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Attorney-General grants RTI Commission prosecutorial powers

It will now be possible for the Right to Information Commission (RTIC) to prosecute public officers who breach the Right to Information law. This is...

RTI to go digital by the end of 2022 – Information Ministry

To fast-track the access to information process, the Ministry of Information, has announced that it will launch a platform for right to information applications...

Surviving without allowance: The ordeal of over 5000 allied health interns and rotational nurses

About 5, 239 health interns are still restless and doubtful although the Ministry of Finance has given the green light for their mandatory internship...

Finance Ministry releases approved fees for RTI requests

The Ministry of Finance has directed ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to charge 27 pesewas for the photocopy of an A4 size page of...

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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...

Ada East incurs GHS400k “avoidable” judgment debt, court wants assembly officials surcharged

An Accra High Court has directed the Ada East District Assembly to pay nearly GH¢400,000 cedis after dismissing its stay of execution application against...

The 10 leaders of Parliament who failed to declare their assets

On May 25, 2022, the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, had a word of caution for Ghana’s lawmakers. He wanted the 275 legislators...

Health

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...

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...

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...

Human Rights

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Four bloodied as gunshots add salt to injury in controversial Ada salt mining project

In blood, sweat, and pain, four critically injured persons are battling for their lives after police and masked gunmen shot at an unarmed group,...

“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...

Radio Ada journalist charged with publishing false news on Facebook about McDan

The Deputy Station Coordinator of Radio Ada, Noah Narh Dameh, has been charged with publishing false news and is facing prosecution at the Tema...

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John Kumah’s claim on total infractions in Auditor-General’s report false

The Deputy Minister of Finance, John Kumah, has suggested that the total irregularities recorded in the 2021 Auditor-General’s report have dropped. Mr. Kumah said he...

John Kumah’s claim of Ghana having the third strongest currency in Africa false

The Deputy Minister of Finance, Dr John Kumah, stated on Friday, September 9, 2022, that Ghana's cedi was currently the third strongest currency in...

KNUST in the last 10 years: Student clashes, protests and gross misconduct

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has, in recent times, made headlines for violent student clashes. The Unity Hall, popularly referred to as...

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Radio Ada journalist charged with publishing false news on Facebook about McDan

The Deputy Station Coordinator of Radio Ada, Noah Narh Dameh, has been charged with publishing false news and is facing prosecution at the Tema...

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