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Parliament demands answers on COVID-9 funds from Finance Minister

Speaker Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin, has directed Parliament not to entertain any business from the Finance Ministry until the sector minister appears before it to render account of COVID-19 funds. The Speaker gave the directive on Thursday on the floor of the House in response to an appeal by Mr …

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NPP elections: 51 file nomination forms, vetting begins Friday

All but one aspirant who picked nomination forms to contest various national executive positions of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have filed their nominations. Out of a total of 52 aspirants who picked nomination forms last week, 51 of them had successfully filed their papers at the Party’s head office …

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I engineered historic Rawlings-Kufour handshake in 1997 – Kwesi Ahwoi

Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, a former Ghana High Commissioner to South Africa, says he “engineered” the historic handshake between former Presidents John Agyekum Kufuor and Jerry John Rawlings on January 7, 1997 when the latter was being sworn into office as President. Mr Ahwoi, who was then the Chief Executive Officer …

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Supreme Court dismisses Quayson’s review application

The Supreme Court has dismissed the review application filed by Mr James Gyakye Quayson, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin North Constituency. A nine-member panel presided over by Justice Jones Dotse unanimously dismissed the application on grounds that the MP did not meet the threshold for the court to …

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Request letter alone can’t establish Letter of Credit – Witness in Ato Forson case

A second witness in the trial involving Dr Ato Forson and two others says the Central Bank will not be able to establish a Letter of Credit with only a request letter from the Ministry of Finance. Mr Edward Markwei said based on that letter, the Controller and Accountant General …

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Privileges committee summons Adwoa Safo in public

The Privileges Committee of Parliament has summoned Madam Sarah Adwoa Safo, Member of Parliament for Dome-Kwabenya Constituency to appear before the Committee on Wednesday, July 6 at noon. This action had been necessitated after all attempts by the Committee to reach the Member of Parliament (MP) had failed. A press …

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Oti Regional Minister orders removal of June 4 tree seedlings

Mr Joshua Makubu, the Oti Regional Minister, has ordered the uprooting of trees planted by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at the Nkwanta Community Day Senior High School. The Party, led by Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia, General Secretary, marked this year’s June 4 celebration at the school with tree planting …

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Ministers to brief Parliament on COVID-19 expenditure, state security

Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta is expected to appear before Parliament on Thursday, June 16, to brief the House on the expenditure incurred by the Government since the outbreak of the COVID-19 in 2020. Mr Alexander Afenyo-Markin, the Deputy Majority Leader, said this when he presented the Business Statement for the …

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Minority to impede passage of government bills over delays in LGBTQI Bill passage

The Minority Caucus in Parliament on Wednesday served notice that it will impede the passage of government bills if the LGBTQI Bill was not worked on with dispatch. Mr Kwame Anyimadu-Antwi, the Chairman of the committee working on the bill, has been accused of deliberately slowing down work on it …

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Parliament to probe death of woman over ‘negligence’ by Ambulance Service    

Parliament has constituted a six-member bi-partisan committee to probe the death of Augustina Awortwe, who died in an ambulance when being transported from the Holy Child Catholic Hospital at Fijai in the Western Region to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra. The Committee has up to five weeks to …

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