Despite the widespread condemnation against the renting of luxurious private jets by President Akufo Addo on his foreign travels, there have been some key persons who have come out to justify President Akufo Addo's use of the rented private jets. The recent justification by a Council of State member, Samuel Awuku Okudzeto, has taken center stage in the Ghanaian media due to his choice of words.
The Council Of State Have One Week To Explain Themselves Or I Will Bring Out Evidence – Kevin Taylor
Kevin Taylor has gone rampage again as he seeks to get the truth behind the acquittal of the Chief Justice by the Council of State. It can be recalled that one Lawyer Afrifa made huge allegations of bribery against Justice Anin Yeboah. These allegations received so much reactions and this called for the General Legal Council to intervene.
Old Woman in VIRAL Video, Heavily Criticizes Samira Bawumia As Fashionista Not Deserving State Money
The recommendations of the Prof. Yaa Ntiamoa Baidu Committee on Emoluments, among other things, asked the government of President Nana Addo, to buy cars for members of the Council of State, pay wives of President and Vice official salaries, backdated to 2017, aside the fact that, there were receiving monthly allowances and also, loans to buy cars for MP's, etc.
They're Typing His Dismissal Letter ; His Appointment Has Been Revoked By President- NPP Man Reveals
According Kwame Baffoe Abronye the Bono Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party, He can authoritatively say that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has revoked the appointment of the Ambassador Designate for China and that they are typing his Dismissal letter.Kwame Baffoe alleged that, the person who was appointed doesn't have the good will to fight galamsey which have links with the Chinese.
Firebrand political journalist, Mugaabe Maase today sent a strong message to Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo. His message bordered around Nana Addo's refund of a huge amount of GH¢237000 as part of a salary increment accrued from January to August this year. Mugaabe insisted that it is a refund because the money was stolen.
The Council of State is to among other things counsel the President in the performance of his functions. It may also, upon request or on its own initiative, consider and make recommendations on any matter being considered or dealt with by the President, a Minister of State, Parliament or any other authority.
The week turned into that of salary controversies since the Ntiamoa-Baidu committee on emoluments released the approved salaries, ex gratia and end of service benefits for article 71 office holders. The Executive and the legislature have all been smiling to the bank at this time of the year after every general election cycle; a cocoa season, you can call it.
In the middle of the COVID-19 outbreak, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has granted amnesty to 794 prisoners as part of attempts to digitalize the country's jails. “In honor of Workers Day, May 1st, 2020, the President of the Republic, His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo, in consultation with the Council of State, has offered assistance to 794 deserving prisons in compliance with Article 72(1) of the 1992 Constitution, in order to mitigate the dangers posed by prison congestion, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Member of Parliament for Bia East Constituency, Western North Region Hon. Richard Acheampong has bemoaned over MP's car brouhaha, saying people has started attacking them because of MP's car loan so they should cancel it. Adding that, they will walk to Parliament. Following the public outburst against this saga, claims that the standard of living in the country is too high, countless number of graduates don't have any work to do, bad roads, schools under trees and among others.
Dr. Ato Essuman is currently a member of Nana Addo's Council of State, which advises the President.His son is the Presidents Legal counsel, offering him counsel on all constitutional and legal matters as may arise.
Akufo-Addo-Bagbin 'tussle' unavoidable over Council of State deputies.President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has conceded that an agreement should be reached between the chief and the lawmaking body over the unavoidable expansion in the quantity of arrangements he needs to make to the Council of State.
A sad news coming from the Central Region of the country and later confirmed by Joy News and other popular media houses indicates that a big wig member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ama Benginawa Doe, has passed on during the early hours of Sunday.
Aside His Father Being a Member of Council of State, See The 2 Boards, This President's Counsel Is On
Kow Essuman is a rare human being if i am allowed to make that differentiation, as for instance, aside being an international lawyer in every sense, who specializes in corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration and is qualified to practise in three different jurisdictions – England and Wales, New York
Please follow me to get access to all my newly published articles. The popularly known Ghanaian journalist, Kwesi Pratt has recently sparked massive stir, debates and arguments across all social media platforms after boldly speaking against recent foreign trips by the incumbent government and the purchase of cars for MPs and Council of State members amidst the spread of the third wave of the deadly Covid19 pandemic.
A presidential committee report on emoluments for article 71 officeholders in 2020 stated that the president be paid a monthly salary of GHC 47,277, Vice President GHC 39,397, Cabinet minister-MP GHC 33,270, and a member of Council of State is paid GHC 26,266. Considering the amounts of money involved, does the state have enough resources to continue to make such payments?
Before you proceed with this article kindly follow me by clicking on the follow option The Council of State, through a four member delegation has commended the paramount Chief of the Bole Traditional Area, Sarfo Kutegefeso l, for the strides made against illegal mining and other illegal activities such as rose wood harvesting and burning of charcoal in commercial quantities in his traditional area.
The article 71 of Ghana’s constitution outlines the processes for determining the salaries and allowances payable, and the facilities, and privileges available, to certain categories of office holders. In clause 1 of the article, these privileges “being expenditure charged on the Consolidated Fund, shall be determined by the President on the recommendations of a committee of not more than five persons appointed by the President, acting in accordance with the advice of the Council of State”.
The government of Ghana will cover 60% of the credit facility for the purchase of vehicles for members of the 8th Parliament and members of the Council of State that was submitted before Parliament. The state will pay 60% of the principal amount and all interest on the loan, while MPs and Council of State Members will cover the other 40%.
The Government of Ghana has given a tax waiver of $13.3 million to Members of Parliament and the Council of state members, this is to ensure that they are relieved off charges or duties which might be incurred in the process of importing cars into the country by the officials for use.
Ras Mubarak born will turn 42years this coming 3 June and he is a farmer, freelance media publicist and a politician.Prior to becoming an MP, he was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the National Youth Authority (Ghana) from 2013–2016.