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2017-05-26

[N] Adom FM’s ‘Y3gye y3 sika’ demo attracts over 2,300 protesters
[N] Gun attacks in Tema not robberies – Police
[N] Family of three electrocuted at Kpone
[N] Kufuor commends Raising Readers initiative  
[N] Atuguba, Kumbour to speak at maiden revolutionary lecture series
[N] Two defiant galamseyers busted
[N] Fourteen Takoradi fire victims to be transferred to Interbeton
[N] Hajj: Fate of 452 pilgrims ‘left-behind’ in 2016 still hanging
[N] EOCO rescues seven girls
[N] Nana Addo jets off to Liberia today  
[N] Don't beg for corrupt officials - President cautions  
[N] Leaked sex tape involving two SHS students goes viral
[N] Man shot in Wa

2017-05-24

[B] Employers’ Association proposes extension of maternity leave by 2 weeks
[B] Producer price inflation drops to 4.8%
[B] EU, GIZ to support skills development with €10.7m
[B] 6 concessionaires to start inspection of ECG assets - Ing. Owura
[N] Man grabbed over Kumasi murder
[N] End cycle of vindictive politics - Nyaho to Akufo-Addo
[N] Values of hard work and honesty fading - Chief Justice
[N] Finance Ministry gives clearance for allied health workers employment
[N] Learn from my mistakes; don’t buy tractors for farmers – Mahama to Akufo-Addo
[N] NDC foot soldiers benefit from LEAP
[N] Phone tracker leads to arrest of robber
[N] Re-arrest Delta Force 8 now - PPP
[N] CEO busted in $1.2m bribery scandal  
[N] Galamsey Queen goes ‘mad’
[N] Police issues crime alert
[N] Man kills sister-in-law
[N] BNI probes 3 Mahama appointees over $4m graft
[N] I was jailed 3 years because of Aisha Huang - Former aide
[N] MP begs Kumbuor over false ‘military galamsey’ claim
[N] Pregnant nurses protesting exam ban won't be victimized
[N] Ghana Gas helicopters not missing – Kwabena Donkor

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
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[ 2017-05-26 ]

The protesters clad in red and black wielding placards with various writings

Adom FM’s ‘Y3gye y3 sika’ demo attracts over 2,300 protesters
A modest protest to petition anti-graft agency,
Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) over
some alleged embezzlement of state funds attracted
over 2,300 protesters, police have said.

The Friday protest led by Adom FM’s Morning Show
host, Captain Smart, was to trigger an
investigation into some cases of malfeasance in
the fourth Republic.

Mr Smart told Israel Laryea on Joy FM’s Midday
News, the agitation was not targetted at any one
particular regime.

“We are looking at all the administrations under
the Fourth Republic,” he said.

He noted among the 310 documents presented to EOCO
officials over the financial irregularities, was
one about an appointee under former President John
Kufuor’s administration.

“We presented a document on Professor Kassim
Kasanga [former Lands Minister] during John
Kufuor’s time when he took $14 million,” he said.

The protesters clad in red and black wielding
placards with various writings marched through the
principal streets of Accra to the EOCO office near
the Arts Centre.

Their messages coalesced into one loud message
that the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
government should prosecute former government
officials found to have stolen from the state.

Already, there have been cases of alleged
mismanagement and embezzlement of state funds by
appointees of the past National Democratic
Congress (NDC) government.

At least three people at the National
Communications Authority (NCA) have been cited for
allegedly embezzling over $4 million in a murky
deal with an Isreali company to supply
intelligence equipment. They include the former
Board Chairman, Eugene Baffo-Bonnie and former
CEO, William Tevie.

Also the Executive Director of the Public
Utilities and Regulatory Commission (PURC), Samuel
Sarpong is under investigation by the Bureau of
National Investigation (BNI) for some questionable
payments.

The amount of GHS435,087 is said to have been
transferred into Mr Sarpong's account in two
tranches.

PURC Director of Public Relations, Nana Yaa
Jantuah was also accused of conniving with the
Executive Director over the questionable payment.

Mr Smart said the nation’s debt totalling GHS127.1
billion would not have accumulated if the money
was not stolen by some of the former government
appointees.

He said the embezzled money cited in the 310
documents that were submitted to EOCO should be in
the region of $1.2 billion. This, he said is
enough to pay the country's outstanding debt.

"We are expecting EOCO to take further action,
reinvestigate, arrest and prosecute where
necessary. We told them after three months and if
we don’t see anything there will be further
action," he said."

Source - Myjoyonline.com



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