Author Archives: Delali Adogla-Bessa

KNUST: Africa Hall begins probe into GHc150,000 sponsorship scandal

The management of the Africa Hall of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has launched investigations into the alleged criminal misconduct of two executives of the hall. The two; President of the hall, Winfred Abotsi and the General Secretary, Eunice Adjetey, have also been asked to step aside while the investigations continue. The executives are said to have ...

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Don’t create problems for yourselves – EOCO warns UT Bank directors

As at Wednesday morning, former directors of the defunct UT Bank were yet to appear before the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO), despite a public summons. Speaking to Citi News’ Umaru Sanda Amadu, the Executive Director of EOCO, K. K. Amoah, said the directors in question had until 5:00pm today to report. Without providing details, he said his team would ...

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Lancaster University Ghana Law Students’ Journal: ‘Taming Archer’s Octopus’

Article 94 of the 1992 Constitution, a cornerstone of participatory democracy or a manacle on freedom of contract and association? Introduction The case of The Republic v. The High Court; Ex-Parte Dr. Zanetor A. Rawlings drew great attention and public interest, ostensibly due to the profile of the parties involved: one of whom was the daughter of former President Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings. It ...

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Ahwiaa clashes: Zongo Development Minister urges calm

Minister for Inner-City and Zongo Development is urging calm among residents of Ahwiaa in the Kwabre East Municipality of the Ashanti Region. Sector Minister, Alhaji Abubakar Saddique Boniface, visited the area a week after renewed clashes between two youth groups there left one dead and several others injured. Citi News checks in the area reveal that calm has returned with schools ...

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We’ll snub recall to ratify old US army agreements – Ablakwa

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

The NDC MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has said the possible recall of Parliament to ratify the 1998 and the 2015 defence cooperation agreements the country signed with the US is the manifestation of a confused government and a waste of taxpayers’ money. Speaking on Eyewitness News, Mr. Abakwa said either the Government is confused or “only engaged in pedestrian propaganda to ...

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Schools not brothels – NAPO slams teachers sleeping with students

Minister of Education, Matthew Opoku Prempeh

Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has said his Ministry will take on any regional director of Education who fails to protect female students who are victims of sexual abuse by teachers in Senior High Schools across the country. The Minister indicated that boarding schools cannot be used as brothels by male teachers who usually engage in sexual relationships with ...

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Gov’t to recall Parliament to ratify 98, 2015 US army agreements

The government has said it intends to trigger a recall of Parliament to ratify the 1998 and the 2015 defence cooperation agreements the country signed with the US under different National Democratic Congress administrations. Following the Supreme Court ruling that ordered the agreement to host the detainees from Guantanamo Bay on the behest of the US to Parliament for ratification, ...

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Opuni, Agongo granted GH¢300,000 bail each

Former COCOBOD CEO, Dr. Stephen Opuni and businessman Seidu Agongo have been granted bail by the High Court. The two were each granted a self-recognizance bail of GHc300,000 during their first appearance in court today [Monday]. They are also to submit their passports to the state and inform the Director General of the Central Investigations Department (CID) any time they intend ...

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Opuni, Seidu Agongo plead not guilty to all charges

Former COCOBOD CEO, Dr. Stephen Opuni and businessman Seidu Agongo have pleaded not guilty to all 27 charges brought against them. The representatives of Agricult Limited, the company owned by Seidu Agongo, also pleaded not guilty to the charges against them. The three defendants made the plea during their first court appearance today [Monday]. Former COCOBOD boss, Dr. Opuni; CEO of Zeera Group ...

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NDC bigwigs throng court ahead of Opuni’s trial [Photos]

Former senior officials of the Mahama administration have thronged the High Court in Accra to solidarize with former Chief Executive Officer of COCOBOD, Dr. Steve Opuni, who is facing a number of charges, including causing financial loss to the state. The group was led by the former Cheif of Staff, Julius Debrah and included former Attorney General, Marietta Brew Oppong; ...

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