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Vigilantism and Related Offences Bill (2019): Why It Matters
Posted on April 12, 2019 by Nii

On Thursday 11th April 2019, the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Ms. Gloria Afua Akuffo laid the Vigilantism and Related Offences Bill (2019) in Parliament ...

Why Speakers of Parliament are Unable to Expel Chronically Absentee MPs, the Roles Citizens Can Play and the Way Forward
Posted on March 22, 2019 by Nii

Absenteeism can obviously ruin the work of the Ghanaian Parliament. The question is why Speakers of Parliament are not enforcing the rules on Parliamentary absenteeism? ...

The Cost of Legislative Dissent: Toe the Line or Get Towed
Posted on March 19, 2019 by Nii

By Ernest Armah Parliament’s Standing Order 20 provides a safe space for members of Parliament (MPs) to debate and intervene on constitutional, legislative, administrative and general ...

Standing Orders of Parliament
Posted on February 8, 2019 by Nii

Standing Orders are the written rules which regulate the proceedings of Parliament. The current Standing Orders has been in existence for 19 years, despite inherent ...

What to Expect from Parliament in the First Quarter of 2019
Posted on February 8, 2019 by Nii

52 Bills shall be presented at the First Meeting of the Third Session of the Seventh Parliament. Notable among them are the Occupational Safety and ...

In Retrospect: How Emmanuel Agyarko Lived and Worked as a Legislator
Posted on November 30, 2018 by Nii

In 1965, Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik published “Lonely Man of Faith”, a philosophical essay that courses through dense questions of life and the moral and ethical ...

Odekro Adjudged Best Technology Innovation in Education
Posted on October 2, 2018 by Nii

Odekro, your local Parliamentary Monitoring Organization (PMO) was adjudged the overall best technology innovation in Education at the recent Mobex Africa Innovation Awards held on ...

5 Proven Ways To Renaissance and Exceptionalism of the Ghanaian
Posted on August 31, 2018 by Nii

By V.L.K Djokoto   Our education mission and curriculum are the antidotes to poverty; disease and various other societal obstacles depriving the average free citizen from realising ...

CSM-SI Push for Establishment of Independent Police Commission Among Other Urgent Reforms
Posted on July 23, 2018 by Nii

23 July, 2018 The Civil Society Movement on Social Inclusion condemns the act of violent misconduct by a Police Officer against a woman at the Midland ...

Appointment Of New EC: Broad Consultation Is Not Sinful, Mr President
Posted on July 9, 2018 by Nii

By Nicholas Opoku The Electoral Commission (EC) Chairperson and two Deputy Chairpersons have been sacked in accordance with the due process for stated misbehaviour. We are ...

Corruption is a Big Issue: A corpus-assisted study of the discursive construction of corruption in Ghanaian parliamentary discourse
Posted on July 6, 2016 by Nii

This research paper examines the discursive construction of corruption by Ghanaian parliamentarians. It uses as dataset a 1.9 million-word corpus of Hansards of debates and committee ...

Invitation to Citizenship (Make Your Voice Heard)
Posted on December 27, 2017 by Nii

Odekro’s mission is to promote transparency, accountability and good democratic governance through citizen action and engagement with the Parliament of Ghana and other government agencies. ...

In the Matter of Ken Agyepong’s Breach of Privilege, Order 164 (4) Emerges as a Big Problem
Posted on July 4, 2018 by Nii

By Ernest Armah On Tuesday 3 July, 2018, the 31-member Privileges Committee had its first public hearing to interrogate contemptuous allegations brought against the contemnor, Hon. ...

Ghana’s Members of Parliament and How They Use Twitter
Posted on July 4, 2018 by Nii

By David Quartey Social Media’s prominence in Ghana’s political space has recently been growing. On Facebook and Twitter, by September 2016, 93 Members of Parliament had ...

Report on the First Session of the Seventh Parliament
Posted on June 13, 2018 by Nii

Ghana ushered in its Seventh Parliament on January 7, 2017, after its general elections the previous year that transferred both Executive and Legislative Control to ...