The Ghana Scandals Index

Indexing government scandals one at a time

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Ghana bought $2m shares in Sky Train company established in Mauritius

An amount of US$2 million Ghana paid in 2019 as premium to acquire ordinary shares for the development of the Accra Sky Train Project has been reported as a net liability. This is contained in ...

Sept. 2, 2022

¢17.4bn in financial irregularities recorded in 2021

A total of ¢17.4 billion in financial irregularities have been flagged by the Auditor-General in its latest report submitted to parliament for the 2021 financial year. This represents a 36% rise co...

Aug. 30, 2022

State vehicles sold to judges in unapproved auction despite Akufo-Addo’s 2017 ban

The Auditor-General has indicted the Judicial Service for an unapproved auction of vehicles to judges and has ordered the retrieval of the 19 vehicles. The list of beneficiaries of the auctioned...

Aug. 30, 2022

Special Prosecutor cites Council of State member and GRA officials in corruption case

The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has recovered GH¢1.074 million from Labianca Company Limited, owned by a member of the Council of State, Ms Eunice Jacqueline Buah Asomah-Hinneh. The amo...

Aug. 8, 2022

Relocation of Ameri plant to Kumasi cost over bloated from $25.48m to $35.6m

The Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) has raised concern over plans by the Energy Ministry to move the Ameri Plant to Kumasi. In a statement issued by ACEP, it has kicked against the idea, ...

Aug. 3, 2022

Akufo-Addo’s Minister caught in conflict of interest

JoyNews’ investigations have revealed how a company linked to the Deputy Sanitation Minister, Amidu Issahaku Chinnia, and registered in the names of his brother, cousin, and personal driver won gov...

June 27, 2022

Former NDA CEO accuses successor of forging his signature in ¢10m fraud case

The former CEO of the Northern Development Authority (NDA) has petitioned the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, over a fraud issue involving him. Dr Sulemana Anamzoya, in the petition, ac...

June 27, 2022

Free SHS branded T-shirts estimated to cost GHC38m being shared to students

Starrfm.com.gh has uncovered bulk printing of Free SHS branded T-shirts for distribution to about 1,274,412 students currently in schools across the country. The T-shirts are being procured by ...

June 15, 2022

Corruption Watch petitions Special Prosecutor over Sir John’s will

An anti-corruption group, Corruption Watch, has petitioned the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) to investigate the alleged state lands belonging to the late Chief Executive Officer of the For...

May 25, 2022

Education Minister fingered in $1.2 million ‘phantom’ training scandal

The Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has been fingered in an alleged phantom training scheme of teachers costing $1.2 million from the World Bank. According to correspondences from his of...

May 25, 2022

Akufo-Addo grants approval for development & possible sale of 92-year Achimota Forest Reserve land

President Akufo-Addo has granted Executive Approval for Achimota Forest Reserve land which has been classified as a protected National Forest Reserve since 1930 to be redeveloped and sold for other...

May 17, 2022

$140,000 was used to fly Adwoa Safo for E-levy vote

Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has alleged that the cost of private jet hired to fly home Dome Kwabenya MP Sarah Adwoa Safo to partake in the controversial E-le...

March 1, 2022

PIAC Report Indicts GNPC Boss Over US$7.5 Million Building Transaction

The Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) has in a report, indicted the management of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) over an acquisition of a residential property at ...

Jan. 21, 2022

Ghana Airports Company Limited spent GH₵118k on Xmas decorations

The Board Chairman of the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), Mr Paul Adom-Otchere has disclosed that the company spent GH₵118,000 on Christmas decorations at the Kotoka International Airport (K...

Jan. 7, 2022

The COVID-19 spraying scandal initiated by President Akufo-Addo

This investigative documentary provides compelling evidence of how the Covid-19 spraying projects in the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and the Ministry of Education ended up be...

Dec. 17, 2021

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