Parliamentary Records of Ministers-Designate : Samuel Atta Akyea (NPP-Abuakwa South) Works and Housing Minister-Designate
Posted on January 18, 2017 by Nii

“This House is not an appendage of Government. In fact, this House is an arm of Government”  - Samuel Atta Akyea, Parliamentary Debates of 24th July ...

Parliamentary Records of the New Parliamentary Leaders: Second Deputy Speaker Alban Bagbin
Posted on January 7, 2017 by Nii

Being one of the few Politicians in Ghana with unmatched familiarity with the ins and outs of Parliament, Mr Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin will bring ...

Parliamentary Records of the Incoming Parliamentary Leaders : Prospective First Deputy Speaker Joseph Osei-Owusu
Posted on January 7, 2017 by Nii

Several news outlets have recently reported that Mr. Joseph Osei-Owusu(NPP), Member of Parliament(MP) for Bekwai is the incoming Majority NPP's nominee for the position of First ...

Parliamentary Records of the Incoming Parliamentary Leaders : Prospective Speaker Prof. Mike Ocquaye
Posted on January 6, 2017 by Nii

By Lolan Ekow Sagoe-Moses According to many news outlets Prof. Aaron Mike Ocquaye will be nominated by the Majority NPP as Speaker of the incoming (7th) Parliament. Professor Ocquaye ...

The Laws Must Be “Crazy” - Evaluating the Mental Health Act
Posted on October 14, 2016 by Nii

Introduction The passage of the Mental Health Act in 2012 was an important milestone for Ghana’s mental health system, considering the system’s “lunatic” history. In the ...

Legislative Alert - Ghana AIDS Commission (Amendment) Bill 2015
Posted on October 13, 2016 by Nii

By Lolan Ekow Sagoe-Moses   On the resumption of Parliament for the Fourth Session of the Sixth Parliament of the Fourth Republic on 11th October, 2016, the Ghana ...

Spotlight on John Kwabena Bless Oti (NDC), MP for Nkwanta North
Posted on August 10, 2016 by Nii

By Lolan Ekow Sagoe-Moses In recent weeks, Odekro has carefully observed the nomination and vetting of Mr. John Bless Oti, MP for Nkwanta for the position ...

An Update: What we've been up to at Odekro
Posted on August 5, 2016 by Nii

By Lolan Ekow Sagoe-Moses Over the past few months Odekro's blog has been quiet. We have however been very busy behind the scenes. Here are a ...

Odekro Sues To Vacate Seats Of 21 Members Of Parliament
Posted on January 14, 2016 by Nii

By Nehemiah Attigah Odekro is a registered non-profit organisation whose objective is to monitor, assess and evaluate the work of the Parliament of Ghana. As part ...

MP Absenteeism during Ghana’s Sixth Parliament (2013-2015)
Posted on December 20, 2015 by Nii

By George Ofosu (PhD) Introduction In our first report, Odekro examined the attendance records of Members of Parliament (MPs) between January 2013 and July 2014. Based on ...

How the AMERI Deal was Approved by Parliament
Posted on December 17, 2015 by Nii

By Lolan Ekow Sagoe-Moses 4th March 2015 : The memorandum on the AMERI contract is laid before Parliament by the Finance Minister Mr. Seth Terkper on behalf of the ...

Odekro petitions the Speaker to vacate the seats of 125 MPs
Posted on December 9, 2015 by Nii

By Lolan Ekow Sagoe-Moses   Article 97(1)(c) of the Constitution provides as follows: 97.(1) A member of Parliament shall vacate his seat in Parliament - (c) if he is ...

How Ghana’s districts can improve citizen engagement using mobile phones
Posted on November 5, 2015 by Nii

By Nehemiah Attigah With the influx of mobile phones over the last decade, mobile for development programmes, often known simply as M4D, have emerged as a ...

Open Data for an Open Parliament : How to use Odekro.org
Posted on September 22, 2015 by Nii

By Lolan Ekow Sagoe-Moses Since we shared our blogpost " What has your MP done for you? Analysing MPs' effectiveness between January 2013 and July 2014," ...

What has your MP done for you? Analysing MPs' effectiveness between January 2013 & July 2014
Posted on September 16, 2015 by Nii

By Lolan Ekow Sagoe-Moses Over the past few weeks, Parliament has been in the news for various reasons. Last month, the controversial comments of MP for ...