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28/06/2017 10:10 PM
23 MPs are without offices
Accra, June 28, GNA - Twenty-three Members of Parliament in the current parliament do not have offices for themselves and their auxiliary staff. The situation has prompted Mr Rockson-Nelson Etse Kwame Dafeamekpor, MP for South Dayi to file a question that asked the 'Majority Leader and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs when offices shall be pro ...

28/06/2017 10:10 PM
President committed to reduce economic hardship
Gomoa Ekwamkrom, (C\R), June 28, GNA - Mr Ekow Ewusie, a leading Member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has exhorted the grassroot supporters of the Party that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is committed to implement policies and programmes to reduce economic hardship. He said the President would never turn his back to the masses in the ...

28/06/2017 09:40 PM
NLA, MPs 'bribery' scandal: We are opposed to pipers calling tunes- Parliament
Acting Director of Public Affairs at Parliament Kate Addo says the legislature is keen on preventing interest groups from sponsoring and facilitating bills in Parliament. For Parliament to remain independent, the principle of he who pays the piper calls the tune cannot be allowed to fester, Addo posited. She was responding to accusations that ...

28/06/2017 04:07 PM
President Akufo-Addo urges Zambian politicians to eschew partisanship
Accra, June 28, GNA - President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has advised political actors in Zambia to quash their individual and partisan interest for the common good and development of the country. 'As political actors, whether in government or in opposition, we should prove to the world that we respect the rule of law and are willing and able ...

28/06/2017 04:07 PM
Kaunda urges President Akufo-Addo to keep Africa's torch shining
Accra, June 28, GNA - Former Zambian leader, Dr Kenneth Kaunda has pressed President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to keep Africa's lights shining, so as to bring the needed development and improvement in the lives of the people of the continent. 'Your contribution as President can make a huge difference not only for Ghana, but for Africa and the ...

28/06/2017 04:07 PM
Jomoro Assembly urged to endorse President's nominee
Mpataba (W/R), June 28, GNA - Mrs Eunice Buah Asumahinneh, a Member of the Council of State, has appealed to the Jomoro Assembly Members to bury their differences and endorse the President's nominee for District Chief Executive (DCE) to pave way for development. She reminded the members that the absence of a DCE had the potential to cripple the ...

28/06/2017 03:10 PM
2nd bribery scandal needs bigger, wider investigations - CDD pushes
Parliament has been urged to investigate a fresh bribery scandal in which MPs accepted monies to deliberate on the Lottery Bill before it was passed into law in 2016. Governance and Legal Policy Officer of the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), Kojo Pumpuni Asante, told Joy FM Wednesday, the scandal justifies earlier calls for defini ...

28/06/2017 01:40 PM
Zambia's development must rule supreme over partisanship – Akufo-Addo tells politicians
President Nana Akufo-Addo has urged all political actors in Zambia to submerge their individual and partisan preferences for the common good in the development of the country. He said developments in Zambia, and the political tension that characterised the last election, where the margin of victory for the winner was some 100,000 votes, have lef ...

28/06/2017 01:30 PM
NR: Chaos Looms Over Akufo-Addo’s DCEs – Bugri Naabu
The Northern regional chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Daniel Bugri Naabu, has warned of possible chaos over some of the new nominations for District Chief Executives (DCEs) in the Northern region. The President on Friday nominated new DCEs for Gushegu, West Mamprusi and Bunkprugu districts but since the announcement, ...

28/06/2017 10:10 AM
Special Prosecution legislation must deter corrupt practices
Accra, June 27, GNA - Mr Peter Birkett, a Senior Criminal Silks and Queen's Counsel in the United Kingdom, says the law for the Office of the Special Prosecution should serve as a blue-print for prosecuting corruption cases in the country. Therefore, he said, the selection of a Special Prosecutor should not be based on political grounds or consi ...

28/06/2017 08:56 AM
Fulfil promises Made To Voters - CDD To Politicians
The Senior Programme Officer at the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD), Nana Kwame Abrampah, has called on politicians to honour the promises they have made to voters to help build trust and confidence in them. He said politicians make numerous promises during campaigns to win votes and tend not to fulfil them. He said this in an ...

28/06/2017 07:40 AM
Special Prosecutor will end witch hunting allegations – Akufo-Addo
President Nana Akufo-Addo says his government is determined to establish the Office of the Special Prosecutor because it will significantly boost government rsquo;s capacity to fight corruption. He said the proposed anti-graft institution will be independent and will not discriminate in the prosecution of persons involved in corrupt practices. ...