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The Fourth Estate requests 17 pieces of information from Council of State

The Fourth Estate has filed a Right to Information (RTI) request to the Council of State demanding 17 answers to issues relating to the...

Lighthouse Case: Why Christian Council’s mediation failed

When the founder of Lighthouse Chapel International, Bishop Dag Heward-Mills, received a letter from Ghana’s two influential Christian organisations, his office gave a swift...

Video: Zammrama Line youth overpower “soldiers” in land fight  

When armed “soldiers” in uniform descended on the Zammrama Line community in Accra, it set the stage for a violent confrontation Monday afternoon. In the...

Four problems Council of State ex-gratia could have solved

The first loan of the Akufo-Addo administration was approved in April 2017, a little over three months after taking office.  That loan was a...

Anti-Corruption

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Asset Declaration: Bawumia, Ofori-Atta, Osafo-Maafo, Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, and 89 others did not fully comply

When President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was sworn into office in January 2017, one of the first constitutional obligations he embarked on was the...

“There was no procurement process” – Transport Ministry contradicts Paul Adom-Otchere on airport X’mas tree saga

The Ministry of Transport has stated that “there was no procurement nor bidding process for the award of contract” in the controversial Christmas tree...

Akufo-Addo’s First & Second Term: 27 ministers who didn’t declare assets at all

For years, Herbert Krapa served Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, a man who is a stickler to rules when it comes to assets declaration. Now a...

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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Akufo-Addo’s Private Jet: The Fourth Estate drags presidency to RTI Commission

The Fourth Estate has dragged Ghana’s presidency to the Right to Information (RTI) Commission for its refusal to disclose information on the cost of...

ECOWAS Court to hear 60 cases, deliver 25 judgments in Ghana

The Community Court of Justice, often referred to as the ECOWAS Court, is heading to Ghana to pitch its judicial camp at the Law...

“You’re not exempted”– RTI Commission fines Ghana Police Service GH¢ 50,000

The Right to Information Commission has imposed a fine of GH¢50,000 on the Ghana Police Service (GPS) for denying The Fourth Estate access to information. This...

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Here’s how electricity tariffs have changed in the last 10 years

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has proposed a 148% increase in electricity tariffs. According to the ECG, the increment is to cover 2020...

Fact-Check: No evidence for viral claim of toes for cash in Zimbabwe

In the last few days, it has emerged on social media platforms in Ghana that Zimbabweans are selling their toes for huge sums of...

Teacher trainee allowance: Prof. Naana Opoku-Agyemang’s claim misleading

The 2020 vice-presidential candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, has said her party did not cancel the teacher...

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“You’re not exempted”– RTI Commission fines Ghana Police Service GH¢ 50,000

The Right to Information Commission has imposed a fine of GH¢50,000 on the Ghana Police Service (GPS) for denying The Fourth Estate access to information. This...

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