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2-1-2015

PRESIDENT MAHAMA ATTENDS DILMA ROUSSEF’S INAUGURATION

President John Dramani Mahama will on Thursday, January 01, join other world leaders in Brasilia for the inauguration of Dilma Rousseff as President of the Federative Republic of Brazil.

PARTNER GOVERNMENT IN PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT

President John Dramani Mahama has commended the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission of Ghana for the great role it is playing in ensuring peace and tranquility in Ghana and the world at large.

PUBLIC RESORT TO ILLEGAL CONNECTIONS

To avoid the ongoing load-shedding exercise, some members of the public have connected their homes and workplaces to additional electricity phases to enable them to continue to enjoy electricity whenever their original phases are switched off.

RAWLINGS POINTS THE WAY FOR A FRUITFUL 2015

Former President Jerry John Rawlings says Ghanaians cannot afford to be pessimistic but must join hands with the government and work hard in 2015.

“DUMSOR” WILL BE BANISHED FOREVER IN 2015—MAHAMA

President John Mahama has said his Government will banish erratic power supply (dumsor) from the country in 2015.

NO DAMBA FESTIVAL, NO PEACE DEAL – MAMPRUSI YOUTH

Some Mamprusi youth in Bawku, Upper East Region, have vowed to stay away from the inter-ethnic peace negotiations unless they are allowed to celebrate the Damba festival.

ACCOMMODATION SHORTAGE CRIPPLING KETA MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL

Administrator of Keta Municipal Hospital Mr Serene Akpanya has called on residents of Keta to release their vacant rooms to staff of the hospital who are currently faced with accommodation problems.

CATHOLIC BISHOPS URGE GOVT, PUBLIC TO STEP UP FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION

The Catholic Bishops Conference is asking both Government and the Ghanaian public to do more in fighting “the twin cancer of bribery and corruption” in Ghana.

“NKONYA , ALAVANYO , LET PEACE PREVAIL “- VOLTA CLERGY

Clergy in the Volta region call for calm between feuding factions in the Alavanyo and Nkonya communal conflict as a new year begins.

VEER : AVOID RELIGIOUS AND ETHNIC CONFLICT IN 2015

Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has urged Ghanaians to avoid religious and ethnic conflict as the nation ushers in the New Year.

DON’T DESTABILIZE THE NATION –AGYIN ASARE TO POLITICIANS

Founder and presiding Bishop of Perez Chapel International, Bishop Charles Agyin Asare, has charged politicians in the country to desist from acts that could plunge the nation into chaos in 2016.

BUSINESS HEADLINES

GHANA CEDI, ZAMBIA KWACHA TOP 2014 WORSE PERFORMING CURRENCIES

Ghana’s cedi and Zambia’s kwacha ended 2014 as the worst performing African currencies among a small basket that are relatively liquid, as falling commodity prices take a toll on some of the continent’s “lion” economies.

10% PETROL PRICE REDUCTION WON’T AFFECT PRICE OF GOODS — TRADERS

Prices of goods and services are not likely to go down anytime soon despite significant reduction in prices of petroleum products.

TAX ON FEE-BASED FINANCIAL SERVICES RE-INTRODUCED ; PEGGED AT 17.5%

Government has re-introduced taxes on selected financial services provided by banks in the country, still set at 17.5%.

This follows the implementation of the new VAT on fee-based financial services on December 29, 2014.

GHANAIAN VEGETABLES MEET INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS

Vegetable farmers in Ghana producing for export and export companies are increasingly complying with quality and safety standards in line with international market requirements, a study by GhanaVeg has confirmed.

INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES

US DENIES ANY ROLE IN GAMBIA VIOLENCE

Washington (AFP) – The United States denied it had any role in an apparent coup attempt in The Gambia, after the African nation’s leader Yahya Jammeh blamed the attack on foreign dissidents.

NIGEL FARAGE : LINKS TO A ‘RACIST AGE ‘ COULD ‘BURY ‘ UKIP

Nigel Farage has admitted that his party will be “buried” if people are able to link the UK Independence Party to a “racist age”.

GAMBIA LEADER ‘HOME AFTER COUP PLOT’

The Gambia’s President Yayha Jammeh has returned to the country after a reported coup attempt, sources say.

AIR ASIA FLIGHT ATTENDANT IS FIRST VICTIM BURIED

The first victim of AirAsia Flight QZ8501, found in the Java sea after a crash on Sunday, has been laid to rest.

Officials earlier identified the remains as belonging to a female flight attendant called Hayati Lutfiah Hamid.