NewsLive update: Winners and losers of the 2016 general elections
The right to vote has ended.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 23:18
LIVESTREAMING: Election 2016 - Provisional results trickle in - Citi FM coverage
After several months of intense campaigns by all seven contesting aspirants in the presidential race and parliamentary aspirants for the various constituencies, Ghana has voted.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 22:53
Two men arrested for attempting to open ballot box
Two men are in the custody of police in Cantonment for allegedly attempting to open ballot boxes at the Labone Senior High School.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 22:45
Electricity to go up by 59.2%, water 67.2% - PURC
The Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) has increased electricity tariff by 59.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 22:20
Dec polls winner should put SMEs high on agenda
Ghana should also look at how investments in roads, power and telecoms – in partnership with the private sector – might drive growth by lifting productivity; it could also be a way to create opportunities for small businesses through procurement The party that emerges as the winner of the country’s general election, to be held on 7 December, should seize the opportunity to drive economic growth by creating policies and a legislative environment where business builders can thrive.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 21:53
CODEO reported minor problems in 44% of polling stations
The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has said that reports it has received from 86 percent of the 28, 992 polling stations indicate that 55 percent of them had no major problems during voting.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 21:04
Maintain collaborative spirit - EC urges Politial parties
Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Charlotte Osei has said she is happy with the overall collaboration her outfit has from the various Political parties and their agents.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 20:55
NPP calls for vigilance as ballot counting is ongoing
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) is calling on the general public to stay at their respective polling stations to observe the counting of the ballot and to also verify that the correct results are reported by officers of the Electoral Commission (EC).
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 20:36
December 7 election ‘has been exceptionally successful’
The Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC) has patted itself on the back describing the general elections, so far, as “exceptionally successful” after close of polls at 5:00pm Wednesday.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 20:35
EC grants NDC's request for extension of polls at Afram Plains
The Electoral Commission has announced the extension of polls at Dwarf Island, a town at Afram Plains in the Eastern Region.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 20:18
EC News Release on closure of polls
The Electoral Commission has extended the duration for voting in two constituencies in the on going 2016 general elections.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 20:15
Tension brews as NPP and NDC supporters engage in series of clashes
Tension is brewing in Dzodze in in the Ketu North district where supporters of the NDC and NPP are unleashing violence on each other.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 19:57
Start of polls in Jaman North postponed to Thursday
There has been another U-turn in the Jaman North constituency as the Electoral Commission (EC) has announced voting has been postponed in the constituency to tomorrow [Thursday].
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 19:55
John Dumelo breaks voting rules; shares vote on social media
Actor John Dumelo has voted and to prove who he voted for, he shared a photo of his ballot on social media.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 19:33
Provisional polling station results
Some provisional results have begun trickling in from the various polling stations across the country after polls closed at 5:00pm.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 19:04
Can Facebook really predict Ghana's next president?
In the recent US elections Facebook played a crucial role in predicting winner of the polls based on the popularity of the candidates.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 19:01
PLAYBACK: Voting extended in some constituencies - EC
The Electoral Commission of Ghana has extended the voting hours of some areas following the late start of the process.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 18:57
EC officer arrested over electoral fraud in Bekwai
An electoral officer at the Methodist Primary School polling station at Bekwai in the Ashanti region has been arrested for allegedly committing multiple electoral offences.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 18:50
LIVESTREAM: Polls close - EC holds media briefing
LIVESTREAM: Polls close - EC holds media briefing
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 18:40
Election 2016: Mahama beats Akufo-Addo in Tamale Prison polling center
President John Dramani Mahama has won the count at the Tamale Prison polling center after the close of poll on Wednesday.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 17:58
U/W: Residents of Karni boycott election
Barely thirty minutes to the close of polls in the ongoing general elections, not a single voter has cast his/her ballot in the Karni township in the Upper West Region.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 17:34
Voter's lip bitten off during fight at polling station
A man believed to be in his mid-twenties had a part of his upper lip bitten off during a free for all fight at the Dormadin LA Primary School Polling Station in the Worawora township in the Volta Region.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 17:32
Tema Central: Five macho men arrested
Five ‘macho men’ have been arrested in the Tema Central Constituency for allegedly intimidating voters at the Datus polling station.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 17:10
Ram munches President Mahama's poster
A poster belonging to the incumbent president and flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) President John Dramani Mahama has been chewed by a ram.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 17:03
Visually impaired monitor polls for CODEO
The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has deployed well over 8,000 officials for Ghana’s elections.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 16:48
No ballot box has been snatched at South Suntresso – EC, Police
The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana says widespread media report of attempted ballot box snatching in South Suntreso in the Nhyiaso constituency is a hoax and wants the public to treat such with the contempt that it deserves.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 16:46
Angry voters in Bukom protest 'discrimination' by polling agents
Tempers flare at Bukom in the Odododiodio Constituency as angry voters protest against what they describe as discriminatory acts being exhibited by polling officials at the Bukom center.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 16:25
I will totally accept election results – Ivor Greenstreet
Presidential candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) on Wednesday promised to accept the outcome of today’s elections.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 16:20
CODEO holds press conference on ongoing voting exercise
The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has this afternoon addressed the media on rising issues regarding the ongoing voting exercise across the country.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 15:56
Tema police arrest 5 macho men over voter-intimidation
Police in Tema have arrested five macho men for causing discomfort to voters at the Datus Complex School polling station in Tema.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 15:56
Four students nabbed for electoral malpractice in Kyebi
The Kyebi Police is investigating a case of electoral malpractice involving four students of the Kyebi College of Education.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 15:55
Confusion at Ablekuma South as NPP supporters raise ethnic alarm
Voting has been disrupted at the Ablekuma South Constituency in the Greater Accra region with some prospective voters accusing EC officials and NDC functionaries of plotting to deny them their right to vote.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 15:44
You can’t vote, if your name is not captured on register – EC
Individuals who have their names missing on the voters’ register have themselves to blame for the mishap, the Electoral Commission has said.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 15:24
Ballot boxes allegedly snatched in Nhyiaeso
Two ballot boxes have allegedly been snatched at a polling center in Nhyiaeso Constituency in the Ashanti Region, Joy News' election Headquarters has learned.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 15:23
One shot at Ketu North over election dispute
One person has been shot at a village called Deme near Dzodze in the Ketu North constituency.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 15:18
New cement factory to produce 1 million tons of cement annually opened
A new cement factory has been commissioned in the Free Zones enclave in Tema with the capacity to produce one million tons of cement annually.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 15:06
Proceed with voting in Jaman North – EC orders
The Electoral Commission has quashed a decision by political parties to postpone voting in the Jaman North constituency in the Brong Ahafo Region.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 15:00
TRAQUE extends support to mango farmers in Northern Ghana
The farmers were chosen from Salaga, Tamale, Yendi, Walewale, Bimbilla, Navrongo and Damango in the Northern and Upper East Regions.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 14:52
Be tolerant but vigilant – Akufo-Addo charges Ghanaians
Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has charged Ghanaians to be tolerant but vigilant, as they go out to vote at the various polling centers.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 14:47
A culture of creative excellence - wisdom keys for emerging business leaders
We live in a rapidly-changing world characterized by socioeconomic uncertainty and keen competition.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 14:44
Several voting locations moving smoothly – CODEO
Voting is progressing steadily at the various polling stations across the country in the ongoing presidential and parliamentary elections, according to the Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO).
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 14:41
God will deliver victory for whoever deserves to win – Rawlings
Former President Jerry John Rawlings says whoever wins the presidential elections is God’s choice for the country.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 14:19
Mahama votes at Bole
President John Mahama cast his ballot in the ongoing general elections in his hometown, Bole, in the Northern Region Wednesday afternoon.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 14:15
Reports that voting has been called off incorrect - EC
The Electoral Commission of Ghana has said that the information about EC postponing the elections in Jaman North is incorrect.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 14:09
'Missing names' on voters' register spark controversy at Chorkor
There is looming confusion in the Ablekuma South Constituency as some voters in Chorkor in Accra complain of 'missing names' in the voters register.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 14:07
Long queues as Ghanaians vote in tight presidential poll
There are long queues at polling stations in Ghana amid a tight election race between President John Mahama and veteran opposition leader Nana Akufo Addo.
GhanaWeb | 07-Dec-2016 14:03