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GII & RTI Coalition raises concern over the credibility of Ghana’s RTI Bill

The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) and the Right to Information (RTI) Coalition, have expressed concern about some clauses in the impending Right to Information Bill currently before Parliament. According to them, the Bill did not elaborate on the kinds of information to be proactively disclosed, whereas there were too many …

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Mahama’s government was an animal farm administration – Bagbin

Mr Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin, Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament has described former President John Dramani Mahama’s administration as an Animal farm government. He said in his ‘Animal Farm,’ administration, ‘monkeys were working, while baboons chopped.’ “That is why you had unknown people appearing from nowhere and getting top appointments. …

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I will fulfil all my campaign promises – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has pledged his commitment to fulfil all campaign promises made during the December 2016 elections. “I have only spent less than two years in office but I have demonstrated that I did not give vague promises. You are a living witness to that”, he added. …

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RTI Bill taken through second reading in parliament

The Right to Information (RTI) Bill has been taken through the second reading in Parliament for the House to adopt and later pass into law. Various attempts have been made in the past to pass the bill into law to give effect to Article 21 (1) (f) of the 1992 …

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TMA fails to elect a Presiding Member again

The Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) has for the second time failed to elect a Presiding Member (PM) since the position became vacant as a result of the creation of a new municipality out of the TMA. The election of the PM, which is the second in two weeks, has become difficult …

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President Akufo-Addo dismisses four CEOs

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has terminated the appointment of four chief executive officers (CEOs) of state institutions.     They are the Director-General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Paul Asare Ansah, the CEO of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transport, Alfred Obeng Boateng, the CEO of Ghana Export Promotion …

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Kennedy Agyapong hauled before Privileges Committee

Mr Kennedy Agyapong, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, has been hauled before the Privileges Committee of Parliament for calling the Legislature “useless”. The Minority in Parliament has described his attitude as one which is unbecoming of an MP, saying his comment in the media repeatedly brings the …

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Urgent, drastic measures needed on plastic – Parliament

Parliament on Tuesday stressed the urgent and drastic measures, including outright ban, on plastic to combat the threat of plastics to nature and the environment. A proposed ban was to take effect from November 2015, to help the country deal with the poor sanitation which is mostly as a result …

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Rumbling and tension between MPs and MMDCE’s must stop – Vice President

Dr. Alhaji Mahamadu Bawumia, the Vice President, has underscored the need for Members of Parliament (MPs) and Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) to put a stop to the occasional rumbling and tensions that existed between them. He said the perennial conflicts between MPs and MMDCEs had been the …

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I’m bringing grassroot-based political administration for NDC victory – Gunu

Mr James Gunu, a former District Chief Executive (DCE) for Akatsi North in the Volta Region, has observed that a “vibrant and innovative grass root political administration” was the surest vehicle to bring the National Democratic Congress (NDC) back to power in the 2020 general elections.  “Grassroots are the core …

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