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Politics (1026)

Leader of the up-coming celebrity’s #DumsorMustStop Vigil, Yvonne Nelson might not have endorsed the New Patriotic Party [NPP] as her favorite but some members of the opposition party are willing to join her campaign against Ghana’s unending power crisis christened as “Dumsor”.

Deputy General Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho has stated emphatically that his party will not in any way disrupt the organization of the upcoming “Dumsor Vigil” by some Ghanaian celebrities.

Former broadcaster, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has exclusively disclosed to Citi News why he chose to run on the ticket of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) as a Parliamentary candidate ahead of the 2016 elections.

National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Paul Afoko is proposing delegates vote for winnable candidates to enable the party win the 2016 general elections.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 10:19

Alan creates confusion in Manhyia North

The internal electoral button has already been activated in the New Patriotic Party and many parliamentary aspirants are doing all they can to either get elected or retained at post.

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..

The flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, has revealed that his decision not to go for a review after the Supreme Court verdict was to prevent unnecessary problems for the country.

Flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo says he regrets ever making the infamous ‘All die be die comment ahead of the 2012 general election.

Editor-in-chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper is of the view that the current public discussions on who should succeed outgoing Electoral Commission chair Dr Afari Gyan are not out of order.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 10:47

NPP Opts For Out-Of-Court Settlement

There are strong indications that the contempt of court suit brought against some top members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) will be settled out of court.

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