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Prof. Oquaye is a threat to Ghana’s democracy – Muntaka fumes

The Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak, has accused the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Oquaye of being a threat to Ghana’s democracy saying “Mobutu [Sese Seko] or even Idi Amin will not behave the way he is doing.” According to Muntaka, the Speaker has on several occasions refused to give the Minority the opportunity to make their views on some ...

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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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Speaker sworn in again as acting President

The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Oquaye, has been sworn in as acting President for the second time in less than a week. This follows the absence of the President and his Vice from the country for varied reasons. The President is out of the country to attend the AU summit in Ethiopia, and the funeral of the late South ...

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Speaker of Parliament sworn in as acting president of Ghana

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Prof. Oquaye sworn in as acting President [Video]

The Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye has been sworn in as the acting President of Ghana. He was sworn into office by the Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo on the floor of Parliament at an emergency sitting of the House. He accordingly took the oath of office. Prof. Oquaye’s swearing-in was necessitated by the absence of the elected president, ...

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Prof. Oquaye to be sworn in as acting President on Sunday

The Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye will be sworn in as the acting President of the country on Sunday. This comes after news that the Vice President, Dr. Bawumia had left the country for the UK on medical leave. A statement issued by the First Deputy Speaker, Joseph Osei-Owusu on Friday on the emergency recall of the House said the ...

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MPs in heated argument as Parliament sits over ‘expatriates saga’

There were heated arguments on the floor of Parliament today [Friday], from both sides of the chamber over a motion filed by the Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak, for a special committee to be set up to investigate claims that the Trade Ministry extorted between $25,000 and $100,000 from expatriates to allow them sit close to the President during the Ghana ...

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Parliament begins 2018 budget debate on Tuesday

Parliament is expected to start debating the 2018 budget statement on Tuesday, November 21,  after the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta presented the document to the House last Wednesday. The Speaker of Parliament, Prof Mike Oquaye, has thus urged parliamentarians to gear up for a dispassionate debate of the budget. According to the Speaker, a high level debate on the ...

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Akim Swedru MP replaces Quaitoo as Deputy Agric Minister

President Nana Akufo-Addo has named Member of Parliament for Akim Swedru, Kennedy Osei Nyarko, as the new Deputy Minister of Agriculture. This was captured in a communication from the Presidency and read on the Floor of Parliament by the Speaker, Mike Oquaye. “Mr. Speaker, following the resignation of the former Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Hon. William Quaitoo, MP, in consultation ...

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Resist pressure to legalize homosexuality – MP

A Member of Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Reverend John Ntim Fordjour has called on MPs to take a stand against any attempt to legalize homosexuality in Ghana. His remarks follow advocacy from a group of eight Ghanaians in Canada who have petitioned the Canadian government to put pressure on Ghana to decriminalize homosexuality. Addressing the press in Parliament on Wednesday, ...

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