Monday 31st December, 2012Printable Version
Accra, Dec. 31, GNA - The following are the major political events for 2012 compiled by the Ghana News Agency.
MAJOR EVENTS IN JANUARY
January 3: Dr Nduom sells new political movement in Volta Region.
January 4: CPP opens nominations for flag bearer.
January 5: KEEA CPP Constituency and polling station executives resign en-block
January 5: Amnesty International Ghana calls for publication of findings on RTI.
January 5: Only female aspirant in La Dadekopon NDC primary steps down for incumbent.
January 5: Lawyer Akwetey to launch CPP flag bearership bid on January 17.
January 5: Sam Jonah to contest CPP Flag bearership slot.
January 6: CPP reconstitutes Disciplinary Committee.
January 7: Vice President in South Africa.
January 8: Dr Nduom chooses February 25 to hold PPP national congress.
January 9: President Mills meets senior journalists in third encounter.
January 10: Government to deepen relations with Netherlands in water and sanitation.
January 10: Veep lauds ANC for fight against apartheid.
January 10: NDC Youth call on party leadership to halt indiscipline in the party.
January 10: NDC women wings urged to bury differences.
January 12: Naadu calls for empowerment of women.
January 12: CPP appoints Shadow Cabinet.
January 13: President Mills receives special message from President Ouatarra
January 14: 2012 elections to determine peace in disputed chieftaincy areas-WANEP.
January 16: Nana Akufo Addo calls for peaceful Election 2012.
January 18: First Lady leaves for Qatar.
January 19: NDC holds parliamentary primaries in 116 constituencies this weekend.
January 19: First Lady leaves for Qatar to attend Shafallah Forum.
January 19: President Mills relieves Amidu of his post.
January 20: Greater Accra Regional NDC reschedules Parliamentary primaries.
January 21: Thousands to demonstrate against NPP on Tuesday.
January 21: NDC primaries underway across the country except Greater Accra.
January 23: Members of ECOWAS Parliament deliberate implementation of ECOWAS agriculture policy.
January 24: President Mills accepts Mrs Mould-Iddrisu’s resignation letter.
January 24: NPP on Betty Moulds resignation.
January 25: President Mills reshuffles Ministers and Deputy Ministers of State.
January 25: Sakara joins CPP flagbearership.
January 26: President Mills to play key roles at 18th AU Ordinary Session.
January 26: Rawlings mediates in the Somali parliament crises.
January 26: President Mills promises stronger ties with United States of America.
January 27: President Mills arrives in Ethiopia for AU Summit.
January 27: CPP re-schedule date for filling of nomination forms.
January 27: NCCE launches revitalise civic website.
January 27: President to deliver State of the Nation address to house in February Jan 27
January 27: President Mills assigned key role at 18th AU Ordinary Session.
January 28: AU new headquarters opened in Ethiopia.
January 28: Nkrumah’s statue unveiled in Addis Ababa.
January 31: Ghana still frowns at homosexuality- President Mills.
January 31: NMC sets parameters for coverage of Election 2012.
February 2: EC presents provisional certificate to Progressive People’s Party (PPP).
February 8: Parliament passes Local Government Amendment Bill 2012.
February 17: Appointments Committee of Parliament vets Presidential Nominees.
February 18: Elections 2012 estimated at 243, million Ghana Cedis.
February 21: Dr Sakara files nomination papers for CPP Flagbearership.
February 28: Ghana observes 64th anniversary of the 28th February shooting.
March 6: President Mills reshuffles Ministers of State March.
March 6: White House ready to host President Mills.
March 6: A colourful parade marks Ghana's 55th Independence anniversary.
March 9: President Mills holds discussions with President Obama in White House.
Marc h 28: Nana Akufo-Addo retains Dr Mahamudu Bawumia as Running Mate.
March 29: NDC and NPP set for Election 2012.
AU President lauds President Mills as true Nkrumaist May 11.
June 7: Miss ECOWAS Ghana 2010 embarks on peaceful Election campaign.
June 8: Ghana retains seat on UN Commission.
June 8: NDC celebrates 20th anniversary.
June 8: NDC officials asked to settle impasse between the Rawlingses and President Mills.
June 12: CPP launches its 2012 Manifesto.
June 17: President Mills discounts rumours of his death.
June 18: EC to go ahead with creation of additional constituencies.
June 20: Civil Society intensifies pressure on legislature to pass RTI Bill.
June 21: House disagree on approval of President's Deputy Ministerial nominee
Mr Kwadwo Owusu Agyeman.
June 22: NPP Member of Parliament for Kwabre West passes on.
June 22: President Mills returns from medical check-up in New York.
June 27: NDC appoints Bede Ziedeng and others as executive committee members.
July 8: EC rejects NDP colours.
July 12: Vice President Mahama launches "My First Coup d’état”.
July 24: President Mills is dead.
July 24: John Dramani Mahama sworn in as President.
July 24: NPP expresses its deep condolences on the death of President Mills.
July 24: Ghana mourns President Mills.
July 25: House in a state of mourning, adjourns proceedings.
July 25: President Mahama holds his first Cabinet Meeting.
July 26: President Mahama meets Security Heads at the Castle.
July 31: Ghanaians observe one week of President Mills death.
August 8: Amissah-Arthur denied being a homosexual.
August 8: EC begins public education on exhibition of voters' register.
August 8: Mrs Clinton and other leaders arrive for late president's funeral.
August 10: The late President Mills buried.
August 14: Constitution Review Commission dissolved.
August 23: President Mahama picks nomination forms and asks for unity.
August 28: President Mahama submits nomination forms.
August 29: NPP officially outdoors Election 2012 Manifesto.
August 30: NDC officially launches campaign for December polls.
August 30: NDC endorses President Mahama as 2012 Presidential Candidate.
September 4: Majority withdraws CI73, offers replacement.
September 12: Nduom names Eva Lokko as running mate.
September 12: Mrs Rawlings and two others aspire for NDP flagbearership Position.
September 21: Founders’ day to be placed on Ghana’s Holiday Calendar.
October 1: Parliament upholds C.I. 78, Instrument becomes law tomorrow.
October 1: Parliament urged to ensure passage of Information Bill.
October 4: EC fixes October 17 and 18 for filing of nominations.
October 8: President Mahama swears-in Commissioner of Judgment Debts.
October 9: EC gives hundreds of election 2012 manual to political parties.
October 15: Abu Sakara chooses traditional leader as running mate.
October 17: EC fixes October 19 for balloting positions.
October 18: President Mahama takes his turn at the IEA evening encounter.
October 18: NDC files nomination papers with EC.
October 18: EC rejects six political parties and one Independent Candidate.
October 24: GFP's Akua Donkor joins PPP.
October 31: Parliament goes on recess ahead of Election 2012
November 5: Asantehene calls on politicians to prioritise national interest.
November 6: Ex-President Rawlings calls on former NDC leaders to join campaign.
November 7: Ghana Armed Forces marks 67th anniversary of end of World War 1.
November 7: President Mahama orders 24-hour search on collapsed Melcom Shopping Mall.
November 8: Israeli team arrives to help locate survivors under collapsed Melcom building.
November 11: Extraordinary ECOWAS summit on Mali and Guinea Bissau opens in Abuja.
November 13: CDD, CODEO organise debate for parliamentary aspirants in Odododiodio.
December 20: NDC dares NPP to go to court.
December 21: Vice President Amissah Arthur inaugurates Advisory Council of Presidential Transitional team.
President Mahama to move to Flagstaff House next year Dec. 21
December 25: Volta Regional Minister Mr Henry Ford Kamel passes on.
December 25: President Mahama denies kidney transplant rumours.
December 26: Nana Akufo-Addo meets GJA to explain why NPP did not accept the results.
December 27: Parliament registers newly-elected members.