Martin Amidu named first Independent Prosecutor

The president Nana Akufo-Addo has announced citizen vigilante, Martin Amidu as the Special Prosecutor for the newly created office of the Independent Prosecutor. Quoting the law that set up the office of the special prosecutor, the president said he has accepted the choice of the Attorney General and will present to Parliament, the name of Martin Amidu for consideration. In a brief announcement at the Flagstaff House, Thursday, the president commended the public spiritedness of the man widely acclaimed as an anti-corruption crusader, a bulwark in the fight against corruption. “I can vouch for his spiritedness,” the president said of the man who had been on the opposite side in […]

Profile of Ghana’s first Prosecutor, Martin A.B.K Amidu

Martin A. B. K. Amidu is a Ghanaian politician. He was the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice from January 2011 till January 2012. He is the man, who introduced the word ‘gargantuan’, into the lexicon of Ghanaian politics, when he opened the can of worms about the Woyome scandal which was set to be the worst financial scandal in Ghana’s fiscal history at the time. Amidu served as the Deputy Attorney-General for about the last four years of the Provisional National Defence Council military government. Amidu is a member of the National Democratic Congress(NDC) After civilian rule was established in the Fourth Republic in January 1993, he continued to serve […]

You’re on right track, don’t be swayed by critics – Father Campbell tells Akufo-Addo

A Parish Priest at the Christ the King Church in Accra has urged the President to move beyond criticisms of his opponents to implement his policies. “Do not be disillusioned by your critics and the implementation difficulties you will encounter. Sir, you are on the right path and do have our full support,” Rev. Father Andrew Campbell said. The man of God congratulated President Akufo-Addo during a visit to the Flagstaff House on the implementation of the Free Senior High School policy. “As people involved in providing support to several needy children to get an education we are well placed to assess the impact of such a transformative policy on most families in Ghana, and […]

Akufo-Addo’s government very best – CVM to PPP

The Founder and President of Concerned Voters Movement (CVM), Mr. Razak Kojo Opoku has described President Nana Akufo-Addo’s government as the very best in the history of Ghana. According to CVM boss, Akufo-Addo government is without any elements of cronyism, nepotism, corruption, mismanagement and outright incompetence. In a sharp rebuttal to PPP’s press statement, Mr. Kojo Opoku said the PPP were asking about the change that President Akufo-Addo’s government promised Ghanaians, saying that “maybe the leadership of PPP are living in Syria.” The PPP in statement says the goodwill New Patriotic Party (NPP) enjoyed during the 2016 election has been eroded partly due to cronyism, nepotism, corruption, mismanagement, and outright […]

Nobody Will Follow Any Corrupt Persons To Court–Koku Anyidoho

A Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Mr. Koku Anyidoho has served notice the Party will not follow any accused persons to court for whatever it may be worth. This directly contradicts an earlier call by former President Mahama on party supporters to solidarise with members charged with any offences. Speaking at the 31st December Revolution Anniversary held in the Volta Regional capital, Ho recently, the Mr. Mahama remarked saying “We must be prepared to face any prosecution that this government throws at us, but we must do so with commitment and solidarity; solidarity with our colleagues who may fall foul of the law because the law says […]

NPP Government Has Performed Beyond Our Expectations’ – Anane-Gyinde

The National Organiser of the Germany Branch of the New Patriotic Party Dr Kwaku Anane-Gyinde has commended the Akuffo-Addo led government for the prudent and competent manner it has managed the economy which has led to a dramatic turn around in the socio-economic life of the ordinary Ghanaian Addressing a meeting of the Düssseldorf Chapter of the Party over the week-end Dr Anane-Gyinde explained that considering the precarious state of Ghana’s economy when the NPP assumed the reins of power in 2016, the policies and programmes that have been initiated and implemented in the last ten months are phenomenal and have exceeded the expectation of nearly all fair-minded Ghanaians. Dr […]

Corruption in officiating has had negative effect on our football – Osafo Marfo

Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Marfo says Ghana football has taken a step back in development due to the growing level of corruption in the local game. He was speaking at the launch of the National Anti-Corruption and Transparency Week in Accra, a government initiative to tackle corruption in Ghana. Mr Osafo Marfo’s comments echo the growing concern of the Ghanaian populace that football games in the Ghana Premier League is clouded by bribery that breeds friendliness despite the calls for competitiveness in the top flight to enhance the beauty of the game. Results in the League are widely thought to be predetermined as owners of clubs and other major stakeholders […]

THE 2018 BUDGET STATEMENT AND ECONOMIC POLICY OF GOVERNMENT

SECTION ONE: INTRODUCTION 1. Rt. Hon. Speaker, Honourable Members of Parliament, on the authority of His Excellency the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, I beg to move that this Honourable House approves the Financial Policy of the Government of Ghana for the year ending 31st December 2018. 2. On the authority of the President, and in accordance with Article 179 of the 1992 Constitution, permit me to present to this august House, the Budget Statement and Economic Policies of government for 2018. 3. I also submit before this august House The 2017 Annual Report on the Petroleum Funds, in accordance with Section 48 of the Petroleum Revenue Management Act, 2011 […]

Minority delivers damning verdict on 11-month-old Akufo-Addo administration

The Minority in Parliament has delivered a damning verdict on government’s management of the economy with just 11-months in office. The Minority is predicting there will be severe austerity equivalent to that of 1983 in Ghana next year because of the government’s poor management of the economy over the last 11 months. At a budget preview forum in Parliament House, its spokesperson on Finance, Casiel Ato Forson said the government has failed in delivering on the many promises it made during the 2016 election. He cited the reduction in taxes, which was promised by then candidate Akufo-Addo as one of the promises yet to see the light of day. Rather than reducing taxes on […]

Let’s go and face Antoa – Former COCOBOD Chairman dares government

Former Board Chairman of Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod), Daniel Ohene Agyekum, has thrown a challenge to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government. He has dared the current administration to appear before Antoa, the dreaded river deity in the Ashanti Region, over issues emanating from the COCOBOD scandal involving the disappearance of $400 million from the company’s account. Recent news has revealed the extent of alleged corruption and mismanagement at COCOBOD under the supervision of former Chief Executive, Dr. Stephen Kwabena Opuni and the direction of the board chaired by Ohene Agyekum, former Ambassador to the United Sates. Corruption The new COCOBOD CEO, Joseph Boahen Aidoo, threw a bombshell last week […]