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The Central Regional Minister, Samuel Sarpong, is currently facing charges of assault and battery at the Cape Coast High Court.

The Central Regional Minister, Samuel Sarpong, is currently facing charges of assault and battery at the Cape Coast High Court.

The feud between the Central Regional Minister, Samuel Sarpong (Hercules II), and a tipper truck driver, Yaw Owusu, has taken a dramatic turn, with the police jumping to the defense of the political head by dragging the latter to the court to answer charges of careless driving. (more…)

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rlg borehole proposal stinks – MP

Dr. Mark Assibey-Yeboah, MP for New Juaben South said rlg's borehole proposal to Parliament stinks

Dr. Mark Assibey-Yeboah, MP for New Juaben South has said local computer assembling plant, rlg’s borehole proposal to Parliament stinks.

The local company under the auspices of its ‘Water for All’ initiative had written to Parliament, inviting each of the 275 legislators to select a site in his or her constituency for a borehole to be drilled at the expense of the company as part of its corporate social responsibility.

But the proposal comes in the midst of the numerous agitations over the tax payer’s money given to rlg Communications Limited by the Government to execute various projects on its behalf.

Dr. Assibey-Yeboah, not content with the proposal believes the move “is intended to compromise MPs.”

According to the MP, it was not the business of rlg Communications Limited, a private entity, to request from Members of the Ghanaian legislature to choose where a project should be cited for them.

To him, the proposal by the ICT company was improper and must be stopped.

“I am in full support of providing boreholes for our people but the one being spearheaded by rlg Communications Limited stinks,” the New Juaben law maker asserted in an a telephone interview.

He added “here is a company which has come under intense pressure for the past several months for misappropriating the tax payer’s money. We’ve seen how the company under its CEO Roland Agambire went about with the SADA, re-afforestation and the Guinea Fowl projects. Parliament has been called upon to scrutinize these projects and here we are with a borehole proposal from same company. This deal when signed on is likely to compromise members.”

Members of Parliament for Adansi Asokwa and Awutu, Kobina Tahir Hammond and Alexander Kwamina Afenyo-Markin had earlier condemned the proposal and called on their colleague MPs to do same.

“I think it’s a strategy to compromise MPs and I, therefore, would not subscribe to that so called borehole drilling by RLG Foundation. I need boreholes in Winneba, but I would look for funding,” Mr. Afenyo-Markin asserted.

Continuing, Dr. Assibey-Yeboah noted that “for good governance, any private person or entity should not have the gut to come to MPs to offer them projects.”

According to him, the best thing rlg Communications could have done was to collaborate with the local Assemblies to undertake the boreholes project, noting “failure to do so make the whole proposal flawed.”

In any case, he argued, it is the business of the Government to provide social amenities, including potable water to the people.

He urged his colleague MPs who hastily signed onto the proposal to “seriously reconsider the offer given them” because “people will judge them one day.”

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Afram Plains South, Joseph Appiah Boateng, has vehemently denied beating David Oberko into a coma over a Senior High School (SHS) girl lover. (more…)

MP for Afram Plains South, Joseph Appiah Boateng in the evening of June 4, 2013 beats a rival into coma

MP for Afram Plains South, Joseph Appiah Boateng in the evening of June 4, 2013 beats a rival into coma

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Afram Plains South, Joseph Appiah Boateng, has found himself on the wrong side of the law, after rendering a 23-year-old boy unconscious. (more…)

The Ghana Police Service has warned that it will not tolerate any act of impunity before, during, and after the December general elections, and that it would discharge its duty without fear or favour. (more…)

The Police Administration has been accused of taken bribe to promote service personnel to senior rank positions but its Acting Communications Director, DSP Cephas Arthur has debunked such claim.

Available information to The Chronicle indicates that bribery has taken center stage in the promotion of Police Service personnel to the position of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP). (more…)

Osei Bonsu Amoah, MP for Aburi-Nsawam says he will to the end to clear his name in the Woyomegate.

The embattled Member of Parliament (MP) for Aburi-Nsawam, Osei Bonsu Amoah, currently facing charges of corruption and causing financial loss to the state in the Woyome saga, has stated that he did no wrong in the award of a contract to Waterville, Micheletti and Consar, for the construction of stadia for the hosting of the CAN 2008. (more…)