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ECG Disconnects Electricity Supply to Parliament Over GH¢23 Million Debt

Parliament House and Job 600 faced a temporary disconnection of electricity supply on February 29, 2024. This action was executed by the National Taskforce of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) due to an outstanding debt of GH¢23 million. Despite attempts to settle the arrears, the disconnection aligns with the …

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ECG Representatives Storm Parliament to Disconnect Power Over GH₵23m Outstanding Debt

Today, officials representing the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) have made an unprecedented move by arriving at the premises of Parliament. Their purpose? To disconnect the legislative house from the national power grid due to an alarming outstanding debt totaling GH₵23 million. This dramatic action comes amidst ECG’s vigorous efforts …

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Parliament to Introduce Use of Local Languages on the Floor

In a move to promote Ghanaian culture and prevent the extinction of local languages, Parliament has announced plans to allow the use of local languages on the floor of the House. According to Order 63 of the new Standing Orders, Members of Parliament (MPs) will be permitted to use any …

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Parliament Passes Legislation Sentencing Promotion of LGBTQ+ Activities to 3-5 Years

The Ghanaian Parliament has approved legislation imposing custodial sentences ranging from three to five years for individuals found guilty of promoting, sponsoring, or supporting LGBTQ+ activities. Under the newly passed law, those caught engaging in such activities will face a minimum sentence of six months to a maximum of three …

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High Turnover of MPs in Parliament is a Concern, Says Speaker Bagbin

Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has expressed worry over the significant rate at which Members of Parliament (MPs) are leaving their positions, urging political parties to take the matter seriously. During the recent primaries of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), 28 MPs failed to secure their return, while 17 MPs …

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Parliament to Take Legal Action Against Akufo-Addo for Refusing to Sign Witchcraft and Armed Forces Bills

The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin, has revealed Parliament’s intention to pursue legal action seeking clarification on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s decision not to sign certain bills passed by the House. Last year, President Akufo-Addo declined to give his assent to the Criminal Offences Bill …

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18 NPP MPs Announce Voluntary Exit from Parliament Ahead of 2024 Elections

In a surprising turn of events, eighteen Members of Parliament (MPs) hailing from the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Majority Caucus have declared their intent not to seek reelection in the upcoming parliamentary elections slated for 2024. This voluntary departure has stirred significant deliberation and speculation regarding the future direction …

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Parliament Approves $338 Million Loan for Extensive Reconstruction and Expansion of Accra-Tema Motorway and Surrounding Roads

In a move to address the pressing issue of traffic congestion and accidents caused by the deterioration of the Accra-Tema Motorway, Ghana’s Parliament has granted approval for a substantial loan of $338 million. The funds will be utilized for the redevelopment and expansion of the motorway, along with additional construction …

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Speaker Bagbin Advocates Constitutional Changes, Inclusion of Traditional Leaders in Parliament

The Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament, Alban S. K. Bagbin, is pushing for substantial constitutional reforms to integrate traditional leaders—both chiefs and queen mothers—into the national governance structure as members of Parliament. During a recent address to the Queen Mothers Association of Ghana at Parliament, Bagbin emphasized the necessity of creating …

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Parliament Set to Vote on 2024 Budget Approval Today

Today, December 7, 2023, Parliament is anticipated to undertake a headcount vote regarding the approval of the 2024 budget. The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, initially called for a voice vote in favor of the Majority following the conclusion of debates on Wednesday, November 29. However, this decision faced opposition …

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