Category: Politics

Petitioners To Continue Cross-Examining EC Boss

Petitioners To Continue Cross-Examining EC Boss

Mr. Philip Addison, lead counsel for the petitioners in the election results case before the Supreme Court, is expected to conclude his cross-examination of the Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, today. The controversy surrounding some pink sheets did not allow the petitioners to conclude their cross-examination of Dr. Afari-Gyan, the key witness of the second respondent, last […]

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Counsels Argue Over Pink Sheets Again

Counsels Argue Over Pink Sheets Again

Disagreement over relabelling of pink sheets between the petitioners and the respondents, took the centre stage at the ongoing 2012 presidential election petition hearing yesterday. The respondents had claimed the petitioners wanted to introduce a new category of pink sheets which did not tally with those contained in the KPMG report. However, the petitioners debunked the assertion that they had […]

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Pratt Hails President’s Directive On A-G’s Report, But…

Pratt Hails President’s Directive On A-G’s Report, But…

The Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr. is in support with President John Mahama’s directive to investigate and prosecute all offenders captured by the Auditor-General for squandering state funds and assets. According to him, the choice of the President to direct the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice to set up a special desk to prosecute those offenders […]

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Kuranchie Receives Visitors At  Ho Central Prisons

Kuranchie Receives Visitors At Ho Central Prisons

The Volta Regional Executives of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), have visited incarcerated editor of the Daily Searchlight newspaper, Kenneth Agyei Kuranchie at the Ho Central Prisons, where he is being held. Kuranchie and a National Democratic Congress’ communicator, Stephen Atubiga, were on Tuesday sentenced to 10 and three days in prison respectively, for criminal contempt by the Supreme […]

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KPMG Detects Duplication Of Pink Sheets

KPMG Detects Duplication Of Pink Sheets

Nii Amanor Dodoo, Head of Audit Practice, partners of  KPMG, an international audit firm, yesterday told the Supreme Court hearing the 2012 presidential election petition, that there were some repetitions, duplications and overlaps in the counting of the pink sheets. He admitted that the information was received  from the Registrar of the Supreme Court.

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Kuranchie, Atubiga Jailed

Kuranchie, Atubiga Jailed

The Supreme Court yesterday slapped two of the people it summoned to appear before it for contempt, with jail terms. Ken Kuranchie, Editor of the ‘Darly Searchlight’ newspaper was sentenced to 10 days in jail for a front page comment in the June 27, 2013 edition of his paper, whilst Stephen Atubiga, a member of the NDC Communication team, was […]

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Supreme Court summons Three

Supreme Court summons Three

The Supreme Court yesterday sum-moned three persons, including the editor of the Daily Searchlight newspaper to appear before it next Tuesday, July 2, to answer questions on some contemptuous com-ments they made. The two others are Kweku Boahene, the Ashanti Regional Youth Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and Stephen Atubiga also of the NDC. Their summons came, barely […]

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NPP Will Cease Making Contemptuous Statements

NPP Will Cease Making Contemptuous Statements

The General Secretary of the main opposition NPP Lawyer Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, has described as ‘unfortunate’ the Supreme Court’s decision to ban Sammy Awuku, the party’s deputy Communications Director, from attending the 2012 election petition hearings. He believes failure by the panel to penalise earlier statements made by some individuals prior to the last warning issued on Monday, triggered their […]

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Minority Questions CRC’s Report

Minority Questions CRC’s Report

The Minority in Parliament on Tuesday questioned the propriety of government’s selective acceptance of the recommendations made by the Constitutional Review Committee, arguing that that stance was a subversion of the will of the people. The Minority Leader and Member of Parliament for Suame, Mr Osei-Kyei-Mensah Bonsu said the CRC’s report was the outcome of a consultative process steeped in […]

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Spio-Garbrah Makes A Case For RTI

Spio-Garbrah Makes A Case For RTI

A Former presidential aspirant, Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah wants to know whether the Right to Information Bill must be restricted to only State institutions. The former Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Orga-nisation (CTO), now the president of the Dominion University College (DUC) wonders whether or not the bill should be extended to cover non-state institutions. He argued that much […]

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