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You Have Dissapointed The Nation: Ex-Foreign Minister Hannah Tetteh Boldly Speaks And Surprises Ghanaians

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After last year’s elections and controversies between the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP), former foreign minister Hannah Tetteh, under his Excellency John Dramani Mahama, sent the president another tough letter.

She spoke and denounced the leaders of Africa who have brandished conflict-like elections. Ghana can’t be left out to talk about the election conflict. The dispute is still not settled by the Supreme Court after Mahama and his legal team filed a petition with the Supreme Court after last year’s election, proving the election was flawed.

According to her, elections are an important part of the self-governing process, offering relief for individuals to make intentions on whom they trust to rule them. Her statement appears after the National Democratic Congress (NDC) leader John Dramani Mahama has voiced complaints about the use of military in the just-ended election.

Anomalies have also tarnished Uganda’s election.

The use of the military to discourage Ghanaians with some shooting to kill people, according to the former foreign minister, is an insult to the democracy of the world and evidence that the country is under a dictator who would do anything to dwell on power.

Source:www.GhanaCNN.com

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Supreme Court Will Finally Decide Today- Read Details On What Is To Happen

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Supreme Court Will Finally Decide Today- Read Details On What Is To Happen

The much-anticipated Election 2020 Petition trial will be decided by Ghana’s Supreme Court today, March 4.

Chief Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah presided over the seven-member panel, which had asked lawyers for the parties in the case to file their closing written addresses.

The closing addresses for the Petitioner (former President John Dramani Mahama), the First Respondent (the Electoral Commission), and the Second Respondent (President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo) had all been filed.

Dr Michael Kpessa Whyte, Mr Joseph Robert Mettle-Nunoo, both members of the National Democratic Congress, and Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the Party’s General Secretary, were the three witnesses called by the Petitioner.

The Supreme Court will decide whether there are any legal grounds for the petition and whether President Akufo-Addo has met the Article 63(3) threshold set out in the 1992 Constitution.

Before a presidential candidate can be declared president-elect, he or she must receive 50% of the total valid votes cast plus one vote, according to Article 63(3).

It will also determine whether the EC’s declaration on December 9, 2020 was in violation of Article 63(3), as well as whether the Petitioner’s allegations of vote padding and other errors influenced the outcome of the presidential election on December 9, 2020.

The Supreme Court dismissed the Petitioner’s applications to have the Electoral Commission Chairperson, Mrs Jean A. Mensa, mount the witness box.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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Akufo Addo Finally Sacks 60 Year Old Daniel Domelevo From The Office of Auditor General

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Akufo Addo Finally Sacks 60-Year Old Domelevo From Auditor General

President Nana Akufo-Addo has compulsorily retired embattled Auditor-General, Daniel Yao Domelevo, despite the latter claiming he is not yet 60 years.

A letter signed by Nana Bediatuo Asante, Executive Secretary to the President on Wednesday, March 3, and addressed to Daniel Yao Domelevo said:

“The attention of the President of the Republic has been drawn to records and documents made available to the Office by the Audit Service, that indicate that your date of birth is 1 June 1960 and that in accordance with article 199(1) of the Constitution, your date of retirement as Auditor General was 1 June 2020.

“Based on this information, the President is of the view that you have formally left office. Mr Johnson Akuamoa-Asiedu will continue to act as Auditor-General until the President appoints a substantive Auditor General.

“The president thanks you for your service to the nation and wishes you the very best in your future endeavours.”

Daniel Domelevo recently became a subject of many news discussions after a series of correspondence between himself and the Audit Service Board came to the fore.

The Board alleged that records at the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) provided by the Auditor-General indicated that his date of birth was 1960 when he joined the scheme on October 1, 1978.

Again, the Board insisted that the hometown of Mr. Domelevo is Agbetofe in Togo, thereby making him non-Ghanaian, even though on October 25, 1993, Domelevo had changed those records.

While the date of birth changed to June 1, 1961, the hometown of the Auditor-General was now Ada in the Greater Accra Region, the Board claimed in a three-page letter addressed to Mr. Domelevo on Tuesday, March 2, just a day before he was to resume work from a forced 167-day leave.

Daniel Yao Domelevo duly informed the board that the two allegations were false and offered explanations.

The Board replied indicating, “observation of your responses and explanations contained in your above reference letter make your date of birth and Ghanaian nationality even more doubtful and clearly establishes that you have made false statements contrary to law”.

The Board consequently insisted that Mr. Domelevo was due for compulsory retirement on June 1, 2020, and was in fact not Ghanaian but Togolese.

“Records made available to the Board indicate that your date of retirement was 1 June 2020 and as far as the Audit Service is concerned you are deemed to have retired,” it noted.

Meanwhile, Domelevo returned to work on Wednesday, March 3.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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“My Stay In The Nsawam Prison Was A Rich Experience” – Tsatsu Tsikata Boldly Admits

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"My Stay In The Nsawam Prison Was A Rich Experience" - Tsatsu Tsikata Boldly Reveals

Lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata says a very interesting aspect of his life at the Nsawam Prison was the first Sunday that he had to attend the United Church meant for the protestant congregation within the Nsawam Prison.

According to him, when he first walked into the Chapel, one Pastor Jones Owusu Adjei, who had come from Asamankese to minister to them, started acknowledging him because he had heard a lot about a lawyer called Tsatsu Tsikata.

“Before he preaches, a young lady comes to minister a song and she gets up and she says: ‘You’re in the right place at the right time’ and I thought that meant something for me,” Tsatsu Tsikata told KSM on Pan African TV on the KSM show broadcast Tuesday.

He indicated that, on that fateful day, Pastor Jones Owusu Adjei preached the story of Joseph in the Bible which spoke to him directly.

In the preaching, the pastor quoted the scriptures where Joseph told his brothers who sold him into slavery that “you meant it for evil but God meant it for good”.

“And that was the message for me because whatever evil was meant about me being there, God meant it for good and in fact, that was the title of a reflection I wrote a year later,” Tsikata recalled.

He added that through those five months he spent in prison interacting with the prisoners, “it was a rich experience, a rich human experience”, like going to law school all over again because he heard directly from prisoners, instead of the hitherto habeas corpus cases he was handling that brought people out of prison without having heard from the prisoners directly.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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