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Ghana Parliament
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Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill finally passed

Parliament has passed the Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill after its third reading. The Bill was passed amid debate over whether the Special Prosecutor should be immune from prosecution. The setting up of the office of the Special Prosecutor was one of the key campaign promises made by President […]

Dan Botwe, Minister for Regional Re-Organization and Development
Politics

Referendum on new regions to cost GH¢932m

The referendum on the proposed creation of four additional regions is estimated to cost the country around GH¢932 million. The amount is expected to be set aside in the 2018 Budget and Economic Policy Statement of the government due to be presented to Parliament on Wednesday. It is not clear […]

Major Mahama
Politics

Parliament approves Major Mahama Memorial Trust Fund Bill

Parliament on Thursday gave the legal backing for the establishment of a fund to cater for the wife and two children of Major Maxwell Adam Mahama with the passage of the Major Mahama Trust Fund Bill, 2017. Major Mahama, an officer of the 5th Infantry Battalion of the Ghana Armed […]

Mustapha Hamid, Information Minister
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Akufo-Addo won’t sack Ayisi-Boateng – Information Minister

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has accepted the apology rendered by Mr George Ayisi-Boateng, Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, has revealed. Mr Ayisi-Boatneg was heavily criticised by the public, especially the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and its Members of Parliaments, for stating that […]

President Akufo- Addo with National House of Chiefs
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I will arrest vigilantism – President Akufo-Addo

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has assured Ghanaians that he will do everything in his power to arrest the new phenomenon of vigilantism. Addressing a meeting of the National House of Chiefs on Monday, 6th November, 2017, President Akufo-Addo stated that “I will not walk the […]

President Donald Trump
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Trump calls for an end to the Diversity Visa Lottery and chain migration

President Trump has called on Congress to immediately dismantle the State Department’s Diversity Visa Lottery program, through which authorities have said the suspected attacker, Sayfullo Saipov, came to the United States from Uzbekistan. “Diversity lottery — sounds nice. It’s not nice,” Trump told reporters at the White House during a […]

Sam Okudzeto Ablakwa, Former Deputy Minister of Education
Politics

Sack Ayisi-Boateng as High Commissioner to South Africa – Okudzeto Ablakwa

The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has served noticed to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to sack Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Mr George Ayisi-Boateng, for his comment that his priority as a government representative in that country is members of the governing New Patriotic […]

Invisible Force
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Invincible Forces lock up NADMO office

Some members of the pro-New Patriotic Party (NPP) private security arm, Invincible Forces, on Monday, October 30 locked up the offices of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) in Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region. The NADMO coordinator, Gibril Kesse, indicated the irate members of the group stormed the office […]

Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery
Politics

Fire me if I fail to deal with vigilantism – Interior Minister declares

Interior Minister Ambrose Dery says he is prepared to be fired from his position if he fails to deal with the widespread lawlessness caused by pro-NPP vigilante groups in the country. Vigilante groups like Kandahar Boys, Delta Force, Invisible forces and others have wreaked havoc and caused a state of […]

Delta force members
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Delta Force 13 fined GHC 1,800 each

The 13 members of the Delta Force vigilante group in Kumasi have been sentenced to a fine of GH₵1,800 each or in default, serve 12 months in jail. In addition, they are to sign a bond of good behaviour for 12 months. This followed their conviction on Thursday morning by […]