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Ghana’s hybrid Constitution creates problems for Judiciary – Prof. Gyampo

Professor Ransford Edward Van Gyampo, Department of Political Science, University of Ghana on Thursday noted that the weak role of the Legislature in its relations with the Executive under Ghana’s hybrid 1992 Constitutional arrangement has also created serious problems for the judiciary. He argued that there was no ceiling on …

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Over 3,000 delegates to attend LPG Congress – Owusu

Over 3,000 delegates are set to attend the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG) National Delegates Congress slated for May 25, at Ho in the Volta Region, to elect its Flagbearer for Elections 2020. The LPG Delegates Congress would also elect its national executive to steer affairs in accordance with the …

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Parliament salutes Ghanaian scientists on appointment to Climate Change Panel

Parliament has congratulated three eminent Ghanaian scientists for their appointment to the working group III of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) from 2018 to 2021. The three, Dr Adolf Acquaye, Dr Joseph Ekow Essandoh-Yeddu and Dr Lawrence Agbemabiese were among 229 scientists, academics and professionals selected globally for …

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Ghana Parliament advocates use of French as country’s second official language

Parliament on Monday made a case for the nation to adopt the French Language as the second official language for Ghana. Ghana is surrounded by three countries, which officially speak French, and it is one of the five countries in the West Africa sub-region with English as the official language. …

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EC to compile new voter register for Election 2020

The Electoral Commission (EC) will compile a new voters’ register ahead of the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections. A statement signed by Mrs Jean Mensa, the Chairperson of the EC, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, said the decision was reached after extensive deliberations at the end of a …

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Appoint 30% chiefs to local assemblies – Prof. Ansu-Kyeremeh

Professor Kwasi Ansu-Kyeremeh, a former Director of the Department of Communication Studies, University of Ghana, has reiterated the need for 30 per cent representation of chiefs at the local assemblies in order to contribute their quota towards strengthening the local governance system. Prof. Ansu-Kyeremeh, also known as Nana Fobi Kropa …

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Only NDC can save Ghana – Bagbin

Mr Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, has said that the current state of hardship in Ghana will force Ghanaians to bring back the National Democratic Congress into office. In a statement copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra, he traced the antecedence of the ruling …

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Ghana Parliament asked to regulate cryptocurrency markets

Parliament has been urged to upgrade the existing financial laws to regulate the cryptocurrency markets in the country. “The rise in the use of cryptocurrency in Ghana demands urgent attention because the legislature needs to interrogate the impact and the future of the digital currency on the economy,” Mrs Ama …

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Parliament approves 18 new Ministers

Parliament has approved the appointment of 18 persons nominated by President Nana Akufo-Addo for Ministerial and Deputy Ministerial positions for the newly-created regions. However, the Appointments Committee deferred the appointment of Evelyn Ama Kumi Richardson, Minister-Designate for the Bono Region over certain audit queries relating to a land acquisition case. …

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Internal party corruption is greatest threat to democracy – Ossei-Aidooh

In the wake of President Akufo-Addo’s move to ban political party vigilantism by legislation, a respected founding member of the ruling New Patriotic Party is warning that the fixation on vigilantism as the problem of Ghana’s democracy is unrealistic. Mr Abraham Ossei-Aidooh, a legal luminary, who is also a former …

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