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Press Release Declaring 7th December a holiday

December 2, 2016

  There is this press release making the rounds on social media to the effect that the holiday originally scheduled for Friday 2nd December, 2016, has been, upon consultation by Cabinet, and with the relevant statutory agencies, rescheduled to Wednesday 7th December, 2016 and should be observed as such throughout the country. The release stated…

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EC sets Dec. 4 for continuation of Special Voting exercise

December 2, 2016

  The Electoral Commission (EC) has set Sunday, December 4 for the continuation of the Special Voting exercise across the country. The decision was arrived at after the EC and political party representatives had an emergency Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting Thursday. This is to afford some security and media personnel who could not vote…

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NEW PATRIOTIC PARTY (NPP) IMPORTS DRONES TO MONITOR 2016 ELECTIONS

November 30, 2016

  The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has today said the over 400 pieces of drones the party imported from Taiwan have safely landed in Ghana and these drones are to be meant for monitoring some selected polling stations. The drones, dubbed ‘Eagle Eye Drones’, which are fitted with HD cameras can fly as high as…

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Eastern Region Branch Withdraws Support for Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

November 30, 2016

ISSUE 1: EASTERN REGION BRANCH WITHDRAWS SUPPORT FOR NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO In an emergency meeting held at the Capital View Hotel, Nsutam Road in Koforidua chaired by Mr. Kiston Ohemeng Kissi, former Member of Parliament for Akwatia, the Region has decided to withdraw their support for Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the upcoming December,…

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Video Claiming Incumbent President Neglects Childhood Caretaker

November 29, 2016

There is this video making the rounds on social media a about woman who gave her name as Maame Dansowaa. In the video she claims to have been the caretaker of the president and his siblings and further stated that the president has abandoned her.   VERDICT: Misinformation EXPLANATION: Checks undertaken by the African Elections…

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