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NPP says to distribute GH¢5m worth of PPE nationwide

Mr John Boadu, the General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has said that the Party had initiated an urgent move to distribute Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth GH¢5 million to health facilities nationwide. The PPE, which would be distributed equally to all the 275 constituencies alongside intensified public …

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Ghana Parliament rises to an indefinite suspension by Speaker Oquaye

The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye, Saturday night suspended sittings indefinitely in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, against expectations of the Minority when the House was due to rise. Speaker Oquaye said: “Honourable Members, we are suspending sitting on this day, and this Honourable House will stand …

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Ghana Parliament approves GH¢6.7b Supplementary Appropriation for 2019

Parliament on Friday evening approved GH¢6.370 billion to be issued from the Consolidated Fund, and granted authorisation for withdrawal from other funds to provide additional financing for Government operations during the 2019 Financial Year. This follows the passage of the Supplementary Appropriation Bill, 2020. Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta moved the …

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Minority unhappy with replacement of GCNET, West Blue with UNIPASS

The Minority in Parliament has questioned government‘s motive to replace the Ghana Community Network Services Limited (GCNET) and West Blue Consulting Limited with Ghana Link Network Services Limited and Customs UNIPAS International Agency (CUPIA)in the Ghana National Single Widow (GNSW) operations at the ports. Additionally, the Minority has also questioned …

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Ghana Parliament passes Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) National Trust Fund Bill

Parliament on Thursday night, under a Certificate of Urgency, passed the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) National Trust Fund Bill, 2020 to give legislative backing to the proposed establishment of a fund to complement the efforts of the Government of Ghana in the fight against COVID-19. The fund is also to support …

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Minority to support government to deal with deficit on public purse

The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Bolgatanga Central Constituency in the Upper East Region, Mr Isaac Adongo has pledged the support of the Minority in Parliament to find the appropriate solution to deal with the GH¢9.5 billion financial deficit on the public purse created as a result of the …

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Parliament approves €55m credit facility for University of Environment

Parliament has approved a total of €55.024 million credit facility agreement between the Government of Ghana and the Deutsche Bank to finance the development of Phase- Two of the University of Environment and Sustainable Development (UESD) at Somanya in the Eastern Region. The agreement is made up of a Sace …

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Ghana government engages political parties to combat COVID-19

Government, through the Risk Communications and Social Mobilisation Group of the Ghana Health Service, on Thursday organised a sensitisation workshop for political parties to rally them towards fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Representatives of political parties present at the meeting included the New Patriotic Party (NPP), National Democratic Congress (NDC), Convention …

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EC postpones voter registration

The Electoral Commission (EC) has postponed indefinitely the compilation of a new voter register. Dr Bossman Asare, a Deputy Commissioner in charge of Corporate Services, told the Ghana News Agency that the Commission is monitoring the COVID-19 situation to fix a future date for the exercise. He said the Commission …

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Minority walks out of Parliament over lack of quorum

The Minority in Parliament has walked out of Parliament over what they see as the Speaker, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye’s intransigence to carry on with the business of the House even when the legislature lacked the quorum. They said the Speaker’s action to flouts the Standing Orders of the House …

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