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AG’s Dep’t in dire need of resources – Gloria Akuffo

Gloria Akuffo, Attorney General

Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Gloria Akuffo has indicated that her outfit is in dire need of funds to address challenges facing regional offices under her jurisdiction. According to Attorney General, these challenges include staffing and accommodation, among other things. Touring the department’s Eastern Regional Office, Ms Akuffo told Citi News her outfit is collating a report that will seek ...

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CJ’s ‘altering’ of Oquaye’s swearing in oath ‘illegal’ – Ras Mubarak [Video]

National Democratic Congress [NDC], Member of Parliament for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak, has accused the Chief Justice of altering some of the words in the oath administered to the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Michael Oquaye, who was sworn into office on Sunday as the acting President, in the absence of the President and his Vice. According to him, the framers of ...

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Gabby kicks against TV license courts, backs payment

Member of the governing New Patriotic Party [NPP], and former Executive Director of the Danquah Institute, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, has kicked against attempts to resort to the use of special courts in getting people to pay the mandatory TV license fees. He said although the collection of TV license fees is in itself laudable, efforts must be focused on how ...

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Avoid contempt against C’ttee probing EC officials – CJ warns

The Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, has formally constituted a committee to investigate the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei, and her two deputies, over corruption allegations leveled against them, with a caution to the general public to desist from making demeaning comments about their work. Already, some members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), have started criticizing the ...

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It’s no crime to be called honourable – MP replies CJ

National Democratic Congress [NDC] Member of Parliament for Juaboso Constituency in the Western Region, Kwabena Mintah AkandoH, is unhappy with the Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo’s handling of a case he filed against the Gender Minister, Otiko Djaba. Mr. Mintah Akandoh and the NDC Member of Parliament for Ashaiman, Ernest Norgbey, went to court in February 2017, challenging the legality of ...

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Charlotte Osei could remain in office during corruption probe – Lawyer

A private legal practitioner,  Yaw Oppong, has suggested that the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei, could remain in her position while a probe is conducted into alleged acts of malfeasance by her and two deputies at the Commission. His comments come after a prima facie case was established against Mrs. Osei, following allegations of corruption and abuse of office ...

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Charlotte Osei, 2 deputies to face C’ttee in ‘corruption’ probe

Citi News can confirm that a prima facie case has been established against the Electoral Commission Chairperson, Charlotte Osei, following allegations of corruption and abuse of office levelled against her in two separate petitions. Her two deputies, Amadu Sulley (in charge of Operations), and Georgina Amankwa (in charge of Corporate Services, will also have a case to answer for their ...

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Charlotte Osei, 2 deputies meet CJ over ‘corruption’ probe

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei and her two deputies, have arrived at the office of the Judicial Service located at the Supreme Court, as the Chief Justice prepares to hear a petition filed against the EC boss’ office. Unconfirmed reports suggest that a five-member committee has been set up by Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo, to investigate the ...

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CJ proposes use of Common Fund to build, refurbish courts

Ghana’s Chief Justice, Justice Sophia Akuffo, is proposing the use of portions of the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF), for the establishment and refurbishment of dilapidated court structures to ensure the delivery of quality justice in the country. Her Lordship, who made the suggestion today, [Tuesday] in the Upper East Region during a three-day working visit, explained that, the unfavorable ...

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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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