EC counters ‘misinformation’ on guarantor system for registration
Jul 2, 2020 05:18
The Electoral Commission has urged the public to ignore a viral audio clip with misleading information on the guarantor system currently being used for the voter registration exercise. It cautioned that it is an electoral offence for an individual to guarantee for more than 10 applicants.
The EC also warned that its “system is capable of picking guarantors who guarantee for more than 10 applicants.” In addition, it said there was no algorithm involved in the process, among others. “The system is not based on ‘Algorithm Maths’ as it is being alleged.
Neither does the system have a vault called non-verifiable names. These terms are alien and completely unknown to the Electoral commission’s systems.” It further urged the public to refer to its news portals for “credible information regarding the registration process.”
The guarantor system is under the spotlight because of th..
Former NPP General Secretary, Sir John is dead
Jul 2, 2020 04:41
Former General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly referred to as Sir John, has died. Sir John was the Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission.
He died at the Intensive Care Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital today, Wednesday, July 1, 2020, after a short illness. Sir John recently lost his sister, Comfort Amoateng and his mum, Obaapanin Kate Serwaa who are yet to be buried.
Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie was born in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. He attended Seventh Day Adventist Secondary School in Bekwai from where he obtained his GCE Ordinary level certificate. He then proceeded to obtain his GCE Advanced level certificate from Konongo Odumase Secondary School in Konongo.
He was admitted to study political science at the University of Ghana. He then enrolled at the Ghana School of Law where he graduated with Bachelor of Laws. After this he was adm..
Man killed in an attempt to rescue a girl from a rapist
Jul 1, 2020 10:00
One Abdul Halim has been shot and killed by an unknown gunman at Nyanshegu in the Northern region on July 1. The deceased met his untimely death when he attempted to rescue a girl from the gunman who wanted to forcibly have sexual intercourse with her.
The body of the deceased has been deposited at the Tamale Teaching Hospital’s mortuary for autopsy. Meanwhile, the girl, who was shot in the leg is in a stable condition responding to treatment at the Tamale Teaching Hospital. She told journalists at the Tamale
Teaching Hospital that she and her little sister were sleeping in the room when the gunman entered. According to her, the gunman told her that he wanted to have sexual intercourse with her and threatened to kill them both if she refuses but she pleaded with him and
told him that because of her little sister they could go outside with the intention that when they go out..
One injured as Akyem Manso residents clash with ‘non-residents’
Jul 1, 2020 08:33
At least one person is injured at Akyem Manso in the Asene Akroso Manso Constituency of the Eastern Region following a brawl between supporters of the opposition NDC and a group of people they describe as non-residents bused to register in the Constituency.
About hundred youth from neighbouring Ofoase Ayirebi Constituency were allegedly bused to the Constituency by the incumbent Member of Parliament for Asene Akroso Manso George Kwame Aboagye to register for a reward of Ghc100. Executives of the opposition NDC in
the Constituency say they got wind of it and laid surveillance. Upon the arrival of the group, the NDC said it sounded the alarm to its agents and executives who resisted them from registering creating confusion in some registration centres.“We had intelligence that the
MP was busing some people from Akyemansa in Ofoase Ayirebi so registration numbers of the three ve..
Eligible SHS students unable to leave school to go register - EC
Jul 1, 2020 08:40
The Upper East Regional directorate of the Electoral Commission (EC) says it has been unable to register final year students of second cycle schools eligible for the voter identification card.
The Ghana Education Service, through the Ministry of Education, directed heads of senior high schools to send home any final year student who leaves the school’s premises because of the threat of the coronavirus.
But according to the EC directorate, all registration centres have been gazetted for the ongoing voter registration exercise and there is no room for extra centres that could accommodate students in their schools.
The Upper East Regional Director of the EC, William Obeng Adarkwa said, the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service should instead consider reviewing their stances to enable eligible students to leave school to register.
In the meantime, he said, “if..