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Archive for September 21st, 2009

Ayariga Exposed over Mills Jet

Posted by Business in Ghana on September 21, 2009

The information dissemination wing of the Atta Mills Administration has once again demonstrated yet another palpable inefficiency, following its woeful handling of reports that government was on the verge of procuring four new jet planes for the Ghana Air Force.  While Mahama Ayariga, Presidential Spokesperson, and Samuel Okudzeto, a deputy Information Minister, aggressively denied the media reports about the Spartan aircraft government intends to purchase, Defence Minister Major-General (Rtd) Joseph Henry Smith, deputy Chief of Staff Alex Segbefia and Chief of Defence Staff General Peter Augustine Blay, said there were indeed efforts to purchase the planes, and that President Mills had been personally informed of developments so far.

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Police close down Aliu Mahama radio station

Posted by Business in Ghana on September 21, 2009

The police in Tamale have closed down a local radio station owned by the former vice-president Alhaji Aliu Mahama for broadcasting a press conference held by the regent of Dagbon.  The North Star Radio was closed down by armed policemen immediately after it aired live, the press conference. Panelists, security persons and other staff of the station were also arrested. Manager of the radio station, Mr Sule Salifu told Joy News he received a call saying the Northern Regional Police Commander, ACP John A. Awuni had instructed that the station be closed down.

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Zita vows to produce audio evidence in Asabee case

Posted by Business in Ghana on September 21, 2009

Two former officials of the Information Ministry are challenging claims by sector minister Zita Okaikwoi that they opposed a contract awarded by her predecessor for the renovation of the ministry.  The ministry’s former Acting Chief Director, Mr Dominic Aloysius Yaw Sampong, and its former Director of Finance and Administration, Mr Kwabena Denkyira, said the minister’s assertions were untrue. But at her second appearance in court on Thursday as a prosecution witness, Mrs. Okaikwoi insisted she would provide proof to back her claims.

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