 14, 2020, and begin their registration on Thursday, November 19, 2020, and end on Sunday, November 22, 2020.

The University’s virtual congregation has been scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 5th, 2020, and Matriculation on Saturday, December 12, 2020.

 

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John Dumelo Begins Sharing 4,000 Laptops He Promised – Photos

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All hail John Dumelo! Students in his constituency are shouting after the MP aspirant began sharing some 4,000 laptops he promised.

In September, Dumelo who aspires to lead Ayawaso West constituency in Parliament pledged to support tertiary students with over 4,000 free laptops.

He promised and he is delivering.The actor cum politician shared videos on his social media pages of him giving out laptops to excited students.

The students in his constituency expressed gratitude and echoed how the laptop will save them from educational stress. The thanked him but did not promise to vote for him as MP.

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Paramount Chief of Kpone Katamanso disrespects President Nana Addo, prevents him from cutting sod (video)

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The President of Ghana, H.E Nana Akufo-Addo was welcomed with a disrespectful attitude from the Paramount Chief of Kpone traditional area, Nii Tetteh Otu II.

On Sunday, October 25, 2020, the President of Ghana who doubles as the flagbearer for NPP, Nana Addo was in Kpone to cut a sod for the commencement of the construction of an ultramodern hospital for the town.

However, the chief in his opening and welcome statement at the durbar made all sorts of unnecessary statements saying he does not want the president of Ghana to cut any ‘fake’ sod – without putting up an edifice. Though he was making sense, his approach was quite disrespectful.

According to an eye-witness, the Chief’s statements forced Nana Addo to plead with all media personnel present at the event to drop their cameras so he interacts with the chief. The president pleaded with the Chief to trust him for once and vote for the NPP.

Though calm was restored, the Chief later triggered another confusion during the sod-cutting ceremony as he questioned why the president did not build a storey building instead of the single-floor building.

The video below captures the moment the chief, after interrupting the sod-cutting showed another level of disrespect when the President personally invited him over to his convoy to have a conversation with him.

 

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