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Ghana’s lawmakers fight in parliament over e-levy voting

– – There was chaos in Ghana’s parliament on Monday night as lawmakers vote on the controversial levy on electronic transactions under a certificate of urgency. The E-levy has sharply divided the house, with opposition lawmakers demanding that government withdraws it before passing the 2022 budget. In the presentation of the country’s 2022 budget statement last month, the country’s Finance… Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana: Ruling party MPs overturn decision to reject 2022 budget

– – Lawmakers from Ghana’s ruling party have overturned a decision by the minority to reject the country’s 2022 budget and economic policy statement. Last Friday, a one-sided minority with a total of 137 members voted to reject the budget after the majority MPs staged a walkout. The majority MPs were protesting the failure of the speaker Alban Bagbin to … Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana’s MPs threaten to retaliate visa denial over anti-LGBTQ+ bill

– – Some Ghanaian lawmakers are livid about their alleged visa denial by some embassies in the country over an anti-LGBTQI bill which seeks to curtain gay rights. The bill which is being sponsored by some MPs with support of some religious bodies seeks to criminalize all same sex related activities including activism. The country’s Minority lawmakers have confirmed that the… Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana’s anti-LGBT+ bill seeks 10-year jail term for activists

– – Ghana’s lawmakers are pushing for tougher laws to deal with LGBT+ persons and those who promote their activities with a new draft bill. The bill titled “The Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021″ is being sponsored by some individual lawmakers who are anit-LGBT+ activists. Details of the bill have now emerged with those… Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana: 15 MPs and 56 parliamentary staff infected with Covid-19

– – Ghana’s parliament has announced that at least 15 lawmakers and 56 other parliamentary staffers have tested positive for Covid-19. The rate of infection was detected following a mass testing of legislators and workers at the legislature. Speaker of Ghana’s parliament Alban Kingsford Bagbin had threatened to publish names of MPs who showed up in the chamber despite their… Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Kenyan MPs fight at a funeral over corruption tag

– – There was drama at a Kenyan funeral after two Kenyan MPs exchanged blows. The fight broke out after one of the MPs accused the other of being corrupt. “We have several leaders here in the company of our deputy president who have a tainted life. These are fraudsters who should not be allowed to take up any leadership… Read More
Africa Featured Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana: Police clash with opposition MPs amid post-election protest

– – Minority MPs in Ghana’s parliament are livid after clashing with police during a protest march to the Electoral Commission on Tuesday. The minority MPs were marching to the headquarters of the Electoral Commission (EC) to challenge the results of the Presidential elections declared in favour of the incumbent Nana Akufo-Addo. They were also demanding a recollection of some of… Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghanaian lawmaker shot dead after campaigning

– – A lawmaker in Ghana has been shot dead by persons suspected to be armed robbers in the central part of the country. Ekow Quansah Hayford who is the Member of Parliament for Mfantsiman was shot dead on Friday morning after campaigning in his constituency. He was campaigning for re-election in the upcoming Presidential and Parliamentary elections scheduled for… Read More
Africa Malawi Southern Africa World 

Angry Malawian lawmakers reject condom donation

– – Lawmakers in Malawi have rejected more than 200,000 condoms donated to them by the Aids Health Foundation. The Members of Parliament are angry about a media publication that said that parliament dispenses about 10,000 condoms every month. The media report further noted that the Malawian legislature sometimes “runs out of stock” of condoms placed in toilets within the… Read More
Africa Lesotho Southern Africa World 

Lesotho lawmakers fight in parliament

Lawmakers in Lesotho have been captured on videos and images fighting each other and vandalizing property in parliament. Videos and images of the MPs engaged in the brawl have gone viral on social media. The incident occurred during a debate over related to a long-running dispute over regulations controlling the sale of the produce from the country’s important wool and… Read More