President Nana Akufo-Addo’s arrogance and impunity of power caused the rejection of the 2022 budget of the government, former special prosecutor, Martin Amidu has alleged. In a statement, Mr Amidu noted that president Akufo-Addo and his government refused to listen to Ghanaians, civil society groups and intelligence agencies to withdraw the E-levy, which was one of the items cited for the rejection of the budget by the minority.
Homosexual conduct is criminalized by Ghana’s criminal law. The language of section 104(1)(b) of the criminal offences act,1960(Act 29;2), which bears sole responsibility for abhorring consensual same sex intercourse is shrouded in uncertainty and patent as the boundaries of its proscription, vaguely
I Received An Email Just A Day Or Two Before Consultations On The 2022 Budget Begun -Franklin Cudjoe
The President of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe, has blamed the rejection of the 2022 budget statement by Parliament for the lack of exhaustive consultations by the Ministry of Finance. According to him, as a civil society, he received an email to be part of the consultation process a day or two before the process was announced, which shouldn't have been the case.
Spirituality has affected the way people think and behave in today's society, and the two major faiths have had a tremendous impact on how people think and live. Traditional religion has been sidelined in African civilization and has received little media attention, although many people still prefer to practice it in their different societies.
Dr. K. Y Amoako, a Development Activist has commended the Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Alban S.K Bagbin for his continued efforts to engage with Civil Society Organizations and think-tanks regularly in a bid to ensure more citizen participation in the work of Parliament. Dr. Amoako was speaking at a meeting with the Speaker and members of the Leadership of the House held in Parliament yesterday.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) section of the Parliament House has reiterated its unchanging stance on the Agyapa Royalties deal to the country. They are of the view that this particular deal is in a way collateralize and protect the resources to be locked into one side that favors only the ruling party.
Prior to the 2016 General Elections, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), led by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo promised Ghanaians to create more jobs through the introduction of One District One Factory (1D1F), Planting for Food and Jobs, Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) initiatives and other vibrant economic security programmes.
Torgbui Dikenu II of Nogokpo in the Ketu South Municipality of the Volta Region was on Saturday November 21 honoured as a "Peace Ambassador" of Togo and the World by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) - an international, inter-religious network of individuals and institutions including, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), government agencies and the private sector working together to promote peace and to make the world a better place.
Majority of Ghanaians has fumed at managing editor for new crusading guide news paper, Abdul Malik Kwaku Baako Jnr after defending vice president, Dr Alhaji Mahamadu Bawumia over cedi depreciation. Everybody thought that the cedi debate is over until Political activist, kwame Asare Obeing A-Plus told Ghanaians today that they should discuss what Kwaku Baako Jnr said about cedi depreciation under Dr Bawumia and NPP on his social media wall.
It is evidently explicit that although there are differing perceptions and misconceptions regarding the strength of Ghana's democracy today, due to how divided certain groups of people are, in terms of their political affiliations, but the end of it all is that "we all disgrace to agree".
The Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia joined the National Chief Imam and the Muslim Ummah in Accra for the 2021 National Maulid, which is the celebration of the birth of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. on the night of 13th November 2021. At the occasion, Dr. Bawumia reminded the congregation gathered about the essence of the occasion, and the need for all to continue to embrace tolerance and cooperation with members of other religious divide.
The Human Rights Reporters Ghana (HRRG), a media advocacy cum human rights non-governmental organization has expressed utter shock at a viral video which captured police officer allegedly harassing a female in a vehicle. In a press release signed by it's Executive Director, Joseph Wemakor, the group outrightly condemns the shameful and despicable act of General Lance Corporal Victor Antwi Yeboah', the police officer allegedly accused of perpetrating the act on the woman in the video while commending the police authority for the swift arrest of their own upon launching preliminary investigations into the accident.
The Danquah Institute, an elite pressure group and Civil Society Organization (CSO) that is founded and thrives by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) ideology has advised that the ruling government to hold unto the proposed Electronic Transmission Levy which is bound to help thee government rake some monies for the State.
The 2022 budget which was presented by the Financial Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta has been debated upon by the two caucuses in the house. The budget which is dubbed "Agenkwa Budget" has been met with huge disapproval from the minority and some civil society organizations. The newly proposed E-levy and the scraping of the road tolls have taken center stage in the discussion of the budget.
The Speaker Rt Hon Alban S. K. Bagbin has reiterated his commitment and that of the 8th parliament to create the necessary conditions that will make it possible for Civil Society Organisations(CSOs) and the media to partner with parliament to strengthen and perform its oversight role effectively.
The Public Relations Officer for Social Democrats, a civil society group in Ghana Mr Kofi Brown has expressed that, the 2022 Budget read by the finance minister on Wednesday has nothing good to offer Ghanaians. Mr Kofi Brown in and interview with Kwaku Mensah Abrampa on Gye Nyame FM said that, the budget has no iota of hope and future prospects for the ordinary Ghanaians hence the unwillingness of the NPP government to support the citizenry for better livelihood.
Whether you are a student, an employee, or simply an ordinary person, you belong to a community. Of course, problems are expected to arise at times. As part of that organization or society, you have the responsibility to help find the solution. However, there are times that instead of contributing to the solution, we add to the problem.
The Ghana Aids Commission (GAC) has been called for a critical appraisal of the bill that seeks to criminalise lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex ( LGBTQI) practices, as well as individuals and institutions that will promote the acts. The Director - General of the Ghana Aids Commission, Mr Steve Gyeremah Atuahene, said passing the bill would drive practitioners to hide their identities and thereby discourage people living with HIV/AIDS from seeking medical treatment.
The maiden edition of the prestigious Africa Early Childhood Awards (AECEA) 2021 went down in history with pomp and pageantry at the plush CBIT auditorium near Adabraka in Accra on Saturday November 13, 2021. The colorful ceremony which came under the theme: "Childcare & Security During & Post Covid-19 Era" witnessed some excellent, hardworking, committed and deserving preschool teachers, institutions and notable personalities recognized for their immense contributions which brought about the desired change in the early childhood education sector across Africa.
Celebrated journalist and a staunch human rights activist, Joseph Wemakor has been conferred on the covetous Honorary Award for Peace, Security & Education of the Year at the Maiden Edition of the Africa Early Childhood Education (AECEA) 2021 which came off on Saturday November 13, 2021 at the plush CIBT auditorium near Adabraka in Accra on Saturday November 13, 2021.