Tag Archives: Corruption

Ex Chinese vice mayor sentenced to death for corruption

Zhang Zhongsheng, the former vice mayor of Luliang City in north China’s Shanxi Province, was sentenced to death on Wednesday for taking bribes of more than 1 billion yuan (US$159 million), a court said today, according to Xinhua news agency. Zhang’s personal assets will be confiscated, according to the Intermediate People’s Court of Linfen City in Shanxi. The former official ...

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Ayariga wants sole sourcing scrapped after Pele, Assibit’s incarceration

Following the incarceration of the former National Coordinator of the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Programme (GYEEDA), Abuga Pele, the Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga is calling for the scrapping of sole sourcing as a way to address the rising spate of corruption in Ghana. Abuga Pele, the former National Coordinator of the Ghana Youth Employment and ...

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‘Our society breeds corrupt police officers’ – K.B Quantson

A former head of the Narcotics Control Board [NACOB], K.B Quantson, has said that society is partly responsible for the high level of corruption in the Ghana Police Service. The Ghana Police Service has often ranked top of corruption perception lists in the country, with many Ghanaians often expressing their belief that police officers are corrupt. However, speaking on Point ...

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Wrong mindset about crime hampering corruption fight – K.B Quantson

Former head of the Narcotics Control Board, K.B Quantson, has attributed the failure to completely root out corruption in the Ghanaian society to the attitudes of the general populace to criminality. According to him, corruption can only persist if there’s unwillingness from the people within the society to address criminality within their communities. He stated that despite the number of ...

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‘Witch-hunting propaganda won’t stop me’ – Amidu

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

The Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, has promised not to fail in delivering on his mandate to fight corruption in the country, saying not even claims that he will embark on a political witch-hunting drive will deter him from working. “I have given Mr. President my word of honour that I will discharge the duties of the burdensome you have entrusted ...

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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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Don’t run away if you are not corrupt – Martin Amidu

Yet-to-be sworn-in Special Prosecutor, Martin A.B.K. Amidu has stated that public officials in the current and previous administrations do not have to go into hiding if they have not engaged in corruption or any corruption-related activities. “There is no need for any citizen to go into exile as some are alleged to have done, or to contemplate or fear my ...

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Amidu must deal with leakages in gov’t expenditure – IMANI Boss

President of policy think tank, IMANI Africa has urged the Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu, to turn up the heat on the Office of Government Machinery and assess the expenses incurred by the agencies under the office in recent years. “…If we are looking at the office of the government machinery for instance in the last 12 years, you would ...

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Forcing out Jacob Zuma; a lazy approach to corruption fight [Article]

When Obama said that Africa needs strong institutions, at no point was he implying that we need strong institutions to deal with only the weak in society. His recommended institutions are ones that have the capacity to deal with both the privileged and the under-privileged in order to get rid of all cankers we are struggling with. Publicly forcing Jacob ...

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‘I cannot live in harmony with criminals’- Martin Amidu

Former Attorney General and now Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu, has said he is a very harmonious person, but the only kind of people he cannot live peacefully with are corrupt individuals. He said this at his vetting today [Tuesday], by Parliament’s Appointments Committee for the position of Special Prosecutor. He made the comment when he was asked by the ...

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