Tag Archives: Members of Parliament

Each MP spends GHC390,000 on election campaign – Report

It costs each aspiring Ghanaian Member of Parliament about GHC390,000 on average, to carry out successful campaigns at the party and constituency level. This is according to a research conducted by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), and the Center for Democratic Development (CDD). The report found that multiparty democracy and its highly competitive elections had resulted in the rising ...

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Stop giving MPs undue pressure – Majority Leader to citizens

The leadership of Parliament has stressed the need for the citizenry to develop in-depth knowledge of their legislative functions to avoid putting undue pressure on MPs. “In most cases, Members of Parliament have been unnecessarily misunderstood and attacked for not championing the cause of socio-economic development in their constituencies,” Mr. Osei-Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, the Majority Leader and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, ...

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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

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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