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Group petitions EC to sanction ‘corrupt’ official

Some Ghanaians have petitioned the Electoral Commission (EC) to investigate an official of the Commission who allegedly overcharged people for the replacement of Voters ID cards. The petition, being spearheaded by Klarity web and Tiger Eye Foundation, seeks to put pressure EC to ensure that it deals with the unnamed official who was captured on video allegedly collecting about GHc30 ...

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Parliament approves controversial US ‘military base’ deal

Parliament on Friday night, March 23, 2018, approved the controversial Ghana-US defence cooperation agreement which seeks to provide the United States access into the country to camp its military forces. The approval was done by only Majority Members of Parliament because the Minority staged a walkout during the debate on the Floor of the House. It appears the House was ...

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Minority stages walkout over US ‘Military base’ deal

The Minority in Parliament have staged a walkout from Parliament over the Ghana-US defence cooperation agreement currently before the House for consideration. This was after the caucus leader, Haruna Iddrisu, made known his side’s reservations about the agreement on the floor on Friday evening. Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, spoke for close to 17 minutes giving a litany of reasons why ...

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Resource Special Prosecutor now – Vitus Azeem to gov’t

Anti-Corruption crusader, Vitus Azeem, is challenging the government to prove its commitment to the fight against corruption by resourcing the Office of the Special Prosecutor. Citi News checks have shown that the office is incomplete; a month after the Prosecutor was sworn into office by the President. The Deputy Special Prosecutor and the Board members needed for the running of ...

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We’ve reduced armed robbery attacks – Bawumia

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, has said the country’s security agencies have managed to reduce the spate of armed robberies in the country. Last month, there were several robbery cases mostly in the national capital, creating uneasiness among Ghanaians. The Vice President however said initiatives taken by government to address the security threat, are yielding positive results. “With the ...

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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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Alliance for Women in Media hosts maiden summit in Accra

The Alliance for Women in Media Africa (AWMA) has hosted its maiden summit on the state of Ghanaian women in media on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at the British Council Hall in Accra. The summit brought together women, stakeholders, and patrons from the media and communication industry to address the issue of gender inequality in the media landscape. A set of ...

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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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Following the trends: Abuse against women in Ghanaian online space [Article]

Reflections on selected stories that trended on the internet in Ghana in 2017 Various kinds of abuses, especially sexual harassment in all its forms, are prevalent in many societies across the world—principally against women. The situation enkindled the #metoo campaign/movement that was launched in 2017. By the end of 2017, the Me Too (#Metoo) movement had more than half a ...

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Protesters blocked from entering Parliament over ‘military base’ debate

Scores of protesters who sought to gain access to Parliament to demonstrate against the anticipated approval of the Defence co-operation agreement between Ghana and the United States, were on Friday prevented from entering the House. Security personnel in Parliament say the protesters have no clearance from the authorities to embark on such an exercise. The main entrance of the House, ...

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