POLITICS 

Gov’t blames Mahama for Ghana’s worst corruption perception since 2012

Government says worsening corruption perception as captured in a report should be blamed on the previous John Mahama administration. The Government Spokesperson on Governance and Legal Affairs, Herbert Krapa said the scandals that may have formed the basis for the worsening corruption perception happened before the Akufo-Addo government took over power in 2017. “Where else would they be taking their data from other than instances like bus branding, payment to Ghana Standard Authority kickback?”. The latest Corruption Perception Index (CPI) released Wednesday by the local chapter of Transparency International, the Ghana Integrity…

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NEWS 

Parliament approves Amidu as Special Prosecutor today

Parliament is expected to approve the nomination of ‘Citizen Vigilante’, Martin Amidu, as Special Prosecutor on Tuesday. A report of the Appointment Committee of Parliament which has reportedly approved Mr Amidu’s nomination, but the report will have be debated by legislators on the floor of the House. Only one MP on the 26-member committee voted against Amidu’s nomination. Alhassan Sayibu Suhuyini has said although Mr Amidu is a man of good intentions and very competent, he is not suitable for the office. The Tamale North legislator said the former Attorney General took certain wrong…

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POLITICS 

Government will address challenges in free SHS programme – Samira Bawumia

The Second Lady, Mrs Samira Bawumia, has assured Ghanaians that the government was working towards addressing the teething challenges in the implementation of the free SHS policy. She said the government is making every effort “to make this life-changing programme sustainable.” Event Mrs Bawumia was speaking at the 68th Speech and Prize-giving Day of the T.I. Ahmadiyya Senior High School in Kumasi last weekend. The programme was on the theme: “Ensuring Quality Free Senior High School Education to the Ghanaian Child: The Role of Stakeholders.” Dormitory The Headmaster of the…

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POLITICS 

President Akufo-Addo’s appointment of Amidu shows seriousness in fighting corruption – Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings says the appointment of Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor is a strong indication of the commitment of President Nana Akufo-Addo to combat the disease of corruption. Mr. Rawlings said, “the appointment of Amidu as Special Prosecutor from outside his own party shows the President is serious. It vindicates some of us. No developed country should hold back in assisting our country to improve the lives of our people.” The former President made the statement Friday, at a meeting with the new Japanese Ambassador to Ghana,…

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POLITICS 

I will disrespect you if you invite me- Fuming Minority Leader tells Speaker

The Minority Chief Whip says his side will be forced to come before Parliament with a motion to impeach the Speaker, Prof Mike Ocquaye if he doesn’t shed off his partisan colours. Muntaka Mubarak says even though they do not want to get to that point, they are likely to “draw the battle line” with that motion. With just 106 members in Parliament, the Minority will need the support of over 50 Majority MPs before the Speaker can be impeached. With that task almost impossible, Muntaka Mubarak said a motion…

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