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NEWS HEADLINES -MONDAY 27-4-2015

by MR LARRY
Napal: The death toll in Nepal from the devastating earthquake that struck two days ago has risen to 3,218, Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs spokesman says.

PRESIDENT MAHAMA OPENS OPENS CONFERENCE OF CHIEF DIRECTORS GOVERNING BOARDS AND CEOS OF AGENCIES

President Mahama opens conference of chief directors governing boards and CEOS of agencies in koforidua.

MAHAMA REITERATES INTENTION TO FIX POWER SITUATION

The President, John Mahama on Saturday renewed his intention to fix the power situation.

BATTLE OVER MARITIME BOUNDARY: GHANA GIVEN GREEN LIGHT

The Special Chamber of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) has given Ghana the nod to continue oil production activities at a disputed maritime boundary area between it and Cote d’Ivoire.

MAN KILLS 4, TAKES OWN LIFE

Residents of Mayera , a farming community in the Jaman North District in the Brong Ahafo Region, woke up to a sad spectacle last Saturday when a 35-uear-old hunter, Martin Sekyere, alias Yaw Sekyere, went berserk and killed four people before ending his life.

GOVERNMENT WON’T RETRENCH PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS

President John Mahama says it is not true that the government will retrench personnel in the public service as part of the International Monetary Fund conditions.

RULING ON MARITIME BOUNDARY DISPUTE REFRESHING

Partners of the TEN project currently working on the development of the country’s second independent oil field have welcomed the ruling by the Special Chamber of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS).

HORROR: MAD MAN GUNS DOWN 3

There was a tragedy at Mayera near Sampa in the Jaman North District of the Brong-Ahafo Region Saturday morning as a suspected mentally deranged man went berserk killing three persons, including his biological 75-year-old father, Nana Yaw Sekyere, and injuring two others.

DZAMEFE REPLACES AFARI -GYAN?

Latest information picked up by Daily Guide from the corridors of government indicates that President Mahama and the Council of State are seriously considering Justice Senyo Dzamefe for the chairmanship position of the Electoral Commission (EC).

NDC BREAKS KATH OVER 1M VOTES

The ruling National Democratic Congress’ plan to garner at least one million votes in the Ashanti Region at all cost during the 2016 general elections to enable it remain in office is destroying the hitherto smooth administrative system at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi.

3 GURUS WARN GOVERNMENT OVER GHANA-IVORY COAST OIL DISPUTE

Two prominent legal practitioners and a researcher have cautioned Ghanaians and government against celebrating the ruling of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) based in Hamburg, Germany.

OVER VOTING: PARTIES REACH CONSENSUS

The 10-member committee tasked to make recommendations for electoral reforms in the country has reached a consensus one ‘over-voting’ – one of the most controversial subjects of election outcomes in recent times – and has made far-reaching proposals to address the matter.

JUNIOR DOCTORS NOT PAID FOR 7 MONTHS

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has given the assurance that all junior doctors (house officers) in five regional hospitals across the country, who have not been paid for over seven months now, will soon receive their salaries.

AFARI-GYAN REJECTS WHOLESALE IMPLEMENTATION OF PROPOSED ELECTORAL REFORMS

The Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC), Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, has rejected calls by some political parties for the implementation of proposed reforms by the commission for the 2016 general election.

PANIC HITS NDC AS COURT PUTS ‘FAMILY AND FRIENDS’ OIL DEALS IN LIMBO

Information available to the New Statesman indicates that panic has hit the camp of some highly influential people in the National Democratic Congress (NDC), following Saturday’s ruling in by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea that Ghana, for now, cannot drill new oil wells in the disputed West Cape Three Point.

NO SENSE IN PAYING ‘ALAWA’ – ASSIEDU NKETIA TELLS TRAINEE TEACHERS

General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has sent out a clear,, unambiguous message to teacher trainees studying in the colleges of education, together with their parents and dependants that they will be living in a fool’s paradise to think that the Mahama government will succumb to their pressure for the restoration of the payment of allowances.

BUSINESS HEADLINES

PRESIDENT MAHAMA INAUGURATES A NEW COCOA PROCESSING FACTORY

President Mahama inaugurates a new cocoa processing factory in the free zones enclave in tema.

FISHERIES MINISTRY PROMISES MAJOR BOOST IN AQUACULTURE

Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Sherry Ayittey, has announced that aquaculture development in Ghana will soon be accelerated.

MAHAMA LAUDS ENTRY OF FRENCH CHOCOLATE GIANT TOUTON GROUP INTO GHANA

Touton Group, one of the world’s largest cocoa trading companies, is set to begin operations in Ghana.

QUALITY RICE SEED PROJECT LAUNCHED AT NYANKPALA

A three-year project aimed at stimulating the production and use of certified and quality rice seeds for rice farmers in the Northern and Upper East regions has been launched at Nyankpala in the Tolon District of the Northern Region.

BOG URGED TO ESTABLISH NATIONAL CREDIT RECORD DATABASE

The Chief Executive Officer of Beige Capital, Mike Nyinaku has called on the Bank of Ghana (BoG) to set up a national credit record database to help track the credit history of individuals in the country.

HELP CREATEMORE JOBS – MINISTER

The Deputy Northern Regional Minister, Alhaji A.B. A. Fuseini, has appealed to Fan Milk Limited to help create jobs to support the government’s quest to reduce unemployment in the country.

GHANA ISINVESTMENT DESTINATION – AMBASSADOR

Mrs Claudia Quintero Torbay, Colombian Ambassador to Ghana, has described Ghana as a friendly destination for Colombia investors and partners in development.

ABOUT 68% OF ABFA SPENT ON ROADS AND INFRASTRUCTURE – PIAC

An amount of GH¢ 372, 07 million out of GH¢ 543.78 million of the Annual Budget Funding Amount (ABFA) representing 68.42 per cent was spent on Roads and other Infrastructure.

COCA-COLA DONATES EQUIPMENT TO 3 HOSPITALS

The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation in partnership with Medshare, a non-governmental organisation based in Georgia, USA, has donated medical supplies and equipment worth $600,000 to three health facilities in Ghana.

JAPAN SUPPORTS GHANA WITH $2.5 MILLION AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY

The Embassy of Japan has handed over agricultural machinery under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Underprivileged Farmers (2KR) the Embassy said in a statement on Friday.

IMF BAILOUT TO DEAL FATAL BLOW TO BUSINESSES

Some conditionalities contained in government’s recently announced bailout programme could add to the woes of businesses as they battle a weak currency, unending power crisis and rising inflation – which could eventually lead to a host of them folding up and job-losses, a research has forecasted.

FAVOURABLE CONDITIONS SPURRED US ON IN TAKEOVER BID

The Managing Director of Republic Bank of Trinidad and Tobago, David Dulal-Whiteway, has said that prospects for the Ghanaian economy are so enticing to the bank that it simply had to endure the boardroom wrangling and opposition to its takeover bid of HFC bank.

INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES

TEN PEOPLE DROWN AS CANOE CAPSIZES IN MALI: POLICE

Ten people drowned on Sunday after their canoe capsized in Mali, a police source told AFP, the first major river accident in the impoverished west African nation in 18 months.

EGYPT HANGS FIVE FOR MURDER AND THEFT: MINISTRY

Authorities in Egypt have hanged five people convicted of murder and theft, the interior ministry said on Sunday.

CORRUPTION ALLEGATIONSOVER BALI NINE TRIAL SETS AUSTRALIA-INDONESIA ROW

Australia made a last-minute plea on Monday for a stay in the imminent execution of two Australian drug traffickers in Indonesia, saying that reports their trial had been tainted by corruption needed to be investigated.

SYRIAN JETS POUND INSURGENT-HELD TOWN – MONITOR

Syrian jets killed at least 34 people in air strikes on the town of Jisr al-Shughour in northwestern Syria on Sunday, a group monitoring the war said, one day after it was seized by Islamist fighters closing in on government-held territory by the coast.

KAZAKH VETERAN LEADER NAZARBAYEV WINS NEW TERM BY LANDSLIDE leader

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev won a new term at the helm of Central Asia’s largest economy by a landslide in Sunday’s election, the Central Election Commission (CEC) said.

U.S., JAPAN TO UNVEIL NEW DEFENCE GUIDELINES AMID CHINA’S RISE

The Japanese military could expand its role and missions around the world under new U.S.-Japan defence guidelines that are expected to be released on Monday and may cause unease in China.

INSIGHT-PAKISTAN MILITARY’S MOVE ON KARACHI SEEN PART OF ‘CREEPING COUP ‘

The chief of Pakistan’s main spy agency is spearheading a campaign to wrest control of the teeming port city of Karachi from a powerful political party, the military’s latest, and some say boldest, foray into civilian life in recent years.

FIGHTING ESCALATESACROSS YEMEN, AIR STRIKES ON CAPITAL SANAA

Air raids, naval shelling and ground fighting shook Yemen on Sunday in some of the most widespread combat since a Saudi-led alliance intervened last month against Iranian-allied Houthi militia who have seized large tracts of the country.

ASEAN DRAFTSTATEMENT SAYS SOUTH CHINA SEA LAND RECLAMATION RISKS SECURITY

ASEAN host Malaysia is set to give in to pressure from some neighbours and address the sensitive issue of land reclamations in the South China Sea with a draft summit statement saying such action may undermine peace, security and stability.

THREE SUSPECTS HELD IN FRENCH INVESTIGATION INTO FAILED CHURCH ATTACK

French police were holding three people for questioning on suspicion they may be accomplices of an Algerian man suspected of planning to attack at least one French church, several French media said on Sunday.

SPORTS HEADLINES

GHANA U23 BEAT LIBERIA 2-0 IN OLYMPIC GAMES QUALIFIER

Ghana U23 posted a 2-0 win over Liberia in the first leg of their first qualifying round 2016 Olympic Games tie on Sunday.

SPORTS MINISTERYTOURS ESSIPONG,GYANDU PARK

Alhaji Mustaph Ahmed, Minister of Youth and Sports, on Thursday said there was a growing need for private sector participation in the development of the country’s sports.

LARTEY GBERBIE WINS SOUTH AFRICA FREEDOM DAY GOLF

Tei Lartey Gberbie returned a net score of 69 to win this year’s South Africa Freedom Day Open Golf Championship played at the Celebrity Golf Course at Sakumono, near Tema on Saturday.

GOALLESS: OLYMPICS, HEARTS OF OAK FIRE BLANK IN ACCRA DERBY

Great Olympics and Hearts of Oak played out a pulsating goalless draw game at the Accra Sports stadium on match day 14 of the ongoing First Capital Plus Bank Premier on Sunday.

FCPPL MATCH DAY 14
FULL TIME RESULTS

INTER ALLIES 0-1 WAFA
EDUBIASE 2-2 KOTOKO
LIONS 0-0 LIBERTY
ADUANA 1-0 BECHEM UTD
HASAACAS 2-2 MEDEAMA
BA UTD 2-0 BEREKUM CHELSEA

WA ALL STARS 1-0 ASHGOLD

GOD BLESS OUR HOMELAND
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