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Ghana’s John Azumah appointed Secretary General of ECOWAS Parliament

John Azumah, a Ghanaian who works at the Finance Department of the ECOWAS Parliament, has been appointed Secretary General of the regional body. He was appointed at the First Ordinary Session of the Parliament ongoing in Dakar, Senegal. John Azumah, a graduate of the University of Cape Coast, had previously worked at the Parliament of Ghana, and has over fifteen (15) ...

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80% of Martin Amidu’s vetting questions unnecessary – Casely-Hayford

Anti-corruption campaigner, Sydney Casely-Hayford has criticized members of Parliament’s Appointment Committee for dragging the vetting process of Martin Amidu. According to him, about 80% of the questions asked by the members of the committee were not necessary and irrelevant to the position Martin Amidu had been nominated for. Mr. Amidu, on Tuesday, February 13, faced Parliament’s Appointments Committee in what ...

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Parliament’s Assurances c’ttee to track gov’t promises

Parliament’s Government Assurance Committee is expected to embark on verification visits across the country to assess the state of some government projects as promised in Parliament. The Committee is tasked by the house to track promises and assurances made by government officials on the floor of Parliament. According to its Chairman, Yaw Frimpong Addo, the Committee will focus primarily on ...

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Parliament set to approve Martin Amidu on Tuesday

Parliament will consider the report of the Appointments Committee on the nomination of Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Delivering the business statement for next week on the floor of Parliament, Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, indicated that the House will take a decision on Mr. Amidu’s nomination next week. “The Appointments Committee may submit their ...

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Akufo-Addo congratulates SA’s new President Cyril Ramaphosa

President Akufo-Addo has congratulated South Africa’s new President, Cyril Ramaphosa. He said Ramaphosa’s election is “well-deserved” and “a vindication of the trust and confidence reposed in you by the Members of the Parliament of South Africa, and by your great party, the African National Congress (ANC).” Akufo-Addo said he was hopeful of a close working relationship with Cyril Ramaphosa to “improve the ...

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I will disrespect you if you dare me – Haruna threatens Speaker

Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, has threatened to disregard the authority of the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye. This follows what he describes as the Speaker’s failure to recognize him when he wanted to make an intervention during the debate on the Special Petroleum Tax today [Thursday]. What further angered the Minority Leader was the fact that the Speaker ...

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Amidu’s popularity could affect Supreme Court case – Adom Otchere

Broadcast Journalist Paul Adom Otchere, believes the immense public support for the Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu, may have already determined the course of Dr. Dominic Ayine’s lawsuit against his nomination. Commenting on the lawsuit, Mr. Adom Otchere remarked that “the courts, historically, will not rule to affect the higher expectations of society. Typically they may not do that.” Dr. Ayine, ...

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Only Africans can solve their problems – Nana Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the problems and challenges confronting the African continent can best be solved by Africans themselves. According to him, no western power can solve the continent’s problems “except Africans themselves.” “It should not require emphasizing that no one is going to sort out matters for Africa, except Africans themselves. We must match those who come ...

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Forcing out Jacob Zuma; a lazy approach to corruption fight [Article]

When Obama said that Africa needs strong institutions, at no point was he implying that we need strong institutions to deal with only the weak in society. His recommended institutions are ones that have the capacity to deal with both the privileged and the under-privileged in order to get rid of all cankers we are struggling with. Publicly forcing Jacob ...

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Muntaka ‘contradicts’ Ayariga on passing Amidu before vetting

The Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak, has said Minority legislators on the Appointments Committee only resolved to be fair to Martin Amidu before his vetting for the Special Prosecutor position. This is contrary to suggestions from the MP for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, who said the Minority reached a decision to pass him before Tuesday’s vetting. Mr. Ayariga had said ...

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