Amidu sworn in as Ghana’s first Special Prosecutor

President Nana Akufo-Addo has sworn in Martin Amidu as Ghana’s first Special Prosecutor. Mr. Amidu was sworn in today [Friday] at the Flagstaff House in the presence of the Vice President, Chief of Staff, Attorney General and other government officials. Martin Amidu being administered the oaths by President Akufo-Addo After Mr. Amidu had been sworn […]

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

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 […]

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Corruption ranking proves rot in Nana Addo gov’t – Minority

The Minority in Parliament has said Ghana’s ranking on the 2017 Global Corruption Perception Index is a vindication of their position that the current government is presiding over a corrupt administration. Speaking to Citi News, the Minority Spokesperson on Communications, A.B.A. Fuseini said the drop in Ghana’s ranking on the Index proves that the New […]

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Corruption ranking covered corruption cases under Mahama – Gov’t

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 […]

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Court finally receives J.B. Danquah’s autopsy report

The autopsy report of the late Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North, J.B. Danquah-Adu, has finally been presented to the court after several months of delay. The report, the details of which are unknown, have been presented to the judge, according to information from the court registry. On January 4, 2018, the pathologist who conducted […]

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I had to protect my sources during vetting – Amidu

Incoming Special Prosecutor and former Attorney General, Martin Amidu, has strongly defended his assertion that his criticism of the Mahama administration through his various articles, were sometimes based on perceptions and opinions. Following his vetting by Parliament’s Appointments Committee for the position of Special Prosecutor, Mr. Amidu has been criticized by the National Democratic Congress […]

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Jobless veterinary doctors give gov’t 1-month ultimatum

The Association of Junior Veterinary Surgeons has given government a one month ultimatum to begin the process of engaging them. Currently, about fifty two veterinary doctors are unemployed due to government’s inability to absorb them into the system since 2016. According to the President of the Association, Dr. Kwasi Agyei Safo, their role in contributing […]

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Ghana drops to 81 in 2017 corruption perception Index

Ghana dropped 11 places from the 2016 ranking to place 81 out of 180 countries in the 2017 Corruption Perception index. The Index put together by Transparency International ranks countries annually by their perceived levels of corruption, as determined by expert assessments and opinion surveys. Ghana’s mark out of a total of 100 was 40, […]

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