Tag Archives: Minority

Parliament approves controversial US ‘military base’ deal

Parliament on Friday night, March 23, 2018, approved the controversial Ghana-US defence cooperation agreement which seeks to provide the United States access into the country to camp its military forces. The approval was done by only Majority Members of Parliament because the Minority staged a walkout during the debate on the Floor of the House. It appears the House was ...

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GNPC off-track by going into mining, others – Minority fumes

The Minority in Parliament is unhappy with what they consider as a clear deviation of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), from its core mandate. According to the Minority Spokesperson on Finance, Cassiel Ato Forson, the GNPC is investing huge sums of the tax payers’ funds into Gold mining, road construction and other areas that have no bearing on the ...

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Minority blocks c’ttee report on US ‘military camp’

The Minority in Parliament has blocked the laying before Parliament, the report of the Joint Committee on Defence and Interior and Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, on the agreement seeking to ratify the hosting of  US military troops in Ghana. In a brief protest between the two sides in Parliament today [Thursday], the leadership of the Majority said the report was ...

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NDC MP walks out of C’ttee meeting over US ‘military camp’ deal

A Member of the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of Parliament, Rockson Dafeamekpor, today [Wednesday], walked out of a meeting to consider an agreement with the United States of America for a defence cooperation arrangement, that will allow them to have a camp in Ghana for its military forces. Mr. Dafeamekpor, a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Minority, said ...

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Nitiwul justifies burning of tipper trucks by Operation Vanguard

Dominic Nitiwul

Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul, has justified the recent burning of 14 tipper trucks, an excavator and a motorbike by Operation Vanguard in the Kumbugu District of the Northern Region. According to him, the action was undertaken by a backup troop of the Operation Vanguard task-force to bring to an end the  menace of illegal sand winning. A contingent of armed ...

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Minority petitions BoG, wants details on UT, Capital Banks’ takeover

Cassiel Ato Forson

The Minority side in Parliament has written to the Governor of the Bank of Ghana and the Finance Minister requesting for information on some technical details relating to Capital and UT Banks’ takeover by GCB bank. GCB bank took over the two banks in 2017 with the permission of the BoG because they were unable to increase the capital requirements ...

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Minority on sit-down strike; say Rev. Oquaye is ‘worst’ Speaker

The Minority in Parliament have yet again refrained from taking part in discussions on the floor of the House despite being present, in protest of what they consider as ill-treatment from the Speaker, Mike Oquaye. According to Citi News‘ Parliamentary correspondent, Duke Mensah Opoku, the Minority resumed their sit-down strike after the Speaker refused to acknowledge their leader Haruna Iddrisu who ...

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Recent robberies linked to NPP vigilante groups – Minority

James Agalga

The Minority in Parliament has said there is a direct correlation between the dramatic surge in robberies in some parts of the country and the activities of vigilante groups affiliated to the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP). Commenting on the recent insecurity, the Minority held that the NPP had lost control of the monster it had created. Though violent crime ...

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Don’t politicize NHIS issues – MP

Deputy Minority Spokesperson on Health, Dr. Robert Kuganab-Lem, has advised that discussions on the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, must not be politicized. This he said would ensure that the Scheme is put on the right footing to deliver quality healthcare to Ghanaians. “National Health Insurance Scheme was instituted to resolve the issues of families when it comes to access ...

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We passed Martin Amidu before his vetting – Mahama Ayariga

Mahama Ayariga

The Minority in Parliament has explained that, contrary to suggestions that officials of the former administration are scared of the Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu, they are rather supportive of his work, for which reason they reached a decision to pass him before Tuesday’s vetting. Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show, MP for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, said, even before ...

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