OCCUPYGHANA® RECEIVES M.M.T. BUS BRANDING DOCUMENTS FROM ATTORNEY-GENERAL

OCCUPYGHANA® RECEIVES M.M.T. BUS BRANDING DOCUMENTS FROM ATTORNEY-GENERAL

OccupyGhana® is pleased to announce that it has received from the Honourable Attorney-General and the Ministry of Transport, 22 documents covering the Smarttys Transaction (“Transaction.”)

It would be recalled that by a letter dated 1st February, 2016, OccupyGhana® requested from the Honourable Attorney-General, documents covering the Transaction. However, by a letter dated 3rd February, 2016, the Honourable Attorney-General declined to provide us with the documents on the ground that there was a pending legal action with respect to the same matter.

Not satisfied with this response, OccupyGhana® issued a Press Statement dated 7th February, 2016, in which it announced its intention to seek legal redress against the Honourable Attorney-General. On 18th February, 2016, OccupyGhana® commenced legal action against the Honourable Attorney-General, in the exercise of our right to information under article 21 of the Constitution.

In the meantime, the other action to which the Honourable Attorney-General referred, as the basis of her refusal to give the documents to us, was heard and determined by the High Court against the Attorney-General. While we waited for our action to be heard, we received word from the Honourable Attorney-General that she would make the documents available to us. True to her word, by an Affidavit dated 26th April 2016, filed on 28th April 2016 and sworn to by one Lawrence Kumi, Director of Research at the Ministry of Transport, the Honourable Attorney-General has delivered to us, documents relating to the Transaction, except one. The Honourable Attorney-General refuses to give to us, the report that she delivered to the Chief of Staff after her investigations on the ground that she considered that as confidential and privileged.

We have delivered these documents to our legal and audit teams for their review and advice. We will keep Ghanaians apprised and updated with the findings of our legal and audit teams, and as we have promised, should we find that any laws were broken or anything was done that was illegal, wrong or untoward, OccupyGhana® will pursue the matter to its logical and legal conclusions.

Yours in the service of occupying hearts and minds for God and Country

OccupyGhana®

PROSECUTIONS (OR CLEARANCES) OF ACCUSED JUDGES AND COURT STAFF MUST PROCEED WITHOUT DELAY

PROSECUTIONS (OR CLEARANCES) OF ACCUSED JUDGES AND COURT STAFF MUST PROCEED WITHOUT DELAY

OccupyGhana® calls on Ghana’s Attorney General, Hon. Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong, and the investigating authorities, particularly the Ghana Police Service, currently considering the materials submitted in the judicial corruption scandal, to expedite their review of evidence and commence prosecution where appropriate, without further delay.

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OCCUPYGHANA CONDEMNS THE EXISTENCE OF AZORKA BOYS, BOLGATANGA BULLDOGS, INVISIBLE FORCES AND RELATED GROUPS

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OccupyGhana would like to amplify the discourse and concerns of many Ghanaians to have certain identifiable groups labelled as security companies to be disbanded. We also condemn the comments of the Interior Minister, Mark Woyongo, for seeming to condone the existence of such groups as it is known in Ghana that these groups only seem to exist during elections to breed violence.

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OCCUPYGHANA CALLS ON ALL GHANAIANS TO PUT GHANA FIRST

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Bad leadership and cronyism have encouraged unprecedented levels of ineptitude, corruption, and thievery in Ghana. It has become a common phrase and a point of international derision to label Ghana as the once shining light now darkened in our own “Dumsor” style. A state now synonymous with a failure to manage basic lighting and yet to see the end of perennial water shortages.

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