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Speaker refers ‘cash-for-seat’ report to privileges committee

The Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye, has referred the findings of the 5-member bipartisan ad-hoc committee set up to investigate claims that the Trade Ministry extorted $100,000 from expatriates to allow them to sit close to the President during the Ghana Expatriates Business Awards in December 2017, to the privileges committee. The Privileges Committee has been tasked in ...

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Cash-for-seat: Minority caused financial loss – Alan

The Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen, says members of the Minority who championed the recall of Parliament culminating in the setting up of a bi-partisan Committee to probe the cash-for-seat allegations, have caused financial loss to the state. He said the emergency recall of the house to discuss the matter was unnecessary. “It may be possible that the ...

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Minority storms out of debate on Cash-for-Seat c’ttee report

The Minority has staged a walkout from Parliament over the “cash for seat” Committee report following a probe into claims that the Trade Ministry extorted $100,000 from expatriates to allow them to sit close to the President during the Ghana Expatriates Business Awards in December 2017. This is because it claims most of the MPs have not read the 146-page ...

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Minister, GWCL to face Parliament on water rationing today

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The Minister for Water Resources and Sanitation, together with the management of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), will later today [Tuesday], face the Parliamentary Select Committee on Works and Housing over the ongoing water rationing programme. The Minister, Kofi Adda, and management of GWCL, are expected to brief the Committee on the water situation in the country, and also outline plans put in ...

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Parliament debates Cash-for-Seat c’ttee report today

Parliament will today debate the report of the bipartisan “cash for seat” Committee, barely a month after the Committee was formed to investigate claims that the Trade Ministry extorted $100,000 from expatriates to allow them to sit close to the President during the Ghana Expatriates Business Awards in December 2017. The report was laid on the floor of Parliament last ...

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ICU to petition Parliament to stop NHIS levy increase

The Industrial and Commercial Workers Union [ICU], of the Trades Union Congress [TUC], has served notice it will petition Parliament to stop the National Health Insurance Authority [NHIA], from increasing the NHIS levy. The Health Insurance Authority has announced plans to increase the health insurance scheme levy by 1 percent, moving it from 2.5 to 3.5 percent. However, the General ...

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‘Cash for Seat’ saga: Trade Ministry broke the law – Minority report

The Minority side of the five-member bipartisan“Cash for Seat” committee has concluded that the Ministry of Trade and Industry engaged in multiple infractions including breaches of the public financial management law and multiple ethical violations. The Minority members on the committee, Dr. Dominic Ayine and James Klutse Avedzi, contend that the “Ministry of Trade and Industry failed or neglected to take account of ...

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Go to court over Minister’s suspension – Osei Owusu dares Minority

The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joe Osei Owusu has told the Minority to seek redress at the courts if they believe President Akufo-Addo erred in law in suspending the Upper West Regional Minister, Sulemana Alhassan. His call comes after the Minority challenged the legality of the President’s decision to suspend the regional minister rather outrightly dismissing him. President Akufo-Addo ...

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‘Cash for seat’ Committee presents report to Parliament

The ad-hoc committee tasked by Parliament to investigate the alleged extortion of some expatriates during the 2017 Ghana Expatriates Business Awards ceremony, finally presented its report to Parliament today, Friday, February 2, 2018. This process has, however, not gone without controversy after complaints from a member of the Committee, Dr. Dominic Ayine that the report which was presented to the House ...

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Re-lay Law School admissions L.I. – AG advises Parliament

The Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Gloria Afua Akuffo has advised Parliament to withdraw the controversial Legal Profession Regulations and take steps to re-lay it in the House. This, according to the Attorney General, is because some processes governing such regulations were not adhered to, adding that the regulation was not gazetted on time, hence the advice. “Your directive ...

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