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Parliament approves formula for distributing MMDAs common fund

Parliament on Tuesday approved a new formula proposed by the administrator of the District Assemblies Common Fund for its distribution.

This is in accordance with Section 7A of the District Assembly Common Fund Act 1993 (455).

It, among other things, stipulates that the administrator of the Fund is expected to propose annually to Parliament a formula for sharing the Common Fund to Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs).

The over GH¢1 billion is expected to be shared among 216 MMDAs.


Source: 3news.com|Ghana

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Parliament approves appointment of deputy regional ministers

Parliament on Tuesday approved the appointment of nine personalities nominated by President John Dramani Mahama for deputy regional ministerial positions.

The nine were vetted last week by the Parliament’s Appointments Committee.

They are Justice Samuel Adjei, Brong Ahafo Region, Samuel Yaw Adusei, Ashanti Region, Isaac Djanmah Vanderpuiye, Greater Accra and Queenstar Pokua Sawyer, Central Region.

The others are Mavis Ama Frimpong, Eastern Region, Francis Ganyaglo, Volta Region, Abu Kasangbata, Upper West Region and David Aweyue Syme, Upper East Region.


Source: GNA

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Parliament approves 3 regional ministers

The Appointments Committee of Parliament has approved three nominees of President John Dramani Mahama to be regional ministers.

The three – Julius Debrah for the Eastern Region, Dr Ephraim Avea Nsoh for the Upper East Region and Helen Adjoa Ntoso for the Volta Region – were vetted last week.

The motion for their approval was moved on the floor of Parliament House on Thrusday by First Deputy Speaker Ebo Barton-Oduro, who also chairs the vetting committee.

While Julius Debrah promised tourism expansion in the Eastern Region during his vetting, Dr Avea Nsoh pledged a programme that will help the poor in the Region.

Honourable Ntoso, on her part, promised to continue from where the late regional minister, Henry Ford Kamel reached, by dedciating herself to resolving the tribal disputes.

The three will wait for their swearing-in to be administered by President Mahama.

 

Source: 3news.com|Ghana