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New details on why Domelovo was directed by Akuffo Addo to proceed on leave exposed

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There has been a very revealing datil on why the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in July asked the Auditor General to proceed on his accumulated leave.

Former  Special Prosecutor Martin A.B.K Amidu has said that a separate corruption scandal involving the MCE for Bawku Municipal Assembly is partially to blame for the president’s directive to the Auditor General, Daniel Yao Domelovo.

This was Contrary to widely held perceptions that the Auditor General was hounded out of office because of the Osafo Maafo $1m Kroll scandal, Martin Amidu has given another twist to Domelovo ‘leave crisis.’

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According to him, a separate corruption scandal involving the MCE for Bawku Municipal Assembly is partially to blame for the president’s directive to the Auditor General, Daniel Yao Domelovo.

While presenting a pale explanation about the issue, the former special prosecutor challenged Akufo-Addo to tell Ghanaians why he has refused to interdict the MCE for her act but forced Domelovo to proceed on leave.

He added that despite his numerous attempts, both formal and informal, to have the president rescind his decision about the Auditor-General, he still went ahead to ask him to proceed on his accumulated leave.

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In a 27-page rebuttal, Martin Amidu wrote; “Anti-corruption Moses, kindly tell Ghanaians your reason for refusing to interdict or order the Municipal Chief Executive for Bawku Municipal Assembly to vacate her office, even on voluntary or compulsory leave like you unconstitutionally did to Mr Daniel Domelevo, the constitutionally appointed Auditor General of Ghana, after my several pleas with you…”

This to him, added on to his disappointment in the president and subsequent decision to resign as the Special Prosecutor.

“My dear former anti-corruption Moses, Mr President, this is just one example to remind you Mr President that you should not have unleashed your attack dogs on my integrity as being responsible for the failure of the Special Prosecutor in the fight against corruption under your presidency,” he added.

Background

Domelevo was compelled by a letter from the Presidency to take his accumulated 167 days leave, spanning some three years of continuous service.

Although the action has been justified by the Presidency as appropriate and grounded in the law governing Public Service Commission, the decision has been criticised by some legal experts.

Critics say the proceed-on-leave directive is inappropriate because the nature of the law that creates the Auditor General’s office is similar to those that created the office of the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Commissioner and the Chief Justice, and hence must not be under the control of the Executive.Check This Out: PIAC questions the use of $169 million oil money by Finance Ministry

Others were sure it had something to do with the Auditor General’s consistent pursuit of the Senior Minister, Osafo Maafo.

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Read Martin Amidu’s rebuttal below (from point 11);

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Election 2020: NDC stands a better chance of winning in the spiritual realm – Prophet

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The Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) stands a better chance of winning the 2020 General elections, according to the Founder and Leader of Divine prayer camp ministry at Sapeiman, Odiyifuor Agya Mawuli.

Earlier Prediction 
The Prophet said a lot of rituals ongoing have delayed the outcome of the party that will win the elections in the spiritual realm, a situation that he said have delayed his pronouncement of the winner of the presidential polls 27 days to the elections .

Speaking to Accra-based HOT93.9FM/Hotfm TV Reporter Ernestina Afake, the man of God noted that: “NDC is slightly ahead of the NPP in the realms of the spirit and if care is not taken it may lead to runoff”.

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Odifour Agya Mawuli emphasized that “I have seen that, with 3 days to the elections the NPP party will engage themselves in rituals but have nothing to do with killing …it is a direction and all the men of God who pray for the NPP are aware of this.

The man of God explained extensively that the only way the NPP can win the election is by performing the rituals and manipulating the results.

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“There would be a misunderstanding and when the misunderstanding pops up, the only way the NPP can win the election is by performing the rituals and manipulating the results like the way people are suspecting them to do,” he said.

ELECTION 2020

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UCC Lecturer accuses Ben Ephson of Skewing variables in Latest Polls

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Popular Ghanaian Pollster, Ben Ephson has been criticized by a Political Analyst at the the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Jonathan Asante Okyere for allegedly skewing variables in his latest polls prior into election 2020.

According to the Political analyst, the latest poll conducted by pollster Ben Ephson which predicts victory for president Akufo-Addo and the NPP in the December 7 elections was not the true reflection.

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The Prediction
According to Ben ,President Akufo-Addo will secure 52.6% while John Mahama will garner 45.7 % of the total votes cast in the presidential race.

He posited factors such as the free SHS, nursing, and teacher trainee allowances and the fight against corruption as the reasons behind the prediction.

The Lecturer’s Assertion

But speaking to Starr News, Jonathan Asante Okyere urged the two leading political parties to pick lessons from the opinion polls.

He posited “I think that the variables that Mr Ephson might have used are quite skewed because he feels that the respondents indicated the cancellation or the restoration of nurses allowances and teachers allowances and the free SHS, I think that that leaves the polling a bit unreliable. I think he should also have asked questions in relation to corruption.”

“The scandals that have been going on in our current government. What could have been the respondent’s views on that? What about people talking about nepotism and how it has influenced all the corruption scandals. What about NPP supporters themselves that are disgruntled to the effect that the current crop of NPP, they feel that it is skewed to just a narrow circle of people and obviously they want to bring them back into opposition to regroup and restructure the party again more or less.”

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Mr Okyere went on to add that “I think that in as much as I wouldn’t want to condemn the pollster on the work he has done, I think that this particular polling that he’s done, the variables are quite skewed and I don’t think it creates a true representation of what he wanted to do.”

“The pollster has done his job it is either the NDC will pick the variable that was used and see how best they can complete those things to inure to their benefit. The NPP can equally rely on that and work more, or they can be complacent ”

File: Pollster Ben Ephson
File: Pollster Ben Ephson

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PIAC questions the use of $169 million oil money by Finance Ministry

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The Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), has questioned the use of US$169.51 million disbursed to the Annual Budget Funding Amount (ABFA) for the first quarter of 2020 by the Ministry of Finance.

PIAC which monitors the use of petroleum revenue, says it is unable to report on the programmes and activities undertaken with an amount of US$169.51 million disbursed to the Annual Budget Funding Amount (ABFA) for the first quarter of 2020.

About ABFA

The ABFA is the portion of petroleum revenue used to support government’s budget.

GH¢1.5bn Uncounted For

The PIAC said in the 2020 semi-annual report of the Ministry of Finance, it was unable to provide an update on the status of unutilized and unaccounted for ABFA funds, which stood at GH¢1.5bn.

For this reason, Mr. Noble Wadzah, chairman of PIAC, repeated his earlier call on Parliament to strengthen the committee’s oversight mandate on the Ministry of Finance.

“This is because the ministry’s persistent failure (fourth time) to provide half-year data on ABFA utilization is not only adversely affecting the work of the committee, but [is] also eroding gains in the fight for transparency and accountability in the management and use of Ghana’s petroleum revenues for the benefit of citizens,” the chairman said in the report.

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The report also disclosed that the cumulative indebtedness to Ghana National Gas Company (GNGC) continued to increase to US$942.26 million.

This, the report said, is as a result of the failure of GNGC’s customers to honor their obligations.

The Ghana Petroleum Fund reserves, according to the report, recorded a 24.1 percent reduction at the end of June 2020 compared with the same period of 2019. This was as a result of the lowered cap and subsequent withdrawals from the Ghana Stabilization Fund (GSF).

“Consequently, the GSF yield reduced by 68.08 percent from that of the same period of 2019,” it added.

During the first half of 2020, cumulative raw gas production increased significantly by 65 percent, the highest recorded half-year volume of gas produced since 2010.

Total petroleum receipts in the Petroleum Holding Fund (PHF) in the same period stood at US$322.57m, indicating a decline of 11.32 percent from a year ago.

According to PIAC, GNGC received US$1.78 million under the Cash Waterfall Mechanism in order to address its indebtedness to the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) for gas supplied. However, the committee said there was no payment to GNPC.

Consistently, the non-payment of gas revenue denies the PHF of its due entitlement, the committee added.

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File photo [FPSO Nkrumah vessel]
PIAC
File photo [FPSO Nkrumah vessel]
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Badu Kobi insists Trump will be sworn in as US President in 2021

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The founder and General Overseer of Glorious Wave Church International, Prophet Badu Kobi has insisted that his prophecy about former US President, Donald Trump winning the 2020 elections shall manifest despite his loss in the November 2020 polls.

Badu Kobi said Donald Trump will be sworn in as the President of the United States of America in January 2021 despite Joe Biden winning the electoral votes.

The Prophet received criticisms from Ghanaians after his prophecy on Donald Trump winning the elections never materialized.

 

Three weeks after the elections, Mr Trump has finally agreed to allow the formal transition process to begin but he still refuses to concede defeat, repeating claims that the 3 November vote was “rigged”.

He is seeking redress in the court.

Speaking for the first time after his prophecy went wrong, Prophet Badu Kobi told Kwabena Bobie Ansah on The Citizen Show on Accra100.5FM on Wednesday, 25 November 2020 that: “America has voted for Biden but I repeat that Trump will still be President”.

“My prophecy said Trump will remain US President and so shall it be. Biden will never be America’s President”, he stressed.

Source: PoliticsGhana.com

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