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Anlo Youth sue Minerals Commission over Adina salt

File photo: Adina salt

The Anlo Youth Council in the Volta Region has dragged the Minerals Commission and three other state institutions to the Supreme Court for giving some firms — Kensington Industries Limited and Seven Seas Salt Limited, the license to mine salt in the Keta Lagoon. The Council wants the court to declare as unconstitutional the issuance of the license to the ...

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AG courts support for Special Prosecutor Bill

Gloria Akuffo, Attorney General

Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo, has called for a dispassionate discussion on the Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill 2017, to enable the creation of a truly independent office to deal with public sector corruption. The Bill is expected to among other things define modalities for the appointment and operations of the Special Prosecutor. It is expected to be laid before ...

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AG shouldn’t be defending Ofori Atta in $2.25bn saga – Amaliba

Abraham Amaliba

A member of the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) legal team, Abraham Amaliba, has described as an irregularity, the Attorney General’s office’s decision to respond to the petition brought before the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), against Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta. “The AG and Ken Ofori Atta simply do not understand the case before CHRAJ or they ...

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AG’s response to questions about $2.25bn bond baffling – Lawyer

Gloria Akuffo, Attorney General

The lawyer who requested for more details on the controversial $2.25 billion domestic bond, Victor Adawudu has been taken aback by the Attorney General’s claim that such details are unavailable to her. In an interview with Citi News, Mr. Adawudu said the Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo could at least have solicited information on the bond from the Ministry of Finance or ...

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AG wants to make K’si State Attorney a “scapegoat” – Amaliba

Gloria Akuffo

The Attorney General, Gloria Akufo only wishes to make a scapegoat out of the Kumasi State Attorney who provided advice for the freeing of the Delta Force 8 by a Kumasi Circuit Court. This is according to a member of the opposition NDC Legal Team, Abraham Amaliba. His comments follow reports that the state prosecutor, Marie- Louise Simmons has been ...

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Delta Force 8: State Attorney needn’t have consulted AG – Amidu

Martin Amidu

A former Attorney General, Martin Amidu, is of the view the Ashanti Regional State Attorney did not err in her decision to drop charges against members of the pro-New Patriotic Party (NPP) group, Delta Force, without consulting the Attorney General. Mr. Amidu, per his assessment of the case, described the State Attorney’s handling of the matter as unassailably professional. The eight were freed after ...

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Funding for special prosecutor in limbo – MP

Gloria Akuffo, Attorney General

It is currently unclear how government’s much hyped Special Prosecutor office will be funded. This is because there is no financial allocation for the setting up or running of such an office in the recently approved budget estimates of the Attorney General’s department. The Attorney General’s department is expected to supervise activities of the Special Prosecutor. Setting up of the ...

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AG sued over common fund allocation to MPs, RCCs

Gloria Akuffo

The Attorney General has been dragged before the Supreme Court by two persons over the allocation of a portion of the District Assembly Common Fund to Members of Parliament, and Regional Coordinating Councils. The plaintiffs, John Ndebugri Awuni and Richard Kwadwo Nyarko, are law students of the University of Cape Coast (UCC). According to them, such allocation to either Members ...

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AG calls for amendment to Presidential Transition Act

Gloria Akuffo

Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Gloria Akuffo, has called for an amendment to the provisions of the Presidential Transition Act, 2012 (Act 845) to make it more definitive. Speaking during an Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) 2017 Presidential Transition forum, Madam Akuffo noted that the controversy over the residences and vehicles for outgoing government officials, as well as those the ...

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Akufo-Addo moves to address State Attorneys’ concerns

Nana Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has tasked the Attorney General to confer with state attorneys and other stakeholders to find a lasting solution to challenges facing the state attorneys. The state attorneys have in recent times embarked on series of strike actions demanding better conditions of service. In 2016, the association embarked on a sit-down strike over the erstwhile National Democratic Congress’ failure ...

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