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No more deputies; Finance Minister ordered to appear in Parliament

The Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Oquaye has directed the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta to be in Parliament himself to answer questions filed by Members of the House. Prof. Mike Oquaye’s ruling follows the Minority’s insistence that the Minister and not his deputies be present to answer questions which mainly …

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Rebuke or suspend Kennedy Agyapong – C’ttee recommends

Parliament’s Privileges Committee has recommended to the House to either suspend or reprimand the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong for insulting Parliament. The Committee in its report following hearings on the conduct of Kennedy Agyapong in the heat Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ Number12 documentary on corruption in Ghana football, …

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Techiman declared capital of Bono East Region

President Nana Akufo-Addo has declared Techiman as the capital of the newly created Bono East Region. Akufo-Addo made the announcement at an event held at the Jubilee House on Wednesday where he presented the Constitutional Instrument to back the creation of the new region. “I am happy to announce to …

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Anloga District Assembly to be inaugurated February 19

The Deputy Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Kwasi Boateng Adjei has paid an official visit to the Keta Municipal Assembly to ascertain for himself preparations towards the inauguration of the Anloga District Assembly which was carved out from the Keta Municipal Assembly. The inauguration of the new assembly …

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Kennedy Agyapong challenges referral to Privileges C’ttee

The Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has filed a motion in Parliament challenging his referral to the Privileges Committee for inciting violence against an investigative journalist with TigerEye PI, Ahmed Hussein-Suale in July 2018. Ahmed Hussein-Suale was killed in January 2019 in a shooting incident near his home at …

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Parliament urges EU to treat Ghanaian migrants with dignity

The Committee on Foreign Affairs in Parliament has urged the European Union (EU) member countries not to see Ghanaian migrants as criminals. The Committee said the country’s migrants were economic migrants who wanted to secure decent work to raise funds to cater for their respective families back home. The Vice-chairman …

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Apologize or face me in court – Sam George to Hadzide, 3 others

The Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Samuel Nartey George has issued a 7-day ultimatum to some individuals including government officials to withdraw some public comments they made about him in the wake of the violence in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency last week. He also wants them to apologize …

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By-election violence: Bryan Acheampong must step down – Agalga

Minority Spokesperson on Defence and Interior, James Agalga, has called for the Minister of State in-charge of National Security, Bryan Acheampong, to step aside ahead of findings of a probe into last week’s shooting incident during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election. The police said in a statement Tuesday that it …

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NDC, PNC, others to host ‘Aagbe wo’ demo on Thursday

Some opposition political parties in the country have served notice of staging a demonstration in Accra on Thursday, February 7, 2019, to protest what they described as the “barbaric and brutal violence” that marred the by-election in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency. The political parties who want to be referred …

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