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Health Institutions are places where bribes are mostly paid in Ghana

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Mary Awelana Addah, the director of programs for the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), has noticed that Ghanaian hospitals and health facilities, in general, have turned into locations where bribes are traded.

Although the Ghana Police Service is regarded as one of the most corrupt organizations, the health industry is also coming to be renowned for the canker, according to her.

On Wednesday, July 20, Ms. Addah revealed this in an interview with TV3’s News 360.

She was making a comment in response to the most current results of a survey on corruption that the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly undertook.

One of the survey’s conclusions mentioned the estimated $5 billion in bribes that went into private pockets in the public sector.

The Ghana Police Service continues to be regarded as the most corrupt state agency, according to the findings.

However, the GII Programmes Director said that while many may not be surprised by this, there are other institutions that are emerging quite strongly.

“You realised that [with] health institutions, citizens said they engaged with health institutions even more and they pay more bribes there,” she pointed out to host Paa Kwesi Asare.

“So, it is not like they are saying that because citizens encounter the police on our roads, it is there they pay bribes.

“They encounter nurses, they encounter doctors, they encounter teachers, they encounter utility service providers, they encounter tax agents, they encounter people at the lands department and some of these bribes, if you quantify are even more than what the police [take] but yet still the police came up tops.”

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Elon Musk accuses Twitter of fraud in countersuit

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Elon Musk has accused the social media platform, Twitter, of fraudulently holding back information about the company as part of a countersuit.

The countersuit by the billionaire and Tesla CEO alleges that Twitter committed fraud, breach of contract, and violation of a securities law in Texas, where Musk lives.

Musk’s counterclaims were filed confidentially last week and unsealed in a filing late Thursday at the Delaware Chancery Court.

Musk offered to buy Twitter earlier this year, then tried to back out of the deal by claiming the social platform was infested with a larger number of “spam bots” and fake accounts than Twitter had disclosed.

Twitter sued to force him to complete the acquisition. Musk responded by filing his countersuit.

Musk’s attorneys argue in the countersuit that Twitter “misrepresentations or omissions” distorted the company’s value and caused Musk to agree in April to buy it at an inflated price. They said Twitter’s own disclosures revealed that it has 65 million fewer “monetizable daily active users,” who can be shown digital ads, than the 238 million that Twitter claims.

The filing also said most of Twitter’s ads are shown only to a sliver of the company’s user base.

Musk’s team also accused Twitter of making too many major changes in recent months without consulting Musk, including personnel decisions and allegedly disobeying social media restrictions imposed by the government of India, which is Twitter’s third largest market. Musk had pledged to make Twitter a haven for free speech but has also said it must comply with the local laws where it operates.

In an unexpected twist, Twitter filed its response denying Musk’s accusations before Musk’s own counterclaims surfaced.

Twitter called Musk’s reasoning “a story, imagined in an effort to escape a merger agreement that Musk no longer found attractive.” The company, in particular, took issue with Musk’s estimate of fake accounts, saying the analysis relied on a “generic web tool” that designated Musk’s own Twitter account as a likely bot.

“The result is a distortion that Musk is hoping will nonetheless make waves,” Twitter’s response said.

The case is scheduled to go to trial on October 17. The Delaware court handles many high-profile disputes between businesses, such as Twitter, that are incorporated there.

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Adinkra Pie CEO and Anita Sefa Boakye expecting their first child

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A few weeks after their rumored divorce, the CEO of Adinkra Pie, Barima Osei Mensah, and his wife, Anita Sefa Mensah, were spotted out in public.

The couple shamed their detractors and haters as they subtly revealed to the public that they are expecting their first child as a married couple in a new heartfelt video that has surfaced on the internet.

Anita Sefa Boakye’s baby bump is clearly visible in the video, and a background voice can be heard hyping the couple and hinting that something significant is on the way.

The hype man also instructed Anita Sefa and her husband to embrace in order to humiliate their adversaries who support the dissolution of their union.

Barima Osei Mensha and Anita Sefa Boakye were branded a ”celebrity couple” after they shot into the limelight due to their glamorous wedding in 2021.

The couple has since had media lenses and public eyes on their marriage, and recent hearsays had it that their young marriage had hit the rocks which were later found out to be fake news.

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Legon: Residents of Mensah Sarbah clash with Commonwealth hall residents

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After residents of two halls got into a fight and some property was damaged, the University of Ghana was once again in the news.

The cause of the fight is currently unknown, but according to an unconfirmed report, a resident of Mensah Sarbah Hall visited the commonwealth hall, also known as the Vandals hall, and was attacked there by some vandals.

He hurried back to his hall while fuming and called for reinforcements, who joined him in storming the Vandals’ hall.

This sparked a significant altercation between the two halls, which resulted in the destruction of some campus properties.

A car on campus which was parked in front of Mensah Sarbah hall was also burnt by the angry students.

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