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Group threatens demo over new Parliamentary building

One of the organisers for the planned protest against the construction of new Parliament building, Rasheeda Adams, says a demonstration will come off if Parliament fails to back down. Rasheeda Adams, one of the people behind the #DropThatChamber protest. In an interview with Citi News, Rasheeda Adams said Parliament was …

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Zoomlion clashes with Auditor-General over Gh¢184 million surcharge

Lawyers for Waste Management company, Zoomlion Ghana Limited, have made their case before the Accra High Court challenging the decision of the Auditor-General to surcharge the company Gh¢184million. On October 27, 2018, the Auditor-General issued a surcharge and disallowance against Zoomlion for over Ghc184 million for a fumigation exercise it carried …

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V/R holds first edition of regional town hall meetings

The Minister of Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has stated that more lives have been touched through the policies of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government in the past two and a half years that has been done in the last 10 years. He said the government achieved these by …

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New political party in the offing

The Electoral Commission (EC) has confirmed that a new political group has submitted its application for consideration as a fully fledged political party. The new party, Ghana Union Movement, has for its slogan “Arise for Development”. The movement’s symbol has a logo which portrays a fist of a man against …

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New Parliament building not priority for Ghana – ACEPA

Building a new chamber for Parliament should not be a priority for Ghana, the Executive Director, African Centre for Parliamentary Affairs (ACEPA) as said. Rasheed Draman believes that while there are many plaguing issues the country needs to address, a new Parliamentary building is not one of them. “I think we have …

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Parliament yet to confirm cost of new 450 parliamentary chamber

Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Ocquaye, says the legislative arm of government doesn’t know yet how much the new parliamentary chamber to be constructed later this year will cost. Although he disclosed architectural firm run by UK based Ghanaian architect Sir David Frank Adjaye, Adjaye and Associate, came tops in …

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14 road projects get GH¢1.56bn conditional funding approval

Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has conditionally approved a multi-year funding commitment of GH¢1,560,551,812.33 for the commencement of 14 road projects. The approval will see the reconstruction, rehabilitation and upgrading of road networks spanning 381.3 kilometres across Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, Eastern and Northern regions from 2019 to 2013, to be funded …

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Voter registration forms destroyed after clash between NDC and NPP agents

More than 150 voter registration forms of the Electoral Commission (EC) in the ongoing limited voter registration in Hohoe in the Volta region were destroyed by agents of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC). This followed a misunderstanding between the party agents over voter registration data …

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Insulting female politicians will soon become a crime

Deputy Majority Leader and Chairperson of the Women Caucus of the Parliament of Ghana, Sarah Adwoa Safo, says the passage of the Affirmative Action Bill into an Act, will empower and increase women participation in decision making. Adwoa Safo who is also the Minister of State in-Charge of Public Procurement, told …

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