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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...

Scholarships bonanza: How some are struggling while others received double double

Roberta Nti (not her real name) thought she had it all figured out financially when she was awarded a scholarship to study for a...

Scholarships bonanza: The powerful grab as double scholarships flow

She was born to a farmer and a petty trader. Money was always hard to come by. However, her disadvantaged background was no hindrance...

Stalled for 20 years: University of Ghana’s Performing Arts building left to rot

A blanket of dust, as thick as the memories it enshrines, engulfs the visitor. The air, once filled with the promise of creative zeal,...

Anti-Corruption

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10-year questionable contract by Finance Minister gives SML over $100 million annually despite false claims

In the first of this series, The Fourth Estate’s Evans Aziamor-Mensah, Adwoa Adobea-Owusu and Manasseh Azure Awuni revealed that Strategic Mobilisation Ghana Limited (SML),...

Corruption Index: Ghana stagnates four years in a row

Ghana scored 43 out of a possible 100 in the latest Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released by Transparency International. The country’s global ranking, however, improved...

Parliament calls for cancellation of Zoomlion contract

  Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has recommended the cancellation of the fumigation contracts between waste management company, Zoomlion Ghana Limited, and the metropolitan, municipal,...

Health

FULL VIDEO: The Quack Midwife

After 18 months of investigations at a private health facility in Accra, The Fourth Estate has uncovered a frightening case of ‘Matron Gaga’, an...

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...

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...

Abandoned slaughterhouse: Ada West Assembly to relocate butchers after The Fourth Estate’s investigation

The Ada West District Assembly (AWDA) has announced that it will relocate butchers to its newly constructed slaughterhouse. The Assembly’s response follows The Fourth Estate’s...

Human Rights

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Abduction, rape and impregnation: the story of child brides

For fear of victimization, the names of the victims and their parents have been changed Before primary class six pupil Agartha make sense of what...

Radio Ada journalist released after a week in remand over ‘’false news’’

The Tema Circuit Court has granted the Deputy Station Coordinator of Radio Ada, Noah Narh Dameh, a GHC60,000 bail. Noah was released on April 6,...

The boy called ‘no one cares’: How police rescued nine trafficked children in Dambai

It is 12 a.m. at Adakope, a fishing community in the Krachi East Municipality of the Oti region. Dark police boots take crunchy steps into...

Health

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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...

GH₵290,000 newly built slaughterhouse rots away as Sege residents choke on smoke

Residents of Sege are battling pollution from a slaughterhouse in their midst because butchers in the area have refused to relocate to a modern...

Free Childhood Cancer treatment: Patients still paying despite government’s promise

In this investigative report, The Fourth Estate details how desperate parents are forced to choose between their children's lives and the ruin of their...

Environment

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Illegal miners strike again: 75-Year-old widow scammed in farmland for 3-bedroom house deal

Frustrated, depressed, regrets, and disappointment are a few of the emotions one can visibly tell from the face and demeanour of Grace Konadu, a...

Climate Change: Beware! Sea washing away Keta, Ada, let’s explore what we can do

The fact that the world is one global village goes without saying. Weather conditions that were once rare in our grandparents' lifetime are becoming...

Boy awaiting BECE result dies in galamsey pit

It was the hope of Madam Naomi Tabi that her son would pass his Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), go to the Agogo State...

Opinions

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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...

Imagining a new path: A case against the NPP-NDC duopoly

Mr Kofi Bentil’s decision to throw his weight behind the Vice President and flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the upcoming elections...

Ken Agyapong’s presidential bid: A potential toxic presidency or a path to transformative leadership?

When Assin Central Member of Parliament, Ken Agyapong, announced his 2024 presidential bid, many dismissed it as one of his usual rhetorics. To some analysts,...

Our Impact

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Two journalists of The Fourth Estate win KAS Media Africa award

  Two journalists of The Fourth Estate, Kwaku Krobea Asante and Adwoa Adobea-Owusu, have been named among winners of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Media Africa Award...

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,...

New Generation Medical Centre compensates victims of quack midwife

The New Generation Medical Centre has compensated two victims of its medical negligence, after an 18-month investigation by The Fourth Estate revealed the death of at...

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