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C’ttee to tour West Africa for solutions to herdsmen-farmer tensions

The Defence and Interior Committee of Parliament is seeking the approval of the house to embark on a fact-finding mission to three countries in the West African sub-region in a bid to find a solution to the conflict between nomadic herdsmen and farmers. The Chairman of the Committee, Seth Akyeampong, said the initial research done by the Committee indicated that, the ...

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Come clean on Bawumia’s health status – Minority demands

The Minority Leader in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu, is calling for more clarity from the Presidency with respect to the health status of Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. Speaking on the Floor of Parliament on Sunday, he criticized the government over its communication of what he described as a “sensitive matter.” Dr. Bawumia left Ghana for the United Kingdom on Friday ...

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Speaker needs only Oath of Secrecy to act as President – Majority Leader

Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, has suggested that future Speakers of Parliament who may have to act as President be allowed to take only the Oath of Secrecy. At the moment, Speakers of Parliament who serve as acting President in the absence of both the President and the Vice, are to take only the Oath of Office. But speaking on ...

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Poor treatment of Ghanaians in embassies must stop – Ablakwa

Some minority members of Parliament have called on government to hold foreign missions accountable over reports of inhumane treatment meted out to Ghanaians. Without singling out any particular  embassy, the Minority Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, noted that the situation could affect diplomatic relations in Ghana if not checked. Making a statement on the floor of Parliament, the North Tongu ...

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We gave Ghana best deal; but gov’t can scrutinize – AMERI

The Africa & Middle East Resources Investment Group LLC (AMERI) has stated that, its 2015 agreement with Ghana for the provision of a Power Plant in the heat of the country’s power crisis, offered the “best value for money” despite government findings that the $510 million deal was bloated by $150 million. AMERI, in a statement following an appearance, before the Mines and ...

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MASLOC chases MPs, actors for non-payment of car loans

The Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC), is currently on the heels of some Members of Parliament who bought their vehicles on loan, but had defaulted in paying back several years after. According to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MASLOC, Stephen Amoah, letters he wrote to the MPS involved asking them to honour their obligations have not received any ...

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Parliament resumes sitting today

Parliament will resume sitting today, October 3, 2017, after a 2-month-long recess. This is the third meeting of the first session of the Seventh Parliament. Among bills to be considered during the sitting are the Zongo and Inner Cities and the Special Prosecutor bills. President Akufo-Addo’s proposal to have August 4 declared as Founders Day and September 21 as Kwame Nkrumah Memorial ...

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Don’t pay increased fees yet – USAG to students

The University Students Association of Ghana (USAG) has called on all students of public tertiary institutions not to pay their recently increased fees for the 2017/2018 academic year until Parliament approves the increase. The President of the association, Emmanuel Kwarteng Frimpong told Citi News that the current fees are too exorbitant. According to him, the association has received numerous petitions ...

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Minority were ‘confused’ in build-up to walkout – Majority Leader

On the back of the Minority’s walk out of Parliament over claims of bias against the Speaker of the House, the Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu says the Speaker did not err in his decision to forward the motion on the AMERI deal to the House’s Mines and Energy Committee without any debate. Mr. Mensah Bonsu further described the ...

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AMERI raids: MPs must sue over unlawful searches – Lawyer

A private legal practitioner, Nii Kpakpo Samoa Addo, is urging the Member’s of Parliament served with warrants and subjected to searches on their way to Parliament to sue the police. Mr. Samoa Addo, a member of the opposition National Democratic Congress, said the morning raid of the home of former Deputy Power Minister, John Jinapor for some evidence related to ...

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