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GH¢36m compensation was shared among the staff of the OSP – Captain Smart alleges

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Captain Smart, host of ‘Anopa Bofour’ on Angel FM, says that the former Special Prosecutor signed for the disbursement of GH¢36m as compensation among the staff who worked at the Office of the Special Prosecutor in the year 2018.

“In 2018, they shared GH¢36m as compensation and you signed that money should be paid to workers who are not up 100. What is called compensation?” he said on his show on Friday.

“What is Martin Amidu talking about? Ask him if they did not share GH¢36m in that office.”

Captain Smart claimed further that Martin Amidu whilst in office presented a one-year budget of GH¢360m just for logistics.

According to him, Martin Amidu presented his budget to the presidency on a Thursday and the president called him [Martin Amidu] on Friday, thus a day after he presented the budget and he was asked how he wants the money to be disbursed.

Captain Smart claimed also that Martin Amidu indicated that he would need the money to be paid by installments, that as and when he needed it, he would alert the presidency for it to be paid.

Smart said that the President suggested to Amidu that, since, he, Amidu had expressed interest in working at the speed of light, then paying the money by instalment would not help. Instead, the President suggested that Amidu should be given a reasonable amount of money that would help him work well so that when he needed the remaining amount, it would be given to him.

“The finance ministry was directed on a Wednesday to pay GH¢180m into the Special Prosecutor’s account, so that he can work with it,” Captain Smart said.

“Why blame Ghanaians when you refused to purchase the car you requested in your budget?” he quizzed.

Captain Smart warned that political parties should desist from making political capital with what Martin Amiduhas done.

“He’s so much indisciplined eh! That man? Do you know that he punched somebody at the late Prof Mills’ office? Martin Amidu gave a Minister a blow and he fell flat on the president’s table,” Smart said.

“I’m daring him. I am pushing him, he should come out and speak…Martin Amidu can’t even prosecute an ant.”

Captain Smart indicated furthermore that later after the GH¢180m was paid, an additional GH¢88m was paid into the OSP account.

“What is he talking about? What is Martin Amidu talking about? He should stop,” Captain Smart stressed.

Martin Amidu on Monday, November 16, 2020, resigned from his position as the Special Prosecutor.

In a resignation letter to the President, Martin Amidu said: “The one condition upon which I accepted to be nominated as the Special Prosecutor when you invited me to your Office on 10th January 2018 was your firm promise to me that you will respect and ensure same by your Government for my independence and freedom of action as the Special Prosecutor.”

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

 

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EC publishes 2020 Special Voters list

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The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced the publication of the special voters’ list for the December 7 polls.

The special voting list is to pave way for individuals who will perform special duties on December 7 vote ahead of the big day.

It covers security, media personnel, and election officials who will be unable to vote at the polling stations where they registered.

The EC, in a statement, noted that the list is available on its website for the individuals who fall within the set categories to check their names.

It added soft copies of the special voters’ register have been provided to the representatives of organisations participating in the exercise to enable their members to verify their details and locations ahead of time.

Meanwhile, the special voting exercise has been scheduled for Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

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Fuel prices likely to increase next year

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Executive Director for the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers Ghana (COPEC), Duncan Amoah, has said prices of petroleum products are likely to increase next year.

According to Mr Amoah, the likely price increments is due to the change in US government.

He posits that the new US government, headed by Joe Biden, is more inclined to environmental protection and as such might put a cap on the volumes of oil produced by the US.

“The Democrat party which is now coming into government is more concerned about environmental issues and are more likely to put a cap on oil production because they believe it destroys the environment,” he stated.

“So if a cap is placed on the volume of oil production from the US, supply side is going to take a hit and oil prices for 2021 might go beyond the $50 mark and what that means for us as a country who imports finished oil products, will be to pay more for it,” he added.

The Executive Director of COPEC made the projection on the sidelines of a workshop to educate the media on energy and petroleum issues.

Norvanreports.com

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“Nana Addo will win 2020 election” according to University of Ghana study

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According to a study conducted by the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana, NPP’s Nana Addo will come out as the winner of the forth coming 2020 elections.

The research spanned 100 constituencies purposively selected across all 16 regions with 11,949 respondents out of a targeted 12,000 in a random sampling manner.

According to the survey, 51.7% of respondents said they will vote for the incumbent President Akufo-Addo while 40.4% opted for the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Mahama.

The survey which was carried out between November 12 to 22 this year was presented by Kaakyire Duku Frempong, a lead researcher on the project.

Speaking to the press, he explained that 80.9% of respondents said their decision on who to vote for was final.

Furthermore, 53.5% of respondents also believe the NPP-led government has delivered on its promises made during the 2016 election campaign.

However, the Ghana Union Movement (GUM) came third in the hierarchy of the respondents’ decision with regards to their preferred party with 1.3%.

“Maybe GUM is becoming the third force,” Mr Frempong added.

The survey also showed that 3.7% of the respondents are yet to decide who they will vote for on December 7, 2020.

The rationale behind the survey was to study the dynamics, choices, issues, policies and programmes of political parties and candidates as the December 7 presidential and parliamentary elections approach.

Source: myjoyonline.com

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