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GHANA: RTI Coalition Urges Permanent Missions In Geneva To Push Ghana To Pass RTI Law

  The Right to Information Coalition (RTI Coalition) Ghana has urged diplomats at the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UN-UPR) Pre-session in Geneva, Switzerland, to make recommendations to Ghana to pass the RTI Bill when Ghana appears before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) next month for the 3rdreview ...

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World: World’s MPs Unite To Promote Peaceful Dialogue

Cultural pluralism and its contribution to peaceful societies and sustainable development is the focus of over 2,000 delegates, including over 800 MPs and 86 Speakers of Parliament, gathering in St. Petersburg for the 137th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, on 14-18 October, 2017. As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, new ...

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Ghana:Review The PRMA To Cover Other Sectors of The Economy

The Executive Director of the Centre for Extractives and Development Africa (CEDA), Emmanuel Kuyole, has strongly advocated for the reviewing of the existing Petroleum Revenue Management Act, 2011, Act 815, as amended by Act, 2015, Act 893, to cover other sectors of the economy. He pointed out that petroleum revenue ...

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Ghana: I will be proactive in ensuring accountability and transparency -Minister for Parliamentary Affairs

The Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Hon Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu, has indicated his resolve to be proactive in ensuring transparency and accountability in the running of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs (MOPA). Speaking at the inauguration of the Entity Tender Committee and the Audit Committee of the ministry, Hon Osei Kyei-Mensah ...

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Ghana: GIC Project Key To Planting For Food And Jobs Programme

The Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, William A. Quaittoo has stated that the Green Innovation Centre (GIC) project for the food and agriculture sector is consistent with the Planting for Food and Jobs programme, a priority of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture. Speaking at a three-day workshop for ...

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Ghana: “Tackle Human Trafficking At Source,” Samira Bawumia Tells Global Activists

The wife of Ghana’s Vice-President, H.E. Hajia Samira Bawumia, has called on activists across the world who are fighting to end human trafficking to put emphasis on the sources of human trafficking, rather than the destination of trafficked persons. Addressing participants drawn from civil society, law enforcement, and government agencies ...

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Ghana: The Polio Infection Threat; How The Health Committee of Parliament Can Fix This Once and For All

Story by: Ernest Armah It has been widely reported in the media the likelihood of newborn babies or to borrow our oft-quoted clique “our future leaders” getting infected by polio as a result of government indebtedness to UNICEF. Indeed at stake is a manifestation of a real threat to the ...

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Ghana: EC Chair And Two Deputies Must Resign

Penplusbyte, a not-for-profit organization driving change through innovations, has called for the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission and her two deputies to resign. According to the group, the current in-fighting amongst the EC commissioners does not bode well for Ghana’s democracy and will dent confidence in their ability to hold credible ...

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Ghana: Cabinet approves Fiscal Responsibility Law to cap fiscal deficit to 3-5% of GDP

Days after the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, hinted of Government’s desire to place a cap on Ghana’s fiscal deficit as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Cabinet has given its approval for the submission of the appropriate legislation to Parliament to amend the relevant law. The proposed amendment ...

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