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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 4

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 4

February 17, 2018 1:00 PM Parliament’s Assurances c’ttee to track gov’t promises

Parliament’s Government Assurance Committee is expected to embark on verification visits across the country to assess the state of some government projects as promised in Parliament. The Committee is tasked by the house to track promises and assurances made by government officials on the floor of Parliament. According to its Chairman, Yaw Frimpong Addo, the Committee 8

February 15, 2018 6:19 AM Muntaka ‘contradicts’ Ayariga on passing Amidu before vetting

The Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak, has said Minority legislators on the Appointments Committee only resolved to be fair to Martin Amidu before his vetting for the Special Prosecutor position. This is contrary to suggestions from the MP for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, who said the Minority reached a decision to pass him before Tuesday’s vetting 5

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

February 13, 2018 7:46 AM Ebony: One week celebration slated for Sunday, Feb. 18

The family and management of Ebony have chosen Sunday, February 18, 2018 for the one week celebration of the her passing. According to a Facebook post made by publicist of Rufftown Records and Midas Touch, Kofi Anderson, “Ebony Reigns’ one week celebration is slated for Sunday, February 18, 2018 at St. Martin De Porres School, Dansonman.” In the Ghanaian 4

February 13, 2018 7:35 AM Hearts of Oak suspend Frank Nuttal

Hearts of Oak have announced the suspension of head coach, Frank Nuttal for breaches of the club’s code of conduct. The announcement came from the club on Monday after meeting with Nuttal. In the said meeting, the coach, according to a statement released by the club, accepted that he had gone against the team’s accepted norms of behaviour. The club has put together 3

February 13, 2018 5:35 AM Mobile money attacks: Vendors appeal for protection

The increasing number of armed robbery attacks on mobile money merchants has reached an alarming rate, calling for new security measures to curb the canker. The latest victim is a 31-year old Mobile Money operator who was shot dead by some unknown assailants in the Afigya Kwabre District of the Ashanti Region. Current figure show that mobile money agents 3

February 11, 2018 2:53 PM Liberian fined GH¢18,000 for illegal mining

A Tarkwa circuit court has fined a Liberian GH¢ 18,000 for mining illegally and causing harm. The convict, Paul Nakaah, unemployed, who pleaded guilty to the crime, will in default serve 48 months in prison. Prosecuting, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Juliana Essel-Dadzie told the court that the complainant in the case is a resident of Kaniakor 4

February 8, 2018 4:00 PM Fake military officer sentenced to two years imprisonment

A man arrested for parading himself as a military officer and duping a lady of her cash of GH¢9,000.00 has been sentenced to two years imprisonment by a Kumasi Court Circuit. Lovelace Kwabena Kwabia Brenya was additionally ordered to pay a fine of GH¢3,000.00 or have his term extended by six months. He faced charges of impersonation, unlawful possession 11