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General News of Friday, 8 November 2019


Today in 2013: Victoria Hammah fired

The country in November 2013, was hit with the ‘Vickyleaks saga’ that led to the dismissal of the Deputy Communications Minister in Mahama's era.

Victoria Hammah was sacked by the former president, John Dramani Mahama, after she was heard in a leaked tape making claims of how she would quit politics if she had $1million at hand.

Her driver who is believed to have recorded the conversation that got leaked was arrested after the former Deputy Communications Minister's dismissal.

Although she claims to have respected Mahama's decision, she felt she wasn't given a fair hearing by the media.

Read the full story originally published on November 8, 2013, on Ghanaweb

President John Dramani Mahama has dismissed Deputy Communications Minister, Victoria Hammah, government announced in a statement issued on Friday morning.

There’s a leaked tape on which a voice purported to be that of Victoria Hammah is heard telling a female interlocutor that she will not quit politics until she makes at least US$1m.

The two ladies, who appeared to be traveling while having the gossipy conversation, are also heard on the leaked secret audio tape harshly condemning the Deputy Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Rachel Appoh, for instigating bad press against her boss, Nana Oye Lithur.