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$1.2m GSA rot: Ex-Board Chair welcomes probe

A former Board Chairman of the Ghana Standard Authority (GRA), Amadu Sorogho, has said he welcomes the intention of the Akufo-Addo government to conduct a forensic investigation into the alleged $1.2million bribery allegation against the former Chief Executive Officer of the Authority, Dr George Crentsil. Dr Crentsil has been indicted for taking bribe worth $1.2million from Lemet Construction Company, the f ...

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Baah Acheamfour makes NPP Youth Organiser bid

An outspoken youth activist of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Baah Acheamfour, has expressed his desire to contest for the National Youth Organiser position of the party during its delegates’ conference to be held in Cape Coast. According to him, there is the need to further consolidate the gains the party has made among the youth of the country. It is against this that he has shown interest in co ...

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Delta 8 saga: State Attorney didn’t err – Amidu

A former Attorney General, Martin Amidu, has said the State Attorney in the Ashanti Region did no wrong by advising the state prosecutors to drop charges against eight members of pro-government vigilante group Delta Force without consulting the Attorney General. The eight were charged with causing disturbances in court, resisting arrest, and rescuing persons in lawful custody when they aided the escape of t ...

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Delta 8 saga ‘shocking’ – PPP

The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has bemoaned the discontinuation of the case involving eight persons of pro-government vigilante group Delta Force who were on trial for aiding the escape of 13 of their members from lawful custody. On Wednesday 17 May, state attorney Marie Louise-Simmons advised prosecutors to drop charges against the accused for lack of evidence. The eight were charged with causing dis ...

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Delta 8 not ‘off the hook’ – Counsel

The eight members of the Delta Force, a private security within the New Patriotic Party (NPP), who were discharged by a Kumasi Circuit Court after they were arraigned for aiding the escape of 13 of their members from lawful custody, are not out of the woods yet, Matthew Appiah, lawyer for the accused, has said. This, he said, was contrary to assertions being made by a section of the Ghanaian public that the ...

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Delta 8-Montie 3 comparison shocking – Ablakwa

Attempts to draw similarities between the freeing of eight members of the Delta Force, a private security arm within the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), for raiding a court and freeing persons on trial, and the case of the NDC-affiliated Montie Three who were jailed for scandalising the Supreme Court of Ghana, are surprising because the two are not on the same scale, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Member of ...

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Bawumia starts northern tour

Vice President Dr Mahamadu Bawumia will today, Thursday 18 May, start a four-day tour of the Northern Region. This is the first of its kind since Dr Bawumia assumed office as the second gentleman of the country. His four-day tour will see him pay courtesy calls on some chiefs and religious leaders in the region. On Thursday, Dr Bawumia is expected to travel to Yendi to visit the Regent of Dagbon, Kampakuya ...

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Delta 8 discharge ‘not surprising’: Adams

Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) National Organiser Kofi Adams has said that the discharge of some eight members of vigilante group Delta Force by a Kumasi court on Wednesday was no surprise. He expressed the view that there were clear signs the government would not pursue the case to its logical conclusion. A Kumasi Circuit Court struck out the case against the eight persons who aided the esca ...

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Order re-arrest, prosecution of Delta 8: Minority to Prez

The Minority in Parliament has urged President Nana Akufo-Addo to immediately order the re-arrest of the 8 members of pro-NPP vigilante group Delta Force who were on Wednesday freed on the advice of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice Gloria Akuffo. At a press conference by the Minority shortly after the acquittal and discharge of the eight accused persons who stormed a court in Kumasi to aid 13 of ...

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Ghana’s presidents are ‘cowards’: Ishmael Yamson

Revered businessman Dr Ishmael Yamson has said Ghana's presidents are cowards. According to the Chairman of Yamson and Associates, none of the presidents the country has had has been "ruthless, courageous and bold" enough to take decisions that will move the country forward irrespective of the political consequences. Speaking to Moro Awudu on Class91.3FM on Wednesday, 17 May, Dr Yamson said: "I will love a ...

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