Evening News Roundup For Friday, 10 July 2015

Parliament

Public institutions lose 2.1 billion cedis through malfeasance.

A report by the auditor general presented to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament indicates that a whopping 2.1 billion cedis was lost in the year 2010/11 through financial malfeasance, along with pay roll, cash and tax irregularities.

  • The report was presented to the PAC Thursday for consideration.
  • The affected public boards, corporations and statutory institutions cited were invited to answer queries raised by the auditor general.
  • 51 of them appeared before the committee, but 36 are yet to respond accordingly. Some of the institutions cited are the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Ghana Cocoa Board and Accra Polytechnic.
  • The auditor general said these irregularities came about due to systemic failure and that it could have been avoided if institutions had Audit Report Implementation Committees.

Handcuffs

Jealous man bites woman’s clitoris over infidelity.

A man in Koforidua is on the run after biting the clitoris of his lover during sex.

  • Reports say he committed the act on suspicion that his girlfriend had cheated on him.
  • Eyewitnesses say they heard screaming from the woman’s room moments after she had had sexual intercourse with the man.
  • She was found bleeding profusely in her room and rushed to hospital.

NPP Security Forces

NPP refuses to disband illegal security forces.

The New Patriotic Party says it will not disband its illegal security forces because the Ghana Police is uneven in dealing with issues of political violence.

  • This follows a directive by the police describing such vigilante groups as outlaws.
  • The police asked political parties to either license such groups or disband them completely.
  • Members of the Azoka Boys and Bolga Bulldogs, affiliated with the NDC and NPP respectively, engaged in a gun battle during the recent by-election in Talensi. They wielded sophisticated weapons and visited mayhem on the township in the name of politics.

Komla Dumor

Komla Dumor Foundation concert postponed.

The Komla Dumor Memorial Foundation fundraising concert, slated to begin today, July 10, and end Saturday, July 11, has been postponed.

  • Organisers say the postponement is the result of circumstances beyond their control.
  • New dates will be communicated in due course.
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