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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

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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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Martin Amidu slams Minority’s “uncultured” behaviour

Martin Amidu

A former Attorney General, Martin Amidu has condemned members of the Minority in Parliament for protesting against the Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Oquaye in the chamber on Thursday. According to him, their behaviour was “uncultured” and was not befitting of Members of Parliament. In an article copied to citifmonline.com, Martin Amidu said, the reaction of the Minority has never ...

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Minority must apologize to Oquaye – Matthew Nyindam

Matthew Nyindam, MP for Kpandai.

The Majority Chief Whip, Mathew Nyindam says the Minority in parliament must render an unqualified apology to the Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Oquaye for accusing him of bias. According to him, the Minority’s accusation was disrespectful and unfair. The Chamber of Parliament was thrown into a state of near chaos when Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu protested over what he ...

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Angry Minority chides Oquaye over unfair treatment

Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak

The Minority in Parliament has expressed disappointment over what they describe as unfair treatment meted out to them by the Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye. Some have hinted of moves to impeach him as a result. According to the Minority, the speaker has consistently attempted to stifle them in the House and has been biased against them. The ...

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Minority threatens to head to court over 3% VAT flat rate

Cassiel Ato Forson

The Minority has threatened to go to court in a bid to compel the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to halt the implementation of the 3 percent VAT flat rate scheme. According to the Minority, the scheme was not consistent with existing laws governing Value Added Taxes and as such, its implementation was illegal and should be halted. The GRA commenced ...

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Gov’t’s handling of BOST scandal insulting – Minority

Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu

The Minority in Parliament has described as insulting, government’s handling of the BOST fuel contamination saga. They contend that, the BNI and the Energy Ministry are engaged in a collusion to cover up the alleged rot to save the Managing Director, Alfred Obeng. The comments follow Thursday’s press conference by the Energy Ministry absolving the Managing Director and the company ...

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Gov’t, BNI covering up contaminated fuel saga – Minority

Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu

The Minority has accused the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) of an intent to cover up the alleged rot at the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST) in the sale of some 5 million litres of contaminated fuel. Reports are emerging that the BNI has taken over the probe of the matter from the committee set by the Energy Ministry, and ...

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NPP gov’t is cheating cocoa farmers – Minority alleges

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The Minority in Parliament is accusing government of offering cocoa farmers a terrible deal with its decision not increase the cocoa producer price due to a fall in world market prices. The minority argued that, government must utilize the cocoa stabilization fund established by the previous government, to cushion farmers instead of the insensitive approach the COCOBOD intends to use. ...

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