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Nana Addo delivers State of the Nation address today

President Nana Akufo-Addo will later this morning deliver his second State of the Nation address to Parliament. The address is an obligation which enjoins the President to account to the nation through Parliament at least once a year, in line with Article 67 of the constitution. President Akufo-Addo is therefore expected to account for his stewardship over the last one ...

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Fuel price hikes: Gov’t taking Ghanaians for granted – Minority

The Minority in Parliament has thrown its weight behind the protests in the capital against the persistent hikes in the prices of petroleum products. earlier on Wednesday According to the Minority, the Special Petroleum Tax must be scrapped to ensure a reduction in the price of fuel. Speaking in an interview with a section of the media on Wednesday, Minority ...

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Parliament must be protected from ‘partisan summons’ – MP

The spokesperson for the ‘Cash for Seat’ Committee, Yaw Buabeng Asamoah has advised Parliament to safeguard itself from unnecessary recalls which he says may be aimed at satisfying partisan motives. His comments were in relation to the formation of a parliamentary committee which investigated claims made by the Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak that the Millennium Excellence Foundation charged expatriates ...

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Cash-for-seat: Ablakwa unfazed by report referral to Privileges C’ttee

National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for the North Tongu constituency, Okudzeto Ablakwa says he is unperturbed by the Speaker of Parliament’s referral of the report presented by the Committee that investigated alleged extortion of expatriates during the 2017 Ghana Expatriates Business Awards, to the Privileges Committee. According to Ablakwa, who was adamant on the allegations that the Ministry ...

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NPP council meeting to finalize rules, date for party elections

The National Council of the New Patriotic Party [NPP], will today meet to finalize the rules and regulations governing the party’s internal elections. Already, the party has concluded electing its polling station executives across the country, and is now awaiting its constituency elections. Some disgruntled party members are already in court challenging the polling station elections in some parts of ...

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Cash-for-seat: Majority being ‘very dishonest’ – Muntaka

The Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak, has said that members of the majority on the cash-for-seat Committee are being dishonest with the actual report of the Committee following its meeting with the various stakeholders to ascertain the veracity of claims of extortion at the Ghana Expatriate Business Awards held in December 2017. According to him, the Majority side deliberately acted ...

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Cash-for-seat saga: Ashim Morton considers suit against Ablakwa, Muntaka

The Millennium Excellence Foundation, the organization that hosted the 2017 Ghana Expatriates Business Awards, has said it is considering a court action against some two minority Members of Parliament over the cash-for-seat allegations. According to the lawyer for the foundation, Peter Zwennes, the MPs – Muntaka Mubarak and Okudzeto Ablakwa should be stripped of any parliamentary immunity to enable them ...

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Cash-for-seat: Minority caused financial loss – Alan

The Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen, says members of the Minority who championed the recall of Parliament culminating in the setting up of a bi-partisan Committee to probe the cash-for-seat allegations, have caused financial loss to the state. He said the emergency recall of the house to discuss the matter was unnecessary. “It may be possible that the ...

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Minority storms out of debate on Cash-for-Seat c’ttee report

The Minority has staged a walkout from Parliament over the “cash for seat” Committee report following a probe into claims that the Trade Ministry extorted $100,000 from expatriates to allow them to sit close to the President during the Ghana Expatriates Business Awards in December 2017. This is because it claims most of the MPs have not read the 146-page ...

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Amidu has breached his principles by accepting SP job – NDC

NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia.

The opposition National Democratic Congress [NDC], has suggested that there is a case of hypocrisy on the part of Martin Amidu for accepting the nomination of President Akufo-Addo to become Ghana’s first Special Prosecutor. The NDC in a statement reminded that, Mr. Amidu, a former Attorney General, criticized the Special Prosecutor Bill in 2017. “Our issue with the nomination of ...

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