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ECOWAS Court President: Attempt to introduce rule on exhaustion of domestic remedies disheartening
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ECOWAS Court President: Attempt to introduce rule on exhaustion of domestic remedies disheartening

President of the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice, Edward Amoako Asante, has expressed concern about efforts being made to amend the Protocol on the Court to introduce the rule on exhaustion of domestic remedies. He said the attempt to re-negotiate the mandate of the Court was disheartening and posing the greatest existential threat to the Court. "It is also a grave access to justice issue. If this succeeds, it will drastically reduce access to the ECOWAS Court of Justice by Community Citizens, and other persons living in the territories of Member States who may be victims of human rights violations," Justice Asante said at the closing session of the ECOWAS Court International Conference in Freetown, Sierra Leone. "This will weaken the Court, and it is definitely not i...
SSNIT responds to Ablakwa’s comments on sale of hotels
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SSNIT responds to Ablakwa’s comments on sale of hotels

The Management of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has responded to comments by Mr Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa, National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu, on the sale of its hotels.SSNIT in a statement copied to the Ghana News Agency said the attention of its Management had been drawn to a discussion on an Accra-based TV station that partly covered SSNIT's strategic decision to divest 60 per cent of its stake in the six hotels in its investment portfolio.The statement said the Trust sought to partner a strategic investor to raise capital to invest in the hotels and assist in their management.It said the primary objective of finding a strategic investor was to increase efficiency, profitability, shareholder value, and the long-term sus...