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2017-10-12

[N] PURC boss, Samuel Sarpong, sacked
[N] Don’t stampede gov’t into closing fuel stations – OMCs
[N] £350k Scandal: Otumfuo clean – Sacked Bank Official
[N] 245 suspected drug peddlers, prostitutes arrested in Ashanti
[N] Don’t follow ‘malicious’ social media – Rawlings advises Media General
[N] Gov’t withdraws Zongo Development Fund bill

2017-10-11

[B] Ghana woos investors at IMF/World Bank Meetings
[B] Hybrid power stations to add 850MW to grid
[N] Agric College Students Picket At MoFA Today
[N] We don’t need cabinet meeting to solve gas explosions – Namoale
[N] Cost of home loans drop to 30.6 %
[B] Ghana’s exports rise to $ 8.9 billion
[N] Gov’t investigating report of Ghanaian ISIS fighters – Majority
[N] Tension in Bimbila ahead of late chief burial Thursday
[N] Akufo-Addo's 'one achievement, one launch' is new NPP strategy
[N] God is the reason - 13-year-old KNUST student says
[N] Workers on the Kejetia market project to lay down tools following threats
[N] Parliament tasks 3 committees to investigate gas explosions
[N] Mansco Gas must compensate explosion victims – Mahama Ayariga
[N] Police accused in Delta Force 13 case

2017-10-10

[B] Airlines upbeat about boost in business
[N] Earlier charges against Delta Forces dropped
[N] SUNDA Int. & TWYFORD Ceramics donate to gas explosion victims
[N] Operation to ban public smoking in Tamale to be activated after six arrested in
[N] AUCC founder launches book about his life as public servant and private citizen

2017-10-09

[S] Ghana Rugby team beats Mauritius in impressive Sevens campaign
[N] Thieves steal car at Legon after man fled from Atomic gas explosion
[N] Fuel explosions: NPA to employ 200 extra safety auditors – Agyarko
[N] Petrochemical workers opposed gov’t's new policy on gas explosions – Abu Ramadan
[N] Kwadaso Agric. College Students boycott lectures over unpaid allowances
[N] Court grants withdrawal of application against lawyer for EC boss
[N] Nana Addo to personally pay for presidential correspondent’s funeral
[N] NDC financiers, others frustrated our fight against 'illegal' fuel stations - Ay
[N] New Ya-Naa Will Be My 1st Year’s Crowning Achievement – Akufo-Addo

2017-10-08

[N] Kwadaso MP visits flood prone areas after heavy down pour
[I] Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Touts Legacy As She Prepares To Step Down  
[N] Wassa Akropong Shooting; 4 Arrested
[N] Brother Of 13-Year-Old KNUST Student To Break Sister’s Record
[N] Encroachment of Owabi Forest cause of flooding at Atafoa- Assemblyman
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General News

[ 2017-02-15 ]

MPs bribery scandal: I don't trust Ayariga enough to discuss anything with him –
Chairman of Parliament’s Appointment Committee,
Joe Osei-Owusu said he did not have any
interactions with Bawku Central MP, Mahama Ayariga
after he leveled bribery allegations against him
and Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak.

According to him, he didn’t think it was prudent
to speak to the MP who is also a member of the
Appointment Committee.

“I wouldn’t trust him to do such a thing [talk to
him] after he had made those allegations and had
gone on air to repeat them.

“I think it would be suicidal to get into any
one-on-one meeting with him. It would be very
dangerous,” he said.


Mr Osei-Owusu is the first witness to be called
after the Speaker of Parliament constituted a
Committee to investigate an alleged bribery
allegation that hit the House last month during
the vetting of Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko.


The Chairman who doubles as first deputy speaker
in Parliament is alleged to have given some monies
to Minority Chief Whip Muntaka Mubarak to be
distributed to minority members of the committee.


The said money was to influence a decision on the
energy minister nominee. But Mr Osei-Owusu has
denied the allegations.


At the first hearing of the investigative
committee on Wednesday, the Appointment Committee
Chairman said he never discussed the issue with Mr
Ayariga.


For him, once the committee was set to investigate
the issue, he thought he would let the Committee
handle it.


He, however, indicated that he raised the issue at
a conclave meeting “where the leadership was for
the matter to be resolved before we returned to
the chamber.”


Until that was done, Mr Osei-Owusu said they sat
on the Appointment Committee together, but had no
discussions on the allegation.


He also said his intention was to proceed to
court, and any discussions with the member
would have been inappropriate.
But Mr Osei-Owusu said the Minority Chief Whip
came and apologized to him for being dragged into
the issue.


“The evening that the information came to us, I
did not confront Hon. Muntaka, however, the
following morning when Joy Fm called me and I
spoke to the matter, they called hon. Muntaka who
also spoke on the issue…


“At lunch time, he came to me and said sorry, ‘I
think you don’t deserve this’…and apologised that
I had been brought into the centre of this” he
reported Muntaka as saying.

Source - Myjoyonline.com



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