Tag Archives: Ghana Parliament

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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Angry Minority chides Oquaye over unfair treatment

The Minority in Parliament has expressed disappointment over what they describe as unfair treatment meted out to them by the Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye. Some have hinted of moves to impeach him as a result. According to the Minority, the speaker has consistently attempted to stifle them in the House and has been biased against them. The ...

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Gitmo Two deal laid before Parliament

The agreement between Ghana and the United States on the resettlement of the two former Gitmo detainees in Ghana has been laid before Parliament. The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Oquaye, subsequently referred the agreement to Parliament’s Foreign Affairs committee for consideration. The two detainees, Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih Al-Dhuby, who were in detention for ...

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The Office of Special Prosecutor Bill is constitutionally sound [Article]

There is this debate going on in the media about the Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill and I find it quite interesting that the argument being made suggests that the Attorney-General should have laid a constitutional instrument before Parliament instead of the Bill, which will eventually become an Act of Parliament. There is also the question of whether or ...

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