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My Better Petition Through Asamankese. Critical News, 14th April 2013

Posted by Business in Ghana on April 14, 2013

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

To really see how much of a task we have on our hands you must travel through Ghana.  I met Adobea in the early hours of Wednesday morning. On my way back from the now imperative “old man early morning walk”, I stopped to buy Hausa Koko.  On the corner just opposite First Stop Hotel on Asamankese main street, sandwiched between two JHS and Primary schools, she has chosen the ideal spot to inveigle the children’s fifty pesewa pieces as they saunter past to early morning class. Her icon is a set of worn-out car tires, vertically stacked just next to the vulcanizer’s air pressure machine.  Every small town has one of these, a block-making stall, a carpenter making outrageously in-elegant sofa seats, the small central market and the eventually-accepted village dread-locks Rastaman constantly wandering out of the forest enclave; you dare not suggest that he is not spiritual.  Hausa Koko costs twenty pesewas for a generous calabash full unlike Accra where you pay fifty pesewas for a mean potion and the tea bread is again half the price.

I slow down from my brisk pace ready to purchase, then I get this stench. A powerful mixture of rotting produce and human excrement.  A Trotro honks loudly from behind and I all but stop in a hail of dust just near Adobea’s plastic covered koko container.  I turn my head away from the dust and just there, I had not noticed it before, are two young ones poised squatting on heir heels, early morning business, right there on a pile of spreading plastic waste creeping closely to the koko stand.  A few meters away from them a group of sheep is foraging for tasty lumps. Read the rest of this entry »

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NPP Affidavit Summary Table Filed by Petitioners

Posted by Business in Ghana on April 14, 2013

 

Over Voting Votes cast > total registered voters or votes cast > ballot papers                 (OV)

No signatures of presiding officers or assistants on pink sheets    (NS)

 Voting with no Biometric verification

(NBV)

Same serial numbers on pink sheets with different poll results (DS)

Different results recorded on pink sheets in respect of polling stations with same polling station code

(DP)

 

Locations not included in 26,002 polling station list

 

               

GROUP

OV

NS

NBV

DS

DP

Polling Stations

Votes Vitiated

1

*

320

130,136

2

*

*

122

45,497

3

*

*

*

374

147,032

4

*

*

*

*

66

32,469

5

*

*

*

20

9,408

6

*

*

882

397,532

7

*

*

*

196

91,129

8

*

*

71

31,561

9

*

379

134,289

10

*

*

1,068

408,837

11

*

*

*

185

72,953

12

*

*

59

19,816

13

*

6,823

2,614556

14

*

*

907

365,676

15

*

310

112,754

16

*

3

687

17

*

*

*

2

581

18

*

*

12

4,710

19

*

*

*

4

1,261

20

*

*

*

8

3,167

21

*

*

*

2

671

22

*

*

*

*

4

2,105

23

*

*

*

*

2

793

24

*

*

*

*

*

23

9,685

Information for Pettion as submitted by New Patriotic Party.  Any errors will be those made by Business in Ghana

 

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