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NEWS HEADLINES-TUESDAY ……April 72014

MAHAMA CALLS FOR MODERATION IN DEMANDS ON GOV’T

President John Dramani Mahama says government is committed to meeting the demands of Ghanaians but that will be done in a gradual process.

GOV’T WILL INCREASE ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY – MAHAMA

President John Mahama has announced that access to electricity in Ghana would increase to 80 per cent after government completes the various electrification projects it is executing.

FIRST LADY CALLS FOR TRAINING OF MORE HEALTH PERSONNEL

The First Lady Lordina Mahama has pledged her commitment to see to the building and completion of the Presbyterian midwifery training school for the people of Duayaw Nkwanta in the Brong Ahafo Region.

POLICE INTENSIFY SEARCH FOR 3 DENU FUGITIVES

Three out of seven suspects who escaped from the Denu police cells are still at large. They are Albert Asadu and Tobechuku Obina , both Nigerians, and Edem Gomala , a Ghanaian.

METHODIST CHURCH SEEKS BAILOUT TO PAY DEBT OF ITS UNIVERSITY

The Methodist Church of Ghana is seeking an urgent bailout from its members across the country to support the church’s university The Methodist University College (MUC) in Accra.

WHY I JOINED NPP RACE – KOJO OPPONG NKRUMAH SPEAKS

Former host of Joy FM Super Morning Show, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has finally declared his intention to contest for the upcoming parliamentary primary of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ofoase – Ayirebi constituency in the eastern Region.

MAMA PAT TARGETS 85% VOTES

Patricia Appiagyei, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Asokwa in Kumasi, has pledged to win 85 percent votes in the constituency for her party in the 2016 elections.

“I TOLD JONATHAN HE WILL LOSE” – T B JOSHUA

Controversial founder of the Synagogue Church of all Nations ( SCOAN ), Prophet T. B. Joshua, on Sunday said he told the outgoing Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan that he would lose last week’s presidential election.

400,000 WORKERS MIGRATED TO OLD PENSION SCHEME

All pension contributors who turned 50 years and above as of January 2010, when the new pensions law came into force have been reverted to the old pension scheme under PNDC law 247.

DISTRIBUTION, PRICING TO DECIDE FATE OF FERTILIZER SUBSIDY

Some civil society organizations have urged the government to stick to its promise to ensure that the Fertiliser Subsidy Programme (FSP) benefits the targeted farmers now that it has allocated money for its implementation this year.

BAWUMIA TO ‘LEAD’ NPP 2016 CAMPAIGN

National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Paul Afoko has disclosed a party strategy to make Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia a more prominent force in the campaign to recapture power in the 2016 elections.

NPA MAINTAINS FUEL PRICES FOR APRIL

Fuel prices for the month of April have been maintained by the National Petroleum Authority.

8 INJURED IN SUHYEN CHIEFTAINCY CLASHES

Eight people have been left injured in a chieftaincy dispute in Suhyen in the New Juabeng Municipality of the Eastern Region, Monday.

TWO INJURED IN DANSOMAN GAS EXPLOSION

Two people have reportedly sustained severe injuries in a gas explosion at a filling station in Dansoman, a suburb of Accra, Monday.

STALLS DESTROYED BY FIRE AT TAKORADI CENTRAL MARKET

Initial assessment indicated that about 11 stalls were destroyed by fire the gutted Takoradi Central Market on Saturday night, Mr John Laste, Public Relations Officer of Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly, said on Sunday.

BUSINESS HEADLINES

GHANA TARGETS 1.2 MILLION TONNES OF COCOA THIS YEAR

Ghana will hit the target of 1.2 million metric tonnes of cocoa beans by the end of the 2014/15 cocoa season.

$350m DONOR SUPPORTCOMING FOLLOWING IMF ASSISTANCE

The Finance Minister, Mr Seth Terkper, is confident that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme with Ghana will bolster renewed credibility in the country’s home-grown policies.

BANK RATES GO UP AS CEDI FALLS FURTHER

The Business Finder can confirm that banks in the country are raising their base rates citing high operational costs and developments on the foreign exchange market among others.

SIMBOX FRAUD COSTS NATION $900,000 IN FIVE MONTHS

A prosecution witness has told the Financial Division of the Accra High Court that the illegal operation of the simbox business costs the nation a total of $900,000 in five months.

BANKS RIP OFF CUSTOMERS

The desire of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) to move the country’s economic payment system into a cashless one could hit a snag as consumers who use ATM cards to pay for goods through “Point of Sale” (POS) terminals lament over high charges.

GNPC OWES GHANA OVER Ȼ6.5M

Prestea Sankofa Limited, a mining company largely owned by the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) owes the state over Ȼ6.5 million unpaid royalties.

CONSIDER NON-TIMBER FOREST PRODUCTS FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), have been urged to consider the exploitation of Non- Timber Forest Products(NTFPs) for economic and social development.

GHANA TO REVIVE COTTON INDUSTRY

Ghana has taken a major step to revive the country’s cotton industry through private investment by appointing a nine-member Board of Directors of the Cotton Development Authority (CDA) recently.

GHANA’S WOOD PRODUCTS EXPORT INCREASED BY 31% in 2014

Ghana’s cumulative wood products exports in 2014 totalled 356,036 cubic metres, earning the country a total revenue of Euro138.22 million. Compared to 2013 exports there was a 16% increase in the value of exports and a 31% increase in export earnings in 2014, ITTO reports.

AFRICA MUST MOVE TOWARDS A CASHLESS SOCIETY – SANUSI

The Managing Director of the Guaranty Trust Bank (GT Bank), Mr Olelakan Sanusi, has stressed the need for Africa to move fast towards a cashless society to be able to catch up with the rest of the world.

AGRO-INPUT DEALERS TO LICENSE SHOPS – DIRECTOR

Mrs Felicia Ansah- Amprofi, Birim Central Municipal Agricultural Director, in the Eastern Region, has urged agro-chemical dealers to license their shops.

GROUP TO ESTABLISH ENERGY MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION

A Group of Energy sector operators, has outlined plans to establish an Energy Sector Manufacturers Association that would bring together stakeholders in the industry, to discuss proactive ways to enhance the performance of the sector.

GLO ATTRIBUTES HUGE DATA SUBS GAIN TO NETWORK UPGRADE

Glo Mobile Ghana says the recent increase in its data subscribers by over 1.4 million in just one month is because of network upgrade that resulted in a 42mb/sec download speeds on its network nationwide.

SSNIT URGES EMPLOYEES TO MONITOR PPENSION CONTRIBUTIONS

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has again called on employees to ensure that their employers pay the exact amounts deducted from their salaries to the Trust.

INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES

KENYANS TRY TO TRACE A STUDENT’S PATH TO TERRORISM

Abdirahim Abdullahi was considered “bright, hardworking and polite,” so news that he was one of four gunmen who killed nearly 150 people at a university has stunned his mother and six siblings.

MALAYSIA PASSES passes ANTI-TERROR BILL

Malaysia passes a controversial anti-terrorism bill, reintroducing detention without trial, which it says is needed to tackle Islamic extremism.

U.S. SAYS IRAN SANCTIONS FACE PHASE-OUT, OBAMA KNOCKS ISRAEL DEMAND

The United States made clear on Monday that sanctions on Iran would have to be phased out gradually under a nuclear pact and President Barack Obama poured cold water on an Israeli demand that a deal be predicated on Tehran recognising Israel.

KENYA SAYS DESTROYS TWO AL SHABAAB CAMPS IN SOMALIA

The Kenyan air force has destroyed two al Shabaab camps in Somalia, it said on Monday, in the first major military response since the Islamist group massacred students at a Kenyan university last week.

CAMERON WOOS UKIP VOTERS AFTER CANDIDATE DEFECTS

Prime Minister David Cameron tried on Monday to heal a split on the right of British politics that threatens his re-election, urging voters defecting for the anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) to “come back home”.

GREECE PUTS A FIGURE ON WORLD WAR TWO REPARATION CLAIMS FROM GGERMANY

Greece’s deputy finance minister said on Monday Germany owes Greece nearly 279 billion euros (204.98 billion pounds) in reparations for the Nazi occupation of the country.

YEMENI FIGHTERSATTACK HOUTHIS AS AID FLIGHTS DELAYED

Southern Yemeni militias backed by warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition attacked Houthi fighters across several provinces in south Yemen on Monday, driving the Shi’ite rebel forces from some of their positions, witnesses and militia sources said.

ACCUSED BOSTON BOMBER FOLLOWED BROTHER’S LEAD, DEFENCE ARGUES

Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev followed his older brother’s lead in carrying out the 2013 bombing that killed three people, rather than acting on his own motivation, one of his attorneys argued on Monday.

RADIATION FROM FUKUSHIMA DISASTER NEWLY DETECTED OFF CANADA’S COAST

Radiation from Japan’s 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has for the first time been detected along a North American shoreline, though at levels too low to pose a significant threat to human or marine life, scientists said on Monday.

HEZBOLLAH SAYS IRAN NUCLEAR AGREEMENT ‘RULESOUT SPECTRE OF REGIONAL WAR’

The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah said on Monday that a framework nuclear agreement that Iran reached with world powers last week rules out the spectre of regional war.

SPORTS HEADLINES

KOTOKO PLAYERS ARE OLD – SABAN QUAYE

Hearts of Oak team Manager, Nii Saban Quaye says Kumasi Asante Kotoko’s failure to progress to the next stage of the CAF Champions League could be attributed to the ages of their players.

HEARTS PLAYERS REWARDED $200 EACH

Hearts of Oak players have been rewarded for progressing to the round of eight of the Caf Confederation Cup.

RABIU MOHAMMED HAS NO FAVOURITE BETWEEN ASAMOAH GYAN AND ANDRE AYEW OVER GHANA’S CAPTAINCY

Ghana midfielder Rabiu Mohammed insists he has no preference between Asamoah Gyan and Andre Ayew who captains the Black Stars.

I’M NO POLITICIAN: “I AM NOT INTERESTED IN POLITICS” – APPIAH CLEARS AIR

Former Black Stars skipper, Stephen Appiah has denied rumour on social media that he is contesting for the Ablekuma South parliamentary seat on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

KWESI APPIAH DETERMINED TO PROVE HIMSELF AT READING

Crystal Palace striker Kwesi Appiah hopes to show Alan Pardew what he can do with Reading.

…………….. MR LARRY………..

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