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‘I have a heart that loves people’ – Martin Amidu

Former Attorney General, Martin Amidu, has said that he has a loving heart that pushes him to fight for vulnerable people and for a just cause, contrary to the fearful picture painted of him. “I have defended the voiceless I have not known; I have defended people who thought I was their enemies. I may not be having a smiling ...

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Bonded jobless nurses picket again at Health Ministry

nurses protest

Scores of bonded unemployed nurses and midwives on Tuesday besieged the premises of the Ministry of Health to demand posting. The trained health professionals said they have been idling at home for the past two years after successfully leaving school and completing their mandatory national service. The spokesperson of the group, Daniel Obuor, said the Ministry has failed to respond ...

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‘I cannot live in harmony with criminals’- Martin Amidu

Former Attorney General and now Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu, has said he is a very harmonious person, but the only kind of people he cannot live peacefully with are corrupt individuals. He said this at his vetting today [Tuesday], by Parliament’s Appointments Committee for the position of Special Prosecutor. He made the comment when he was asked by the ...

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‘I’m not coming to fill up Nsawam prison’ – Amidu

Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu, has debunked suggestions that his office will fight to have all guilty persons imprisoned for their various crimes of corruption. He said he is appreciative of clauses in the Special Prosecutor Bill that made provision for his office to allow convicted persons make restitution. Martin Amidu, who appeared before Parliament’s Appointments Committee on Tuesday, said his ...

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Tree falls on ‘illegal logger’ in Tano Forest, kills him

A 25-year illegal chainsaw operator identified as Kofi Antwi, has been killed by a falling tree in the Tano Forest Reserve at Biaso in the Asutifi North District of the Brong Ahafo Region. The Brong Ahafo Regional Police Public Relations Officer in the region, Chief Inspector Kingsley Oppong, confirmed the incident which happened on Sunday to Citi News. He said ...

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Installation specialist outdoors new products

Installation specialist has launched new products of the company.  The products include acoustic tiles, decorative pop tile and vinly tile. According to the Managing Director, Mamdouh Hamoui the products are building materials for internal and external use purposes. Speaking at the launch, Mr. Hamoui says the products are manufactured with modern technologies which help save cost and energy “Today in ...

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Martin Amidu defends SP job despite criticizing the law

The Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu, has revealed that President Nana Akufo-Addo convinced him not to reject the offer despite his reservations with the law that set up the office. After discussions between him and President Akufo-Addo, he came to the conclusion that the fundamental purpose of the Special Prosecutor’s office to eradicate corruption has not been compromised. In a 2017 ...

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I don’t have children, I have adults – Amidu tells Appointments c’ttee

The Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu, stirred controversy at his vetting on Tuesday when he subtly indicated in a brief biography submitted to Parliament’s Appointments Committee that he does not have children, but rather adults. In addressing a question about the number of children he had as indicated on his CV, Martin Amidu stated that he had adults, and accompanied ...

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‘You can disqualify me if’ … – Amidu to Appointments C’ttee

Former Attorney General, Martin Amidu, has said Parliament’s Appointments Committee could disapprove of his nomination as Special Prosecutor if they have reservations. Mr. Amidu threw the challenge while answering a question by Minority Chief Whip, Mubarak Muntaka, on specific functions he played as Chairman of the Public Agreement Board between 1983 and 1993, during his vetting in Parliament today [Tuesday]. ...

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Two reported dead in Taifa junction car crash

At least two people are reported dead after a 207 bus heading towards Accra from Amasaman crashed around Taifa junction on the N6 highway. According to an eyewitness, Daniel, the driver of a commercial sprinter bus lost control of the steering wheel and rammed into the Jersey barrier. “We were driving under the bridge in speed lane and the driver ...

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