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The Appointments Committee of Parliament will today hold a public sitting to vet the Deputy Minister of Agriculture designate, Kennedy Osei Nyarko. Mr. Nyarko who is the Member of Parliament for Akim Swedru, replaces Mr. William Quaitoo who resigned for what many have described as ethnocentric comments about people from the three ...

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Ghana: Ablakwa express worries over inhumane treatment to Ghanaian visa applicants

Ranking Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has urged Parliament to intervene and help end the inhumane treatment meted out to Ghanaian visa applicants by the various embassies in the country. According to him issues bothering on huge non-refundable sums for the visa ...

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Gov’t presents Major Mahama Trust Fund Bill to Parliament

The government has initiated the process to establish a Trust Fund to cater for the welfare of the family of slain soldier, Major Maxwell Adams Maham. The soldier was murdered in May after residents of Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region, allegedly mistook him for an armed robber. The Major ...

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GHANA: We failed to do further consultations before demolishing Old Parliament House – CHRAJ

The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has conceded that it failed to do further consultations before the actual demolition of Ghana’s old Parliament building at the High Streets in Accra. According to a Deputy Commissioner of CHRAJ, Mr. Richard Quayson, although approval for the demolition was given ...

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Kenyan opposition boycotts new parliament

Opposition MPs in Kenya have boycotted the opening of the new parliament to protest against President Uhuru Kenyatta’s decision to address it after a court annulled his election win. They say that parliament should not have been convened until after the election re-run slated for 17 October. The MPs instead ...

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Ghana: Parliament holds stakeholder meeting on Special Prosecutor Bill

A two day stakeholders conference to solicit and discuss views and perspectives of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on the creation of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill 2017 which is currently before Parliament has opened in Accra. The conference which is being hosted by the Committee on Constitutional, Legal ...

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Ghana: Afenyo-Markin sworn in as chairs Ghana Water Board

The newly sworn in Board Chairman of the Ghana Water Company Limited and honorable Member of Parliament for the Effutu constituency in the Central region, Alexander Kwamena Afenyo-Markin has assured of the board’s commitment to help resolve challenges facing the smooth operations of the company. According to him it is ...

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Tanzania: Parliament ratifies agreement with Tanzania to construct $3.5 billion oil pipeline

Dodoma — Tanzania Parliament has ratified the treaty concerning the crude oil pipeline between Tanzania and Uganda ahead of the construction expected to start early 2018. The National Assembly passed the agreement on Monday afternoon, September 11, 2017, after comments from the energy and minerals committee, opposition and a short ...

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