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Ho High Court dismisses election petition against Krachi East MP

A Ho High Court presided over by Justice Eric Baah, has dismissed a petition  by Mr Wisdom Gidisu, former Member of Parliament for Krachi East challenging the election of Mr Michael Gyato as Member of Parliament for the Constituency in the 2016 general elections.        Mr Gidisu sought the court …

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Collins Dauda calls for release of Zongo Development Fund

Alhaji Collins Dauda, the NDC Member of Parliament for Asutifi South, has called for a presidential assent on the Zongo Development Fund Bill to ensure the release of budget estimates to the Ministry of Inner Cities and Zongo Development. Parliament approved an estimated GH¢101.90 million out of GH¢351.21 million the …

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Kumasi readies for NPP extraordinary delegates’ conference

An extraordinary delegates’ conference to discuss and adopt changes to the constitution of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) opens at the Heroes Park – Baba Yara Sports Stadium, this coming Sunday. Delegates’ from across all the 275 constituencies and the party’s overseas branches, founding members and patrons are expected …

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Parliament to probe GBC’s GH¢44m debt

Mr Joseph Osei-Owusu, First Deputy Speaker of Parliament has directed the Communications Committee of Parliament to furnish the House with a detailed report on how much debt the state broadcaster, the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) owes and how much is owed it, and who. This follows an application by the …

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Mine workers petition Parliament

The Ghana Mineworkers Union has petitioned parliament over attempts by GoldFields Ghana to lay off over 1,700 workers and re-employ them on a contract basis. According to the Union, the move by the company amounted to unfair labour practice. Mr Prince William Ankrah, General Secretary of the Union, who presented the …

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Parliament worried over the state of Ghana News Agency

Parliament on Wednesday approved GH¢107.34 million for the services of the Ministry of Information for the 2018 financial year, but expressed worry over the dire straits of agencies operating under the Ministry. The budgetary allocation for 2018 for the Ministry fell below its requirement of GH¢184.86 million, and also fell …

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We drove through forests – Collins Dauda

During the consideration by Parliament of the 2018 Budget Estimates for Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) Alhaji Collins Dauda, MP for Asutifi South, could not help reminding the nation to keep its flora and fauna intact. Among the estimates the House considered and approved were those for the Ministry …

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Ghana yet to achieve 30% threshold of women public officers – Minister

Ms Otiko Afisa Djaba, the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection has expressed concern that Ghana has not achieved the minimum threshold of 30 per cent representation of women in political and public offices. Women and girls in the country are most of the time at the receiving end …

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Chief Justice chides MPs over the use of titles in Court

The Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo on Tuesday schooled a Member of Parliament over the use of titles such as “Honourable” on writs. According to the Chief Justice, names were to appear first before any designation. “If we want to learn from the people who originated these titles then do not …

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Parliament eulogises Professor Allotey

Parliament has eulogised the Late Professor Kofi Ampenyin Allotey for his invaluable contribution to academia in Ghana, Africa and beyond, which is outstanding and virtually unparalleled. The Legislature said the renowned Ghanaian Mathematician and Scientist, who peacefully but sadly joined his ancestors recently, had a great success story. Mr Frank …

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