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Minority Chief Whip proposes 10% deduction from salaries of MPs for absenteeism

The Minority Chief Whip of Parliament, Alhaji Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka, has proposed a 10 per cent deduction from the salaries of Members of Parliament (MPs) who absent themselves three times without informing the Speaker of Parliament. Speaking at a Consultative Meeting to collate inputs for Parliamentary reforms and proposed Assurances …

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Ayawaso West Wuogon set to deliver seat to NDC – Spokesperson

Spokesperson for Delali Kwesi Brempong, Mr Benjamin Madugu Avornyotse the National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency, said the constituents are set to deliver the seat to the NDC. He said: “We are confident our efforts will yield results and the people of Ayawaso will deliver …

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2016 Voters Register will be used for by-election – EC

The Electoral Commission (EC) on Thursday said it will use the 2016 Voter Register to conduct the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency by-election, slated for January 31, 2019. Mr Samuel Tettey, the Director of Electoral Service at the EC, briefing the media on the Commission’s preparation towards the up-coming by-election, discounted …

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Minority, best vehicle for Parliamentary oversight – Haruna Iddrisu

The best vehicle for Parliamentary Oversight in Ghana is the Minority as the Majority finds it difficult to hold their governments accountable, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, the Minority Leader in Parliament, has said. He said other means of exercising Parliamentary Oversight includes debates, committees, questions, interpellation, private members motions and adjournment, …

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NDC will not abolish free SHS policy – Mahama 

Former President John Mahama, campaigning to lead the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to the 2020 elections, says the party would not abolish the free senior high school (SHS) policy if given the mandate to govern. He said it is not true as being claimed by some people that he “is …

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New Year School recommends election of Speaker by Parliament

The 70th Annual New Year School and conference has recommended that Speakers of Parliament should be elected instead of the Executive appointing them. A communiqué at the end of this year’s New Year School said the election of Speaker by Parliament would ensure that the Speaker remained committed to the …

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Government tasked to accelerate action on election of MMDCEs

The 70th Annual New School and Conference has urged the Government to expedite the setting up of the legal framework and associated processes for the election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs). A communique issued by the participants at the end of the 70th Annual New School and …

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Political Parties’ Fund: Afari-Gyan blames NDC and NPP

Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, former Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC), has blamed the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for lack of commitment towards the establishment of Political Parties’ Fund. Speaking at the ongoing 70th Annual New School and Conference at the University of Ghana, Dr …

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NDC flagbearership suit struck out

An Accra High Court, presided over by Justice Georgina Mensah- Datsa, on Thursday struck out a suit challenging the election of a presidential candidate by the National Democratic Congress. This follows an agreement between the NDC and the plaintiffs – Albdallah Issah, a branch communication officer and James Kabu Nartey-Oman, …

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Mac Manu advocates for creation of Office of Political Parties Registrar

Mr Peter Mac Manu, former Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has advocated for the creation of the Office of Registrar of Political Parties to regulate political parties, to ensure full compliance with the law. He said Ghana needs a different arm to oversee the activities of political parties; …

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