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Mandatory towing fee criticisms baseless – Osei-Owusu

The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joe Osei-Owusu, has described as narrow-minded, arguments against the mandatory towing fee for all vehicle owners. This is in spite of calls by the public for the law to be scrapped. In a Citi News interview, Mr. Osei-Owusu argued that, the policy is in the supreme interest of road users after research showed that ...

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Ayariga could’ve been expelled from Parliament if… – Lawyer

The Member of Parliament for the Bawku Central Constituency, Mahama Ayariga could have been expelled from Parliament if he had pursued the bribery allegations he made against some key members on the Appointments Committee despite the Speakers of Parliament’s ruling on the matter. According to a private legal practitioner, Nii Kpakpo Samoa Addo, the Majority Members in Parliament could have ...

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Bribery committee adjourns sitting over Ablakwa’s invitation

The committee investigating the bribery scandal that has hit parliament has adjourned sitting to Monday, February 20, following its invitation of the Member of Parliament for North Tongu constituency; Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa to testify. The committee’s Chairman, Railways Development Minister, Joe Ghartey, explained that the break in the committee’s sitting was to accommodate Mr. Ablakwa’s request for the transcript and recording of the ...

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#GhVetting: Parliament sets up in-house committee to probe bribery scandal

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Osei-Owusu to clear his name in court over bribery scandal

The Chairman of the Appointments Committee, Joe Osei-Owusu has served notice of going to court to have his name cleared in the bribery scandal that has hit his committee. He made the announcement on The Big Issue on Saturday when he was asked if he would go to court to prove his innocence. “That is precisely where I’m going,” he ...

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Bribery allegations against Agyarko fabricated – Osei Owusu

Allegations of bribery brought against the Minister for Energy, Boakye Agyarko, were fabricated, First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joe Osei Owusu, has said. A member of the Minority in Parliament and Bawku Central MP, Mahama Ayariga, accused Mr. Agyarko of attempting to bribe Minority MPs, ostensibly to have his nomination as the Minister of Energy approved. Rumours were rife in Parliament that ...

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Appointment committee chair frustrating our MPs – Kofi Adams

The National Democratic Congress (NDC), is unhappy with the performance of the leadership of the Appointments Committee of Parliament, especially, the Chairman, Joe Osei-Owusu in the ongoing vetting process. The party believes the Chairman is “over-protecting” various minister nominees appearing before it, and not “allowing the minority to flow more”. This position was reiterated by the National Organizer of the ...

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We’re not against Plant Breeders Bill – Food Sovereignty

Food Sovereignty Ghana (FSG), a civil society organization that had raised issues with the passage of the controversial Plant Breeders Bill, has explained that it was only against portions of the Bill, and not the entirety of it. The Plant Breeders Bill, which was brought to Parliament for approval, triggered a massive debate in the country in 2014, with some ...

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