Politics

23 MPs are without offices

Parliament of Ghana

Twenty-three Members of Parliament in the current parliament do not have offices for themselves and their auxiliary staff. The situation has prompted Mr Rockson-Nelson Etse Kwame Dafeamekpor, MP for South Dayi to file a question that asked the “Majority Leader and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs when offices shall be provided for the 23 other Members of Parliament who are without ...

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Minority wants NAPO grilled over ‘stranded’ BECE candidates

The Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, might soon face Parliament’s Education Committee following the refusal of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), to organize a special exams for some 200 students at Bunkpurugu in the Northern Region who could not write two papers in the just ended exams. The over two hundred students were unable to write this ...

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Akufo-Addo leaves for Zambia on 3-day official visit

President Akufo-Addo has left the country today, Monday, 26th June, 2017, for a 3-day official visit to the Republic of Zambia. His visit is at the invitation of the President of Zambia, Edgar Chagwa Lungu. President Akufo-Addo will hold bilateral talks with President Edgar Lungu, aimed at deepening bilateral ties between the two countries, as well as exploring other areas ...

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Rawlings @70: ‘Papa J’ receives surprise gift

Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings received a surprise gift on Thursday on his 70th birthday. Mr Rawlings, Ghana’s longest serving President turned 70 on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Auto Jewellin surprised him with paint restoration and full valet service for his old vehicle, Corvette, which he has had for a long time. Source: graphic.com.gh

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NPP gov’t is cheating cocoa farmers – Minority alleges

cocoa farmers

The Minority in Parliament is accusing the government of offering cocoa farmers a terrible deal with its decision not increase the cocoa producer price due to a fall in world market prices. The minority argued that government must utilize the cocoa stabilization fund established by the previous government, to cushion farmers instead of the insensitive approach the COCOBOD intends to ...

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Why NDC lost – The inside story

NDC lost

The report on why the National Democratic Congress (NDC) lost the December 7, 2016, general election to then opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), has been released with startling revelations. At the handing over of the 455-page report to the party’s leadership in Accra yesterday, the Chairman of the 13-member committee, Professor Kwesi Botchwey, said it was time for the party ...

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Appointments Committee presents report on Sophia Akuffo today

The Appointments Committee of Parliament is expected to present its report on the Chief Justice nominee Sophia Akuffo to the House later today[Monday]. This follows its public vetting of the nominee last Friday [June 16]. The over five-hour long vetting process saw Justice Sophia Akuffo answer questions on the challenges within the country’s legal system, the regulations on touting, the ...

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Parliament queries Ghana’s readiness to looming terrorist attacks

Parliament of Ghana

Parliament on Wednesday threw the searchlight on the threat of global terrorism, querying how prepared the nation was to deal adequately with the phenomenon should it strike in the wake of recent attacks in some neighbouring countries in the West Africa. Members queried the level of the security of the House itself, the hotels, the shopping malls, the universities and ...

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Rawlings Praises NPP Consistency

J.J Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has stated that the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has been consistent in holding onto its values. He said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) – the party he founded and led for a long time does not appear to be consistent in the pursuit of its values. The former President has persistently stated that the ...

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Mrs Georgina Wood appointed unto Council of State

Georgina Wood

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed the retiring Chief Justice, Mrs Georgina Theodora Wood unto the Council of State. The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Ocquaye announced the appointment on the floor of the House in accordance with Article 89(2) (a) (i) which mandates the President to nominate a former Chief Justice as a member of the advisory ...

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