Minority: Energy Sector In A Mess; Full of Unbridled Corruption The Minority New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Parliament has accused the NDC administration of running Ghana’s energy sector into the ground a development, it claims, has endangered key sectors of the Ghanaian economy. At a news conference on Monday, Minority Spokesperson on Energy, K.T. Hammond said: “The energy sector is […]
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Parliament Divided Over ‘Stinking’ GYEEDA Report Some Members of Parliament are divided over whether government must publish the investigative report on the alleged financial malfeasance at GYEEDA. President Mahama who received the report some days ago has promised to firmly implement the recommendations.
Minority Tells President: Do Not Sign GIPC Bill Some opposition Members of Parliament have appealed to President John Mahama not to sign the Ghana Investment promotion Centre (GIPC) Bill into Law. Parliament passed the Bill on Friday, despite strong opposition from Minority MPs opposed to a controversial clause which, critics say, could cripple local Pharmaceutical giants.
Parliament Takes Three Month Break To Allow Renovations Ghana’s Parliament will rise on Friday for a three-month-long break. The vacation will give contractors the avenue to renovate the Chamber Block room to reconfigure the floor of the law-making House. Officials say the planned reconfiguration has become necessary following the recent increase in the number of seats in the House from […]
Communication Service Tax Amendment Bill Passed By Parliament. Parliament on Tuesday passed the controversial Communication Service Tax Amendment Bill; paving way for government to compel the various service providers to raise a total of 45 million Ghana cedis. The alleged amount is an amount owed the state in tax arrears. The bill was introduced into Parliament by the Finance Ministry […]
Parliament Asked To Regulate Land Acquisition. Officials of the Lands Commission in the Northern Region have entreated Parliament to consider enacting a law that will regulate the acquisition of very large tracts of land by just an individual or foreigners. They stressed the need to place a ceiling on the number of plots an individual or a foreigner could acquire […]
‘Dumso’ Hits Parliament. MINORITY MEMBERS of Parliament yesterday greeted intermittent power outages in the chamber of the house while business was in session with a shout of ‘dumso oo’ ‘dumso’ and ‘yema mo dumso’ expecting the Majority members to respond ‘Yaa Mahama’ but instead they also jeered at their Minority colleagues on the opposite side. The intermittent power outages occurred […]
Communications Service Tax Bill Withdrawn From Parliament. Government on Friday withdrew the Communications Service Tax Bill from Parliament to seek further stakeholder consultations before the House considers the amendments sought to the legislation passed in 2008. The Bill sought to extract additional levies on international calls and data transmission, as well as address revenue loss as a result of loopholes […]
Parliamentarians To Get A New ‘Code Of Conduct’. Parliament is to form a seven-member committee to draw up a “code of conduct” for lawmakers. The House took the decision at today’s sitting; days after the Speaker directed that a committee be formed to define acceptable “code of conduct” for MPs. Former Majority Leader, Alban S.K. Bagbin will chair the committee. […]
Gov’t To Earn Over GHC 250m As New Levies Approved. Parliament on Wednesday gave assent to two Bills intended to shore up revenues to bridge this year’s budget deficit and raise funds for national development. The proposals included the National Fiscal Stabilization Levy Bill and the Special Import Levy Bill.
Clerk of Parliament: Do Not Serve MPs Writs Through My Office. The Office of Ghana’s Parliament has asked all parties engaged in litigation cases with Members of the Legislature to avoid using the office of the Clerk to serve writ or other court summons on Members of Parliament. The Office of the Clerk made the announcement at a press conference […]
MPs Concerned About Land Guard Phenomenon. Parliamentarians yesterday called for measures to deal effectively with the phenomenon of land guards. They said the marauding, muscular weapon-wielding men, who are hired to guard landed property, had in the past few years caused enormous losses in terms of lives and property and added that if the security agencies did not act decisively, […]