The new Crusading guide – Ghana goes red
Thousands of protestors drawn from the various labour Unions across the country yesterday hit the streets to demonstrate against the recently announced fuel and utility price hikes.
There were marches in Accra and other cities in the country.
Analysts say the massive turn-out by Ghanaians at the march is another testimony to the fact that the working class who are hard hit by the increases are ever prepared to struggle for a reversal of the move or better still, a change.
About 9:30 am, protestors began proceedings at Circle (Obra spot) where they converged for the demonstration in Accra.
They went through the principal streets of Adabraka, through the principal streets of Adabraka, through to Kwame Nkrumah avenue, passed through streets behind Trade Union Congress (TUC) head office and ended at Black stars square at 11:20am.
Sacked judge fights back
Lawyers for one of he missed judges has dropped hint that say their client, justice Ernest Obimpeh will go to court to contest the President’s decision which was announced last Monday.
Lawyer Ken Anku told joy News that Justice Ernest Obimpeh cannot accept his dismissal because he was not given a fair hearing by the committee constituted to investigate allegations of misconduct against him.
President John Mahama on Tuesday directed the removal of Justice John Ajet Nasam and Justice Ernest Obimpeh from office as Justices of the High Court on grounds of stated misbehaviour.
This follows President Mahama’s acceptance of the recommendations of a Five-Member Impeachment Committee that investigated their conduct in accordance with article 146 of the 1992 Constitution.
Afotey Agbo dodges court
…fails to appear over contempt charge
The Greater Accra regional Minister, Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo who has been accused of frustrating legitimate land owners over their properties, has failed to appear in Court after he was sued together with he then former Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan and Nii Ashong Kojo III Amrahia, at the Land Court Division of the Superior Court for Contempt.
The three have been sued by Kwadwo Asante Boateng for obstructing and interfering with the due administration of justice and bringing the judicial process into disrepute for treating orders of the Court with extreme flippancy.
The Plaintiff, Kwadwo Asante Boateng in an interview revealed that Nii Afotey Agbo continues to dodge court proceedings, using his as an excuse.
Afotey Agbo who was to appear before court to answer charges has failed to do so making the hearing process delay.
Gitmo detainees saga – Gov’t shifts goal post
…In a desperate move to indict Nana Addo
The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has described as ‘false’ claims that they went contrary to section 35 of the Anti-Terrorism Act as far as the issue of the former Guantanamo detainees are concerned.
The flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo Addo, speaking personally on the Gitmo saga, accused government of going against section 35 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2008, (Act 762).
In addition to this, the NPP Presidential candidate said the President’s decision not to consult the relevant stakeholders in the country, so as to assuage the fears of Ghanaians, has resulted in heightened levels of fear amongst Ghanaians.
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