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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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Ghana Parliament passes Imposition of Restrictions Bill, 2020

Parliament on Friday evening, under a Certificate of Urgency, passed the Imposition of Restrictions Bill, 2020 to give legal backing for the imposition of restrictions on persons in the event of disaster, emergency or similar circumstances, for public safety and protection. As it was passed under a Certificate of Urgency, …

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Attorney-General lays Restrictions Bill before Parliament

The Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Ms Gloria Akuffo, has laid before Parliament the Re-Imposition of Restrictions Bill 2020. The Bill, laid in accordance with Article 21 of the 1992 Constitution, was accompanied by an Executive Approval from the President, dated March 18, 2020. The proposed Bill, which is being …

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Ghana Parliament to continue sitting despite suspension of public gatherings

Parliament will continue to sit to legislate and perform other duties expected of it despite the suspension of all public gatherings in response to the COVID-19 scare. The country had confirmed six cases of the COVID-19 as at March 15, with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announcing measures to curb …

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National House of Chiefs to embark on peace campaign tour ahead of December elections

The National House of Chiefs is constituting a team to embark on a nationwide outreach programme to preach peace among all Ghanaians ahead of the December general elections. Togbe Afede XIV, President of the House, who announced this said the Standing Committee was fashioning out the modalities of the programme …

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