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Dr Opuni, Agongo trial begins today amid claims of witch-hunting
March 26, 2018

Former Chief Executive of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Dr Stephen Opuni, and the Chief Executive of Agricult Limited, Seidu Agongo, will appear before the Accra High Court Monday, to answer to 27 counts of various charges.

Give RTI Bill same attention given military deal; Ace Ankomah to MPs
March 25, 2018

Leading member of OccupayGhana, Ace Ankomah has charged parliamentarians to prove their commitment to the course of Ghana by acting swiftly to ensure the passage of the Right To Information (RTI) Bill.

'Use civil law remedies to fight corruption'
March 24, 2018

The Executive Director of the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), Professor Henry Kwasi Prempeh, has advocated the use of civil law remedies to fight corruption in the country.

RTI Bill laid in Parliament
March 23, 2018

The Right to Information Bill has been laid before Parliament by the Deputy Attorney General, Joseph Kpemka. The Bill has since been referred to the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs of Committee of Parliament.

Ken Agyapong's Wife grabs Ghc1 Trillion Contract through Sole Sourcing
March 22, 2018

"Wonders" they say "shall never end". Like a dog returning to its vomits, the Akufo- Addo government is resorting to sole-sourcing of contracts after demonizing, criminalizing and labelling the Mahama-led NDC government as corrupt for giving some contracts out through sole sourcing during its tenure of office.

NLA boss awards 11 contracts to sister-in-law in violation of procurement law
March 17, 2018

A Corruption Watch investigation has found that the Director General of the National Lottery Authority (NLA) Kofi Osei Ameyaw awarded 11 contracts in excess of half-a-million cedis to his sister-in-law in violation of the procurement law.

Ghana falls three places in Corruption Perception Index; scores lowest since 2012
February 22, 2018

Ghana receives its lowest corruption perception score in four years, making President Akufo-Addo’s one year in office the worst since 2012, according to the latest Global Corruption Perception Index.

4 Ghana Gas choppers being audited
January 25, 2018

Some anti-corruption campaigners say they are unimpressed with the Akufo-Addo-led administration’s fight against corruption in its first year.

$100m Ghana Gas helicopters yet to be used after more than two years
January 24, 2018

Some anti-corruption campaigners say they are unimpressed with the Akufo-Addo-led administration’s fight against corruption in its first year.

EOCO allegedly clears embattled Deputy EC, 2 others in 'missing' ¢480K saga
January 23, 2018

Embattled Deputy Electoral Commissioner Georgina Opoku Amankwah and two other officers accused of siphoning the sum of ¢480,177.87 from the Commission's Endowment Fund have been reportedly cleared of any wrongdoing.

Corruption Fight: Anti-Corruption campaigners unimpressed with Akufo-Addo
January 3, 2018

Some anti-corruption campaigners say they are unimpressed with the Akufo-Addo-led administration’s fight against corruption in its first year.

Gloria Akuffo, Attorney General
Corruption Watch lauds AG's first action in NCA $6million scandal
December 22, 2017

Corruption Watch Ghana has applauded the Attorney General for prosecuting officials of the National Communications Authority alleged to have been involved in some fraudulent acts. The group, in a statement hoped that justice will be served to all involved.

Director-General of National Lottery Authority
Conflict of interest? NLA boss takes $60K personal loan from service provider
December 13, 2017

On Corruption Watch on Joy FM, we bring you the story that raises conflict of interest questions after Kofi Osei-Ameyaw took a personal loan from a serivce provider barely one month after he was appointed Director-General of the National Lottery Authority in March 2017.

Former CHRAJ Commissioner, Justice Emile Short
GHC350m Central medical Store rot: Government slow in acting - Corruption Watch
December 6, 2017

An anti-corruption civil society coalition, Corruption Watch is mounting pressure on government to be quick in prosecuting perpetrators of the Central Medical Stores fire that happened 3 years ago in Tema.

Daniel Domelevo.
Carrying forensic audit at scene of CMS fire difficult but... - Domelevo
November 24, 2017

The Auditor General, Daniel Domelevo has described as daunting the task of conducting a forensic audit of the Central Medical Stores (CMS). According to him, much of the evidence that would yield the anticipated results, have been cleared from the scene of the incident, following an order by the ex-Minister of Health, Alex Segbefia.

Alex Segbefia (left) and Kwaku Agyemang Manu
CMS fire report: Segbefia accuses Agyemang Manu of misleading public
November 24, 2017

Former Health Minister, Alex Segbafia is accusing his successor, Kwaku Agyemang Manu of mischief for suggesting that the previous administration attempted to shield suspects in the fire that razed the Central Medical Stores (CMS) in 2015.

Health Minister Kwaku Agyemang Manu
CMS fire: NDC government destroyed evidence – Health Minister
November 23, 2017

The Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu has accused the Mahama-led administration of destroying evidence that would have been used to prosecute the persons found to have caused the fire at the Central Medical Stores (CMS) in 2015.

Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu
Medical Store fire report ready but... – Health Minister reveals
November 23, 2017

Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu says investigations into the fire that tore through the country’s biggest drug storage facility have been completed, two years after the incident.

BOST, NPA, ECG OFFICIALS FOR PROSECUTION - Over procurement breaches
November 23, 2017

The Public Procurement Authority has announced that officials of seven public agencies who have been found to have acted contrary to the Procurement Act are due for prosecution in the law courts for the alleged infractions, which led to the loss of huge sums of money to the state

Corruption Watch: CMS fire 2 years on; No prosecution yet as key suspect goes into hiding
November 22, 2017

The key suspect in the fire that consumed medical supplies at the Central Medical Stores (CMS) in 2015, has gone into hiding, impeding progress on prosecution.

Head of Corporate Affairs and Administration at the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) Mrs Rhoda Awurabena Appiah
PPA cites NCA, ECG, five others for procurement breaches; set for prosecution
November 22, 2017

Some officials of seven state institutions found to have flouted various provisions of the Procurement Act, Act 2003 (Act 633), will soon face prosecution at the law courts. This follows completion of investigations into how the state lost huge sums of cash through procurements made by the institutions involved.

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CDD-GHANA, PARTNERS LAUNCH CORRUPTION WATCH PROJECT
November 08, 2017

The Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), together with its partners, have launched an anti-corruption project called Corruption Watch. The goal of the project is to reduce public corruption through advocacy for transparency and persistency in the fight against corrupt officials.