Tag Archives: Members of Parliament

Ghanaians prefer MPs with tertiary education


A new report by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) shows that majority of Ghanaian voters want Members of Parliament who have tertiary education. According to the voters, the education level of their parliamentarians of great priority to them. The report was based on a survey conducted by the Institute between November and December 2015 across all 10 regions of ...

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Tax cuts will boost local businesses – Kwaku Kwarteng

Kwaku Kwarteng, MP and Deputy Finance Minister

New Patriotic Party (NPP)  Member of Parliament for Obuasi West Constituency, Kwaku Kwarteng, says the government’s aim of abolition and reducing some taxes is to help businesses expand and employ more. According to him, the government noticed the challenges most businesses suffer, and has taken the action to ensure that they do not collapse or remain stagnant,  but grow to augment government’s ...

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19 MPs never spoke in Parliament for 4-years – Report


A new report assessing the performance of Members of Ghana’s 6th Parliament, shows that, some nineteen MPs out of the 275, never spoke on the floor of the House in the last four years of the sixth parliament. The 19 were made up of 16 in the then National Democratic Congress (NDC) majority, and 3 in the New Patriotic Party ...

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Ghana’s 7th parliament – A House of teachers and bankers [Infographic]


Ghana’s new parliament consists of at least 43 teachers and 43 bankers, most of whom have been practicing for several years before being sworn into the house as legislators. There are also at least 39 Members of Parliament (MPs), who are professionals in the legal service. Most of the MPs in Ghana’s new parliament have two professional backgrounds making it ...

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