Last Updated: September 19, 2013, 9:23 pm


I will not push through poorly crafted govt programmes - Majority leader warns
Majority Leader and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Dr. Benjamin Kunbuor has made it clear he will not push through any government business which falls short of proper due diligence.

Minority Leader pushes for reforms to enable parliament hold the president to his promises
Minority leader Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu is pushing for changes to the Standing Orders of parliament to enable the House question the President on the fulfillment of promises he has made to Ghanaians.

Minority accused of consistent absenteeism of in Parliament
Deputy Majority Leader Rashid Pelpuo has said the Minority in Parliament should be blamed, in part, for the recent absenteeism of members in the House.

Parliament will sit on CI creating new constituencies, injunction or not - Cletus Avoka
The Electoral Commission's plans to create 45 new constituencies may suffer yet another blow as an injunction is being sought at the Supreme Court to prevent Parliament from sitting on the CI creating the constituencies.

PAC Chair fires back at Doe Adjaho
The Chairman of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has reacted strongly to comments by the First Deputy Speaker that he did not follow due procedure in ordering the arrest of businessman Alfred Woyome.

TUC vows to resist passage of Right to Information bill without their input
The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has vowed to resist any attempt to pass the Right to Information bill into law in its current form.

Cut the politics and withdraw the CI 73 – former NALAG prez
A former President of the National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana has asked MPs to shelve their partisan interests and reject the Constitutional Instrument tabled before the House by the Electoral Commission on the creation of new constituencies.

Vetting of Amissah-Arthur: PAC to consider petitions from public
The appointment committee of parliament is set to receive petitions, queries and concerns from members of the public as they prepare to subject Vice Presidential nominee, Kwesi Amissah Arthur to vetting.

Vet Vice President-designate in-camera, Osafo Marfo begs
Former Minister of Finance, Yaw Osafo Maafo has expressed displeasure at the decision by the Appointments Committee of Parliament to vet the president's nominee for the position of Vice President in public.

Alarm Blows; $9m NDC loan stinks – MPs
Members of Parliament yesterday sounded alarm bells over a $9million loan being contracted by the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), describing it as a “stinking” credit facility.

Parliament pays tribute to late MP
Parliament on Thursday, paid a tribute to the late Member of Parliament (MP) for Wulensi, Alhaji Saani Iddi, and described him as a man of peace who worked tirelessly to bring peace to his area which was prone to conflicts.

Betty, Duffuor have questions to answer - Minority in Parliament
The Minority in Parliament say a former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mrs. Betty Mould-Iddrisu, and the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr Kwabena Duffuor, have many questions to answer in respect of the payment of 94 million euros to Construction Pioneer (CP).

Minority rejects accusations of huge payments to CP by Kufuor gov’t
The Minority New Patriotic Party (NPP) has dismissed media reports suggesting that huge payments were made to construction firm, Construction Pioneers (CP) during the Kufuor administration.

"JOB 600" to be completed August 2012
Parliamentarians who assume office on January 7, 2013 would operate from the long awaited Job 600 edifice as on-going work on the project is scheduled for completion by the end of August 2012.

Parliament approves loan for SHREP
Parliament has approved a 34.1 million euros loan agreement between Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDco ) and the Societe Generale to finance the Substations Reliability Enhancement Project (SHREP).

Parliament to conclude debate on Nation Address
Parliament is expected to conclude debate on the State of the Nation Address next week, which was earlier presented to the House by President John Atta Mills on February 16, 2012.

PAC members exposed to danger, need security - Asiamah
Members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament need security since they are being exposed to danger due to the nature of their work.

Parliament approves president's nominees
Parliament Thursday approved the nomination of five ministerial and four deputy ministerial nominations by the President.

Technical hitch forces suspension of Parliament
Parliamentary proceedings have been delayed for several hours due to some technical hitches involving the microphones in the main chamber of the house.

$3b Chinese loan agreement back to parliament
A new master facility agreement (MFA) between the government and the China Development Bank (CDB) for $3 billion to finance infrastructure projects under the Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda (GSGDA) has been laid before Parliament.

Two Former Attorney-Generals Appear Before PAC
Two former Attorney-Generals and Ministers of Justice Friday appeared before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament, to testify in respect of the payment of 94 million euros as judgement debt, to Construction Pioneers, a construction company.