The Ghana Scandals Index

Indexing government scandals one at a time

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¢1.9bn allocation to presidency is profligate

The Minority in Parliament is mulling over what it says is the unprecedented ¢1.9 billion budgetary allocation to the presidency in the 2018 budget. The Minority spokesperson on Finance, Cassiel...

Nov. 21, 2017

Govt blew GHc177m on failed energy bond

The Minority in Parliament has lambasted the Akufo-Addo government accusing it of blowing GHc177 million on processes that preceded the issuance of the energy sector bond. According to the Minor...

Nov. 9, 2017

Ofori-Atta’s name pops up in ‘Paradise Papers’

Some Ghanaians have expressed worry about the alleged dealings of the Finance Minister, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta who is a cousin to the President involvement in tax evasion activities. The Paradise ...

Nov. 8, 2017

Non-Muslims went for Hajj

There is growing rancour among members of the newly constituted Ghana Hajj Board as its chairman Sheikh IC Quaye is being accused of running a unilateral system. The veteran politician allegedly...

Oct. 23, 2017

Hajj board official in over Gh¢23k visa fraud

A member of the communication team of the Ghana Hajj Board Zakaria Rahman is in hot waters for collecting money from prospective pilgrims who could not travel to Mecca. Four women have reported ...

Oct. 20, 2017

A Plus audio CID, ACP Tiwaa Addo-Danquah appointed CID boss

Deputy Director General of the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, ACP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah has been elevated to the Director-General position. ACP Add...

Oct. 17, 2017

CID's report on corruption allegations against two Deputy Chiefs of Staff cooked

An alleged audio which indicates that the report that looked into A-Plus' corruption allegations against two Deputy Chiefs of Staff, Samuel Abu Jinapor and Francis Asenso-Boakye was cooked has surf...

Sept. 27, 2017

DCE allegedly rejects official bungalow, blows GHC22,200 on accommodation

Members of the Ahanta West District Assembly in the Western Region have questioned why their District Chief Executive, Henrietta Mary Eyison, spent GHC22,200 rent accommodation whereas the Assembly...

Sept. 19, 2017

Gov’t buying drones worth $3m to fight galamsey

The Government of Ghana is procuring drones worth $3million to help in the fight against illegal small-scale mining (galamsey). According to Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amew...

Sept. 15, 2017

Ken Ofori Atta breached procurement law in over GHc10m loan to MacDan

The Minority in Parliament is questioning the basis for which the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta gave approval for the Agricultural Development Bank to give a loan of 10,459,500 to a private firm...

Sept. 5, 2017

Osarfo Marfo appoints his sons to top gov’t positions

Senior Minister to the Akufo-Addo government, Nana Yaw Osafo-Marfo has appointed his two sons to top government positions few months after the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and Nana Akufo-Addo, took ov...

Aug. 16, 2017

Minister Blows GH¢157m On ‘Planting For Food’

The Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto on Thursday told parliament that the government has so far spent GH¢157,023,174.00 on its 'Planting for Food and Jobs' programme in the...

July 29, 2017

Raids on homes of former Ministers of power

The former deputy Power Minister, John Jinapor’s house was raided by some personnel from the Police service and National Security in connection with the 2015 AMERI deal. This raid follows the fo...

July 28, 2017

GH¢5.6m gov’t cash was spent on only Ghana@60 6th March parade

It has emerged that the government has spent Ghs5 million on only the 6th March parade to commemorate the country’s 60th Independence Anniversary. The Chairman of the Ghana @ 60 committee, Ken Aman...

July 20, 2017

Agric ministry hastily procures ineffective chemicals to fight army worms

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has hastily procured chemicals costing Ghs9 million under sole-sourcing which are ineffective as far as the fight against the dangerous army worms is concerned....

July 17, 2017

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