File: Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill, 2017
Posted on September 14, 2017 by Nii

The purpose of the Bill is to establish the Office of the Special Prosecutor as a specialized agency to investigate specific cases of corruption involving ...

The Polio Infection Threat; How The Health Committee of Parliament Can Fix This Once and For All
Posted on July 27, 2017 by Nii

It has been widely reported in the media the likelihood of newborn babies or to borrow our oft-quoted clique “our future leaders” getting infected by ...

Towing Levy and Public Backlash; An Example of Limited Citizen Engagement and Parliament Opacity
Posted on June 21, 2017 by Nii

On 25 February, 2015, the then Minister of Transport Honorable Mrs. Dzifa Attivor was summoned by Parliament to respond to a number of questions. MPs ...

RTI Legislation: Are We Going Back To The Era Of Unfulfilled Promises?
Posted on June 16, 2017 by Nii

Guest Writer: Ugonna Ukaigwe On 7th January 2017, RTI advocates, the media and other sympathizers of the age long campaign for the passage of the RTI Bill ...

A Necessity Turned Luxury: The Search For Roofs Over Our Heads
Posted on May 23, 2017 by Nii

Housing, too, is one of our main preoccupations. We are at this moment in the last stages of formulating large-scale housing projects, which we hope ...

A broken Chamber and Its Scandals, It's time to fix this House
Posted on May 3, 2017 by Nii

In a strictly confidential letter to the Speaker of Parliament on 20 January, 2017, British High Commissioner to Ghana Jon Benjamin alleged that three sitting ...

Is the Akufo-Addo Government in Support of Galamsey?
Posted on April 5, 2017 by Nii

The President’s initial response to the public’s vehement objections against the destructive ramifications of galamsey is passive and convenient. Available records show that NPP MPs ...

Challenges and Opportunities for the Seventh Parliament
Posted on February 20, 2017 by Nii

The Right to Information (RTI) Bill In accordance with article 67 of the 1992 Constitution[1], the President of the Republic of Ghana is required to tell ...

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 ...