Post budget workshop for selected MPs unacceptable  – Haruna

Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrissu, wants Parliament to stop the practice of organizing a post budget workshop for only selected Members and leaders of Parliament. According to him, this practice which has occurred over the years in the House does not allow for quality and in-depth debate on issues raised in the budget. The Chairpersons and […]

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Dagbon Youth group to march for peace in Yendi

Some concerned youth from both sides of the chieftaincy divide in Dagbon, are set to embark on a peace march dubbed, “Diwumti” in Yendi on Monday, November 20, 2017. The upcoming event seeks to protest further delays in the implementation of the final phase of the road-map to peace in Dagbon by the three eminent […]

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Sanitation Brigade not ‘jobs for the boys’ – Kofi Adda

File photo: Residents cleaning drains at Koforidua. Water Resources and Sanitation Minister, Joseph Kofi Adda says the Sanitation Brigade being created by the government will not be dominated by loyalists of the governing party – the New Patriotic Party (NPP). President Akufo-Addo on Monday launched the National Sanitation Campaign in Accra where he also announced the formation […]

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Gunshots fired in tensions over capital for new Yunyoo district

The Northern Regional Security Council (REGSEC), has beefed up security in the troubled Yunyoo enclave of the Bunkprugu/Yunyoo district. This followed sporadic gunshots there over the siting of the capital for the yet to be created Yunyoo District. Whilst some residents are advocating that Yunyoo should be the district capital, others are proposing Namong, the […]

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‘NPP has boys and girls, not men and women’ – Spio-Garbrah jabs

Former Minister of Trade and Industry, Ekow Spio-Garbrah, has questioned the capabilities of the current government’s appointees to run their various offices. Commenting on the 2018 budget presented to Parliament on Wednesday, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer hopeful said although the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has access to more public funds than all his […]

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Taking loans to build toilets ’embarrassing’ – Inusah fumes

The Government’s decision to borrow money, some of which will be used to build toilet facilities nationwide, has left the Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, upset and baffled. He believes Ghana is at a stage where it ought not to seek money from outside to provide something as basic as toilet facilities, saying […]

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ACEPA trains CSOs in Northern Ghana on parliamentary engagement

A number of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) operating in the three regions of the north, have undergone a two-day intensive capacity building workshop in Tamale, spearheaded by the African Centre for Parliamentary Affairs (ACEPA). These include the Centre for Active Leaning and Development (CALID), Songtaba, Urbanet, NORSAAC, Grameen-Ghana, Partnership for Rural Development (PRUDA), TradeAID, NORPRA […]

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Creation of new districts: NDC MP cautions against gerrymandering

National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP for Amasaman Emmanuel Nii Okai is cautioning against gerrymandering as government today laid before Parliament legislative instruments to create 38 new districts. Gerrymandering is the division of a geographic area into voting districts in a way that gives one party an unfair advantage in elections. Nii Okai is warning it […]

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Ablakwa, others appalled over Napo’s ‘attack’ on predecessor

The Education Minister Mathew Opoku Prempeh is under fire for daring to call his predecessor incompetent and an embarrassment. Two ex-Education Ministers, all within the erstwhile John Mills/John Mahama led National Democratic Congress government have rallied behind Prof Jane Naana Opoku Agyeman, and have, in unison, condemned Mr Prempeh for his utterances. Betty Mould Iddrisu […]

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Don’t hurt Mugabe’s legacy, dignity – Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings says Africa’s longest-serving leader is one of the few to have served with pride as an African, more than many leaders the continent has produced. The Zimbabwean leader since Tuesday, has been confined to his home in Harare, after the army took over power, ending the 37-year-rule of the former British colony. […]

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