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Parliament approves 18 new Ministers

Parliament has approved the appointment of 18 persons nominated by President Nana Akufo-Addo for Ministerial and Deputy Ministerial positions for the newly-created regions. However, the Appointments Committee deferred the appointment of Evelyn Ama Kumi Richardson, Minister-Designate for the Bono Region over certain audit queries relating to a land acquisition case. …

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Internal party corruption is greatest threat to democracy – Ossei-Aidooh

In the wake of President Akufo-Addo’s move to ban political party vigilantism by legislation, a respected founding member of the ruling New Patriotic Party is warning that the fixation on vigilantism as the problem of Ghana’s democracy is unrealistic. Mr Abraham Ossei-Aidooh, a legal luminary, who is also a former …

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I am determined to end acts of political party vigilantism – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, has reiterated his resolve to end political party vigilantism in the country. “I am determined to end acts of political party vigilantism. Crime is crime. It has no political colour. The police should act against any person or group of persons engaged in unlawful acts.” …

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Let’s debate ex-gratia for MPs – Member

The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Manso Adubia Constituency, Mr Frimpong Yaw Addo, has proposed a national discourse on the presentation of Ex-gratia to MPs in the country after their tenure of office. He said the frequent and unending complaints and criticisms from members of the public and Civil …

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ROPAA: Respondents to file supplementary affidavit in opposition

Mr Sampson Lardi, counsel for the Respondents in the Representative of the Peoples Amendment Act (ROPAA) case on Thursday said his clients will file a supplementary affidavit in opposition to the application of the Electoral Commission for extension of time to implement the Act. Mr Lardi said initially it was …

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NDC kicks against piloting of ROPAA in 2020 election

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has kicked against any plans by the Electoral Commission (EC) to pilot the implementation of the Representation of People Amendment Act (ROPAA) in the 2020 elections. The Party believed that if the ROPAA should be implemented, it should be conducted in all the 193 countries …

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Speaker calls for collaboration to tackle child slavery

The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, has called for further collaboration between Ghana and the United Kingdom (UK) to tackle child slavery and human trafficking in the country. He said increasing support for girl-child education would, in the long-run, help mothers fend for themselves and avoid giving their …

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Empower women to promote gender equality – NDC

The Women’s Wing of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Volta Region has called for the empowerment of women to ensure  gender equality in the society. In a press release to commemorate International Women’s Day (IWD), they said it is the “sacred duty” of the nation to empower women. …

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MP criticizes President for not highlighting kidnapping of girls in SoNA

Dr Bernice Adiku Heloo, Member of Parliament (MP) for Hohoe has faulted President Nana Akufo-Addo for not highlighting the issue of the three kidnappings girls in Takoradi in the State of the Nation (SoNA)Address. According to her the kidnappings of the three girls in Takoradi is an important public matter …

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EC resumes replacement of voter ID cards

The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced for the information of the public that it has with immediate effect resumed the issuance of Voter ID cards nationwide. A statement signed by Mrs Jean Mensa, the Chairperson of the EC and copied to the Ghana News Agency said any person who wishes …

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