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‘Killing to protect the environment justified’ – Majority Leader

Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu

Persons who contribute to the pollution of the environment have been treated with kid gloves for far too long, according to the Majority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu has said. Given the precarious state of Ghana’s natural resources like vegetation and water bodies, Mr. Mensah-Bonsu believes that taking lives to protect the environment is justified by the constitution. The Majority ...

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Stop the talks and pass RTI bill – Coalition to gov’t

President Nana Akufo-Addo

The Right to Information Coalition has said it is not enthused with President Akufo Addo’s mere verbal assurances to ensure the passage of the RTI bill. The coalition said the government has failed to show commitment towards actually passing the bill into law. The Bill has been in and out of Parliament over the last decade, but has not received ...

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Confusion rocks cash-for-seat committee

The 5-member bipartisan adhoc committee tasked by Parliament to investigate the alleged collection of monies from some expatriates  to allow them sit close to President Akufo-Addo during the 2017 Ghana Expatriates Business Awards ceremony, failed to submit its report today [Thursday] February 1, despite postponing its deadline twice already. The latest challenge follows reports that, one of the Committee members ...

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Speaker needs only Oath of Secrecy to act as President – Majority Leader

Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu

Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, has suggested that future Speakers of Parliament who may have to act as President be allowed to take only the Oath of Secrecy. At the moment, Speakers of Parliament who serve as acting President in the absence of both the President and the Vice, are to take only the Oath of Office. But speaking on ...

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Kyei Mensah Bonsu installed as ‘Sompahene’

Majority Leader in Parliament, who doubles as the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, has been installed as ‘Sompahene’. The ceremony, which was under the auspices of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, chiefs, executives of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the entire Suame Constituency, was to honour the  Suame MP for his enormous contribution in the area. ...

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Kyei Mensah backs demolition of Old Parliament House

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

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

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

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

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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