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  • Whilst acknowledging the work done by her predecessors, Mrs Jean Mensa noted that she inherited a very weak institution.

    “I said it to you before, and I will repeat it. I don’t need the Electoral Commission to win an election; I don’t want to win an election in Ghana because of the Electoral Commission. I want to win an election in Ghana because of the people of Ghana; that they make a free and open choice that Akufo-Addo will be, again, their choice.”

  • The statement said President Akufo-Addo was "hopeful that the Council of State will discharge its constitutional duty expeditiously, to enable him make these critical appointments to this very important institution of State."

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has nominated the Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), Mrs Jean Adukwei Mensa, to be considered for appointment as the new chairperson of the Electoral Commission.

  • According to her, the appearance of masked and armed men, was not part of the security arrangement made and that the EC itself was at a loss when their presence was reported.

    The Electoral Commission (EC) has dismissed suggestions linking violence with the successful conduct of the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election last Thursday.

  • Dr Kofi A. Boateng, Ms Nellie Kemevor, Mr Obed Danquah, Mr Christiana Sillim and Mr Agyenim Boateng sued the electoral management body on the basis that it had “gone to sleep” and refused to implement Act 699, 11 years after it was passed.

    The Electoral Commission (EC) has been given a 12-month extension to operationalise the law that permits Ghanaians living abroad to vote in national elections, the Representation of the People Amendment Act (ROPAA).

  • Mrs Mensa has, therefore, called on the public or any individual with information concerning the matter to assist the police who have begun investigation into the case.

    The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Jean Mensa, has indicated that the credibility of the commission matters more than shielding any official.

  • But in its motion filed on January 30, the EC is praying the court to extend the 12 month deadline, which ended in December 2018, to January, 2020.

    The Electoral Commission( EC) has filed a motion appealing to the Accra High Court to extend the deadline that the court gave it to operationalise the Representation of the People Amendment Act (ROPAA), 2006 (Act 699), which gives Ghanaians in the Diaspora the right to vote from abroad.

  • The plaintiff wants the court to order the EC to undertake the 2019 limited voter registration exercise in the manner prescribed by law in order to avoid altogether or minimise the suppression of votes, particularly in the rural constituencies of the country.

    A Ghanaian based in Daboya in the Savannah Region has dragged the Electoral Commission (EC) to the Supreme Court over its decision to allow online voter registration in the limited registration exercise.

  • Justifying the need for a new Biometric Voters Register for #Election2020, Mr. Tettey said the present register is bloated yet ...

    The Electoral Commission has announced it will procure a new Biometric Voter Management System as well as compile a new Voters Register for the 2020 general elections.

  • The violence at Ayawaso West Wuogon, the failure of the main opposition and the government to resolve the issues ...

    Written By Amankwah Benjamin Kwame - Humans would not have been superstitious, if they could handle all their circumstances by set rules or if they were always favoured by fortune.

  • At the national level, citizens are given the opportunity directly to elect the President. However, at the local assembly level, citizens are not the ultimate deciders of their leaders, in this case the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs).

    Written By Zephaniah Kwesi Danaa - Ghana is constantly held in high esteem when democracy is used as a benchmark to determine how well countries are doing in terms of governance.

  • The parties said the compilation of a new register would be a drain on the national coffers and also be a threat to peaceful elections.

    The Electoral Commission (EC) has said its plan to have a new voters register for this year’s general election will go ahead as scheduled.

  • In truth, that is what is happening to our government as our self-confessed capitalists preach the virtues of social democracy and claim to be better social interventionists than the acclaimed social democrats in our society.

    Only two things seized my attention at the end of the past year, giving full flavour to the whole year of politics, economics, society and religion, the entire fabric of our lives as Ghanaians.

  • The most disturbing aspect of our infantile way of doing things, with particular reference to the compilation of new voters’ register almost every four years, is that, ...

    Why does Ghana need to discard existing voters’ register and prepare a new one almost every four years when there are presidential and parliamentary elections?

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