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HEADLINES ….March 3 2015

2 NEW DCES SWORN IN AT TAMALE RCC

Two new DCEs have been sworn inn today Monday 02 of March 2015 at the Tamale Regional Coordinating Council by the Northern Regional Minister, Alhaji Limuna Mohammed.

THE GHANA ARMED FORCES COMMAND STAFF COLLEGE BEGIN A WEEK TOUR IN ASHANTI REGION

A team from Ghana Armed Forces Command Staff college is to embark on one week environmental study tour and research in the Ashanti region on selected topical subjects challenging the environments.REGION

SACK EC’s LEGAL TEAM – NCCE

The Ashanti regional Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) Yakubu Alhassan is calling for the disbandment of the Electoral Commission’s legal team.

POLICE IDENTIFIES MAIN SUSPECT BEHIND RECRUITMENT SCAM

Aisha Asumda, a 36-year-old lady has been identified by the Police as the main suspect behind the latest recruitment scam that has hit the Service.

COTE D’IVOIRE FIGHTS GHANA OVER TEN OIL PROJECT

Ghana has received a copy of a formal application from Cote d’Ivoire which is asking the Special Chamber of the International Tribunal for the law of the Sea (ITLOS) to order Ghana to suspend all activities in the disputed area.

MANLY-SPAIN EXPRESSES WORRY OVER GHABROP CHICKEN PRODUCTS

Mr Henry Ekow Manly-Spain, a businessman and importer of Chicken products has expressed worry about the bad nature of the Ghana Broiler Revitalization Project (GHABROP) chicken products and called on the Food and Drugs Authority to step in.

SHEA BUTTER SELLER WANTED BY POLICE

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service as mounted an intensive search for the arrest of Aisha Asumda , alias Aisha Boku Masi, a 36-year-old shea butter seller suspected to be the mastermind of the latest police recruitment scam that rocked the country last Saturday.

EC TO SUBMIT NEW LEGISLATION TO PARLIAMENT

Aspiring assembly members hoping to contest the district level elections may have to put their ambitions on hold for a little while, as the Electoral Commission (EC) announces plans to prepare a new legislation to be passed by Parliament before nominations are received for the elections.

FIRST PHASE OF SAGLEMI HOUSING PROJECT READY MARCH 2016

The first phase of the affordable housing project at Saglemi , near Prampram in the Greater Accra Region, is expected to be completed in March next year.

KIA COCAINE BARON DEPORTED

It has emerged that the owner of Sohin Security Check Limited – the company that was providing security at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) – Solomon Adelaquaye , can never return to the United States of America again.

OWUSU BEMPAH PREDICTS VICTORY FOR AKUFFO-ADDO

Founder and leader of Glorious Word Ministry International, Prophet Isaac Owusu Bempah , has prophesied victory for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and its presidential candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, in the 2016 general elections.

MACHOMEN LOCK OUT ASHANTI NDC

Angry looking, stoutly built National Democratic Congress (NDC) members Monday morning chased away some party executives from the Ashanti Regional officer, after which they sealed off the facility with padlocks.

JOBS, NOT HANDOUTS

Despite warnings by experts that rising unemployment, especially among the youth, poses security threats, there seems no concrete effort by government to provide sustainable jobs.

BOY, 7, TRUAMATISED TEACHER’S CRUELTY

A 7-year-old boy is currently traumatized following brutalities meted out to him by his teacher.

OVER 2000 LADIES FLEE TO GULF STATES

Over 200 Ghanaian ladies have departed to Gulf States in search of lucrative job opportunities in five months

BUSINESS HEADLINES

DOWNSIDE OF POWER COMPACT IDENTIFIED

The US$500 million Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) support for the energy sector will occasion a loss of about US$133 million to the state as result of tax exemptions that will be offered to private sector participation under the MCC programme, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has estimated.

RISING FEARS OVER SHORT-TERM DEBTS

Economic analysts have warned that the financing of the country’s fiscal deficit through the frequent issuance of short-term bills by the Bank of Ghana poses significant economic threat.

FITCH DOUBTFUL OF GOVERNMENT’S 2016 FISCAL PRUDENCE

Ratings agency Fitch remains unconvinced by government’s assurances that next year’s elections will not detail its recently announced “ambitious” three-year economic stability programme with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

GOVERNMENT RELEASES ONE MILLION CEDIS FOR TOURISM INDUSTRY

Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare on Monday said Government had released one million Ghana cedis for the creative arts industry to enhance its development.

KRACHI DISTRICT MISAPPROPRIATES Ghc74,000

The Krachi East District Assembly has misapplied Ghc74, 761 earmarked for development projects under the District Assembly Common fund (DACF) to finance recurrent expenditures for the 2009-2010 fiscal years.

GHANA TO PARTICIPATE IN ITB EXHIBITION IN BERLIN

The Ghana Tourism Authority says Ghana is set to participate in the upcoming International Tourism Exchange (ITB) Fair in Berlin, Germany, scheduled for March 4 – 8, 2015.

INDUSTRY DESPERATE FOR SOLUTION TO ENERGY CRISIS

Industry operators in the country are desperately seeking solutions to combat the adverse impact of the worsening power crisis on their businesses.

NLA SOCCER-CASH GAME ON SALE

The National Lottery Authority (NLA) Soccer-Cash, a pool-based game for football lovers, has been introduced onto the Ghanaian market for those who are 18 years and above.

REVIEW COMPANY LAW FRAMEWORK
Corporate governance experts have advocated for review of the regulations governing the establishment of companies in the country, in keeping up with new developments and progress in corporate governance.

RISING FERTILIZER COST THREATENS FOOD SECURITY

The rising cost of fertilizer on the open market is gradually becoming a hindrance to food production thereby threatening the food security of the country, Dr Ebenezer Annan-Afful, a researcher at the Crop Research Institute has warned.

FREE COCOA FERTILIZER AIMED AT INCREASING PRODUCTIVITY

The presentation of free cocoa fertilizers by the government to cocoa farmers is aimed at increasing the yields of about 75 per cent of farmers in the cocoa industry from below ten bags of cocoa per hectare to 19 bags per hectare.

SIC ACCUSED OF FLEECING INSURERS; COURT ORDERS IT TO PAY GHȼ19.3M

The seven insurance companies that joined SIC to provide a credit guarantee bond that have rattled the insurance industry in recent times have accused the company of misleading them on the deal as an Accra High Court has committed SIC to pay GHȼ19.3 million to Ivory Finance.

IMF BAILOUT IMPOSES MORE HARDSHIPS

Supplementary measures approved by Cabinet to make adjustment to the 2015 budget due to the dramatic decline in crude oil prices as well as the introduction of new taxes announced by President John Mahama in the State of the Nation Address have dire consequences for the cost of living in the country.

INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES

IMF OKAYS $187 MN TO SUPPORT EBOLA-HIT SIERRA LEONE

The International Monetary Fund approved on Monday funding and debt relief worth about $187 million for Ebola-hit Sierra Leone.

GE COMPLETES INSTALLATION OF MOBILE GAS TURBINES FOR PORT HARCOURT REFINERY

GE’s Trailer-Mounted Aeroderivative Gas Turbines to Provide Port Harcourt Refinery with Uninterrupted Power to Overcome Local Grid Outages
• Project to Use Locally Trained GE Engineers to Support Operation

S. AFRICA PUTS FIRST NEW POWER STATION ON LINE IN 20 YEARS

South Africa put its first new power station in 20 years on line Monday as the country grapples with rolling electricity cuts that have hobbled growth in the continent’s second-largest economy.

ANTI-ISLAMIST GENERAL NAMED LIBYA ARMY CHIEF

A once-retired general leading a sweeping offensive against Islamists has been named Libyan army chief, an official said Monday, in a move expected to deepen divisions in the conflict-riven country.

LESOTHO HEADING FOR COALITION GOVERNMENT IN POST-‘COUP’ VOTE

Lesotho appeared to be heading for a coalition government on Monday following a snap parliamentary election aimed at bringing stability to the tiny southern African kingdom following an alleged coup attempt.

HILLARY CLINTON USED PERSONAL EMAIL AT STATE DEPT., POSSIBLY BREAKING RULES

Hillary Rodham Clinton did not have a government email address while secretary of state and may have violated federal rules that officials’ correspondence be retained.

NEMTSOV FUNERAL TO BE HELD IN MOSCOW

Funeral ceremonies are to be held in Moscow for the Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead in the Russian capital on Friday.

IRAN MUST HALT NUCLEAR WORK – OBAMA

Barack Obama says Iran should freeze nuclear activity for 10 years, ahead of a speech on the issue by Israel’s prime minister that has angered the US administration.

VENEZUELA GIVES U.S. 15 DAYS TO SLASH EMBASSY STAFF

(CNN)Venezuela has given the U.S. Embassy in Caracas 15 days to downsize its staff from 100 personnel to 17.

GEORGIA HALTS EXECUTION OF STATE’S ONLY FEMALE DEATH ROW INMATE

Georgia halted the planned Monday execution of the only woman on death row in the state due to problems with the drugs to be used in the lethal injection, officials said.

SPORTS HEADLINES

HEARTS TO SACK YOUTH TEAM COACH ABUGRI OVER SABOTAGE

Newly-appointed youth team coach Stephen Abugri is on the verge of being sacked at Hearts over mounting allegations of sabotage.

GAMBIA FA GEN. SEC. ARRIVES IN GHANA TO STUDY GFA STRUCTURE

The General Secretary of the Gambian Football Federation (GFF) Mr. Abass Bah, is in Ghana on a familiarization visit to the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

CAF DELEGATION ENDS REVIEW OF CLUB LICENSING IMPLEMENTATION IN GHANA

A two-member CAF delegation has ended a week-long review of the implementation of the club licensing in Ghana

FRIMPONG MANSO BLAMES POOR PLAYER SIGNINGS FOR BA UNITED EXIT

Former BA United coach Frimpong Manso has revealed he left the club due to poor signings from the clubs hierarchy.

ABEDI PELE REVEALS HIS WANT-AWAY SON ANDRE WILL CONSIDER MARSEILLE OFFER FIRST

Ghana star Andre Ayew will only extend his stay at the Stade Velodrome if Olympique Marseille make a favourable offer.
The winger’s contract expires in the summer and it looks like he is headed for the exit door.

ENGLAND FOOTBALLER ADAM JOHNSON IN UNDER-AGE SEX PROBE

(CNN)England footballer Adam Johnson has been suspended by his club Sunderland until a police investigation has been completed, the Press Association reported Monday.
Kelly Renee Gissendaner’s execution has been postponed because the drugs that were supposed to be used “appeared cloudy,” the Georgia Department of Corrections said Monday night.

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