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All You Need To Know Know About The Newly Appointed Prosecutor; Kissi Agyebeng

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Newly appointed Prosecutor Kissi Agyebeng

The President, His Excellency Akufo-Addo has officially sworn into office, Kissi Agyebeng as the Special Prosecutor.

The 43-year- old takes over from Martin Amidu who resigned from office in November 2020 after accusing the President of interference in his work.

Below is a rundown of all you need to know about the newly appointed Prosecutor.

Newly appointed Prosecutor Kissi Agyebeng

Newly appointed Prosecutor Kissi Agyebeng

Mr Kissi Agyebeng, was born on July 2, 1978.

 

He hails from Nkwatia Kwahu in the Eastern Region, he is married and a Christian by faith.

Mr Agyebeng studied Law at the University of Ghana School of Law and was called to the Ghana Bar in October 2003, earning the E.N. Sowah Memorial Prize for Best Student in Family Law.

He was awarded the Bentsi-Enchill Prize for best graduating student of the University of Ghana School of Law in 2001.

Kissi Agyebeng has successfully argued numerous cases before the superior courts of Ghana and participated in several international arbitration hearings.

Career

Mr Agyebeng has been a lecturer at the University of Ghana School of Law since October 2006, teaching and researching into Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Law, Corporate Law, and Legal Research and Writing.

He has a wide range of expertise in consulting for public sector institutions, including the Attorney General’s Department, Exim Bank Ghana Ltd., Youth Employment Authority, National Lottery Authority, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, Trade Fair Company Limited, and the Ghana Olympic Committee.

He is also an Associate at the African Centre for Cyber Law and Cyber Crime Prevention, and the National Moot Court Coordinator for the Commonwealth Moot Court Competition on International Criminal Justice.

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He was the Vice-Chair of the Appeals Committee of the Ghana Football Association.

Kissi Agyebeng is the Managing Partner of Cromwell Gray LLP, a reputable law firm in Accra, and the Chairman of the Electronic Communications Tribunal of Ghana, which is an appeal tribunal that sits on appeals from decisions or orders made by the National Communications Authority (NCA) and the Dispute Resolution Committee of the NCA.

This is in respect of the regulation of electronic communications, the regulation of broadcasting, and the use of the electromagnetic spectrum and related matters.

Academic Qualifications:

He also holds credentials in LLM (Corporate Law and Securities Regulation)- Cornell Law School, Ithaca, NY (2006) and an LLM (Marine and Environmental Law)- Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia (2005).

He also holds a BL- Ghana School of Law, Accra, Ghana and an LLB- University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana.

 

His area of expertise includes Telecommunications Law, Energy Law, Construction Law, Real Estate Law, Government Contracts, Procurement Law, Law of the Sea, Ocean Law and Policy and Corporate and Commercial Law.

 

The rest are Maritime Law, International Law, International Commercial Arbitration, International Business Transactions, Criminal Law, International Criminal Law, Sports Law and Media Law.

 

 

 

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Ghana To Receive Over 18 Million Doses Of Covid-19 Vaccines – GHS Reveals

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Covid-19: GHS To Start Immunisation Exercise For Unvaccinated Citizens On Friday

The Ghana Health Service has disclosed that the country is expecting to receive a total of 18,742,610 doses of Covid-19 vaccines within the last three months of the year.

Breaking it down, Director-General of the Service, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, at a press conference on Sunday, noted that it consists of AstraZeneca; 834,720, Pfizer; 1,330,290, and Johnson and Johnson; 16,577,600.

He further explained that aside the AstraZeneca and Pfizer, which are donations from developed countries and COVAX, the total consignment ofJohnson and Johnson was procured by government through the Africa United platform.

According to him, should all the consignment arrive as foretold, “a total of 16,777,100 people will be vaccinated by the end of the year.”

In view of this, Dr Kuma-Aboagye expressed optimism that his outfit will vaccinate at least 20 million citizens against the Covid-19 disease by the end of 2021.

The Director-General indicated that although the country’s vaccination drive experienced a setback due to a global shortage of vaccines, his outfit remains hopeful of achieving herd immunity within three months.

According to him, now that vaccines are available, the government has instituted measures to easily access them for procurement and administration.

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“Ghana can do between 300 and 400 thousand vaccines in a week. And if we expand, we can even do a million. In 2020 within four days, we vaccinated 6 million people against Yellow Fever.

“So it is possible, once the vaccines are available, we can accomplish this,” he told the media on Saturday.

Herd immunity against the deadly virus has been the government’s primary objective since a vaccine for Covid-19 was discovered in 2020.

President Akufo-Addo in February announced that although his administration seeks to vaccinate the entire population, he aims to vaccinate 20 million of the populace by the end of the year.

Meanwhile, according to the vaccination update on the Ghana Health Service website, 1,271,393 total vaccine doses have been administered as of July 14, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kidnapped Woman’s Baby Bump Video Pops Up Online, Disputing Claims Of Regional Minister

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New Twist: Takoradi Missing Woman Was Never Pregnant - Regional Minister Claims

A video has popped up disputing claims by Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, that the woman who was recently kidnapped in Takoradi was not pregnant.

The video as sighted by GhArticles.com on Facebook, shows the 28 year old lady, Josephine Panyin Mensah, with a huge baby bump on different occasions. One of the scenes had Josephine dressed in red attire and seated with many children behind a table.

According to Angel FM which first shared the images on Facebook, Josephine and her family were throwing a party for her first child who is a boy.

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Another scene, with a date stamp of August 9, shows Josephine with her husband and son at the Takoradi Mall. She was still with a heavy bump. Sharing the video during their primetime news on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, the Accra-based radio station indicted that they had obtained the images from Josephine’s husband.

 

 

 

 

 

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UTAG Threatens Government To Go On Another If Needs Are Not Met

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UTAG reacts to NLC’s injunction

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) is accusing government of bad faith in its negotiation for an improved Conditions of Service.

UTAG has been in a mandatory 30 days negotiation over its demand for 2,084 dollars for entry level lecturers, but the Association says despite backing down on some of their demands and government pledging it’s commitment, nothing tangible has been achieved yet.

UTAG and government have been negotiating since 18th August when UTAG suspended it’s strike.

In a statement to its members, the Association called for calm among members.

“You may recall that a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was reached and/or signed between UTAG and our Employer to reopen negotiations on the Conditions of Service (CoS) of UTAG members following the withdrawal of teaching and related activities on our various universities and the subsequent suspension of same.

“The roadmap of the MOA required of the parties to reopen and complete negotiations within one month, covering specific items assented to by the parties.”

“The National Executive Committee (NEC) of UTAG wishes to inform its members that while every effort is being made to reach an amicable resolution, real results have not been achieved yet due to the actions and inactions of the Employer.

“The key concern of UTAG is the restoration of the salary of entry point of a lecturer to the 2012 levels, which stood at the cedi equivalent of US$2,084.00 and has presently depreciated to less than US$997.00 per the prevailing exchange rates.

“During this round of the negotiations, the Employer indicated to UTAG that it could no longer negotiate the Interim Market Premium and Non-Basic Salary Allowance.

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“Rather, the Employer was only interested in negotiating the Research component of the Book and Research Allowances (BRA), which is a clear breach of good faith on the Employer’s own commitment. As a sign of magnanimity on the part of UTAG, the Association still went ahead to negotiate for the Research component of the BRA.

“However. that also did not yield any tangible results. It is important to indicate that UTAG has been overly generous by shifting its position substantially and even given ample time for the Employer to do the needful.”

The Association is warning it will have no option than to resume it’s strike if government fails to address their concerns.

“UTAG would also like to draw the Employer’s attention to the fact that its members are not “strike happy”. However, we would have no option than to resume the withdrawal of teaching and related services on our various campuses if the Employer fails to approach and address our concerns frontally.

“By this update, UTAG wishes to direct its members to remain calm as leadership continues to work for our ultimate good. You would be informed of our (obvious) next line of action in due course.”

 

 

 

 

 

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