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No voters’ registration exercise will happen in Ghana.- Asiedu Nketia warns

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The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia popularly known as General Mosquito has vowed that the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana will not proceed with its intended voters’ registration exercise slated for late June 2020.

Director of Electoral Services of the EC confirmed on Citi FM’s ‘Eyewitness News’ that the compilation of the new voters’ register is scheduled to take off by June ending to July after  an Inter Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting with political parties was held, at the Headquarters of the Electoral Commission on Wednesday [May 27] in regards to compilation of the new voters register.

He stated that the Electoral Commission and the political parties agreed on using passport and Ghana card for registration adding that guarantors will be used for people who do not have the above listed.

But commenting on the same show, Johnson Asiedu Nketia explained that IPAC has not taken a decision but rather the EC with its malicious agenda have solely taken the decision to disenfranchise a section of Ghanaians and skew the election outcome to favor the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).

He vowed that the voters’ registration exercise will not come off as the NDC will object to it with its might, further questioning the legal basis for such an exercise to be conducted.

“No registration exercise will come off. The EC will not register anybody in Ghana… Which Law will they use to do this exercise?” He asked Umaru Sanda Amadu

The NDC on Wednesday boycotted the Inter Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting at the Electoral Commission (EC) after an invitation was extended to them by the EC.

It is believed that the boycott was over alleged violation of coronavirus protocols and their continuous objection to a new voters’ register compilation as they remain adamant on their stance that the old register must be screened and audited rather than thrown away.

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Confirmed: Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang is Mahama’s Running Mate

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Flag Bearer of the Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has finally settled on the Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, Prof Jane Opoku-Agyemang as his running mate.

The Council of Elders and Founder of the National Democratic Congress ( NDC) have approved the choice of the candidate.

Prof Jane Opoku-Agyemang was shortlisted with other high profile personalities such as ex-Finance Minister, Kwesi Botchway, Kwame Awuah Darko, the former boss of the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) and the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company (BOST), Kwasi Ahwoi, a former Agric and Interior Minister.

However, the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, happens to be the lucky person.

Profile of Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang

Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang is the current Africa Board Chairperson of the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE). She has been a FAWE member since 2014. She is a former Minister of Education in Ghana.

Prof. Opoku-Agyemang was appointed the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast in 2008, the first female Vice-Chancellor of a public university in Ghana.

Before heading the university, she had since 1986 served as head of the Department of English, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Dean of the Board of Graduate Studies and Founding Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research.

She was also the Academic Director of the African Diaspora Studies programme of School for International Training Study Abroad.

In October 2009, she was elected Ghana’s representative to UNESCO’s Executive Board. She has been re-elected for a second time to UNESCO Executive Board.

She obtained her Diplôme Supérieure d’Etudes Françaises from the University of Dakar, Senegal in 1976, a B. A. (Hons) with a Diploma in Education from the University of Cape Coast in 1977 and Masters and Doctorate degrees from York University in Toronto, Canada in 1980 and 1986 respectively.

Naana has chaired more than twenty Boards and Committees, among them: the Council of the University College of Education, Winneba 1998-2002; Academic Committee of the Ghana Council for Tertiary Education; and was Joint Co-coordinator of the Specialist Program in English Language and Ghanaian Culture for Japan Overseas Co-operation Volunteers 1991-1993.

She has also chaired the Adjudication Committee, VALCO Literary Awards, Ghana 1993-1998; Board of Governors, Ghana Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD-Ghana) since its founding in 1998; and, Board of Governors, Wesley Girls High School 1994-1998.

In recognition of her outstanding contribution to the development and promotion of quality education in Ghana, the Ghana Women of Excellence Award was conferred her.

She is a member of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences; University Teachers Association of Ghana; English Studies Association; African Studies Association, USA; African Literature Association, USA; and the International Fulbright Scholars Association.

She is the recipient of four honorary doctoral degrees; the Global Leadership Award; many national and international awards; she serves on several councils, boards, and committees and has published many books and articles. She is also a two-time Fulbright scholar and is currently a Fellow of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL).

She is from Cape Coast in the Central Region

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Mahama picks Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang as his running mate for election 2020

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Sources close to the National Democratic Congress suggest Former President, John Dramani Mahama, has finally picked former education minister, Professor Jane Opoku Agyemang, as a running mate for the 2020 general election.

The former president, according to sources, is expected to officially make the announcement later in the day.

Prof Jane Opoku-Agyemang’s name had come up severally among others as likely candidates to be selected as running mate, and if she is finally confirmed, she becomes the first female to be selected as running mate in the history of the NDC.

Political Scientist at the University of Cape Coast, Jonathan Asante Otchere, believes it will be a plus to Ghana’s democratic dispensation to finally have a woman picked as a running mate for a major political party like the NDC.

Speaking on TV3 New Day, Mr Otchere said the move will be an indication that the NDC is a more liberal party as compared to the NPP if the confirmation of Prof Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang comes to pass.

Profile of Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang

Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang is the current Africa Board Chairperson of the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE). She has been a FAWE member since 2014. She is a former Minister of Education in Ghana.

Prof. Opoku-Agyemang was appointed the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast in 2008, the first female Vice-Chancellor of a public university in Ghana.

Before heading the university, she had since 1986 served as head of the Department of English, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Dean of the Board of Graduate Studies and Founding Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research.

She was also the Academic Director of the African Diaspora Studies programme of School for International Training Study Abroad.

She obtained her Diplôme Supérieure d’Etudes Françaises from the University of Dakar, Senegal in 1976, a B. A. (Hons) with a Diploma in Education from the University of Cape Coast in 1977 and Masters and Doctorate degrees from York University in Toronto, Canada in 1980 and 1986 respectively.

Naana has chaired more than twenty Boards and Committees, among them: the Council of the University College of Education, Winneba 1998-2002; Academic Committee of the Ghana Council for Tertiary Education; and was Joint Co-coordinator of the Specialist Program in English Language and Ghanaian Culture for Japan Overseas Co-operation Volunteers 1991-1993.

In recognition of her outstanding contribution to the development and promotion of quality education in Ghana, the Ghana Women of Excellence Award has conferred her.

She is a member of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences; University Teachers Association of Ghana; English Studies Association; African Studies Association, USA; African Literature Association, USA; and the International Fulbright Scholars Association.

She is the recipient of four honorary doctoral degrees; the Global Leadership Award; many national and international awards; she serves on several councils, boards, and committees and has published many books and articles. She is also a two-time Fulbright scholar and is currently a Fellow of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL).

She is from Cape Coast in the Central Region.

Source: 3news.com

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Mahama To Announce Kwabena Duffour As 2020 Running Mate Monday

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The flag bearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress- NDC, upon consultations with the National Council of Elders and former President Jerry John Rawlings, have settled on Dr. Kwabena Duffour, the economics Messiah as running mate.

Mr Mahama is set expected to make the official announcement on Monday morning, multiple sources within the NDC ‘s top hierarchy have confirmed.

A session of the Ghanaian populace , believe Dr. Duffour’s unibank’s operation licence, was revoked after picking rumours that he was going to be picked as John Mahama’s running mate in other to limit his influence in Ghana’s financial sector.

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Source: www.Ghgossip.com

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