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Mr. Doe Adjaho

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Background Information

Employment History

Messrs Lithur Brew and Company

Education

Law

Ghana School of Law for the Qualifying Certificate

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Indeed, Mr Adjaho had set a ...

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Indeed, Mr Adjaho had set a precedent for himself in "impunity" by acting in precisely the same manner, over the sale of Merchant Bank to a company called Fortiz in 2014. He got away with that, thanks to the iability of the Opposition to demonstrate that he had flouted the Constitution in blocking the parliamentary scrutiny of a transaction that involved public funds, namely, capital taken from the Social Security and National Insurance Trust. How can one man impose his understanding of what the functions of Parliament are, on the elected representatives of the people? After all, was it not Parlaiemtnt that voted him in as its Speaker? How can the "servant" force his point of view upon his employer?

But even though in blocking Parliamentary scrutiny of the sale of Merchant Bank to Fortiz, Mr Adjaho acted ultra vires, (that is, he acted "beyond the powers of his office") he at least had the fig leaf of the sub judice rule to cover his patently partisan act. (In fairness to the Opposition, they might have bowed to a rather narrow interpretation of the sub judice rule.)
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So, in preventing Parliament - which has so much power that a popular adage says it "can do anything except change a man into a woman!") - Mr Adjaho has dealt two deadly blows to Ghana's 1992 Constitution: (1) he has unilaterally upgraded the status of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice to full judicial status, in direct contravention to the Constitution and (2) he has thereby unilaterally abolished the power of the Parliament of Ghana given to it by the people of Ghana!The Opposition sasys it is "embarrassed". Well, it shouldn't be --Joe Adaho dseserves to be brought down for committing treason against the Parliament of Ghana, and thereby, against the peopleof Ghana.
For what he has done is totally unacceptable, because in the very first words of the Constitution, it is clearly stated that: QUOTE: "The Sovereignty of Ghana resides in the people of Ghana in whose name and for whose welfare the powers of government are to be exercised in the manner and within the limits laid down in this Constitution. UNQUOTE
In other words, SOVEREIGNTY RESIDES IN THE PEOPLE, AND THEREBY, THEIR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES; i.e. PARLIAMENT!
Indeed, CHRAJ would be the first body to express shock at the way Mr Adjaho has used a CHRAJ investigation to block an investigation by our sovereign Parliament. For on its own webpage, the CHRAJ acknowledges unambiguously that: QUOTE: The Commission is not a judicial body and cannot review decisions that have previously been decided by a competent court. UNQUOTE
So, if the CHRAJ does not consider itself either as a "judicial body" or a "competent court", where did Adjaho get the idea that a CHRAJ investigation can preclude Parliament from scrutinising any behaviour of a person holding public office? Who gave Mr Adjaho the power to clothe the proceedings of the CHRAJ with the mantle of sub judice? (By the way, as a matter of interest, the sub judice principle is, itself, under severe attack, on the grounds that it is antiquiated and that no modern judge worth his/her salt would take the slightest notice of anything said elsewhere about a case before him or her, when judges are enjoined to consider only evidence adduced before their courts.)
I have to remind Mr Doe Adjaho - again (as I did when I put him on my "New Year Honours List" in January 2015) - that the position of Speaker of the National Assembly is not one to be dignified only with "silk hoses and patent leather shoes" (the garb favoured by the Speaker of the House of Commons and adopted, to my knowkledge, by Speakers of the Parliament of Ghana, forllowing a precedent set by Sir Emmanuel Charles Quist!)
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May I point Mr Adjaho (and the Clerk of Parliament, whose technocratic name Mr Adjaho ingloriously invoked in making his outrageous and scandalous ruling) to what the website of the House of Commons - the location from which the mystifying notion of a "Speaker" who does not "speak" in debates originated (!) - has to say about the office of the Speaker:


Mr Doe Adjaho has, therefore, ...

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Mr Doe Adjaho has, therefore, directed the Clerk of Parliament to notify the Electoral Commission to take steps in organising a bye-election.


The First Deputy Speaker of ...

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The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ave-Avenor constituency, Mr. Doe Adjaho, has stressed the need for traditional Africa religious practitioners to maintain the culture values of the nation through their activities for the benefit of present and future generations. Mr. Adjaho pointed out that the government had recognised the roles the various religious bodies played in national development, and would not do anything to discriminate against them, but rather cooperate and support.

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Mr. Adjaho, who was impressed with the activities of the people of Dagbamate, donated 20 streetlights to the community to help improve on security in the area in the evenings, and as well presented three computers to the school in the town to aid the teaching and learning of Information Communication Technology (ICT). The Deputy Volta Regional Minister asked traditional African religion practitioners to set the pace in the practical demonstration of truth and honesty in their activities, which he noted, was at the center of their belief and practices, to enable others emulate them. The lLeader of the 'Afetorku Gbodzi', Nugorgbea Kofi Davor, noted that traditional Africa religion had over the years helped in the promotion of peace and unity among the people, which he pointed out, was fundamental in the development of any society. He further stressed that as a religious group, it also recognised the important role of education, hence the provision of accommodation for teachers to motivate them.


Friends of Doe Adjaho defends ...

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Friends of Doe Adjaho defends Ave- Avenor MP's re-election bid Ghana Review International - A Free News agency for Ghanaian News

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[N] Friends of Doe Adjaho defends Ave- Avenor MP's re-election bid
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Friends of Doe Adjaho defends Ave- Avenor MP's re-election bid The "Friends of Doe Adjaho" (FODA), has hinted that the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ave- Avenor would oblige to the consent of his constituents
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(Doe Adjaho) must go again."
Mr Adjaho, Lawyer and First Deputy Speaker of Parliament has been the MP for the constituency since 1992.
Mr Gunu said the "chemistry" between Mr Adjaho and
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to unseat Mr Adjaho as National Democratic Congress's candidate for the 2012 parliamentary election.
However Mr Gunu has expressed optimism that Mr Adjaho would be the NDC's candidate for the election.
Mr Gunu said before 1992 when Mr Adjaho entered
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Mr Gunu said through the initiative of Mr Adjaho
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Mr Gunu said Mr Adjaho is also spearheading the


Mr Doe Adjaho, National ...

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Mr Doe Adjaho, National Health Insurance Council Chairman said the special scheme was adopted to enable as many people as possible to have the opportunity to enrol to access health care, adding that the level of patronage in some areas was just not encouraging.

Mr Adjaho, who is also a Member of Parliament (MP) for the Area expressed satisfaction at the interest shown by people to register at the centre set up as part of the launch.
He offered to pay the premium of all people who would subscribe to the scheme in the area during the two-week period.

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