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Parliament adjourns ‘sine dine’

Parliament on Thursday adjourned ‘sine dine’ with the Minority still holding on to their position that the collateralisation of the country’s oil runs at variance to the purpose of the Petroleum Bill. The House is expected to resume on May 17. Minority Leader Osei Kyei- Mensah- Bonsu, in a closing …

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CPP youth group supports Samia for party’s chairmanship position

A youth group of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) on Thursday threw its weight behind the candidacy of Samia Nkrumah for the position of the party’s chairperson. A statement signed by Mr Kwabena Adjei, Coordinator of the Sankofa Convention People’s Youth Movement, said they believed that Samia’s desire to become …

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Asante-Akim North District Assembly fails to elect PM again

The Asante Akim North District Assembly failed to elect a Presiding Member (PM) for the second time after three rounds of voting, apparently due to sharp political polarization of the Assembly. Not even a one hour break after the second round of voting to allow for consultations could convince members …

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Kan-Dapaah cited for conflict of interest

Mr David Tetteh Assumeng, Member of Parliament for Shai Osudoku said the Public Account Committee’s (PAC) Report on the Auditor General’s report should be put on hold, citing the Chairman for conflict of interest. He said Mr Albert–Kan Dapaah, New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member for Afigya Sekyere West was superintending …

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NDC MPs call for more action from government over Ya-Na death

Members of Parliament belonging to the NDC party from the Dagbon area have warned that nothing short of justice will be acceptable to the people of Dagbon  until the killers of the Overlord of Dagbon, Ya-Na Yakubu Andani, are brought to justice. Alhaji Sumani Abukari, the leader of the Northern …

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Tax Ghanaians to finance political parties – Oteng-Gyasi

Mr Tony Oteng-Gyasi, a former President of the Association of Ghana Industries, has suggested that every adult Ghanaian be taxed a small amount towards a fund for financing political parties and processes of political change. This, he noted, would end the dependence on foreign funds, which he said brought undue …

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NDC Northern Regional Office burnt down, other properties destroyed

Angry youth suspected to belong to the National Democratic Congress in Tamale on Monday burnt down the Northern Regional and Constituency offices of the party following the acquittal of persons accused of murdering Ya-na Yakubu Andani. An Accra fast track high court on Tuesday acquitted and discharged the 15 people …

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Muntaka wants Appointment Committee scraped

National Democratic Congress Legislator, Mohammed- Mubarak Muntaka on Tuesday suggested the need for the Appointment Committee of the House to be scraped from the Standing Orders. He said the responsibilities of the committee should be shifted to technocrats at the ministries. Alhaji Muntaka said constituting a committee to vet persons …

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Pressure mounts on CPP leadership to postpone Congress date

Organised groups within the Convention Peoples Party (CPP), have mounted pressure on the national leadership of the party to postpone the National Delegates Congress slated for April 29 and 30 due to inadequate groundwork. Scores of some leading members of the Tertiary Students Charter (TESCHART), Youth and Women’s Wing, and …

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1992 Constitution makes Parliament powerless – Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu

Parliamentarians holding discussions on proposed amendments to the 1992 Constitution, on Saturday argued that there were many provisions in the constitution that reduced parliament to a powerless organ. The discussion was organised by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) under the theme: “Giving Voice to the Voiceless in Ghana’s Constitution …

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