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ROPAA

  • Dr Kofi A. Boateng, Ms Nellie Kemevor, Mr Obed Danquah, Mr Christiana Sillim and Mr Agyenim Boateng sued the electoral management body on the basis that it had “gone to sleep” and refused to implement Act 699, 11 years after it was passed.

    The Electoral Commission (EC) has been given a 12-month extension to operationalise the law that permits Ghanaians living abroad to vote in national elections, the Representation of the People Amendment Act (ROPAA).

  • But in its motion filed on January 30, the EC is praying the court to extend the 12 month deadline, which ended in December 2018, to January, 2020.

    The Electoral Commission( EC) has filed a motion appealing to the Accra High Court to extend the deadline that the court gave it to operationalise the Representation of the People Amendment Act (ROPAA), 2006 (Act 699), which gives Ghanaians in the Diaspora the right to vote from abroad.

  • According to him, the EC was expected to start implementing the ROPAA within this year in accordance with a court ruling.

    The Deputy Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) in charge of Corporate Services, Dr Eric Bossman Asare, has allayed the fears of Ghanaians and said the country's electoral structures are so robust that the implementation of the Representation of the People Amendment Act (ROPAA) will not be an issue.

  • The RTI Bill was first drafted in 1999, reviewed in 2003, 2005 and 2007 but was only presented to Parliament in 2010.

    After about two decades of waiting, Parliament on Tuesday passed the Right to Information Bill (RTI) into law.

  • Dr Bossman Asare told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Dakar, Senegal, that the Act charged the EC with the responsibility to make regulations for the implementation of the ROPAA.

    The Electoral Commission (EC) on Monday started consultation with strategic countries towards the operationalisation of the Representation of the People Amendment Act (ROPAA) 2006 (Act 699), which gives Ghanaians in the Diaspora the right to vote from abroad.

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