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Parliament pays GH¢8.5m out of GH¢13m owed ECG to avoid disconnection



Parliament has been compelled to make part payment of its indebtedness to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

The august house paid GH¢8.5 million out of GH¢13 million owed the power distributor to avert disconnection from the national grid. 

According to JoyNews’ James Avedzi, the payment was made following a visit by ECG’s revenue mobilisation taskforce to the House on Monday, March 20, 2023. 

The ECG has commenced a series of activities in a bid to recover over GH¢5 billion of debt owed by both private and state institutions. 

The amount accrued due to non-payment by these entities since August last year.

The exercise began on Monday March 20, 2023, after ECG announced the closure of its main offices except customer support departments, in order to embark on a one-month-long exercise.

All ECG staff, from top management to junior officers, will be used to retrieve all the monies owed the company.

As a result, the Managing Director of ECG, Mr Dubik Mahama has toured all the operational regions of ECG to sensitise the staff on how to go about the mobilisation of the revenue. He said they should respect the customer at all times.

He also reminded the staff that ECG is a business and not a charity, thus they must all start behaving as business-minded people.

It is expected that at the end of the exercise, 100% of the debt owed ECG would be recovered.

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UN is becoming ‘useless’, we should start thinking of ending it – Muntaka on Israel and Hamas war



The Member of Parliament for Asawase, Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak Mohammed, has said the United Nations is gradually becoming a body that is incapable of implementing its own resolutions.

He said the time has come for discussions to be taken to end the UN  because it is becoming a useless body.

Commenting on the Israel and Hamas war while addressing the media in Parliament last week, Muntaka said “This thing that is happening to Palestinians today can happen in any part of Africa. If the Holocaust ended in 1945 and today this is happening, remember, the last country in Africa got its independence just in the 1990s, so it means that it can still happen to any of us.

“What is happening now is about people blocking between we and them but every life matters, a Jewish life matters, a Palestinian life matters, an American life matters, a Ghanaian life matters, all lives are lives, we cannot cherish one life over the other.

“The UN, unfortunately, is gradually becoming a useless body because a United Nations that cannot enforce its resolution, what is?  Maybe, just as the League of Nations ended,  we should probably be thinking of ending the United Nations because it is gradually becoming a useless organization, that is incapable of doing anything. Once those superpowers, Russia, America, and China, are doing something,  all others can. But if it is any other country then that is where they find their voice, I don’t think you can run a world organization the way they are running the organization. I hope that the UN will begin getting tougher if really they want the world to unite.”

The Palestinian militant group Hamas launched an unprecedented assault on Israel on Saturday, with hundreds of gunmen infiltrating communities near the Gaza Strip.

At least 1,300 Israelis have been killed, while dozens of soldiers and civilians, including women and children, are being held in Gaza as hostages.

More than 1,300 Palestinians have also been killed in numerous air strikes on Gaza that Israel’s military is carrying out in response, and Israel has imposed a total blockade on the territory, denying it food, fuel and other essentials.

It is also massing its forces along the Gaza border and Palestinians are bracing themselves for a ground operation which could cost many more deaths.

Britain took control of the area known as Palestine after the ruler of that part of the Middle East, the Ottoman Empire, was defeated in World War One.

The land was inhabited by a Jewish minority and Arab majority, as well as other, smaller ethnic groups.

Tensions between the two peoples grew when the international community gave the UK the task of establishing a “national home” in Palestine for Jewish people.

This stemmed from the Balfour Declaration of 1917, a pledge made by then Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Britain’s Jewish community.

The declaration was enshrined in the British mandate over Palestine and endorsed by the newly-created League of Nations – forerunner of the United Nations – in 1922.

To Jews Palestine was their ancestral home, but Palestinian Arabs also claimed the land and opposed the move.

Between the 1920s and 1940s, the number of Jews arriving there grew, with many fleeing from persecution in Europe, especially the Nazi Holocaust in World War Two.

Violence between Jews and Arabs, and against British rule, also increased.

In 1947, the UN voted for Palestine to be split into separate Jewish and Arab states, with Jerusalem becoming an international city.

That plan was accepted by Jewish leaders but rejected by the Arab side and never implemented.

In 1948, unable to solve the problem, Britain withdrew and Jewish leaders declared the creation of the State of Israel.

It was intended to serve as a safe haven for Jews fleeing persecution, as well as a national homeland for Jews.

Fighting between Jewish and Arab militias had been intensifying for months, and the day after Israel declared statehood, five Arab countries attacked.

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Ablakwa condemns govt’s inaction on Akosombo dam spillage relief



The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has expressed his dissatisfaction with what he believes is government’s reluctance to provide relief support to people affected by the Akosombo Dam spillage.

Ablakwa said government has neglected the affected persons most of whom are constituents of North Tongu.

The controlled spillage of the Akosombo and Kpong Dams on September 15 flooded communities in over four regions across the country, bringing untold suffering to the affected people.

Speaking on Eyewitness News on Citi FM, the North Tongu legislator was angry with the Minister of Energy, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, for failing to provide measures being taken by the government to lessen the plight of the affected people when he appeared before Parliament.

He was dissatisfied with the Minister’s defense of the Volta River Authority (VRA) for the spillage of the dam, which he told Parliament was necessary to protect the structural integrity of the dam and the people living downstream.

Ablakwa also denied taking relief items on behalf of his constituents from the VRA.

“There is this false claim that VRA is sharing relief items and MPs have received relief items. You will have constituents chasing you that, Mr. MP, we heard the Energy Minister in Parliament reveal that you guys have received the items, and you have not given them to us, you have not been transparent with us.”

He further bemoaned the government’s lack of interest in supporting the affected people despite a national rally of support coming from corporate organizations and individuals.

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EC seeks to withdraw CI on creation of Guan Constituency



The Electoral Commission (EC) has requested the withdrawal of the Constitutional Instrument (C.I.) on the creation of the Guan constituency, citing a lack of sufficient time to meet a constitutionally mandated 21-day period before Parliament’s recess.

The constituency, which encompasses the Santrokofi, Akpafu, Likpe, and Lolobi (SALL) traditional areas, was intended to allow residents to participate in the 2024 parliamentary elections.

However, the EC has determined that the necessary procedures cannot be completed within the required timeframe.

Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu confirmed the EC’s withdrawal request, stating that the decision was made due to the impending district-level election and the need to align the constituency creation with the election process.

“They submitted a request to withdraw it and the very day of reconvening, they had submitted it for presentation and concurrently, they had submitted another one for its withdrawal.

“The reason for the withdrawal was simple. It was that if you created a constituency, you then needed to hold the District Level Election to conform to the creation of the constituency. However, there was not going to be any constituency at that time,” he noted.

But Minority Leader Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, however, disagrees with the EC’s decision, arguing that the district-level election for the Guan constituency can be held after the election of assembly members for other constituencies.

He maintains that the EC does not have valid grounds for withdrawing the C.I.

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