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NPP hints on petitioning EC for the extension of re-registration exercise

August 1, 2016, Author: Richard Fiadomor

The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has hinted of petitioning the Electoral Commission (EC) to extend the just ended re-registration exercise. The EC shot down various calls for an extension of the re-registration, arguing that such a move will throw it’s calendar out of gear. But speaking to Kasapa FM’s Akwasi Nsiah, the Ashanti Regional […]

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Pressure on Mahama to release us needless – Montie gang of 3

July 31, 2016, Author: Richard Fiadomor

The host and two radio panelists of Montie Fm, an Accra based radio station who have been jailed for four months by the supreme court for contempt have asked the good people of Ghana not to put undue pressure on President John Dramani Mahama to invoke article 72 to grant them pardon. The host of […]

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I am angrier over conviction of Montie 3 – Kofi Adams

July 29, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

The National Organiser of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) says he has been unable to wrap his mind around the jail term handed to a presenter and two panelists of an Accra-based Montie FM. Kofi Adams says the punishment given to the presenter; Salifu Maase popularly known as Mugabe and the two panelists, Alistair […]

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Supreme Court orders release of Ghana-US agreement on ‘Gitmo 2’

July 29, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

The Supreme Court has ordered the government of Ghana to release its agreement with the United States government regarding the acceptance of two Guantanamo Bay detainees into the country. The release of the documents, according to the court, is to be made available only to the lawyers in the matter. This followed the submission of […]

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Supreme Court throws out suit against Karpower deal

July 28, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

The Supreme Court has dismissed the suit contesting the legitimacy of the deal between the government of Ghana and Turkey that resulted in the delivery of the 250megawatts Karpower ship. The court, however, deferred its reasons for the judgment to a later date. MP for Juaben South, Mark Assibey Yeboah and his colleague Afenya Markin […]

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What the Supreme Court said about Montie trio and radio operators

July 28, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

The Supreme Court Wednesday sent a strong warning to people who make irresponsible comments on media platforms by sentencing two radio panellists and a programme host to four months’ imprisonment each for scandalising the court. The two panellists, Alistair Tairo Nelson and Godwin Ako Gunn, and the host, Salifu Maase, alias Mugabe, were also to […]

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Jailing of Montie trio not an attack on media – GJA

July 28, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

The General Secretary of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), David Agbanu, has cautioned against conflating the judgment against the Montie FM trio with an attack on the media and free speech. “The Supreme Court did not go after the Montie three because they did something that is lawful. The charges were read to them, they […]

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Montie 3 case: Shocked NDC condemns ‘harsh’ 4-month sentence

July 28, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has described the four-month jail term served on a pro-NDC station journalist Salifu Maase aka ‘Mugabe’ as “harsh and shocking.” The party has also condemned the sentence, saying it will have a serious dent on Ghana’s press freedom rankings. Salifu Maase popularly known as ‘Mugabe’ of Montie FM was […]

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Montie 3 sent to Nsawam Prisons

July 28, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

The radio host and two panelists of Montie FM who were sentenced to four months imprisonment have been sent to the Nsawam Prisons in the Eastern Region. The three were sent to the prisons around 6:24pm. Their lawyer Edudzie Tamakloe who confirmed this to Kasapa news said the contemnors will be spending most of their […]

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Lawyer for ‘Montie 3’ disappointed by ‘harsh’ punishment

July 27, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

Mr. George Loh, lawyer for the two Montie FM panelists has stated that he is disappointed over the decision of the Supreme Court to hand a four month jail term to his clients, Alistair Nelson and Godwin Ako Gunn. Nelson, Ako Gunn all belonging to the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and talk show host […]

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