Month: January 2018

Supreme Court orders Woyome to submit to oral examination

The Supreme Court has for the second time ordered businessman, Alfred Woyome to appear before it for the State to orally examine him. This follows a decision of the Court to dismiss an application he brought by the businessman seeking to halt the oral examination which is designed to identify his business interests and properties through which the State could retrieve the 51.2 million Ghana cedis wrongly paid to him as a judgment debt. Justice William Atuguba, Justice Sophia Adenyira and Justice Jones Dotse, unanimously dismissed the application. The application, according to the court in a decision read by Justice Atuguba, was simply a ruse consistent with Woyome’s delay tactics. The application fails […]

Charlotte Osei continuous stay at EC shocking – AFAG calls for dismissal

The Alliance For Accountable Governance (AFAG) says it is surprised by the continuous stay in office of Electoral Commission Chair, Charlotte Osei, despite the many allegations against her. The pro-New Patriotic Party (NPP) pressure group said it is disappointed president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has not suspended the EC boss, who is being investigated by a Chief Justice committee. AFAG in a statement said the presence of Mrs Osei at the Commission could lead to the victimization of the staff who petitioned the President for her removal. Some EC workers in a six-page petition submitted to the President in July, 2017 levelled some allegations against their boss. The petition was forwarded to Chief Justice […]

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 […]