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Parliament under my leadership will not shirk its responsibilities – Bagbin

Mr Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, the Speaker of Parliament, has assured Ghanaians that Parliament under his leadership will not shirk its responsibilities. He said he was conscious of the dictates of the current and emerging issues that leadership must find solutions to on behalf of the citizenry. These include issues …

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Cape Coast North MP gives three months’ salary to constituents

Dr Kwamena Minta-Nyarku, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Cape Coast North, has presented his three months’ salary to some constituents for the confidence reposed in him during the December 2020 polls. He said the gesture was to appreciate particularly,  party leaders, opinion leaders, religious organizations and key personalities who …

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Parliament approves Energy Sector Levies Bill, 2021

Parliament has approved the Energy Sector Levies (Amendment) Bill, 2021 to address challenges in the energy sector and sanitation and pollution issues. The Act, which amends the Energy Sector Levies Act, 2015 (Act 899), provides for an Energy Sector Recovery Levy and Sanitation and Pollution Levy. The proceeds from the …

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It’s lawful for parliament to investigate UniBank, UTBank – Speaker Bagbin

Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin, before the House rose on Tuesday night, justified his direction, and the setting up of a parliamentary committee to investigate the revocation of the licenses of UniBank, UTBank. He was of the view that the investigation could go ahead in spite of the matter being …

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NDC Executives in crunch meeting with MPs over Ablakwa’s resignation

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Party leadership is in crunch meeting with Minority Members of Parliament (MPs) over the resignation of Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa from the Appointment Committee of Parliament. Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, Chairman of the NDC, Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, General Secretary of the NDC and other …

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Supreme Court dismisses SALL review application

The Supreme Court has dismissed a review application, which gave the EC the go ahead to gazette John Peter Amewu, as the Member of Parliament for Hohoe Constituency. The seven member presided over by Justice Yaw Apau, said the “review application failed.” According to Justice Apau the reasons of the …

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Asiedu Nketiah appointed to Parliamentary Board

Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has been appointed as a member of the Parliamentary Service Board, Chaired by Speaker Alban Kingsford Bagbin. The other members are Mr Cyril Nsiah, Clerk to Parliament, Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, Majority Leader and Leader of Government Business, …

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Parliament approves Ofori-Atta as Minister of Finance

Parliament on Monday approved in Accra, by consensus, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, the immediate past Minister of Finance, to serve again as Finance Minister. The House voted a resounding aye to approve the nominee, a financial analyst and international banker, who turns 62 on November 7, this year. The Finance Minister …

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We’ve not hurt Ghanaian taxpayers – Ofori-Atta

The Minister-designate for Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, has refuted claims that Ghanaian taxpayers are worse-off today because the Akufo-Addo-led administration has imposed so many taxes on them. Responding to questions before the Appointments Committee of Parliament, on Friday, on the second-day of his vetting, Mr Ofori-Atta stated that a critical …

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CPP condemns “distortion” in Ghana’s history, calls for dissolution of NACCA Board

The Leadership of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) has called for the dissolution of the National Council of Curriculum Assessment (NACCA) Board and Secretariat, with immediate effect. The call is necessitated by a publication in the History of Ghana for Basic School Text book, Basic 6 pupils authored by one …

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