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Hon. Alhassan Suhuyini sympathises with families of Abuga Pele and Philip Assibit

Ghana News

When asked whether they deserve any sympathy for making the nation lose money, he answered that they are humans, so it is only human to feel sympathy for someone in such a situation.

Member of Parliament for Tamale North, Hon. Alhassan Suhuyini, has conveyed his heartfelt sympathy to the families of jailed Abuga Pele and Philip Assibit.

Mahama Ayariga Saddened By Abuga Pele's Imprisonment

Ghana News

Some Ghanaians think that the judge should have tampered justice with mercy, but others also think it is a good step that will aid in fighting corruption because it will deter others from engaging in acts of corruption.

Member of Parliament for Bawku Central and former Youth and Sports Minister under the past John Dramani Mahama led administration, Hon. Mahama Ayariga, has expressed his sympathy for former GYEEDA boss, Abuga Pele. He claims the recent imprisonment of the latter makes him sad.

Rashid Pelpuo expresses shock at Abuga Pele's incarceration

Ghana News

According to him, Abuga Pele was diligent with his work. He, however, does not what transpired in the course of his work that has led to his current fate.

Member of Parliament for Wa Central and former Youth and Sports Minister, Hon. Rashid Pelpuo, has stated that the jail sentence of former Ghana Youth Employment Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA) coordinator, Abuga Pele, has come with a measure of shock to him.

Rawlings picks NDC membership card

Ghana News

The ongoing national re-registration of members will close officially next Wednesday, February 28, according to the party.

The founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Flt. Lt. Jerry Rawlings Friday registered his membership of the party in fulfillment of a nationwide re-registration drive.

Special Prosecutor, Mr Martin Amidu (M), Pres Akufo-Addo (R), and VP Dr Bawumia (L).

Ghana News

Mr. President, I wish to assure you that the propaganda about witch-hunting will not daunt me from prosecuting all corruption crimes without reference to political considerations, as you had yourself admonished, once a suspected offender is established by investigations to have committed offences prosecutable in the national interest. I will treat crime as crime and nothing else.

Your Excellency the President of the Republic of Ghana

Your Excellency the Vice President

The Honourable Chief of Staff

Honourable Attorney General and other Ministers of State

Presidential Staffers

Members of the Press

Ladies and Gentlemen

Newly appointed Special Prosecutor, Mr. Martin Amidu (L) shakes hands with VP Dr. Bawumia with President Akufo-Addo (M) looking on.

Ghana News

“We expect the Special Prosecutor to discharge his duties vigorously, with courage, without fear or favour, ill-will or malice, in accordance with the rule of law. The establishment of this Office is for a high purpose, and must not, under any circumstances, be used as an avenue for persecution or vengeance,” he said.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Friday, 23rd February, 2018, swore into office Martin Alamisi Burns Kaiser as the Special Prosecutor.

Dr. Nyarkotey Obu shortlisted for Top Africa Healthcare Awards in the UK

Ghana News

Dr. Nyarkotey is also the National President of the Alternative Medical Association of Ghana (AMAG), an organization that has helped shape the field of alternative medicine in Ghana, as well as building public trust in the field.

Dr. Raphael Nyarkotey Obu, a well-known Ghanaian holistic Medical Practitioner with specialization in prostate cancer has been shortlisted to pick the Top Africa Healthcare Awards in the United Kingdom.

Mr Abuga Pele, a former National Coordinator of the defunct Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA), and Mr Phillip Akpeena Assibit, a businessman. Image credit - graphiccomgh

Ghana News

The Accra High Court has sentenced former GYEEDA boss, Abuga Pele and businessman, Philip Assibit, to a total of 18 years imprisonment in Gh¢4.1million GYEEDA scandal.

President Akufo-Addo leaves for Togo, U.S., and Germany

Ghana News

In Germany, the President will deliver the keynote address at the 5th German-African Economic Forum, in Dortmund, being held under the auspices of the Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia, Herr Armin Laschet.

 President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has left Ghana for a 10-day visit to Togo, the United States of America, and Germany.

Prayer camps want recognition as healthcare providers

Ghana News

According to them, people had trust in prayer camps and so tend to go there first for treatment of all sorts of diseases, and therefore, want that collaboration with health facilities to be able to refer clients who they suspect needed medical attention.

Prayer Camps in the Eastern Region want to be recognized as part of the healthcare system in order to have the authority to refer their clients to health facilities when the need arises.

Hon. Alhassan Suhuyini withdraws dissent vote against Martin Amidu

Ghana News

According to him, it is his hope that the nominee uses his reservations as a guiding post as he assumes his position as Special Prosecutor to discharge his duties creditably.

Hon. Alhassan Suhuyini, Member of Parliament for Tamale North, has in a swift turnaround withdrawn his dissent vote against Mr. Martin Amidu for the position of Special Prosecutor.

Angry law students give General Legal Council 30-day ultimatum to re-mark scripts

Ghana News

They are therefore calling on the GLC to dissolve the body and allow their lecturers to examine them; “and if there is any doubt as to the assessment of such scripts, the law school and the General Legal Council can allow independent people to re-mark such scripts.”

The Students’ Representative Council (SRC) of the Ghana School of Law has given the General Legal Council (GLC) a 30-day ultimatum to re-mark the scripts of the 206 final law students who failed their professional exams.

Law students reject results after only 91 out of 474 students pass exams

Ghana News

“We think the IED is an inefficient, ineffective, illegal and an amorphous body, which doesn’t have the competence to conduct professional examinations for professional legal students in Ghana”, he said.

The Students Representative Council (SRC) of the Ghana School of Law has rejected the results of the 2017-2018 final exams of the Ghana School of Law, which failed an unprecedented 206 law students and halted their bid to become lawyers this year.

Reconnecting Africa, Diaspora Key To Accelerated Development – Dr Bawumia

Ghana News

Alluding to W.E.B. Du Bois’s drive to reconnect the African diaspora to the continent, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia emphasised that almost 400 years after the advent of slavery, Africa was still strong and, with a growing population billed to be the largest in the world by 2050, a focus on developing the human capital of persons of African descent would help the continent assume its rightful place in the world.

The single most important factor in the development and progress of a nation is its human capital, and it is crucial to reconnect Africans on the continent and those in the diaspora to accelerate the emancipation of the African continent, the Vice President of the Republic, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has underscored.

President Akufo-Addo Launches 10-Year Cashew Development Plan

Ghana News

“Under the Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD) project, all 216 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives have been given oversight responsibility for the production of not only cashew seedlings, but also for seedlings of oil palm, shea, cotton, rubber and coffee, for distribution to farmers from next year,” the President said.

President Akufo-Addo on Tuesday, 20th February, 2018, launched the 10-year Cahsew Development Plan, in Wenchi, in the Brong Ahafo Region, a plan aimed at diversifying Ghanaian agriculture.

Parliament approves Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor

Ghana News

Drawing on Standing order 93(1), Dr. Ayine invited the Speaker of Parliament to rule on whether the House’s intention to approve the nominee will not be wrong pending the Supreme Court case.

 Parliament has approved Mr Martin Amidu as the country’s first Special Prosecutor.

Consumers of maize meals at risk of cancer

Ghana News

People who eat corn-related foods risk contracting all kinds of cancers, two leading researchers of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have warned.

“No Charging of Illegal or Unapproved Fees” – President Akufo-Addo to SHS Heads

Ghana News

“No headmaster or headmistress, therefore, is to charge any unapproved or illegal fees, or charging fees already exempted under the free SHS policy. Government will make sure of this, and sanction any school head who flouts this directive,” he said.

President Akufo-Addo says no headmaster or headmistress of any Senior High School in the country is to charge any unapproved or illegal fees, or charge fees already exempted under the Free SHS policy.

File image - Samson Lardy Anyenini

Ghana News

He also made it known that Mr. Amidu on the day of his vetting, got angry unnecessarily. He attributed it to Mr. Amidu breaking ranks with some of his party members, and having to meet some of them who opposed his nomination.

Legal practitioner, and host of Joy FM's political talkshow, Newsfile, Samson Lardy Anyenini, has stated that the nominee for the position of Special Prosecutor, Mr. Martin Amidu, knows his stuff when it comes to the law.

File image - Former Local Government and Rural Development Minister, Mr. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo.

Ghana News

According to him, many people thought it was a done deal for the NDC, despite the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) audacious promises to electorates. He added that with the benefit of hindsight, the experience garnered will be used to wrestle power from the NPP in the 2020 elections.

Former Local Government and Rural Development Minister, Mr. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, has tagged the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, as a walking contradiction.

I am the only MP who dissented by voting against Martin Amidu - Hon. Alhassan Suhuyini

Ghana News

He further added that Mr. Amidu's refusal to show remorse, and his claim of attacking people based on perception, and his confession of not going into the office of the Special Prosecutor with that attitude, does not make him feel assured. That notwithstanding, he wished Mr. Amidu well.

The Member of Parliament for Tamale North, Hon. Alhassan Suhuyini, has revealed that he is the only Member of Parliament who voted against the approval of Mr. Martin Amidu for the office of the Special Prosecutor.

Parliament amends Special Petroleum Tax

Ghana News

He expressed worry that politicians are losing the trust of the people over broken promises. "When we are in opposition and we say we want to do something let's keep our word", he said.

Parliament has passed the Special Petroleum Tax amendments bill 2018 to reduce the levy from 15 to 13 per cent.

Mr. Augustine Atigbire (2nd left), Station Manager, Weija Treatment Plant explaining issues to the members of the Works and Housing Committee of Parliament. Image credit - graphiccomgh

Ghana News

Making the appeal during a visit to the Weija and the Kpong treatment plants by members of the Works and Housing Committee of Parliament last Monday, Mr Brobbey said a new treatment plant, with the capacity to treat and supply 40 million gallons a day, could cost about $300 million.

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has cautioned that Accra could face acute water shortage in the near future because the company currently operates its Weija and Kpong treatment plants at the highest capacity.

President Akufo-Addo with Mrs. Elsie Awadzi (R)

Ghana News

She was until the appointment, a Senior Counsel of the IMF’s Legal Department (Financial and Fiscal Law Unit) with experience working on countries such as Japan, South Africa, and the United Kingdom; and advised on financial sector reforms in many countries in the context of the IMF’s surveillance, lending, and technical assistance activities.

President Akufo-Addo has appointed Mrs Elsie Awadzi as the 2nd Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana. The appointment is, however, subject to consultation with the Council of State.

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