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Sam George accuses Majority of purposefully delaying anti-gay law

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In an interview with media, the primary proponent, Samuel Nartey George, said that the majority caucus is attempting to block the measure on purpose.

Proponents of the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values bill, better known as the Anti-LGBT law, are outraged by Parliament’s failure to take up the measure in its deliberation stage today.

The measure aims to outlaw LGBTQ+ and associated actions, prohibit propaganda or advocacy for or promotion of LGBTQ+ and related activities, and protect and support minors and people who have been victims or accused of LGBTQ+ and related activities.

Although the bill was scheduled to be debated today, the House was unable to do so due to the absence of Kwame Ayimadu-Antwi, Chairman of the Constitutional Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee.

In an interview with the media, the primary proponent, Samuel Nartey George, said that the majority caucus is attempting to block the measure on purpose.

“Since 8:00 am this morning, we have been calling the chairman of the committee, and he has refused to pick up the call or return the call. Those who have gone and gotten influenced by persons who have an interest in LGBTQ+ should return whatever influence they have collected. Because we will fight. The next time we address the media, I will mention names. I have been pressed upon today by my co-sponsors not to. It is out of respect that I’m not mentioning names.”

“But if they continue with this behaviour of frustrating the bill, how can this bill be in Parliament for almost three years? This is a calculated attempt to disgrace and undermine the authority of the speaker, Alban Bagbin, and we will not accept it,” he said.

He threatened to expose those responsible for the bill’s postponement.

“Ghanaians should take note, Christian community, National House of Chiefs, CSOs should take note of the actions of persons in this house who want to slow down the bill. Those who think they can stand in its way, we will crash you,” the MP warned.

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Akuf0-Addo appoints Ken Ofori-Atta as senior presidential advisor

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“I am pleased to inform you that the President of the Republic has appointed you as the Senior Presidential Advisor and Special Envoy for International Finance and Private Sector Investments. “I take this opportunity to congratulate you formally on your reassignment and wish you the very best in this new office,” she stated.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has nominated Ken Ofori-Atta, a former Minister of Finance, as Senior Presidential Advisor and Special Envoy for International Finance and Private Sector Investment.

Mr Ofori-Atta was removed from his duties as Finance Minister on Wednesday, February 14, and replaced by Mohammed Amin Adam.

Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, Chief of Staff, congratulated the former Finance Minister on his position and wished him well in a February 15 statement.

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“I am pleased to inform you that the President of the Republic has appointed you as the Senior Presidential Advisor and Special Envoy for International Finance and Private Sector Investments.

“I take this opportunity to congratulate you formally on your reassignment and wish you the very best in this new office,” she stated.

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Bawumia appoints famous economist Kwame Pianim to advise economic sub-committee

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The former Chair of the Finance Committee in Parliament was among those chosen to play major roles in the development of the NPP's 2024 manifesto, which was unveiled on Wednesday, February 21. In addition, former General Secretary Ing. Kwabena Agyei Agyepong has been named chair of the housing and infrastructure sub-committee.

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has chosen renowned economist Kwame Pianim as an advisor to the economy cub committee of the NPP’s 2024 manifesto writing committee.

Dennis Miracles Aboagye, the campaign team’s communications director, signed the entire list of the 2024 Manifesto committee.

Dr. Bawumia directed the committee to actively involve all stakeholders in the development of the Manifesto.

Dr Mark Assibey-Yeboah, a former Member of Parliament for New Juaben South, has been named chair of the manifesto sub-committee on the economy.

The former Chair of the Finance Committee in Parliament was among those chosen to play major roles in the development of the NPP’s 2024 manifesto, which was unveiled on Wednesday, February 21.

In addition, former General Secretary Ing. Kwabena Agyei Agyepong has been named chair of the housing and infrastructure sub-committee.

Mr. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has charged the whole manifesto committee.

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We’ll devise a strategy to keep us together – Osei-Owusu discusses leadership reshuffle

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He expressed his hope for the outgoing Majority Leader to have lasted till the finish, calling him as tremendously industrious.

The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament and Member of Parliament for Bekwai, Joseph Osei-Owusu, often known as ‘Joewise,’ has emphasized the necessity for the Majority caucus to address possible repercussions following the departure of the outgoing Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu.

In an interview with media in Parliament on Thursday, February 22, the MP for Bekwai said, “The caucus will regroup and determine where to go. I am certain that the caucus will address all of these repercussions, including the impact of our leader’s resignation.

“The process of selecting or electing a new leader, we will discuss all that. And if there are any implications or negative impacts on our caucus, we may decide and plan a route that will keep us together.”

He expressed his hope for the outgoing Majority Leader to have lasted till the finish, calling him tremendously industrious.

“He can sit from morning till morning if there’s work to be done. I am personally disappointed that Kyei decided to stand down; he has been a fantastic leader, and he is an extremely hardworking person. And I would have wished that he stayed on to the end.”

Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu resigned voluntarily with immediate effect on Wednesday, February 21, following a critical meeting of the majority group.

President Nana Akufo-Addo convened the meeting, which took place in Accra’s Jubilee House banquet hall.

The session, attended by the majority of the group’s members, was organised in response to rising tensions within the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary group.

These conflicts erupted in response to reports of intentions to replace Kyei Mensah-Bonsu with Alexander Afenyo-Markin, which fueled internal strife.

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