Politics

EOCO indicts Ernest Thompson, four others in SSNIT software scandal

Ernest Thompson and Caleb Afaglo

Four people, including the former Director General of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), Mr Ernest Thompson have been indicted by the Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO) for causing financial loss to the state.

The others are Mrs Juliet Hasana Krama, CEO of Perfect Business System (PBS), John Hagan Mensah, former OBS Project Manager at SSNIT and Caleb Afaglo who was General Manager of Management Information Systems (MIS) at SSNIT.


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Double salary: Blame Ghana’s financial management architecture – Prof Bawole

Prof. Justice Bawole wants MPs to be told how much they would earn when they take office.

A public policy expert is blaming the lack of a database for public servants as the reason some John Mahama appointees received double salaries.

Prof. Justice Bawole believes the existence of a system which captures data of all government workers, would easily detect such payments once the details appear in multiples.


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I received MP's salary, top-up as minister- Pelpuo

Dr Rashid Pelpuo

The second batch of ex-government appointees suspected to have taken double salaries have taken their turn at the Police Criminal and Investigative Department, Wednesday to prove their innocence.

Dr Rashid Pelpuo, MP for Wa Central, Acquinas Tawiah Quansah, MP for Mfantseman and Fifi Kwetey MP for Ketu South were present at the police CID in the company of their lawyers to explain to investigators how they ended receiving double salaries as MPs and ministers while serving under ex-president John Mahama.


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Ghanaian politicians love slogans but lack implementation capacity - UN expert

Professor Philip Alston says Ghana risks missing key Sustainable Development Goals

A UN human rights expert has commended Ghana as a champion of African democracy and a country which has achieved some important development milestones.

But says unless growing inequality and continuing high poverty rates are addressed the country will fall far short of meeting the key UN Sustainable Development Goals, including the eradication of extreme poverty by 2030.


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I’m chopping my money; I've no fears Amidu is coming after me – Ibrahim Mahama

Businessman, Ibrahim Mahama

Businessman Mr Ibrahim Mahama has indicated he has no fears that the Special Prosecutor, Mr Martin Amidu will come after him for possible prosecution contrary to what his critics have been peddling.

As a brother of former President John Mahama, his critics have alleged he acquired a large chunk of his wealth through government contracts given to him during President Mahama’s tenure.


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Minority chastises government over corruption

Alhaji A. B. A. Fuseini

Accra, Feb. 22, GNA - The Minority NDC in Parliament has slammed the Akufo-Addo-led government for the lack of commitment to fight corruption in the country.

According to them, the latest Corruption Perception Index released by the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) vindicates the NDC’s position that there is corruption in the NPP’s government.

Alhaji A.B.A Fuseini, Ranking Member on Communication, speaking to the media in Parliament, said the NPP administration was doing nothing to fight corruption in the country.


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CID Calls Bluff Of NDC MPs

CID Boss Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has said that it has not suspended any investigations into allegation of double salaries received by some National Democratic Congress (NDC) former ministers who were also MPs.

That response followed a claim by the minority MPs that the CID boss had embarrassed them by inviting them over the issue.


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Mubarak wasn’t denied Palestine entry – Israeli Amb.

Israeli Ambassador to Ghana, Ami Mehl and MP for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak

The Israeli Ambassador to Ghana, Ami Mehl, has denied claims that the Member of Parliament for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak, was denied a visa to enter Palestine.

The lawmaker, who was invited by the Palestinian Authority to give a speech in Ramallah, alleged that his entry permit to Palestine was cancelled at the last minute just when he was about crossing the border into Palestine.


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Parliament approves $50m to complete UG Medical Centre

UG Medical Centre

Parliament has approved $50 million for the completion of the remaining works at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC).

According to the Minister of Health, Mr Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, although the centre looked complete from the outside, there was much more work to be done to make it fully functional.

Addressing a news conference to commemorate this year’s World Health Day in Accra on Wednesday, he cited, as an example, the absence of a back-up generating set as a major obstacle to the opening of the facility.


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Ghana-US Military Agreement (FULL VERSION)

President Nana Akufo Addo meets with U.S. President Trump

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration
SCR.GH/USA/RELS

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of the Republic of Ghana presents its compliments to the Embassy of the United States of America and with reference to the latter’s Diplomatic Note NO. 2015-0990 of 5th February, 2015, has the honour to convey the approval of the Government of Ghana for the deployment of US Marines and Military Aircraft in Accra, for a period of five weeks and within the framework of the terms stipulated in the Note.


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