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

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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AGI up in arms over ‘rot’ at ports

The Association of Ghana Industries [AGI], is demanding that government intervenes to stop what it describes as trade malpractices at the country’s ports, if it is to grow the manufacturing sector. The AGI argues that, the practices at the ports, which have been perpetrated for years, threaten government’s major policies such as the one district, one factory, as well as ...

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AFAG’s call for EC officials’ suspension misplaced – Lawyer

Private Legal Practitioner, Martin Kpebu, has downplayed calls by pro-New Patriotic Party [NPP] Pressure Group, Alliance for Accountable Governance [AFAG], for the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission and her deputies to be suspended by the President, saying the group does not have the locus to make such demands. AFAG’s Vice President, Henry Asante, who made the call at a news ...

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‘I am not in a hurry to do anything’ – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday that his experience as a military dictator is one of the major reasons he is not “in a hurry to do anything.” The president said he prefers to seriously reflect on issues placed before him and ensure that his conscience had been satisfied prior to granting approval. “I decided to drop the uniform and ...

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Major scandals that rocked Nana Addo’s gov’t worrying [Article]

2017 may go down as one of the most turbulent  first year, in the life of any government in the 4th republic as the Akufo-Addo Administration was hit with various scandals right from its inception in January. The year, playing to government’s own pre-election mantra, may just be labelled as a “one-month, one-scandal” period since it chronicles a monthly record ...

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