Tag Archives: Minority In Parliament

Don’t smile yet over ‘insignificant’ electricity tariff reduction – Haruna

Minority Leader in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu, has asked Ghanaians not to be excited yet following government’s proposed average reduction of 13 percent in electricity tariffs for residential consumers, saying it will be insignificant when approved. The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta,  in announcing the proposal while presenting the 2018 budget and policy statement to Parliament on Wednesday, November 15, mentioned that for industry, government is ...

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Ghanaians may witness 1983 hardship in 2018 – Minority

The Minority in Parliament has said Ghanaians may experience severe hardship in 2018 akin to that which occurred in 1983, if government continues with the current path it has taken in its management of the economy. Speaking at a round-table discussion to assess the economy ahead of the 2017 budget statement to be delivered on Wednesday, Minority Spokesperson on Finance, ...

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Minority to Deputy Agric Minister: ‘Resign for insulting Northerners’

The Minority in Parliament is demanding the immediate dismissal of Deputy Agriculture Minister, William Quaitoo from the government over disparaging comments he made against northerners. “We are demanding that he should, immediately, on his own volition resign as a minister and quit from Parliament, failing which the President must sack him to show his revulsion against such ethnocentric tribal bigotry,” ...

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Special Prosecutor office will surely be created – Nana Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured that his government will surely create the office of the Special Prosecutor despite stiff opposition. The governing New Patriotic Party in its 2016 manifesto promised to set up such controversial office to fight corruption in the country. Although the document for the creation of the office was laid before Parliament it was later ...

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Exclusion of Local Gov’t minister from Cabinet worrying – Muntaka

The Minority Chief Whip, Alhaji Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak, has expressed reservations about President Nana Akufo-Addo’s decision to exclude the Local Government and Rural Development Minister, and the Senior Minister from his Cabinet. Alhaji Muntaka said their exemption was indicative of the fact that these portfolios were not considered priority areas by the President. “If they were, I don’t see why ...

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Declare cost of Nana Addo’s ‘lavish’ parties – Minority

The Minority in Parliament has a called for the full disclosure of the amount of tax payer’s money spent on what it described as “lavish parties” by President Nana Akufo-Addo. According to the Minority, the first 100 days of the Akufo-Addo administration has seen several parties after the Presidential inauguration, and others associated with the Ghana@60 anniversary celebrations which are ...

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Gov’t will miss 2017 revenue targets – Minority predicts

The Minority is predicting that government will not be able to meet economic targets as set out in the 2017 budget. According to them, the cuts in the sources of revenue for the government and the failure to appreciate fully the challenges that may confront the economic management style of the new government will affect the Akufo-Addo government’s choice of production ...

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Political party women Organizers slam Minority for ‘anti-Otiko agenda’

The Coalition of National Women Organizers of the various political parties in the country, has slammed the Minority in Parliament for what it calls a vendetta against Madam Otiko Afisa Djaba, the Minister for Gender, Children, and Social Protection. In a statement signed by a number of Political Party Women Organizers, including the National Democratic Congress’ Haija Zenabu Mahama, the ...

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Nana Addo must come clean on funding for free SHS – Minority

The Minority in Parliament has impressed on President Nana Akufo-Addo to clarify if his New Patriotic Party government will be using the Heritage Fund to fund the Senior High School policy following what it calls conflicting signals from his officials. There was a suggestion from the Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Maafo that government would consider reviewing the Petroleum Revenue Management Act ...

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