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Chief Justice begins probe into EC petitions

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Chief Justice begins probe into EC petitions

Probe into EC petitions: Preliminary investigations into the alleged abuse of power and corruption that have rocked the Electoral Commission (EC) have commenced the Daily Guide reports.

According to the newspaper, the Chief Justice has reportedly written officially to the embattled Chairperson of the EC, Charlotte Osei, to respond to the damning allegations that could lead to her impeachment.

” Daily Guide learnt the letter from the Office of the Chief Justice was delivered last Friday. The two other Commissioners, Amadu Sulley and Georgina Opoku Amankwaa, have equally been written to in a bid to get their reaction.” the daily paper reports Tuesday. Advertisement

Legal impeachment

However, before the formal preliminary investigation commences, a private citizen, Ayamga Yakubu Akoglo, has filed a writ at the Supreme Court, seeking to prevent the Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, from going ahead to investigate the EC boss.

The plaintiff wants the suit, which also cites the Attorney-General to declare the action being initiated against the EC boss by the Judicial Council as unconstitutional, void, and of no effect.

He is claiming that the issues raised in the petition against Mrs. Charlotte Osei had nothing to do with her core functions as prescribed under Article 45 of the 1992 Constitution and as a result, did not warrant her removal per Article 46 (1) of the Constitution, describing the petition as ‘defective’.

He is averring that the petitioners’ allegation of financial or procurement impropriety against the EC boss should not constitute the grounds for impeachment proceedings under Article 46 (1) since financial and procurement functions are not part of the Chairperson’s core duties.

Drama at Commission

First, it was Maxwell Opoku Agyemang, who triggered the controversial drama with his 27 point petition against the Electoral Commission boss Charlotte Osei. The petition was laden with allegations of fraud, incompetence, misconduct, and poor human relations.

Even though the names behind the petition are unknown to the public, the lawyer insisted the petitioners have been identified by the president. The EC chair in a rebuttal denied the allegations against her but made fresh allegations against her two deputies, Sulley Amadu and Georgina Opoku Amankwaa.

She also filed a defamation suit against the lawyer for petitioners who are seeking her impeachment from office.

In a contest of feisty rebuttals, the two deputy Chairpersons at the Commission fired their own allegations against the EC Chair.

In the midst of their rebuttals, another lawyer sent a new petition to the president demanding the impeachment of the two other deputies at the Commission for stated misconduct.

The whole drama at the Commission was crowned with a spectacle at the floor of Parliament when the EC Chair in the company of one of her deputies, Amadu Sulley told MPs she was speaking for herself as the EC chair and not as the Commission.

She was answering a question on why the Commission failed to include their internally generated funds for last year in their financial report.

Just when the dust was about settling, and the prima facie determination made by the Chief Justice against all three Chairpersons, a new petition has been filed against the Chief Justice.

Lawyer Yakubu Akolgo maintains Article 146 (2) which spells out how Judges of the Superior Court will be removed is not applicable to the removal of the Chief Justice.

Even though the salary levels of the Appeals Court Judge is coterminous to that of heads of Commissions and the removal processes of the two offices have been deemed to be similar, Akolgo is insisting the processes of removing a judge cannot be used to remove the Chair of the Electoral Commission.

“That Article 146(2) of the 1992 Constitution is neither mandatory nor appropriately suitable for the removal of the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission and the said Article not derogated or contravened if a full bench of the Supreme Court assumes duty to inquire into the petition to dispose-off it or otherwise.”

Among other reliefs, Lawyer Yakubu Akolgo is praying the Supreme Court to restrain the Chief Justice from proceeding with the prima facie determination.

He would rather the Chief Justice empanels a full bench of the Supreme Court to inquire into the petition brought against the Chair of the Commission.

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Akufo-Addo has become stubborn, he no longer listens to God – Prophet Owusu Bempah

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Akufo-Addo has become stubborn, he no longer listens to God – Prophet Owusu Bempah

Prophet Isaac Owusu Bempah has disclosed that he no longer has a close relationship with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo because the president is no longer listening to God.

In an interview posted on the YouTube channel of RTV Ghana, the preacher is heard lamenting how Akufo-Addo’s countenance towards matters of God has dipped.

Asked whether he was mistaken to have backed the President spiritually in his days in opposition, Bempah insisted that he did what was told to him by God at the time.

He likened his current relationship with the president to that of Saul and Samuel in the Bible, positing that he was Samuel – a man simply directed by God to anoint His chosen one. While Akufo-Addo was Saul – the chosen one who disobeyed God and was visited with hard times.

“Samuel was asked to anoint Saul to become King, things did not go well, things went rough and that was because Saul became stubborn and was not listening to God and Samuel, so Samuel distanced himself from Saul.

“When Samuel tried to intervene at a point, God asked him to stay off because Saul had showed disobedience and so I see that the pure heart Akufo-Addo for which God chose him, has changed.

“He doesn’t listen to God anymore, and the prayers that clergymen used to say for him, he doesn’t allow it any longer. So, if you like him to Saul, it is the same thing, Samuel was only instructed by God to anoint Saul because he was God’s own choice,” Prophet Isaac Owusu Bempah stressed.

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A Ghanaian Aerospace Engineering company builds a Space Rocket in Ghana

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A Ghanaian Aerospace Engineering company builds a Space Rocket in Ghana.

Ghana is progressively developing in not only the digital and automobile explorations but now in the Aerospace engineering too!

Galaxy Aerospace Ghana, an Aerospace Engineering company in Ghana operating a launch site situated at Gomoa Buduburam in the Central Region has announced the first public display of its Space Shuttle, and Star Ship Prototypes by December 2022 for public viewing at the company’s Gomoa Buduburam launch site. This news was broke by the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Victor Tagborloh in his LinkedIn post.

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The built Space Rocket prototype at Galaxy Aerospace’s launch site at Gomoa Budumburam

According him the Real-Time Rocket Launch would be demonstrated to the General Public few metres above the ground by the company’s engineering team.

“Our Space Missions would save a lot of Dreams coming into reality from the younger generations here in Ghana. We want every child in Ghana to dream for the stars.” Galaxy Aerospace Ghana leading Ghana to Space 2030. “

 


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It’s a done deal for NDC in 2024 if you go back to IMF – Kennedy Agyapong to NPP

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It’s a done deal for NDC in 2024 if you go back to IMF – Kennedy Agyapong to NPP

Firebrand and a Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong has gone haywire over the government’s decision to seek a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warning of dire consequences for the party ahead of the 2024 general elections.

Without mincing words, the NPP financier explains after all the ‘noise’ he made against the Mahama government for lack of policy credit; the Akufo-Addo government is disappointing to him and many Ghanaians for following suit.

“It is just like handing over power to NDC without a contest, straight away because of the noise we made, and I chew my own words back when I said the NDC went to IMF because of mismanagement of the economy. So if NPP is going to IMF, what am I going to say?”, Ken Agyapong quizzed.

“So breaking the 8 is going to be tough, my message to you is simple, you cannot read my lips and I am not scared of anybody in the party, I will tell you the gospel truth, those who take you to IMF cannot break the 8,” he said this during a meeting with some NPP party members.

In a release issued on Friday, the Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah announced that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta to commence official engagements with the International Monetary Fund for a financial bailout.

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