MPs clash over budget plagiarism

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Asunafo South in the Brong-Ahafo Region and Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu clashed on the government’s 2017 budget when the former accused the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) of plagiarising aspects of the NDC’s 2016 budget. The Asunafo South MP, contributing to the debate on the budget yesterday, said the NPP, realising that the NDC’s budget of 2016 had good policies,…

Ignore NDC politics of hatred, ethnicity – Atta Akyea urges

Member of Parliament for Abuakwa South Constituency, Samuel Atta Akyea, has urged Ghanaians to ignore what he describes as ‘politics of hatred and ethnicity’ by the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) ahead of general elections in December. According to him, the NDC is telling minority ethnic groups in predominantly Akan speaking areas that New Patriotic Party (NPP) Presidential aspirant, Nana Akufo-Addo will send them to their hometowns if he wins….

Hannah Tetteh Files Nomination Forms

Madam Hannah Tetteh, Member of Parliament (MP) for Awutu Senya West has filed her nomination forms seeking to be retained as the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate for the constituency in the 2016 elections. She paid the filing fee of GH¢ 5,000.00 in a banker’s draft and also satisfied the conditions and processes as directed by the Headquarters of the party to enable her to contest the primary. Mr…

NPP UK Branch Deny Leaking Confidential Tapes To Tarnish Party’s Image

Outspoken NPP Member of parliament for Assin Central in the Central region, Kennedy Agyapong, weeks ago accused some executives of his party’s UK branch of leaking tapes meant to tarnish the party’s image. The Member of Parliament was emphatic on NEAT FM that – “all tapes from NPP crunch meetings are leaked by some NPP UK branch executives”. He explained that those individuals intention is to create confusion in the…

NPP primary in Korle Klottey in limbo as aspirants threaten to boycott

A standoff has ensued between parliamentary aspirants contesting the Korle Klottey primary and executives of the NPP that has now left Sunday’s scheduled primary in doubt. The aspirants have joined forces in a bid to push the party to postpone the primary scheduled for Sunday. JOY NEWS has intercepted a party letter that had agreed to hold the Primaries next week August 8, 2015 but a separate letter from the…

You are completely ignorant, if you like invite me; Lawyer dares MPs

A private legal practitioner has called the bluff of Parliament, arguing MPs’ interpretation of a constitutional provision on parliamentary immunity and privileges is “completely ignorant.” Professor Stephen Kwaku Asare says using Article 115 of the 1992 constitution as a basis to cite people for contempt of Parliament couldn’t be anything other than ignorance. The US-based Accounting Professor told Joy News that the “caliber of reasoning” in Parliament exhibited is embarrassing and…