Day: February 5, 2020

Abena News

President orders probe into Airbus scandal …but NDC fights back

The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) to collaborate with the United Kingdom (UK) Serious Fraud Office to probe Ghanaian officials allegedly involved in the airbus scandal. The two anti-graft institutions are to conduct a prompt inquiry to determine the complicity or otherwise of any Ghanaian government […]

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Abena News

GRCL launches rail service from Takoradi to Tarkwa

The first free rail passenger service launched by the Ghana Railway Company Limited (GRCL) on the Takoradi -Tarkwa section of the western line, ended successfully at the Tarkwa platform. The five coach-train, with a speed of 35 kilometres per hour, started the 60.2-kilometre journey last Tuesday from the Takoradi Harbour at exactly 6:30 am and […]

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Abena News

Pwalugu dam: Suspend project; it’s a rip off – Minority

The minority in Parliament (MP) has called on the government to suspend the construction of the Pwalugu Multipurpose dam and disclose the process of procurement.    At a press conference held in Accra on Tuesday, 5 February 2020, the minority described the cost of the project as “inflated and padded cost.”  Addressing the pressmen, the […]

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Abena News

Amoabeng, 5 others slapped with 42 new charges

The founder and former Managing Director of now-defunct UT Bank, Prince Kofi Amoabeng, together with five other persons have been slapped with 42 new charges by the state. This comes after an Accra Circuit Court today, Wednesday, 5 February 2020 dropped all charges against him. The five others are; Johnson Pandit Asiama (2nd Deputy Governor […]

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Abena News

Duffuor, Asiama, 7 others charged over uniBank collapse

A former Finance Minister and founder of uniBank, a former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana and seven others have been charged by an Accra High Court for playing roles leading to the financial sector crisis. Dr. Kwabena Duffuor was charged by the state with 68 counts of Fraudulent Breach of Trust, Money Laundering, […]

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Abena News

Galamsey: 315 excavators seized; only 127 left – Task force

The leader of the team in charge of monitoring and securing all seized earthmoving and auxiliary equipment used for illegal small-scale mining (galamsey) has revealed that 315 excavators had been seized as of 31 January 2020 but only 127 are left in the central pool in Accra. According to Nana Boadu, some of the excavators […]

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Abena News

Law sch mass failure: Parliament calls for remarking

The house of legislature has called on the Ghana Legal Council (GLC) to remark all scripts of failed students in the 2019 Ghana School of Law (GSL) entrance exams. Parliament’s recommendation follows the mass disqualification of over 1,600 law students who sat for the 2019 entrance exam for admission to the Ghana School of Law. […]

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Sports

Stop blaming John Mahama for your 2014 sacking – Ex-Black Stars chief advises Kwesi Appiah

Former Black Stars management committee member Yaw Boateng Gyan has called on Kwesi Appiah to stop blaming former President John Mahama over his sacking after the 2014 FIFA World Cup debacle. Kwesi Appiah has revealed that his sacking in 2014 was politically motivated with former Ghana President, John Mahama, playing a huge role. Appiah wrote […]

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Abena News

Deputy Special Prosecutor can probe Airbus scandal in Amidu’s place – Emile Short

The first Commissioner at the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice, Justice Emile Short says Martin Amidu’s deputy can lead investigations into the Airbus scandal if the Special Prosecutor is unable to do so because of his alleged involvement in the matter. According to him, the Office of the Special Prosecutor doesn’t revolve around […]

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Sports

Joseph Yamin threatens to ‘expose’ Kwesi Appiah

Former Deputy Sports Minister, Joseph Yamin says the Mahama government cannot be blamed for Kwesi Appiah’s sacking after the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Kwesi Appiah revealed that his sacking in 2014 was politically motivated with former Ghana President, John Mahama, playing a huge role. The ex-Asante Kotoko player and coach believes he was […]

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