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President Akufo-Addo agrees: capping estimates for Parliament, Judiciary potentially unlawful

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has agreed that it would be potentially unlawful for the executive to unilaterally reduce the 2021 budget estimates for Parliament and the Judiciary. He was quoted in a letter addressed to the Speaker, on capped estimates of Parliament, the Parliamentary Service, the Judiciary and Judiciary …

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Parliament approves GH¢854m for Energy Ministry

Parliament has approved a budgetary allocation of GH¢854,062,706 for the Ministry of Energy for the 2021 financial year. The breakdown for the expenditure includes Employee Compensation of GH¢4.4 million, Goods and Services GH¢6.3 million, Capital Expenditure and ABFA GH¢76 million, Retained IGF(Energy Commission) GH¢68.3 million and Development Partners (DP) Funds …

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Assin North MP trial: Court sets April 12 for Case Management Conference

The Cape Coast High Court hearing the dual citizenship case brought against the Assin North Member of Parliament (MP) has set Monday, April 12 for case management and the setting down of issues that would govern the conduct of the trial. The case management conference would be used to trim …

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NDC expels Allotey Jacobs, suspends Atubiga

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expelled Mr Allotey Jacobs, a former Central Regional Chairman of the party, over allegations of misconduct and anti-party behaviour. It has also suspended Mr Stephen Atubiga, a member of the party over similar offences. A statement signed by Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, General Secretary, …

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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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