A former Deputy Minister of Trade, Mr Ibrahim Mutala Mohammed, has stated that the allocation of GH¢400 million per year by the government towards the implementation of the Free Senior High School (SHS) programme is woefully inadequate to sustain the programme.
He said contrary to the Ghana Education Service’s (GES’s) projection of over GH¢505,200,000 needed to feed SHS students in a year, the government’s current budgetary allocation for the programme would undermine its success.
Article 17(2) of Ghana’s 1992 Constitution prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, ethnic origin, religion, social or economic status, among others.
In making this provision, the framers of the Constitution were probably conscious of the heterogeneous nature of the Ghanaian society and the need to exploit the diverse backgrounds of the people for national development.
Parliament has approved an $88 million facility agreement between the government and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC) to finance the supply of electrical materials and equipment to five selected regions in the country.
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has responded to criticisms by former President Rawlings that he demeaned Dr Kwame Nkrumah's legacy in his time as president.
In a very harsh tone, Mr Kufuor's spokesperson, Frank Agyekum, described Mr Rawlings' criticism as baseless.
Former President Kufuor has described as baseless criticisms from his predecessor, Jerry John Rawlings, that he demeaned the legacy of Ghana’s first President, Dr Nkrumah, during his tenure.
The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye, has debunked reports that he has expressed support for the declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Prof. Oquaye explained that what he had always stated was that “the Israeli and Palestinian issue is purely a case between two brothers and, therefore, an internal issue and their own mutual decision will be accepted by all.”
The Minority in Parliament has criticised the government's purported decision to pay off the Second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), Dr Johnson Asiama.
It said the intended removal of Dr Asiama, coming on the heels of the forcible resignation of the immediate past Governor, Dr Nashiru Issahaku, would undermine the independence of the BoG and send wrong signals to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the international business community.
The Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga Central, Mr Isaac Adongo, has accused the government of making its US$1 million per constituency project under the Presidential Special Initiatives (PSIs) a conduit to siphon public funds into needless ventures.
Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga Central, Isaac Adongo, has accused the Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr Ernest Addison, of massaging data on the economy to conceal the true state of affairs.
The office of former President Jerry Rawlings has denied media reports that certain personalities including ex-President John Mahama are banned from participating in events marking the 36th anniversary of the 31st December Revolution.