Morning News Roundup For Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Gas

Ghana Gas, power ministry at war over dumsor.

The Ghana Gas Company said it’s untrue statements made by the Ministry of Power suggesting that they are the cause of the worsening power crisis.

  • The Ministry of Power issued a statement Tuesday that said the acute shortage in power supply will linger for a while and sought to blame the gas company for the crisis.
  • “The current increase in the quantum of load shedding in the country has come about as a result of a shutdown of Ghana National Gas Company Ltd (Ghana Gas) at Atuabo to enable the African Middle East Investment (AMERI) power plant to be connected on the gas supply system of Ghana Gas.”
  • But a counter statement issued shortly after by Ghana Gas said the Ministry’s assertion is “incorrect” and “”
  • The statement explained that Ghana Gas was assured by the Volta River Authority (VRA) that adequate arrangement had been made to avoid a shortfall in power generation before they shut down.

Mampong

Mampong Technical College closed over mass failure.

The Mampong Technical College of Education has been closed down over fears that some of the students might be planning to burn the school down.

  • This comes after over 200 students there failed to pass their elective mathematics papers.
  • These students are likely to be sacked for failing the compulsory subject and failing to take advantage of a re-sit opportunity.
  • The mass failure angered the students, who went on rampage Monday. They threw stones at school facilities and in the process destroyed 19 louvre blades. One student was arrested.
  • Authorities picked up information the students were planning to torch the school building, following which the police advised a shutdown, which was promptly adhered to on Monday.

Justice 2222

Justice Derys case against Anas indefinitely adjourned.

The Supreme Court has adjourned the case brought against renowned investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas by Justice Paul Outer Dery.

  • The high court judge was seeking to quash the investigative processes into possibly removing him from office after his appearance in investigative journalist Anas’ judicial corruption exposé.
  • The Attorney General (AG), also a respondent in the case, asked the court to give her office more time to prepare and file its response.
  • Reports indicate a five-member panel that sat on the case Tuesday gave the AG seven days to do that.
  • The case was then adjourned sine die.
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