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Full court ruling on the contempt charge against the Auditor General Daniel Domelevo

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF JUDICATURE, IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, FINANCIAL & ECONOMIC CRIME DIVISION 2 HELD IN ACCRA ON TUESDAY THE 12TH   DAY OF MAY, 2020 BEFORE HER LADYSHIP JUSTICE AFIA SERWAH ASARE-BOTWE (MRS.) SUIT NO. CR/0407/2020 THE REPUBLIC VRS DANIEL YAW DOMELEVO RESPONDENT EX-PARTE YAW OSAFO-MAAFO & 4 ORS.                             APPLICANTS RULING This is an Application brought for and on behalf of the Applicants seeking the following reliefs; An affirmation that the Respondent’s refusal to file the required documents and reply to the Notice and Grounds of Appeal within the mandatoril...
Full text of the High Court ruling in the NCA corruption saga
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Full text of the High Court ruling in the NCA corruption saga

1IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF JUDICATURE IN THE HIGH COURT OFJUSTICE, HELD AT ACCRA, ON TUESDAY, THE 12TH DAY OF MAY, 2020BEFORE HIS LORDSHIP, ERIC KYEI BAFFOUR, ESQ., JUSTICE OF THECOURT OF APPEAL SITTING AS AN ADDITIONAL JUSTICE OF THEHIGH COURTSUIT NO. CR/904/2017THE REPUBLICVRS EUGENE BAFFOE BONNIEMATTHEW WILLIAM TETTEH TEVIEDR. OWUSU ENSAWALHAJI SALIFU MIMINA OSMANGEORGE DEREK OPPONGJUDGMENT“…the Pegasus as well known is a Greek mythical immortal winged horseendowed with supernatural powers that served as a breakthrough to freedom. MyLord, everybody wants freedom and the name itself suggests that it has verypowerful capabilities, that is the Pegasus system”Per the 4th Accused, Alhaji Salifu Mimina Osman on the 18th day of February, 2020 at2page 6 of the proceedings on that day. Indeed...
President AKufo-Addo commissions housing apartments for military.
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President AKufo-Addo commissions housing apartments for military.

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday, 12th May, 2020, commissioned the ‘New Douala Barracks’ at Burma Camp in Accra, whose construction commenced in 2017, as part of the Barracks Regeneration Project. It will be recalled that upon his assumption of office, and in the Asempa Budget, President Akufo-Addo announced the institution of the ‘Barracks Regeneration Project’, to address the accommodation challenges of the Armed Forces, and, thereby, ease the discomfort that troops and their families have been confronted with over the years. Commissioning the New Douala Barracks, the President noted that “over the last three years, we have worked diligently to improve the state of operational readiness of the Armed Forces, by retooling all the Service...
President AKufo-Addo commends Military for enforcing partial lockdown
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President AKufo-Addo commends Military for enforcing partial lockdown

President Akufo addo has applauded the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) for its vigilance and diligence during the partial lockdown of Accra, Kumasi and Kasoa to address the spread of the COVID 19 pandemic. At the commissioning of the first in series of ongoing housing accommodation project for the military, the President said the role of the security agencies helped minimize the spread of the virus. While highlighting the role played by the military, President Akufo-Addo acknowledged that the COVID 19 has disrupted planned activities for the Armed Forces. He appealed to them to maintain high morale and stick to protocol outlined by the service. The US$100 million barracks regeneration programmed was launc...
Ghana’s economy will thrive, post COVID 19-Vice President Bawumia
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Ghana’s economy will thrive, post COVID 19-Vice President Bawumia

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia says the massive digitization drive of the government will prepare the country’s economy to thrive, post Covid-19. The Vice President believes that Ghana, in the new global economy post COVID 19, will be one of the fastest growing economy because the digitization agenda of the government has prepared the country’s economy to thrive. Dr. Bawumia was speaking at the launch of MASLOC's integrated ICT system at the Jubilee House in Accra today The purpose of the system is to help improve efficiency of MASLOC to help digitize the Ghana's payment system. Dr. Bawumia said the new system will "breath some air of efficiency in the operations of MASLOC". The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori Atta spoke about the effect of the pandemic on the economy, reveale...
I won’t allow anyone to push LGBT legalization down my throat-Supreme Court nominees affirms.
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I won’t allow anyone to push LGBT legalization down my throat-Supreme Court nominees affirms.

Prof Hanrieta Mensah Bonsu, Supreme Court nominee, says she will not bow to pressure to push for the legalization of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) in the country. “I do not approve of people running something down my throat because that is what they want,” she said at her vetting to the apex court by the Appointment Committee in Parliament. Although Prof Bonsu declined to state her position on the controversial subject, she said the Ghanaians are not ready to accept LGBT. “Although we need to protect the minority, we should not do that at the expense of the majority,” she said and added that majority of Ghanaians do not support the legalization of LGBT. Prof Bonsu indicated that she has, so far, not seen anything in the public to suggest that Ghanaians are read...
Vice President launches Integrated ICT System for MASLOC
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Vice President launches Integrated ICT System for MASLOC

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia today launched the Integrated ICT System which automates all the operations of the Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) in the country at the Jubilee House. He said this is an information technology solution that would address payment and settlement challenges of MASLOC and bring air of efficiency into its operations of MASLOC. The platform which is a collaboration between the centre, the ARP Apex bank and designed by the Eban Capital, the software providers automates end to end process of credit management, loan application, credit assessment, disbursement of loan, loan repayment and monitoring and reporting all to make loan assessable. To apply, applicants would need business name, TIN, digital address, passport picture and a valid ide...
Auditor General found guilty of contempt
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Auditor General found guilty of contempt

The Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo, has been found guilty of contempt for failing to respond to a suit filed by the Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo, which was challenging the $1m surcharge on him. According to the court, the reason given by Mr. Domelevo for his inability to respond was “untenable and an afterthought.” Domelevo had said he was busy finishing up an audit report for Parliament hence his failure to respond to the suit. The judge, Justice Botwe, in her ruling, said due to the important role the Auditor-General plays, she will opt to caution and discharge him rather than sentence him. She explained that the law requiring that the Auditor-General responds to appeals to his surcharge within 14 days is a good law. She also said evidence before the court shows th...
Former NCA Director General, Board chairman and one other handed 16 year jail time for causing financial loss to the state
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Former NCA Director General, Board chairman and one other handed 16 year jail time for causing financial loss to the state

A former Director General of the National Communications Authority William Tetteh Tevie, former Board Chairman of the NCA Eugene Baffoe-Bonnie and one other person have been slapped with a total of 16 years jail time. Alhaji Salifu Osman, a former National Security representative coordinator is the other accused person found guilty by the court and to serve 5 years in prison Justice Eric Kyei Baffour found them guilty of causing financial loss to the state to the tune of 4million dollars.  One other accused person, a businessman was however acquitted and discharged. The Attorney has been ordered to seize assets belonging to the convicted persons estimated to be worth 3 million dollars.  This is the first corruption case that was filed by the NPP government when...
Man killed for refusing to pay sex worker
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Man killed for refusing to pay sex worker

A tricycle truck rider has been killed at Asafo in Kumasi for refusing to pay a commercial sex worker, after enjoying her services. The truck driver was allegedly thrown from a two Storey, leading to his death. The Anidado Hotel and Restaurant where the incident happened has since been locked up after police picked up suspects.
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