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MPs to get GHc75,000 each for education projects

Members of Parliament are expected to receive GHc75,000 each for the funding of education-related projects and monitoring of same in their constituencies. The amount was captured in the recently approved Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) formula for 2018. In the formula, each MP was allocated GHc60,000 for the projects and GHc15,000 for their monitoring. This amounts to a total of GHc ...

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Kyei Mensah-Bonsu blocked passage of RTI bill – George Loh

George Loh

Former Vice Chairperson on Parliament’s Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee, George Loh, has accused the Majority Leader of Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, of obstructing the passage of the Right to Information Bill (RTI) when the National Democratic Congress (NDC) was in power. According to him, the bill was far advanced and needed only three readings in Parliament to become ...

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Atta Kyea faces Parliament over flooding fears

Samuel Atta-Akyea

The Minister for Works and Housing, Samuel Atta Akyea,would later today appear before Parliament to answer questions on how prepared government is to deal with floods associated with the onset of rains. Residents of the capital, Accra, mostly grapple with floods anytime it rains. The floods usually displace people and destroy properties with the worst occurrence being the June 3rd ...

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Prof. Oquaye is a threat to Ghana’s democracy – Muntaka fumes

The Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak, has accused the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Oquaye of being a threat to Ghana’s democracy saying “Mobutu [Sese Seko] or even Idi Amin will not behave the way he is doing.” According to Muntaka, the Speaker has on several occasions refused to give the Minority the opportunity to make their views on some ...

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Pay our salaries on time – Angry MPs lament

Some Members of Parliament have expressed concerns over what they call undue delays in the payment of their salaries. One of the MPs, Ras Mubarak, who raised the concern on the floor of Parliament, said they are yet to be paid their February salaries, two days into the month. The Kumbungu MP, in asking the Speaker the exact day Members ...

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Security chiefs to be hauled before parliament over robberies

The Vice Chairman of Parliament’s Defense and Interior Committee, Collins Owusu Amankwaa, says the committee is considering hauling the leadership of the Police and other security operatives before it over the increasing spate of violent crime in the country. This follows the upsurge in armed robbery attacks that has claimed some lives and resulted in the loss of money. The ...

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‘We can get C’ttee’s decision on Law School LI overturned’ – Kofi Bentil

The Coalition for Legal Education Reform Ghana has expressed its disappointment at the decision of Parliament’s Subsidiary Legislation Committee to dismiss some concerns of law students on the controversial Legal Profession Regulations. However, the Coalition insists that despite this setback, it can get most Members of Parliament (MP) to vote against the Regulations. A lead campaigner for the reforms, Kofi ...

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Minority summons Atta-Akyea over flooding fears

Samuel Atta-Akyea

The Minority in Parliament has invited the Minister of Works and Housing, Samuel Atta-Akyea, to brief the House on steps the Ministry was taking to reduce the impact of floods in Accra. According to the Minority, the recent rains in Accra, “if it is anything to go by, should be a wake-up call to the government to put in the necessary ...

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Parliament ‘ignores’ Ayine, approves Amidu as Special Prosecutor

Parliament has approved Martin Amidu as the country’s first Special Prosecutor to tackle corruption cases in the country. Prior to that, Deputy Minority Ranking Member on Constitutional Affairs, Dr. Dominic Ayine, asked Parliament to put the approval on hold, as his suit against Mr. Amidu’s nomination is still pending at the Supreme Court. Drawing on Standing order 93(1), Dr. Ayine ...

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80% of Martin Amidu’s vetting questions unnecessary – Casely-Hayford

Anti-corruption campaigner, Sydney Casely-Hayford has criticized members of Parliament’s Appointment Committee for dragging the vetting process of Martin Amidu. According to him, about 80% of the questions asked by the members of the committee were not necessary and irrelevant to the position Martin Amidu had been nominated for. Mr. Amidu, on Tuesday, February 13, faced Parliament’s Appointments Committee in what ...

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