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EC Presents Favorable New Constitutional Instrument



As part of measures by the Electoral Commission to ensure effective and free and fair election, the EC has decided to present a new constitutional Instrument before parliament somewhere next week to amend the already existing CI 94.

This was made known yesterday by Osei Kyei Mensa Bonsu, the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs. This is to allow eligible voters even after participating in the upcoming voters’ registration exercise to still be able to transfer their vote to any polling station for voting.

The exiting CI only allows the transfer of votes 12 months ahead of elections and so it was imperative for the amendment and also because  the existing CI only permits the transfer of votes 12 months ahead of the elections.

Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei Mensa Bonsu announced this while addressing the media on Thursday.

The MP drew to the attention that, the amended CI will allow students over 18 years but still in school to be able to transfer their votes after completion or and during holidays. He said it was necessary the EC sped up with the presentation to be passed before parliaments adjourns sitting.



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Akufo-Addo Unfazed By Domelevo Antics – Increases His Leave To 167 Days



President Akufo-Addo has replied to the Auditor General Daniel Yaw Domelevo through his Executive Secretary, refusing to rescind his earlier directive for him to ‘proceed on leave’.

The President also lashed out at the Domelevo for addressing a letter to his office with political undertones, while also leaking the said letter to the media while the office of the President is yet to receive a copy.

Read the President’s letter below……..

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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I Have The Stamina to Endure Protracted Litigation – Kweku Baako Replies Ken Agyapong’s Lawyer



Managing Editor of The New Crusading Guide, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has noted that he has the endurance for a protracted litigation with Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong.

Lawyer for Mr Agyapong, Ralph Agyapong had disclosed in an interview Net2 TV that the Assin Central Member of Parliament is ready to appeal the defamation case to the highest level.

“If there is a judgement, after one week the judgement ceases. So after one week if you have any processes you can go ahead with it. As I speak to you, that Judgement will be a subject of appeal from Monday because as I speak, the notice of appeal is ready. So If it becomes subject of appeal, there’s a process called a stay of execution pending an appeal.

Responding to this, Malik Kweku Baako stated in a post that he is unbothered and ready to face Mr Agyapong in court no matter how long it takes for justice to prevail.

“This is the judgment that would be a subject of appeal as indicated by Mr Kennedy Agyapong’s lawyer, Mr. Ralph Agyapong. Appeal is an option guaranteed by law. And must be respected by all. I have the requisite stamina to endure a protracted litigation. It doesn’t matter how long it takes the courts to make a final determination, judgment day shall come. And INTEGRITY shall triumph over UGLY NOISES and MALICIOUS ALLEGATIONS ! TRUST ME!!!,” the post read.

An Accra high court had found Kennedy Agyapong guilty of defamation against Mr Baako and ordered him to retract and apologise three times on the platforms he used to defame the veteran journalist within 30 days.

In addition, he’s supposed to pay a fine of GHS100,000 in damages plus cost of GHS30,000.


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It’s Not Ethical to Name Coronavirus Patients – GHS



The Ghana Health Service has said it will not be revealing persons, particularly government appointees who have tested positive for the Coronavirus.

According to the Director General of the GHS, Dr. Patrick Kumah Aboagye, it is against medical ethics to expose individuals infected with the virus, noting it could have a toll on the fight against stigmatization.

“As I mentioned, I cannot really, ethically, tell you all these numbers and mention names and their status. It cannot be done,” Dr Aboagye said at the Covid-19 press briefing at the information ministry.

He however added that it is upto these infected individuals to decide to come out voluntarily and announce their status.

“I’m sure there are media men who have also been exposed, and we don’t have their numbers and names (in the public domain) but those who came out and did that voluntarily, that’s what we encourage. We are not going to be able to mention anybody’s name and there is no need,” he stressed.

Ghana’s total case count as at dawn of July 4, stood at 19,388, with active cases standing at 4,941 and 14,330 recoveries. Death toll at 117.


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