Two Dragged To Court Over Electricity Fraud


Two Dragged To Court Over Electricity Fraud

The Makola Division of the Police Services has arrested Amos Debi and Emmanuel Nartey for allegedly participating in energy .

Their arrest follows a report manufactured to the Law enforcement by officers of the Power Distribution Services (PDS) Ghana Ltd, in accordance to an formal assertion issued to the Ghana News Company on Tuesday.

Narrating the aspects of the case, the Performing Accra West Regional Standard Supervisor of the PDS, Engineer Ankomah Emmanuel, said that while on schedule monitoring of domestic electrical energy installations of some buyers, their personnel arrived across two electrical electrical power meters in a household, whose information could not be traced in the Company’s technique.

The meters have been hence identified as stolen from their initial end users.

On further investigations, the crew realised that these meters had been illegally loaded with pre-paid out credits with a “master card” these that it manufactured it impossible to obtain pre-paid out credits.

On interrogations and a search of Debi’s home, the MasterCard was discovered concealed in a bag.

In his warning statement to the Police, Debi admitted the offence and mentioned Nartey, a resident of Mamprobi Kamara, as the resource of the meters and card.

He disclosed that he charged the purchaser a price of GHC 30.00 to load their meters with credit rating truly worth GHC 50.00.

Adhering to his arrest, Nartey was discovered as a former employee of the B.O.T Electrical Firm, which operated a meter functioning contract with the Energy Corporation of Ghana Ltd. (ECG).

He uncovered that when the deal amongst ECG and the B.O.T finished, he retrieved the MasterCard and meters from the BOT Firm in advance of their final departure to China. The two have since been arraigned at the courtroom.

UEW VC dragged before Auditor General, EOCO over GH¢6m ‘chop chop’


The Performing Finance Officer of the University of Education and learning, Winneba (UEW) Mr Bruno Bajuoase Chirani has the Vice Chancellor (VC) Reverend Father Professor Afful Broni   the Common and the Financial and Organised Criminal offense Office environment (EOCO).

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Mr Bruno Bajuoase Chirani
who is at this time in a turf war with the Vice Chancellor needs the Auditor
Standard as well as EOCO to carry out a forensic audit into the alleged misappropriation
of cash to the tune of  more than GH¢6m
from the institution’s account.

In a petition dated September 2, 2019 sighted by MyNewsGh.com it reads I create in my capacity as Council Member representing convocation and the Acting Finance Officer of University of Education, Winneba. Not too long ago, the Officers you despatched to undertake Special Audit at the University of Education and learning, Winneba were being compromised. Despite the fact that I are not able to precisely say how significantly was compensated them. I know the Vice- Chancellor gave them money. Good audit was not completed. There are some misappropriation of money and illegal withdrawals created. The Vice-Chancellor. Rev. Fr. Prof Afful Broni authorized the withdrawal of Five million, 7 Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHS 5,700,000.00) from the Universities Account which he supposedly alleged was honorarium for Staffs underneath of Distance and E-learning 1DEL he retained fairly a considerable volume and only paid out a peanut to the beneficiaries.

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Funds were laundered by means of the accounts of Paa Badu Construction Ltd to a tune of Nine Hundred and 20-4 Thousand and Forty Ghana cedis (GHS 924,540.00) for Lawyer John Darko, a Council member to go over the rot. Payment have been produced to Mr Paa Kwesi Abaidoo Esq. as authorized charges despite the fact that the College has used the services of an external solicitor by title Peter Zwennes Esq. and a staff of in-house legal professionals who are remaining compensated by the govt each and every month. Maybe prosecute Rev. Fr. Prof Afful Broni and the Registrar Osei Barimah.

Source:MyNewsGh.com/Stephen Zoure/2019



Ghana Institute Of Architects To Dragged Gov’t To Court Over Lack Of Board


The of Architects want authorities to instantly get ways to constitute a for the Architectural Registration Council (ARC) which they say has been inactive given that 2017.

In a assertion, the Institute explained it will be pressured to consider legal action if the federal government does not act by the end of July 2019.

In accordance to the Institute, the non-existence of a functioning board for the Architectural Registration Council is impacting their actions.

“Steps need to be taken by the Authorities to make certain that the ARC Board is set in area quickly. This will avert the reoccurrence of such avoidable infractions in the process foremost to the appointment of Consultants. We serve detect that we will progress to resort to legal action need to govt not have the ARC Board set up by the stop of July 2019,” the Institute reported in the statement.

The Architectural Registration Council is mandated by the constitution to coordinate architectural pursuits in the state with reference to the Architects Act, NCLD 357 of 1969.

In accordance to the Institute, deficiency of the board has resulted in the numerous infractions specially in phrases of procurement strategies for some public projects.

In the assertion, the Institute alleged that there were inconsistencies in the procurement treatment in the layout and competition for the proposed new parliamentary chamber construction.

It mentioned the federal government sidestepped the procurement regulations when it recognized submission from a Chinese Building Corporation which goes contrary to the procurement principles for the venture.

“In the earlier handful of yrs, the expression of the office environment of the Governing Board of the ARC has been defunct and incredibly the Govt of Ghana, which is enjoined by the structure to swear in a new Board, has not viewed it appropriate sufficient to Institute a new Board. Currently the registration Council is currently being run by the Registrar and few of Deputies, who have taken selections that ordinarily would have expected the Board’s goal deliberations and approval,” the Institute lamented.

It included that should really a board had been in position, the procurement approach for the parliamentary advanced challenge which has since been suspended, wouldn’t have happened in the 1st area.

—CitiNewsRoom