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CATALOGUE: Auditor-General’s Report on assemblies that unduly paid Zoomlion over GH¢40M

“Zoomlion is also alleged to be involved with a bogus Malaria Control Programme with the NHIS and has a preferential payment treatment over suppliers...

Photo Story: Protestors demand resignation of Akuffo Addo, Bawumia and Ofori-Atta

In 1995, when the citizens of Ghana were at their wits’ end due to the high cost of living and the introduction of the...

Latif Iddrisu’s Journalists Sanctuary International donates protective equipment to The Fourth Estate

  A media advocacy and safety organisation, Journalists Sanctuary International (JSI), has donated safety equipment to The Fourth Estate. The safety vest and protective helmet are...

Mahama’s 11 ministers who never declared their assets  

When President John Mahama sat behind the microphones of the Twin City Radio in Takoradi in October 2015, he was categorical that all his...

Anti-Corruption

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How Ghana Red Cross staff embezzled $645,000 in one week

  Before a financial aid of USD$645,000 hit the account of the Ghana Red Cross Society (GRCS), Central Region, in June 2020, the balance of...

Mastermind of Ghana Red Cross scandal says he paid GHS250k to Jubilee House official

The former Deputy Secretary General of the Ghana Red Cross Society (GRCS), Dr. Eric Asamoah Darko, implicated in a financial scandal said he paid...

All GH¢156m disbursements from sanitation levy in 2021 made to one Jospong company in questionable deal

In the second-hand clothing market at Madina in Accra, vendors are not just chasing customers. They are chasing away houseflies, too. The flies are mainly...

Health

The Liberian ‘refugees’ who don’t want to go home

It was on the eve of Christmas when the first war began in 1989. That year, Christmas turned out to be different for Liberians....

How Akua Donkor seized and converted public slaughterhouse into private residence

In Djankrom, residents are fighting battles that threaten their very existence—a search for fresh air and soot-free homes. They have, for many years now, been...

Billions in the bush: 8 hospitals delayed, abandoned

Governance is supposed to be a continuum, such that development policies and initiatives of an outgoing administration must be seen to its planned completion...

Frontiers lays off Covid-19 testing staff at the airport

The management of Frontiers Healthcare Services Limited, the company in charge of COVID-19 testing at the Kotoka International Airport, has laid off staff it...

Human Rights

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“Stop requesting information from the assembly; we won’t provide it” — Ada West DCE rubbishes RTI law

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Ada West in the Greater Accra Region, Sampson Tetteh Kpankpa, has told a journalist to stop requesting information...

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...

Minerals Commission goes to Court of Appeal to fight The Fourth Estate’s RTI request

The Minerals Commission has filed for a judicial review at the Court of Appeal in Accra to challenge a high court ruling on how...

Health

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HeFRA fined GH₵30,000 for snubbing RTI Commission, The Fourth Estate

The Fourth Estate had requested information, but the request was ignored. The Right to Information (RTI) Commission wanted an explanation from the Health Facilities...

The women who “menstruate” through their palm, nose, and mouth

It was late night, and most people had gone to bed. Lydia Ansong, 16, was supposed to be sleeping. But, she was dozing intermittently...

FULL DOCUMENTARY: The COVID-19 spraying scandal initiated by President Akufo-Addo

In August 2020, I wrote to the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) to request, among others, how much it cost Ghana...

Environment

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Energy Commission stops police from investigating businessman busted over biggest illegal charcoal export

“No, we are not under any form of political pressure,” the Energy Commission’s Director of Renewable Energy, Mr Kofi Agyarko, dismissed a question posed...

A mixed bag: Akufo-Addo’s words and deeds on climate change

“What we do in Ghana affects the people of Nepal or Mozambique or Austria. That is why we need concerted global action to tackle...

Only two Chinese citizens in Ghana’s prisons despite hundreds arrested for illegal mining 

On May 10, 2021, three men stood in the dock in the quietude of the Koforidua Circuit Court, awaiting their fate. Their options were limited....

Opinions

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“I Have Found Justice”-Former Legon VC writes on winning defamation case against successor

  Four years ago, I wanted to sue my successor as Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana for peddling falsehoods about me. When I...

What happened to the promises, Mr. President?

It was February 15, 2018, a day many Sierra Leoneans and I may remember for some time to come. The country held its first-ever...

Ghana’s sick National Health Insurance Scheme

I was skimming through Twitter when I saw a post that read, "The Ghanaian is just a sickness away from going bankrupt.” I thought...

Our Impact

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8 Judges rush to declare assets after The Fourth Estate letter  

Eight judges of Ghana’s Superior courts rushed to the Audit Service to declare their assets days after The Fourth Estate wrote to the Judicial...

The Fourth Estate’s Seth Bokpe wins best GJA reporter for Democracy and Good Governance

A senior reporter with The Fourth Estate, Seth J. Bokpe, has been adjudged the best reporter on Democracy and Good Governance at the 26th...

Fake COVID-19 tests at Jubilee House clinic: 3 officers to be prosecuted

Three officers who were implicated in the issuance of fake COVID-19 test certificates at the Jubilee House Medical Centre are to be processed for...

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