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Minister, AG sued over alleged creation of traditional councils in Anlo state

The Awoamefia of Anlo Traditional Area, Togbui Sri III, has filed a suit against the Attorney General and the Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, over attempts to create two other Traditional Councils in the Anlo State. According to Togbui Sri, the move amounts to an attempt to usurp the authority of the Anlo Traditional Council. In the suit, sighted by ...

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AG’s application against Indian businessman dismissed again

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an application of a stay of execution by the Attorney General in the case where the residence and work permits of an Indian Businessman, Ashok Sivaram are under contention. According to the court made up of three justices, the application and argument by the AG were unmeritorious, hence their decision to dismiss it. The ...

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Group to petition AG, CJ for stiffer punishments for galamsey

The Convenor of the Media Coalition Against Galamsey, Kenneth Ashigbey, has hinted of plans to petition the Chief Justice and Attorney Genera,l to consider empowering the law courts to hand out harsh sentences to persons who engage in illegal mining in the country. He is optimistic that stiff and harsh punishment meted to offenders, will serve as a deterrent to residents ...

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Woyome’s day of reckoning will come – Deputy AG

A Deputy Attorney General, Godfred Dame, has vowed that the government will retrieve the GH¢51 million owed the state by businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome. He said Mr. Woyome’s “day of reckoning will come” as the state is will employ every legitimate means to retrieve the money. The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed an application by businessman Alfred Woyome, which sought ...

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AG’s stay of execution plea against Indian businessman dismissed

An Accra High Court has dismissed an application praying it for a stay of execution of an earlier judgment ordering the Immigration Service to restore the work and residence visa of Indian businessman, Ashok Kumar Sivaram. The Presiding judge, Justice Naa Adoley Azu, explained that her decision was to prevent Mr. Ashok from being at the mercy of the Immigration ...

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AG files stay of execution in GIS vs Indian businessman case

The Attorney General has filed an application at the High Court to stay execution of the judgment ordering the Ghana Immigration Service, to restore the work and residence visa of Indian Businessman Ashok Kumar Sivaram. According to the Attorney General, it has filed an appeal against the decision quashing the deportation order, and wants the restoration order put on hold ...

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NPP’s collaboration with former AG on ITLOS case ‘wise’ – Mahama

Former president John Mahama has lauded President Nana Akufo-Addo and the Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo for their “wise” decision to join forces with the former Attorney General under his administration, Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong in the just ended maritime dispute with Cote d’Ivoire. John Mahama, who initiated the legal proceedings against La Cote d’Ivoire in 2014 said that the ruling which went ...

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Anlo Youth sue Minerals Commission over 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

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

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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