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Suspending construction of fuel stations ‘illegal’ – Ayariga warns

Mahama Ayariga

A former Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, Mahama Ayariga, believes government may be infringing on the rights of some fuel distributors following a directive by the President,  halting the construction of petrol/diesel and LPG filling points until further notice. The order formed part of nine directives from a Cabinet meeting on Thursday, which saw the introduction of nine safety measures to ensure sanity within ...

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Don’t compensate explosion victims with tax money- Mahama Ayariga

Mahama Ayariga

A former Minister for Environment, Science Technology and Innovation, Mahama Ayariga, believes that it is wrong for the government to use state funds to compensate victims of gas explosions and similar accidents largely caused by the negligence of private companies. According to him, such practice does not encourage fuel station owners to be responsible in adhering to the safety requirement with ...

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Mansco Gas must compensate explosion victims – Mahama Ayariga

Mahama Ayariga

The Chairman of Parliament’s Subsidiary Legislation Committee, Mahama Ayariga, wants the owners of the Mansco Gas Station to be compelled to pay compensation and foot the medical bills of the victims of the Atomic Junction gas explosion. According to him, such an action, if backed by a court order would serve as a deterrent to operators of such Liquefied Petroleum Gas ...

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Free SHS: Gov’t will benefit from including private schools – Mahama Ayariga

Mahama Ayariga

MP for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, believes government stands to gain from a collaboration with private Senior High Schools, as part of the implementation of the Free SHS policy. Speaking on Eyewitness News, he echoed the suggestion that students could be given stipends to attend private senior high schools, as private head teachers have proposed. Mr. Ayariga said there was a ...

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Promote made-in-Ghana cloths – Mahama Ayariga

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The Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga has urged Ghanaians to promote fabric manufactured in Ghana. According to him, more jobs can be created for the youth within the dress making industry if Ghanaians cultivate the habit of purchasing made-in-Ghana garments. Speaking at the 4th Neskael Corporate Fashion Show launch, Mr. Ayariga said foreign dress makers cash in ...

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Mahama Ayariga threatens lawsuit over ‘illegal’ university fees

Mahama Ayariga

The Member of Parliament for the Bawku Central constituency, Mahama Ayariga has threatened to head to court if public universities fail to seek Parliamentary approval of fees they charge. There is uncertainty over the issue after school authorities instructed students to pay what Mr. Ayariga described as “illegal” fees. The University Students Association of Ghana (USAG) earlier called on all ...

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Ayariga’s contempt charge unconstitutional – Amidu

Martin Amidu

Anti-corruption campaigner, Martin Amidu, has taken a swipe at Parliament for charging Bawku Central Member of Parliament, Mahama Ayariga for contempt of Parliament following allegations he made against some members of the Appointments Committee. According to Mr. Amidu, the charge was “unconstitutional.” Amidu, who is also a former Attorney General, further argued that, the Committee and Parliament exceeded their jurisdiction and acted ...

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Oquaye forgives Ayariga for ‘false’ bribery claim

Mike Oquaye

The Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye has accepted the Member of Parliament for Bawku Central,  Mahama Ayariga’s apology for making what the Joe Ghartey Committee found to be false bribery claims against some members of the Appointments Committee. He asked the House to forgive Mr. Ayariga who was found guilty of contempt of Parliament for falsely accusing some ...

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Joe Ghartey c’ttee report doesn’t end bribery case – Nduom

Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom

The 2016 flagbearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, has called on the leadership of the parliament and the Speaker, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye, to deal comprehensively and positively with the bribery scandal that rocked the house recently. According to him, the mere presentation of the Joe Ghartey committee report does not end the issue of ...

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Parliament must reject Ayariga’s apology – Casely Hayford

Sydney Casely-Hayford

A member of pressure group, OccupyGhana, Sydney Casely-Hayford, has described as intellectual dishonesty an apology rendered by the Member of Parliament for the Bawku Central Constituency, Mahama Ayariga, the man at the centre of the bribery allegations in Parliament. According to Casely-Hayford, Mr. Ayariga’s apology should not be accepted because his comments are deemed rude to the Speaker of Parliament ...

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