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Ghana -IMF deal will be finalized by first quarter of 2015- Gatsi. The first tranche of $114 million was paid into the Bank of Ghana’s account on April 14, 2015.

Well-known singer, choreographer and composer, Akosua Adjepong, has advised colleagues in both the gospel and secular streams of music to be extra mindful of their lyrics and videos because children watch them a lot.

Dancehall artiste, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr., known in showbiz circles as Shatta Wale has described the host of the ‘Taxi Driver’ show on Hitz FM, Blakk Rasta, as a ‘false’ Rastafarian.

Friday, 24 April 2015 11:26

Judgment Day For Cedi Case

The Supreme Court is set to deliver judgment in a case in which an Accra-based lawyer and banking lecturer, John Ephraim Baiden, is praying the court to compel the Bank of Ghana (BoG) to stabilize the national currency (cedi).

Friday, 24 April 2015 11:25

Mahama Needs Mental Check Up

The chief psychiatrist of the Ghana Health Service has suggested to President John Mahama to undergo psychological checkup due to the stress he is going through as a result of the energy crisis among other issues.

The President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, has called on civil society organisations and other stakeholders to help fight the canker of corruption and its negative effects on the Ghanaian society.

The Ghana border with Togo will be closed by midnight ahead of Saturday’s Presidential elections in the West African country.

Six Ghanaians have been confirmed dead in a religious row that saw about 12 Ghanaian and Nigerian migrants, thrown overboard on a vessel heading towards Italy, the Foreign Ministry has revealed.

Accra, April 23, GNA - Professor Mike Oquaye, former Second Deputy Minority Leader, says the hybrid nature which allowed people from Parliament to be selected for positions in the Executive is causing ineffectiveness in Parliament.

'When our Parliament is hybrid in nature, which enables members of the Executive to be selected into Parliament, then naturally, the Parliament cannot really control the Executive,' he said.

Prof Oquaye said this on Wednesday during a dialogue on Assessing the Effectiveness of Parliament in Ghana's Democracy,' organised by the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) in collaboration with the European Union.

He said the issue of a Member of Parliament (MP) looking forward to a position into the Executive body made it difficult for Parliament to critically scrutinise the activities of the Executive, and unless that trend is reviewed, the Ghanaian Parliament could not be the best.

Mr Alban Bagbin, Majority Leader, called for the provision of the needed resources to the various parliamentary committees to enable them investigate and adequately probe the Executive.

He said instances whereby some MPs who are also committee members in Parliament as well as members of the Executive body make it very difficult for the committees to thoroughly conduct investigation into activities of the Executive.

'The whole things looks as if they give it to you with one hand, then turn back to take it from you with the other hand,' he added.

He said it is sad that Ghanaians even see district chief executives, ministers and deputy ministers to be higher than MPs, and expressed wonder whether the Parliament could control them if it is deemed to be lower.

Mr Ignatius Barfour Awuah, Deputy Minority Chief Whip, called for the total separation of powers between the Executive and the Legislative bodies to avert a situation whereby parliamentarians refuse to chide the Executive in the pursuance of favours.

Source: GN

Majority Leader Alban Kingsford Bagbin endorsed National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) research findings indicating Parliament is doing a woeful job in keeping the Executive arm of government in check..

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