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Parliament Requests Date From Presidency To Transmit Anti-LGBTQ Bill

Parliament has formally requested the Office of the President to provide a specific date for the transmission of the Human Sexual and Family Values Bill for presidential assent. This move comes after Nana Bediatuo Asante, the secretary to President Akufo-Addo, asked Parliament on March 18, to refrain from presenting the …

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VIDEO: Mahama Fires Presidency’s Bediatuo Asante Over ‘Disrespectful’ Letter To Parliament

Former President John Dramani Mahama has described the letter that the Secretary to President Nana Bediatuo Asante wrote to Parliament on the anti-gay bill as disrespectful to the House. Mr Mahama said the Executive arm of government has no authority to stop Parliament from carrying out its work by remitting …

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Presidency To Parliament: Don’t Transmit The Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill To President Akufo-Addo

The Office of the President has officially requested Parliament to refrain from transmitting the Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values, commonly referred to as the Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill, to President Akufo-Addo for his assent. In a letter addressed to Parliament on Monday, March 18, and signed by the Secretary to …

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AUDIO: Chaos Erupts In Parliament After Majority Leader Described Prof. Naana Jane As Old And Failure.

Near chaos erupted in Parliament when Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo-Markin attacked the personality of John Mahama’s running mate, Prof Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang. According to the legislator, she failed to deliver on her mandate despite occupying key positions in the past government. He asserts that the NDC flagbearer made a wrong …

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VIDEO: KT Hammond Becomes The Second-Ever MP To Assume Speaker’s Role In Parliament.

In a notable turn of events, the Member of Parliament for the Adansi-Asokwa constituency and Minister for Trade, Kobina Tahir Hammond, widely known as K.T. Hammond, took over the Speaker’s seat as the presiding member during a parliamentary session. This development occurred after Speaker Alban Bagbin informed the House of …

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Ghana’s Record On Human Rights Will Not Be Jeopardized – Akufo-Addo Reacts To Passage Of Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill

The President of the republic, H.E Akufo-Addo has reassured the international community of Ghana’s commitment to upholding human rights despite the recent passage of the Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, popularly known as the Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill. Addressing concerns during a diplomatic engagement, the President emphasised that …

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Finance Ministry Cautions Akufo-Addo Over Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill; Ask Him To Refrain From Signing It

President Akufo-Addo has been advised by Ghana’s Ministry of Finance not to sign the newly enacted Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill into law.   The Finance Ministry warned that taking such action could have a negative impact on the nation’s ability to get financial support from international organizations like the Bretton Woods Institutions …

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Catholic Bishops React To Passage Of Anti-LGBTQI+ Bill

The President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Reverend Matthew Kwasi Gyamfi, has emphasised that incarcerating homosexuals will not eradicate homosexuality; instead, it may exacerbate such behaviours. He advocates for a reconsideration of the penalties outlined in the Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values bill. Reverend Gyamfi argues that …

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VIDEO: ‘Dumsor’ Hits Ghana’s Parliament During SONA Debate; Clerk Slams ECG

Ghana’s Parliament experienced a power outage today, Thursday, February 29, during the day’s proceedings. The legislators were debating President Akufo-Addo’s recent State of the Nation Address (SONA). Outgoing Deputy Minister for Finance, Abena Osei-Asare was on the floor defending the President’s address when power went off. It triggered chants of …

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Parliament Sets Date For Newly Nominated Ministers’ Vetting.

The newly nominated Ministers of State are set to undergo vetting by Parliament’s Appointments Committee from Tuesday, March 5, to Tuesday, March 12. The schedule is as follows: Tuesday, March 5: 9 am: Andrew Egyapa Mercer, Minister-designate for the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture 10 am: Lydia Seyram Alhassan, …

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