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EC urged to broaden scope of engagements

The Electoral Commission has been asked to broaden its scope of engagement by bringing on board some critical stakeholders such as religious bodies and civil society groups to join the Inter Party Advisory Committee’s (IPAC) monthly meetings. According to the National Association of the Charismatic and Christian Council (NACCC), allowing …

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Ghana’s GHs198 bn debt stock: Gov’t on a borrowing spree

As at the end of March 2019, Ghana’s total national debt stock stood at GHS198 billion amidst the very weak domestic revenue mobilization and slow pace export growth. The high level and growing government borrowing is a great concern to both the private sector and the international stakeholders. The government, …

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Ghana, Jamaica waive entry visa requirements for citizens

Ghana and Jamaica have both waived entry visa requirements for citizens wanting to travel to and from these two countries, with effect from 1st July, 2019. This was disclosed at a press conference addressed by the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and the Prime Minister of Jamaica, …

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Ghanaians feel unsafe, gov’t must increase security – Analyst

A security analyst, Adam Bona does not believe that the country is safe despite assurances from government. He said the recent kidnapping case that compelled some foreign missions in the country to issue travel alerts proves that there are some security challenges that must be immediately tackled. Speaking to Citi …

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Casely-Hayford advocates creation of regional parliaments

Social Commentator, Sydney Casely Hayford is proposing the creation of regional parliaments as a way of curtailing what many have termed the neglect constituents face from their parliamentarians after election periods. He argues that the country can no longer depend on the existing single parliament considering the increase in population, …

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MPs research assistants to demonstrate over non-payment of salaries

Research assistants in Parliament have served notice of staging a demonstration on Thursday over the non-payment of their salaries. The research assistants said they are forced to hold the demonstration because all other “democratic avenues” to get their salaries paid have proven futile. In a letter addressed to the Speaker …

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Assessment of 275 MPs: Issues of credibility and verifiability

I would like to, first of all, congratulate scholars at the Department of Political Science, University of Ghana, for their efforts, time and resources in the design and implementation of this very important survey. This has indeed ignited some discussions about the performance of Ghanaian parliamentarians in the discharge of …

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