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Kyei Mensah backs demolition of Old Parliament House

Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu

Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, has backed the decision of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), to demolish portions of the Old Parliament House building. The demolition of the structure that housed the Gold Coast Legislative Assembly from 1951 when Dr. Kwame Nkrumah became the leader of government Business under British rule, has revived concerns about ...

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Speaker, Mensah Bonsu blocking Akufo-Addo’s corruption fight – Amidu

Martin Amidu

Former Attorney General Martin Amidu has accused the Speaker of Parliament, Prof Mike Oquaye and the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu of impeding the President’s fight against corruption. He said the two senior members of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) are employing various tactics including subterfuge to prevent President Akufo-Addo from going ahead with his campaign ...

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Doe Adjaho controlling Minority caucus – Majority leader

Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu

The Majority leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu has alleged that the former Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho is manipulating members of the Minority to take certain decisions that do not inure to the benefit of the country. According to him, the former speaker among his instructions to the Minority was to kick against the presence of the press during yesterday’s ...

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NPP MP ‘fights’ Kyei-Mensah over committee position snub

Majority Leader [L] and MP for Atwima Kwanwoma, Dr Kojo Appiah Kubi [R]

Drama unfolded on the floor of Parliament on Wednesday, when two Members of Parliament (MPs) on the Majority side in open defiance, challenged the Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu on the formation of committees. Third term MP for Atwima Kwanwoma in the Ashanti Region, Dr. Kojo Appiah Kubi had expressed his desire to be Chairman of the Health Committee ...

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Withdraw Deputy Agric Minister’s nomination – Minority demands

Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu

The Minority in Parliament has called for the withdrawal of the nomination of a Deputy Minister nominee for Agriculture, George Oduro. According to Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, there is a damning Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) report that incriminates the nominee, who is also MP for New Edubiase in the Ashanti Region. He was however  prevented from revealing details of ...

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Minority boycott a sign of laziness – AFAG

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Pro-NPP Pressure group, Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG), has described the Minority in Ghana’s Parliament as lazy, following their decision to boycott proceedings of the Appointments Committee. The Minority on Wednesday boycotted sittings by the Committee, following concerns that they were being overstretched. But AFAG believes the Minority’s move smacks of hypocrisy and poor attitude to work. Speaking to Citi ...

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Special C’ttee alleges division among EC Commissioners

EC Chair, Charlotte Osei

The fabric of cordiality is apparently hugely tattered at the very top of Ghana’s Electoral Commission, according to a report by the Special Budget’s Committee in Ghana’s Parliament. The committee has oversight of specialized government institutions such as the Electoral Commission. This claim comes at a time when the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission has been nominated for the 2017 ...

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Majority Leader defends re-introduction of Parliamentary Affairs ministry

Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu

The Majority Leader of Ghana’s Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu has defended the re-introduction of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs by the Nana Akufo-Addo government. Mensah Bonsu who is the leader of government business in Parliament was nominated for the Parliamentary affairs ministry on Thursday by the President. The position which had existed in previous administrations was scrapped by the ...

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Kyei Mensah-Bonsu confirmed as Majority leader, Adwoa Sarfo is deputy

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The Member of Parliament for Suame constituency, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, has been confirmed as the majority leader for the next parliament, and he will have Sarah Adjoa Sarfo serve as his deputy, the second female after the late Gladys  Asmah, to serve in that position. Professor Mike Oquaye has also been named as the Speaker of Parliament, while Joseph Osei-Owusu, ...

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Presidential governance not good for Ghana – Minority leader

Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu is Minority leader in Parliament

Minority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, has criticized the presidential system of governance being practiced in Ghana saying, it is a key contributor to corruption. The presidential system gives autonomy to the President over the Executive arm of government. It is a system of government where the Executive branch exists separately from a Legislature, to which in most ...

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