Western Region

$1M will transform constituencies – Joe Ghartey

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The Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament and MP for the Essikadu/Ketan Constituency in the Western Region Joe Ghartey, has said the allocation of $1m to each of the 275 constituencies across the country each year under Nana Addo’s administration, will bring unprecedented development across the country. Mr. Ghartey believes the allocation is enough to take care of the “transformational needs” ...

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Referendum on ‘extra region’ scheduled for 2018 – Nana Addo

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President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo has underscored his government’s commitment to fulfilling campaign promises made to the Western Region including the splitting of the region and the relocation of the headquarters of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC). On the creation of an eleventh region out of the Western Region which may be called the Western-North Region, Nana Akufo-Addo said he expected the constitutionally mandated ...

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Nana Addo takes thank-you tour to Western Region

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President-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo, is in the Western Region today [Tuesday] to thank the chiefs of people for their support and prayers in the just ended polls that resulted in his victory. He has met the Regional House of Chiefs at Sekondi before meeting some other identifiable groups in the region. The visit to the region comes two days after he returned from ...

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Western NDC blames unfriendly policies for Mahama defeat

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The outgoing governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Western Region has said that unfriendly policies coupled with general demand for change   led to the party’s defeat in the December 7th elections. At a press conference at the party’s regional headquarters, Western regional organizer of the NDC Japhet Baidoo listed the  withdrawal of trainee allowances, challenges with the distribution ...

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NPP heads to court for recount of 5 constituency results

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The leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Western Region, say they are considering a court action to force a recount of parliamentary ballots in five constituencies in the region. The party is alleging some irregularities in the counting and collation of results in the Ellembelle, Aowin, Suaman, Amenfi Cental, and Juaboso constituencies. All the constituencies in question ...

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‘Skirt & blouse’ voting against Mahama looms in Ellembelle

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Residents of Ellembelle Constituency in the Western Region claim they would vote against President John Dramani Mahama and retain the incumbent Member of Parliament, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah in the 2016 general election in a voting process described in Ghana as ‘skirt & blouse.’ The desire for ‘skirt & blouse’ at this year’s polls spreads through many communities and towns in ...

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Shama residents vow to punish NDC

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Some residents including fishermen in the Shama Constituency in the Western Region are raging over what they call harsh economic conditions in the area and politicization of premix fuel allocation by the governing Nationa Democratic Congress (NDC) officials. The fisher folks are also accusing the governing  party of failing to ban light fishing in the country’s territorial waters by Chinese ...

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Two missing ballot boxes found in Apowa

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Two out of the six missing ballot boxes of the Electoral Commission for the 2016 election, have supposedly been found at Apowa in the Ahanta West Constituency of the Western Region. The boxes were found by a hairdresser, Janet Opare, on Tuesday, 22nd November, 2016 at about 2:30pm. Janet Speaks Janet told Citi News that on Tuesday at about 2:30pm, she ...

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Choose me; I want to serve – Nana Addo

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The Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo has said his quest to become Ghana’s next president is not borne out of a desire to loot the nation’s resources, but to serve. “I am not coming into office to loot the national kitty;that is not why I entered politics.I entered politics so that I can serve this ...

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NDC to hire experts to train members on voting

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Barely a week to the conduct of the December 7 polls, President John Dramani Mahama has hinted of plans to train members of his party to properly cast their votes. Speaking at a campaign rally at Wassa Akropong in the Western Region, President Mahama said the exercise is to ensure the party gains a wider margin of valid votes cast. ...

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