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Auditor-General’s reports must come to Parliament before being made public – Majority Leader

Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu

Majority Leader and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu has called on the Auditor-General to make its reports available to Parliament to allow legislators to effectively peruse such documents. He said the Auditor-General is a tool for Parliament in exercising its oversight responsibilities and urged the outfit to make its findings and reports available to Parliament, before making them ...

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2020 Budget: Gov’t plans 600-bed hostel for homeless kayayei

Government has revealed plans to provide accommodation for head porters or ‘kayayei’ in various parts of Accra. Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, said in the 2020 budget statement in Parliament on Wednesday that the construction of the hostel will begin in December 2019 at Agbogbloshie, a suburb of Accra. “Mr Speaker I am happy to announce that preparations are now complete ...

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‘Vote ‘Yes’ on December 17th to choose your own MMDCEs’ – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has asked the Ghanaian electorate to turn out in their numbers on December 17  to vote ‘Yes’ in the Referendum to repeal Article 55(3) of the 1992 Constitution and obtain the power to elect directly their own Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs). Speaking at the 30th anniversary celebration of the Akatsi District Assembly, ...

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‘Yes’ vote in referendum will deepen Ghana’s democracy

Ghana’s democracy will be deepened at both the local and central government levels if Ghanaians vote “Yes” in the December 17, 2019 on the election of metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives (MMDCEs). A former lecturer at the Methodist University College, Dr Bonsu Osei-Owusu, who stated this in an interview with the Daily Graphic, said the election of the MMDCEs ...

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Rawlings bemoans rising indiscipline

Former President Jerry John Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has expressed concern over what he described as a breakdown of the social sense of responsibility among the citizenry, leading to a rise in indiscipline and lawlessness in the country.   He said unlike in the past where laws were strictly enforced to compel people to be responsible for their own actions, robust structures to ...

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Ghana needs a leader with a flawless vision -Prof Aheto

Prof. John Bright Kobla Aheto

The lead speaker at the third June 4 revolutionary lecture, Professor John Bright Kobla Aheto, says for Ghana to achieve good public governance, it needs a dynamic and broad-minded leader who is an upright steward and possesses a flawless vision to pioneer the country’s transformation. He described the current political dispensation as a big joke and said the New Patriotic ...

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Deal with poverty, illiteracy to end violence — Justice Duose

Mr Justice Isaac Duose

A retired judge of the Appeals Court, Mr Justice Isaac Duose, has called on the government to deal with issues of poverty and illiteracy to end political violence in the country. According to him, political violence, which remains a dominant feature in Ghana’s politics, needs to be tackled holistically by focusing on these two major factors for which people particularly ...

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Let’s not allow religious extremism to destroy our peace — Dr Abu Sakara

Dr. Abu Sakara

Dr Abu Sakara Forster, a former presidential candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), has called on the youth to stay united in spite of our religious and sectorial differences. He said Ghana was fortunate to be enjoying peace and stability today and we could not afford to destroy it. Dr Abu Sakara said we needed to be conscious of ...

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Ghana to wallow in poverty if governance system is not changed— Carl Wilson

Mr Carl Wilson

A Former Chairman of the Confiscated Vehicle Committee (CVC) under the late President J.E.A. Mills government, Mr Carl Wilson, has said that Ghana will continue to wallow in poverty and underdevelopment if its current system of governance, where presidents are elected on partisan lines is not changed. It is his belief that Ghana’s prosperity lies in electing an independent person ...

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Amend Political Parties Act to tackle vigilantism – Kamal-Deen

Kamal-Deen Abdulai

A Deputy Director of Communications for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kamel Deen Abdulai has suggested an amendment to the political parties act to address vigilantism. He told Citi News the amendment would enable the Electoral Commission to disqualify any political party that fails to disband its vigilante groups. Section three of the ACT says: “A political party may, subject to the ...

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