Posts Tagged 'peace'

Kufuor, A True Democrat

President J.A Kufuor of Ghana has proven that he is a true democrat though not firm enough when he issued a statement on Friday to urge his ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to accept the final decision of the Electoral Commission (EC). He said any party that finds the EC’s declaration unsatisfactory could later resort to the courts for redress. His party has run to court to prevent the EC from declaring the result as well as going ahead to hold the last lap of election in the Tain district of Ghana’s Brong Ahafo region to determine the winner. Continue reading ‘Kufuor, A True Democrat’

Ghana should learn from Kenya

Ghana seems to have turned death ears on what happened in Kenya. Already tension is growing around some parts of the West African country as results of the Sunday presidential run-off delays. Supporters of the opposition NDC have besieged the offices of the Electoral Commission demanding the early release of the results. I am posting Judy Kibinge’s short film, “Coming of Age,” which captures events leading to the post-election violence in Kenya recently. Ghana are we listening???

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Ghana: Election run-off kicks-off

Voting began on time in the West African nation of Ghana as it goes into an election run-off on Sunday to elect a new president. Long queues formed at polling centres hours before voting opened at 7am. The new president replaces incumbent Kufuor who voluntarily steps down after two terms in office.
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Video: Ghana election results

The generally peaceful presidential and parliamentary elections of Ghana is going into a second round because none of the candidates failed to obtain 50% of the votes cast. Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, Chairman of the Electoral Commission of Ghana, released the results of the 2008 elections on Wednesday 10 December 2008.
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Election ’08: Why Ghana won’t burn

ghana_electionGhana the beacon of democracy in Africa and an icon of peace for West Africa is heading for a crucial test this Sunday – 7th December 2008. Dozens of African countries have plunged into wild flames and catastrophic crisis due to this test. Ghana has served as a haven for refugees. She was home to over 40,000 Liberian refugees most of whom were children and women during their 14 years of useless civil conflict.
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December 2020

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