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‘Cash for seat’ scandal: Alan Kyerematen denies wrongdoing

The Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen has dismissed allegations of extortion by his outfit in the recent infamous ‘cash for seat’ scandal. According to him, a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry and the organizers of the Ghana Expatriate Business Awards (GEBA) clearly spelt out which party was responsible for soliciting for sponsorship and collection of monies for the ...

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Lawyer downplays Amidu’s appointment as Special Prosecutor

A Private Legal Practitioner and Greater Accra Regional Youth Organizer of the NDC, Edudzi Tamaklo has raised doubts over Martin Amidu’s ability to deliver on his mandate as Special Prosecutor given his limited success when he served as Attorney General. Martin Amidu was named as the Special Prosecutor by the President on Thursday January 11, 2018. He is expected to ...

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Northern Regional Police on manhunt for Bimbilla shooters

The Northern Regional police have begun a manhunt for some persons who allegedly shot and killed three persons yesterday [Thursday] in the Bimbilla township. The incident occurred on Thursday night after the victims had finished with their evening Islamic prayers. According to eyewitnesses, two persons on a motorbike allegedly shot at them and sped off. It is unclear what may ...

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UMaT renamed George Grant University of Mines and Technology

President Akufo-Addo has officially renamed the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) to the George Grant University of Mines and Technology, after the first President of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC). The Tarkwa-based tertiary institution was renamed on Friday, January 12, 2018 at a special congregation held at the school to install former President John Kufuor as its Chancellor. Kufuor, ...

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E/R: Residents stop EPA from closing down ‘illegal’ fuel station

Attempts by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Eastern Region to close down a fuel station which was operating illegally at Frimponso Junction in Anyinam on the Accra-Kumasi Highway, proved futile after over 40 members of the community and workers of the station resisted the move. The Oando fuel station, which is close to Ready Oil Service station, is said ...

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V/R: Gov’t not sponsoring petitions for new region – Dan Botwe

The Minister of Regional Reorganization and Development, Dan Botwe, has debunked claims that the government is sponsoring interest groups pushing for the creation of a new region out of the Volta Region. The current government’s moves to respond to persistent appeals from people in the northern part of the Volta Region to have a new region carved from the existing one ...

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Amidu’s appointment ‘most objective’ in 4th Republic – Gyampo

A Political Science lecturer at the University of Ghana, Ransford Gyampo, has described the nomination of former Attorney General, Martin Amidu as the country’s first Special Prosecutor as the “most objective political appointment” in the Fourth Republic. According to him, the outspoken member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) possesses the qualities needed for the position which was created by ...

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2 shot as robbers attack Mobile Money agent at Busia Junction

Two persons have sustained severe gunshot wounds at Busia Junction near Odorkor in Accra, following a robbery attack on a Mobile Money operation point. According to eyewitnesses who spoke to Citi News’ Ebenezer Afanyi Dadzie, the two suspected robbers in a saloon car, approached the Mobile money point around 8:00pm on Thursday, and asked the vendor to hand over her money. In ...

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Appointing Amidu as Special Prosecutor ‘wise and prudent’ – Emile Short

A former Commissioner on Human Rights and Administrative Justice, CHRAJ, Emile Francis Short,  has commended the President on the appointment of Martin Amidu as the country’s first Special Prosecutor pending parliamentary approval. According to him, this is a clever and judicious decision on the side of the President in his efforts to fight corruption, saying the President should be congratulated. “Well, ...

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Rawlings hails ‘fearless’ Amidu’s selection as Special Prosecutor

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has praised the nomination of Martin Amidu as the Special Prosecutor. Mr. Rawlings said President Nana Akufo-Addo had “risen above partisanship and recognized a highly principled citizen.” He added that President Nana Akufo-Addo “couldn’t have made a better choice… Mr. Amidu has proven to be a fearless anti-corruption crusader whose pursuit of truth and justice ...

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