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Nana Addo being set up for embarrassment – Martin Amidu

Martin Amidu

Nana Akufo-Addo is being set up to be embarrassed by some faceless persons who clandestinely introduced some clauses into the special prosecutor’s Bill to limit the prosecutor from investigating certain kinds of corruption and also removing corruption from the jurisdiction of the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO). This is the assertion of former Attorney General, Martin Amidu. According to ...

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‘Secret’ clause in Special Prosecutor Bill to make office useless – Amidu

Martin Amidu

A former Attorney General, Martin Amidu has suggested that the government’s efforts to create a special prosecutor office will be a wasted venture if sections of the draft Bill currently before Parliament are not removed. According to him, a clause in the bill which states that the Special Prosecutor must not investigate and prosecute corruption offences relating to the Public ...

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13 ‘fake security officers’ arrested on Aflao border

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13 persons who posed as security officers are currently in the grips of the Volta Regional Police Command following a swoop conducted along the Aflao border. The suspects are said to have hijacked the country’s eastern frontiers posing as state security personnel and terrorizing unsuspecting travellers.   The suspects, including two women, were rounded up on Monday dawn in an operation led by ...

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“We’ll not let you suffer”- Minister assures NPP youth

Salifu Saeed, Northern Regional Minister

The Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed has ordered the closure of the private construction company working on the Yendi-Bimbilla section of the Eastern Corridor roads. This is to enable him to convince the company to employ some aggrieved New Patriotic Party (NPP) youth in the area who are protesting their joblessness following the assumption of office of the NPP government. ...

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‘Unemployed’ NPP youth seize contractor’s equipment over jobs

File photo: Eastern Corridor road

Some youth who claim to be supporters of New Patriotic Party (NPP) have stopped construction work on the Yendi-Bimbilla section of the Eastern Corridor roads demanding immediate employment. The youth on Monday seized construction equipment belonging the contractors, Andre Quadrez Construction Company. They vowed that they will not release the equipment till they are employed the company. Citi News sources ...

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Don’t undermine corruption fight in special prosecutor’s bill – Martin Amidu

Martin Amidu

When it became clear to me that We the People might not be allowed our democratic right to participate in the discourse leading to the enactment of the Office of the Special Public Prosecutor Bill, 2017 I raced against time to hurriedly research and write a lengthy constitutional and legal critique of the Bill. Now that Parliament has vetoed taking ...

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NSS apologizes to personnel for ‘military brutality’

NSS posting

The National Service Scheme has apologized to service personnel who were beaten and harassed by some military and police personnel on Monday at the LaDMA Annex opposite the El-Wak Sports Stadium in Accra. It is said the incident was “regrettable” and called for calm among service personnel who are peeved over the incident. The registration process for this year’s national ...

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N/R: Rainstorm wrecks havoc in Nanung

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Several houses and other properties running into hundreds of cedis have been destroyed in the Nanumba North district of the Northern Region following a day’s rainfall. The rains which started at dawn on Monday stopped on Tuesday morning. It left buildings collapsed and destroyed major roads including the one linking Tamale and Salaga. The only dam in the district, ‘Wampu’ ...

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Parliament to debate KT Hammond’s ‘AMERI motion’

Parliament of Ghana

The Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye has approved an urgent motion filed by the Member of Parliament for Adansi Asokwa, K.T Hammond for the government to reverse its decision on the AMERI power agreement. The motion has since been tabled for debate by Members of Parliament. K.T Hammond, who was the ranking member of the Energy Committee of Parliament ...

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Is Charlotte Osei unfit to be Electoral Commissioner? [Article]

Charlottee Osei

This week, some workers of the Electoral Commission of Ghana has petitioned the President to remove the Chairperson of the commission Mrs. Charlotte Osei. According to their lawyer, it is alleged that: Mrs. Osei breached the Procurement Law in securing goods and services. She is a one-woman show because she solely contracted the services of attorneys with disgruntle parties and ...

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