…and absolute power corrupts absolutely – John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton (1834–1902). Ghana is on the verge of plunging into another Kenya, Zimbabwe and Ivory Coast if power-drunk politicians and anti-democrats fail to bury their greedy personal interest. Continue reading ‘Power corrupts…’
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In 2000 he stood his first competitive political position to become Ghana’s president but lost to Ghana’s incumbent president J.A Kufuor. In 2004, he bounced back on the same ticket of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and was defeated miserably by the same man.
Continue reading ‘Ghana’s Next President’
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Voting has ended in a generally peaceful election run-off in West Africa’s peaceful nation of Ghana. Counting of ballot papers currently underway in the over 22,000 polling centres throughout the country. Turnout was not as impressive as the first round held in December 7 2008, the media reported.
The election itself was characterized by alleged irregularities and pockets of skirmishes in some parts of the country notably Ashaiman constituency in the industrial city of Tema, Odododiodoo in the Greater Accra region and some parts of the Ashanti and Volta regions – NPP and NDC strongholds respectively.
Continue reading ‘Ghana: Voting ends, counting begins’
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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.
Continue reading ‘Ghana: Election run-off kicks-off’
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The campaigns preceding the run-off elections in Ghana is getting dirtier and nasty each day contrary to the “decent” one Ghanaians experienced before the 7th December polls. The situation is sending shivers through the spines of making peace loving Ghanaians.
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Fuel prices slashed by 17 percent in Ghana just two weeks to the presidential election run-off. Political pundits and the opposition have raised eye brows saying it is a strategy to buy votes for the ruling candidate Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). The run-off comes on December 28.
Continue reading ‘Ghana: Cut in fuel prices linked to vote buying’