Month: July 2017

OccupyGhana criticises ‘deficient’ BNI report on BOST saga

Pressure group, OccupyGhana, has commended the Energy Ministry for setting up a committee to intensify investigations into the raging Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company (BOST) contaminated fuel saga. According to the group, a report into the controversy by the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) is not comprehensive. “We say these because this BNI Report is so deficient in several, material ways and leaves so many questions unanswered that it is difficult to agree with several of its opinions and conclusions,” said OccupyGhana in a press statement. Revealed: BOST sold contaminated fuel to over 30 unlicensed companies It emerged last week that BOST sold five million off-spec oil to Movenpiina, […]

50-year old farmer sentenced 20 years for impregnating 13-year old

The Techiman Circuit Court has sentenced a 50-year-old farmer to 20 years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling, impregnating and eloping with a 13-year-old. Father of the victim narrated that the accused approached him for accommodation and job. He agreed to offer him help. But his guest eloped with his 13-year-old daughter about two years ago from the Western region and resettled with her in Techiman in the Brong-Ahafo Region. The incident happened when the victim’s parents were both away on errands. A neighbour saw the accused and the then 11-year-old young girl leaving the community with their luggage and several attempts to trace the whereabouts of their daughter proved […]

Die Wahlkommission gibt keinen Beweis für die Umsetzung der ROPAA

Die Wahlkommission hat es versäumt, einen wirklichen Beweis für die Umsetzung der Vertretung des Volksänderungsgesetzes, 2006, bekanntlich als ROPAA zu einem Accra High Court, wie vor einem Monat bestellt, zu produzieren. Die Kommission bemüht sich nun, sich auf zwei Dokumente zu stützen, die sie vor dem Gericht als Beweis für die Umsetzung des Gesetzes trotz einer früheren Zulassung, dass diese beiden Dokumente unzureichende Beweise waren, Über zehn Jahre nach der Verabschiedung des ROPAA-Gesetzes, das es den Ghanaern ermöglicht, im Ausland zu leben, um bei den Wahlen in Ghana zu stimmen, hat die EG, die die Wahlen von Ghanas überwacht, keine Schritte zur Umsetzung des Gesetzes unternommen. Infolgedessen haben fünf ghanaische […]

EC fails to provide evidence of ROPAA implementation

The Electoral Commission has failed to produce actual evidence of the implementation of the Representation of the People’s Amendment Act, 2006 popularly known as ROPAA to an Accra High Court as ordered a month ago. The Commission is now seeking to rely on two documents it tendered before the court as evidence of implementation of the law despite an earlier admission that those two documents were insufficient evidence. Over ten years after the ROPAA law was passed which will make it possible for Ghanaians living abroad to vote in Ghana’s elections, the EC, which supervises Ghana’s elections has not taken steps to implement the law. As a result, five Ghanaian […]