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Parliament approves Kissi Agyebeng as Special Prosecutor

Ghana News

“Why is it that we are not relying on Article 80 (a) because successively Attorney-Generals have failed us under the Fourth Republic to punish corruption and punish closer politically-exposed persons.

Parliament on Friday, July 30, unanimously approved Mr Kissi Agyebeng as Special Prosecutor (SP).

National Service Personnel call for allowance increment

Ghana News

He noted that the minimum wage has been increased and looking at the fact that service personnel have to pay high fees for accommodation, high cost of transportation and other responsibilities they have to undertake.

The National President of the National Service Personnel Association (NASPA), Mr Emmanuel Brimpong Akosah has appealed to the Government to consider increasing the allowance paid to Service Personnel to enable them make a meaningful living.

Noguchi Memorial Institute warns of a possible COVID-19 outbreak in Ghana if...

Ghana News

According to the institute, those who have tested positive for the delta variant of the COVID-19 have very high viral loads and it takes a longer period to clear the virus from their system.

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) of the University of Ghana has recommended that the government to take a second look at the state of adherence to COVID-19 preventive protocols and appropriate restrictions.

Western Togoland: Eight suspects plead not guilty to 11 charges

Ghana News

Lawyers for the accused persons were asked by the court to make a formal application for bail after prosecution prayed that, the accused persons be remanded into lawful custody.

Eight of the remaining 26 persons who have been charged in the Western Togoland Restoration Front case have pleaded not guilty to eleven charges leveled against them.

Dr Bawumia urges NPP constituency chairmen to remain united. File image

Ghana News

Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has asked constituency chairmen of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to remain united and not indulge in anything that will divide the party.

Mr Godfred Yeboah Dame — Attorney-General

Ghana News

Mr Dame further contends that the activities of QNET are mostly dominated by Nigerians, Burkinabes, Ivorians , Malians and Togolese, who launder the proceeds from their illegal activities.

The Attorney-General (A-G), Mr Godfred Yeboah Dame, has filed a petition at the Accra High Court seeking an order to wind up (dissolve) a network marketing company known as Quest Net Limited (QNET).

Nana Hesse Ogyiri - Presidential staffer. Image credit - graphiccomgh

Ghana News

Miss Farida Mahama, a daughter of former President John Mahama had marked her birthday on July 16, following which Hesse Ogyiri posted a photo of her on Facebook with an accompanying suggestive comment and invited further comments on the same.

The Damsel Foundation is demanding the immediate dismissal from office of Nana Hesse Ogyiri, a presidential staffer after he posted what it deems a sexist and abusive comment.

First Lady refunds paid allowances since 2017

Ghana News

She issued a Consolidated Bank Ghana Limited cheque with number 000002 for the amount.

First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo has returned to the state, an amount of GH¢899,097.84 (Eight Hundred and Ninety Nine Thousand and Ninety Seven cedis, Eighty Four pesewas), being the full refund of allowances paid her since 7th January, 2017.

Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah. File image

Ghana News

Private Legal Practitioner, Benjamin Antiedu says the allegations against the Chief Justice over a five-million-dollar bribery claim is spurious and damaging to the judiciary.

Johnson Asiedu Nketia - Image credit - Kobby Blay

Ghana News

NDC believes the allegation is very serious considering the person involved and can erode confidence in the justice system.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC), has called on government to set up a Commission of Enquiry to probe allegations levelled against the Chief Justice, Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah.

Samira Bawumia to refund allowances paid her since 2017

Ghana News

This is contained in a statement signed by a Senior Aide at the Office of Mrs. Bawumia, Kwame Twum.

Wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Samira Bawumia, says she will refund all allowances paid her since 2017.

Bank of Ghana to pilot digital Cedi in September - Deputy Governor

Ghana News

In an era of cryptocurrencies, he said the introduction of the digital cedi would also help Ghanaians who want to trade with digital currencies, do so safely.

The Bank of Ghana will September this year pilot the digital Cedi, First Deputy Governor, Dr Maxwell Opoku Afare has hinted.

President Akufo-Addo Commissions 4-tier Pokuase Interchange; 1st Of Its Kind In West Africa

Ghana News

Having declared 2021 as the “Second Year of Roads”, the President informed Ghanaians that the Ministry of Roads and Highways has programmed to undertake the construction of one thousand, five hundred (1,500) kilometres of asphalt overlay in all parts of the country.

President Akufo-Addo on Friday, 9th July 2021, commissioned the Four Tier Pokuase Interchange, the first of its kind in Ghana, the first of its kind in West Africa, and the second of its kind in Africa.

John Mahama rejects 'First Lady’s Salary'

Ghana News

“The spouses of the President and Vice President are not captured among Article 71 Office Holders and therefore there is no legal or constitutional basis for it”, he stated.

Former President John Dramani Mahama has rejected the payment of monthly salaries to the spouses of the President and Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, describing the recommendation as "inappropriate" and its approval as "unfortunate".

DSP Samuel Azugu transferred from National Security

Ghana News

When asked about the reason for Azugu’s transfer, Mr.Derry told Parliament he was not in a position to answer whether or not DSP Azugu was removed from ...

Interior Minister, Ambrose Derry has revealed that Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Samuel Azugu has been transferred from the National Security.

First lady is Rebecca Akufo-Addo and second lady Samira Bawumia. File image

Ghana News

According to them, spouses of the President and the Vice President are not Article 71 officeholders for which they should receive wages and emoluments.

Two Minority Members of Parliament, Rockson Nelson Dafeamekpor of South Dayi, and Dr Clement Apaak of Builsa South, have together with one other person Frederick Nii Commey sued the Attorney-General at the Supreme Court over the approval of payment of salaries for Presidential spouses.

Abuga Pele released from jail after President Akufo-Addo's pardon

Ghana News

The court concluded that Mr Pele entered into an unlawful agreement with Mr Assibit, prevailing on the state to make payments when no work had been done.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has granted a presidential pardon to former National Coordinator of the defunct Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA), Mr Abuga Pele on health grounds.

PDS loses ECG assets management case

Ghana News

This was to make the utility provider more efficient in order for Ghana to access $498 million from the US government for its power sector under the US Millennium Challenge Compact II (MCC II), popularly known as the power compact.

The Commercial Division of the Accra High Court has dismissed an application by Power Distribution Services (PDS) challenging the cancellation of its operation licences following the termination of a concession agreement for it to manage the assets of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

Dr Kumah-Aboagye

Ghana News

The Delta strain COVID-19 was first detected locally in April this year among international arrivals.

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) will test all day students of Achimota School for COVID-19 to help identify students and contain further community spread of the virus, following an outbreak in the school.

Mr Kwaku Dua — CEO, Financial Intelligence Centre

Ghana News

The country was removed from the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF’s) 'grey list' last Friday, after the global watchdog on money laundering (ML) and terrorist financing (TF) was satisfied that Ghana had adequately strengthened its regime against the two practices, in line with international requirements.

Ghana has exited a global list of countries with deficiencies in their anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing (CTF) regimes, more than two years after it was added.

Kevin Okyere, Founder and CEO of Springfield Energy, and Giuseppe Valenti, Managing Director of ENI Ghana

Ghana News

The court, presided over by Justice Mariama Sammo, gave the order last Friday after it upheld in part an application by Springfield Ghana Limited, the plaintiff in the legal dispute.

The Commercial Division of the Accra High Court has ordered the operators of the Sankofa Oil Field to preserve 30 per cent of all the revenues which will be accrued from the field until the final determination of a legal dispute relating to it.
Per the order of preservation, the 30 per cent revenue must be paid by the operators (Eni Limited and Vitol Upstream Limited) into an account agreed by all the contesting parties.

Court strikes out application seeking to prevent #FixTheCountry demonstration

Ghana News

She told the court that the Attorney General is the principal legal head of the state and the matter before the court is one that is being brought in the name of the Republic.

The Criminal Division of the Accra High Court presided over by Justice Ruby Aryeetey has ruled that the application brought to restrain the #FixTheCountry protesters was moot and subsequently struck it out.

MainOne, West Africa’s Leading Carrier-neutral data center provider to unveil data center in Appolonia City, Accra

Ghana News

The new facility which is located 20 kilometers from the center of Accra, Ghana will expand MainOne’s already robust infrastructure and service profile in West Africa

 MainOne, the leading provider of connectivity, cloud and data center solutions in West Africa is set to launch the Appolonia Data Center of its subsidiary, MDXi.

President Akufo-Addo and members of his cabinet planting a tree to mark the occasion. Image credit – presidency-gov

Ghana News

“Today’s nationwide exercise will not be a one-off event. We intend to enhance ongoing afforestation programmes, and see to the sustainable exploitation of our forest resources.”

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