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Give Nana Addo credit, NDC only demonised Amidu – Rawlings

Former President John Rawlings has lauded the New Patriotic Party government for leveraging Martin Amidu’s drive to fight corruption by appointing him as Ghana’s Special Prosecutor. Mr. Rawlings said this was in contrast to Mr. Amidu’s own National Democratic Congress which only demonized the man nicknamed the citizen vigilante. The former President was speaking to journalists at the State House during the ...

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Your independence is assured – Nana Addo tells Amidu

Swearing-in of Martin A.B.K Amidu as Special Prosecutor

Contrary to suggestions that the Office of the Special Prosecutor may not achieve much because there’s likely to be some executive influence, President Akufo-Addo has reassured Martin Amidu, that the independence of his office will not be compromised by the executive or any other arm of government. The President gave the assurance when he swore in Mr. Amidu today [ ...

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Pass RTI bill if you want to fight corruption – MP tells Nana Addo

Ahmed Ibrahim

A Deputy Minority Chief Whip, Ahmed Ibrahim, is asking President Akufo-Addo to ensure the passage of the Right to Information Bill if he is indeed committed to fight corruption. Ahmed Ibrahim says although the President has set up the Special Prosecutor Office, the institution will be ineffective without the passage of the Right to Information Bill into law. Speaking to ...

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Corruption ranking proves rot in Nana Addo gov’t – Minority

alhaji aba fuseini

The Minority in Parliament has said Ghana’s ranking on the 2017 Global Corruption Perception Index is a vindication of their position that the current government is presiding over a corrupt administration. Speaking to Citi News, the Minority Spokesperson on Communications, A.B.A. Fuseini said the drop in Ghana’s ranking on the Index proves that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government is ...

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Corruption ranking covered corruption cases under Mahama – Gov’t

Hebert Krapa

The government has explained that Ghana’s poor performance in the 2017 Global Corruption Perception Index also took into account corruption cases recorded under the John Mahama administration, which left power in January 2017. The government’s Spokesperson on Governance and Legal Affairs, Herbert Krapa, explained that the report was not an indication that the current New Patriotic Party [NPP] government was ...

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Ghana drops to 81 in 2017 corruption perception Index

Ghana dropped 11 places from the 2016 ranking to place 81 out of 180 countries in the 2017 Corruption Perception index. The Index put together by Transparency International ranks countries annually by their perceived levels of corruption, as determined by expert assessments and opinion surveys. Ghana’s mark out of a total of 100 was 40, down from 43, which the ...

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Minority MPs want Ofori Atta summoned over Ghana’s debt stock

Some minority Members of Parliament want the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta summoned to provide the true state of the country’s debt stock. According to NDC MP for Ho Central, Benjamin Kpodo, failure to capture debts such as the ones incurred from the collapse of Capital and UT Banks, indicate that government has not accurately reported to the people of Ghana ...

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NDC to end re-registration of members next week

Johnson Asiedu Nketia

The opposition National Democratic Congress [NDC], has announced that it will end the re-registration of its members next week Wednesday, February 28, 2018. The party began the manual re-registration of its members in December 2017, when it decided to abandon its biometric register after claims that some non-NDC members were on the register. “The National Democratic Congress (NDC) wishes to ...

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Minority not divided over Ayine’s suit against Amidu- Inusah

Alhaji Inusah Fuseini

Tamale Central MP, Inusah Fuseini, has refuted suggestions that the National Democratic Congress [NDC] Minority is divided over the suit by caucus member, Dominic Ayine, against the nomination of Martin Amidu as the Special Prosecutor. Mr. Fuseini insisted on Eyewitness News that the though the Minority was in support of the appointment of Mr. Amidu, Dr. Ayine was entitled to defend ...

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Protests suspended in Togo after Nana Addo’s intervention

The Coalition of opposition political parties in Togo says it has suspended all forms of protests and demonstrations aimed at forcing President Faure Gnassingbe to step down. This was contained in a communique issued after a meeting between Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo and the Coalition, as well as representatives of the government. The Coalition, consisting of 14 opposition parties, agreed ...

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