MPs to get GHc75,000 each for education projects

Members of Parliament are expected to receive GHc75,000 each for the funding of education-related projects and monitoring of same in their constituencies. The amount was captured in the recently approved Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) formula for 2018. In the formula, each MP was allocated GHc60,000 for the projects and GHc15,000 for their monitoring. This amounts to a total of GHc ...

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COPEC officially petitions Special Prosecutor to probe BOST

The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC), has officially petitioned the office of the Special Prosecutor to investigate what they consider to be a questionable crude oil transaction between the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST), and an unlicensed private oil firm, BB Energy. Speaking earlier at a news conference in Accra, the Executive Secretary of COPEC, Duncan Amoah, said the deal, ...

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Most Ghanaians believe the rich are ‘above the law’ – Afrobarometer

Indications from the latest Afrobarometer are that majority of Ghanaians do not have full confidence in the Rule of Law to handle the upper classes of society fairly. The report stated that 62 percent of Ghanaians feel that people are “often” or “always” treated unequally under the law. Also, 67 percent of Ghanaians believe that officials who commit crimes are ...

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Farmer kills friend’s wife in disagreement over cocoa farm

Police in Nkrankwanta in the Dormaa West District of the Brong Ahafo Region, have arrested Anabila Alepooko, alias Red, for allegedly shooting to death his friend’s wife in a disagreement over the ownership of a cocoa farm. The 35-year old woman, Fati Alhassan, was killed at Paulkrom near NyameAma, a farming community. The incident, according to the police, was reported ...

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Opuni facing ‘highest order of political persecution’ – B/A NDC

Dr. Stephen Opuni

The Brong Ahafo Regional Branch of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has condemned government  for what it calls the “persecution of the immediate past CEO of the Ghana Cocoa Board, Dr. Stephen Opuni.” “This action we consider to be political persecution of the highest order,” a statement from the branch said. The Brong Ahafo NDC joins the Ashanti branch ...

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Water for 5m at stake, don’t mine bauxite in Atewa forest – Group

atewa forest

A group calling itself the Concerned Citizens of Atewa Landscape, has urged government to abort its decision to give out the Atewa Forest Reserve for bauxite mining, saying water supply to over five million people will be affected. According to the group, some three River bodies namely; Ayensu, Densu and Birim, that supply parts of the country including the capital ...

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Revised RTI Bill approved, forwarded to Parliament – Bawumia

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia

Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, has announced that a revised version of the Right to Information Bill has been approved by Cabinet and forwarded to Parliament. “Cabinet has given approval for the Right to Information Bill to be laid in Parliament for debate and approval because it is very critical that we pass the Right to Information Bill,” Dr. Bawumia ...

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Techiman youth demonstrate against ‘fake’ spiritualists

A group calling itself the Techiman Youth Association in the Techiman Municipality of the Brong Ahafo Region, on Sunday embarked on a peaceful demonstration on the principal streets of Techiman against the activities of  spiritualists, mallams and money doublers, accusing them of taking advantage of unsuspecting and gullible residents to defraud and dupe them of their monies and investments in ...

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RTI Bill ‘meaningless’ without covering private sector- Prof. Oquaye

The Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Oquaye, has said the Right to Information Bill will be more meaningful if it goes beyond dealing with the public sector to include the private sector. The Speaker says making access to information from the public sector mandatory through the passage of the Bill without including private businesses, will lead nowhere. In Prof. Oquaye’s ...

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5 injured, 10 arrested after chieftaincy clash at Goi

About five persons have been wounded and are currently receiving treatment at the Battor Hospital, while 10 others are in police custody after a chieftaincy dispute at Goi in the Ada West District resulted in some violence. Some of the injuries have been described as serious. The Ada Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent George Andrew Kumah, said to Citi News ...

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