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General News of Sunday, 24 March 2019


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This week's edition of Newsfile was engaging as host Samson Lardy Anyenini engaged his guests as they dissected pressing issues that made headlines.

Panelists delved into the tragic accident which killed about 50 people in two separate road crashes in the Bono East and Central Regions, Friday.

Preliminary investigations reveal the two buses, one with registration number GT 5694 18 and the other GT 3916 17 both had a total of 108 passengers on board.

Also on dialogue will be the 3 policemen interdicted over assault on Ghanaian Times journalists. Although government condemned and apologized for the attack on the reporters, the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has insisted that the offenders be punished.

Interestingly, President Nana Akufo-Addo has promised to deal with growing impunity in Ghana after a video about a driver and his mate assaulting a police officer went viral. The driver and mate who assaulted the police officer have been remanded until April 1, 2019.

The renewed violent clashes at Chereponi took three lives and left several thousands displaced. Konkomba and Bimoba students of Chereponi Senior High Technical School also had to flee from campus in fear for their lives.

The overlord of the Dagbon state, Yaa Naa Abukari II called for cease fire between Anufuls and Konkombas while government adviced that violence not the path for resolving conflict

Political financing has, on the other hand been fingered as the root cause of corruption in Ghana. Following a two-year advocacy campaign and a lawsuit led by CitizenGhana Movement (CGM), the Electoral Commission of Ghana has released the financial accounts of all political parties, marking a significant step towards transparency and accountability.

Catch up with the previous day's discussion below.