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‘Ghana’s mining sector in near crisis’ – Haruna Iddrisu

The Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, says the country’s mining sector is in crisis due to the neglect of the sector by successive governments. Referring to the current impasse between Gold Fields Ghana Limited and the Mine-workers Union, the Tamale South Member of Parliament said much needed to be done to set the mining industry on the right path. He was ...

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I will disrespect you if you dare me – Haruna threatens Speaker

Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, has threatened to disregard the authority of the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye. This follows what he describes as the Speaker’s failure to recognize him when he wanted to make an intervention during the debate on the Special Petroleum Tax today [Thursday]. What further angered the Minority Leader was the fact that the Speaker ...

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Minority wants independent probe into Govt’s 745,000 jobs claim

The Minority has called for an independent assessment and full publication of the names of those employed under the Planting for Food and Jobs programme. His comments follow the Food and Agriculture Minister, Dr. Afriyie Akoto’s announcement last week that 745,000 jobs had been created under the first phase of the programme, with the caveat that the jobs were “unofficial ...

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Ministers appraisal needless, give them money to work – Minority

Haruna Iddrisu, NDC Minority

Members of the Minority side in Parliament have raised concerns about the President’s intended assessment of the performance of his  ministers. Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, said the assessment was not necessary because some of the ministries are struggling due to lack of funds. He added that, any attempt to give them enough funding ...

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Minority MPs shocked at death of ‘talented, amazing’ Ebony

The Minority in Parliament has expressed shock at the demise of Dancehall artiste, Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng, popularly known as Ebony Reigns. The starlet was returning to Accra from Sunyani after visiting her mother who had just returned from the UK, when the Jeep she was travelling in crashed into a VIP bus on Thursday evening, according to the police. Ebony ...

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Akufo-Addo delivered ‘State of Promises’ – Minority

The Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, has described the President’s State of Nation Address as ‘State of Promises’ after the President’s delivery in parliament today [Thursday]. “Mr President, we have heard you on your state of promises, and Mr. President, we have heard that at least sole sourcing is still lawful in Ghana,” he said. On the back of the Minority ...

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Nana Addo’s suspension of Regional Minister ‘unconstitutional’- Ayariga

Mahama Ayariga

National Democratic Congress [NDC] Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, has described the President’s decision to suspend the Upper West Regional Minister as unlawful. Speaking on Eyewitness News on Thursday, Mahama Ayariga argued that, the Constitution has laid out the procedures for sanctioning a Minister. According to him, the President could have either reshuffled the Minister or dismissed him, ...

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Suspending regional minister commendable, but deputy can’t act – Haruna

The leader of the Minority in Parliament has described the directive by President Nana Akufo-Addo for the Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, Amidu Ishaq to act in the stead of the suspended Regional Minister, Sulemana Alhassan as unconstitutional. While commending the decision taken by the President to suspend the Regional Minister, Haruna Iddrisu stated that, it was imperative that the President ...

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Minority pushes for Ofori-Atta’s dismissal over $2.25bn bond

The Minority in Parliament has called on President Akufo-Addo to sack Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta for breaching aspects of the law in the issuance of the $2.25 billion bond in 2017. They have also suggested that the Finance Minister alternatively resigns over the matter. The caucus, at a news conference addressed by their leader, Haruna Iddrisu, threatened to initiate processes ...

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Speaker taking multiple Oaths of Allegiance needless – Haruna

The Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, has raised further questions with the swearing-in of the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Oquaye as acting-President by calling for an amendment to the schedule of oaths for an acting President. Mr. Iddrisu called for Oath of Allegiance to be removed from the schedule after the Speaker took the oath of office to act as President for ...

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