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Vol 53 No 4

Published 17th February 2012


Ghana

The Woyome scandal and its casualties

The Woyome scandal has so far claimed two cabinet ministers. The Education Minister and former Attorney General, Betty Mould-Iddrisu, resigned on 23 January, after her successor as AG, Martin A. B. K. Amidu, was fired on 19 January for ‘misconduct’. His dismissal – before which he made public claims that his life had been threatened and ‘gargantuan crimes’ against the state committed by an unnamed cabinet colleague – had triggered a crisis in the governing party just as a final pre-election ministerial reshuffle was being planned.

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