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EC Probe Opens As Committee Meets Accusers

Written by | December 11, 2017 | 0
The committee empanelled by Chief Justice Sophia Abena Boafoa Akuffo to look into the alleged abuse of power and corruption scandal that has rocked the Electoral Commission (EC), will today meet the committee and the petitioners. According to sources, the five-member committee, to be chaired by a Supreme Court judge, will use the maiden meeting to explain the procedures, as well as the terms of reference to the petitioners and the respondents. Apart from a Supreme Court judge chairing the committee, two other Court of Appeal judges (male and female), as well as two other members nominated by the Council of State (female and male), are also panel members. DAILY GUIDE learnt that the Chief Justice had already written to all the parties involved to appear before the committee with their lawyers

Mahama will handover the baton to me – Joshua Alabi

Written by | December 11, 2017 | 0
The flagbearer presidential hopeful for the opposition National Democratic Congress, NDC, Prof Joshua Alabi, has expressed optimism that former president Mahama may soon support him for his flagbearership ambition. Speaking in an interview with Joy News, the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra, UPSA noted that the former president is “going to hand over the baton to me” to move the party forward. Touching on his presidential appetite Prof. Alabi added that:“I strongly believe that if God gives me the strength, energy and everything it requires when they open the nomination, I may take advantage of that…but, for now, I have a strong appetite for it,” he said. Prof. Alabi touted his competence in leadership over the years place him in a more advantageous

Impeachment of EC bosses: Hearing begins today

Written by | December 11, 2017 | 0
Hearing into the alleged abuse of power and corruption scandals that have rocked the Electoral Commission (EC) will begin today, Kasapafmonline.com has gathered. Chairperson of the EC, Charlotte Osei, and two of her deputies, Georgina Opoku-Amankwah, who is in charge of Corporate Services, and Amadu Sulley, in charge of Operations, are expected to appear before the five-member committee chaired by a Supreme Court Judge for questioning relating to separate petitions filed against them. The appearance of the trio before the committee follows the completion of preliminary investigations into their alleged conduct of abuse of power and corruption. In August, 2017, the three EC bosses were directed by the Chief Justice to file their official responses to the allegations levelled against them in

Rights Of The Poor And Vulnerable Should Be Defended By The Church

Written by | December 6, 2017 | 0
Somanya (E/R), Dec 05, GNA – Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister, Ms. Otiko Afisa Djaba, has called for the church to defend the rights of the poor and the vulnerable in the society. It should give voice to such people and focus on helping to make things better for them. That, she said, required taking centre stage in the nation’s fight against poverty and other human indignities. She was speaking at the 130th anniversary and thanksgiving service of the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church at Somanya. The theme chosen for the event was ‘Let the earth hear – celebrating the goodness of the Lord’. Ms. Djaba underlined the need for stronger partnership -standing shoulder to shoulder with the government in the implementation of its development policies and programmes. This,

Kumasi Academy Students To Be Vaccinated

Written by | December 5, 2017 | 0
The Ghana Health Service is expected to vaccinate all students of the Kumasi Academy (KUMACA) in the Ashanti region following the death of three of their colleagues in a suspected case of meningitis. The three included two first-year students and one final year student. The students died after they were rushed to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Hospital on Friday, December 1, for emergency treatment. The latest deaths at the school has caused fear and panic among parents, some of whom have threatened to withdraw their wards from the school. Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Badu Sarkodie told Starr News that they are awaiting autopsy reports to establish the real cause of the deaths. Dr. Sarkodie added that measures are being put in place to

About 15,000 Community Policing Assistants To Be Recruited

Written by | November 28, 2017 | 0
Koforidua, Nov 27, GNA-The Ghana Police Service is to recruit 15,000 Community Policing Assistants through the Youth Employment Agency (YEA). The youth who would be employed would be from the communities and focus would be on those who are familiar with their communities and could help the police in gathering intelligence to help reduce crime in the country. This was disclosed by the Director of the National Police Patrol Department (NPD), Commissioner of Police (COP) Akuribah Yaagy at a meeting with police personnel at Koforidua. He said the new policing concept would bring about development because once the communities were safe the President’s vision of one village one dam, planting for food and jobs and one district one factory policies would be successful. He said it is only when

KABA Demise Brings Reunion As Hundreds Throng Multimedia

Written by | November 25, 2017 | 0
Former staff of The Multimedia Group Limited reunited with their former employers and colleagues when they turned up in their numbers to mourn the demise of Kwadwo Asare Baffuor Acheampong (KABA). Thousands turned up Saturday, November 25, 2017 including Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia to participate in the one-week celebration of the death of Asempa FM’s presenter, popularly called KABA. It was a moment of mixed feelings as the former staff came together again with their colleagues after they parted ways with the company at separate times.g Watch the photos below: The celebrated sports Journalist, Kofi Asare Brako aka ‘Abatay’ was Head of Sports on Adom FM and Asempa FM. Fiifi Boafo once worked with Adom FM as host of the Morning Show. Nana Odei Ampofo was newscaster

Fire at NEDco sub-station throws Tamale into darkness

Written by | November 22, 2017 | 0
Nearly the whole of Tamale Metropolis is in total darkness on Monday, November 20, following total power outage. The outage, which occurred at 5:45pm, kept residents of the Metropolis wondering when the problem would be fixed. The Communications Department of the Volta River Authority of the Northern Electricity Distribution Company (VRA/NEDco), in a brief statement copied citifmonline.com, explained that there were challenges at the control room at the Choggu-Hilltop substation. The statement said management had taken steps to fix the problem, and apologized to residents of the Tamale Metropolis for the inconvenience caused. But citifmonline.com further gathered that fire gutted a portion of the Choggu-Hilltop sub-station, hence the power outage. The Head of Communications of the VRA/NEDco,

Confirmed! Asempa FM Presenter KABA Is Dead

Written by | November 18, 2017 | 0
News reaching us from the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra indicate that the radio icon was rushed to the hospital due to some diabetes issues but unfortunately, he could not make it upon reaching the hospital. Kwadwo Asare Baffour Acheampong aka KABA, before this unfortunate news was the host of Asempa FM’s ‘Ekosi Sen’. He was noted for his many anti-corruption campaigns. More coming up…..

Land Guard War Begins

Written by | November 14, 2017 | 0
IGP David Asante-Apeatu When the Greater Accra Regional Police Commander declared war on land guards there were snide smiles on our faces. We thought it was a déjà-vu affair many of his previous predecessors having served similar notices of intention to fight criminals of which land guards are anyway. Indeed we even said that it is no news when the Police say they are going to fight crime because after all that is their statutory function. If they do not do it who else should? It won’t be fair on our part not to follow developments, if there are, in the area of restoring sanity in land matters in the Greater Accra Region against the backdrop of the declaration by the new regional commander. Here is to announce therefore that since the announcement about a war against land guards and