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Ghana: Ruling party MPs overturn decision to reject 2022 budget

– – Lawmakers from Ghana’s ruling party have overturned a decision by the minority to reject the country’s 2022 budget and economic policy statement. Last Friday, a one-sided minority with a total of 137 members voted to reject the budget after the majority MPs staged a walkout. The majority MPs were protesting the failure of the speaker Alban Bagbin to  compel the General Secretary of the opposition NDC Johnson Asiedu Nketia to vacate the public gallery after instructing the marshals to drive out ministers of state who were in the…

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Ghana’s opposition begins legal challenge to 2020 poll results

– – Ghana’s opposition party the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has started legal processes at the country’s supreme court challenging the results of the 2020 elections. The processes to file the court papers are taking place on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 in the capital Accra. There were indications the filing of the court papers will happen on Wednesday but that could be done a day earlier. In a statement, the NDC said its National Executive Committee (NEC) has approved the party’s decision to go to court to challenge the results…

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Several injured in clashes between party supporters in Ghana

– – Several people are injured in clashes between supporters of Ghana’s two major political parties in one of the suburbs of the capital Accra. It is unclear what triggered the clashes between the supporters of the ruling NPP and the opposition NDC at a constituency called Odododiodio. The area is one of the over four thousand flash points for electoral violence identified by Ghana’s Police service with a few weeks to the country’s Presidential and Parliamentary elections. Local media reports suggest that the opposition party supporters were embarking on a health…

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Ghana: Actor John Dumelo a step closer to becoming a legislator

Top Ghanaian Actor John Dumelo who has his sight set on becoming a lawmaker on Saturday cleared his first hurdle. The “A Night with Her” actor won his party’s primaries in Ghana’s Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency. Dumelo is a member of Ghana’s opposition political party, the National Democratic Congress, NDC. The “Black Men Rock” actor with his party level victory will now face off with the representative of the ruling party, likely to be the incumbent MP, Lydia Seyram Alhassan. John Dumelo after his victory said he is putting in…

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