The Ghana Scandals Index

Indexing government scandals one at a time

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Government refuses to distribute ambulances to save lives

Government has refused to distribute ambulances badly needed to save lives of patients. The government procured the first batch of ambulances numbering 96 for distribution to all 275 constituencies...

Nov. 25, 2019

Appointment of new GHS boss withdrawn after just 2 weeks in office

President Akufo-Addo has withdrawn the appointment of Dr Baffour Awuah as Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS). A source close to Dr Awuah said his appointment was withdrawn via an...

Nov. 20, 2019

Gov't ignores Volta Region whilst budgeting for road construction in all other regions

In the 2020 budget presented to Parliament by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, government’s plan to fix deplorable roads across the country excluded roads in the Volta Region. The budget ha...

Nov. 13, 2019

Only witches are complaining of hardship under Nana Addo - Ursula Owusu

The Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu Ekuful has disclosed that anyone complaining of hardship under the current Akufo-Addo administration is a 'witch'. She said it's only a 'witch' that ...

Oct. 21, 2019

We’ll terminate deals of contractors who insult Akufo-Addo – Roads Minister

The Minister for Roads and Highways, Kwesi Amoako Atta has threatened to terminate the contracts of road contractors who abuse and disrespect the President. Addressing a gathering at Akwatia dur...

Oct. 14, 2019

Tear gas, gunshots halt law students’ demo

At least 10 protesters have been arrested after the demonstration by law students ended abruptly. The demonstration, seeking reforms to legal education in Ghana, started peacefully at the main camp...

Oct. 7, 2019

Akufo-Addo's bodyguards prevent man from asking him questions in US

The man who asked president Akufo-Addo about the arrest and deportation of Aisha Huang during a forum at Princeton University in the United States of America says he was prevented by the president’...

Sept. 22, 2019

Headmasters sacked for 'sabotaging' Free SHS

The Headmaster of Donkokrom Senior High School, John Mensah Dzokoto, has been sacked by the Ministry of Education through the Ghana Education Service. Starr News has gathered that the Headmaster...

Sept. 6, 2019

Soldiers, police seize placards against Akufo-Addo in Navrongo

Military and police personnel have seized placards bearing anti-government messages from protesters in Navrongo during President Nana Akufo-Addo’s tour of the Upper East Region Wednesday. Ahead ...

Aug. 15, 2019

Gov’t suspends PDS agreement

Government has suspended the concession agreement with Power Distribution Services (PDS), bringing back the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to be in full control of power distribution. Accord...

July 30, 2019

Ghana's debt levels leading country to HIPC

The World Bank Country Director Pierre Frank LaPorte has stated that Ghana’s rising debt levels places it at pre-HIPC levels and must be checked to prevent the figure from escalating further. Ac...

July 26, 2019

AFCON 2019 budget outrageous

The Sports Minister, Isaac Kwame Asiamah has put the expenditure on AFCON 2019 at $4.5million, the same amount paid as prize money for the winner, Algeria. Mr Asiamah who was harangued by the me...

July 24, 2019

"As A Minister, An Intern Has No Right To Call Me"- Sanitation Minister

Sanitation minister Cecilia Dapaah has told off a Multimedia intern, emphasising, her request for an interview is disrespectful because she is an intern. ‘Who gave you the permission to call me ...

July 22, 2019

Afoko bail reversal 'height of injustice'

A human rights lawyer, Mr Francis-Xavier Sosu, has described a High Court ruling rescinding the bail granted Mr Gregory Afoko, a suspect being tried for the murder of the governing New Patriotic Pa...

July 15, 2019

Only the best nurses would be exported – Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has said that the government will do due diligence in the posting of nurses to work abroad if an agreement with partner countries is officially cemented. “We would e...

July 10, 2019

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