Minority: ‘Tweaa! President has run away’ The announcement by the Majority Leader in Parliament yesterday that the President’s State of the Nation Address, which was to take place tomorrow, has been put on hold till Tuesday, February 25, was greeted with a thunderous ‘Tweeaaaa’ by the Minority members, saying “President has run away.”
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Minority- Cedi Runs Like Usain Bolt The Minority New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Parliament has asked the National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration to present a new budget for the 2014 fiscal year because of the huge dislocation in the economy engendered by the depreciating cedi.
MP Says Parliament Can’t Overturn Merchant Bank Sale Member of Parliament (MP) for Ho, Ben Kpodo has dismissed suggestions that Parliament can overturn the sale of Merchant Bank to Fortiz Private Equity Fund as the House is expected to convene an emergency sitting on Monday over the GHC 90 million deal. Over 80 MPs, led by the Deputy Minority Leader, […]
The Sixth Parliament So Far The Sixth Parliament of the Fourth Republic was inaugurated on January 7, 2013, after a hectic general election in December 2012 which was won by the National Democratic Congress (NDC). Composition The new Parliament, with its seats increased from 230 to 275, had representation in the various political parties at its first sitting as follows: […]
Opposition MP Wants 2014 Budget Withdrawn Kwabre East Legislator, Kofi Frimpong is demanding the 2014 budget and fiscal policy document be withdrawn from Parliament immediately. He argues the document is fraught with unpardonable errors which were totally avoidable.
MPs Weren’t Bribed with “Cheap ZTE Phones” The Deputy ranking member on the Trade and Industry Committee of Parliament says Member of Parliament (MPs) are willing to return phones distributed to them by Chinese company, ZTE. This follows reports that the company used the phones to bribe the MPs.
Minority to Gov’t: Stop Fraudulent Sale of Merchant Bank. The Minority in Parliament has attacked the sale of Merchant Bank Ghana Limited to Fortiz, calling it a “scam”. Challenging both President John Mahama and the Bank of Ghana to “stop this fraudulent sale”, the Minority said “we want to state emphatically that due diligence has not been done” with respect […]
Minority walks out of Parliament over 2.5 % VAT increment The Minority in Parliament has walked out of Parliament over a VAT amendment debate. The caucus was furious over a 2.5 % increment in the Value Added Tax (VAT). VAT is currently 12.5% with a national health insurance levy component of 2.5% summing up to 15%.
Speaker stops Defence Minister from taking control of proceedings An attempt by the Minister of Defence, Mr Mark Woyongo, to order Members of Parliament (MPs) to observe a minute’s silence in honour of soldiers who had died in defence of humanity was foiled when the Speaker of Parliament reminded him that he had no such power in the House to […]
Minority Leader- Ghana Needs Only 20 Ministries. Minority leader in Parliament Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu has backed calls for a drastic cut in the size of the executive arm of government. This follows statements made by economics professor George Ayittey, urging president Mahama to cut down the size of his ministers into half to enable him effectively fight corruption within […]
Election 2016- Kwaku Bonsam For Parliament. The renowned fetish priest, Nana Kwaku Bonsam, has told The Chronicle in an exclusive interview in Sunyani that he would be vying for the Offinso North Constituency parliamentary seat in the 2016 parliamentary election, as an independent candidate. According to him, he decided to contest and enter parliament after realising that politicians had taken […]