Tag Archives: Minority

Minority wants independent probe into Govt’s 745,000 jobs claim

The Minority has called for an independent assessment and full publication of the names of those employed under the Planting for Food and Jobs programme. His comments follow the Food and Agriculture Minister, Dr. Afriyie Akoto’s announcement last week that 745,000 jobs had been created under the first phase of the programme, with the caveat that the jobs were “unofficial ...

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Ministers appraisal needless, give them money to work – Minority

Haruna Iddrisu, NDC Minority

Members of the Minority side in Parliament have raised concerns about the President’s intended assessment of the performance of his  ministers. Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, said the assessment was not necessary because some of the ministries are struggling due to lack of funds. He added that, any attempt to give them enough funding ...

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Minority MPs shocked at death of ‘talented, amazing’ Ebony

The Minority in Parliament has expressed shock at the demise of Dancehall artiste, Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng, popularly known as Ebony Reigns. The starlet was returning to Accra from Sunyani after visiting her mother who had just returned from the UK, when the Jeep she was travelling in crashed into a VIP bus on Thursday evening, according to the police. Ebony ...

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Ghana can’t exit IMF program now – Minority

The Minority in Parliament has downplayed government’s supposed brilliant management of the economy it inherited from the John Mahama administration. This follows the president’s State of the Nation Address on [Thursday] February 8, 2018, where he stated that the country’s economy had been projected by the World Bank and other international bodies to be the fastest growing in the world ...

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Speaker refers ‘cash-for-seat’ report to privileges committee

The Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye, has referred the findings of the 5-member bipartisan ad-hoc committee set up to investigate claims that the Trade Ministry extorted $100,000 from expatriates to allow them to sit close to the President during the Ghana Expatriates Business Awards in December 2017, to the privileges committee. The Privileges Committee has been tasked in ...

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Withdraw ‘cash-for-seat’ report from Parliament – Ayine

A member of the ad-hoc bipartisan committee tasked by Parliament to investigate the alleged extortion of expatriates, Dominic Ayine is demanding a withdrawal of the committee’s report on the saga. Dr. Ayine is pushing for a withdrawal on grounds that the report, which was presented to the House on Friday, did not include the final input from Minority members. According ...

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Minority pushes for Ofori-Atta’s dismissal over $2.25bn bond

The Minority in Parliament has called on President Akufo-Addo to sack Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta for breaching aspects of the law in the issuance of the $2.25 billion bond in 2017. They have also suggested that the Finance Minister alternatively resigns over the matter. The caucus, at a news conference addressed by their leader, Haruna Iddrisu, threatened to initiate processes ...

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Calls for Bawumia’s health report ‘hypocritical’ – Kyei-Mensah

Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu

The Majority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, has suggested that the Minority’s calls for full disclosure of the medical condition of the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, are hypocritical. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu also described the calls as “preposterous”. He explained that, similar calls had been made to the government which had been in place during the tenure of the late ...

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Retool security agencies to fight crime – Minority demands

The Minority in Parliament wants the government to immediately re-tool the country’s security services to ensure the safety of citizens. This they contend will help the services discharge their duties efficiently in combating crime. The call follows recent cases of crime recorded in the country with the latest being the killing of a Police Officer on duty last Sunday dawn ...

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1,400 staff were shortlisted for UG Medical Centre – Mettle-Nunoo

A former Deputy Health Minister, Rojo Mettle Nunoo, has said about 1,400 personnel had already been shortlisted and ready to be recruited as staff of the University of Ghana Medical Centre before the John Mahama administration was kicked out of office. According to him, a total of 28,000 applied to work for the Centre, out of which 1,400 were selected. ...

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