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Director of Public Affairs of PURC, Nana Yaa Jantuah

The Director of Public Affairs of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), Nana Yaa Jantuah, has resigned from her post.

There is an ongoing probe at the PURC by the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) following allegations of misappropriation of funds.

On Friday May 12, Ms Jantuah and the Executive Secretary of the PURC, Mr Samuel Sarpong, were invited by the BNI for questioning regarding the alleged misappropriation of some funds. They were granted bail on Saturday.

Aisha Huang

Pressure group, OccupyGhana, has petitioned the Attorney-General (A-G) over what it claims to be minor charges purported to have been levelled against five Chinese accused of engaging in illegal mining, popularly known as galamsey.

The five alleged ‘galamseyers’- Gao Jin Cheng, 45; Lu Qi Jun, 39; Haibin Gao, 26; Zhang Zhipen, 23, and En Huang, 31, a woman, also known as Aisha Huang, reported to be a kingpin in the galamsey business, were on May 9, 2017 remanded in prison custody by the Criminal Division of the Accra High Court.

Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko

Ghana may export power to neighbouring countries by 2020 if current reforms in the energy sector are completed, Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko has said.

The Minister said the country could be generating in excess energy capacity of 1,700 megawatts because of the many power plants being installed.

Speaking on the final day of the National Policy Summit 2017 at the Accra International Conference Centre Tuesday, the Minister said the excess power will be exported for the money to be invested in other sectors of the economy.

Finance minister - Ken Ofori Atta

The Minority in Parliament has petitioned the Security and Exchange Commission of the United States over the controversial US$2.25 billion bond issued by the Finance ministry in April.

The Minority in a statement said they hope their petition will lead to an investigation in their claim of conflict of interest against the Finance minister Ken Ofori Atta over the issuance of the bond.