News & Events
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PARLIAMENT APPROVES LOCAL GOVERNMENT AMENDMENT BILL 2017
Parliament on Tuesday, 31st January 2017 approved the Local Governance Amendment Bill 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.
Parliament approves Ministerial Nominees
Parliament yesterday approved 8 out of 13 of the first batch of Ministerial Nominees presented by appointment committee of Parliament.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.