Tag Archives: Minority

Minority demands name change for Coastal Dev’t Authority

Richard Quashigah

The Minority in Parliament is demanding a change of name for the proposed Coastal Development Authority to Southern Development Authority. According to Deputy Spokesperson on Employment, Social Welfare and State Enterprises, Richard Quashigah, the zone,which has been established for the Authority to administer, has a mixture of Coastal and forest zones, hence the most appropriate name would be the Southern ...

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Don’t allow Ghanaian IS fighters back home – Minority


The Minority in Parliament has asked government to ensure that the Ghanaians who have reportedly joined the dreadful terrorist group, Islamic State in Libya, do not return to the country, without strict security clearance. “Government must put measures in place to ensure that none of these alleged Ghanaian Islamic State fighters are allowed to return to Ghana without strict security ...

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We doubt gov’t can reduce electricity tariffs- Minority

Adams Mutawakilu

Members of the Minority in Parliament are skeptical about government’s pledge to reduce electricity tariffs in the next budget scheduled to be read in November. According to the Minority Spokesperson on Mines and Energy, Adams Mutawakilu, the expectation of gas coming on stream to power thermal plants as a means of driving down electricity cost for the ordinary Ghanaian would ...

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NCA ‘monetising free speech’ with sanctions – Minority


The Minority in Parliament has stated that, sanctions imposed by the National Communications Authority (NCA), on 131 radio stations amounts to an attempt to monetize freedom of expression. The stations, including Accra-based Radio Gold, Atlantis Radio and Radio XYZ, were either fined or had their licenses revoked by the National Communications Authority (NCA) following the completion of a nationwide FM Spectrum Audit. Radio XYZ were fined ...

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NCA sanctions will affect 5,000 workers – Minority warns

A.B.A. Fuseini

The Minority in Parliament has lamented that the recent sanctions imposed on 131 FM Authorisation Holders could deprive up to 5, 000 people of their jobs. “The NCA does not also appear to have considered the deleterious impact this will have on jobs in the sector. We estimate that close to 5,000 people working in the affected stations will be rendered ...

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Free SHS noble but unsustainable – Haruna Iddrisu

Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu

The Minority Leader in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu has lauded the free Senior High School policy which officially takes off today [Tuesday] across the country describing it as a “noble” objective but unsustainable. He argued that the mode of financing the policy is not sustainable in the long run. “My emphasis is that let us not pursue this noble objective which ...

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Minority to Gov’t: Provide full facts on 15-year gas deal

Adams Mutawakilu

The Minority in Parliament wants the Energy Ministry to provide Parliament with the full details on the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) agreement between Ghana and Equatorial Guinea. According to the Minority, the Energy Ministry has been economical with the truth and details provided to the public. Addressing the press on Friday, the Minority Spokesperson for Mines and Energy, and MP ...

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Bawumia’s new position on borrowing shameful – Minority

Dr. Bawumia

The Minority in Parliament has taken a swipe at the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s new appetite for borrowing describing it as shameful because he criticized the Mahama government for same reasons. Speaking on Eyewitness News on Tuesday, the Deputy Minority Leader, James Avedzi Klutse, said “It is shameful for Bawumia to say in the past that we don’t need ...

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BoG boss, Finance Minister must face Parliament – Minority

Cassiel Ato Forson

The Minority in Parliament has requested that the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori Atta and Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr Ernest Addison be hauled before Parliament to answer questions on GCB Bank’s takeover of UT Bank and Capital Bank. The two banks, according to the Minority, will also be required to “give assurance that the depositors will suffer ...

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Parliament must resolve Speaker, Minority fracas – ACEPA


The Africa Centre for Parliamentary Affairs (ACEPA) wants the leadership of Parliament to quickly resolve the seeming rift between the Speaker and Minority in Parliament. According to ACEPA, if this is not done immediately the impact on governance will be severe. This follows the Minority’s disappointment over what they describe as unfair treatment meted out to them by the Speaker ...

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