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‘We won’t accept insults from Trump’ – Nana Addo

President Akufo-Addo has condemned US President, Donald Trump for recent derogatory remarks he reportedly made against African countries, saying Ghana will “not accept such insults, even from a leader of a friendly country.” Trump’s alleged description of some nations on the continent as ‘shithole countries’ has not sat well with many, including a number of world leaders who have called ...

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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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Amidu’s appointment doesn’t scare us – Kofi Adams

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is unfazed by the nomination of former Attorney General, Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor, the National Organiser of the party, Kofi Adams has said. Mr. Amidu, a member of the NDC and a former Attorney General was nominated as Special Prosecutor on Thursday September 11, 2018. He is expected to be vetted and approved by ...

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NPP issues guidelines for election of polling station officers

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has issued guidelines for the party’s imminent election of polling station officers and electoral area coordinators across the country. The party is set to elect its polling station officials from 17th to 21st January, 2018, with the electoral area elections coming off between 26th and 29th January, 2018. The NPP, in a statement signed by its ...

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

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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NDC must celebrate Amidu’s appointment – IDEG

The Executive Director of the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG), Dr. Emmanuel Akwetey, has said the opposition National Democratic Congress [NDC] should celebrate the nomination of a member of their party, Martin Amidu, as the country’s first Special Prosecutor. According to him, the NDC should be happy because President Akufo-Addo has found the kind of quality needed to fight corruption ...

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Expatriates saga: Ablakwa calls for audit of GEBA accounts

The Minority Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has called for an independent audit of the accounts used by the organizers of the Ghana Expatriates Business Awards (GEBA) ceremony, which was held in December 2017. The Minority had alleged that the Trade Ministry collected amounts ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 from the expatriates to enable them sit close to ...

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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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Amidu’s nomination as Special Prosecutor refreshing news – Inusah

National Democratic Congress [NDC] Member of Parliament for the Tamale Central Constituency, Inusah Fuseini, has welcomed the nomination of Martin Amidu by President Akufo-Addo as the Special Prosecutor, describing the announcement as a “refreshing news”. Martin Amidu, a member of the NDC and a former Attorney General, was named as the Special Prosecutor by the President today, Thursday, January 11, ...

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