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Government paid spousal allowance for scholarship beneficiary – Final list of beneficiaries for 2019 and 2020

  The Scholarships Secretariat paid the wife of a scholarship beneficiary more than £6,000 as spousal allowance in 2019. Desmond Asare received £25,480 (GHS430,612) for tuition...

Former Miss Ghana on government scholarship: Beneficiaries list – Part 2

A former beauty queen is on a list of scholarship beneficiaries obtained by The Fourth Estate in response to a Right to Information request. Giusepina...

Scholarships Bonanza: Full list of Foreign Scholarships beneficiaries – Part 1

The Fourth Estate in 2021 obtained data on Ghanaians who had received sponsorship for their education from the Scholarships Secretariat in the 2018/2019 and...

Scholarships Bonanza: How Scholarships Secretariat blows millions abroad on courses available in Ghana

Gilbert Addo (not his real name) completed University of Cape Coast in 2019 and obtained a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.97 out...

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THE GH₵ 3 BILLION LIE: Government pays hundreds of millions to company in a shady deal

In a control room in Tema in the Greater Accra Region, officials of Strategic Mobilisation Ghana Limited (SML) tried to convince The Fourth Estate of...

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...

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),...

Health

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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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...

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