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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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Parliament approves 16 Regional Ministers

Parliament on Thursday unanimously approved 16 Regional Ministers, recommended by the Appointments Committee of the House after their vetting. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo nominated them and following their approval by the House after the vetting would soon be sworn-in by the President to assume their respective positions. The Regional …

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Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu to read 2021 budget

Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin on Thursday evening confirmed that Majority Leader and Member of Parliament (MP) for Suame will present the budget statement of the government of Ghana for 2021. The presentation of the budget is normally done by the Finance Minister on the authority of the President. This …

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Parliament approves 16 more Ministers-Designate

Parliament has approved the nomination of 16 more Ministers Designate recommended by the Appointments Committee by consensus to the plenary after their vetting recently. The approved nominees, awaiting to be sworn-in by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo are; Mr Kwaku Agyeman Manu, Mr Alan Kyerematen, Mr Godfred Dame, Mrs Ursula …

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I disagree with the ruling of the court – Mahama

Mr John Dramani Mahama, Flagbearer of National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2020 Presidential Election, says he disagrees with the process of trial and ruling of the Supreme Court in the Election Petition. “Much as I am aware that we are legally bound by the decision of the Supreme Court, …

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Winner takes all: Gyimah-Boadi calls for restructuring of 1992 Constitution  

Professor Emmanuel Gyimah-Boadi, Executive Director, Afrobarometre, has advocated for the amendment of Ghana’s 1992 Constitution to reduce the executive powers of the President, as part of efforts to address the “Winner Takes All” syndrome. “And we are not going to get rid of crazy partisanship and Winner Takes All, unless …

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Appointments Committee recommends 13 nominees for approval

The Appointments Committee of Parliament has recommended 13 out of the 46 nominations of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for ministerial positions, who were vetted in the last few weeks. Of the 13, 10 were approved by consensus and three by majority. Those recommended by consensus are Ms Sarah Adwoa …

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