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Don’t pay increased fees yet – USAG to students

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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

Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu

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

Nii Kpakpo Samoa Addo

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

Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak

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

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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]

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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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Allow independent probe into NLA bribery allegations – CSOs to Parliament

Linda Ofori Kwafo, Executive Director of GII

Three anti-corruption civil groups; the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), Centre for Democratic Development-Ghana and the Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition have called for an independent probe into the bribery allegations made against the National Lotteries Authority (NLA) and members of Parliament’s Finance Committee. It emerged that the NLA spent about GHc 150,000 on allowances to members of the Finance Committee in the ...

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Some MPs want reversal or retaliation over US’ protocol visa

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Some Members of Ghana’s Parliament have not taken lightly the US Embassy’s clarifications on visa allocations to government officials, including MPs and former Presidents visiting the US unofficially. The MP for Tempane constituency and a Deputy Attorney General, Joseph Kpemka, has expressed fears this development could mar diplomatic relations between the Ghana and the US. In an interview with Citi News, he ...

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Parliament invites US Embassy over deportation of Ghanaians

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The Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament has invited the United States Embassy in Ghana over recent reports of deportation of some Ghanaians from the US. The two are expected to hold the meeting later today [Thursday, June 22, 2017]. It is reported that about 63 Ghanaian deportees arrived in Ghana last week from the US after authorities found them to be ...

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Sophia Akuffo’s vetting underway

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The vetting of Justice Sophia Akuffo for the position of Chief Justice is underway. Justice Akuffo will be the 13th Chief Justice in the history of the Republic of Ghana if passed, and she will be the second woman in that position. Notable members of the Judiciary are in attendance to observe, including Supreme Court Justices, Jones Dotse and William Atuguba. The ...

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