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2017-05-23

[B] Tullow eyes new fields beyond Jubilee & TEN
[B] ECG concession: bidders reduced to 6; MIDA sets eyes on financially viable bidde
[B] Former MP demands details on the 150 investors for ‘1-district, 1-factory'
[B] We need power to turn economy around – Agyarko
[S] Akufo-Addo's changes to ECG 'sale' agreement quite impressive - PUWU
[N] Kumbuor approved military protection for Ukraine, Russia galamseyers – MP
[N] 9 cars burnt, shops destroyed in a fire outbreak at Suame Magazine
[N] I insist Baba Jamal is involved in galamsey - Wontumi
[N] Man found dead in an abandoned dam
[N] 495 allied health professionals get financial clearance
[N] Spio Garbrah should be commended for GSA scandal investigations - Sorogho
[N] Alex Segbefia urges prosecution of culprits in Central Medical Stores fire
[N] Crentsil and family squandered GSA funds – PRO
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[N] Three (3) Ghana Gas helicopters missing
[N] Military protecting illegal mining sites – Amewu
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[N] Pastor, fetish priest clash over juju money

2017-05-22

[S] I lose nothing over Ghana banishment – KP Boateng
[S] Tony Baffoe urges government to create fund for Black Starlets
[B] Dumsor hit Vodafone Ghana badly - CEO
[B] Government to invest 30% only in 'One-District One-Factory' - Alan Kyeremanten
[B] Dollar has taken a commanding lead again
[B] Atuabo project was bloated by over $40m – Dr. Manteaw
[B] ECG using outdated methods to recover debts - NDC MP
[B] BoG reduces policy rate to 22.5%
[N] I’m not naive about corruption – Akufo-Addo
[N] Police begin manhunt for Tatale robbers
[N] Teenage pregnancy declines in Ashanti
[N] $13.9 million Veep's residence abandoned?
[N] UCC sued over suspension of 22 students
[N] Two fake soldiers arrested
[N] Otumfuo supports ban on Galamsey
[N] Government worried about Alavanyo-Nkonya killings – VR Minister  
[N] Politicians mourn with Woyome
[N] NDC chair, 4 robbers and 2 others killed in robbery gun battle
[N] 15 'corrupt' customs officers fired
[N] 3 robbers killed in shootout with police
[N] Girl, 16, dies after committing abortion
[N] Prof. Badu Akosa can't be our Chief – Kwahu Queen Mother
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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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