Tag Archives: MPs

Having more MPs as Ministers undermines Parliament – Odekro


Civil Society Group, Odekro has reiterated calls for a re-examination of Article 78 which compels the President to appoint majority of Ministers from Parliament. The group stands by its earlier position that such a move undermines the authority Parliament possesses. The statement below contains details of Odekro’s concerns on President  Nana Addo’s appointment   Press Release: The fallout from Nana ...

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Don’t fight with MPs – Akufo-Addo advises MMDCEs


Nana Akufo-Addo has advised the 199 approved Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) to avoid conflicts with sitting Members of Parliament in their areas, as that frustrates the work of government. “A lot of the tension that arises in the districts and frustrates the work of government comes from the at times fractious relationship between Members of Parliament and ...

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Inusah Fuseini backs refusal of protocol visas for ex-presidents

Alhaji Inusah Fuseini , Roads and Highways Minister.

The Minority Spokesperson on Constitutional, Parliamentary and Legal Affairs, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, has defended a decision by the United States Government to deny former Ghanaian Presidents access to protocol visas for unofficial travels. Unlike several others who have condemned the action of the US, the Tamale Central MP believes there’s nothing wrong with the decision. “If a former president is going on his ...

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MPs must collaborate with MMDCEs for dev’t – Ashaiman MP

MP for Ashaiman, Ernest Norgbey

The Member of Parliament for the Ashaiman constituency, Ernest Henry Norgbey is calling for collaboration between all MMDCE’s and Members of Parliament to enhance national development. He said the confusion that exists between MMDCE’s and the MP’s must end to promote growth and development. Speaking in an interview with Citi News, Mr Norgbey said, “it is unfortunate that from time ...

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Sweden drops Assange rape investigation


Sweden’s director of public prosecutions has decided to drop the rape investigation into Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Marianne Ny said his arrest warrant was being revoked as it was impossible to serve him notice of his alleged crimes. Mr Assange, 45, has lived in the Ecuadorean embassy in London since 2012, fearing extradition to Sweden would lead to extradition to ...

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Insulting Jon Benjamin over MPs ‘visa fraud’ shameful – Martin Amidu

Martin Amidu

Former Attorney General, Martin Amidu, has slammed some members of Ghana’s Parliament including the First Deputy Speaker, Joe Osei-Wusu, for making offensive comments at the British High Commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin, following the leaked letter to the Speaker of Parliament that accused three current MPs and a former member of allegedly engaging in visa fraud. The alleged visa fraud ...

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Martin Amidu’s statement on MPs ‘visa fraud’; and matters arising

Martin Amidu

The insults on the British High Commissioner to Ghana on MPs Visa fraud are shameful I have read and followed the publications on the online media since 26th April 2017 in which some Members of Ghana’s 7th Parliament have made needless derogatory comments about H.E. Jon Benjamin, the High Commissioner of the United kingdom to Ghana for a letter he ...

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Current parliament can’t punish ‘visa fraud’ MPs for past wrongs – Amidu

Mike Oquaye

Former Attorney General, Martin Amidu, has said that the 7th Parliament, currently led by Speaker, Prof. Mike Oquaye, cannot punish the three incumbent Members of Parliament and a former one, accused by the British High Commission of using their diplomatic passports to engage in visa fraud. The alleged visa fraud came to the fore after release of a confidential letter ...

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George Loh slams MPs for engaging in ‘visa fraud’

George Loh (2)

Former Member of Parliament for North Dayi, George Loh has criticized the four Members of Parliament (MPs) who have been barred from entering the UK for indulging in what has been largely described as “visa fraud.” The alleged visa fraud came to the fore after the sighting of a confidential letter the British High Commission in Ghana wrote to the ...

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Jon Benjamin is a “media whore” – Apaak

Dr. Clement Apaak

A former presidential staffer under the John Mahama administration, has described the British High Commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin as a “media whore” who enjoys being the center of discussions in the media. According to him, the diplomat deliberately leaked a letter he sent to the Speaker of Parliament informing him of the UK’s decision to slap a travel ban ...

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