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Gov’t covering up premix diversion scandal – Minority

The Minority Spokesperson on Mines and Energy,  Adam Mutawakilu, has alleged that there is an attempt to cover up the premix diversion scandal. According to him, government’s  failure to make any arrests, indicates a lack of willingness to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to book. Speaking on Eyewitness News on Tuesday, Adam Mutawakilu suggested that, persons who signed off ...

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Minority threatens to boycott approval of National Security budget

The Minority is threatening to boycott the approval process for the allocation made in the 2018 budget for the country’s National Security set up. This, they say, is due to government’s disregard for the provisions of the Public Financial Management Act, which requires the regular submission of intelligence reports on the security situation in the country to Parliament. According to ...

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Minority’s call for budget withdrawal flawed – Kwaku Kwarteng

A Deputy Minister for Finance, Kwaku Kwarteng, has rubbished calls for the withdrawal of the 2018 budget presented to the House by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta last Wednesday. The Minority Spokesperson on Finance, Cassiel Ato Forson, who made the call, had stated that government had reviewed some key economic targets without recourse to the House. According to him, ...

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You can go to court over 2018 budget – Majority dares Minority

The Majority in Parliament has dared the Minority to proceed to court for redress if they are convinced that the 2018 Budget breaches the laws of the country. This follows the Minority’s firm admonition to government to withdraw the budget during the first day of debate, because they claim the Finance Minister reviewed aspects of the last budget in July ...

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Minority calls for withdrawal of 2018 budget

The Minority spokesperson on Finance, Cassiel Ato Forson has called for the withdrawal of the 2018 budget which was read before the house by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta last Wednesday. According to him, the government had reviewed some key economic targets without recourse to the House. Mr. Ato Forson made the call in a submission on the floor ...

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Minority demands full list of presidential staffers from gov’t

The Minority in Parliament wants government to furnish them with the full list of active presidential staffers. According to them, the government had delayed in presenting the list as required by the Presidential Office Act although they have spent 10 months in office already. A presidential staffer under the Mahama administration and Member of Parliament for Builsa South, Clement Apaak, in ...

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Ofori Atta will present ‘ahokyerɛ’ budget – Minority MPs

Ahead of the presentation of the government’s budget for 2018 today (Wednesday), some Minority Members of Parliament (MPs), have expressed pessimism about the economy-strengthening prospects of the policy statement. The MP for Tamale Central, Inusah Fuseini, described the upcoming budget as an ‘ahokyerɛ’ budget which translates as ‘suffering or hardship’ budget, suggesting that it would not address the employment or ...

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Minority’s pre-budget economic assessment forum [Full Text]

The Minority in Parliament today [Monday], held a pre-budget economic assessment forum ahead of the government’s 2018 budget statement expected to be delivered by the Finance Minister on Wednesday, November 15. At the forum, the Minority among other things chastised government’s management of the economy, citing the country’s rising public debt stock as a situation that can take Ghana back ...

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Ghana may return to HIPC by 2019 – Minority cautions

The Minority in Parliament has chastised government’s management of the economy citing the country’s rising public debt stock as a situation that can take Ghana back to HIPC [heavily indebted poor countries] by the end of 2019. They also warned that Ghanaians will experience “severe hardship” equivalent to the 1983 experience. According to the Minority Spokesperson on Finance, Cassiel Ato Forson, ...

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Energy bond: Minority displayed ‘gross ignorance’ – Bawumia’s Adviser

The Technical Economic Adviser to the Vice President, Dr. Gideon Boako, has slammed the Minority for their criticism of the recently issued energy sector bond, saying they had displayed “gross ignorance” with the statements they made. The managers of the bonds had sought to raise 6 billion cedis under two separate bonds, but accrued a total of 4.6 billion cedis ...

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