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Government refutes claims of increase in presidential staffers from 998 to 1,614

The government has refuted claims by the Minority in Parliament that it is increasing presidential staffers from 998 to 1,614, describing the claims as “political mischief”. Last week the Minority in Parliament claimed that the government was planning to increase the number of staff at the Office of the President …

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RTI would be law before Parliament rises in December – Minister

The Eastern Regional Minister and Member of Parliament (MP) for Nkawkaw, Mr Eric Kwakye Daafour, has assured that Parliament would pass the Right to Information (RTI) Bill into law before it rises in December this year. The Regional Minister was responding to a questioner at the regional launching of the …

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Government to create more traditional councils

Mr Samuel Kofi Dzamesi, Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, has hinted of government’s resolve to create more traditional councils to help reduce chieftaincy disputes in the country. He said government attached prominence to the chieftaincy institution and had set in motion, series of programmes to end chieftaincy disputes in …

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Government seeks parliamentary approval to create five new Assemblies

The Deputy Minister of Local Government, Collins Ntim, on Wednesday laid in Parliament a Legislative Instrument (LI) for the creation of five new Districts and Municipal assemblies. The Municipal Assemblies proposed are Korle-Klottey Municipal Assembly and Ayawaso Central Municipal Assembly, carved out from the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) in the …

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Parliament begins debate on 2019 budget

There was heated argument between the Majority and Minority as Parliament begins debate on the 2019 budget statement and economic policy for the 2019 financial year. The Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, on Thursday presented the 2019 budget highlights to Parliament detailing government programmes and policies for year. Dr …

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Majority leader calls for introspection on election of party executives

The Majority Leader and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Mr. Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu, has called on the two major political parties to do introspection on the election of party national executives to reflect the stipulation of the Constitution as well as reduce corruption. The Majority Leader observed that, “if one is …

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Asiedu Nketia wins landslide victory to remain NDC General Secretary

Delegates at the Ninth National Delegates Congress of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have retained Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia, as General Secretary of the Party with a landslide victory for a third executive term. Mr Nketia polled 6,644 votes to beat his only contender in the race Mr Samuel Koku …

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Full list of elected NDC national officers

The Ghana News Agency presents the full list of elected National Officers at the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) Ninth National Delegate Congress, held from November 17 -19 at the Ghana International Trade Fair Centre, La, Accra. National Chairman – Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo First Vice Chairman – Chief Sofo Azorka. Second …

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Only 180,747 registered voters have so far checked names in proposed Western-North region referendum

Only 180,747 representing 35.8 per cent out of a total number of 505,314 registered voters in the proposed region – Western-North, checked their names during the recent voter exhibition exercise conducted by the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana. The voter exhibition exercise became necessary for the electorate in that area …

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NDC school trains 6,500 party members – Asiedu-Nketia

The Ghana Institute of Democracy, the educational wing of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has so far trained 6,500 members to strength the party’s hierarchy. Courses provided at the Institute include governance, grassroots mobilisation, social democracy constitution studies, political communication studies and political organisation. Mr Johnson Asiedu-Nketia, General Secretary of …

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