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Renegotiate US ‘military base’ deal – Ablakwa dares Nana Addo

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

National Democratic Congress [NDC] Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has challenged President Nana Akufo-Addo to renegotiate the Ghana-US defence cooperation agreement that has received widespread criticism from the public. In an open letter to the President, Mr. Ablakwa said the President’s silence on the matter was uncharacteristic of the man known to be very vocal. [contextly_sidebar id=”Bimv3xDugUIvJnVEEqlC8mKQQbDK3Zo6″]“Respectfully, ...

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Making TVET education free ‘not a special program’ – Ablakwa

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

A former Deputy Minister of Education under the John Mahama administration, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has said the government’s move to make technical and vocational education training (TVET) free is only papering over the cracks in the sector. Speaking on Eyewitness News, Mr. Ablakwa said this was “mere rhetoric” that will not address the main TVET challenges. [contextly_sidebar id=”WsRsuXmvleL48kzW5iaYBwcWKyTKegUl”]He was commenting ...

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National Security Minister must present annual report – Minority

MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

The Minority in Parliament wants the National Security Minister, Albert Kan Dapaah, to be compelled to present his annual report to the House. This, the Minority MPs say will be in line with requirements of the Securities and Intelligence Agencies Act. Speaking on the floor of Parliament, the MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, said successive governments have violated ...

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Cash-for-seat: Ablakwa unfazed by report referral to Privileges C’ttee

MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for the North Tongu constituency, Okudzeto Ablakwa says he is unperturbed by the Speaker of Parliament’s referral of the report presented by the Committee that investigated alleged extortion of expatriates during the 2017 Ghana Expatriates Business Awards, to the Privileges Committee. According to Ablakwa, who was adamant on the allegations that the Ministry ...

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‘Peaceful’ Gitmo 2 have vindicated Mahama gov’t – Ablakwa

MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

Minority Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, believes the incident-free stay of the two former Guantanamo Bay detainees vindicates the Mahama government’s decision to enter into the agreement with the United States of America to host them. Speaking on Eyewitness News, Mr. Ablakwa said the firestorm generated in response to the agreement, including fears of the terror attacks were ...

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Ablakwa, Ahenkorah in near-fight over alleged Trade Ministry extortion

Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, Carlos Ahenkorah, on Tuesday clashed with the Minority Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Samuel Okudzeto in Parliament over the recent Ghana Expatriate Business Awards event, where the government was accused of charging expatriates between $25,000 and $100,000 to sit close to the President at the event. The two, who are also Members of Parliament, were engaged ...

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‘Free SHS tax’ will burden Ghanaians – Ablakwa

Former Deputy Minister of Education, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has stated that the proposal for the introduction of a new tax specifically to support the government’s Free SHS programme will not be appropriate. He however admitted that, there is the need for a dedicated source of funding for the programme if it is to be successful. [contextly_sidebar id=”9TxPg4oz3D9unnwcisaKYrVxYNBFhnnI”]Mr. Ablakwa’s comment comes ...

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You can’t rely on voluntary contributions for Free SHS- Ablakwa

National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has said the government cannot afford to rely on voluntary contributions to fund education, particularly free SHS, as projections for those funds may not materialize. The government announced that it would set up a fund to receive voluntary contributions from individuals to support the implementation ...

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Budgetary allocation for Free SHS ‘woefully inadequate’ – Ablakwa

National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has described the government’s budgetary allocation for Free SHS as woefully inadequate to support the programme. According to him, government would need at least two billion cedis to support Free SHS in 2018, 800 million cedis more than the amount that was allocated to it ...

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Ofori Atta will present ‘ahokyerɛ’ budget – Minority MPs

Ahead of the presentation of the government’s budget for 2018 today (Wednesday), some Minority Members of Parliament (MPs), have expressed pessimism about the economy-strengthening prospects of the policy statement. The MP for Tamale Central, Inusah Fuseini, described the upcoming budget as an ‘ahokyerɛ’ budget which translates as ‘suffering or hardship’ budget, suggesting that it would not address the employment or ...

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