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POLITICS

With Your Experience You Should Not Have Said That – NPP Communicator Told In The Face By TV3 Host

The recent report of the Centre for Democratic Development is still receiving so much interest from panel discussions. The report from the group is not so appealing to the government and points a number of loopholes in the government’s efforts at developing the country. The ruling party have tried to discredit the poll and said it is not entirely true.

  1 year ago ago
With Your Experience You Should Not Have Said That – NPP Communicator Told In The Face By TV3 Host

POLITICS

IDEG, CDD, IMANI Africa Settle Debate On New Voters Register.

Three popular independent, Non - Governmental Organisations (NGO's) and policy think tanks in Ghana have provided expert opinion on the ongoing debate concerning the need for a new voters register ahead of the 2020 general election. The policy think thanks who were duly represented by top hierarchy officials; Centre for Democratic Development (CDD), Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) and IMANI Africa, were interactive via videoconferencing on Joy News Television channel during the morning show on Tu

  2 years ago ago
IDEG, CDD, IMANI Africa Settle Debate On New Voters Register.

POLITICS

It is a Wonder: Is the NDC No More Counting on ‘Volta Votes’ This Time Around?

Background.  It’s 2020 and elections 2020 gradually inches closer everyday. Let me ask you: is the Volta region still the stronghold of the NDC? Are the sands shifting gradually?  To find the answers, we may have to dig deep.  With the death of former president Jerry John Rawlings coming in as a most unwelcome shock to everyone, the political scales keep tilting against the opposition NDC. At least research conducted by Centre for Democratic Development and by Doctoral Fellow at the ISSER, University of

  2 years ago ago
It is a Wonder: Is the NDC No More Counting on ‘Volta Votes’ This Time Around?

HEALTH

The CDD is like a Medical Doctor - Mohammed Awal

The Centre for Democratic Development has been in the news for the past week or so. The policy think tank released findings in relation to the post election survey it conducted. A Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD), Ghana, Mr Mohammed Awal has claimed that his outfit (CDD) is a like a medical Doctor and therefore do not need much blood to ascertain what is wrong with a patient.

  1 year ago ago
The CDD is like a Medical Doctor - Mohammed Awal

JUSTICE

Entrepreneur who engaged in illicit gambling is sentenced

The Executive Director of the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD), Professor Henry Kwasi Prempeh, says the directive with the aid of using the Kumasi Traditional Council to the Management of Oyerepa FM to close down quantities to abuse of strength. According to the pro lawyer, even though the Council is clothed with powers to workout authority inside its jurisdiction, the flow to halt the printing of the station isn't grounded in regulation.

  5 months ago ago
Entrepreneur who engaged in illicit gambling is sentenced

POLITICS

Kevin Taylor has sent a plain message to CDD for declaring Jean Mensah a credible EC boss.

Ghanaian outspoken journalist, Kevin Taylor has lashed out at the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) over a reportage that the current Electoral Commissioner is credible.  Kevin Taylor is one of the staunch critic of the Electoral commissioner starting from the time the EC decided to compile the new register to date. According to Kevin Taylor the CDD should let us know the criteria on which they came with their report. Kevin Taylor revealed that this EC is at the verge of plunging the country into chaos

  2 years ago ago
Kevin Taylor has sent a plain message to CDD for declaring Jean Mensah a credible EC boss.

POLITICS

Special Prosecutor Hailed For Swift Action To Probe Sir John’s State Lands Grab

The Special Prosecutor has received thumbs up for the swift move to probe the alleged state lands grab by the late Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Forestry Commission (FC), Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, aka, Sir John. The Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) – Ghana is applauding the responsiveness of the Special Prosecutor – the eagerness to get to the bottom of how Sir John, who was a politically exposed person came to acquire portions of the protected lands in the Achimota Forest and the Sakumono Ramsar Site, which fall directly under the jurisdiction of the Forestry Commission, where he was the CEO.

  8 months ago ago
Special Prosecutor Hailed For Swift Action To Probe Sir John’s State Lands Grab

POLITICS

Slash Of Ministers & CEO’s Of State Owned Enterprises Salaries, Should Have Come Earlier

A co-founder of the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) Professor Emmanuel Gyimah-Boadi, says the slash of the salaries of government appointees – ministers of state and their deputies, regional ministers, metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives (MMDCEs) and the heads of state-owned enterprises should have come earlier.

  9 months ago ago
Slash Of Ministers & CEO’s Of State Owned Enterprises Salaries, Should Have Come Earlier

POLITICS

Controller ;Forensic Audit must be conducted to fish out creators of ghost names – Prof.Kwaku Asare.

Forensic Audit must be conducted to fish out creators of ghost names – Kwaku Asare. It has become a canker worm in Controller and Accountant General's Department as ghost names always appear on the database. A Fellow at the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) Ghana, says the Auditor General’s Department must move from conducting payroll audits to forensic audits. Professor Kwaku Asare said this will enable it to fish out creators of ghost names in various government offices. The Accounting professor

  2 years ago ago
Controller ;Forensic Audit must be conducted to fish out creators of ghost names – Prof.Kwaku Asare.

POLITICS

Launch of a network to promote inclusive democracy in West Africa

In order to mobilize, organize, and harness the collective strength of civil society and other pro-democracy groups to protect and develop inclusive democracy in the West African area, the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) has established a transnational democracy solidarity network. The West Africa Democracy Solidarity Network (WADEMOS) was created in reaction to indications of a return to dictatorship and democratic backsliding in the area.

  4 months ago ago
Launch of a network to promote inclusive democracy in West Africa

POLITICS

Voters register compilation may be delayed-Head of CDD Ghana

The head of policy planning at the Centre for democratic development (CDD) has added his voice to the ever increasing number of policy planners whose jobs have been temporarily been halted as a result of the deadly Covid 19. He said that the repercussions of this Pandemic continue to affect a lot of the sectors and various policies that ought to have been put in place to continue to steer forward Ghana's socioeconomic development. He continued by saying that if the Covid 19 pandemic persists till May then

  2 years ago ago
Voters register compilation may be delayed-Head of CDD Ghana

POLITICS

John Dramani Mahama Should Take The Matter To Court Early - Dr. Kojo Asante

The CDD Ghana, Centre for Democratic Development has sent a message to the opposition National Democratic Congress and their flag bearer, Mr. John Dramani Mahama regarding the outcome of the election results which they deemed it to be flawed and fictionalized. They sent this message to the National Democratic Congress after they claimed that they reject the outcome of the elections which they see it to be flawed, rigged and fictionalized. The National Democratic Congress claims that the Electoral commission

  2 years ago ago
John Dramani Mahama Should Take The Matter To Court Early - Dr. Kojo Asante

POLITICS

Prof. Henry Prempeh Reveals The Best Parliamentary Opposition Since 1992

After a series of failed attempts at democratic governance, the country was ushered into the Fourth Republic in January 1993, when the current constitutional dispensation was inaugurated. The people representative has been in Parliament for the 8th time for about 28 years. Concerned citizens has noticed the work of Parliament since 1992 and passed judgement in accordance with their functions.

  1 year ago ago
Prof. Henry Prempeh Reveals The Best Parliamentary Opposition Since 1992

POLITICS

Contract guarantors in Ghana’s elections worrying

The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO), the umbrella body of local elections observers in Ghana has expressed worries about the way and manner elections guarantors abused the process during voter’s registrations exercise. According to CODEO, people with sympathies towards some political parties in the country have turned themselves into contract guarantors and invade the centres without lawful authority. The spokesperson for the local elections observer group made this revelation speaking on

  2 years ago ago
Contract guarantors in Ghana’s elections worrying

JUSTICE

Only 7% of Ghanaians tolerate same-sex relationships, according to a survey.

According to a survey conducted by the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), the majority of Ghanaians oppose same-sex relationships. According to the survey, which was released in July 2021, while the majority of Ghanaians are tolerant of people of different ethnicities, only 7% are tolerant of people in same-sex relationships.

  1 year ago ago
Only 7% of Ghanaians tolerate same-sex relationships, according to a survey.