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We need legislative framework to guide State of the Nation Address – Dr Oduro Osae

Dr Eric Oduro Osae, a Local Governance Expert, has called for a legislative framework spelling out the various indicators for presenting the State of the Nation Address (SONA), in order to guide future presentations by any President. He said as a fledgling democracy it was imperative to have the framework …

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Speaker Oquaye urges journalists to help develop principled politics

Speaker of Parliament Aaron Michael Oquaye has urged journalists in Ghana to help the nation develop politics based on principles as it prepares for general elections this year and thereafter. He identified lack of knowledge as a cause of conflict in elections and called for thorough knowledge of laws of …

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Free SHS is the most significant social intervention since independence – Bawumia

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia says the Free Senior High School (FSHS) programme is the most significant social intervention since Ghana attained Independence. Dr Bawumia argued that the Free SHS Policy had touched and will continue to positively affect the lives of many Ghanaians including generations unborn. Vice President Bawumia …

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Akua Donkor in court over fraud

Madam Akua Donkor, a former presidential aspirant of the Ghana Freedom Party, accused of fraudulently selling a family property, was on Thursday granted bail in the sum of GH¢12,000.00 by the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) Court. Madam Donkor, also a farmer, allegedly sold a 33 acre parcel of land, belonging …

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December polls will be peaceful and credible – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday assured the public that the December 7 general election will be conducted in a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere. He said he owed it a duty to Ghana to protect the sanctity of her elections because it was the same free, fair and credible …

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WANEP appeals to EC and political parties to dialogue

The West Africa Network for Peace-building (WANEP), on Tuesday appealed to the Electoral Commission (EC) and political parties to dialogue on the proposal to compile a new voters register. Dr Chukwuemeka B. Eze, WANEP Executive Director, WANEP, who made the appealed said there was nothing that dialogue could not achieve; …

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Government has delivered 78% of manifesto promises – Bawumia

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has strongly defended the record and achievements of the Nana Akufo-Addo-led administration, saying that, it has delivered 78% of the election promises, it made to the people. Using a combination of graphs, tables and evidence-based presentation, he gave a tall list of achievements chalked over …

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Parliament rejects request to probe Airbus scandal

Parliament on Friday declined a request to set up a committee to investigate a request by Rev John Ntim Fordjour, MP for Assin South, to probe the Airbus bribery scandal. Airbus, an European aircraft manufacturer, is alleged to have paid bribes to some government officials of Ghana when it sold …

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Parliament defers debate on proposed Pwalugu Dam to next Tuesday

Parliament on Thursday deferred the debate on the contract agreements for the proposed construction of the Pwalugu Multipurpose Dam to next week Tuesday, February 11, 2020. “I adjourn this matter to Tuesday for any member who wants to do any research, any analysis or presentation whatsoever to get himself or …

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MP repeats demands of ‘appropriate’ national funeral for JB Danquah

Parliament has been called upon to initiate a programme to give the late Dr Joseph Kwame Kyeretwie Boakye Danquah, a former legislator in the then Gold Coast Parliament, a befitting national funeral. Mr Samuel Atta Akyea, the Member of Parliament for Abuakwa South, who made the call on Tuesday in …

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