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IPAC approves proposal for electoral reforms

The Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC), following a Two -day Review Workshop on the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections, has come out with 16 point resolutions aimed at improving subsequent elections in the country. The workshop was attended by representatives of...

NDC dismisses Electoral Commission’s claims of successes during election 2020

The National Democratic Congress (NDC), has debunked claims by the Electoral Commission of chalking up great success at last year’s general election. The EC Chairperson, Mrs Jean Mensah at a recent stakeholders meeting to review the last election, noted that...

Stakeholders back EC’s reform proposal

At the end of a two-day IPAC review workshop on the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections, the Committee and the Electoral commission have issued a communique proposing recommendations for reforms. The recommendations will cover the process of registration, exhibition, filing...

Election 2020 fully funded by government; First in 4th Republic – EC Chair

Election 2020 is the first election to be fully funded by the government since democracy was restored in the country in 1992. It is one election which had no donor funding to support the election management processes, the Chair of the...

EC proposes new closing time for Polls in Ghana

The Electoral Commission (EC) has proposed that as part of electoral reforms polls would be close at 15000 hours rather than 1700 hours in subsequent elections. The Commission said in 2019, it announced a decision to close polls earlier in...

Set up enforcement unit -Stakeholders urge EC

Stakeholders at a high-level post-elections review workshop to assess the conduct of Ghana’s 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections have reiterated the need for the Electoral Commission (EC) to set up an enforcement unit to enforce laws regarding the conditions...

Political Scientist advocates reforms in Ghana’s electoral process

A Senior Lecturer at the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana, Dr. Alidu Seidu says following the mishaps experienced by the Electoral Commission in declaring election results last year and this year’s election petition hearings, the time...

EC complies with court order to provide election documents for inspection

The EC has complied with the Wenchi High Court’s order to provide, the petitioner in the Techiman South Constituency Election case, Dr. Christopher Beyere Baasongti, the election documents for inspection. According to the registrar of the Wenchi High Court, Kwabena...

High Court orders EC to produce original documents on Techiman South Parliamentary Results

The Wenchi High Court has ordered the Electoral Commission (EC) to produce only the original copies of documents on the Techiman South 2020 Parliamentary results, in three days. The Techiman South Parliamentary Candidate of the National Democratic Congress, Mr Christopher...

EU Election Observer Mission proposes fixed timeline for parliamentary election petitions

The European Union Election Observer Mission for the 2020 elections is proposing a fixed timelines for resolving parliamentary election petitions. The EU Observers recommended that “parliamentary election petitions be commenced 21 days after the declaration of results just like presidential...

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FULL TEXT: Finance Minister presents 2021 Mid Year Budget Review

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