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Early detection, treatment of breast cancer important – MPs

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Parliament on Friday called for the need to care for the breast, with emphasis on early detection of breast cancer to save lives. “Babies need their mothers’ breasts, the mothers themselves need their breasts for cosmetic and aesthetic reasons’ two of the many reasons why the breast deserves attention,” Dr Zanetor Agyemang- Rawlings, MP for Korle Klottey; and Dr Bernard ...

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Cancelling AMERI deal will be disservice to Ghana – Donkor

Dr. Kwabena Donkor

A former Minister for Power, Dr. Kwabena Donor, has warned that investments into the Ghana’s economy will be greatly affected if the AMERI power deal is canceled. He said this in a Citi News interview following a meeting with the Mines and Energy Committee of Parliament on Friday, about the role he played in ratifying the AMERI deal, which was passed by ...

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Go to court over AMERI deal – Jinapor dares gov’t

John Jinapor

A former deputy Power Minister, John Jinapor, has called on the Member of Parliament (MP) of Adansi-Asokwa, K.T Hammond to seek redress in court if he wants to challenge the validity of the AMERI deal. K.T Hammond, on Wednesday, moved that Parliament withdraw the agreement due to what he calls “misrepresentations” by the company, when the deal was presented to the House under ...

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KT Hammond pushes Parliament to cancel ‘fraudulent’ AMERI deal

K.T. Hammond

New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Adansi Asokwa, K.T Hammond, has moved that Parliament withdraws the AMERI agreement due to what he calls “misrepresentations” by the company when the deal was presented to the House under the Mahama Administration. Mr. Hammond notably seconded the motion for the agreement between the Mahama administration and the Africa and Middle East Resources Investment ...

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Minority to boycott today’s discussion on withdrawal of AMERI deal

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The Minority in Parliament will today [Wednesday], go ahead with a planned boycott of Mines and Energy Committee of Parliament’s deliberations on the urgent motion, filed to reverse the AMERI power agreement. The boycott is due to the fact that the motion to withdraw the 2015 AMERI deal, was not debated in Parliament before being forwarded to the Mines and Energy committee. ...

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Parliament has power to consider Special Prosecutor Bill – MP

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The Vice Chairman of Parliament’s Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee, Alexander Abban, has described as narrow, suggestions that parliament does not have the power to consider the Special Prosecutor bill. His comment follows recent remarks by a Senior Law Lecturer at the University of Ghana, Dr. Raymond Atuguba, that Parliament, should not entertain the Special Prosecutor Bill because the ...

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Minority demands name change for Coastal Dev’t Authority

Richard Quashigah

The Minority in Parliament is demanding a change of name for the proposed Coastal Development Authority to Southern Development Authority. According to Deputy Spokesperson on Employment, Social Welfare and State Enterprises, Richard Quashigah, the zone,which has been established for the Authority to administer, has a mixture of Coastal and forest zones, hence the most appropriate name would be the Southern ...

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Don’t entertain Special Prosecutor Bill – Atuguba warns Parliament

Dr. Raymond Atuguba

Dr. Raymond A. Atuguba, a Senior Law Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, has urged Parliament not to accept the Special Prosecutor Bill again. He said under the current constitutional dispensation, no prosecutor in Ghana could be legally independent; emphasizing that, “again under our current constitutional dispensation, no prosecutor can be legally settled”. “Any attempt to pass ...

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MPs poised to debate Special prosecutor Bill

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The report of Parliament’s Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee, on the Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill, is expected to be laid later today [Friday]. This follows the Committee’s conclusion of consultations with various stakeholders concerned with the Bill. The objective of the Bill is to establish a specialized agency to investigate specific cases of corruption involving public officers, ...

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Minority to boycott discussions on withdrawal of AMERI deal

Adams Mutawakilu

The Minority members of the Mines and Energy Committee in Parliament will be boycotting deliberations on the urgent motion filed by the Member of Parliament for Adansi Asokwa, K.T. Hammond, for the government to reverse its decision on the AMERI power agreement. “We the Minority Members of the Mines and Energy committee have decided, upon careful consideration of all relevant facts, not ...

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