Martin Amidu on Anas: ‘Genuine anti-corruption crusaders don’t hide behind masks’ >

The High Court (General Jurisdiction 2) Accra, on 15 March 2023 after hearing the defamation action brought by Anas A. Anas against Kennedy Agyepong and considering the evidence adduced at the trial concluded that:

“I state in conclusion, that whereas all the statements founded on exhibits KOA1, KOA2, KOA3 and KOA4 were truthful and factual, thereby sustaining defendant’s defence of justification and fair comment, the statements in plaintiff’s exhibit C; though capable of defamatory meanings, were not proven to have actually defamed the plaintiff. I found the claims of plaintiff merit-less. It is hereby dismissed" ...

IAA, CAGD save nation GH¢4.5 million >

The system, which was implemented by the IAA, in collaboration with the Controller and Accountant-General’s Department (CAGD), helped to retrieve the money between June 2022 and March 2023, following the identification of ghost names on the payrolls of some public institutions.

This was contained in an address read on behalf of the Director-General of the IAA, Dr Eric Oduro Osae, by the Head of the Project Coordinating and Monitoring Unit (PCMU) of the IAA, Alhassan Fuseini, at the maiden Accountability Town Hall Forum in Accra yesterday. In 2013, the CAGD rolled out the piloting of the validation of salaries through the ESPV by heads of management units as a requirement for the payment of salaries.That was under Regulation 304 of the Financial Administration Regulation, 2004 (LI 1803), which was amended in 2019, to ensure that all government agencies validate the payroll at the end of each month before payments are made, as Regulation 90 of LI 2378 directs. Last year, the intervention was implemented nationally to help deal with the age-long challenge of ghost names on payrolls, as it is intended to sanitise government payroll by reducing ghost workers on it...

Cybercrime destabilizes National Security, undermines economic development – EOCO boss >

The Executive Director of the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah(Mrs.) is urging citizens to be involved in cybercrime, as it has the potential to destabilize National Security and economic development efforts of the government on the African continent. Speaking as the Special Guest of honor at the Kumasi Technical University (KsTU) on the theme "Building a Sustainable Cyber Crime-Free Society for Economic Development", the police Chief noted that economic prospects made possible through technology could be disrupted if cybercrime is not checked and the right framework to curb it is not put in place. She said even though Africa has made in-routes with technological advancement, cybercrime can erode all the gains…


Political parties have no power to dictate to MPs – CDD Boss on criticism of NDC MPs >

Executive Director of the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development CDD-Ghana Prof. Henry Kwasi Prempeh has reiterated his argument that political parties have no power to dictate to Members of Parliament (MPs) how to vote on issues in Parliament notwithstanding the fact that the MPs went to Parliament these political and are their members. He explained MPs cannot be commandeered to vote in a particular way by their political parties, describing such actions by political parties as a democratic perversion. “Political parties have no right to command or compel MPs of their party to cast a vote a particular way on specific matters that come before Parliament. While they are elected on a party ticket and caucus as a party in Parliament, MPs do not sit in Parliament as delegates of the party on whose ticket they got elected or even of the local constituents that voted to put them in Parliament…

Government urged to invest in State institutions >

Mr. Francis Gotah, former Ketu Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has called on government to invest in State institutions with the mandate to ensure citizens remained informed about government policies, rights, and others. He said some sensitive State institutions such as the NCCE, Centre for National Culture (CNC) and others should have been fully resourced by government to discharge their duties effectively. Mr. Gotah made the call during this year’s Volta Regional Culture Heritage programme held at Akatsi in the Akatsi South Municipality of the Volta Region. Mr. Gotah, who Chaired the event on the theme “Wear Ghana for Jobs in Ghana” reiterated the need to revamp the key institutions due to the important roles they played such as educating the citizenry on their civic rights and responsibilities. “These State institutions, especially the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), and the National Commission for Civic Education, charged with the responsibility to protect and educate citizens on their fundamental human rights, were under-resourced,” he said…

Gold Mafia: Gold smuggler sneaks $40 million worth of gold out of Ghana every month >

A gold trader exposed in Al Jazeera’s Gold Mafia investigative documentary has revealed that he smuggles a ton of gold from Ghana every month. Al Jazeera’s latest investigation, Gold Mafia, has uncovered a band of criminals driving gold smuggling and money laundering worth billions of dollars in Southern Africa. However, those involved in this gold smuggling syndicate have business networks that stretch across the continent and operate in many other countries including Ghana. Alistair Mathias, described by the investigative reporters as a financial architect who builds money laundering schemes for corrupt politicians, was approached by undercover journalists posing as Chinese criminals to help them launder money from China…

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