Parliament passes Tax Exemptions Bill

Parliament last Friday passed the Tax Exemptions Bill, 2022 to provide for a tax exemption regime in the country. The bill will set clear eligibility criteria for tax exemptions and provide for the monitoring, evaluation and enforcement of exemptions. When assented to by the President, it will strengthen the monitoring role of the Ministry of […]

Parliamentary Committee in London to discuss anti-gay bill

A four-member delegation of the Committee of Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs of Parliament will today begin discussions with the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) on the anti-gay bill currently before Parliament. The delegation, led by the Chairman on the committee, Kwame Anyimadu-Antwi, left Accra yesterday for London for the talks. The Promotion of Proper Human […]

Parliament passes E-Levy Bill

Parliament today Tuesday March 29, 2022 approved the Electronic Transactions (E-Levy) Bill. This decision was reached after the Consideration Stage was completed by a Majority-sided House following the third reading of the Bill. The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) staged a walk out after taking part in the debate of the Bill. The Finance Minister, […]

Supreme Court ruling constitutionally correct

The Executive Director of the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development, Prof. H. Kwasi Prempeh, has described as ‘a constitutionally correct decision’ the Supreme Court Judgement affirming the right of Deputy Speakers of Parliament to vote. “The court’s judgement is faithful to the text and structure of the constitution, as it is to the discernible intent […]

Deputy Speaker can vote and form part of quorum for decision making – Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has ruled that a Deputy Speaker of Parliament can be counted during the formation of a quorum for parliamentary decision-making and participation in voting while presiding. The Court presided over by Justice Jones Dotse, therefore, affirmed the approval of the 2022 budget without NDC MPs’ participation. Private Legal Practitioner Justice Abdulai filed […]

Why Ken Agyapong is ‘furious’ about Adwoa Safo’s absence in Parliament

The vociferous Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Mr Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has explained why he is “furious” about what he describes as the long absence of the MP for Dome-Kwabenya, Sarah Adwoa Safo from Parliament. Speaking on GTV’s Breakfast Show Monday [Feb21,2022] morning, Mr Agyapong said he was furious because he was at the receiving […]

Finance Minister to withdraw E-levy from Parliament and reintroduce at 1.5%

The Deputy Majority Leader has revealed that the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, will withdraw the controversial Electornic Transactions Levy (E-levy) in Parliament and re-introduce same later. Alexander Afenyo-Markin said government will withdraw the controversial levy on Tuesday, February 15. Presenting the business statement for Parliament next week, the Effutu MP said the e-levy will be […]

Asantehene condemns Parliament intransigence – Fears it’s recipe for civil disorder

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has deplored the uncompromising positions taken by both the Majority and the Minority sides in Parliament on issues bordering on national interest. He said such intransigent stands did not augur well for the country’s democracy and could create room for an insurrection. “When the art of governance becomes overly […]

Parliament accepts revised 2022 Budget

Parliament yesterday accepted the modification of the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy of the government. The acceptance by the House followed the laying of the revised budget statement that contained key concessions that address the key concerns expressed by the public, the Minority in Parliament and employers over the 2022 budget. The document also […]