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Parliament must probe Ayariga’s bribery allegations – Group

The Movement for Democratic and Accountable Governance, MODAG is calling on the Speaker of Parliament to probe the bribery allegations  that hit parliament on Friday 27th January, 2017. The group says such allegations have the tendency of tarnishing  the image of parliament and must not be swept under the carpets without proper investigation. In a statement issued on Saturday morning, ...

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I didn’t give Ayariga bribe money – Muntaka swears

Minority chief whip, Mubarak Mohammed Muntaka says it is untrue that he gave the MP for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga money meant to bribe him [Ayariga] and other minority members of Parliament’s appointment committee to support the approval of Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko. According to him, he does not recall ever giving Ayariga any gift purportedly from the Chairman of ...

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Parliament rubbishes Ayariga’s bribery claims, but he insists it occurred

The Leadership of Parliament has urged the Ghanaian public to disregard a claim by Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, to the effect that a ministerial nominee for Energy and Petroleum, Boakye Agyarko, who has since been sworn into office, attempted to bribe members of the minority on the Appointments Committee, to facilitate his recommendation for approval. In ...

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Minority boycotts Agyarko, Osafo-Maafo’s approval

The Majority New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Parliament, has approved Senior Minister Nominee , Osafo Maafo and Energy Minister Nominee, Boakye Agyarko without the Minority’s support. Parliament has approved the nomination of 8 ministerial nominees to serve in the Nana Akufo-Addo led New Patriotic Party (NPP) government. A report presented to the House by the Appointments Committee tasked to vet ...

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Vetting of Ministerial Nominees postponed to Monday

The Appointments Committee of Parliament has postponed the vetting of ministerial nominees to Monday, January 30, 2017. So far, some thirteen (13) of the 36 nominees, have been vetted with eight (8) already approved. Nominees who were expected to be vetted on Thursday, January 26, included the Minister-nominee for Monitoring and Evaluation; Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei, Minister-nominee for Regional  Re-organization and ...

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Parliament to consider ministerial vetting report today

Parliament will later today [Thursday] consider the report of the Appointments Committee on the first batch of President Akufo Addo’s nominees for various ministerial portfolios. The report which was scheduled to be considered by the House yesterday [Wednesday] had to be delayed to enable the committee put finality to it. The Committee in its report will recommend the approval or otherwise ...

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Appointment committee chair frustrating our MPs – Kofi Adams

The National Democratic Congress (NDC), is unhappy with the performance of the leadership of the Appointments Committee of Parliament, especially, the Chairman, Joe Osei-Owusu in the ongoing vetting process. The party believes the Chairman is “over-protecting” various minister nominees appearing before it, and not “allowing the minority to flow more”. This position was reiterated by the National Organizer of the ...

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We’re not against Plant Breeders Bill – Food Sovereignty

Food Sovereignty Ghana (FSG), a civil society organization that had raised issues with the passage of the controversial Plant Breeders Bill, has explained that it was only against portions of the Bill, and not the entirety of it. The Plant Breeders Bill, which was brought to Parliament for approval, triggered a massive debate in the country in 2014, with some ...

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We didn’t apologize to Parliament over Plant Breeders Bill – Food Sovereignty

Civil Society organization, Food Sovereignty Ghana (FSG) has rejected claims that it apologized to Parliament when it took the House on over the Plant Breeders Bill. According to the Communications Director of FSG Edwin Kweku Andoh Baffour, no such thing occurred. Mr. Baffour made the comment on the back of a claim by the Chairman of the Appointments Committee of ...

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#GhVetting: MPs analyze performance of ministerial nominees

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