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Mahama to investigate Songhor Salt Electrochem deal if elected

The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama, has empathised with the chiefs and people of Ada who are livid over the...

MFWA trains over 30 journalists on Reserve-Based Lending and Illicit Financial Flows

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has organised a capacity building training programme to enhance the investigative skills of Ghanaian journalists on Reserve-Based...

The Fourth Estate petitions OSP to investigate GHS84m Wi-Fi contract

The Fourth Estate has petitioned the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) to investigate the Ministry of Education and Lifted Logistics (formerly Busy Internet)...

Free Wi-Fi saga: Over 750 SHSs, offices without internet since March 2024  

At least 750 senior high schools and Ghana Education Service offices have been without internet connectivity since March 2024. Internet infrastructure, such as modems,...

Anti-Corruption

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Ex-PPA board chair slips through CHRAJ ban: chairs Minerals Fund almost two years

The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) in February 2022, banned a former Board Chair of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA), Prof....

GHS84m Free Wi-Fi Deal: Committee on Education in Parliament to demand accountability from Education Ministry

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Builsa South, Dr Clement Apaak, has said that the Committee on Education in Parliament will soon begin processes...

Scholarships Bonanza: CEO, Freddie Blay & former IGP’s daughters among those who grabbed scholarships for the needy

Dr Dennis Addo is by all indications an accomplished man. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Claron Hospital and...

Health

The Fourth Estate uncovers 144 sachet water companies in Accra producing without FDA licence

When a 23-year-old journalist, Thelma Amedeku, sought medical attention at the Legon Hospital in January 2023, she tested positive for typhoid. Haruna Ibrahim Sadik, the...

Quack midwife: How regulatory bodies failed patients of South Odorkor clinics

In parts one and two of this story, we chronicled how The Fourth Estate uncovered an unlicensed midwife whose 30-year history of practice has...

Quack midwife: How the New Generation Hospital cooked up data to conceal deaths

In parts one and two of this story, we chronicled how The Fourth Estate uncovered an unlicensed midwife whose 30-year history of practice has...

“I was naive” – Hospital owner regrets giving quack midwife freedom to operate

In part one of this story, we chronicled how The Fourth Estate uncovered a frightening case of ‘Matron Gaga’, an unlicensed midwife whose 30-year...

Human Rights

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CHRAJ investigates alleged human rights violations at Ada over Electrochem lease

The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has opened investigations into claims of violation of the rights of some residents of Ada...

Pipeline to prison: How Ghana’s legal system punishes the poor

In August 2015, Kwabena Huletey, a farmer at Mangoase, a village in the Eastern Region, woke up to the lifeless body of his live-in...

Husband of pregnant woman shot in her sleep found guilty of attempted murder

A seven-member jury has found Effort Dankwa guilty of attempted murder for shooting his pregnant wife in her sleep. Benita Dankwa woke up on August...

Health

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COVID-19 tests at KIA: Ghana got a paltry US$6.4m, while Frontiers bagged US$80.6m

The Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) made a little over $6.4 million from the over two years Frontiers Healthcare Services operated at the Kotoka...

Polluted air and its devastating effects on children: What we need to know 

  Every day, as we take a breath, our bodies are exposed to an invisible storm of particles that not only endanger our lungs but...

How a health regulator, TMPC, licensed fake herbal medicine practitioner, again

  The Traditional Medicine Practice Council (TMPC), a health regulator under the Ministry of Health, has for the second time been caught in an investigation...

Environment

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World Environment Day: ‘Ghana will be doomed if our agric policies are influenced by foreign interests’

The Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Organisational Development (CIKOD) says Ghana would be doomed if it allows its agricultural policies to be influenced by...

Uphold free expression, review legislation that limits environmental protection – ECOWAS to Member States

The Head of Democracy and Good Governance Division, Directorate of Political Affairs of the ECOWAS Commission, Mr Ebenezer Aseidu, has called on ECOWAS Member...

ILLEGAL MINING: Communities threatened by devastating effects

When President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo redirected national focus towards the canker by making a bold pledge to tackle illegal mining, popularly called galamsey,...

Opinions

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Agroecology: A comprehensive examination

Agroecology, an integrative approach to farming that views agricultural areas as ecosystems, is gaining traction for its potential to enhance sustainable farming practices and...

Ongoing uprising in Kenya: Lessons for Ghana and the need for thoughtful demonstrations

If the current economic challenges, inept governance, and failure to address the needs of the majority of citizens continue over a period of time,...

Did mate Bawumia sleep on the job for the driver to end up in the ditch?

 Ghana’s second most powerful man last Wednesday joined the ranks of the ubiquitous conductors on our commercial buses—trotro— to sell himself to Ghanaians ahead...

Our Impact

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Ministry of Education considers terminating parts of GHS84m Wi-Fi for schools contract

The Ministry of Education says it is considering terminating some parts of the government's contract with Lifted Logistics Limited for the provision of internet...

Pipeline to prison: Barker-Vormawor seeks justice for man imprisoned wrongly

A Founding Partner of Merton and Everett LLP, Oliver Barker-Vormawor, says the firm is preparing to seek compensation for Kwabena Huletey, a farmer who...

ECG transfers official accused of extortion at Ada after The Fourth Estate’s exposé

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has transferred an official who was accused of extortion and abuse of office in the Ada district. Nicholas Zube,...

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