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2017-02-27

[N] Chiefs deny writing to presidency to select Tahidu as DCE
[N] KNUST student didn’t fail her exams – PRO
[N] PNC, PPP, CPP in merger talks - Bernard Mornah
[N] Ghana and Czech Republic strengthen ties
[N] Ghana@60: Truth has no partisan colour - Rawlings
[N] Brong Ahafo Region: Strong winds wreak havoc in Amangoase
[N] Ashaiman gas explosion: 8 dead, 4 vehicles burnt, dozens injured

2017-02-26

[N] Stop poisoning 'Koobi' - Prof Frimpong-Boateng
[N] Several persons dead in Tema gas explosion
[N] 18 Ghanaians rescued as SA Xenophobic attacks worsen
[N] ECG kick starts mass disconnection exercise in Ashanti Region
[N] SA Xenophobic attacks: Five Ghanaians rescued
[N] Woman, 34, appeals for support to fund 6 months dialysis bills
[N] Tanker yard at Ashaiman on fire
[N] Bawku hospital records 20 maternal deaths in two years
[N] Akufo-Addo urges Police to be neutral
[N] Man stabbed to death over ‘banku’ in Gushegu
[N] Man, 57, kills wife over sex

2017-02-25

[N] Don’t turn school worships into deliverance services - GES
[N] Fix dumsor - Kweku Baako to Akufo-Addo
[N] Paul Ansah is new GPHA boss
[N] KNUST police to question roommate of suicide student
[N] Eleven injured during rainstorm at Akyem Asene
[N] Information Minister visits Ghana Publishing
[N] 35-year-old man defiles girl, 5

2017-02-24

[N] MP’s daughter allegedly commits suicide on KNUST Campus
[N] Opuni will be vindicated – Sam George
[N] Too many people flooding Flagstaff House - K.B Asante
[N] 2 mobile money robbers nabbed
[N] Parliament bans placards on budget day
[N] We are not aware teachers are impregnating school girls - GES PRO
[N] Be serious about the president’s security – Analyst tells security operatives
[N] Police hunt for 16-year-old student for attempted murder
[N] John Mahama's keynote address at 2016 African Leadership Magazine Person of the
[N] 'Bad policies' cause of Ghana's dependency on donors - KB Asante
[N] Work on Pokuase interchange to begin in September
[N] 22 suspected assailants of Kumasi ‘naked woman’ bailed
[N] You're a homosexual & disgrace to your family - Foh-Amoaning fires Amnesty Board

2017-02-22

[N] ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ to begin with GHc 560m cost
[N] Parliament’s image dips due to bribery allegation - Report
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[ 2017-02-16 ]

Invite me or I’ll sue – Ablakwa to Ghartey’s committee
The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel
Okudzto Ablakwa has written to the chairman of the
five-member ad hoc committee probing the bribery
allegation that hit the Appointments Committee of
Parliament, requesting to appear as a witness.

Mr. Ablakwa’s request follows Wednesday’s
disclosure by the chairman of the Appointments
Committee, Joseph Osei Owusu during his testimony
before the five-member probing committee that Mr.
Ablakwa a member of the ‘vetting’ Committee
indicated that the minority made the bribery
allegation to equalize for corruption allegations
leveled against ex-president John Mahama.

“In the conclave, after they had shown that they
[Minority] were satisfied and were willing to
withdraw their objection and agree for their
report to be amended that Hon. Osafo Marfo and
Boakye Agyarko be passed by consensus, we were
going to leave and I said no, there was this
allegation already in the public domain, and
Honourable Ayariga is the one alleged to have made
that allegation so we should discuss that matter
after meeting, all the Minority members said was
‘Mr. Speaker cool down , cool down’ and I said ;
‘How can I cool down?

“This allegation is already in the public domain’.
It was at that point that Okudzeto Ablakwa said
‘because Agyarko said our President [Mahama] was
corrupt, we were spreading the corruption
allegation’. The mood in the room changed
afterwards,” said the first deputy speaker of
parliament in his testimony.”

But the former deputy Education minister in a
swift response said Mr. Osei Owusu lied describing
the appointments committee chairman’s claim as
“malicious.”

Nonetheless, Mr. Ablakwa in a letter to Joe
Ghartey, the chairman of the ad hoc committee
authored by his attorneys said even though he was
aware the committee had “decided to limit the
number of witnesses to be called to give evidence
and that he has not been named as one of such
witnesses,” he believed it would be fair for him
to to invited us a witness to narrate his side of
the story.

The letter authored by Law Offices of Ayine and
Felli read in parts that: “our instructions are
that our client was served with a letter dated 4th
February, 2017 with reference number PG/SC/005 by
the Clerk to your Committee inviting him to attend
upon the Committee as a witness on a date and at a
time to be communicated to him.”

“Our client further instructs us that it has come
to his attention that your Committee has decided
to limit the number of witnesses to be called to
give evidence and that he has not been named as
one of such witnesses.

“However, in his testimony which was beamed live
on National television and which has been widely
reported in the national print media, the chairman
of the Appointments Committee and first deputy
speaker of parliament, Honourable Joseph Osei
Owusu, mentioned our client as having told him
that the bribery allegation was made up,” it
added.

The letter continued: “Since our client was not
given an opportunity to cross examine Hon. Joseph
Osei Owusu on this unsubstantiated piece of
evidence, it would surely be in accord with the
rules of natural justice that our client be heard
in his own defence before your Committee.”

The letter thus warned that Mr. Ablakwa would
resort to the law court if the Committee fails to
invite him.

Source - Starrfmonline.com.



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