News & Events

10-06-2021
Parliament’s Appointments Committee Vets the Sixth Batch of President’s Deputy Ministerial Nominees.

The sixth day of the Appointments Committee vetting began with the Deputy Minister for Transport, former Chief Executive Officer of the National Petroleum Authority and MP for Gushegu Alhassan Tampuli Sulemana informing the Committee about how he will assist the substantive Minister.

10-06-2021
Address on Open Government Partnership by Hon. Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah

Hon. Majority Leader, Kyei Mensah Bonsu; Hon. Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrissu; Distinguished Hon Members of Parliament; Friends from the Civil Society in the PMO space; Lovers of Multi-Party Democracy

02-06-2021
The Clerk to Parliament has urged the press to be assiduous in their work

The Clerk to Parliament, Mr. Cyril Kwabena Oteng Nsiah has urged the press to be assiduous in their work and to report accurately on activities in the chamber and at committees. Mr. Nsiah noted that the business of Parliament would not be fully appreciated by the Ghanaian citizenry without the partnership and contribution of the media.

01-06-2021
WINSCONSIN’S NPP TESCON CALLS ON THE SPEAKER OF PARLIAMENT

The leadership of the Wisconsin University College branch of the Tertiary Students Confederacy (TESCON) called on the Speaker of Parliament, Rt Hon. Alban Bagbin on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

28-05-2021
CHRISTIAN COUNCIL CALL ON SPEAKER

The Chairman of the Christian Council of Ghana Rt. Rev. Prof. J.O.Y. Mante has commended the Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Alban S.K. Bagbin for his strong moral stance on issues of national concern.

25-05-2021
Speaker opens second meeting of 8th Parliament

The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon Alban S. K. Bagbin has today opened the Second Meeting of the First Session of the Eighth Parliament with a firm commitment to see to the passage of the Affirmative Action Bill into law. 

25-05-2021
Speaker assures private sector of Parliaments support

The Speaker of Parliament, Mr Alban S.K Bagbin, has assured the business community of Parliaments commitment to extensively engage them on proposed amendments of laws that stifle the growth of local businesses. 

21-05-2021
The Italian Ambassador to Ghana has stressed the need for Ghana to take advantage of the opportunities offered by AfCFTA

The Italian Ambassador to Ghana Daniela d'Orlandi has stressed the need for Ghana to leverage on its potential in order to seize the opportunities offered by the entry into force of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement. 

17-05-2021
Speaker urges members of the Joint Steering Committee of SALL to properly invoke the jurisdiction of Parliament

The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban S.K. Bagbin has urged members of the Joint Steering Committee of the Santrokofi, Akpafu, Lipke and Lolobi (SALL) Traditonal Areas to properly invoke the jurisdiction of Parliament to thoroughly address the non-representation of the SALL people in the Eighth Parliament of the Fourth Republic.

11-05-2021
The Speaker of Parliament has called for a new leadership that can effectively deal with the threat of neo-colonialism on the African continent.

The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban S. K. Bagbin, has called for a new leadership that can effectively deal with the threat of neo-colonialism on the African continent. According to Speaker Bagbin, Africa remains at the mercy of the super-powers of the world, some of whose activities pose a serious challenge to growth and development on the continent.

06-05-2021
Speaker Alban Bagbin has pledged his commitment to champion an advocacy to drastically reduce road accidents

Speaker Alban S K Bagbin has pledged his commitment to champion an advocacy to drastically reduce road accidents which account for high cases of death recorded in the country annually.

04-05-2021
The Council of State has pledged to work closely with Parliament

The Council of State has pledged to work closely with Parliament for the overall development of the country's democracy.  

This came to light when some key members of the Council called on Speaker Bagbin, his two Deputies and the Leadership of the House.

28-04-2021
The Cuban Ambassador to Ghana, Pedro Luis Despaigne Gonzalez, paid a courtesy call on Speaker Bagbin

The Cuban Ambassador to Ghana, Pedro Luis Despaigne Gonzalez has appealed to Ghana’s Parliament to help in negotiating with the American Government to end the US Trade embargo on Cuba.

27-04-2021
Parliament to hold a requiem for the late Deputy Clerk to Parliament, Robert Ageya Apodolla.

Parliament is set to hold a requiem for the late Deputy Clerk to Parliament in charge of Legislative Management, Robert Ageya Apodolla.

27-04-2021
Rt. Hon. Alban S. K. Bagbin has inaugurated the 8th Parliamentary Service Board

Rt. Hon. Alban S. K. Bagbin, has charged members of the 8th Parliamentary Service Board to work to enhance among other departments, the Drafting Unit of the Parliamentary Service, to be able to support Members of Parliament to initiate Private Members’ Bills. The Speaker said this when he inaugurated the Parliamentary Service Board today

26-04-2021
The Lebanese Ambassador to Ghana has called for the establishment of a joint collaboration between the Ghanaian and Lebanese Legislatures

The Lebanese Ambassador to Ghana, Meher Kheir, has called for the establishment of a joint collaboration between the Ghanaian and Lebanese Legislatures  to deepen the democratic relations between Lebanon and Ghana.

26-04-2021
Indian High Commissioner Rajaram paid a courtesy call on the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Alban S. K. Bagbin.

The Indian High Commissioner to Ghana, Sugandh Rajaram, has pledged his country’s support for the automobile industry in Ghana, stating it will serve as a major catalyst for growth. 

11-04-2021
Thanksgiving service held at Sombo in the Upper West region for Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin

A Thanksgiving Mass has been held in Sombo in the Nadowli-Kaleo District of the Upper West region, the birth place of the Rt. Hon Speaker Alban S. K. Bagbin, on his elevation to the high office of Speaker of Ghana's 8th Parliament.

01-04-2021
Ghana will not make any laws that will infringe on people's rights, the country will be sure to pass laws that will protect the country’s values, traditions...

The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin has stated categorically that while Ghana will not make any laws that will infringe on people's rights, the country will be sure to pass laws that will protect the country’s values, traditions, culture, religion and principles.

26-03-2021
Parliament would assist ECOWAS Chair to help Mali restore its democracy – Speaker Bagbin Assures Mali

Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin has assured Mali that Parliament would assist the current ECOWAS Chair, President Nana Akufo-Addo to restore the country back to democratic rule. The Speaker gave the assurance when the First Deputy Speaker of the Malian Transitional Government’s General Assembly, Assarid Imbarcaouane came to invite Ghana’s Speaker to their first ordinary meeting on April 5, 2021.

22-03-2021
Ghanaian International featherweight boxer Emmanuel Tagoe was in Parliament to present his laurels to the Speaker

Ghanaian International featherweight boxer Emmanuel Tagoe was in Parliament today to present his laurels to the Speaker and his long term mentor, Rt. Hon. ASK Bagbin.

10-03-2021
Parliament commenced debate on the motion to thank H.E. the President for the Message on the State of the Nation

Parliament has commenced debate on the motion to thank H.E. the President for the Message on the State of the Nation which was delivered to Parliament on Tuesday 9th March 2021.

21-12-2020
Insurance Bill, 2020 Taken Through Consideration Stage

Parliament has taken through the consideration stage, the Insurance Bill, 2020 targeted at increasing insurance penetration in the country which currently remains low, as the Bank of Ghana’s Financial Stability Review pegs insurance coverage at one percent of Gross Domestic Products (GDP).

16-12-2020
Parliament considers Anti-money laundering Bill, 2020 and Creative Arts Industry Bill, 2020

The Anti-Money Laundering Bill, 2020 Bill which seeks to help plug the holes in the existing anti-money laundering regulatory framework and make it more responsive to international standards has been taken through the consideration stage in Parliament.

15-12-2020
House grants €24,174,437.00 Tax Waiver in Respect of 330-Bed Maternity Block at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital

Parliament has approved a total of the cedu equivalent of twenty four million, one hundred and seventy four thousand and four hundred and thirty-seven euros (€24,174,437.00) tax waiver on materials, equipment and services to be procured for the construction of a new 330-Bed Maternity Block at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH).

05-12-2020
Parliament Wish All Parliamentary Candidates Well in the 2020 Elections

Parliament would like to wish all sitting Members of Parliament seeking for re-election as well as all new Parliamentary Candidates looking forward to becoming MPs well in the 2020 general parliamentary election.

01-12-2020
Africa seeks debt cancellation, new paradigm in world economic order

The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Prof. Aaron Michael Oquaye has held deliberations with a cross section of Development Partners, Ambassadors and International representatives on finding ways to forgive Africa’s debt, in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges that have faced African economies in particular, as a result. This forms part of efforts African Speakers’ Debt Cancellation Campaign Initiative (DCCI).

26-11-2020
Aspire to high academic laurels. Speaker to students.

The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Prof. Aaron Michael Oquaye has urged students to aspire to the highest academic laurels by embracing the Free Senior High Education Policy as "this has given opportunities to all students to have access to education, especially needy but brilliant students", he posited.

11-11-2020
Parliament calls for strengthening of Ghana-Israeli Diplomatic relations

Parliament has advocated the strengthening of diplomatic ties between Ghana and Israel. According to Assin South MP, Rev John Ntim Fordjour, the bond of friendship between the two countries, goes beyond the spiritual and religious connection, going deeper into tourism, trade, agriculture and economic interests.

07-11-2020
Parliament Gives Legal Backing to the Bui Power Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2020

Parliament has passed into law the Bui Power Authority (Amendment), Bill 2020 for the purpose of amending the Bui Power Auditory Act, 2007 (Act 740) and empower the Bui Power Authority to develop renewable energy and other clean energy alternatives in the country.

07-11-2020
The Renewable Energy (Amendment) Bill, 2020 Read the Third Time and Passed.

Parliament on Friday adopted the recommendation of the Mines and Energy Committee and passed into law, under a Certificate of Urgency, the Renewable Energy (Amendment) Bill, 2020 to enable the utilities in the power generation sector secure power at competitive tariffs to ensure cheaper end-user tariff for consumers and the promotion of small businesses.

05-11-2020
House Passes Plant Variety Protection Bill, 2020 into Law after Adoption of Committee Report

The Plant Variety Protection Bill, 2020 which seeks to establish a legal framework to protect the rights of breeders of new varieties of plants or plant groupings and to promote the breeding of new varieties of plants in Ghana has been passed into law Parliament after the Third Reading.

02-11-2020
House Marks 36th Edition of the National Famers' Day Celebration

The celebration of the 36th edition of the National Famers' Day slated for Techiman the Bono East Regional capital on Friday, 6th November at Techiman, will not only afford the people of the infant region the rare opportunity to enjoy the benefits of their new status as an administrative region but is also expected to honour farmers whose efforts have

30-10-2020
Parliament Approves GHS 27.4 billion as 2021 Expenditure in Advance of Appropriation

Parliament has approved a request for the withdrawal of an amount of Twenty-Seven Billion, Four Hundred and Thirty-Four Million, One Hundred and Eighty Thousand, Five Hundred and Twenty Ghana Cedis (GHS 27,434,180,520) from the Consolidated Fund to finance government operations for the first quarter of the 2021 financial year.

29-10-2020
Inter-Governmental Action Group Against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) Pays Courtesy Calls on Speaker of Parliament

The Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye has challenged West African member states to establish and implement anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism regimes, implement laws against the proceeds of crime through mutual legal assistance and ensure the establishment and maintenance of Financial Intelligence Units.

29-10-2020
Finance Minister presents 2021 Expenditure in Advance of Appropriation to Parliament

The Minister responsible for Finance, Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta on Wednesday, October 2020 presented the budget statement of the first quarter in 2021, referred to as the Expenditure in Advance of Appropriation, to Parliament detailing the projected revenue and expenditure between January and March next year.

29-10-2020
Parliament treats Air Navigation Services Agency Bill, 2020

The Air Navigation Services Agency Bill, 2020 is at the Consideration Stage in Parlaiment. The objectives of the Bill are to establish the Air Navigation Services Agency to provide air navigation service within the airspace of Ghana and any other airspace within the control of Ghana.

26-10-2020
Parliament approves Duty Exemption on TVET Centres of Excellence.

Parliament has approved Government’s request to waive Import Duties, Import and Domestic VAT, GET Fund Levy, NHIL, EXIM Levy and Special Import Levy totalling Ten Million, Eight Hundred and Seventy-Nine Thousand, Two Hundred and Twenty-Eight Euros and Ten Cents (€10,879,228.10) on materials, equipment and services to be procured for the construction of five Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Centres of Excellence.

21-10-2020
Council of State Bill, 2020 Read the Third Time and Passed

After more than two decades of parliamentary practice under the Fourth Republic, Parliament on Wednesday, passed the Council of State Bill, 2020 into Law to provide for the establishment of a Secretariat to provide professional and administrative support for related matters for the effective and efficient delivery on the mandate of the Council of State.

20-10-2020
Chairman of the Finance Committee moved two motions on the OeKB-Backed Loan Facility Agreement

The Chairman of the Finance Committee, Hon. Mark Assibey-Yehoah has moved two motions on the OeKB-Backed Loan Facility Agreement between the Government of the Republic Of Ghana as (represented by the Ministry of Finance) and Commerzbank Aktiengesellshaft for an amount up to Seventy Million, Seven Hundred and Thirty -Three Thousand, Four Hundred and Twenty-Three Euros (€70,733,423.00) to finance the Sekondi-Takoradi Water Supply Rehabilitation and Expansion Project.

15-10-2020
Speaker Applauds Presec for Winning 2020 NSMQ

The Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon.  Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye has congratulated Presbyterian Boys Senior High School, Legon (PRESEC) for emerging as winners of the just held 2020 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) aided by a vigorous Old Student's campaign.

14-10-2020
Disaster Resilience Network-Ghana Presents Policy Change Document To Parliament

A three-member delegation from Disaster Resilience Network Ghana (DRN-Ghana), an environmental group, this morning presented an official Policy-Change Request Letter to Parliament as part of activities marking this year’s United Nations International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR) which falls on October 13.

14-10-2020
Interior Minister assures Members of Parliament of security.

The Minister for Interior today addressed members of the press about measures put in place to protect the Members of Parliament following the gruesome murder of the Mfantseman MP.

09-10-2020
Parliament is shocked and extremely saddened by the killing of the Member for Mfantseman

Parliament is shocked and extremely saddened by the killing of the Member for Mfantseman, Hon. Ekow Quansah Hayford.

08-10-2020
GHANA COCOA BOARD AMENDMENT BILL 2017 PASSED

Parliament today passed the Ghana Cocoa Board Amendment Bill. The object of the Bill is to amend the Ghana Cocoa Board Act, 1984 (P.N.D.C.L 81) to provide a new interpretation for "Minister.”

07-10-2020
Attach seriousness to Third Meeting – Speaker to MPs

Speaker of Parliament, Rt Hon Prof Aaron Oquaye has admonished Members of Parliament to attach this meeting with all the third meeting of the fourth session with all the seriousness it deserves.

03-09-2020
Ghana and Nigeria hold talks on traders, related issues.

The Speakers of the Ghanaian Parliament and the Nigerian House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Prof. Aaron Michael Oquaye and Rt. Hon. Olufemi Gbajabiamila are in talks to find solutions to the challenges brought about as a result of Ghana’s implementation of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) Act 2013, Act 865.

13-07-2020
House Approves Tax Waiver For Kuntunase Ghana Space Science And Technology Institute

Parliament has approved a request by the Finance Committee to waive taxes and duties amounting to the Ghana Cedis equivalent of Four Million, Nine Hundred and Seven Thousand, Five Hundred and Fifty-Five South African Rands (ZAR 4,907,555.00) for the Ghana Space Scientific and Technology Institute (GSSTI) of the Ghana Atomic Agency Commission (GAEC).

03-06-2020
Government finds Strategic Investor for Komenda Sugar Factory – Trade Minister

The Ministry of Trade and Industry has signed an agreement with Park Agrotech Ghana Limited, a company incorporated in Ghana and operating in the agribusiness sector to operate the defunct Komenda Sugar Factory in June 2019, the sector Minister John Alan Kyerematen has said.

20-05-2020
Parliament Approves Nomination of Four Justices of The Supreme Court

Parliament on Wednesday morning unanimously approved the nomination of four persons by His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for appointment to the Supreme Court.

02-04-2020
Speaker Oquaye donates half of his three months salary to COVID-19 fund

Speaker Oquaye donates half of his three month salary to Covid 19 fund, Parliament also donates 200 thousand cedis, passes the bill. Parliament on Thursday, 02/04/2020 passed the Covid 19 National Trust Fund 2020. The House sat late into the night, with Speaker Oquaye presiding over proceedings, to ensure that this all important bill is passed under a certificate of urgency.

05-03-2020
United States Attorney General Alliance Delegation Pays Courtesy Call On Speaker Professor Oquaye

The Speaker of Parliament the Rt. Hon. Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye on Thursday morning hosted a twelve-member representative of the Attorney General Alliance (AGA) of the United States of America who called and paid a courtesy call on him at the Speaker’s Conference Room in Parliament House.

07-02-2020
World Bank Country Director Calls on Pledges Support for Parliament Capacity Building Programmes

The Country Director ofthe World Bank Mr Pierre Jean Frank Laporte has assured the Speaker of Parliament that the Bank was fully committed to providing the needed support to the Parliamentary Service to facilitate its capacity building programmes and parliamentary strengthening activities.

05-02-2020
House Commemorates the Fifty-Fifth Anniversary of Dr. JB Danquah’s Death.

Parliament on Tuesday morning eulogized Dr. JB Danquah, one of the Big Six and founder-member of the pre-independent United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC), for his immense contribution towards the development of Ghana.

24-12-2019
Parliament Okays Government to Spend Over GHC 98 Billion For 2020

Parliament on Monday December 23, passed the Appropriation Act 2019, giving Government the green light to spend up to the sum of Ninety-Eight Billion, Thirty-Six Million, Six Hundred and Ninety-Two Thousand, Three Hundred and Fifty-Eight Ghana Cedis                (GHC 98,036,692,358.00) for the 2020 financial year commencing January 1.

21-12-2019
University of Education Winneba Confers Honorary Doctorate Degree on Speaker of Parliament Professor Michael Aaron Oquaye

The University of Education Winneba (UEW) on Friday announced the conferment of an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree on the Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Professor Michael Aaron Oquaye by the University.

19-12-2019
Parliament Holds 2019 Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Parliament of Ghana under the patronage of the Speaker Rt. Hon. Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye on Wednesday held its annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at the forecourt of Parliament House in Accra.

10-12-2019
House Calls for Re-Opening of Investigation into the 2005 Massacre of 44 Ghanaians in the Gambia

Member of Parliament for North Tongu Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has called on government to, as a matter of urgency, re-open an investigation into the morbid massacre of 44 Ghanaians in the Gambia in 2005.

09-12-2019
House Advocates for Women’s Participation in Political Decision-Making and Gender Equality

Members of Parliament (MPs) have expressed their concern about the regrettably low participation of women at all levels of decision-making in Ghana despite the fact that they constitute more than half of the country’s population.

05-12-2019
House Eulogises Nation’s Gallant Farmers on Occasion of Farmers Day Celebration

Minister for Food and Agriculture Hon. Owusu Afriyie Akoto (MP) today eulogized the country’s hardworking farmers and fishermen for their sustained effort in providing food for the people amid serious challenges.

03-12-2019
Parliament Empathises with PWDs on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Klortey Korle Hon. Zanetor Rawlings has called on government and all stakeholders to take steps to ensure that Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) are well protected so that they can make investments to empower them with jobs, adequate healthcare, nutrition, education and relevant skills for social protection.

03-12-2019
Parliament Marks World's AIDS Day with the Call on the Public to Join the Fight against the Spread of HIV/AIDS in the Country

Members of Parliament today renewed their call on all Ghanaians to join hands with the Ghana AIDS Commission in its quest to embark on activities to sensitise the public about HIV and encourage the citizenry to adopt preventive habits or live positively if already infected.

27-11-2019
Speaker Directs House to Establish Seven-member Committee to Monitor SDGs

The Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye has directed Parliament to establish a seven-member Ad Hoc Committee with the responsibility to monitor Ghana’s progress on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

26-11-2019
Parliament Approves 2020 Budget Statement after Seven Days Heated Debate

Parliament on Tuesday approved the 2020 Budget and Economic Policy after a gruelling concluding debate between the Majority Leader, Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, and the Minority Leader, Mr Haruna Iddrisu.

20-11-2019
Debate On 2020 Budget Statement and Financial Policy Begins in Parliament

There was heated argument between the Majority New Patriotic Party (NPP) and Minority National Democratic Congress (NDC) as Parliament begins debate on the Budget Statement and Economic Policy for the 2020 financial year.

20-11-2019
Parliament suspends sitting for lack of quorum

The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mike Aaron Oquaye on Tuesday morning suspended parliamentary sitting for more than one hour as the House failed to form a quorum to resume debate on the government Financial Policy and Budget Statement for the year ending 31st December 2020.

16-11-2019
Parliament Holds 2-Day Post-Budget Workshop for Members at Job 600

A two-day intensive sensitization workshop for Members of Parliament on the 2020 Budget Statement and Financial Policy presented by the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta on the floor of the House on Wednesday is underway at the Justice D.F. Annan Auditorium in Parliament House, prior to the debate which starts on Monday, November 18 2019.

13-11-2019
Finance Minister Presents 2020 Budget Statement and Financial Policy to Parliament

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has presented the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government’s fourth Budget Statement and Economic Policy to Parliament which he said is focussed on providing liquidity to boost industrialisation in the country; emphasizing the type of liquidity that is required to support industrialisation as a key element in the 2020 Budget.

11-11-2019
Teshie Link Road to Be Completed In August 2020- Roads and Highways Minister

Roads and Highways Minister Kwesi Amoako Atta on Friday told Parliament the Teshie Link dual carriageway road located in the Ledzokuku Municipality linking the Accra-Tema Coastal and Spintex roads has been awarded to a new contractor, Messrs G.S. International Developers GH Limited and will be completed by August next year.

07-11-2019
Presentation of case of Former GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi in Court imminent-Gloria Akufo

Attorney-General and Minister of Justice Gloria Akuffo today told Parliament that Government is committed to the prosecution of Kwesi Nyantakyi, the former Ghana Football Association (GFA) President who had been secretly recorded by undercover private investigator Tiger Eye P.I. engaged in corrupt conduct.

06-11-2019
Parliament renews call for Police Protection At Home

Members of Parliament have renewed calls for MPs to be given police protection at their homes as they were informed Kennedy Kankam and his family were held hostage for hours at gunpoint in his house last Sunday as unidentified assailants scaled a wall into the main yard of his residence and used a metal cutter to gain access to his bedroom.  

05-11-2019
Parliament Marks International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

Members of Parliament stressed today the need to protect journalists and prosecute those responsible for crimes committed against them on the occasion of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists which was commemorated by UN member states last Saturday.

31-10-2019
One Village One Dam

Minister for Special Development Initiatives and Member of Parliament for Awutu-Senya-East Hon. Mavis Hawa Koomson today shocked Parliament when she told the House that she did not inherit a single dam in any of the five Northern Regions when she was made the sector Minister.

30-10-2019
NADMO

The Minister for the Interior Hon. Ambrose Dery today told Parliament that the Governing Council of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) the managers of the National Disaster Management Fund, has since 2017 approved the opening of an account with Unibank now Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG) for the Fund. He could however, not tell the House how much has accrued to the Fund so far. 

30-10-2019
Enforcing Laws Governing Elections

Members of Parliament (MPs) have decried the alarming rate of vote buying and monetization creeping into the electoral process. They therefore called for radical changes within political parties and politicians to eliminate corruption from the way and manner political party flag-bearers, parliamentary candidates, as well as national, regional, and constituency executives are elected. 

29-10-2019
Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MOFAD) Minister appears in Parliament

Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MOFAD) Minister Hon. Elizabeth Afoley Quaye today informed Parliament that all the three companies that supplied fingerlings for the restocking of selected dams and dugouts in the 32 communities in the Northern Region have been duly paid as at January 25th this year.

28-10-2019
BILATERAL AGREEMENTS FOR WAIVER OF VISA REQUIREMENTS

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration this morning presented Waiver of Visa Requirement Agreements to six foreign countries to Parliament as part of measures to improve Ghana's diplomatic relations and ensure that Visas are not required to enter those countries coupled with no documentation hassles and time-wasting at embassies in getting Visas.

24-10-2019
MINISTERS CONTINUOUS SNUB OF PARLIAMENT IS AN AFFRONT TO THE DIGNITY OF THE HOUSE- SPEAKER

The Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Prof. Aaron Michael Oquaye on Thursday suspended parliamentary proceedings for one hour and directed the Leadership of the House to immediately summon senior officials of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development  to appear in Parliament to answer three parliamentary questions. 

23-10-2019
PARLIAMENT TO PROVIDE ACCOMMODATION FOR LACTATING MEMBERS AND STAFF

The Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Prof. Aaron Michael Oquaye has directed the Leadership of the House to take immediate steps in providing a suitable accommodation for nursing Members and staff of Parliament to address the nursing needs of their breastfeeding babies. 

31-05-2019
Listen To Your Elders To Become Great Rulers- Speaker To Chiefs

The Speaker of Parliament, Prof Aaron Michael Oquaye has encourage Chiefs to give listening ears to their council of elders before making pronouncements on issues that come before them.

31-05-2019
Parliament to develop Pension Scheme for retired MPs

11-04-2019
IPU CALLS FOR ACTION TO DEFEND 187 MPS PROSECUTED WORLDWIDE

140th IPU conference has ended in Qatar wiith the global Parliamentary community condemning human rights violations against Members of Parlaiment worldwide.

10-04-2019
53,000 employed health workers has improve healthcare- Seyram Alhassa

Member of Parliament for the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency, Lydia Seyram Alhassan has observed that the recent financial clearance by the Ministry of Finance for the employment of some 53,681 health workers has significantly contributed in addressing the staffing challenges that confronted the health sector.

10-04-2019
Pension schemes to be unified by 2021- Wireko Brobbey

Deputy Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, Bright Wireko Brobbey has disclosed that Ghana’s fragmented pension scheme regime is expected to be unified by the year 2021

08-04-2019
Rev Ntim Fordjour Gives Back to UMaT*

The Member of Parliament for Assin South Constituency Hon Rev John Ntim Fordjour on Friday 5th April 2019, donated 10 Laptops and 20 units of LED streetlights to his alma mater University of Mines & Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa. This kind gesture according to the soft-spoken politician and entrepreneur, is in support of the university’s innovation and entrepreneurship program dubbed the Incubation Hub, which nurtures brilliant and groundbreaking innovations and inventions of students of the University. 

06-04-2019
Hohoe MP demands immediate placement for orphaned traditional areas

Member of Parliament for Hohoe, Dr Bernice Adiku-Heloo is demanding the immediate placement of four traditional areas which have been left orphaned as a result of the creation of the new Oti Region.

02-04-2019
PARLIAMENT SUPPORT CHOICE OF FRENCH AS 2ND LANGUAGE

Members of Parliament from both sides of the House have indicated their unflinching support to President Akufo Addo’s proposal for the adoption of the French language as the country’s second official language.

02-04-2019
SPEAKER ADVOCATE PROTECTION FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES

The Speaker of Parliament, Prof Aaron Michael Oquaye has reiterated his long standing call for the possible introduction of protectionist mechanism to safeguard the interest of indigenous Ghanaian businesses.

02-01-2018
RECALL OF PARLIAMENT

Parliament will be recalled to sit on Friday the 5th of January to consider a motion filed by the Minority, calling for investigations into the levy and collection   

22-12-2017
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 1ST SESSION OF THE SEVENTH PARLIAMENT

The First Session of the 7thParliament has drawn to a close. The session, being the first year of the seventh parliament has been eventful both in the legislation and in deliberation as well as oversight. The beginning of the year saw the swearing in a new Speaker, the Rt. Hon. Aaron  Mike Oquaye and his two Deputies Hon. Joseph Osei Owusu as First Deputy Speaker and Hon Alban Bagbin as Second Deputy Speaker. 

21-12-2017
GOVERNMENT MAKES PLANS TO SECURE JOBS FOR DOMESTIC WORKERS IN THE GULF REGION

The Minster for Employment and Labour Relations, Hon. Ignatius Awuah says his Ministry has made plans to commence a process to develop a comprehensive Labour Migration Policy to secure decent work for migrants in both countries of origin and destination.

21-12-2017
MINISTRY OF LANDS AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO PROMOTE THE LOCAL PROCESSING OF ROSEWOOD

The Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Mr. Benito Owusu-Bio says his Ministry will establish plantations of rosewood and promote its local processing to add value to the material, saying, that this is a long term measure his Ministry seeks to implement.

21-12-2017
ALAVANYO, NKONYA DISPUTE CAUSES ESTABLISHMENT OF MILITARY TRAINING SCHOOL

The Minister for Defence, Hon. Dominic Nitiwul says his Ministry has established a Military Training Jungle and Mountain Warfare Training School at the disputed land between Alavanyo and N

29-11-2017
SAND WINNING AND FISH FARMING ACTIVITIES AFFECTING RAW WATER QUALITY IN ANLO CONSTITUENCY- MINISTER

The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Hon. Kofi Adda says the Water Treatment Plant (WTP) which was constructed in 1998 has an inbuilt clarifier that was designed to treat raw water at specific turbidity levels at Agordomi, has been serving its purpose until recently when the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) noticed that the turbidity level of raw water had increased, as a result of the negative effect of human activities such as sand winning and fish farming activities upstream  close to the banks of the Volta River.

28-11-2017
MINISTRY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT ON FOURTH QUAR

The Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Hon Hajia Alima Mahama is expected to appear before the House on 30thNovember, 2017 to inform the Members of Parliament on whether the fourth quarter allocation of the 2016 District Assemblies Common Fund has been released to all Assemblies.Member of Parliament for Adaklu, Hon. Kwame Governs Agbodza will pose the question to the Minister. 

28-11-2017
THE MINISTRY FOR ROADS AND HIGHWAYS REVIEWS ALL ROAD PROJECTS IN ITS PORTFOLIO- HON. KWESI AMOAKO

The Minister for Roads and Highways, Hon. Kwesi Amoako Atta says his Ministry is undertaking a comprehensive review of all projects in its portfolio and that, his Ministry and its Agencies are discussing challenges that affects contactors’ output.  

22-11-2017
GOVERNMENT TAKES STEPS TO ENSURE AVAILABILITY OF POLIO VACCINES - DEPUTY MINISTER FOR HEALTH

The Deputy Minister for Health, Hon. Kingsley Aboagye Gyedu says there was a shortage of Oral Polio Vaccines due to delays in procurement arrangements which were addressed after Ghana cleared existing debt inherited for two previous years and the cost for this year’s vaccine procurement, amounting to about ten million US Dollars.

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.