Archive for Politics

  • July 23, 2021

    Our party...

    Some party Executives of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Abura Asebu Kwamankese District of the Central Regional are warning they would not take it kindly if the party’s chairman for the constituency is not given the District Chief Executive (DCE) position just because they have tagged him an...

  • July 23, 2021

    Parliament’s role...

    Chairman of Parliament’s Privileges Committee, Joseph Osei Owusu says the Parliament has an important role to play in the probe into Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong’s threats to beat Luv FM Journalist Erastus Asare Donkor. Mr Osei Owusu says the House has a significant role to play in the outcome...

  • July 23, 2021

    Kissi Agyebeng...

    Special Prosecutor-nominee Kissi Agyebeng has received unanimous approval from the Appointments Committee of Parliament following his almost 5-hour vetting today. “We [will] put our recommendation [forward] for the House to determine whether to approve or disapprove of our recommendation. As to how other people view his [Kissi Agyebeng’s] answers, I’d...

  • July 22, 2021

    Ofori-Atta’s response...

    The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, is appalled by the Finance Minister’s response to questions posed to him in Parliament on the cost of President Nana Akufo-Addo’s foreign trips. Answering questions on the floor of Parliament from the North Tongu MP, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta, said the Minister...

  • July 22, 2021

    Akufo-Addo trips:...

    Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has said President Nana Akufo-Addo’s trips are a matter of national security and, thus, any questions regarding the cost of such trips should be directed at the Ministry of National Security. “Mr Speaker, the president’s domestic and international travels are matters of National Security”, Mr Ofori-Atta...

  • July 22, 2021

    Sinohydro road...

    Ranking Member on the Roads and Transport Committee in parliament, Governs Kwame Agbodza, says the government has failed in the execution of road projects under the Sinohydro agreement. According to him, the government has not been able to meet completion timelines of road networks under the deal. Mr. Agbodza, also the Member...

  • July 22, 2021

    Special Prosecutor...

    Parliament’s Appointments Committee will, today, Thursday, vet Kissi Agyebeng for the position of Special Prosecutor. The vetting process chaired by Chairman Joseph Osei Owusu is scheduled for 10 am at Parliament’s Committee rooms 1&2 on the administration block. According to JoyNews’ Parliamentary correspondent, Joseph Opoku Gakpo, the Committee’s agenda is...

  • July 21, 2021

    Finance Minister...

    The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, is expected to brief Parliament on the cost of President Akufo-Addo’s recent trips to Europe and South Africa later today, Wednesday, July 21, 2021. This comes after the North Tongu MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, filed two urgent questions on the use of a private jet...

  • July 19, 2021

    Finance Minister...

    The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, is expected to brief Parliament on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, about the cost of President Akufo-Addo’s recent trips to Europe and South Africa. This was disclosed by the Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Okudzeto Ablakwa, who filed two urgent questions on the use of...

  • July 19, 2021

    Damango: Jinapor...

    The Member of Parliament for the Damongo Samuel Abu Jinapor has opened an office complex for the member of Parliament with recitations of the Quran by Islamic Clerics from Laribanga Muslim community. The office, made of 40-foot containers according to the MP should be an avenue to enhance his contact...

  • July 18, 2021

    Journo attack:...

    The CEO of Ghana Telecommunications Chamber wants the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong to be dragged to the West African Court following the latter’s threats on Journalist Erastus Asare Donkor. He contended that the pressure shouldn’t be just internally urging all actors and interested parties of...

  • July 17, 2021

    Ken Agyapong...

    Assin Central MP Kennedy Agyapong has taken Tamale North MP Alhassan Suhuyini to the cleaners for dragging him before the Privileges Committee of the legislature in connection with his threats on Kumasi-based Luv FM’s Erastus Asare Donkor. Speaking on his radio station Oman FM, Mr Agyapong descended on his colleague...

  • July 17, 2021

    Ofori-Atta to...

    The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, will account for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s use of a private jet for his recent trips to Europe and South Africa in Parliament on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. This was disclosed by the Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Okudzeto Ablakwa, who filed two...

  • July 16, 2021

    ‘Who is...

    Tamale Central MP Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed has questioned the principle behind his colleague National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa’s comments that government must stop giving legislators car loans after the North Tongu MP has benefitted from the tradition twice already. Mr Ablakwa recently urged his fellow lawmakers, to...

  • July 16, 2021

    Tolon MP...

    Tolon MP Habib Iddrisu has filed a motion urging the Speaker of Parliament, Mr Alban Bagbin, to drag Mr Sammy Gyamfi, the National Communication Officer of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) before the Privileges Committee of the house for alleged contempt. Mr Iddrisu cited order 38 of parliament’s...

  • July 16, 2021

    Kennedy Agyapong...

    The Parliamentary Select Committee on Defence and Interior will today, Friday, July 16, 2021, commence a probe into military brutalities in the Upper West Regional Capital, Wa. Members of the Committee chaired by Assin Central Member of Parliament, Kennedy Agyapong, visited the town on Thursday. They first had a closed-door...

  • July 16, 2021

    Parliament approves...

    Ghana’s parliament has approved two separate car loan agreements for MPs and Council of State members, $28 million and 3.5 million, respectively. Also, a $13.3-million tax holiday was approved in connection with the car loans, was approved.Each MP and Council of State member will receive about $100,000 to buy a...

  • July 16, 2021

    Return the...

    Tamale Central Member of Parliament Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed has told his colleague National Democratic Congress (NDC) lawmaker for North Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa to return the two cars he bought with loan facilities for legislators if he is a principled person. He described the position taken by Ablakwa regarding the $28million car loan...

  • July 16, 2021

    Parliament approves...

    The Parliament of Ghana has approved a thirty one million dollar loan facility for the provision of cars to lawmakers. The deal, which has caused an uproar among the Ghanaian populace was unanimously approved by the house. The House has also approved a tax waiver of 13.3 million dollars for...

  • July 15, 2021

    You can’t...

    The Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin has sent a stern warning to Parliamentarians over how they conduct themselves outside the House, especially on radio and television. His caution comes after Effutu MP Alexander Afenyo-Markin questioned the basis on which Tamale North MP Alhassan Suhuyini recommended that  Assin South MP Kennedy...

  • July 15, 2021

    My only...

    The former Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, has stated that his only regret in life is trusting President Akufo-Addo as someone who genuinely wanted to fight corruption and get Ghana working. In a new article, the anti-corruption campaigner said he allowed himself to be conned by the president in a naive...

  • July 15, 2021

    ‘I hope...

    The Member of Parliament for Tamale North, Alhassan Suhuyini, is asking the Privileges Committee of Parliament to ensure that MP for Assin Central Kennedy Agyapong, does not escape the wrath of the law for threatening the life of a journalist. Suhuyini, a former broadcaster, explained that this is not the...

  • July 15, 2021

    State-funded cars...

    A one-time Member of Parliament and the General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress, NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, says he is personally opposed to the demands by some Members of Parliament for the car loan arrangement facilitated for them by the government to be scrapped and replaced with state-funded...

  • July 14, 2021

    Ablakwa, Boamah...

    The North Tongu MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, and the MP for Okaikwei Central, Patrick Boamah, have moved a private members’ motion urging Parliament to reject the $28 million loan to finance the purchase of cars for legislators. According to the motion sighted by Citi News, they rather want the state...

  • July 14, 2021

    ‘CID can’t...

    The opposition National Democratic Congress, NDC, says it does not trust the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Police to thoroughly investigate the controversial US$ 5million bribery allegation against the Chief Justice, Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah. The party said this based on a number of cases investigated by the department in...

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