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22.09.2005 Press Review

Can Ministers or MPs hold an office of profit ?

By Constitution of the Republic of Ghana
Can Ministers or MPs hold an office of profit ?
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Constitution of the Republic of Ghana CHAPTER EIGHT: THE EXECUTIVE 78. (3) A Minister of State shall NOT hold any other office of profit or emolument whether private or public and whether directly or indirectly unless otherwise permitted by the Speaker acting on the recommendations of a committee of Parliament on the ground- (a) that holding that office will not prejudice the work of a Minister; and

(b) that no conflict of interest arises or would arise as a result of the Minister holding that office. CHAPTER TEN: THE LEGISLATURE 98 (2) A member of Parliament shall NOT hold any office of profit or emolument, whether private or public and either directly or indirectly, unless permitted to do so by the Speaker acting on the recommendations of a committee of Parliament on the grounds that - (a) holding that office will not prejudice the work of a member of Parliament; and

(b) no conflict of interest arises or would arise as a result of the member holding that office.

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