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MPs who voted for $92m deal thieves – Amoako Baah

All the Members of Parliament who voted in favour of the passage of the allegedly bloated $92 million rural electrification contract between the Government of Ghana and a Chinese firm – which used local firm Smarttys as a front – are “thieves”, political science lecturer Dr Richard Amoako Baah has said. “If they say somebody is trying to steal money ...

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I’ve not accused CJ of wrongdoing – Anas

Investigative Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, has denied some reports suggesting that he has accused the Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Wood of wrongdoing in the processes leading to the removal of some judges who were implicated in his judicial corruption exposé. Some media reports on Monday suggested that Anas had pointed out that the Chief Justice erred when she identified Tiger ...

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Mahama meets Bob Okala three days before his death

President John Dramani Mahama has revealed the legendary stand-up comedian, Bob Okala, who collapsed and died on stage in the early hours of Sunday was a good friend and that he met him before his death. He said the last time he saw the popular comedian, who he said was a regular visitor to his home, was last Thursday when ...

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False prophets deceiving people – Most Rev. Asante

President of the National Peace council, Most Rev. Emmanuel Asante has questioned the clerical authority of some self-acclaimed prophets in the country. According to him, these “so called prophets” are only exploiting the belief of the public under the guise of miracles and spiritual intervention. Over the years, the number of self-acclaimed pastors and prophets have increased from various denominational ...

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Mahama condemns brutal attacks on Cote D’Iviore, Turkey

President John Mahama has condemned the attacks on Cote D’Iviore and Turkey in which at least 16 people have died. In a statement, the President described as despicable the terrorists’ attacks on the two countries Sunday. Whilst the terrorists struck in Cote d’Ivoire at their Grand Bassam beach resort, the attacks in Turkey occurred at the Kizilay district. President Mahama ...

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Ghana’s security partnerships based on false presumptions – Aning

Security Expert, Dr Emmanuel Kwesi Aning has said that Ghana’s security partnerships both local and international are based on a false presumption of consistent access to information from partners. He said the make-believe by the government that it would be informed by its international partners of any security breaches, has proven to be misguided given the recent security breaches in ...

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BoG governor to resign?

Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) Dr Henry Kofi Wampah is likely to exit from the bank soon as pressure mounts on him to do so. Dr Henry Kofi Wampah for some time now has been criticized over his approach in managing a number of issues in the sector he regulates. Top among them is the management of the ...

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British ‘drug lord’ pleads not guilty

David McDermott, the fugitive son-in-law of governor of the Bank of Ghana Kofi Wampah has appeared in court. McDermott pleaded not guilty to an Accra Court that sat on his case, for the first time. He was arrested last week as the last man wanted in connection with a plot to import 400 kilos of cocaine into the United Kingdom. ...

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Mahama slams critics of Ghana@59 speech

President John Dramani Mahama has slammed critics of his speech delivered at the 59th Independence Day, saying they lack the understanding of the speech he delivered. The President had said among other things that the vision of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah to demonstrate to the world that Ghana can lay a foundation for a unique African identity has been realised. ...

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Auditor uncovers GH¢80,000 embezzlement at Senior High Schools

The Auditor General has called for the arrest and prosecution of some accountants at some government senior high schools in the country following revelations of embezzlement. The accountants are accused of falsifying documents which made it possible for them to steal over GH¢80,000. The Auditor General captured the revelations in the 2014 audited report of pre-university educational institutions. According to ...

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Extradition process for UK fugitive McDermott begins

Extradition processes have begun for British fugitive David McDermott who was arrested in Accra last Friday. The 42-year-old is wanted for his role in a conspiracy to import £71 million worth of cocaine into the UK in 2013. UK High Commissioner Jon Benjamin says his country is awaiting the issuance of the extradition warrant. “The process has already started but ...

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Terrorism: Ghana not ready to foil attacks – Irbard

Ghana’s security agencies are not ready to foil possible terrorist attacks in the country, security analyst Ibrahim Irbard has said. His observation comes on the back of recent attacks in the Ivory Coast and Turkey. On Sunday March 13, unidentified gunmen killed at least five people at a beach resort in southern Ivory Coast. The assailants fired on beach-goers in ...

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‘Dumsor’ most challenging task so far – Mahama

President John Mahama has described the four-year power crisis (Dumsor) that plagued the country as the most challenging part of his reign. Speaking to TV Station TV 3 Monday, he said ‘dumsor’ is the one thing that has gained a significant part of his attention throughout his administration. “I’ve had the most briefs from the Minister of Power than any ...

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Prez Kenyatta liked Indece brochure, he didn’t notice he was named Prez of Ghana

President John Mahama says Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta liked Ghana’s 59th Independence Anniversary celebration brochure and did not notice that it was riddled with mistakes. The President said his Kenyan counterpart who was the Guest of Honour at the event was excited by the pictures in the brochure and did not notice he was even named Ghana’s president. Organisers of ...

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Akufo-Addo saddened by Ivory Coast attack

Ghana’s opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo has condemned the terrorist attack on Ivory Coast over the weekend. The extremists vented their anger on the West African nation at the Grand Bassam beach resort on Sunday, March 13, 2016 and killed 16 persons. “Like all Ghanaians, I have been deeply shocked and saddened by Sunday’s news of a terrorist attack on the ...

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