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October 19, 2017 5:28 PM It’s absurd to read politics into sanction of 131 radio stations – Minister

Minister of Communications Ursula Owusu-Ekuful today said it is absurd for anyone to suggest that the 131 radio stations sanctioned by the National Communications Authority (NCA) were targeted for political reasons. The Minister also said it is preposterous for anyone to suggest that the implementation of a law that Parliament passed is a threat to media 67

October 19, 2017 6:49 AM Majority continues attempt to ‘kill’ Ameri deal today

The Mines and Energy Committee of Parliament will Thursday continue a review of the documents detailed by Member of Parliament for Adansi Asokwa, K.T Hammond, calling for Parliament’s withdrawal of the AMERI power deal. The Committee is expected to submit a report to the entire House for debate on Friday, October 20, 2017. Joy News is also learning that the Committee 20

October 18, 2017 7:42 PM If AMERI deal stinks, go to court – Minority dares Majority

The Minority in Parliament has challenged the Majority to head to court if it believes the $510m AMERI Power deal signed in 2015 was fraudulent. The opposition lawmakers said they will support moves to review the contract if their political opponents are able to produce documents that point to fraud. Until proven otherwise, former Deputy Power Minister 48

October 17, 2017 8:58 PM Stop Embarrassing Yourself – Ablakwa To Manhyia North MP

North Tongu Member of Parliament (MP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) Minority’s Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has urged his colleague MP and Deputy Chair of Parliament’s Interior and Defence Committee, Collins Owusu Amankwah to stop embarrassing himself over his (Collins’) threat to haul him before Parliament’s Privileges 77

October 17, 2017 11:03 AM Kirkuk: Iraqi forces seize largest oilfields near city

Iraqi government forces have taken control of the two largest oilfields near the disputed city of Kirkuk after Kurdish forces left the area. A string of oilfields - vital to the Kurdish economy - have been seized by Iraqi troops since Monday. Troops have taken over sites, including Kirkuk city, in the wake of a Kurdish referendum on independence declared 77

October 16, 2017 6:58 PM We have Libya IS Report concerns under control – Gov’t assures parliament

The National Security Minister Albert Kan Dapaah has assured Parliament that government has the ‘Libya Islamic State terrorism report' concerns under control. At a meeting between leadership of Parliament led by Speaker Prof. Mike Ocquaye and Mr Dapaah promised the House that the National Security Secretariat has eyes on the situation in Libya and is closely 63

October 16, 2017 10:34 AM Aning ill-informed on ISIS report – Ablakwa

Minority spokesperson on Foreign Affairs Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa believes security expert, Dr. Kwesi Aning, may not be well briefed on the ISIS report he reported on recently. Earlier last week, the minority in Parliament had hinted that at least 100 Ghanaian migrants have joined the deadly terrorist group – the Islamic State – in Libya. According to the Minority 55

October 14, 2017 9:21 AM Ablakwa To Be Dragged To Privileges Committee..

The Vice Chairman of the Defence and Interior Committee of Parliament, Collins Owusu Amankwah, is considering hauling his colleague Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa before the Privileges Committee of the House. He wants Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, who is also the Ranking Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee dragged before 31

October 13, 2017 9:15 AM Investigate Ghanaians engaged in ISIS — Minority

Addressing a press conference in Accra last Tuesday, the Ranking Member on the Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, said the investigations were needed to clarify the issue, assure Ghanaians of their security and protect the country's reputation in the eyes of the international community. Mr Ablakwa said the Minority in Parliament 28

October 12, 2017 10:02 AM Divorce Politics From Bimbilla Chieftaincy Brouhaha – NDC

The National Democratic Congress Minority Members in Parliament want the government to resolve the Bimbilla chieftaincy issue devoid of political interference. Addressing journalists in parliament yesterday, the MP for Builsa North, James Agalga, noted that it was especially important that eh status quo, relative to the chieftaincy of Bimbilla, was preserved 49