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Special Prosecutor Bill examined

The committee on constitutional legal and parliamentary affairs has engaged stakeholders in scrutinizing the special prosecutor bill, 2017.
Speaking at the meeting, a representative of civil society organizations, Professor Henry Kwesi Prempeh said they envisage a bill that will empower the attorney general to nominate the prosecutor.
He said doing otherwise will contravene provisions of the constitution.
He said the process must be as transparent as possible.
Professor said a provision that allows for a person to act as the prosecutor for more than six months ought to be scraped.
A representative of the USAID, Tom Lyeons said the US government welcomes the creation of the office as it assures donor partners that their support will not go down the drain.


Black Stars renews 2018 World Cup hopes with 5-1 win over Congo

The Black Stars of Ghana put up a spirited performance against the Red Devils of Congo to record a 1-5 score line in the return leg of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers played on Tuesday at Stade Municipal de Kintele in Brazzaville.

Coach of the Black Stars charges drew 1-1 five days ago in their home match at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium to break the hearts of Ghanaians again who were hopeful of a qualification to the quadrennial showpiece next year in Russia following a 1-0 win for Uganda against Egypt.

Ahead of the match, Ghana had been abysmal to the World Cup after picking two points out of a possible nine and qualification for the team looked far-fetched.

Red Star Belgrade striker Richmond Boakye-Yiadom put Ghana ahead in the 23rd minute to beat the jittery defenders of the Congolese team.

The goal motivated Appiah’s charges to march on to cut their opponent into sizes and that called for Thomas Partey’s goal three minutes later.


Farmers dispute Minister's claim that fall army worms have been defeated

The Northern Regional Focal Person for the Peasant Farmers Association, Marteen Alhassan, says though some gains have been made in the fight against the 'Fall Army Worm', there are many farms that are still affected.

Speaking to Radio Ghana Mr. Alhassan said visits to the Regional Office of Ministry of Food and Agriculture on several occasions to get the chemicals failed.


The Minister of Agriculture, Dr Afriyie Akoto says government has eliminated the fall armyworm which ravaged more than 112,000 hectares of farms across the country.

Dr. Akoto told parliament Thursday, that the 'Fall Army Worm' has been defeated, saying though 112,812 hectares were affected only 14,430 hectares were destroyed and that constitutes about two percent of farmlands in the country.

He said the Ministry deployed chemicals to various farms and so the problem is under control.


Prez Mahama to Address 4th Edition of Africa CEO Forum in Cote d'Ivoire, Monday

President John Dramani Mahama and the Ivorian President, Alassane Ouattara, will take part in the 4th edition of the Africa CEO forum, the foremost international meeting dedicated to the development of the private sector in Africa.

The forum will take place tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday, March 21 and 22, 2016, in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
Both Presidents will discuss their views and policies on structural reforms and how to improve the business climate and allow the African private sector to flourish.
This plenary sessions will highlight the Africa CEO Forum’s commitment to accelerating regional integration in all economic zones of the continent, in particular strengthening ties between Anglophone and Francophone countries.

President Mahama’s decision to participate in the wake of the attack on Côte d’Ivoire is symbolically important and is a show of solidarity for the Ivorian authorities.

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