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RTI: Information on economy topped list of requests made in 2021

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The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has said following the operationalisation of the Right To Information Law (RTI) Act, requests for information from public institutions have increased, with the majority of requests focusing on the economy, making it the topmost on the list.

According to the sector minister, who doubles as the Member of Parliament for Ofoase-Ayirebi, 233 information requests have been filed so far.

Responding to questions on the floor of Parliament from colleague MPs on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, the Minister said; “24 of the request were received for the ministries and agencies related to the Finance sector, 22 of them were on public safety, 21 of them were on the social services sector, 10 were on the administrative sector, that is the Attorney General’s department, Information Ministry, and other administrative departments. 8 of them were focused on the infrastructural sector, that is, roads and related sectors.”

“Mr Speaker, In 2021, 51 of the requests were focused on the economic sector, 29, were on the infrastructure sector, 27 were on the administrative sector, 19, on the social services sector. 2022 is still just around the 1st quarter. By the time I return to the chamber, I’ll bring that report.”

The RTI Act was introduced in 2019 to help give access to information in the public sectors as it is the constitutional right of a citizen and foster democracy and transparency. It began operation in January 2020.



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Actor who celebrated his birthday at the cemetery reveals ghosts are hunting him

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Promising Ghanaian actor and movie director who went viral with his bizarre birthday celebration has finally opened up on the aftermath of what he did.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with GHpage’s Abena Gold, the actor confessed that his life has never been the same after the cemetery birthday celebration.

Going into details, the budding actor born Nkrumah Samuel but popularly known as Remes Kay revealed that the idea behind his viral birthday celebration was to send a strong message out there that birthday is not +1 but rather – 1.

Explaining the scary things he has been seeing after the birthday celebration, he disclosed that ghosts are now after his life.

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Remes Kay disclosed that he has been seeing petrifying things like seeing supernatural beings (Ghosts) inside his room and he’s now even afraid for his life.

Touching on why he decided to sleep in a coffin, he confessed that he got frightened at a point in time and even wanted to call off the celebration but there was no going back.

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The actor might have gone overboard but the explanation he gave in the interview is thought-provoking because birthday is a gentle reminder that we are a step closer to death!



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Nigerian Tik Tok star, Oscar Brown dies

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Nigerian Tik Toker Oscar Brown, has died.

According to the report, he dies shortly after he had been poisoned by a friend.

According to social media sources, the TikTok star died on Monday, May 23, in Asaba, Delta State.

Oscar was poisoned for the second time, according to reports, after surviving the previous attempt on his life.

Nigerian Tik Tok star, Oscar Brown dies

Family and friends used social media to express their sorrow over his death.

Oscar Chima Brown, a relative of the deceased, said on Facebook:

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With sorrow in our heart we the family of EBUKA popular know as Oscar Brown painful announce the pass on of our brother and son, who died on 23rd of May 2022, after been poisoned by someone.

Please in case anyone that want to know more about the burial arrangement kindly 09090475312 on whatsapp and please your support is needed….”

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Rejected Juaben MCE nominee charged with 26 counts of election corruption

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Suspended Juaben Municipal Chief Executive nominee, Alexander Kwabena Sarfo-Kantanka, has been charged with 26 counts of election-related corruption.

This follows a probe by the Special Prosecutor’s office into a video that captured the New Patriotic Party’s Juaben constituency Chairman accusing assembly members in Juaben of refusing to confirm his nomination as the Municipal Chief Executive despite allegedly bribing them.

In the video that went viral in November 2021, Mr Sarfo-Kantanka was seen raining insults and curses at the assembly members present.

Mr Sarfo-Kantanka had failed to secure the required number of votes to confirm him as the Chief Executive of the Juaben Municipal Assembly.

Out of the 26 total votes cast in the presence of the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, the nominee secured 10 Yes votes as against 15 No votes with 1 rejected ballot.

The disappointment forced him to demand his money back from the assembly members.

Investigations by the Special Prosecutor’s office revealed that Mr. Sarfo-Kantanka gifted the elected members of the Assembly GH¢5,000 each.

He is said to have also gifted the Government appointed members GHS2,500 each to influence their conduct in the performance of their duty as voters.

The election for the Municipal Chief Executive was held on September 29, 2021 and Mr. Sarfo-Kantanka failed to secure the required number of votes to confirm his contested position.

He also failed after being renominated for the same position by the President on October 12, 2021, and on November 1, 2021, and the accused again failed to secure the required number of votes.

The assembly currently has no chief executive, and its residents have made appeals to the central government.





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