Workers of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) on Thursday, December 18 wore red arm bands to protest “an internal issue we wanted to resolve”.

Kenyan MPs brawl over security bill

Thursday, 18 December 2014 13:01

Kenyan lawmakers have traded blows, and one had his shirt torn, amid a chaotic parliamentary session called to push through a tough new security bill.

UN chief in Ghana to visit Ebola-hit nations

Thursday, 18 December 2014 12:22

President John Dramani Mahama will on Thursday grant audience to the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, at the Flagstaff House.

The  Motor Traffic and Transport Units of the Nima ,  Adenta and Madina Police in the Greater Accra Region  are alleged to be the  worst offenders  when it comes to extorting from  unsuspecting drivers in the metropolis .

The Director General of the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD)   DCOP  Andrew Angwubutoge Awuni  made the allegations  Wednesday  December 17,   when he met  with officers of the MTTU drawn  from Accra and Tema .
“Tell your boys that it has come to the notice of the [Police]  administration that they are extorting between GH ₵500  and GH ₵600  on the basis  that they are charging spot fines”.

He added  “ the allegations of extortions at Nima Police station is too much. As at yesterday somebody complained an amount of  GH₵ 1600 was collected from him as spot fine.  Another said  GH₵ 30 was taken from her.  [Adenta and the other one Madina]  there’s  lots of complains  coming about  MTTU there . If we start whipping don’t blame anybody “.

DCOP Awuni explained this was criminal since article 157 of the Road Transport Regulation 2012( L.I 2180) on spot fines has not been implemented  yet.
He said the regulation on spot fines ( L.I. 2180)  may come into force next year after all the necessary background works have been done  and the due date communicated .

Until  then  “ don’t go out there and start charging spot fines when it has not been implemented. Any police officer who is caught would be punished” he warned .
The Deputy Commissioner of Police also recounted a video of a police officer caught demanding money from a driver early this year that went viral on social media and said disciplinary action has been taken against that officer.

“You may be doing it and thinking nobody sees you but remember people have the gadgets and they will capture it and put it on social media”.

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Nigerian militants 'kidnap dozens'

Thursday, 18 December 2014 10:17

Militants have stormed a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 33 people and kidnapping dozens, a survivor has told the BBC.

Nations hail US-Cuba breakthrough

Thursday, 18 December 2014 10:05

World leaders have welcomed a historic move by the US to end more than 50 years of hostility towards Cuba and restore diplomatic relations.

President John Dramani Mahama says sooner than later ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) will be ranked according to their expenditure on made-in-Ghana products.

A Nigerian court martial has sentenced 54 soldiers to death for refusing to fight Boko Haram Islamist militants.

Former HIV/AIDS AmbassadorJoyce Dzidzor Mensah has met with the Ghana Aids Commission for the first time in two years since her contract was terminated in 2012.

Ministers ask interim Zambian president to quit

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 20:04

Zambia's cabinet passed a vote of no confidence in interim president Guy Scott on Wednesday and asked him to resign, intensifying a power struggle within the ruling party ahead of an election next month.