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Parliament: Sitting adjourned to Jan 18, E-levy still not approved

Ghana’s Parliament stands adjourned till January 18, 2022. This followed unsuccessful attempt to approve the controversial Electronic Transaction Levy of 1.75% on Monday December 20, 2021. Following Monday’s scuffle over the E-Levy bill which was expected to be considered by the...

Minority’s ‘consensus-building smokescreen’– Amidu

The Minority Caucus in parliament, in the view of ex-special prosecutor Martin Amidu, “has now specialised in Orwellian doublespeak deceptions” and “shamelessly compromised” itself and “sold out on the rejected 2022 budget”. In his latest article on the budget stalemate...

Use dialogue to resolve issues surrounding approval of 2022 Budget – Peace Council

The National Peace Council (NPC) has urged both the Majority and Minority in Parliament to resort to dialogue and consensus building to resolve the impasse surrounding the approval of the 2022 Budget. The call followed a meeting it had with...

Journalist heads to Supreme Court over 2022 budget approval

Private Citizen and Journalist Richard Dela Sky has invoked the interpretative and enforcement jurisdiction of the nation’s apex Court over what he described as “divisive matter of the purported rejection on November 26, 2021 and the purported subsequent approval...

Majority’s number manipulation in parliament dangerous for democracy – Inusah

A former Member of Parliament for the Tamale Central Constituency in the Northern Region has stressed the need for parliament to live above the manipulation of numbers on the floor. According to Mr. Inusah Fuseini, “Ghana’s democracy stands to suffer...

Arrogance of power and impunity caused 2022 budget rejection – Martin Amidu

Former Special Prosecutor and private citizen Martin Amidu said the 2022 budget and economic policy was rejected due to government’s demonstration of “arrogance of power and impunity”. In his latest statement, the former SP described the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta...

Your actions not helping Parliamentary work – Lawyer to Majority leader

An Accra-based constitutional lawyer has chided the Majority leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu for some of his belligerent actions on the floor and outside of the floor of Parliament. According to the constitutional lawyer, the Majority leader since the beginning of the...

Justice 4 Ghana lauds Parliament for rejecting 2022 budget

A political pressure group, Justice 4 Ghana has lauded Ghana’s Parliament for rejecting the 2022 Budget and Economic Policy. For the group, the budget as presented by the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta on Wednesday November 17, 2021 was nothing short...

We’ll not approve 2022 budget if… – Minority Leader

The Minority group in Ghana's Parliament led by Haruna Iddrisu have reiterated their position not to approve the 2022 budget and economic policy if their demands are not met. In a short video at the Parliament at the time of...

“Reject the budget” protestors stopped from entering Parliament

FixTheCountry protestors, who are calling on Parliament to reject the 2022 budget statement were stopped from entering the premises of Parliament to present their petition. The protestors had massed up at the Tema Station near the Hockey Pitch in Accra...
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LGBTQ+ community is not funding National Cathedral project – Rev. Kusi Boateng

The secretary to the board of trustees of the National Cathedral Secretariat Rev. Kusi Boateng, has denied rumours that...