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EC announces cancellation of referendum

The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced the cancellation of the referendum to amend article 55, clause 3 of the 1992 Constitution. Mrs. Jean Mensah, the Chairperson, in a signed statement said this followed the notification from the Speaker of Parliament on the withdrawal of the two bills that sought to …

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Recalcitrant MDAs are frustrating Parliament – Majority Leader

The Majority Leader, Mr Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, has cautioned Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), which fail to implement recommendations made by the Public Account Committee (PAC) and Auditor General’s Report, saying they stand not to receive their budgetary allocation. He said Parliament, especially the PAC, was being frustrated by the …

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EC inaugurates Eminent Advisory Committee

The Electoral Commission (EC) on Tuesday inaugurated a 21-member Eminent Advisory Committee to enhance engagement and interactions between the Commission and the Ghanaian Society, as the nation prepares towards the 2020 General Election. The Committee, which is made up of distinguished eminent Ghanaians, is under the Chairmanship of Mr Justice …

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EC to begin processes towards suspending the Referendum

The Electoral Commission (EC) says it is waiting for a formal communication from Parliament to commence the legal processes towards granting the President’s request to suspend the December 17 referendum. Speaking in a telephone interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on Monday, an official source at the EC said …

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Retain NPP in power come 2020 – Mrs Bawumia  

The Second Lady, Hajia Samira Bawumia has asked Ghanaians to retain the New Patriotic Party(NPP) in power in the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections to continue initiating  and implementing better policies for the citizenry. She said the Akufo-Addo-Bawumai-led administration have  introduced a lot of social interventions to improve upon  the …

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Parliament to monitor Ghana’s implementation of SDGs

The Parliament of Ghana is positioning itself to monitor Ghana’s performance in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs, also called the Global Goals are a collection of 17 global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.” Set in 2015 …

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We want the documents now – Speaker to Finance Minister

Speaker of Parliament Aaron Michael Oquaye on Wednesday directed the First Majority Deputy Chief Whip Matthew Nyidam to communicate to the Finance Minister to make available the 2020 Budget Estimates to the House for consideration. “We want the documents; we want them now to approve them for him,” Speaker said, …

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