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Anonymous Group File Petition To Remove Jean Mensa From Office

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Some anonymous aggrieved Ghanaian citizens have, through their lawyer Chris Arcmann-Ackummey, started processes for the removal of Electoral Commission Chair Jean Mensa just as her predecessor Charlotte Osei, was.


In a letter to Mrs Mensa to demand her response to some eleven allegations made against her by the aggrieved citizens, their lawyer said her failure to accede to their request would compel them to proceed with a petition for her impeachment.

The letter, dated 4 June 2020, was copied to the Speaker of Parliament, the Chief Justice, Chairman of the Council of State, President of the National House of Chiefs, Secretary to the President and the Chairman of the Eminent Advisory Committee of the EC.

“The allegations for which responses are sought, all of which, if proven, will make you unfit to hold the office you currently occupy, are hereby stated below”, the letter said.

They include “gross incompetence, procurement breaches, conflict of interest, collusion, organising illegal IPAC meetings, disregarding court directives on ROPAL, refusing to accept birth certificates and voter ID cards for registration, displaying falsehood and insincerity, endangering millions of Ghanaian lives through a registration exercise scheduled to take place at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, committing perjury before the Parliamentary Special Budget Committee and defying COVID-19 restrictions”.

Mr Arcmann-Ackummey said: “My clients are Ghanaian citizens drawn from some of the regions of Ghana whose identity, presently, cannot be disclosed for security reasons”, adding: “The disclosure of their identities will be made upon the presentation of the petition itself, if that happens”.

“I have their instructions to request official written responses to some allegations publicly made against you as the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission”.

“This request is in accordance with the ‘Audi Alteram Partem’ rule and most especially, in consonance with the passage of the Right to Information Bill, failing which I will give effect to their instructions to proceed with a petition for your removal from office as the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, which petition shall be submitted without delay through the constitutionally-established procedure to the President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo”, the letter threatened.

He added: “My clients intimated that they voted in previous elections conducted by the Electoral Commission and now fear being disenfranchised if you are allowed to continue with the current plan to compile a new voter register – a plan which the National House of Chiefs, clergy, clerics, civil society organisations, Federation of Labour, political parties and well-meaning Ghanaians have cautioned you against”.

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Gender Minister Supports Calls To Ban Counsellor Lutterodt From Speaking In The Media

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The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Cynthia Mamle Morrison has asked that George Lutterodt must be banned from speaking in the media with immediate effect.

According to the Minister, she described George Lutterodt’s comment as insane and asked rhetorically wether he has raped somebody before.

Speaking to Valentina Ofori Afriyie on 12 Live on Class91.3FM on Friday, 10 July 2020, Mrs Morrison stated that she “was surprised a sane human being can sit on radio and television and make some utterances.”

“Has he raped somebody before? Does he know how rape victims feel about being raped… it is sad that the interview went on. What was the programme about? How can somebody behave like that? This is so insane. This is just not right,” she stated.

She indicated that Ama K Abebrese reached out to her concerning gathering signatures for the petition, which the Ministry would have a look at, adding, however, that the“counsellor”should not be entertained on the airwaves.

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Report on 47-Year-Old Woman Who Died At Ridge Hospital Finally Released

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Report on the cause of death of Madam Esther Sosuh had been released by Management of the Greater Accra Regional Hospital popularly known as the Ridge Hospital.

Madam Sosuh wife of the Director of the Ghana Institute of Languages died on the evening of June 25 on what was alleged to be wrong prescription by a doctor whilst receiving treatment at the hospital.

Her death generated public outcry with most Ghanaians bemoaning on their experiences with nurses and doctors of the said facility calling on authorities to set up a committee to investigate the unfortunate incident.

However, a report from the facility expounded that, “the above-named patient (Esther Sosuh) was first seen at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital (GARH) on the 9th of June 2020 where she reported with complaints of an anterior abdominal wall swelling.”

It further went on to reveal that after “a thorough assessment and examination, a diagnosis of a Reducible Epigastric Hernia was made. She was then worked up for surgery and made to do various investigations and subsequently referred to see the Anaesthesia team for review and clearance for surgery. She reported back on the 16th of June 2020, having been cleared by the anaesthesia team for surgery. She was then booked to have an elective hernia repair on 22nd June 2020 to be admitted the day before surgery.”

The hospital claimed that, the supposed surgery was successful and as such she was sent to the recovering room “where she spent 2 hours under strict monitoring. After spending 2 hours in the Recovery ward she was eventually transferred to the Surgical ward.”

According to the Ridge Hospital, “on arrival to the Surgical ward, her vital signs were checked and recorded and they were normal. The Patient was seen in the morning of Tuesday 23 rd June 2020 where she complained of pain at the incision site. She was examined and put on analgesia (pain relief)… She was encouraged to mobilize and to start feeding.”

The report then disclosed that “at around 5 pm on Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, the patient fell in the washroom whilst using the toilet and was assisted and examined by doctors and nurses on the ward and an Impression of Pulmonary embolism was formed. She was given SC clexane 80mg and put on TED stockings.”

After then, the report said she complained of restlessness, severe central chest pains and sweating  which was on  a Wednesday June,24.

After examination, “a chest Xray, Electrocardiography, D-Dimer, Troponins I and 2 were done and Physician Specialist was requested to review her.”

She was then put on medication after results from Eectrocardiography revealed Myocardi Infraction, the Hospital said.

The report then wind up that, “At 11:45 pm of 24th June, 2020 [the] patient suddenly became severely dyspneic and restless. The night doctors were called to see the patient who they assessed and commenced resuscitation immediately but was unsuccessful and the patient declared clinically dead at 12:10 am on Thursday, 25th June 2020.”

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I Stopped Counsellor Lutterodt From Appearing On My Show Four Years Ago – Gifty Anti

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Host of The Standpoint, Gifty Anti has disclosed that, she personally stopped Counsellor George Lutterrodt from appearing on her show four years ago.

According to the multiple award-winning TV personality she came under critique for endorsing the behaviour of the counsellor.

“I have received a few accusations and bashing from some people with regards to George Lutterodt.

“I personally stopped him from coming on my show and studio four years ago.

“Yes, he’s been on The Standpoint before. On two occasions. November 2013 and February 2016.

“His last appearance was on 19th February 2016.

“I find it interesting and quite unfortunate that I am being accused of endorsing his behaviour because he’s been on The Standpoint before, irrespective of what he talked about on the show.

“But then again, if in the programme’s 12 years of existence if our ‘biggest crime’ committed, was letting him come on the show 4 years ago…I Totally apologise…

“And I keep using ‘I’ because I take full responsibility as the executive producer and host.”

The controversial counsellor has been heavily criticised by Ghanaians forclaiming that victims of rape always enjoy the act at a point.

This has roped in celebrities and media personalities including Ama K. Abebrese championing a campaign to axe out Counsellor George Lutterodt from all television shows.

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