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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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Ghana: Minority Leader Sympathizes With Constituents

The Minority Leader and Member of Parliament for Tamale South, Hon Haruna Iddrisu, has expressed his sincerest condolences to the bereaved families of the flood in the Tamale metropolis early this morning. A heavy down pour, which started at about 9:00am within the Tamale Metropolis, flooded most parts of the ...

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Ghana: Cabinet Approves Establishment of Electricity Market Oversight Panel

Ghana’s electricity sub-sector will soon have an oversight body regulating its activities, as envisaged in a Legislative Instrument passed by Parliament in 2008. At a Cabinet meeting on Thursday July 21, 2017, the Minister of Energy was tasked to constitute the Panel and see to its inauguration, to enable the ...

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Ghana: Government spends GH 5.24 million on Ghana@60 celebrations

  The Ministry of Finance has disclosed that the nation had so far spent an amount  of GH 5.24 million cedis on the Ghana at 60 independence day celebrations. The amount according to him is made of GH 3.1 million from Government sources and GH  2.16 from the Districts Assemblies ...

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Ghana’s Vice President allays fear of China Colonializing Africa

The Vice President of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has discounted fears or assertions that China’s aggressive investment in Africa is a new strategy to colonialize Africa. Supporting his comments with a report by Mckinsey, the Vice President pointed out that, “Findings are contrary to the view out there that China’s ...

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Members of Parliament to undergo firefighting drill

In the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire outbrake in the United Kingdom, the Member of Parliament for Akan Constituency, Hon Abdul Aziz Muniru, has appealed to the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon Aaron Mike Ocquaye, to order members of parliament to undergo orientation of firefighting. “Mr. Speaker I crave ...

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Parliament must join Fight against Galamsey – Crystal Ball Series

As the fight against illegal mining activities (galamsey) and its effects of the country intensifies, Parliament-the representation of the people must not stand aloof but seen to be playing active roles to fight the menace. This was the thoughts of Dr. Franklin Oduro, of the Center for Democratic Governance (CDD), ...

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