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Special Petroleum Tax reduced by 2%

Parliament has passed the Special Petroleum Tax Amendment Bill to reduce the tax from 15 percent to 13 percent. The amendment comes after recent protests against the rising cost of fuel, as well as calls from the minority for the Special Petroleum Tax to be scrapped. Speaking to Citi Business News, a Deputy Finance Minister, Kweku Kwarteng, stated that making ...

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Security at Parliament: Blueprint to a national disaster [Article]

From where I stand, it will take a lot of guts but very little effort by a genius degenerate, even a dumb one, to wipe out our entire beloved country (That might be an exaggeration but yeah, a lot of people could die.)  Why? Because over here, words are currency. Currency that grants just anyone access to certain domains they under ...

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You’ll fail if you witch-hunt – Haruna Iddrisu to Amidu

The Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, has predicted that the Office of the Special Prosecutor will fail should it concentrate only on prosecuting past government officials. In his concluding remarks at the vetting of the Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu, the Tamale South legislator said although his side of the House wishes the nominee well, he must not only focus on ...

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Nana Addo’s 2018 State Of The Nation Address in pictures

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday delivered his second State of the Nation Address in Parliament. Akufo-Addo used the opportunity to account for his stewardship since he took over the administration of the country on January 7, 2017. He touched on every facet of the economy explaining how his administration has fared so far. On sanitation, the president said, ...

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223 sole sourcing contracts were approved in 2017 – Nana Addo

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Minority MPs protest with National Anthem in Parliament

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NDC MPs don black, plaster mouths in protest against gov’t

The Minority National Democratic Congress [NDC] caucus in Parliament, showcased varying symbols of protest during President Nana Akufo-Addo’s State of the Nation address today [Thursday]. A number of them were seen in black apparel, whilst others had pieces of plaster on their mouths, symbolizing some sort of gagging. The Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, was himself, wearing black traditional Dagomba wartime ...

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Parliament must be protected from ‘partisan summons’ – MP

The spokesperson for the ‘Cash for Seat’ Committee, Yaw Buabeng Asamoah has advised Parliament to safeguard itself from unnecessary recalls which he says may be aimed at satisfying partisan motives. His comments were in relation to the formation of a parliamentary committee which investigated claims made by the Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak that the Millennium Excellence Foundation charged expatriates ...

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Minority in sit-down protest over ‘one-sided’ cash-for-seat report

Members of the Minority in Parliament refrained from taking part in discussions on the Floor of Parliament despite being present, in a sit-down protest on Wednesday. According Citi News’ Parliamentary correspondent, Duke Mensah Opoku, members of the Minority only asked three questions but refused to comment on any other business in the House. Duke Opoku also reported that they did ...

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Cash-for-seat: Majority being ‘very dishonest’ – Muntaka

The Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak, has said that members of the majority on the cash-for-seat Committee are being dishonest with the actual report of the Committee following its meeting with the various stakeholders to ascertain the veracity of claims of extortion at the Ghana Expatriate Business Awards held in December 2017. According to him, the Majority side deliberately acted ...

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