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Double salary allegation: CID to probe Haruna, 8 others

Written by | April 13, 2018 | 0
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service says it will investigate allegations that some Minority legislators received double salaries despite claims of political witch-hunting. Member of Parliament for North Tongu Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa told Joy News earlier this week that the police have withdrawn at least 18 of the letters sent to the former appointees cited in the allegations. The North Tongu MP told Joy News’ Evans Mensah he received a phone call from the Police CID apologizing for the letter. He reported the police CID officer as saying he was no longer an object of investigation and should therefore not report to the CID office as was requested in the April 5 letter sent to him. But Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa said he wanted the CID to put into writing their

Rebecca Akufo-Addo Pushes For Ghana Beyond Aid Health Agenda

Written by | April 10, 2018 | 0
First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo receiving her award First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo has drawn the link between the elimination of malaria and economic development, stating that taking the necessary steps to vigorously fight and eliminate malaria in Ghana and West Africa is key to the realisation of a country beyond the assistance of foreign aid. Mrs Akufo-Addo disclosed that eliminating malaria will have positive implications for human development, business and economic growth in West Africa and the African continent at large. She said, “When we eliminate malaria, Ghana would reap enormous benefits. We would quicken our pace of development and become more self-reliant and the prospects of our young ones towards a better future can best be realised.” The first lady made this known

Military Sets Records Right Over Dead Band Members

Written by | April 7, 2018 | 0
The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has stated that three people, who died in an accident near Adaklu in the Volta Region, are not soldiers. According to the Defence Intelligence of GAF, the deceased were all civilian employees of the military. They were attached to the Supreme Canons Band of the 66 Artillery Regiment, Volta Barracks in Ho. They died when the Styre Troops Carrier Military truck with registration number 72- GA- 70 on which they were travelling veered off the road and fell into a ditch. The accident, which occurred close to Spring Fields University campus on the Ho-Kpetoe Road, involved 15 members of the band, who were travelling to Akatsi Abor for an Easter programme. W.O. Lango of the Defence Intelligence Unit at the Southern Command, in an interview with DAILY GUIDE to

Stop Having Sex With Your Students – Judge Warns Male Teachers

Written by | March 26, 2018 | 0
A Justice of the Court of Appeal, Her Ladyship Justice Irene Charity Larbi, has sent a strong warning to male teachers against having sexual relations with school girls, adding that such perpetrators will be dealt with accordingly. She has thus implored heads of schools to keenly monitor teachers who perpetrate such acts and see to it that they are brought to book. In her strongly worded caution to teachers, she said, “they (the girls) are entrusted to your care by their parents with the understanding that you will provide them academic and moral guidance. It is most unethical, not to mention criminal, for this duty of care to be compromised by amorous relationships”. Her Ladyship gave the warning in her speech at the 58th Speech and Prize-Giving Day of Mfantsiman Girls’ Senior

Kiki Gbeho Appointed Dep. Head Of AU-UN Mission In Dafur

Written by | March 7, 2018 | 0
United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres and African Union Commission Cha irperson Moussa Faki on Tuesday announced the appointment of Anita Kokui Gbeho of Ghana as Deputy Joint Special Representative for the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). Ms. Gbeho succeeds Bintou Keita of Guinea, to whom the Secretary-General and the Commission Chairperson are grateful for her dedicated service during her tenure with UNAMID. Ms. Gbeho brings to the position a wealth of experience from her distinguished career in the United Nations. Since 2015, she has served as Resident Coordinator/Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme, Namibia, where she supported the Government of Namibia to coordinate its external development assistance through

Togo Opposition Parties Meet Akufo-Addo In Accra Today

Written by | March 7, 2018 | 0
The 14 opposition political parties demanding limited presidential terms in Togo, will later today meet President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Flagstaff House. The meeting is to report on progress made so far in the ongoing dialogue aimed at restoring peace in Togo. President Akufo-Addo has been a mediator in the political crisis in that country after weeks of protests against President Faure Gnassignbe. This meeting comes weeks after the 14 parties decided to suspend all forms of protests and demonstrations aimed at forcing President Faure Gnassingbe to step down, following a meeting between President Nana Akufo-Addo and representatives of the government in Togo. ’26 Togolese nationals arrested’ In October 2017, 26 Togolese nationals were arrested in Ghana for attempting

GYEEDA Rot: Jailed Assibit Fights Back In Appeal Attempt

Written by | February 24, 2018 | 0
The Chief Executive Officer of Goodwill International Group, Philip Assibit, will be appealing his 16-year jail term. Speaking to the media after court proceedings, Assibit’s lawyer, Kwaku Paintstil, said the appeal will include an application for bail. “Obviously, I have gotten instructions [to file an appeal against the conviction] and we are going to do that,” he stated. “To the very best of what I know and what we have discussed, anytime next week, the appeal will come out and I can also assure you that it will be coupled with an application for bail, pending the determination of the substantive appeal,” Mr. Paintstil added. Assibit was sentenced alongside the former National Coordinator of the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Agency (GYEEDA), Abuga Pele, to a combined

I’m Not Aware Of The Latest Corruption Perception Index – Rawlings

Written by | February 23, 2018 | 0
Former President Rawlings in a chart with President Nana Addo Former President Jerry John Rawlings has said he is unaware of the latest Corruption Perception Index (CPI) indicting the government of Ghana of doing little to fight the canker. Ghana was ranked 81 out of 180 countries in the 2017 CPI released on Wednesday by Transparency International, scoring 40 as against last year’s score of 43 and dropping 11 places in the process. It is Ghana’s worst performance in the last six years in its fight against the canker. Quizzed on the latest CPI, Mr. Rawlings who is widely known for his great abhorrence of all forms of public sector corruption, stated that he is ignorant of the latest index. “I am not aware of it,” he told Starr News’ Daniel Nii Lartey on the sidelines

Parliament Approves Amidu As Special Prosecutor

Written by | February 20, 2018 | 0
Parliament has approved Martin Amidu as the country’s first Special Prosecutor to tackle corruption cases in the country. Prior to that, Deputy Minority Ranking Member on Constitutional Affairs, Dr. Dominic Ayine, asked Parliament to put the approval on hold, as his suit against Mr. Amidu’s nomination is still pending at the Supreme Court. Drawing on Standing order 93(1), Dr. Ayine invited the Speaker of Parliament to rule on whether the House’s intention to approve the nominee will not be wrong pending the Supreme Court case. But the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, ruled against Dr. Ayine’s argument thus paving the way for Amidu’s approval. Mr. Amidu was vetted by Parliament’s Appointments Committee last Tuesday, February 13. The vetting,

Explosive Tape Pops Up At EC Probe

Written by | February 12, 2018 | 0
Charlotte Osei – Chairperson EC The committee set up by the Chief Justice to investigate the chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Charlotte Osei, and her two deputies for abuse of office, conflict of interest and alleged corruption, resumes sitting today with the parties likely to argue their cases. The committee last week postponed sitting to today after preliminary issues were raised in the case involving Mrs Charlotte Osei; Amadu Sulley, deputy chairman in-charge of Operations and Georgina Opoku-Amankwa, for Corporate Services. However, even before the committee goes into full trial, DAILY GUIDE has learnt about an emergence of a tape recording intended for possible evidence. The audio tape, which is said to have been secretly recorded by a journalist with the