The Ghana Scandals Index

Indexing government scandals one at a time

#corruption #incompetence #nepotism
NPP Vice Chairman in Mfantsiman busted for selling subsidised outboard motors

An investigation by freelance investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni, has revealed that the Mfantsiman Constituency second vice-chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) sold an o...

Oct. 6, 2020

Ghana’s Embassy in Belgium ordered by bankers to close all accounts, withdraw funds

Ghana’s Embassy in Belgium has been directed to close all its four accounts with its bankers, the ING Bank latest by November 12, 2020. The order from ING Bank means the Embassy has until the gi...

Oct. 5, 2020

Bono Regional Minister is corrupt - Majority Chief Whip

According to Hon. Ameyaw Cheremeh, the corrupt activities of Hon. Kumi Richardson is affecting the integrity of the Akufo-Addo government and called for her to be brought to order. “I am appeali...

Oct. 2, 2020

Exim Bank Splashes GHC 2 Million on Shatta Wale, Others

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has raised red flags over claims that the Ghana Export-Import Bank (GEXIM) paid GH₵2 million to dancehall musician Shatta Wale, known in private life as Charles...

Sept. 11, 2020

Prez Akufo-Addo illegally used public funds to pay his foreign election consultants

Despite Ghanaian laws, Ghana’s Government paid KRL International for services provided for the New Patriotic Party. Despite US laws, KRL International provided services for a foreign political part...

Aug. 25, 2020

Gov't collateralizes mineral royalties in an act of state capture

Parliament has approved the controversial Agyapa Mineral Royalty Limited agreement with the government of Ghana despite a walkout by the Minority. The minerals royalties investment agreement bet...

Aug. 17, 2020

CEO of Zongo Development Fund fingered in ¢5m procurement breach

A Corruption Watch investigation has uncovered that the Zongo Development Fund (ZoDF) has engaged in alleged procurement malpractices in the purchase of goods, services and works worth ¢5 million. ...

Aug. 12, 2020

Minority demands Energy Minister answers for unaccounted Ghs20m used in street lights project

The Minority in Parliament is demanding the whereabouts of some ₵20 million meant for the fixing of streetlights between 2018 and 2019 with claims that the Energy Ministry has not been able to acco...

Aug. 6, 2020

Government spent ¢54.3m on cooked meals during 21-day lockdown

The Finance Minister has revealed that government spent ¢54.3 million on cooked meals distributed during the 21-day lockdown in Accra and Kumasi. According to Ken Ofori-Atta, an extra ¢50.2 mill...

July 24, 2020

Dep. Northern Regional Minister ordered to repay Ghs1.5m siphoned cash

The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has ordered a former General Manager of the Produce Buying Company (PBC) to retrieve some GHC 1.5m taken from the company’s coffers...

July 7, 2020

Akufo-Addo directs Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo to take accumulated leave

President Akufo-Addo has asked the Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo to take his accumulated leave, a statement from the presidency has said. Director of Communications at the Jubilee House in th...

June 29, 2020

GHC1.5b petroleum revenue not accounted for

An amount of GHC1.5 billion petroleum revenue cannot be accounted for in the 2019 fiscal year, the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) has disclosed. According to the committee, ...

June 24, 2020

TOR boss accused of paying $2.5m in bribes to govt officials, MPs

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Tema Oil Refinery boss Asante Berko for “orchestrating a bribery scheme” and arranging at least $2.5 million in bribes to be paid to Ghana gove...

April 14, 2020

Gov't blows $204mn on Tony Blair and other foreign consultants

As at 2018, the Akufo Addo administration has helped foreign consultants guzzle over US$ 204 million in “technical and management services”. Commenting on the sizeable amount given to foreign co...

March 2, 2020

Link Between ‘GETFUND Beneficiary 76’ And Finance Minister Established

A relative of the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has been identified as a beneficiary of scholarships meant for needy but brilliant students. For starters, Nana Obrempongmaa Ofori-Atta is not...

Feb. 27, 2020

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