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MPs must have a bigger say in selecting Special Prosecutor – Minority

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The Minority wants Parliament to have a stronger role to play in the selection of the person who occupies the office of the Special Prosecutor. The Constitutional, Parliamentary and Legal Affairs Committee, is currently putting together a report on the bill for the plenary when it resumes from recess. The Bill requires that the Special Prosecutor be nominated by the ...

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NDC must restore its integrity before 2020 – Rawlings

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Founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Jerry John Rawlings, believes his party must redeem its image in the eyes of Ghanaians if it is to stand a chance in 2020 elections. Coming off its comprehensive defeat in the 2016 elections, Mr. Rawlings said a cleanup and the “restoration of our integrity” is paramount. “We don’t like to hear it, but I keep ...

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Amidu’s insults high as ‘Afadjato’; but I won’t begrudge him – Ablakwa

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Member of Parliament for the North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has said he bears no grudges against a senior member  cum known critic of the National Democracy Congress (NDC), Martin Amidu, despite the former’s recent attacks on him. Describing Mr. Amidu’s apparent abusive words as being as “high as [Mount] Afadjato”, Ablakwa in a recent Facebook post said: “…I shall ...

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MPs beg us not to chase corrupt officials – Auditor General’s office

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Officials of the Auditor General’s Department have revealed that some members of Parliament have been pleading on behalf of corrupt state officials who are being investigated by the department. According to a representative of the department, Vincent Odikro Nyame, these actions by some MPs are frustrating their efforts to fight corruption in the public sector. His comments follow the department’s ...

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NPP Kandahar denies vandalizing Sagnarigu district complex 

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Pro New Patriotic Party (NPP) youth group in Tamale, the Kandahar Boys, have dismissed media reports that they vandalized proprieties of the Saganarigu district assembly complex in the Northern Region. Some irate NPP youth in protest against the District Chief Executive, Mariam Iddrisu, damaged properties of the assembly complex. Media reports attributed the dastardly act to the  Kandahar Boys group ...

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NPP tasks 11-member c’ttee to probe constitution review proposals  

Acting NPP General Secretary, John Boadu [Right]

The National Council of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), has set up an 11-member committee to review all proposals for the party’s constitutional amendments. The Committee, which is chaired by the First Vice Chairman, F.F. Antoh, also has two Deputy Attorney Generals as members, as well as Deputy Local Government Minister, OB Amoah. Addressing journalists at the party headquarters ...

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Martin Amidu lied against Ablakwa – Andrew Krow

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The author of an article that caused former Attorney General, Martin Amidu to descend on a former deputy Education Minister, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, claiming the latter was the writer of the article has owned up. Andrews Amadi Krow, who claims to have originally written the article, said he was not contracted or paid by Mr. Ablakwa to write the piece ...

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Free SHS: Gov’t will benefit from including private schools – Mahama Ayariga

Mahama Ayariga

MP for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, believes government stands to gain from a collaboration with private Senior High Schools, as part of the implementation of the Free SHS policy. Speaking on Eyewitness News, he echoed the suggestion that students could be given stipends to attend private senior high schools, as private head teachers have proposed. Mr. Ayariga said there was a ...

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Ghana saves $1 Billion on gas deal

Boakye Agyarko, Energy Minister

Ghana’s Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko, and the CEO of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. K K Sarpong, have saved the country over $1 billion in a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) transaction that will allow for the addition of up to 1,000MW to Ghana’s power supply.   The new GNPC LNG deal, involving the world’s largest gas producer, Gazprom, ...

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PNC praises Nana Addo for implementing Free SHS

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The People’s National Convention (PNC), has commended the government for coming through on its promise to provide free education at the Senior High School (SHS) level. The party stated that the Free SHS policy, which was launched on Tuesday by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will be of great help to both the beneficiary students and their parents. “The People’s ...

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