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Sanitation Ministry budget too donor-dependent – Minority

The Minority is raising red flags about the huge donor components in the budgets of some ministries that have been approved by Parliament. According to Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, the aid component of the Sanitation and Water Resource Ministry’s budget which makes up more than half of its allocation, flies in the face of the President’s mantra of Ghana beyond ...

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Minority want Aviation Minister summoned over Starbow accident

The Minority Spokesperson on Roads and Transport, Governs Kwame Agbodza has filed a request in Parliament for the Minister of Aviation, Cecilia Dapaah, to be summoned before the House to brief lawmakers on the recent incident involving a Starbow plane at the Kotoka International Airport(KIA). The plane, which was carrying some passengers to Kumasi skidded off the runway and crashed into a ...

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Duke’s Parliamentary Diaries: Week 8 and 9 – Budget Galore

After an unceremonious two-week hiatus of this column mainly due to health reasons, my ink is ready to be laid out on the scrolls of parliamentary reportage from a front row seat in the press gallery of Ghana’s National Assembly or to properly put it – Parliament. Week 6 and 7 of the third meeting of the first session of ...

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Parliament approves $40m loan to improve SHS infrastructure

Parliament has approved a $40 million loan facility to improve some Senior High Schools in the country. This forms part of a financing agreement between the government of Ghana and the International Development Association of the World Bank. This financial support is coming at a time government is implementing the ambitious Free Senior High School programme, which has been plagued ...

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Bawa calls for parliamentary probe into premix scandal

National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for the Bongo Constituency in the Upper East Region, Edward Bawa, has called for a parliamentary probe into the premix fuel diversion scandal, which he said threatens country’s already dwindling fisheries sector. According to him, the parliamentary probe, which must be bipartisan, has become necessary due to the executive’s unwillingness to investigate the ...

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Bawa calls for Fisheries Minister’s resignation over premix scandal

National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for the Bongo Constituency in the Upper East Region, Edward Bawa, is calling for the resignation of the Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, over the supposed arbitrary appointment of her brother to serve as administrator of the National Premix Fuel Committee. His call comes in the wake of the recent ...

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Students petition parliament to stop LI for law school admissions

A group calling itself the concerned law students, has submitted a petition to Parliament against a new Legal Instrument (LI) by the General Legal Council (GLC), which is proposing new regulations for admissions and professional law courses in Ghana. The group has described the LI as a deliberate and unreasonable effort by the Council to frustrate their attempts to gain ...

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Parliament summons Roads Minister over closure of Buipe, Yapei bridges

Parliament has summoned the Roads and Highways Minister, Kwesi Amoako-Atta, over the seeming chaos that has characterized the closure of the Buipe and Yapei Bridge for rehabilitation works. The closure of the bridges has created untold hardship in the movement of goods and people over the Black Volta. During parliamentary proceedings on Tuesday, the Minority Leader, Haruna Idrissu, said the ...

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Empty gas cylinder causes confusion in Parliament

There was confusion in Parliament today [Friday], when the Member of Parliament for  Tarkwa-Nsuaem, George Mireku Duker, stormed the legislature with a 6kg gas cylinder in his hand. The New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP, who’s in his first term in Parliament, was in possession of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinder to help his presentation during the debate of the ...

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Special Prosecutor Bill: CSOs upset over ‘ignored’ proposals

The Coalition of Civil Society Organisations on the Office of the Special Prosecutor is upset with Parliament for reportedly disregarding their proposals on the appointment of an independent prosecutor for the office. They said “we remain disappointed in the decision by Parliament to disregard our proposal for open and competitive appointment of the Special Prosecutor.” The Coalition comprises the Ghana ...

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