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Joy News has intercepted a petition filed by staff of the Electoral Commission against the Chairperson, Charlotte Osei, calling for a full-scale probe into various allegations, including willfully causing financial loss to the state and abuse of office.

The concerned staff of the Commission claim her decision to cancel a contract awarded to Superlock Technologies Limited (STL) -- a company contracted to supply and manage Biometric Voter Registration machines (BVRs) and the Biometric Voter Devices (BVDs), as well as her directive for the payment of $76,000 to IT firm, Dream Oval, were fraudulent.

Ghana is the 18th most attractive economy for investments flowing into the African continent -- that is according to the latest Africa Investment Index (AII) by Quantum Global’s independent research arm, Quantum Global Research Lab.

In 2016, Ghana attracted a net foreign direct investment of $3.5 billion, and according to research by Quantum Global Research, Ghana’s economy has experienced strong and robust growth over the past decade, making its success a case worth emulating by its regional peers.

Ghana’s Information Minister Mustapha Hamid has apologised to media houses which may have felt sidelined in favour of others at the President’s encounter with the media on Tuesday.

 

There were claims by some media houses that some of their colleagues were favoured at the event.

As Parliament readies to read the bill on the Office of the Special Prosecutor, the Speaker has cautioned that the President must tread cautiously in the creation of the office.

Quoting the 1992 Constitution, Professor Micheal Ocquaye says it is only the Attorney General and Justice Minister that has the prosecutorial powers and any attempt to alter that arrangement must be done in accord with the laws of Ghana.