The Ghana Scandals Index

Indexing government scandals one at a time

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Bawumia’s family benefiting from overpriced single-sourced cocoa road contracts

The MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has accused Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia of being deceptive to Ghanaians by promising to end unmerited single-sourcing of government contract...

Feb. 16, 2024

Gov't spent $12m on suspended Agyapa Royalties deal

The government of Ghana spent $12 million on the botched Agyapa royalties deal, according to CEO Edward Nana Yaw Koranteng of the Minerals Income Investment Fund, as reported to the Public Accounts...

Feb. 15, 2024

Questionable contract by Finance Minister gives SML over $100 million annually

In a shocking exposé, the Fourth Estate unearthed a concerning alliance between the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) and Strategic Mobilisation Ghana Limited (SML), a mysterious startup. This alliance...

Dec. 18, 2023

NPP thugs storm UTV studios disrupting live broadcast

Some NPP thugs with hostile intentions invaded the studios of UTV on Saturday, October 7, 2023, abruptly halting the live broadcast of the weekly United Showbiz program. Their presence and agitated...

Oct. 8, 2023

‘Heaven Scandal’ Exposes Akufo-Addo’s Secret Land Grab

Member of parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has accused President Akufo-Addo and finance minister, Ken Ofori-Atta of handing over airport lands to a company by name Heaven Builde...

Oct. 2, 2023

BOST admits to buying 18 iPhones for staff

The Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Limited Company (BOST) has issued a statement addressing recent reports regarding its acquisition of 18 iPhone 13 Pro Max devices for corporate executives, c...

Oct. 1, 2023

Police abuse and arrest demonstrators protesting against economic crisis

Police have arrested protesters during demonstrations against the cost of living and the economic crisis gripping the country. Some journalists who were covering the protests, which took place outs...

Sept. 21, 2023

Ablakwa Drops Details Of Gabby Otchere-Darko's Involvement In Shady GH¢187M West Blue Deal

There is a grand scheme led by President Nana Akufo-Addo's cousin, Gabby Otchere-Darko, to illegally draw GH¢187,356,969.55 from state coffers, according to lawmaker Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa. Tit...

Aug. 1, 2023

BoG records ¢60.8bn loss in 2022

The Bank of Ghana recorded a loss of ¢60.8 Billion Ghana cedis in 2022, its Annual Report and Financial Statements has revealed. The Central Bank’s record loss is coming after it posted a ¢1.2 ...

July 29, 2023

2 househelps allegedly steal $1m, €300k and millions of cedis from Sanitation Minister

An Accra Circuit Court has been told that huge sums of money and other items of Sanitation Minister Cecilia Abena Dapaah and her husband, Daniel Osei Kuffour have been stolen from their Abelemkpe h...

July 21, 2023

Ghana drops on Press Freedom index again, worse record in 18 years

Ghana has for the second successive year dropped on the annual Press Freedom Index released by Reporters Without Borders. The country’s ranking fell from 60th place last year to 62nd place in 20...

May 3, 2023

$2.5m of crude condensate missing at Tema Oil Refinery

The Energy Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has revealed that crude condensate worth $2.5m has gone missing from the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR). Dr. Prempeh stated that the deal he secured for ...

April 20, 2023

Former Minister for Environment indicts NPP officials, others in ‘bombshell’ galamsey report

A bombshell report authored by former Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, has found itself in the public domain indicting several New P...

April 20, 2023

Ghana’s president is my close friend, lawyer – Gold trader who smuggles $40m from Ghana monthly

A Canadian man who smuggles $40 million worth of gold from Ghana every month has disclosed the kind of close relationship he has with Ghana’s president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Alistair Mathia...

April 16, 2023

Ursula blasted for naming facility after mum

Minister of Communication and Digitalisation Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has come under criticism for naming a library and tech hub after her mother. The Christiana Akua Brago Diawuo Library and Tech Hu...

April 3, 2023

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