Parliament extends sitting by one-week

Parliament has decided to extend its sitting by an additional week,Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu has said.Presenting the business statement to the house on [Friday], he said due to additional government business, the house is expected to deal with, they will ... — Read More

Appointments Committee resumes vetting today

Appointments Committee of Parliament will commence public hearing today, in what is expected to be a busy week for the legislature, as they will be racing against time to vet the final batch of President Akufo-Addo’s deputy ministerial nominees.The vetting, which ... — Read More

Budget estimates is deceptive – Minority

The Minority spokesperson on Finance, Ato Forson says government’s allocation of funds to the various Ministries Department Agencies (MDAs) particularly the Office of the President is deceptive and believes there is more to it than meet the eye.According to the Finance ... — Read More

Parliament approves over Ghc2bn in budget estimates for MDAs

Parliament continues to approve budgetary estimations for ministries, departments and agencies to execute government business for the 2017 fiscal year.On Friday, the house approved over Ghc2billion for five Ministries including Employment and Labour Relations(Ghc60,708,078.00),Trade and Industry(Ghc269,135,747.00), Roads and Highways(Ghc871,222,971.00),Defence(Ghc821,772,913.00),Energy(Ghc889,710,134.00).Parliament is expected ... — Read More

Interior Ministry gets Ghc1bn as budget estimates

Parliament has approved a Ghc1billion budget estimate for the Ministry of Interior for the financial year ending 31ST December,2017.Presenting the Committee on Defence and Interior report, Maj.Rtd. Derek Yaw Oduro indicated that budget for the Ministry remains woefully inadequate. He also emphasised ... — Read More

Parliament adjourns sitting over delayed budget estimates

Parliament on Monday had to sit for barely 30 minutes following the delay to consider the budget estimates of the Metropolitan District Assemblies (MDAs) and other government institutions.According to the Majority Chief Whip, Kwasi Ameyaw-Cheremeh, as of last Friday, there were ... — Read More

Enact stringent laws to curb gambling- MP

The Member of Parliament for Assin South, Hon. Rev. John Ntim Fordjour is advocating  stringent laws to streamline the activities of betting companies in the country.According to the MP, the rise in activities of the gambling centres scattered across the country ... — Read More

MP backs passport decentralisation

A Member of Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Mavis Nkansah Boadu, has backed government’s decision to roll-out passport offices across the country to facilitate the acquisition of the travel document by Ghanaians.“I believe this idea is praise worthy. We have had so ... — Read More

Budget silent on jobs- MP

The Member of Parliament for Keta, Richard Quarshigah has stated that the budget statement failed to address unemployment issues given the alarming rate of joblessness in the country.According to him, the budget is “scary and if young people understand the nitty ... — Read More

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