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Thu, Oct

Ghana Politics

  1. A Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Vida Akoto Bamfo, has urged the National Media Commission (NMC) to exert pressure on Parliament to pass the Right to Information (RIT) Bill into a law.

    She stressed the importance the right to information had on the democratic governance, and the need for it to be passed into  law,  alongside the Broadcasting Bill.

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  2. The government has appealed to the public, especially senior citizens, to back their allegations of corruption against government officials with evidence to help it follow up on them.

    In the same vein, it has entreated the former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Reverend Professor Emmanuel Martey, to assist the government with proof in his recent claim of corruption in order to help the government deal with the issue appropriately.

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  3. Parliament has defended its authority to consider and pass the Special Prosecutor Bill, 2017 into law, to allow for the creation of the Office of a Special Prosecutor.

    It said contrary to suggestions by a law lecturer, Dr Raymond Atuguba, and other legal brains that the bill fell outside the remit of parliamentary consideration, the 1992 Constitution allowed Parliament to consider the bill.

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  4. The Deputy Chairman of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) in charge of Finance and Administration, Ms Kathy Addy, has called on Ghanaians, especially students to study the Constitution as part of their civic responsibilities.

    “As Ghanaians aspiring to positions in future, it is important for you to be well versed in the country’s Constitution to enable you to live up to expectation,” she stated.

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  5. The contest for the flag bearer position of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the 2020 election will be keen as Mr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah is billed to contest according to the Spio-Gabrah Fan Club (SGFC).

    In a statement, the club said whenever the NDC called on aspirants to contest for the position of flag bearer in readiness for the 2020 Election, Mr Ekwow Spio-Gabrah would be a ready and a willing candidate.

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  6. A deputy Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Rev. Richard Quayson, is proposing the establishment of a strong prosecution unit at the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General’s (AG) office to focus on corruption cases relating to politicians.

    He further proposed that the unit should be independent enough to act on cases without advice from the AG.

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  7. The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisa Djaba says persons who trolled her for taking a selfie during President Akufo-Addo’s maiden address at the United Nations General Assembly were jealous of her "proud moment".

    Madam Djaba and the Deputy Chief of Staff Abu Jinapor who were members of the Ghana delegation at the UN General Assembly were trolled on social media for posing for a selfie last September while Akufo-Addo delivered his address in New York City.

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  8. The former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Reverend Professor Emmanuel Martey, has called on Ghanaians, particularly the clergy to rise up against corruption in the country.

    He said the clergy had remained silent on the issue of corruption and had refused to speak against it for fear of insults.

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  9. The leadership of the People’s National Convention (PNC) has dismissed assertions that the party is dormant.

    The party has, therefore, assured its rank and file and all well-wishers that under the leadership of Dr Edward Nasigre Mahama, the party is continuously committed and working very hard to rebrand.

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  10. The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has drawn a comprehensive plan of action to reclaim political power in the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.

    The plan, which included all internal elections and the biometric re-registration of party members, was adopted at a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting last Thursday. It was chaired by the National Chairman and Leader of the party, Mr Kofi Portuphy, and in attendance were representatives from all the 10 regions.

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  11. The Head pastor of the Calvary Charismatic Centre (CCC) Pastor Ransford Obeng, has called on politicians to always have the interest of the people at heart in all their dealings.

    He said if the politicians think about the plights of the vulnerable in society, they would be more diligent and selfless in their actions.

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  12. Former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Reverend Professor Emmanuel Martey, believes that some officials of the 10-month old New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration, are already showing signs of corruption.

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  13. The Progressive People's Party (PPP) has assured Ghanaians that it will remain resolute in its quest to deepen the democratic credentials of the country.

    In so doing, the party has given an assurance that it will not shy away from any action that will ensure its success.

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  14. Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has dismissed reports suggesting he’s building up a strong campaign to lead the New Patriotic Party into the 2020 general election.

    A release from the office of the Vice President, and signed by the Communications Director, Frank Agyei-Twum, said the purported posters made public and suggesting Dr Bawumia’s interest to lead the governing party is fake.

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  15. Ghana’s Parliament has not yet blossomed into a prestigious institution possessing the promise of presenting its members with appealing career options.

    The result is that Members of Parliament (MPs) strive to catch the eye of the President, instead of the Speaker, for executive appointments as career alternatives.

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  16. The Minister of Health, Mr Kwaku Agyeman Manu, says the quota system introduced this year for admitting students to nursing and midwifery training institutions is to address the issues of equity, quality and capacity in the training institutions.

    He told Parliament yesterday that the Ministry of Health collaborated with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and other stakeholders in arriving at the decision.

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  17. The deputy Chairperson in charge of Corporate Services at the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana, Madam Georgina Opoku Amankwaa, has revealed her intention to seek legal redress against the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) over investigations against her.

    Asante-Krobea Sekyere and Associates, lawyers of Madam Amankwaa, in a letter dated October 3, 2017 stated that they were “giving notice of our intention to go to court against your office to the Attorney-General whom you claim you have submitted your report on the investigation to”.

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  18. The Member of Parliament (MP) for Agona East, Mrs Queenstar Maame Pokuah Sawyerr, has said it is not acceptable for assembly members to be overly interested in their personal benefit while the myriad of problems confronting their constituents are left unattended to.

    She has, therefore, admonished assembly members in the district to have the interest of the people that they represent at heart so that they can work towards addressing them.

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