Blog

The goal of the Blog is to provide users with new resources and insights on what’s happening in parliament. This blog is the home of posts from Odekro staff and invited thought leaders in government.

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 ...

Ghana’s Most Active Legislators on Social Media
Posted on February 19, 2018 by Nii

Ghana’s Most Active Legislators on Social Media Elections are not won on social media. But gradually Ghana’s population is moving online (35% of the 29 million ...

The Minority’s Brouhaha, Conflict of Interest and the US$2.25billion bond Issue, Is there a case really?
Posted on January 31, 2018 by Nii

A complaint was filed at the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) by one Mr Yaw Brogya Gyenfi on April 25th, 2017. The ...

6 KEY FINDINGS: AG's Performance Report on implementation of local content in the Oil and Gas Sector
Posted on January 25, 2018 by Nii

At the commencement of public business today, Hon. James Klutse Avedzi (MP, Ketu North; and Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee) motioned for a debate ...

Contentious Cash for Seats Hearing Begins: Major Highlights of First Hearing
Posted on January 11, 2018 by Nii

Background On December 15 2017, Citifmonline.com reported Hon. Mubarak Muntaka alleging that the Ministry of Trade and Industry charged expatriate businesspersons “between US$25,000 and US$100,000 to ...

Odekro absenteeism report (First & Second Meetings of Parliament, 2017)
Posted on January 11, 2018 by Nii

Regular attendance of MPs to parliament is critical to the functioning of government on at least two important counts. First, it is crucial for the ...

Full list of MPs who approved the 2018 budget for the Ministry of Special Development Initiatives
Posted on December 22, 2017 by Nii

The Ministry of Special Development Initiatives overspent its budget by 587% in 2017. Though it received GHS226,404 for only goods and services, it had an ...

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 ...