Parliament approves $200m additional financing for COVID-19 response interventions

Parliament has approved a $200 million loan as an additional financing for the country’s coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency preparedness and response project (EPRP). The amount will enable the government to fund the procurement of vaccines to inoculate about 7.6 million people. It will also help Ghana to scale-up interventions towards accelerated socio-economic recovery and revitalisation. The […]

Parliament approves Ken Ofori-Atta without expected controversy

Parliament on Monday 29 March 2021 unanimously approved Ken Ofori-Atta as Finance Minister without any controversy. The House approved him after a voice vote based on a report submitted to it by the appointments committee asking for his approval by consensus. Ofori-Atta becomes the first minister-nominee under Akufo-Addo’s second-term administration to have been vetted over a two-day period spanning […]

Cost of new Parliamentary chamber not firmed up; it is 450 seater, not 450 member chamber-Majority Leader clarifies

The Majority Leader and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu has clarified that costing for the proposed new 450 capacity parliamentary chamber has not been concluded yet. According to him, no concrete decision on the issue has been taken yet and that procurement processes have not even commenced. Speaking at a press conference […]

MP’s abandon parliament to look for money to solve financial challenges-Majority Leader

The Majority Leader and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu has attributed the increasing rate of absenteeism in Parliament to the huge financial burden on Members of Parliament. The Speaker of Parliament has on several occasions expressed concern over the non-attendance of parliamentary sessions by most members. Speaking at a forum for the […]