The Ghana Scandals Index

Indexing government scandals one at a time

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Fraud at Covid-19 Labs: Jubilee House Clinic Involved

The Fourth Estate has revealed how, by fraud, people who tested positive for COVID-19 obtained negative results at Frontiers Healthcare Services Limited and the Jubilee House Clinic. A health pr...

Dec. 13, 2021

Gov't slaps 1.75 Percent E-levy on MoMo, electronic transactions

Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has announced a new 1.75 per cent tax called E-levy on mobile money and all electronic transactions in the country as a measure to “rope in the informal sector into ...

Nov. 17, 2021

105,927 liters of fuel disappears at TOR

The Interim Management Committee of the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) says it has interdicted some staff for their involvement in the alleged theft of ¢10.4 million worth of cables. Describing it as unac...

Oct. 5, 2021

Akufo-Addo to buy new presidential jet

The government has started the process of acquiring a new state aircraft that will serve as the presidential jet among other functions, the Director of Communications at the Office of the President...

Sept. 28, 2021

CSOs want Parliament to investigate $1.65 billion Aker Energy deal

Ghana will be shortchanged if the government goes ahead to fork out $1.65 billion for shares in two oil blocks, the Alliance of civil society organisations working on Extractives, Anti-Corruption a...

Aug. 7, 2021

Akufo Addo's nephew exposes corruption in his government

A supposed relative of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has exposed corruption in the Akufo-Addo government. In a 14-minute long video message posted on Facebook, the gentleman by name Angel N...

Aug. 7, 2021

Gov’t blows GHC34.8m on Past Questions for 2021 WASSCE candidates

The Government has spent a whooping GHC34.8 million on purchasing past questions for 2021 WASSCE candidates under free SHS program. According to the Minister of Education, Yaw Osei Adutwum, the min...

July 14, 2021

Akufo-Addo approves salaries for Rebecca, Samira

The Emoluments Committee set up by President Akufo-Addo has recommended that spouses of Heads of States and their Vices be put on salaries. And as part of the novelty, the Committee recommends that...

July 3, 2021

Ghana slapped with $170mn judgement debt over wrongful termination of power contract

A United Kingdom Court says it is too late for Ghana to appeal against a US $164 million judgment debt awarded against it for wrongfully terminating the contract of an independent power producer, G...

June 23, 2021

Ghana buys overpriced Sputnik V vaccines through middlemen

Ghana is said to have bought overpriced Sputnik V vaccines from the Russian Investment Fund through some businessmen, the Norwegian tabloid Verdens Gang has alleged. The deal was allegedly ratif...

June 9, 2021

Disagreement At PMMC: Board, MD petition President Over GH¢1.4m Scandal

The raging boardroom wrangling at the Precious Minerals Marketing Company (PMMC) has reached alarming heights as both the Managing Director of the company, Alhaji Sulemana Alhassan and the Board Ch...

June 9, 2021

Schools in Ashanti Region allegedly involved in school feeding programme corruption

The Ghana Police Service has begun investigations into alleged corruption in the implementation of the School Feeding Programme in some Senior High Schools (SHSs). So far, 53 schools in the Ashanti...

May 10, 2021

Gov’t accused of misusing $2.1bn Covid cash on corrupt deals

A corruption risk assessment report by the Community Development Alliance (CDA-Ghana) and the Commonwealth Foundation, has cited the Akufo-Addo led government for spending over US$2.1 billion COVID...

April 23, 2021

Akufo-Addo's cousin at Noguchi cited for conflict of interest in Frontiers Healthcare contract

The Covid-19 Corruption Risk Assessment Report 2021 has cited Head of Virology at Noguchi Medical Research Institute, Prof. William Ampofo for conflict of interest in the controversial Frontiers He...

April 21, 2021

Personal driver to GNPC CEO amasses wealth

The identity of a man in a video flaunting dollars while filming his Trassacco home making rounds on social media has been confirmed as being the personal driver and bodyguard of Ghana National Pet...

March 26, 2021

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