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We didn’t leak US ‘military base’ agreement – Minority

The Minority in Parliament has lashed out at Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid for suggesting they leaked the controversial defence cooperation arrangement between the governments of Ghana and the United States. The Information Minister, earlier this week, suggested that that the Minority in parliament were behind the leak of the document. While denying responsibility, the Minority described the Information Minister as ...

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RTI Bill laid in Parliament

The Right to Information Bill has been laid before Parliament by the Deputy Attorney General, Joseph Kpemka. The Bill has since been referred to the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs of Committee of Parliament. This comes after Cabinet fully approved the Bill on Thursday. But on the floor of the House, the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrissu, raised concerns with the ...

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NDC leaders storm Parliament; Minority in red over ‘military base’ debate

Top leaders of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), have stormed Parliament following reports that the House will debate the agreement seeking ratification to host a US military camp in Ghana. The Minority Members of Parliament who have expressed their disapproval of the agreement are also clad in red armbands and headbands. “The minority MPs are either in red armbands ...

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U/East NPP Chair aspirant targets more parliamentary seats

An Upper East Regional Chairman aspirant of the New Patriotic Party, Filson Awankua, says his leadership will ensure the party increases its parliamentary seats in the region and create job opportunities for the citizenry. Mr. Awankua, said the few [3] NPP parliamentary seats in the region was due to the poor leadership and disunity among the regional executives. He said ...

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NDC will suspend ‘military base’ deal in 2021 – Asiedu Nketia

The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress [NDC], Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has warned that if government goes ahead to approve the defence cooperation agreement with the United States that will allow them to have a military camp in Ghana, it will be suspended when the party returns to office in 2021. Speaking at the party’s news conference in Accra ...

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Hosting US soldiers will trigger terror attacks – NDC

NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia.

Ghana could become a target for extremists if the agreement with the United States of America for a defence cooperation arrangement that will allow the latter to have a military camp in Ghana is ratified. The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress, Asiedu Nketia, who said this at  the party’s news conference in Accra today [Thursday], indicated that the ...

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Minority blocks c’ttee report on US ‘military camp’

The Minority in Parliament has blocked the laying before Parliament, the report of the Joint Committee on Defence and Interior and Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, on the agreement seeking to ratify the hosting of  US military troops in Ghana. In a brief protest between the two sides in Parliament today [Thursday], the leadership of the Majority said the report was ...

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‘You can’t compare ‘military base’ deal to Gitmo 2′ – Ablakwa

MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

Minority Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has said that the previous John Mahama administration’s handling of the hosting of the two Ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees in Ghana, cannot be compared the current government’s handling of the proposed US military camp in the country. Although the courts established that the NDC administration never sought parliamentary approval for that agreement and ...

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Ayariga sues gov’t over implementation of Free SHS, MASLOC, others

MP for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga

The Bawku Central Member of Parliament, Mahama Ayariga, has sued the Akufo-Addo administration at the Supreme Court over the implementation of some of its key initiatives such as the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP), Free Senior High School, Planting for Food and Jobs as well as the operations of existing agencies like the Microfinance and Small Loans Center (MASLOC) ...

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Ayine suit sponsored by NDC officials – Amidu

Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, is convinced that Dominic Ayine, who has filed a suit at the Supreme Court challenging his appointment, is being sponsored by officials of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC). Martin Amidu, who is a member of the party, said in his response to the suit brought against him that, the NDC officials are seeking to derail ...

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