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Nana Addo to deliver State of the Nation address on Feb. 8

Thursday, February 8, 2018, has been confirmed as the day President Nana Akufo-Addo will present his second State of the Nation address to Parliament. President Akufo-Addo’s address will be in accordance with Article 67 of the constitution. The Majority Chief Whip, Kwasi Ameyaw Cheremeh, confirmed the date when he read the business statement for next week, and indicated that all was ...

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Confusion rocks cash-for-seat committee

The 5-member bipartisan adhoc committee tasked by Parliament to investigate the alleged collection of monies from some expatriates  to allow them sit close to President Akufo-Addo during the 2017 Ghana Expatriates Business Awards ceremony, failed to submit its report today [Thursday] February 1, despite postponing its deadline twice already. The latest challenge follows reports that, one of the Committee members ...

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Osei Owusu slams Minority over ‘false’ claims against parliament

The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joe Osei Owusu, has slammed the Minority over comments he considers embarrassing to the institution of Parliament. This follows comments by the Minority that some members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) vigilante groups had been recruited to provide security in Parliament. But speaking on the floor of Parliament on Wednesday, Mr. Osei Owusu ...

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Why Parliament should withdraw LI for legal education [Article]

This is a petition to the Right Honourable Speaker, the majority and minority leaders, and all Honourable Members of Parliament to withdraw the Legal Profession (Professional and Post-Call Law Course) Regulations, 2017 on grounds that (1) the Regulation seeks to commandeer Parliament to rubber stamp the General Legal Council’s (Council) prior illegal actions; (2) the Council’s prior illegal actions have ...

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Register Nii, Nana, other names – Minister orders Births Registry

The Local Government Minister has ordered the Births and Deaths Registry to scrap its guidelines that prevent people from registering certain indigenous Ghanaian names. The Ministry says parents should be allowed to register any name they wish to give their children. The intervention follows growing public outcry after the registry said names such as Naa, Nana, Nii and Junior among ...

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Speaker taking multiple Oaths of Allegiance needless – Haruna

The Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, has raised further questions with the swearing-in of the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Oquaye as acting-President by calling for an amendment to the schedule of oaths for an acting President. Mr. Iddrisu called for Oath of Allegiance to be removed from the schedule after the Speaker took the oath of office to act as President for ...

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Apaak criticizes another swearing-in of Speaker as President

National Democratic Congress [NDC] Member of Parliament for Builsa South, Dr. Clement Apaak, is upset with what he calls the impromptu summoning of Parliament for the second swearing-in of the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, to act as President in less than a week. Speaking to Citi News after the announcement in Parliament on Friday, Dr. Apaak said the ...

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Prof. Oquaye to be sworn in again as acting President

The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, is set to be sworn in as acting President tomorrow [Saturday] for the second time in less than a week. This swearing-in, mandated by Article 60 (11) and (12) of the 1992 Constitution, has been necessitated by President Nana Akufo-Addo’s scheduled trip to Addis Ababa for the AU Summit. Prof. Oquaye was previously sworn in ...

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PAC’s ‘soft’ sanctions over auction ‘rot’ at MoFA, GHS rejected

Parliament has rejected the Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) recommendations with respect to the disposal of some government vehicles at the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, and the Ghana Health Service. Speaking in Parliament on Thursday, the First Deputy Speaker, Joe Osei-Owusu, was of the view that, some officials who were complicit in the improper disposal of the said vehicles were ...

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‘Cash-for-seat’ C’ttee sittings over, report to be ready on Jan. 31

The five-member bi-partisan parliamentary Committee probing the alleged collection of monies from expatriates to enable them sit close to the President during the 2017 Ghana Expatriates Business Awards ceremony, has ended its public sitting which sought to collect evidence from various individuals and institutions. According to Spokesperson of the Committee, Yaw Buabeng Asamoah, the Committee will hold no further public ...

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