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Speaker summons MPs over $100k Expat saga

The Speaker of Parliament Prof. Mike Oquaye has summoned Parliament over the $100, 000 fee charged expatriates to sit closer to the President Nana Akufo-Addo at an awards ceremony a few weeks ago. The emergency sitting is at the behest of the Minority National Democratic Congress (NDC) who wants a …

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Pressure mounts on presidential staffer to resign over job claims

A Presidential staffer, Napaga Tia Sulemana is under intense pressure to abdicate her position following what many have described as a “reckless” Facebook post. Ms Sulemana who viciously chastised the former deputy Agriculture Minister William Quaitoo  for describing farmers in the Northern region as liars in a Facebook post warned …

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US$2.5bn bond saga: CHRAJ has vindicated us – Minority

The Minority in Parliament has rejected claims that the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has cleared Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta from any wrong doing in the issuance of the US$ 2.5 billion bond. A private citizen Yaw Brogya Genfi, petitioned CHRAJ in April to probe the Finance …

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Akufo-Addo congratulates George Weah – Starr Fm

Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has congratulated President-elect of Liberia George Oppong Weah. With nearly all ballots from Tuesday’s run-off vote counted, the former football star is well ahead of opponent Joseph Boakai with more than 60% of the vote. In a Facebook post, Mr. Akufo-Addo wrote “Warm congratulations …

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A/R: KMA suspends Assembly Member for slapping official

The aspiring regional organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Ashanti region who doubles as the Assembly member for Asokwa electoral area Oscar Riches has been suspended from the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) effective Thursday December 28. He was suspended for viciously slapping the deputy Coordinating Director of the …

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$100k saga: Minority abusing Emergency Sitting process – Maj. Leader

The Majority in Parliament has dismissed the request by the Minority for an emergency sitting over the dreaded ‘expats extortion saga’ at the recent Ghana Expatriate Business Awards held in Accra. According to the Majority leader Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, who is also the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, the Minority’s call …

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Rawlings to boom in HO

Former President of the Republic and Founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings will deliver the keynote address and lead activities marking the 36th anniversary of the 31st December Revolution in the Volta Regional capital, Ho on Sunday December 31. Dubbed the Revolution Day, the …

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Corruption trial not for political gains – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated that trial of state officials suspected to have been involved in corrupt activities is not politically motivated. The president’s comment comes after a former board chairman of the National Communication Authority (NCA) under the Mahama administration Eugene Baffoe-Bonnie and four others were arraigned …

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Minority to insist on Parly enquiry into Expats saga – Atto Forson

The Minority in parliament has called for an emergency sitting to probe what has become to be known as the ‘expat extortion saga’ at the recent Ghana Expatriate Business Awards held in Accra. The awards ceremony generated massive controversy after it emerged that expats were asked to pay a whopping …

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Minority blames NPP thugs for attack on Eric Opoku

The Minority in Parliament is accusing the New Patriotic Party (NPP) over the attack on one of its members Eric Opoku, MP for Asunafo South. The unknown gunmen attacked the Member of Parliament for Asunafo South constituency and former Brong Ahafo regional Minister, on Christmas Day. The gunmen, who were …

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