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GYEEDA scandal: Abuga Pele to serve 6-yrs in jail, Assibit,12

Abuga Pele and Assibit

An Accra High Court today, Friday, February 23, 2018, sentenced the former National Coordinator of the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Agency [GYEEDA], Abuga Pele, and the Chief Executive Officer of Goodwill International Group, Philip Assibit, to a combined jail-term of eighteen years on various counts, including willfully causing financial loss to the state. Originally, the two were handed jail ...

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EOCO ends probe into $72m SSNIT software scandal, heads to roll

SSNIT office

The Economic and Organized Crimes Office [EOCO], has completed its investigations into the controversial $72 million digitization project executed by the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT). According to the Acting Chief Executive Officer of EOCO, ACP K. K. Amoah, the docket has been forwarded to the Attorney-General for scrutiny and advice. EOCO started investigating SSNIT in August 2017 ...

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Abuga Pele, Assibit convicted over GYEEDA scandal

An Accra High Court has convicted the former National Coordinator of the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Agency [GYEEDA], Abuga Pele, for willfully causing financial loss to the state. His accomplice, Chief Executive Officer of Goodwill International Group, Philip Assibit, has also been convicted of defrauding by false pretence and dishonestly causing financial loss. According to Citi News’ Fred Djabanor, ...

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Children ‘forced to watch rape’ in South Sudan

Children in South Sudan have been forced to watch their mothers being raped and killed, the UN says. A report by UN human rights investigators says that 40 officials may be individually responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity. It says civilians have been tortured and mutilated, and villages destroyed on an industrial scale. The conflict between government factions ...

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Don’t politicize NHIS issues – MP

Deputy Minority Spokesperson on Health, Dr. Robert Kuganab-Lem, has advised that discussions on the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, must not be politicized. This he said would ensure that the Scheme is put on the right footing to deliver quality healthcare to Ghanaians. “National Health Insurance Scheme was instituted to resolve the issues of families when it comes to access ...

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24th February, 1966: Ghana’s day of Liberation [Article]

I have no doubt in my mind that history will ultimately judge Lt. Gen. Emmanuel Kwasi Kotoka, Brigadier Akwasi Amankwaa Afrifa, and the others who spearheaded the removal of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah Nkrumah as Ghanaian patriots. Much as their action opened the floodgates of further military interventions, which most of us today condemn, it cannot be disputed that it was ...

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Credible mortgage system from pension funds coming up – Atta Akyea

Samuel Atta-Akyea

Government has hinted of plans to create a credible mortgage system from the current pension schemes in the country. According to Works and Housing Minister, Samuel Atta Akyea, the policy is intended to ring-fence about 30 percent of pension funds as capital for real estate developers to build houses for workers which will be purchased with a mortgage arrangement. The ...

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NALAG schools members on good governance

A Local Governance Expert and Lead Consultant of Popular Participation Roll out Workshops, Edem Senanu, has advocated for transparency, participation by citizens and systems control as core pillars of good governance and effective decentralization at the assemblies. He noted that the country over the years has been scoring high marks in systems control, but low in accountability, transparency and participation, ...

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Pass RTI bill if you want to fight corruption – MP tells Nana Addo

Ahmed Ibrahim

A Deputy Minority Chief Whip, Ahmed Ibrahim, is asking President Akufo-Addo to ensure the passage of the Right to Information Bill if he is indeed committed to fight corruption. Ahmed Ibrahim says although the President has set up the Special Prosecutor Office, the institution will be ineffective without the passage of the Right to Information Bill into law. Speaking to ...

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PAC summons Kumasi Technical University over ‘questionable’ contract

Kumasi Technical University

The Kumasi Technical University in the Ashanti Region has been summoned before the Public Accounts Committee in Accra over a contract the institution awarded without following due process. The technical university is said to have entered into a joint venture agreement with private firm, SONTECT for the procurement of some facilities to help students in the school have practical training ...

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