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Mustapha Hamid

The government says it will soon act on a ruling by the Supreme Court on Thursday that former President John Mahama breached the constitution when he admitted two ex-Guantanamo detainees into the country.

“Government wants to assure the nation that the ex-detainees, who have been comporting themselves well since their arrival in Ghana, continue to be the supervision of the security agencies,” said a statement issued Thursday evening by Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid.

The apex court in a 6-1 majority decision ruled that action by John Mahama was in breach of Article 75 of the constitution which required that all international agreements be brought before Parliament for ratification.

The National Media Commission has directed television stations XYZ TV, Thunder TV and Ice TV to cease forthwith the airing of pornographic materials on their television stations.

The directive follows a complaint filed by Mr. James Oberko and Mr. Tommy Annan Forson against the stations.

The Supreme Court has described as unconstitutional the decision by ex-president John Mahama to accept into Ghana two terror suspects from the Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

The court in a 6-1 majority decision ruled the action by the then president was in breach of Article 75 of the constitution which required that all international agreements be brought before Parliament for ratification.

H.E. Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has challenged the investor community to take advantage of Ghana’s competitive advantages, especially within the West Africa sub-region, to make significant investments that would bring them appreciable returns.

The Akufo-Addo government, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia indicated, is looking for “significant investments to do big things” and is putting the necessary legislative and policy framework in place to ensure the private sector thrives in a business-friendly environment.

“The six-month old Akufo-Addo government is committed to transforming Ghana’s economy, ensuring macro-economic stability and managing our resources efficiently. We need significant investments to do big things, and any investor will find in us a partner committed to ensuring a win-win situation”, Dr Bawumia stated this when he called on the President of the China Exim Bank, Mr Liu Liange in Beijing, China.

Ghana stands the risk of losing the $500 million dollars grant from the Millennium Development Co-operation Challenge Account for failing to fight human trafficking, United States Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Robert Porter Jackson, has disclosed.

Ambassador Jackson said the Department of State’s 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report ranked Ghana as a Tier Two Watch List country for the second year running.

He explained that the rank implied that the nation did not meet the minimum standards for preventing trafficking in persons and, thus, failed to provide evidence of increasing efforts to fight human trade.

Mr William Baah, the Assemblyman of Denkyira-Boase, being paraded at the court premise

The prosecution in the case of the lynched Major Maxwell Adam Mahama says it is ready to prosecute 32 out of the 58 accused persons arraigned so far.

The 26 others were discharged by the court but immediately rearrested by the police as investigations continue into their alleged involvement.

The Accra Central District Court, which is handling the committal procedure, ordered that one of the accused persons, who claimed to be 17 years, should be sent to the Senior Correctional Centre, also known as the Borstal Institute, until police investigations confirmed his age.

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor

Former President of the republic of Ghana,John Agyekum Kufuor says that with the improvement in technologies and the use if the internet, young graduates who could barely get for themselves well paying jobs are on the verge of instigating political uprisings against democratic leaders and governments. He was Speaking during a courtesy call made on him by the International Democratic Union (IDU).

According to John Kufuor; “If such resourceful youths will leave universities, there is a measure of intolerance that even regular good governance may not be able to cope with”.

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