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17-12-2014

COURT STOPS LABOUR UNIONS FROM RESUMING STRIKE The Fast Track High Court has blocked 12 labour unions from engaging in any strike action in relation to the management of Tier 2 Pension funds, until the final determination of a suit on the issue.

“NPA rules out reduction in fuel prices for nowThe National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has stated that it will not review downwards the prices of petroleum products in spite of falling global prices.

FIRE GUTS TAMALE ABOABO MARKET Fire gutted a section of the Tamale Aboabo Market early yesterday morning, destroying wares and property worth thousands of cedis.

12 METRO MASS BUSSES MISSING –WORKERS THREATEN STRIKE ACTION MONDAY

A syndicate at Metro Mass Transit Limited (MMTI), a public transportation company, is alleged to have stolen 12 buses belonging to the company.

FEMALE PRISONERS EXCEL IN NVTI EXAMS Twelve female prisoners of the Nsawam Female Prison in the Eastern Region obtained a 98 percent pass rate in the National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI) Grade (1) examination organised in May/June 2014.

LABOUR UNIONS BANNED FROM HOLDING FUTURE STRIKE The ruling restrains labour unions from embarking on any future strikes relating to their Tier 2 Pension Funds which they went to court for.

Flagstaff House “over chops GHÈ»44m The seat of Government – the Flagstaff House – has reportedly overspent its budgetary allocation for the 2014 fiscal year by over GHÈ»44 million, even before the year runs out.

AIDS BOSS HOT OVER DZIDZOR The Ghana AIDS Commission will this afternoon hold a crunch closed-door meeting with Joyce Dzidzor Mensah , the AIDS Ambassador who made a u-turn on Monday and told NEWS-ONE she had never tested positive for HIV but was only telling the nation and the world a lie to satisfy her intentions.

WHO KILLED MILLS, EKUMFI YOUTH ASK The cause of the death of former President John Evans Atta Mills refuses to fade off as the youth of Ekumfi, his hometown, are demanding an investigation into the strange circumstance under which the former Ghanaian leader died.

KOTOKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT DECLARED TOP SECURITY ZONE

The National Security establishment has declared the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) a top security zone, following reports of massive encroachment on lands around the country’s premier airport.

ELECTORAL COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NEW STRATEGIES FOR ELECTION 2016

The Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) on Monday made known new strategies to ensure the successful organization of the 2016 general election.

BATTLE FOR TIER TWO PENSION CASH: GOVERNMENT WINS ROUND 1

The Industrial and Labour Unions Court in Accra yesterday upheld an interlocutory motion filed to it by government to restrain the twelve labour unions from embarking on further strikes over who manages workers’ tier two pension funds.

DEFENCE MINISTRY ON FUEL BORROWING SPREE The living conditions of the Ghana Armed Forces look precarious as it has come to light that the military was borrowing to feed and buy fuel among other things during the 2014 fiscal year due to budgetary constraints.

DON’T BEG FOR KWAW KESE – REV FRIMPONG MANSO The General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God Church, Ghana, REV. DR Paul Frimpong-Manso has vehemently kickedagainst moves by some musicians and respectable personalities in the country to seek the release of incarcerated controversial hip life artiste, Kwaw Kese, known in real life as Emmanuel Botchway who is currently facing the court for allegedly smoking wee in public.

AIRPORT LANDS DECLARED SECURITY ZONE The boundaries of the Kotoka International Airport have been declared security a security zone to curb the incidence of unauthorized private development within the airport enclave, according to a statement by the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS).

GACL NEARS US$350M LOAN DEAL The Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) is to finalise a US$350 million long-term funding arrangement by the close of the year.

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  1. The news headlines for “Fire guts Aboabo Market” and “NPA rules out reduction in fuel prices for now” seem to have been reversed. Please correct.

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