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NEWS HEADLINES …..TUESDAY 17-3-2015

RESIGN OR STEP ASIDE – WOYOME DEMANDS OF A-G BUT SHE DESCRIBES CALL AS DISHONEST

She is on his heels and wants him convicted for fraudulently obtaining GHȻ51.2 million after his acquittal and discharge at the Fast Track High Court on March 12, 2015.

HEADMASTERS DEFY ORDER NOT TO COLLECT ADVANCE FEES

The practice of some heads of Senior High Schools (SHS) collecting school fees for the second and third terms from students preparing for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), still persists contrary to a directive from the Ministry of Education to stop the act.

STOP LAND SALES TO MULTINATIONAL FIRMS – KWESI PRATT JR.

Mr. Pratt Jr. Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper has called for effective land reforms that will return ownership of the land in Ghana to the genuine producers, peasant farmers and to those who need to produce so that humanity can survive. He condemned the practice in which vast tracks of land are sold to multinationals corporations at the expense of local and peasant farmers.

2 COPS GIVEN 10 DAYS TO PRODUCE HARDENED CRIMINALS

The Police have intensified the hunt for the hardened suspected criminals who broke jail last Sunday at Denu in the Ketu South District and made away with two AK 47 assault rifles and 25 rounds of ammunition.

VRA AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS TO 61 STUDENTS

The Volta River Authority (VRA) has awarded scholarships to 61 brilliant but needy students from second cycle and tertiary levels as part of its community development programme.

MINISTER PROVOKES BUSINESS OWNERS

The leadership of the various business associations in the country will hold an emergency meeting this morning to renew their decision to shut down the economy with days of demonstration.

LIVES AT RISK AT BONGO HOSPITAL WHILE VITAL EQUIPMENT SITS IN CONTAINER

Lives of patients at the Bongo District Hospital (BDH) in the Upper East Region are at unnecessary risk while a container full of vital equipment sits in the USA, JoyNews has learnt.

INNOVATION, KEY TO SURVIVAL – BOND CEO

Businesses in the country have been challenged to be creative and adopt innovative strategies to manoeuvre out of present challenges in order to remain profitable and continue to serve the needs of their customers.

TEACHER DEFRAUDS OVER 100 STUDENTS

A 33-year-old part-time Mathematics teacher in one of the private nursing institutions in the country is in the grips of the Dansoman Police Command for defrauding over 100 students.

WOYOME WILL WIN AG’s APPEAL CASE – KEN AGYAPONG

Outspoken Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, is predicting victory for embattled businessman, Alfred Woyome as the state appeals his acquittal and discharge in the infamous GHC51 million judgement debt scandal in court.

WOYOME, A-G SET FOR SHOWDOWN

The National Democratic Congress financier who was acquitted and discharged in a GHȻ51.2 million judgement debt scandal has asked the Attorney General to resign, but she has rejected the call.

AFRICANS WITH BILLION-DOLLAR HSBC ACCOUNTS EXPOSED

Details in a global leaked report have uncovered a total of $89 million of taxable money illegally stashed away in several HSBS private bank accounts in Switzerland by a number of wealthy Ghanaians between 1988 and 2006.

€1.5M EQUIPMENT FOR ARMED FORCES

The German government through the German Armed Forces Technical Advisory Group (GAFTAG) has presented military equipment worth €1.5 million to the Ghana Armed Forces.

ECONOMY CAUGHT IN DEBT WEB

Ghana has, in recent years boosted its appetite for borrowing as the government attempts to get its way out of an economic crisis that is the outcome of years of fiscal indiscipline and poor economic management.

GHANA GAS IN TALKS WITH WAPCO OVER REVERSE FLOW OF GAS

The country’s thermal power generation units will soon benefit from uninterrupted cheap fuel a Ghana National Gas Company (Ghana Gas) is about concluding an agreement with gas transporter, West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo), for a reverse flow of gas from the jubilee fields towards Tema.

BUSINESS HEADLINES

WORKS BEGIN ON NEW INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL AT KIA IN APRIL

Construction works on a new terminal at Kotoka International Airport (KIA) are set to begin by next month.

GHANA GAS TO ATTAIN MAXIMUM CAPACITY SOON

The Ghana National Gas Company (Ghana Gas) is to commence the processing of natural gas to the maximum operating capacity of the plant to sustain its processing of 150 million standard cubic feet (scf) of gas a day.

WORK STALLS ON TAMALE AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECT

Work on the Tamale Affordable Housing Project meant to construct 100 units of low-cost houses for low income earners at Lahagu in the Tamale Metropolis has stalled due to lack of funds.

GRA LOOKS UP TO ICH POLICY TO BOOST REVENUE AS OIL PROFITS DIP

As stakeholders in the economy continue to ponder the expected negative effect of the short fall in crude oil revenue, there might be light at the end of the tunnel as the soon to be launched Interconnect Clearinghouse (ICH) policy is set to help boost the revenue accruing to the Government from telecommunications services.

VOLTA REGION TO ESTABLISH FINANCIAL HUB FOR FARMERS

Volta Region is establishing an economic partnership with the Delta Region of the United States of America towards the creation of a financial hub to support farmers and players in the Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs).

INTRAVENOUS INFUSIONS SUSPENDS IPO, LISTING ON GAX

Intravenous Infusions Limited (IIL), has temporarily suspended its Initial Public Offer (IPO) and plans to list on the Ghana Alternative Market (GAX).

NEW’ CEDI NOTES WERE ONLY A SCHOOL PROJECT – DESIGNER

It has emerged that images of some three currency denominations that has been circulating on social media – and prompted public speculation that government plans to introduce new notes – was only a school project.

GREDA BOSS WANTS HOUSING POLICY IMPLEMENTED

Mr Sammy Amegayibor, the Executive Director of Ghana Real Estate Developers Association (GREDA), has urged government to expedite action on Ghana’s housing policy.

PAYMENT INITIATIVES PRESENT NUMEROUS BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES – GHIPSS

Banks are being asked to use the various initiatives by the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) to better the lot of their customers.

LABOUR INSISTS ON RIGHT TO STRIKE

Secretary-General of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) Kofi Asamoah has reiterated Labour’s stance that it will resist any intervention from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that will worsen the plight of Ghanaian workers.

BROKEN PROMISES – DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS RENEGE ON US$ MULTI-MILLION SUPPORT

Several hundreds of millions of US dollars of donor inflows to support the budget are understood to have been held up – as the country’s development partners are reportedly riled by the way the economy has been managed over the years.

TELCOS DIVIDED OVER ON-NET PRICING REGULATION

Mobile telecom operators in the country are divided over moves by the industry regulator, National Communications Authority (NCA), to introduce a fixed regime tariff for all on-net calls

INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES

EXCLUSIVE: ICC TO INVESTIGATE PATIENCE JONATHAN

The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday confirmed receiving correspondence from the All Progressives Congress (APC), against Patience Jonathan, the Nigerian first lady.

CSOS DEMAND IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION OF AU SOUTH SUDAN REPORT

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have been dismayed by the African Union (AU)’s decision to defer publication of the AU Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan (AUCISS) report in spite of the fact that the commission’s findings would make a critical contribution to the peace process of the war-torn country.

NETANYAHU SAYS NEVER TO A STATE FOR PALESTINIANS

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief challenger in Tuesday’s election, Isaac Herzog of the center-left Zionist Union, supports the two-state solution.

AS CYPRUS RECOVERS FROM BANKING CRISIS, DEEP SCARS REMAIN

Two years after an internationally brokered “bail-in,” in which many depositors were forced to help fund a eurozone rescue, there is much resentment.

PRICES FALL TO A SIX-YEAR LOW FOR U.S. OIL

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries remains reluctant to prop up prices, saying that American production should level off.

HOSPITAL SAYS AMERICAN CLINICIAN BEING TREATED FOR EBOLA IS WORSENINGS

The latest American aid worker to contract Ebola overseas was quickly transported back to the United States; the course of care has been markedly different for a Sierra Leonean colleague who developed Ebola within days of the American.

ISIS KEEPS HOLD IN TIKRIT AS IRAQ PAUSES OFFENSIVE

Officials said they were slowing the operation to call for reinforcements and to preserve property and civilian lives.

ARAB ALLIANCE RISES AS FORCE IN ISRAELI ELECTIONS

Israeli Arabs have experienced a political awakening as politicians have formed potent alliances that hold the potential of preventing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from cobbling together a ruling coalition.

SPORTS HEADLINES

ADAM KWARASEY SET TO MAKE GHANA RETURN FOR SENEGAL-MALI FRIENDLY

Portland Timbers goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey is set to return to the Ghana squad for the international friendlies against Senegal and Mali later this month, according to reports.

COMEBACK: ESSIEN BOSSES MIDFIELD AS AC MILAN LET LEAD SLIP

Michael Essien and AC Milan were stunned on the road by Fiorentina in the Italian Serie A on Monday night as the home side came from a goal down to win the game at the Sadio Franchi on Monday night.

SAMPDORIA CONFIRM AFRIYIE ACQUAH INCLUSION IN GHANA SQUAD FOR SENEGAL-MALI FRIENDLIES

Midfielder Afriyie Acquah has maintained his place in the Ghana squad for international friendlies against Senegal and Mali later this month, Sampdoria have confirmed.

HEROICS: GHANAIAN FORWARD JOHNATHAN OPOKU SCORES FOUR TIMES FOR FC OSS IN THE NETHERLANDS

Dutch-born Ghanaian forward Johnathan Opoku is taking goal-scoring to another level in the Netherlands as he scored four times in a single for FC Oss in their 4-1 win over RKC Waalwijk on Monday night.

GHANA STRIKER KWESI APPIAH SET TO LEAVE ENGLISH SIDE CRYSTAL PALACE FOR CHAMPIONSHIP

Ghana striker Kwesi Appiah is set leave English Premier League side Crystal Palace for a Championship club before the emergency loan window in England closes, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.

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