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February 27, 2018 7:24 PM C’ttee wants law school interviews scrapped; backs entrance exams

The Subsidiary Legislation Committee of Parliament will recommend that the House approves the provision that allows the Ghana Legal Council to conduct interviews for entrants into the Ghana School of Law. The Committee has, however, rejected proposals for the scrapping of the entrance examinations for admission into the school. The proposed regulations 58

February 27, 2018 6:25 AM Auditor General wants to vet budget before parliamentary approval

The Auditor General, Daniel Domelevo, has recommended an amendment of the relevant legal framework to enable his office give an opinion on government budgets before they are approved by Parliament. Mr. Domelevo believes that when this happens, the budget will be streamlined to avoid needless expenditure. Mr. Domelevo, since coming into office has sought 51

February 25, 2018 3:03 PM C/R: Woman dies hours after winning NPP constituency election

The New Patriotic Party’s Women’s Organiser in the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese constituency, Elizabeth Gaisie, has died, just a few hours after being re-elected to the position on Saturday. She died in the evening at the Abura Dunkwa District Hospital, minutes after being sworn in. The late Madam Gaisie was the incumbent Women’s Organiser and also stood 52

February 23, 2018 6:48 PM Zabzugu MP, others involved in car crash

The Member of Parliament for Zabzugu Constituency in the Northern Region, Alhassan Umar Obaako, has been involved in a car crash on the Tamale-Zabzugu road. A former District Chief Executive for the area, Iddrisu Alidu Laabandoo, and their driver, were part of those on-board. Alhassan Umar Obaako reportedly broke an arm, whilst the former DCE also sustained 64

February 23, 2018 10:59 AM Children ‘forced to watch rape’ in South Sudan

Children in South Sudan have been forced to watch their mothers being raped and killed, the UN says. A report by UN human rights investigators says that 40 officials may be individually responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity. It says civilians have been tortured and mutilated, and villages destroyed on an industrial scale. The conflict 44

February 23, 2018 9:58 AM New law to track VAT electronically in the offing

Parliament will soon pass a law that will track all VAT issued at various retail centers across the country. The Fiscal Electronic Device Bill is expected to connect all Point of Sale (PoS) devices with the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA)’s systems. The move is to ensure that VAT issuing companies do not under declare their values and also punish tax evaders 51

February 22, 2018 4:01 PM Gov’t fails to yield to pressure over tax stamp

Businesses who fail to comply with the implementation of the Excise Tax Stamp by 1st March, 2017, will have their goods seized and subsequently dealt with by the law. This is the indication from a Deputy Finance Minister, Kweku Kwarteng. He argues that government can no longer hold back the implementation of the Excise Tax Stamp Policy due to setbacks 48

February 22, 2018 2:26 PM EC member orders Charlotte Osei to convene meeting

A member of the Electoral Commission, Ebenezer Aggrey-Fyyn, has given the Chairperson of the Commission, Charlotte Osei up to close of business tomorrow [Friday] February 23, 2018, to convene a meeting of the Commission or face legal action. The meeting, according to Mr. Aggrey-Fynn, is to enable the members take decisions on the operations of the electoral 55

February 21, 2018 2:41 PM Minority MPs want Ofori Atta summoned over Ghana’s debt stock

Some minority Members of Parliament want the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta summoned to provide the true state of the country’s debt stock. According to NDC MP for Ho Central, Benjamin Kpodo, failure to capture debts such as the ones incurred from the collapse of Capital and UT Banks, indicate that government has not accurately reported to the people 64

February 21, 2018 5:59 AM We won’t make laws to promote gay rights – Speaker

The Speaker of Parliament, Prof Mike Oquaye, has reiterated his position that the house will not be coerced to pass any legislation that endorses gay rights. According to him, the human rights arguments often advanced for such rights are not tenable. “If you tell me that a man must sleep with a man so as to show his human rights for Ghana, I can assure 50