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Ghana: RTI Coalition Calls For Action On The Passage Of The RTI Bill

 The Coalition on the Right to Information (RTI Coalition) has welcomed with cautious optimism, the declaration by H.E President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, of his government’s resolve to collaborate with Parliament to speed up the passage of the Right to Information Bill, The RTI Coalition despite this assurance, notes with disquiet ...

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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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Uganda: Constitutional Amendment Bill undergoes first reading despite stiff opposition

Kampala — Some Members of Parliament (MPs) havevowed to rally their colleagues  to shoot down the proposed Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2017. According to the MPs the bill when passed will lead to more land grabbing and evictions in the country instead of helping government acquire land for development. The MPs ...

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Ghana: Major Mahama’s endowment fund bill heads to cabinet – Minister

The Minister of Defence, Dominic Nitiwul has disclosed that the draft endowment fund bill in honour of the late Major Maxwell Adam is ready to be presented to cabinet for final approval.  The president announced the establishment of the fund and others when he visited the family last month, which ...

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Somalia: MPs urged to pass laws to strengthen rule of law and promote democracy

MOGADISHU, July 9 (Xinhua) — The UN top envoy in Somalia on Sunday called on lawmakers to meet numerous expectations of the Somalis by passing key legislations to strengthen the rule of law and promote democracy. The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Michael Keating, who welcomed ...

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Tanzania’s president signs new mining bills into law

Tanzanian President John Magufuli said on Monday he has signed into law new mining bills which require the government to own at least a 16 percent stake in mining projects. The laws, which also increase royalties tax on gold and other minerals, were passed by parliament last week despite opposition ...

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Egypt passes 217 laws in eight months

Egypt has passed 217 draft laws since October last year, the highest number since 1886, according to Daily News Egypt. Speaker of Parliament Ali Abdul Aal made the announcement following the end of the second legislative term last week. Egypt has passed a number of controversial laws in the past term, ...

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Ghana: Enforce law on seat belts – MPs advocate

Members of Parliament (MPs) have urged the police to enforce the law on the wearing of seat belts to ensure the safety of motorists. This according to them would held prevents  deaths and severe injuries in road crashes in the country. The MPs made this known during a contribution to ...

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Ghana: Bill on volunteerism to be presented to Parliament

The Ministry of Youth & Sports is in the process of drafting a Bill on volunteering that would soon be presented to Parliament for consideration and approval. The daft Bill, Kasapafmonline.com understands, is currently at the office of the Minister for Justice and Attorney-General for her input following which it ...

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