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Govt to feed 584 ,000, 2020 B.E.C.E. candidates and 146,000 staff Prez Akufo Addo

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President Akufo-Addo has directed Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to feed all 2020 B.E.C.E. candidates and their staff in both public and private schools across the country.

You’re in contempt of the people, retract and apologise for your comment – Kwaku Azar tells Judicial Service

Professor Stephen Kwaku Asare, known popularly as Kwaku Azar, has lashed the Judicial Service of Ghana for their letter to media houses ordering the media to pull down and clear from their online platforms “hateful, spiteful, vengeful and incendiary” comments about the Justices of the Supreme Court of Ghana. According to him, the Judicial Service needs to retract their statement which...

Okudzeto, Joe Wise, Nitiwul clash over ‘Mahama living on military land’ comment

A trade of words and heated arguments characterized portions of the vetting of Dominic Nitiwul, the minister-designate for Defence, in Parliament when he was asked a question by Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, MP for North Tongu, in relation to an accusation the nominee made on former president John Dramani Mahama. In what appeared like a race to saving each one’s own, Chairman...

Our jurisdiction over elections is limited – Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has told the parties involved in the ongoing election petition hearing that the powers of the highest court of the land in electoral matters are limited. To that end, the Court said it cannot compel any witness in the ongoing hearing to mount the witness box to testify. “We are minded to state that our jurisdiction to invoke...

Over 1,700 children contracted coronavirus in four months – CRI

A total of 1,737 children in Ghana have contracted the novel coronavirus within the last four months, Child Rights International, a non-governmental organization, with focus on child protection, has said. The period spans November 10, 2020, and February 4, 2021. Mr Bright Appiah, Executive Director of CRI, who disclosed this at a news conference in Accra on Tuesday, said the situation...

Jean Mensa is a ‘confidence trickster’, I’ve never had respect for her – Sammy Gyamfi

One of the spokespersons for the Petitioner in the ongoing Presidential Election Petition, Sammy Gyamfi, has launched a vituperative attack on the First Respondent and Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa, for her decision not to testify in court. He claims the EC Chairperson is scared to be exposed following her fraudulent actions to rig the 2020 Presidential election for the...

Jean Mensa not mounting witness box will be an international disgrace – Amaliba

Director of Legal Affairs for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Abraham Amaliba has said that it will be an international disgrace if the Supreme Court rules that Jean Mensa should not mount the witness box. According to him, Jean Mensa is entrusted with the constitutional responsibility of organizing the country’s elections and therefore cannot turn around to say she will not mount the witness box to...

Jean Mensa’s ‘refusal’ to testify is a perversion of justice – Tsatsu Tsikata

Counsel for the NDC Flagbearer, John Mahama, in the ongoing election petition hearing, has said a decision by lawyers of the 1st respondent in the case to refrain from presenting their witness, to testify is an affront to justice. Lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata explained to the apex court that the EC chairperson showed readiness for cross-examination when she filed a witness statement and...

Sekyere Kumawu DCE under fire

Some aggrieved ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) members, sympathizers, and citizens of Sekyere Kumawu district in Ashanti Region of Ghana have called for the removal of their District Chief Executive (DCE), Samuel Addai Agyekum. This comes up after the aggrieved members described the DCE as having "woefully failed" as a government representative. Addressing a press in Bodomase on Tuesday, February 9,...

Make yourselves useful and stop begging – Kusi Boafo jabs NPP serial callers

Chief Executive Officer for Public Sector Reforms, Thomas Kusi Boafo is worried that now serial callers of political parties have turned into beggars. According to him, it has become a worrying trend and stress on politicians who have to doll out cash to them. “As a serial caller, you should make yourself useful but these people have now become beggars. What...

‘EC Chair should go into witness box and allay all doubts’ – Afia Pokuaa

A broadcast journalist with the Despite Media Group, Afia Pokua, has added her voice to the debate as to whether or not the First Respondent, Electoral Commission (EC) chairperson, Mrs. Jean Mensa, should mount the witness box for cross-examination in the ongoing 2020 election petition. It will be recalled that on Monday, February 8, 2021, lead counsel for the Commission, Justin Amenuvor told...