Month: June 2017

Special Prosecutor will end witch hunting allegations – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo says his government is determined to establish the Office of the Special Prosecutor because it will significantly boost government’s capacity to fight corruption. He said the proposed anti-graft institution will be independent and will not discriminate in the prosecution of persons involved in corrupt practices. Speaking to Ghanaian residents in Zambia on Tuesday, the President said drafters of the bill which is yet to reach Parliament have ensured that the Special Prosecutor remains truly independent. “When people are prosecuted, it is no longer witch hunting. It is not Akufo-Addo who is against his opponents…it will be...

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Anti-graft agency criticises A-G for accepting GHȻ10, 000 Chinese gift

The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) has frowned on a decision by the Attorney-General’s Department to accept a GHȻ10,000 grift from the Chinese Mission in Ghana. According to the GII, the AG’s office should not have taken the money in the midst of the prosecution of some Chinese nationals involved in illegal mining in the country. “The point is that we are currently at the moment dealing with matters that concern Chinese engaging in illegal mining,” said GII Executive Director, Linda Ofori-Kwafo. “So if the very institution that is mandated under our laws to deal with such matters are accepting...

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Rawlings has a fantastic personality but… – Kwaku Baako

Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Kwaku Baako Jnr has described former President Jerry John Rawlings as someone with a fantastic personality. The avouched critic of the former Ghana leader and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) said although he does not agree with the political leanings of the former Military Leader, he still admires his personality. “I have said it that I have nothing personal against Mr Rawlings, when it comes to personality, he is one of the best socially…he has a fantastic sense of humour, he mixes up very well…,” he said. These accolades notwithstanding, Kweku Baako...

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M.anifest on a trade mission in SA

Ghanaian rapper M.anifest, was in South Africa about four days ago on a trade mission as the Cultural Ambassador for the Ghana-South Africa Business Chamber. Cape Times’ Shingai Darangwa wrote this about him: Ghanaian hip hop has seen an upsurge in the emergence of young talent over the past few years. Their industry is fast becoming one of the most prominent hip hop industries on the continent. At the forefront of its industry are M.anifest, an artist who the UK’s Guardian newspaper labelled, “the foremost rapper on the continent” and his rival Sarkodie. As part of his commitment as a cultural...

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