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Ofori Atta Came To My House When I Was Writing Agyapa Report : Martin Amidu

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Resigned Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu has disclosed that Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta visited his home when he was compiling his report on the controversial Agyapa Royalties deal.

Mr. Amidu citing interference from the President following his corruption risk analysis on the Agyapa royalties deal dared the government not to push him to respond to allegations against him.

He said; “The time for reckoning has come and nobody should push me. I repeat: nobody should push me.

“The fact that you are in government doesn’t mean that when you are dissatisfied about a report, you go after the person or the fellow”, he said, revealing: “The Minister of Finance has been my friend for years; why will I go for him?

When I was writing the report, didn’t he come to this house? Was he not here on 21 October? What did I tell him? Why is he now churning our information about me and targets and all that? Should I come out? Let’s stop it and I say let’s stop it before we wash dirty linen in public,” Amidu told Accra-based Citi FM.

“They should tell their people, who they wrongly briefed to be telling lies about me, to stop before I decide to respond and when I decide to respond, I’ll do so without fear or favour, even to the extent that if my life will be taken for speaking the truth and defending the Constitution of Ghana, as by law established, I’ll do so,” he said.

Mr Martin Amidu also said Ghanaians should blame President Akufo-Addo if anything happens to him as he has reported threats on his life following the Agyapa report.

“The intelligence is there and I called the minister of national security but he didn’t pick and I got a former national security advisor to speak to him and this fact is now known and I say that the president will be responsible for anything that happens to me”.

“I’m a Ghanaian and I don’t fear anything and, as I said, to die in the cause of fighting corruption is what I started with President Jerry Rawlings on 31st December 1982 and I’m not going to leave it because some people think that they can threaten me. I don’t give a damn about that.

“As to what I’ll do, I reserve that for myself but as I said, whatever happens to me, I lay my life for the republic of Ghana and the president has a constitutional duty to protect me.

I don’t need any security in my house or to follow me. And anybody who makes an attempt, he will have himself to blame”.

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Korle Bu Teaching Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit In Flames

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News reaching KUBILIVE indicates that a fire gutted the Intensive Care Unit of the Korle-Bu teaching hospital in the early hours of Monday, November 30, 2020.

The cause of the fire has been linked to a faulty electrical cable. Three coronavirus patients who were on admission at the center have been transferred to the University of Ghana Medical Centre for treatment.

The hospital’s Public Relation Officer, PRO, Mustapha Salifu, said, officials have taken all the necessary steps to evacuate all three patients who were in the ICU to safety.

According to Mustapha Salifu, no casualties were recorded during the outbreak. He indicated that there would be a refurbishment of the ICU for works to continue.

“The fire was detected early, so we were able to handle it as soon it started, COVID-19 patients are safe and under control. There were also no casualties involved as a result of the outbreak,” he said.

The CEO of the hospital, Dr Opoku Ware Ampomah who was at the scene during the emergency, praised the staff for their brave acts which stopped the situation from increasing.

This comes two days after the fire outbreak at the Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB) office at Kantamanto in Accra on Saturday, November 28, 2020

The cause of the fire is yet to be known. A video that circulated online showed heavy smoke coming out of the building.

The video also showed people at the scene attempting to contain the fire from spreading.

Firefighters have also arrived at the scene to help contain the fire and are yet to establish the cause of the blaze.

Reports indicate the fire started on the first floor of the seven-story building.

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Government Unveils Quadricycles; Set To Introduce For Okada And Pragya Riders

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The Coastal Development Authority has designed and introduced the first of its kind, the “CODA Drive Initiative” which would see some quadricycles being distributed.

The new initiative is also expected to help address road safety within the Coastal Development Zone.

The CODA Drive will, however, be initially be concentrated in rural areas and city outskirts across the country.

Mr. Shaib said the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP) is funding the initiative.

While outdooring some vehicles, Chief Executive Officer of the Authority, Shaib explained that under the CODA Drive intervention, CODA will offer Bajaj Qute four-passenger quadricycles to drivers and okada riders on hire-purchase for use as public transport.

The CEO elaborated that CODA Drive has many economic and social benefits including but not limited to the income-earning opportunities for thousands of Ghanaian families as well as the reduction in road crashes and consequent reduction in injury and death.

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The Date For The Burial Of Jerry John Rawlings Announced

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The date of the funeral for former President Jerry John Rawlings has been announced to the general public.

The late Former President Jerry John Rawlings will be given a state burial on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at the Independence Square in Accra.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by James Victor Gbeho, the head of the funeral planning committee.

READ THE FULL STATEMENT BELOW;

PRESIDENT RAWLINGS’ FUNERAL TO BE HELD ON DECEMBER 23
The family of His Excellency Jerry John Rawlings has in consultation with the Government, agreed that the date for the State funeral of the former President is confirmed for Wednesday, 23rd December 2020 at the Independence Square in Accra.

The family is working in conjunction with the Government on the finer details of the funeral ceremony and will communicate the arrangements in due course.

Individuals and institutions who wish to contribute tributes to the memory of Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings are reminded to email such tributes to tributes@jjrawlingsmemorial.org.

Signed:

Ambassador James Victor Gbeho
(Head of Funeral Planning Committee)

The former president died on Thursday, N

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