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Deputy Speaker cautions MPs not to lie about attendance

Mr Joseph Osei Owusu, First Deputy Speaker of Parliament on Thursday cautioned Members of Parliament (MPs) who sign the attendance register and later engage in business, not related to the House, to desist from the practice, or be sanctioned. He said: “There are some people I have noted; every day …

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CPP marks 70th Anniversary with a call for unity

The Convention Peoples Party (CPP) on Wednesday celebrated its 70th anniversary with a call on members to unite to restore its lost glory. It was also aimed at honouring members, whose hard work and exemplary life championed the cause of the country and the party. The event which was held …

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Study finds 50% of Ghanaians know MPs as development advocates

A study by the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana, has revealed that 50.8 per cent of Ghanaians know their Members of Parliament (MPs) as development advocates. The opinion poll 2019 dubbed “Assessment of the 275 MPs – Perspective from the Constituents”; shows that Ghanaians view their MPs …

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Twifo-Hemang Assembly rejects President’s nominee

The President’s new nominee for the post of District Chief Executive (DCE) for Twifo Hemang-Lower-Denkyira, Mr. Kennedy Sarpong, has been rejected in a confirmation poll. He polled 12 out of the 24 expected votes with one absentee. The votes fell below the two-thirds majority needed to get the nod. However, …

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MMDCEs election will eliminate Winner-Takes-All politics – Asiedu-Nketia

Mr Johnson Asiedu-Nketia, General Secretary of th3e National Democratic Congress (NDC) has reiterated that the election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) will eliminate the problem of Winner-Takes-All politics in Ghana. Winner-Takes-All is an electoral system in which, a single political party can elect every office within a …

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Unite or lose 2020 elections – Klutse Avedzi to NDC

Mr. James Klutse Avedzi, Ketu North Member of Parliament (MP), has called for unity in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) towards the 2020 elections, by closing their ranks. He said though victory was beckoning in next year’s elections due to the failure of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Government, to …

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Court dismisses application to strike out criminal charges against Ofosu-Ampofo

The Accra High Court presided over by Justice Samuel K. Asiedu on Friday dismissed an application to strike-out the assault case against Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, the Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). His lawyers, led by Mr Tony Lithur at last adjourned date applied to the court to …

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We will abide by Court ruling on limited voter registration – EC

Whatever be the outcome of the ruling of the Court on the pending limited voter registration, the Electoral Commission (EC) will abide by it, Mr Samuel Tettey, the EC Deputy Chairman in-charge of Operations has said. He said due to a court injunction, the Commission had suspended indefinitely the limited …

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Speaker writes to court over Ayariga’s immunity

Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye, the Speaker of Parliament has written to the High Court in Accra, where Mr Mahama Ayariga, MP for Bawku Central is in trial over financial impropriety, to respect the lawmaker’s privileges granted under the 1992 Constitution of Ghana. According to the letter, seen by the Ghana …

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Female appointees back President’s call for gender dynamism

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has received backing from female appointees under his administration over his gender dynamism comments to women. President Akufo-Addo contributing to a penal discussion at a “Women Deliver Global Conference” in Vancuover, Canada, suggested that not enough dynamism had been made by women to take up …

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