Tag Archives: Parliament

Parliament must resolve Speaker, Minority fracas – ACEPA


The Africa Centre for Parliamentary Affairs (ACEPA) wants the leadership of Parliament to quickly resolve the seeming rift between the Speaker and Minority in Parliament. According to ACEPA, if this is not done immediately the impact on governance will be severe. This follows the Minority’s disappointment over what they describe as unfair treatment meted out to them by the Speaker ...

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Gov’t being proactive with US talks over Gitmo Two – MP

Kweku Ampratwum Sarpong

The government is only being proactive by engaging the United States government before the treaty for the hosting two Guantanamo Bay detainees which runs out in January 2018, according to the Vice Chairman of Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Kweku Ampratwum Sarpong. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Shirley Ayorkor Botchway on Tuesday informed Parliament, her Ministry and other stakeholders ...

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Tow levy a “create, loot and share” trap – CitizenGhana

File photo: A vehicle being towed

Anti-corruption group, CitizenGhana Movement are calling for the immediate repeal of a new levy imposed on all motorists in the country for a road towing service. The group, in a four (4) point statement copied to described the service as a “bad idea” that has trappings of a corrupt “create, loot and share” scheme. Among the concerns raised by ...

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Gov’t doctored budget figures just to ‘look good’ – Minority

Ranking Member on Parliament's Finance Committee, Cassiel Ato Forson

The Akufo-Addo administration breached Financial Administration Regulation 193 and doctored figures during its mid-year review, according to the Minority in Parliament. At a press conference addressed by the Ranking Member on Parliament’s Finance Committee, Cassiel Ato Forson said the Minister of Finance reversed interest payments to the tune of GHc 758.5 million and reviewed the GDP without a formal Ghana Statistical ...

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Speaker of Parliament orders investigation into recent police killings

Parliament of Ghana

The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Ocquaye, has directed Parliament’s Defence and Interior Committee to investigate the recent killing of on-duty police officers and to recommend means of ensuring the safety of the officers. Four police officers have been shot at, and some killed, in the line of duty within June and July 2017. The Inspector General of Police blamed ...

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Oquaye summons security chiefs over recent raids

Mike Oquaye

The Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye has summoned an emergency meeting with some national security officers over the recent raids on the homes of some former government officials. This comes after complaints from members of the Minority, some of whom served in the erstwhile John Mahama government. They said the raids were a violation of their immunities as ...

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Minority protest laying of Special Prosecutor bill

Parliament of Ghana

There were heated exchanges on the floor of Parliament on Wednesday over the laying of the Office of the Prosecutor Bill. The Minority in parliament contended that the bill must be withdrawn from the house because it was not laid according to proper procedure. The Caucus earlier yesterday tried to prevent the Bill from being laid on the same grounds. The ...

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Job 600 workers stranded after fire outbreak


Parliamentary staff working in the Job 600 Office Complex at Parliament House were on Wednesday left stranded as they were denied access to the building. When Citi News’ Philip Nii Lartey visited the House on Wednesday morning, most of the workers were seen seated in pockets in the House’s lobby chit chatting. Some of those who spoke to Citi News ...

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Special Prosecutor, Zongo Dev’t bills laid before Parliament


The bills on the Office of the Special Prosecutor and Zongo Development Fund has been laid before Parliament. The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye referred the two bills to the appropriate Committees of Parliament to work on the bills. They are the Committee of Constitution, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs as well as the Committee on Finance and Committee ...

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Sydney’s apology to Parliament ‘weak’ – Ras Mubarak

Ras Mubarak

It seems anti-corruption campaigner and member of pressure group, Occupy Ghana, Sydney Casely-Hayford, is not out of the woods yet despite his apology to outraged members of Ghana’s legislature, who are bent on grilling him for supposedly insulting them. Casely-Hayford has been cited for a possible contempt of Parliament after he said at a programme that Ghana’s Parliamentarians make “stupid ...

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