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Ghana cancels referendum on politicizing local level elections

Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo Addo on Sunday announced that his government was canceling a publicized referendum seeking to politicize local level elections. The referendum was scheduled for December 17 to seek the support of Ghanaians to back the election of local government officials along party lines. But the campaign to politicize local level elections faced opposition in the past few weeks from a section of Ghanaians especially the opposition party, the National Democratic Congress. The opposition party had campaigned for a NO vote on the referendum while the government and…

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Ghana: Military officer charged in failed coup plot

State prosecutors in Ghana have charged a senior military officer for his role in a failed attempt to destabilize the country. Colonel Samuel Kojo Gameli and another civilian, Gershon Akpa who is an employee of the Ghana Armed Forces were charged on Friday. They were said to be part of the plot to overthrow the government. Prosecutors charged them with possession of explosives and ammunition without lawful excuse. The government on Monday said in a statement that some individuals were involved in an “elaborate plot targeted at the Presidency.” It…

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Ghana’s President suspends top official for selling contracts

The man tasked with the responsibility of ensuring transparency in the award of government contracts in Ghana has been suspended by the President, Nana Akufo Addo. Adjenim Boateng Adjei has been unmasked in an investigative piece by journalist Manasseh Awuni Azure selling contracts for huge sums. The investigation by the freelance journalist revealed how Mr Boateng Adjei set up a company named Talent Discovery Limited (TDL) to win many government contracts through restrictive tendering. His company was exposed to have selling contracts to individuals who did not even have the…

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