From nowhere, Mr Ofori-Atta intoned 'there will be no increase in taxes'. The House lit up like a stadium in Russia, like that wild Iranian celebration after Morocco scored an own-goal in the dying minutes of the game.
The Minister of Finance Ken Ofori Attah is in Parliament to present a mid-year review of the 2018 budget.
Government has predicted the Minority in Parliament will be proved wrong after stirring up the public on its claims, an introduction of a slew of taxes is imminent.
Victor Smith has petitioned Martin Amidu to investigate recurring allegations of corruption against members of the legislature.
GNPC has said it did not in any way support or play any role in aiding their Board Chair in annexing the NPP National Chairmanship seat.
Majority Leader in Parliament has taken a swipe at three NPP legislators for failing to notify leadership of their decision to recuse themselves from a Privileges Committee sitting.
The Minority has demanded an immediate forensic audit into the accounts and activities of newly elected Chairman of the governing party for his show of vulgar opulence and vote buying towards the recent National Delegates Congress.
Parliament on Saturday paid glowing tribute to former Vice President, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, who passed away on Friday.
“It is really a tragic day for democracy in Ghana,” says legislator for North Tongu, who on Thursday was prevented by the Speaker of Parliament from making a comment on the dire migrant crisis in Spain.
Assin Central MP, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong could be permanently removed from office if he is found guilty of contempt of Parliament, his colleague, Inusah Fuseini has said.
Parliament's Privileges Committee has set July 3 for a public hearing of a case of contempt brought against Assin Central legislator by the Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak.
The President, Nana Akufo-Addo has taken a swipe at the minority in parliament over their decision to boycott the ongoing National ID card registration.
The Minority Chief Whip says but for the rules of engagement in Parliament, Assin Central MP would have gotten in ten folds his threats of a showdown.
A ranking member of Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee has questioned the tone, timing and ‘seemingly hostile approach’ by the US in warning of a possible visa restriction.
Chairman of Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs says it unfortunate and in bad taste that the U.S. is threatening to impose visa restrictions on Ghanaians.
NDC Member of Parliament for Ho West constituency of the Volta Region has signaled his intention to resign from the legislature, Joy News has learnt.
The Progressive People's Party (PPP) has expressed shock over the Minority's decision to boycott the ongoing national registration for the Ghana Card.
Civil Society Group Odekro has issued a damning report on how parliamentarians absenteeism has cos the taxpayer ¢1.4 million in the last year.
The Speaker of Parliament has tasked parliamentarians to formulate a new law that will make it criminal for health personnel to turn away patients over lack of beds.
The Minority in Parliament has announced a boycott of the registration exercise at Parliament for national ID cards citing legal, procurement and cost concerns.
Parliament's decision to investigate the Ghana Football Association over bribery allegations is in limbo after government announced it is dissolving the association.
Parliament has set up a special committee to probe bribery revelations within the Ghana Football Association contained in documentary by undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
The Minority in Parliament says the government is taking the country back to the status of a Highly Indebted Poor Country status as it accumulates more debt than the economy can sustain.
Former President Jerry John Rawlings has criticized the unity drive of the led by the national executives of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
At a seminal moment in Parliament where the Communications Minister mounted a defense of a controversial $89m revenue monitoring contract, some key figures to back the deal were missing in action.
Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu Ekuful, has described as “ totally unnecessary” recent controversy over the contract awarded Kelni-GVG to monitor call traffic and revenue assurance.
The decision by the leadership of parliament to engage only first degree and masters holders for employment as research assistance has angered some MP.
Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, is calling for the Communications Minister to be directed to brief Parliament on the controversial Kelni GVG deal.
President of policy think tank IMANI says the policy decision which formed the basis for the appointment of KelniGVG to provide revenue assurance services for government is senseless.
MPs have voiced concerns, the police invitation to Lawra MP Anthony Abayifa Karbo to assist in fraud investigations may amount to a breach of his parliamentary privileges.
Parliament has taken a tough position against any attempt to legalize same-sex marriage in the country.
The Minority in Parliament has demanded that the Speaker forces the Agriculture Minister to the House to answer question after his no-show stalls consideration of the urgent matter.
The Interior and Defence ministers have been summoned to parliament to assure Ghanaians, a bloody fight between soldiers and police officers will never happen again.
Rockson Dafeamekpor says comments by the Deputy Special Prosecutor nominee about Martin Amidu’s temperament is a cliché thrown about.
So close to passage in 2016 but yet so far, Parliament has reconvened for another session but with no immediate plan to pass the13-year old Right To Information (RTI) bill, billed to help fight corruption.
The Minority in Parliament is kicking against a new formula announced for the disbursement of the District Assembly Common Fund.
A member of the New Patriotic Party is urging the Minority to summon the Health Minister and the head of the National Health Insurance Scheme to Parliament to resolve what has been a huge controversy over payment of debt.
All 275 MPs are expected back in Parliament following a recall to consider "urgent business".
The Parliament of Ghana is urging calm as efforts to unravel claims that some former ministers received a double salary during their tenure are ongoing.
Majority leader Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu is suggesting some former government officials may have been involved in a deliberate attempt to steal from the state by taking double salaries.
The Majority members of Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee are demanding an immediate probe into allegations Ghana’s ex-president John Mahama lead
Members of Parliament are likely to be recalled to the House for an emergency meeting to reconsider and ratify a 2015 Ghana-US Military agreement signed by former Foreign Affairs Minister Hannah Tetteh.
The Minority in Parliament has washed its hands off the Ghana-US Military Cooperation agreement by staging a walkout in Parliament Friday.
Parliament’s Constitutional Affairs Committee questions the provision on “unfettered access” in the controversial Ghana-US military deal.
The Majority leader in Parliament says Cabinet is yet to approve the RTI Bill, contradicting an earlier comment by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.
The Minority in Parliament has torpedoed the laying of the Ghana-US military agreement in the House, saying it has not been thoroughly debated.
The Minority Chief Whip has vowed to scuttle the military agreement between the government and its US counterpart, describing it as dangerous.
The Minority in Parliament has vowed to do everything possible to ensure a Ghana-US agreement on military cooperation is not approved by the House.
A pressure group is set to march to parliament Friday to protest an agreement between the government of Ghana and the US.
The Minority in Parliament has criticised the government over its military agreement with the US administration, saying it amounts to an overthrow of Ghana's sovereignty.
Senior High Schools are expected to fight for 256m Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFUND) cash following government's change in the formula for the allocation of a piece of the pie.
MPs are expected to share a ¢20.6m cedis allocation for the monitoring of Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFUND) projects and responding to educational emergencies.