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The CSO Platform on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has expressed the readiness of the Private Sector and Civil Society Organizations to partner with government on the implementation of the SDGs. As part of efforts to encourage a multi-stakeholder partnership on the SDGs, Government of Ghana has made civil society an ...

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Asantehene to award Hon Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu

Hon Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and the Majority Leader in Ghana’s Parliament, is to be awarded on Sunday, November 26, 2017, by His Royal Majesty, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene of the Asante Kingdom. Hon Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu is being recognised and honoured for 20 years of meritorious ...

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Ghana: CSO Coalition on Office of the Special Prosecutor Commends Parliament for Speedy Passage of the Bill but….

The Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has congratulated both the Majority and the Minority Members of Parliament for the speedy passage of the Special Prosecutor Bill, describing it as a boldstep. The new Act, when implemented, will provide an impetus to ...

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Introduction One of the daunting challenges facing the development of parliamentary democracy in Ghana is the incessant pressure that is put on members of parliament by their elected representatives to provide the much-needed public goods and services in their constituencies. Members of parliament (MPS) are considered to be the ones ...

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Ghana: PN Africa and PEF sign a Cooperation Agreement

Parliamentary News Africa (PN Africa), a civil society parliamentary monitoring organisation, and the Private Enterprise Federation (PEF), a non-profit and non-political autonomous association of private sector organisations, have signed a Cooperation Agreement to work together to inform, educate and influence the law making process of parliament. This agreement will see ...

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Ghana: Make Appointment of Special Prosecutor Competitive -CSO Coalition

The Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) bill has called for an open and competitive process in the appointment of the Special Prosecutor and the Deputy. As Members of Parliament continue to debate and propose amendments to the Bill, the CSO Coalition ...

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Ghana: MoPA to advocate for review of majority ministers coming from parliament

The Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Hon Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, has indicated his ministry’s readiness to work to curb the Constitutional Provision enjoining the president to take two-thirds of Ministers from Parliament. Article 78 Clause 1 stipulates that “Ministers of State shall be appointed by the President with prior approval of Parliament ...

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GHANA: Beyond Naming and Shaming, Who Cracks the whip?

Ghanaians have not been taking it easy with the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Parliament . It is widely believed that although the PAC has the right to exact sanctions on culprits in the cause of its oversight duties it has just been failing to do so. The aim ...

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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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