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Kissi Agyebeng shouldn’t resign out of frustration – Kpebu

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He added that he will not become irritated and resign, but will instead continue to carry out his responsibilities. Mr Kpebu stated in an interview with Umaru Sanda Amadu on Eyewitness News that Mr Agyebeng is dissatisfied by the lack of public support and the several cases he has lost.

Martin Kpebu, a private legal practitioner, feels the Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng, is frustrated with the performance of his responsibilities.

In a news conference on Wednesday, November 29, the Special Prosecutor voiced deep worry about the growing trend of dismissive decisions in corruption cases, warning that this might have serious consequences for the country’s anti-corruption efforts.

Mr Agyebeng cited four specific cases that exemplify this trend, including the acquittal of former government official Cecilia Dapaah in a corruption case and the refusal of a court order to freeze the estate of former NPP General Secretary Kojo Owusu Afriyie, despite mounting corruption allegations against his estate.

He added that he will not become irritated and resign, but will instead continue to carry out his responsibilities.

Mr Kpebu stated in an interview with Umaru Sanda Amadu on Eyewitness News that Mr Agyebeng is dissatisfied with the lack of public support and the several cases he has lost.

“Obviously, as for the frustration, it is written large, you see it. It’s been clear from the start of the press conference, it’s clear that he’s frustrated, and he didn’t mince words. Throughout, he has been emphatic and very clear about the frustration. He mentioned four cases in which the ruling shouldn’t have gone that way.

“He mentioned how the general public has not supported him enough. Some of our comments even when we are commending him, are half-hearted. How we are over-criticizing and tearing down the work of the OSP etc. So it’s very clear that he’s frustrated by the happenings in this country,” he stated on Eyewitness News.

Kpebu also advised Mr Agyebeng to appeal the instances with which he was displeased.

“In matters like this, the average lawyer will tell you to just go on and appeal,” he opined.

Mr Kpebu, on the other hand, recommended the Special Prosecutor against resigning from his position.

“No, we can’t think about a resignation. That is one thing I still find difficult to forgive Mr Martin Amidu, former, Special Prosecutor. He brought a huge stature to the office and that alone was good. When he resigned it was anti-climax, but I still find it difficult to let go. I don’t think Mr Kissi Agyebeng should do that,” Kpebu said.

He praised Kissi Agyebeng for the progress he has achieved so far in his battle against corruption, despite the cases he has lost, emphasising that he has already won in the court of public opinion.

“I think overall, he made progress, see how he has named and shamed people. Even if he loses in court, he shouldn’t forget that in the court of public opinion, we have finished the cases.”

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‘The 24-hour economy is the solution to Ghana’s economic difficulties – Mahama

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John Dramani Mahama, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has declared that his planned 24-hour economy proposal is the solution to Ghana’s financial and economic problems.

In a unique live broadcast titled ‘Mahama Conversations,’ the former president stated that the planned 24-hour economic project is the solution to Ghana’s current and future concerns.

Mr. Mahama stated that the effort will provide an enabling and supportive environment for enterprises, companies, and government agencies to create more jobs and hire more people.

He detailed the benefits of the 24-hour economy project, which he claims would raise and increase the standard of life for many more Ghanaians.

“The 24-hour initiative is the answer for now and in the future. It will create an enabling environment with deliberate policies for businesses, companies, and government institutions to operate 24/7 in a three-eight-hour shift system.

“In addition to the traditional 8-hour shift system, the two additional work shifts that my administration will introduce will double and sometimes triple the number of jobs that participate in public and private entities that we currently have.

“This is the 24-hour economy optimization strategy: giving more to society, providing efficient service delivery, and generating decent and well-paying jobs. The benefits of this system will include but not limited to; 24-hour port and harbour services, 24-hour customs services, 24-hour DVLA services, 24-hour agro-processing factories, 24-hour manufacturing industries, 24-hour construction companies and many more.”

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Mahama: My administration will retrieve riches taken via corrupt methods

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Making reference to former Sanitation Minister Cecilia Dapaah's controversial stashing of over $1 million in her Abelemkpe residence, which was stolen by her domestic staff, Mr. Mahama pledged in a live broadcast titled 'Mahama Conversations,' that he will foster collaborations in his quest to recover every Cedi that was illegally taken from taxpayers. "Despite all of these socioeconomic challenges, the young people continue to witness the affluence of the [New Patriotic Party] administration's leaders and their families chartering private aircraft for $20,000 per hour for journeys that our own Falcon Executive Jet could have completed.

John Dramani Mahama, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, has pledged that if elected president in the upcoming December 7 general elections, his administration will work with relevant authorities and partners to recover funds and properties obtained through corruption.

Former President Mahama lamented the mounting incidences of corruption and apparent contempt for fiscal discipline by the Akufo-Addo administration, promising to do his utmost to guarantee that any funds wrongfully gained are recovered if he wins the forthcoming elections.

Referring to former Sanitation Minister Cecilia Dapaah’s controversial stashing of over $1 million in her Abelemkpe residence, which was stolen by her domestic staff, Mr Mahama pledged in a live broadcast titled ‘Mahama Conversations,’ that he will foster collaborations in his quest to recover every Cedi that was illegally taken from taxpayers.

“Despite all of these socioeconomic challenges, the young people continue to witness the affluence of the [New Patriotic Party] administration’s leaders and their families chartering private aircraft for $20,000 per hour for journeys that our own Falcon Executive Jet could have completed.

“And as the Minister for Defence explained, it [the Falcon Executive Jet] had no shower for a presidential bath. Ghana’s youth have further experienced how a minister could stash millions of dollars in her home and only God knows the full extent of Ghanaian taxpayers’ money that has been stashed away by many others.

“But I say to the good people of Ghana that, working with Ghanaians and international anti-corruption partners, we shall do all that is humanly possible to retrieve such wrongly acquired wealth.”

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Mahama promises 20% salary incentive for rural teachers if voted

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This adds to Mr Mahama's various plans and pledges made to Ghanaians ahead of the December 7 election.

John Mahama, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has vowed that if elected President, teachers who agree to serve in a rural school will receive a 20% wage increase.

The former President believes the idea would motivate more teachers to accept posts in rural regions.

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Mr Mahama revealed this in a Facebook post.

This adds to Mr Mahama’s various plans and pledges made to Ghanaians ahead of the December 7 election.

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