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16-11-2017
GHANAIANS TO SEE HAPPIER TIMES 15 November, 2017

The Minister for Finance, Hon. Ken Ofori Attah, has assured Ghanaians that better days are awaiting them in 2018 as government’s prudent fiscal policies continues to make an upward journey towards the goals it has mapped out in its manifesto. With the theme “Putting Ghana back to work” Hon. Ofori Attah said government has fulfilled its campaign promises to Ghanaians. The finance minister also stated that government intends to carry out other plans as spelt out in the 2018 budget.

16-11-2017
INERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY TO BE OBSERVED

The Minister for Gender and Children’s Affairs, Afisa Otiko Djaba was in Parliament on Thursday, 16th November, 2017, to assure Members of women’s support for men as partners in the promotion of the welfare of society.

16-11-2017
FLIGHTS TO WA TO COMMENCE IN FEBRUARY, 2018 SAYS THE DEPUTY MINISTER FOR AVIATION

The Deputy Minister for Aviation, Hon. Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah has stated that, the Centre for National Culture building has been rehabilitated and remodeled into a Terminal Building, with 2000-meter-long and 45-meter-wide runway has been completed, in effect achieving a hundred percent project completion of the Wa Airport.

16-11-2017
HIGHLIGHTS OF BUDGET STATEMENT FOR 2018

The Minister for Finance, Hon. Ken Ofori Attah on Wednesday, presented the budget statement for 2018to Parliament. The theme for the 2018 budget is “Putting Ghana back to work” Various sectors highlighted in the budget include Agriculture, Education, Health, Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Energy, Infrastructure Sector, Roads and Highway, etc.

08-11-2017
THIRTY SIX THOUSAND TEACHERS TO BE EMPLOYED

The Ministry of Education has received clearance to replace, recruit, re-appoint and re-instate thirty six thousand teachers. This was in answer to a question posed by the Member of Parliament for Akatsi North. Hon. Peter Nortsu-Kotoe. Hon. Nortsu-Kotoe wanted to know when the Ministry will employ the twenty-thousand teaching and non-teaching personnel approved by the Ministry of Finance in 2016 to fill numerous vacancies in first and second cycle institution.

06-11-2017
EDUCATION MINISTER ADMITS FREE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL CHALLENGES

The Minister for Education, Hon. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has admitted that the Free Senior High School programme which was recently introduced has its challenge. These include lack of furniture, class rooms and dormitories for those in first years. He said, that despite all these challenges, it is worth it because parents who could not afford to pay their wards’ school fees can now send their wards to school.

08-11-2017
MINORITY RAISES ISSUES ON ENERGY BOND

The Minority caucus in parliament on Wednesday 8th of November 2017, chastised the NPP government for not winning the confidence of the international community which resulted in the government’s inability to raise 2.4 billion Cedis bond but could raise only 1.5 billion Cedis, being 62%, even after the extension of the closing date of the bond.

03-11-2017
BEWARE OF YOUR UTTERANCES – ABLAKWA ADVISES OSEI NYARKO.

The Member of Parliament for North Tongu Constituency Hon. Okudzeto Ablakwa has cautioned the incoming Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Hon. Kennedy Nyarko Osei to be careful of his utterances when he takes on the mantle as a Deputy Minister for Agriculture citing the predicament of his predecessor

03-11-2017
EDUCATION MINISTER TO PRESENT DETAILS OF FREE SHS PROGRAMME TO PARLIAMENT

 The Minister for Education, Hon. Mattew Opoku Prempeh will on Tuesday the 7th of November, 2017 present the full details of the Free SHS Programme that began in September 2017 to Parliament.  

03-11-2017
GOVERNMENT SECURES $24.5 MILLION CREDIT FACILITY FOR SUGARCANE IN CENTRAL AND WESTERN REGIONS

The Minister for Trade and Industry Hon. Alan Kyeremanteng says the government will use the $24.5 million Indian EXIM credit facility for the cultivation of about 14,100 acres of sugarcane in the Central and Western regions as part of efforts to develop and implement a plantation and Out-Grower Scheme. This was part of Recommendations made by a team of Ghanaian experts tasked to conduct a comprehensive technical audit of the Komenda Sugar factory.

02-11-2017
PAEBO GAS EXPLOSION VICTIMS TO RECEIVE 50GH AS COMPENSATION

The Minister for the Interior, Hon. Ambrose Dery says an amount of One Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH 100,000.00) has been paid to the Ministry of the Interior as compensation to about Two Thousand (2,000) people who survived a gas explosion that occurred at Paebo in the Nsawam  Adoagyiri Municipality two years ago.

29-06-2017
GHANAIANS ASKED TO REFLECT ON REPUBLIC DAY – TERTIARY EDUCATION MUST BE MADE ACCESSIBLE TO QUALIF

Hon. Sophia Karen Akuaku, MP for Domeabra Obom Constituency has asked Ghanaians to re-kindle the spirit of self-determination, selflessness and patriotism that enabled our forbears attain independence and subsequently republican status in 1960. She made the statement in commemoration of Ghana’s 57th anniversary as a Republic which falls on July 1, 2017.

29-06-2017
PARLIAMENT OF GHANA INAUGURATES MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE OF PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDSHIP ASSOCIATIONS

Ghana`s Parliament on Wednesday, 28th June 2017, inaugurated the Management Committee of the Parliamentary Friendship Associations.  The nine Member Management Committee was inaugurated at a ceremony at the Parliament House in Accra. The inauguration was done by the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Joseph Osei Owusu. In his inaugural address, Hon. Joseph Osei Owusu made reference to an imperative need for friendship associations between Parliaments to facilitate collaboration and exchange of ideas between the world`s legislatures.      

15-03-2017
DEBATE ON BUDGET CONTINUES

The debate on the 2017 Budget has continued with reference to funds allocated to Sector Ministries, to enable them revamp of the economy. The Majority had asked the Minority to approve the budget so that work would continue to gradually begin yielding results.

13-03-2017
HON. OTIKO DJABA ADDRESSES PARLIAMENT ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN`S DAY

The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, on Wednesday 8th March, 2017, International Women`s Day, had stated that the day should be a wake-up call to intensify the fight for the empowerment of women as she called for the passing of the Affirmative Action Bill into Law (an Act) now. In the words of Mr. Kofi Annan, a former Secretary General of the United Nations, ‘there is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women’, she quoted.  

07-03-2017
GHANA CATHOLIC BISHOPS PAY COURTESY CALL ON THE RT. HON. SPEAKER.

A delegation from the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference called on the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon.  Prof. Michael Aaron Oquaye, to brief him on some events that would take place in the church in Ghana as preparations towards Ghana’s 60th independence anniversary.

02-03-2017
Ghanaians Safe in South Africa – Hon. Ayorkor Botchwey.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, has expressed dismay at the turn of events in South Africa leading to the xenophobic attacks in Pretoria Johannesburg and other cities in South Africa in which citizens from Nigeria, Somalia, Pakistan and other foreign nationals, were targeted.

08-02-2017
SUDANESE AMBASSADOR CALLS ON SPEAKER

The Sudanese ambassador H.E Babikir Elsiddig Mohamed Elamin yesterday called on the Speaker of Parliament, the Rt. Hon. Professor Mike Ocquaye to congratulate him in particular on his appointment as Speaker of the 7th Parliament, and Ghanaians in general for the smooth transition from one political party to another. He said this is particularly significant when one considers that some countries in Africa continue to be faced with conflicts and political instability.      

02-02-2017
PARLIAMENT APPROVES LOCAL GOVERNMENT AMENDMENT BILL 2017

Parliament on Tuesday, 31st January 2017 approved the Local Governance Amendment Bill 2017.    

02-02-2017
SPEAKER SETS UP COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE THE ALLEGED BRIBERY SCANDAL

A five Member ad hoc Committee has been set up by the Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Prof. Michael Ocquaye to investigate the alleged bribery scandal involving Mr. Boakye Agyarko and Members of the Appointments Committee to facilitate his approval as Minister for Energy.            

27-01-2017
Parliament approves Ministerial Nominees

Parliament yesterday approved 8 out of 13 of the first batch of Ministerial Nominees presented by appointment committee of Parliament. 

25-01-2017
PARLIAMENT HAILS ECOWAS PROTOCOL ON REMOVING RECALCITRANT LEADERS

Parliament has hailed ECOWAS for entrenching democracy in the sub-region by taking steps to force the defeated former President of the Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, out of power.

10-01-2017
SUMMARY OF AGENDA FOR THE 1ST MEETING OF THE 1ST SESSION

The 2nd Sitting of the 1st Meeting of the 1st Session of the 7th Parliament of the 4th Republic will resume sitting tomorrow.

22-12-2016
PARLIAMENT HOLDS A FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS

The Parliament of Ghana under the auspices of Rt. Hon. Edward Doe Adjaho on Wednesday, 21st December 2016 held a festival of Nine Lessons, Carols and Thanksgiving at the forecourt of Parliament House. 

01-02-2016
Parliament Approves Budget Estimates for 1st Quarter of 2017

Parliament has approved the sum of Ten Billion, Nine Hundred and Ninety-Million, One Hundred and Eight Thousand, One Hundred and Ninety-One Ghana Cedis (GH 10,999,108,191.00), being estimates for the total expenditure for the first quarter of the 2017 financial year. 

20-07-2016
Speaker informed about the Demise of Tobgui Kporku III

A delegation from Alakple in the Volta Region on Wednesday paid a courtesy call on the Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Edward Doe Adjaho to officially inform him about the death and funeral arrangements of Togbui Kporku III, Chief of Alakple.

13-07-2016
Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Affairs holds Public Forum

The Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs held a public forum with invitation extended to the political parties on the Constitutional Amendment Act 2016 for discussions on the date for Parliamentary elections. Representatives of Political Parties, Civil Society Organizations and the general public made inputs in the form of concerns about whether both Presidential and Parliamentary elections on the same day could stand as usual.