Minority to haul Transport Minister to Parliament over cost of Christmas trees at KIA

Minority to haul Transport Minister to Parliament over cost of Christmas trees at KIA

The Minority in Parliament is set to file an urgent question directed at the Minister of Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, on the procurement processes used recently to acquire Christmas trees and inspirations at the Kotoka International Airport. Ranking Member on the Roads and Transport Committee, Governs Kwame Agbodza believes there are a lot of questions surrounding the circumstances under which the decorated pieces were purchased. Board chairman of the Ghana Airport Company Limited, Paul Adom-Otchere has provided clarity on the said purchase amounting to GH¢34,000. But the Adaklu MP insists…

The 1992 Constitution must be killed before it kills us – Fighters

The 1992 Constitution must be killed before it kills us – Fighters

The Economic Fighters League has said the current constitution of Ghana is to blame for what they describe as, rot, suffering and ill-governance being experienced in the country, which according to them, gives life to retrogression and discrimination. In a statement to mark Constitution Day, the movement said the 1992 Constitution was deliberately drafted, gazetted and adopted just to benefit a few elites. The Fighters have been at the forefront of the demand for a new constitution saying the current one has put Ghanaians through 30 years of retrogressive governance, constitutional dictatorship,…

Akufo-Addo’s relatives never used presidential jet for Christmas shopping in UK – GAF

Akufo-Addo’s relatives never used presidential jet for Christmas shopping in UK – GAF

The Ghana Armed Forces, GAF, has refuted claims that the presidential aircraft of the Ghana Air Force was used by relatives of president Akufo-Addo for shopping in the United Kingdom between 20th and 30th December 2021. According to the Ghana Armed Forces, the said aircraft has not embarked on any trip to Europe in a long while. The Executive Director of the Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability, Mensah Thompson in a Facebook post alleged that the children of a close relative of President Akufo-Addo took Ghana’s Presidential jet on a…

‘Beautiful Christmas trees’ at airport cost GHS34K not GHS84K – Paul Adom Otchere

‘Beautiful Christmas trees’ at airport cost GHS34K not GHS84K – Paul Adom Otchere

The Board Chairman of the Ghana Airport Company, Paul Adom Otchere, has refuted allegations that the company bought four Christmas trees at GHS84,000 during the Yuletide. A Facebook user has alleged that the company bought the trees at GHS84,000, but did not pay workers’ salaries on time. Mr. Paul Adom Otchere, in a response on Facebook, however says the claims are untrue. The Host of Good Evening Ghana on Metro TV insists that the company rather bought the trees at GHS34,000 and also at a “heavy discount”. “The beautiful Christmas…

Major roads in Accra, Kumasi to be dualised by end of 2024 – Amoako-Attah

Major roads in Accra, Kumasi to be dualised by end of 2024 – Amoako-Attah

The Minister for Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako-Attah, expects most roads in Accra and Kumasi to be dualised by December 2024. According to him, contractors are at various sections of the road to realise this vision by the end of President Akufo-Addo’s second term in office. In a media interview, Mr. Amoako-Atta said, “our determination is to fully dualise Accra and Kumasi within the second term of President Akufo-Addo.” “We should have either fully completed or substantially completed the Accra-Kumasi dualisation. I can promise the people of this country. It…

Okudzeto Ablakwa adjudged 2021 Best Performing MP

Okudzeto Ablakwa adjudged 2021 Best Performing MP

North Tongu Member of Parliament (MP), Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has been adjudged the Best Performing MP for 2021. This was in a rating done by your most authoritative social, political and current affairs talk show, Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen. Dubbed Ekosii sen Awards, it was in recognition of the MP’s hard work in the eighth parliament. The team used benchmarks based on tangible projects executed in their constituencies, performance on the floor of Parliament, their visibility in the constituency and social media presence. The young politician has dominated headlines in 2021 for various advocacies. Notably…

‘You can’t start corruption fight with a bank, start with what you have’ – CHRAJ Boss to Special Prosecutor

‘You can’t start corruption fight with a bank, start with what you have’ – CHRAJ Boss to Special Prosecutor

Following claims by the Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng that the allocation made to his office in the 2022 budget is inadequate, Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Joseph Whittal, has advised the former to manage with what he has. “It is not the money alone that can fight corruption. You cannot expect to start work with a bank,” he said. Speaking at the second edition of the Ghana Integrity Initiative Awards held in Accra on December 9, 2021, Mr. Whittal said: “the fight against corruption…

Corruption fight will be an illusion without resources – Kissi Agyebeng

Corruption fight will be an illusion without resources – Kissi Agyebeng

The Special Prosecutor Mr Kissi Agyebeng has called on the government to make resources available to his office to enable it deliver on its mandate. In his view, without the material resources available, the good intention to fight graft will be an illusion.  “I look forward to the provision of adequate funding and the necessary materials resources as stipulated in Article 6 and 36 of the UN Convention in carrying this challenging and solemn mandate. “I cannot help but state without adequate funding and the provision of the necessary material…

‘2022 budget allocation not enough, we’ll push for more resources’- Special Prosecutor

‘2022 budget allocation not enough, we’ll push for more resources’- Special Prosecutor

Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng, says the 2022 budget allocation to his office is below his expectation, as that is not enough to fund the numerous ideas and projects the Office has in mind. According to Mr. Agyebeng, though he will not give up due to challenges with funding, under-resourcing is a major obstacle to the corruption fight. “Without money, we can’t do anything. We will be reduced to writing long letters without any force,” he warned. Speaking at a press conference to commemorate international anti-corruption day, he explained that “various…

‘I won’t alter the constitution to stay beyond two terms’ – Akufo-Addo

‘I won’t alter the constitution to stay beyond two terms’ – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has pledged his commitment to free and fair elections in 2024 and assured that he will respect his two-term limit as Head of State. In an address at the Kofi Annan Peace and Security Forum on Wednesday,  December 8, 2021, President Akufo-Addo urged fellow Presidents in the subregion to make similar pledges. “As president of the Republic of Ghana and current chair of the authority of ECOWAS states in governance, I pledge to continue to respect the tenets of the ECOWAS protocol on democracy and good governance,” he…