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February 19, 2018 9:30 AM Amidu must deal with leakages in gov’t expenditure – IMANI Boss

President of policy think tank, IMANI Africa has urged the Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu, to turn up the heat on the Office of Government Machinery and assess the expenses incurred by the agencies under the office in recent years. “…If we are looking at the office of the government machinery for instance in the last 12 years, you would see consistently 2

February 19, 2018 7:38 AM Specific agency needed to maintain streetlights – Transport c’ttee chair

The Chairman of Parliament’s Roads and Transport Committee, Samuel Ayeh-Paye, says there is the need to have a specific agency that will be responsible for the maintenance of street lights in the country. Although Ghanaians pay for streetlight services, many neighborhoods and highways have malfunctioning streetlights. Residents have often blamed several 2

February 18, 2018 10:57 AM ‘Old age’ won’t stop Amidu from performing – Casley Hayford

Anti-corruption crusader Sydney Casley Hayford has dismissed concerns that Special Prosecutor nominee Martin Amidu might be too old to head the new Office. Former deputy Attorney General, Dominic Ayine, has filed a suit at the Supreme Court challenging 66-year-old Amidu’s nomination for the post arguing that he had exceeded the maximum age of retirement 2

February 16, 2018 6:00 AM IES slams ‘insignificant’ 2% Special Petroleum Tax reduction

A senior Analyst at the Institute of Energy Security (IES), Richard Rockson, is dissatisfied with the marginal reduction in the Special Petroleum Tax from 15 percent to 13 percent. Like some observers, Mr. Rockson insists that the Special Petroleum Tax should be scrapped completely. Mr. Rockson stated that even after the reductions, Ghanaians will continue 13

February 15, 2018 10:00 AM KATH calls for consistent blood donations from public

Head of Blood Transfusion Medicine Unit at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital [KATH], has called on the general public to adopt a constant attitude towards donating blood to continuously stock Blood Banks across the country. Dr. Shirley Owusu Ofori made the call at the 8th edition of a blood donation exercise organized by MTN-Ghana as part activities 6

February 15, 2018 7:10 AM Beware of robbers – Police caution mobile money operators

The Ashanti Regional Police Command has cautioned Mobile Money merchants and business owners to be wary of a gang of criminals targeting their businesses within the Kumasi metropolis. This comes after some unknown men launched series of attacks on mobile money merchants in the country. The most recent one resulted in the killing of a 31-year old operator 4

February 14, 2018 12:23 PM We passed Martin Amidu before his vetting – Mahama Ayariga

The Minority in Parliament, has explained that contrary to suggestions that officials of the former administration are scared of the Special Prosecutor nominee, they are rather supportive him, and so they even reached a decision to pass him before Tuesday’s vetting. Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show, MP for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, said, even before 5

February 14, 2018 6:55 AM VGMA Song of the Year: 100% public voting ‘power’ scrapped

The organisers of Vodafone Ghana Music Awards have made some changes in the category definitions for the 2018 edition of the awards. In the past years, the power to choose the song of the year was the preserve of the general public. The public nominated and voted for nominees in the category. The previous definition states: “the Most Popular Song of the Year is the songs 3

February 13, 2018 6:29 PM ‘I cannot live in harmony with criminals’- Martin Amidu

Former Attorney General and now Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu, has said he is a very harmonious person, but the only kind of people he cannot live peacefully with are corrupt individuals. He said this at his vetting today [Tuesday], by Parliament’s Appointments Committee for the position of Special Prosecutor. “I have lived with decent people 3

February 13, 2018 8:01 AM Commonwealth in secret succession plans

The Commonwealth has secretly begun considering who might succeed the Queen as its head, the BBC has learned. The issue is hugely sensitive because the role is not hereditary and will not pass automatically to the Prince of Wales on the Queen’s death. The Commonwealth has set up a “high level group” to look at the way the international organisation is governed 4