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Parliament to probe Bank of Ghana, GSE over collapsed banks

Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin has recommended the creation of a seven-member committee to investigate the Bank of Ghana (BoG) and the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) over the revocation of licenses of UT Bank and UniBank. This follows petitions by two citizens, Mr Prince Kofi Amoaneng and Dr Kwabena Duffour …

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Court dismisses application to strike out election petition

The Sekondi High Court has dismissed an application filed by counsel for the first respondent, lawyer Frank Davies to strike out an election petition filed by the NDC Parliamentary Candidate in the December 07 elections Prof. Dr. Grace Ayensu-Danquah. The suit was challenging the declaration of first Respondent Mr Joe …

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Speaker Bagbin explains delay in appointing Parliamentary Service Board

Speaker of Parliament Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin on Monday directed a parliamentary committee set up to advise him to appoint members of the Parliamentary Service Board to do so without further delay. He gave the committee up to next Friday, March 26, 202 or before that time to do so, …

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MPs condemn textbooks fueling ethnocentrism

Members of Parliament have condemned the publication of some textbooks for use in schools, which portray Ewes in a bad light, fueling ethnocentrism. They said they had taken notice of the public outrage and condemnation against the publisher’s divisive content. “It is important to state unequivocally that as the Volta …

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Court adjourns Essikado-Ketan Parliamentary Election Petition to March 23

A Sekondi High Court has adjourned an election petition filed by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate for Essikado-Ketan in the 2020 elections, Professor Dr.Grace Ayensu-Danquah challenging the results declared by the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana Mr. Joe Ghartey, the incumbent Member of Parliament was declared winner by …

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NDC Council of Elders meet Minority leadership

The Council of Elders of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has called on the rank and file of the Party to remain calm, and provide the needed support to its Parliamentary Caucus to hold the government strictly to the principles of probity and accountability. The Council also urged the National …

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Executive can’t impose ceiling on Judiciary, Parliament – Speaker

The Speaker of Parliament, Mr Alban Kingsford Bagbin, Tuesday reacted again to the capping of the 2021 budget estimates of the House, saying “it’s not for the Executive to impose ceiling on the Judiciary or Parliament.” The budget for Parliament was reduced by GH¢119,846,911 this year. The Speaker, at the …

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Exercise power over public purse with conscience and integrity – Speaker

The Speaker of Parliament, Mr Alban Sumana Bagbin has asked member of the House to be guided by their conscience and integrity in their exercise of the power over the public purse. He reiterated that it required fair knowledge about financial issues, and urged the legislators to learn from capacity …

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We’ll not allow the Executive to run amok – Speaker warns

The Speaker of Parliament, Right Honourable Kingsford Alban Sumana Bagbin, has asked the Government to provide adequate resources for the operations of Parliament and the Judiciary in the 2021 Budget. He said Parliament and the Judiciary were arms of Government and should be strengthened to function efficiently and hold the …

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Composition of Parliament demands consensus building – Minority Leader

Mr Haruna Iddrisu, the Minority Leader, said the composition of the current Parliament demands consensus building, regarding business in the House, to ensure good governance. He said it was important for both the Majority and Minority sides to work together to meet the development needs of the people, whilst strengthening …

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