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Rawlings not ‘romancing’ NPP – Amissah-Arthur

Former Vice President, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur does not side with the view that former President Jerry John Rawlings is in bed with the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP). Mr. Amissah-Arthur said the outspoken National Democratic Congress (NDC) founder must not be vilified for speaking his mind on issues of national interest. Mr. Rawlings has, in recent times, offered praise to President Nana ...

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National Security Minister must present annual report – Minority

MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

The Minority in Parliament wants the National Security Minister, Albert Kan Dapaah, to be compelled to present his annual report to the House. This, the Minority MPs say will be in line with requirements of the Securities and Intelligence Agencies Act. Speaking on the floor of Parliament, the MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, said successive governments have violated ...

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Atta Akyea ‘lied’, Odawna drains not desilted – Zanetor

The Member of Parliament for Klottey Korle Constituency, Dr. Zanetor Rawlings, has disputed claims by the Works and Housing Minister, Samuel Atta Akyea that some drains are being desilted in her constituency to prevent flooding in the capital. Atta Akyea, who was in parliament to respond to questions on the country’s preparation against flooding ahead of the rainy season, said ...

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Ghana Beyond Aid: ‘We won’t say no to gifts’ – Oppong Nkrumah

The government has clarified that its ‘Ghana Beyond Aid agenda is not intended to reject support from donors, but rather depend on local resources for the execution of its planned programs. A Deputy Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, who made the statement on the Eyewitness News on Thursday said the government had outlined major policy pillars to drive the ...

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Akufo-Addo’s ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ mere rhetoric – Amissah Arthur

Former Vice President, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, has described the government’s much-touted ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ mantra as a mere rhetoric. According to him, the government is yet to provide adequate information about the mantra, and this raises uncertainty about what exactly it seeks to achieve. Speaking to Citi News, the economist said the mantra “has not been defined” for the understanding of ...

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Ghana@60 c’ttee’s accounts must be audited – Brogya Genfi

Brogya Genfi

The Ashanti Regional Youth Organizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Brogya Genfi, has described as “cock and bull” stories the excuses by the Ghana@60 Committee that it could not execute most of its programmes due to lack of funds. He further called on the President to direct the Auditor General to audit the accounts of the committee. “I ...

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U/West NDC demands action on suspended regional minister

Sulemana Alhassan

The National Democratic Congress [NDC] in the Upper West Region, wants President Nana Akufo-Addo to immediately take a decision on the status of the suspended Upper West Regional Minister, Alhaji Sulemana Alhassan. According to the NDC, the region cannot be left without a substantive minister to steer its affairs. President Akudo-Addo suspended Sulemana Alhassan on February 1 , 2018, for ...

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NPP refers Obiri Boahen to Disciplinary C’ttee

nana obiri boahen

Deputy General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Obiri Boahen, has been referred to the party’s Disciplinary Committee following some the unsubstantiated allegations he made against his party in a leaked recording that has gone viral. The decision was arrived on after he met with the party’s Steering Committee on Wednesday to answer for his actions. Though Mr. Obiri ...

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Minority petitions BoG, wants details on UT, Capital Banks’ takeover

Cassiel Ato Forson

The Minority side in Parliament has written to the Governor of the Bank of Ghana and the Finance Minister requesting for information on some technical details relating to Capital and UT Banks’ takeover by GCB bank. GCB bank took over the two banks in 2017 with the permission of the BoG because they were unable to increase the capital requirements ...

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Minority on sit-down strike; say Rev. Oquaye is ‘worst’ Speaker

The Minority in Parliament have yet again refrained from taking part in discussions on the floor of the House despite being present, in protest of what they consider as ill-treatment from the Speaker, Mike Oquaye. According to Citi News‘ Parliamentary correspondent, Duke Mensah Opoku, the Minority resumed their sit-down strike after the Speaker refused to acknowledge their leader Haruna Iddrisu who ...

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