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Speaker sworn in again as acting President

The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Oquaye, has been sworn in as acting President for the second time in less than a week. This follows the absence of the President and his Vice from the country for varied reasons. The President is out of the country to attend the AU summit in Ethiopia, and the funeral of the late South ...

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We’re too busy fixing Mahama’s mess to slander him – Gov’t

The government has described as disingenuous and baseless a statement from former President Mahama’s office accusing it of scheming negative stories against his person. A statement signed by the Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, said the government was rather “busy fixing the mess and rot that was bequeathed to them by the Mahama government, and does not have the luxury of ...

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Apaak criticizes another swearing-in of Speaker as President

National Democratic Congress [NDC] Member of Parliament for Builsa South, Dr. Clement Apaak, is upset with what he calls the impromptu summoning of Parliament for the second swearing-in of the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, to act as President in less than a week. Speaking to Citi News after the announcement in Parliament on Friday, Dr. Apaak said the ...

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Prof. Oquaye to be sworn in again as acting President

The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, is set to be sworn in as acting President tomorrow [Saturday] for the second time in less than a week. This swearing-in, mandated by Article 60 (11) and (12) of the 1992 Constitution, has been necessitated by President Nana Akufo-Addo’s scheduled trip to Addis Ababa for the AU Summit. Prof. Oquaye was previously sworn in ...

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‘Cash-for-seat’ C’ttee sittings over, report to be ready on Jan. 31

The five-member bi-partisan parliamentary Committee probing the alleged collection of monies from expatriates to enable them sit close to the President during the 2017 Ghana Expatriates Business Awards ceremony, has ended its public sitting which sought to collect evidence from various individuals and institutions. According to Spokesperson of the Committee, Yaw Buabeng Asamoah, the Committee will hold no further public ...

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Mahama not sponsoring magazine to smear Free SHS – Mogtari

The office of John Mahama has denied reports that the former President owns, and is using the AfricaWatch Magazine to slander the Free Senior High School Policy. “We wish to place on record that: Neither President John Mahama nor his office, has any interest in or working relationship with the AfricaWatch Magazine,” a statement from Mr. Mahama’s office said. The claims ...

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Order Charlotte Osei, 2 deputies to step aside – AFAG

Pro-NPP Pressure Group, Alliance for Accountable Governance [AFAG], is demanding the interdiction of Electoral Commission Chair, Charlotte Osei, and her two deputies, Sulley Amadu, and Georgina Opoku-Amankwah, pending the conclusion of investigations into allegations of financial malfeasance and misconduct. The group said the continuous stay of the officers at post could jeopardize the investigations. Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo set up ...

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My husband is doing very well; he’ll return soon – Samira

The Second Lady, Samira Bawumia, has offered some assurances concerning the recovery of the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, who is on a medical leave in the United Kingdom after suffering from a yet-to-be-disclosed ailment. Samira Bawumia, in a message thanking well-wishers, said Dr. Bawumia “is doing very well… he looks forward to returning to work soon.” Dr. Bawumia left Ghana ...

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Calls for Bawumia’s health report ‘hypocritical’ – Kyei-Mensah

The Majority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, has suggested that the Minority’s calls for full disclosure of the medical condition of the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, are hypocritical. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu also described the calls as “preposterous”. He explained that, similar calls had been made to the government which had been in place during the tenure of the late ...

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Deal with abandoned Tetegu CHPS compound – Obuobia to Tina Mensah

A former Parliamentary candidate for Weija-Gbawe on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress [NDC], Obuobia Darko Opoku, has called on the MP for the area, Tina Mensah, to provide clarity on the status of the abandoned CHPS compound at Tetegu. In her view, Tina Mensah, who also doubles as a Deputy Health Minister, is best placed to explain why ...

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