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corruption in ghana

  • The office of former President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, has refuted claims that he diverted $13 million meant for the development of the Western Region from the E.O. Group.

  • The amount is said to be about 300 per cent of all the aid it receives in the same period, according to a study by IMANI which looked at procurement losses in the reports of the Auditor General between 2012 and 2014 and compared it to the aid received by the country.

    Ghana loses more than $3 billion every year through corruption, the Deputy Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Rev. Richard Quayson, has said.

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    H.L. Mencken in a rather sarcastic tone argued. "In the present case, it is a little inaccurate to say I hate everything. I am strongly in favour of common sense, common honesty and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for any public office of trust or profit in the Republic. But I do not repine, for I am a subject of it only by force of arms." He had a real point then and continues to do so now. There are many in this land who are by default ineligible for any public office. They are because they have refused to be part of the status quo and go against the norm.

  • So why, in June 2018, is Vice- President Mahamudu Bawumia sounding shocked that contracts for the construction of hospitals in Ghana are often inflated by over 400 per cent. It is our way of life.

    Why will a state enterprise buy and hold stocks of stationery that can last for 20 years? Just in case readers have forgotten, this happened in Ghana, specifically within the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL).

  • While this news is most welcome, we need to do more as a country to reduce corruption to the barest minimum since a successful fight against this canker can go a long way to help ....

    Written By Dr Kofi Amponsah-Bediako - Of the myriad of problems facing the world today, corruption – a matter of great concern due to its disastrous consequences on developmental programmes – has become a source of worry to many well-meaning citizens irrespective of where they find themselves.

  • Interestingly, from the research, an overwhelming 97.5% of the respondents in the Ashanti region posited that corruption is very high in Ghana, which correlated to similar views expressed by citizens in the other research regions of Greater Accra (95.2%), Western (95.7%) and Volta region (93.2%).

    Following the successful launch of the Penplusbytes’ METOGU! Study findings on Anti-corruption in Accra, the project team will be in Kumasi on the Thursday 28th of June to engage citizens on the report findings.

  • The fight against the canker has now become merely, we are better than you in governance and the protection of the public purse because our current and serving appointees are clean and ...

    Something extraordinary happened last Monday which captures our collective mental state with reference to the issue of corruption in public affairs.

  • For Christians, Most Rev.Boafo said the example of Christ who was humble and faultless even to the point of His death, ought to take away the pride, hatred, selfishness, perversion of truth, injustice, indiscipline and above all, corruption in the society for them to rather live decent and holy lives.

    The Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana, the Most Rev. Dr Paul Kwabena Boafo, has pointed out that addressing the canker of corruption in the Ghanaian society ought to begin from the church and the people within the church.

  • This man stopped me to check my luggage tags. I did not have any qualms because that is his job. But what worked me up was his demand saying, “I have done this speedily for you, please help ....

    It is not always the case that one meets a gentleman’s gentleman, too honest to a fault. That person would not even accept a freewill offer of a bottle of water after a hot day’s work because his company’s policy says they should not accept a gift for work done.

  • The 2016 edition of the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) scored Ghana 43 points out of a possible clean score of 100 and showed that Ghana’s performance has dropped by four percentage points from its 2015 score of 47 points.

  • He told us of how data and records there for government projects, foreign donor projects, EOCO investigations, sensitive national security data and many more untouchable and sanctified information were manipulated, deleted, edited, disappeared, and tampered with by the current ....

    I went through the DVLA express service at the 37 Elite Centre near Cantonments Post Office several months ago to renew my driver's license. I received it in 45 minutes, same day. I sat comfortably in one place through most of it. Information provided on their website about what I needed to do and bring, was greatly helpful in my not needing to go back and forth for documents I didn't know about.

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