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Addison concludes cross-examination of Afari-Gyan tomorrow

Lead counsel for the petitioners challenging the outcome of the December 2012 presidential elections, Mr. Philip Addison on Monday gave indications he would conclude his cross-examination of the Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Dr...

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Ken Kuranchie: Ghanaians Have No Right To Call Themselves "Civilised People" …

Chronicling the events that unfolded during his incarceration, Ken Kuranchie has expressed doubt about the civilization of the country.According to him, Ghanaians have no right to call themselves “civilized people” after lamenting about the state and treatments meted out to prisoners across the nation.He was critical about his experience at the Ho Central Prisons during his transfer from the Nsawam Prisons and explained on Oman FM’s ‘Boiling Point’ this Monday that “when you see the treatment given to people [human beings]; at Ho prisons, we have no right to call ourselves civilized people.”Meanwhile, the General Secretary of the People’s National Convection (PNC), making his submissions on the same platform bewailed the nature of Ghana’s prisons and appealed to the authorities to improve the living conditions of inmates in the various prisons across the country.In his view, Ken Kuranchie, Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Searchlight should document his 10-day experience after being declared contemptuous of court following a publication in his newspaper.The publication which was deemed distasteful and a way to probably discredit the nine-member panel sitting on the ongoing election case saw the newspaper editor sentenced to prison for 10 days together with a member of the ruling NDC Communication team, Stephen Atubiga who was also sentenced to 3 days imprisonment for similar reasons.Ken Kuranchie’s release from prison has since brought into light the issue about the conditions of prisoners in the country.This therefore engendered comments from the PNC General Secretary who expressed strongly that the fate of prisoners is compounded by health hazards due to the bizarre and unkempt nature of prisons in the country.According to him, the situation is “no more about just taking people through punishment but it’s about inflicting even health problems on them.”

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Prez Mahama’s Warning To Encroachers Is Like "An Empty Barrel" – Mike Oquaye Jnr.

The Greater Accra Deputy General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mike Oquaye Jnr. ...

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2012 Election Register Stirs Controversy At Supreme Court Hearing

The register used for the 2012 General Elections Monday morning became a major subject of controversy at the Election Petition Hearing at the Supreme Court.Lead Counsel for Petitioners, Philip Addison, confronted the Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Dr. Kodwo Afari-Gyan with the register given to the NPP.Mr...

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Uncertainty Hangs Over Mahama – Gen Mosquito

Johnson Asiedu Nketia The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has conceded that the prolonged presidential election petition currently at the Supreme Court has left ‘a cloud of uncertainty’ over the Presidency of John Dramani Mahama. ...

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3 GES Officials Arrested For Fraud

Benedicta Naana Biney, GES Boss Three top officials of the Agona East District of Ghana Education Service (GES) and a bank manager from the area have been arrested by the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) for their involvement in financial fraud. They are Samuel Mensah, Personnel Human Resource Department, Douglas Kporbatsi, Head of Human Resource Department, Castro Nkum, Administrative Officer, all from the GES and Samuel Appah, the bank manager. A source from the Agona East District Directorate of GES at Agona Nsaba told the press that the three officials and manager were picked up on July 2, 2013 at their various offices by a combined team of BNI officials from Accra and Agona Swedru. ...

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Afari-Gyan rejects polling station register; forces recess

Dr. Afari-Gyan Dr. ...

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Uncertainty Hangs Over Mahama

The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has conceded that the prolonged presidential election petition currently at the Supreme Court has left 'a cloud of uncertainty' over the Presidency of John Dramani Mahama.According to NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu-Nketia, there appears to be an effort on the part of the petitioners to “delay the case and have the cloud of uncertainty continue over the presidency of the 1st respondents so as to disable him from pursuing the mandate ha has received from the people of Ghana.This was contained in an affidavit in opposition deposed to by Mr. ...

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BNI picks up top GES officials, bank manager for fraud

The Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) has arrested three top officials of the Ghana Education Service (GES) and a bank manager in the Agona East District for fraud.The officials are accused of involvement in a scheme through which they defraud the state by paying salaries to non-existent employees whose names they put on the payroll.The Ghana News Agency (GNA) names the three GES officials as Samuel Mensah, Personnel Human Resource Department; Douglas Kporbatsi, Head of Human Resource Department; and Castro Nkum, Administrative Officer.The banker, Samuel Appah, who collaborated with the officials, is manager of a bank whose name has been withheld for security reasons.Sources at the Agona District Directorate of the GES told the GNA that the fourth person, Paul Dzentu, Head of Integrated Personal Payroll Data [IPPD] of the Agona East District GES Directorate, an accomplice is currently on the run.Mr Isaac Amoakwah-Boadu, an accountant at the Controller and Accountant General Department in charge of Central Region and Alfred Dagadu, an ex-agent of Izwe Loans and Paul Dzentu, who were also part of the fraud withdrew more than GH¢175,000 of state money through the ghost-name scam.The four GES officials, who are in charge of recruitment, are said to have back-dated IPPD forms [a payment system used by the GES] of some ghost names of non-existent teachers and sent them to the Controller and Accountant General’s Department.As a result, huge sums of money were released to the bank in their names at the end of June, 2013.

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NSA needs 2.5 million cedis for Unity Games

The National Sports Authority (NSA) will need 2.5 million cedis to organise the 2013 National Unity Games, fixed for August 11-18, in Kumasi.The amount covers cost of organisation for over 3000 athletes across the country.Alice Attipoe, Acting Director-General of the NSA told GNA Sports her outfit expects 1.5million cedis from government and hope to raise a further one million cedis from corporate sponsorship.“Though we are yet to receive any form of sponsorship from any of the companies we have approached, i am confident we will be able to make a break through by the close of the month."Selected sporting disciplines will use the event to intensify preparations for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.Eleven disciplines will be staged plus two other exhibition events.They include, Boxing, Athletics, Table Tennis, Badminton, Handball, Volleyball, Basketball, Swimming, Karate-do, Disable Sports and Tae-Kwondo, with Wrestling and Weightlifting as exhibition events.

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