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RTI Bill ‘meaningless’ without covering private sector- Prof. Oquaye

The Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Oquaye, has said the Right to Information Bill will be more meaningful if it goes beyond dealing with the public sector to include the private sector. The Speaker says making access to information from the public sector mandatory through the passage of the Bill without including private businesses, will lead nowhere. In Prof. Oquaye’s ...

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Prof. Oquaye writes: What is Republic Day in Ghana?

In 1960 Ghana became a republic. However, in 1966 that was overthrown by a military coup led by Kotoka, and the 1st Republic ended. The 2nd Republic came into being in 1969. That republic also came to an end in another coup led by General Acheampong. In 1979 we had the 3rd Republic led by President Limann. Rawlings staged the ...

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Oquaye forgives Ayariga for ‘false’ bribery claim

The Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye has accepted the Member of Parliament for Bawku Central,  Mahama Ayariga’s apology for making what the Joe Ghartey Committee found to be false bribery claims against some members of the Appointments Committee. He asked the House to forgive Mr. Ayariga who was found guilty of contempt of Parliament for falsely accusing some ...

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I’ll deliver ruling on bribery report ‘in due course’ – Oquaye

A ruling on the report presented by the Joe Ghartey Committee which investigated the bribery allegation against Parliament’s Appointments Committee, will not be immediately declared, the Speaker of Parliament has stated. It will however be given “in due course”, said the speaker today [Friday]. Speaking on the floor of Parliament today [Friday] after adjourning sitting on Thursday evening, following a heated ...

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Nkrumah not the founder of Ghana – Mike Oquaye

The Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye, has described as palpable falsehood, claims that Dr. Kwame Nkrumah founded independent Ghana. His comment revives the long-standing debate about the actual founder of  Ghana especially after the president, Nana Akufo-Addo subtly also suggested so in the address he delivered at Ghana’s 60th independence anniversary parade. The Political Science Professor argued that ...

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Mike Oquaye’s inaugural address as Speaker of 7th Parliament [Full text]

Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye was today [Saturday], January 7, 2017, sworn-in as the speaker of the 7th Parliament of the 4th Republic by the Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Wood. His nomination as speaker was met with no opposition from both sides of the divide. In his acceptance speech, he pledged to create and maximize opportunities for all members of Parliament ...

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Ocquaye for Speaker, Nitiwul for Defence, Ofori-Atta, Finance

Citi News can confirm that Professor Mike Aaron Oquaye, a former Member of Parliament for the Dome-Kwabenya constituency, will be the next Speaker of Parliament. Multiple sources within the New Patriotic Party have disclosed to Citi News that co-founder of Databank, Ken Ofori-Attah, Member of Parliament for Bimbilla, Dominic Nitiwul and former deputy Attorney General, Ambrose Dery have all made ...

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