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Tag Archives: Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye

To swear-in or not to swear-in; some more clarity please [Article]

After Jerry John Rawlings won the Presidential election in 1992, a new constitution was brought into existence. This constitution brought together leaders from each occupation and institution like the lawyers, doctors, the different religious bodies, drives, teachers, amongst others to help gathered and write laws which could govern every aspect the country, forming the legislature to the executive down to ...

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Investigate ‘ill-treatment’ of Ghanaians at Embassies – Speaker orders

The Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Oquaye, has directed the Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament to immediately investigate claims that Ghanaians are being maltreated at some foreign missions in the country. The Minority Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, had expressed concerns about the plight of many Ghanaians at a number of embassies, noting the “dehumanizing treatment sometimes meted out ...

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Parliament resumes sitting today

Parliament will resume sitting today, October 3, 2017, after a 2-month-long recess. This is the third meeting of the first session of the Seventh Parliament. Among bills to be considered during the sitting are the Zongo and Inner Cities and the Special Prosecutor bills. President Akufo-Addo’s proposal to have August 4 declared as Founders Day and September 21 as Kwame Nkrumah Memorial ...

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August 4 memorial lecture; ‘Ghana’s Day of Destiny’

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I’ll deliver ruling on bribery report ‘in due course’ – Oquaye

A ruling on the report presented by the Joe Ghartey Committee which investigated the bribery allegation against Parliament’s Appointments Committee, will not be immediately declared, the Speaker of Parliament has stated. It will however be given “in due course”, said the speaker today [Friday]. Speaking on the floor of Parliament today [Friday] after adjourning sitting on Thursday evening, following a heated ...

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Nkrumah not the founder of Ghana – Mike Oquaye

The Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye, has described as palpable falsehood, claims that Dr. Kwame Nkrumah founded independent Ghana. His comment revives the long-standing debate about the actual founder of  Ghana especially after the president, Nana Akufo-Addo subtly also suggested so in the address he delivered at Ghana’s 60th independence anniversary parade. The Political Science Professor argued that ...

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We’ll rid our premises of ‘goro boys’ – DVLA

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has indicated it will continue to rid its premises of middle men mostly known as “Goro Boys” who issue fake vehicle documents and licenses to clients. This follows the arrest of 41 suspected middlemen who allegedly issued fake vehicle documents to clients of the Authority. The DVLA said activities of the “Goro Boys” ...

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