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85 MPs absented themselves from parliament without permission – Report

Ministers of State who double as Members of Parliament, were the worst culprits of absenteeism without permission during the First and Second sittings of the seventh parliament, 2017. The Ministers, including deputies, absented themselves from at least 15 sittings without the permission of the Speaker of Parliament. This was contained in a report by Odekro, a civil society organization focused ...

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Parliament begins 2018 budget debate on Tuesday

Parliament is expected to start debating the 2018 budget statement on Tuesday, November 21,  after the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta presented the document to the House last Wednesday. The Speaker of Parliament, Prof Mike Oquaye, has thus urged parliamentarians to gear up for a dispassionate debate of the budget. According to the Speaker, a high level debate on the ...

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MASLOC chases MPs, actors for non-payment of car loans

The Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC), is currently on the heels of some Members of Parliament who bought their vehicles on loan, but had defaulted in paying back several years after. According to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MASLOC, Stephen Amoah, letters he wrote to the MPS involved asking them to honour their obligations have not received any ...

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MPS ready to facilitate paperless port clearance

Meridian Port Systems Limited has indicated its readiness to implement the paperless clearance at the various ports in Ghana. The new system was started on September 4, 2017, following a directive by Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, for port agencies to migrate to a paperless system. “MPS started with a Terminal Operating System (TOS) provided by Navis SPARCS, a world ...

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NPP’s constitution amendment proposals flawed – Expert

A local governance expert, George Kyei Baffour has described as flawed proposals by some members of the New Patriotic Party as part of possible amendments to their constitution. He said the proposals do not reflect the party’s stance on effective democracy. The governing NPP at its 25th annual delegates’ conference held in Cape Coast over the weekend received proposals for ...

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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

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

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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