Parliament ready to pass Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill

Parliament will soon pass the controversial Anti-LGBTQ+ bill after it was laid in the chamber three years ago. Deputy Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, who had suggested some amendments that tended to prolong the debate of the Bill withdrew it later. Among his suggestions, he called for a meeting between the flagbearers of the New Patriotic…

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Current Majority leadership in parliament still intact as rumoured changes temporarily suspended

The pause is to allow for extensive consultations within the Majority Caucus and to also ensure any leadership changes align with the legal framework outlined in the new Standing Orders of Parliament. Originally slated to be unveiled during Monday’s session, the reshuffle was a prominent item on the agendas of both the National Executive Committee…

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Parliament To Start Using Local Dialect During Meetings

To preserve the Ghanaian culture, Parliament has deemed it necessary to start using its native tongues when conducting business on the House floor. A Member of Parliament (MP) may use any of the local languages, subject to interpretation and translation so that everyone may understand it, according to Order 63 of the revised Standing Orders….

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I’m humbled but I prefer Parliament – Kwaku Kwarteng on why he rejected ministerial offer

The Member of Parliament for the Obuasi West Constituency, Kwaku Kwarteng, has clarified why he turned down the offer to serve as a minister in the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo government. The former Deputy Finance Minister was among the initial list of persons President Akufo-Addo was considering for ministerial appointments ahead of the major shake-up in…

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Parliament to use local languages

The committees on education, finance, culture, and tourism have been instructed by Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin to investigate the reasons behind the seeming disappearance of regional languages in the nation and offer suitable suggestions for thought. This comes as lawmakers expressed alarm about the rising disregard for regioal languages, especially in the nation’s schools,…

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