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GHANA: Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs to serve as a bridge builder -Hon Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu

The Minister of Parliamentary Affairs (MOPA), Hon Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, has disclosed that the vision of his ministry is to play the role of a bridge builder between Parliament, the Executive and the citizenry. MOPA, as part of its mandate, is to ensure that Parliament has a deeper understanding of government ...

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WORLD: Political crises increase worldwide as human rights violations against opposition MPs rise

  The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has expressed deep concern about the increasing repression and escalation of human rights violations against opposition MPs in Cambodia, Venezuela, Turkey and the Maldives on the closing day of the 137th IPU Assembly in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. The IPU has called for fact-finding missions ...

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RUSHIA: Over 800 MPs worldwide call for the end of intolerance, mistrust and violence

Parliamentarians from 155 countries have committed to pursuing cultural pluralism and peace through interfaith and inter-ethnic dialogue. In a declaration issued at the close of the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union(IPU) Assembly (#IPU137) in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, IPU Member Parliaments have called for transparency, accountability and respect for human rights and ...

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World MPs condemn the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar  

The global parliamentary community has condemned today the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya minority in the Northern Rakhine state of Myanmar. MPs have called upon the Government of Myanmar to end immediately the violence and forced displacement of the Rohingya and the blatant violations of their human rights. In a ...

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Parliamentarians need to step up efforts to hold governments to account

A new report (and Executive Summary) by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has found that parliaments are committed to overseeing their governments but in practice face significant challenges in doing so. Capacity and resource issues are the most cited challenges to parliamentary oversight, while the ...

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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: 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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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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