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Headline News-September 4 2015

BY MR LARRY

MAHAMA BATTLE READY FOR 2016

Hundreds of sympathizers of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) trooped to the party’s headquarters Thursday to give their moral supports to President John Mahama to pick his presidential nomination forms.

DEMOLITION EXERCISE TURNS BLOODY AT MILLENNIUM CITY NEAR KASOA

A demolition exercise at the Millennium City, near Kasoa in the Central Region, yesterday turned bloody when one person was reportedly killed, while two others sustained injuries.

GOVERNMENT TAKES STEPS TO CONTROL EXPENDITURE – TERKPER

The Finance Ministry is taking urgent steps to control spending in order to ensure that the continued fall in crude oil prices does not detail the achievement of the country’s fiscal deficit target for the year.

NDC SACKS OFFICERS OVER MAHAMA CHALLENGER

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Thursday fired the accountant who released presidential nomination forms to George Boateng, the man who has vowed to unseat President John Mahama at the party’s presidential primary.

NANA STORMS VOLTA MEETS AWOMEFIA

Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Thursday made a triumphant entry into the Volta region, the stronghold of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC).

3 SHS STUDENTS NABBED FOR MURDER

Three senior high students are in the custody of the Kaneshie District Police for allegedly stabbing a trader to death.

NDC PREDICTS LANDSLIDE VICTORY

Leading members of the National Democratic Congress are predicting a landslide victory for President John Mahama in the December 2016 presidential poll.

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5,424 GHANAIAN PILGRIMS ARE EXPECTED TO BE expected to be AIRLIFTED TO SAUDI ARABIA FOR THIS YEAR’S HAJJ STARTING

This was disclosed by the Deputy Communications Director at the Pilgrims Affairs Office of Ghana, Alhaji Amin Lamptey in an interview with Atinka news at the Hajj Village.

NO AUDIT CAN CLEAN BLOATED VOTERS’ REGISTER – BAWUMIA

Running-mate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2016 Presidential election, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has dismissed calls for an audit of the Voters’ Register.
According to him the register and the whole Electoral Commission database, has been compromised to the extent that no audit can make the register clean.

I’m TOO OLD TO STEAL GHANA’S MONEY – AKUFO-ADDO

Flagbearer of the largest opposition party NPP, Nana Akufo-Addo has said Ghana’s purse would be secured under his presidency where no kleptomaniac would be entertained.

UPSURGE OF CONFLICT, TERRORISM NOT BY ACCIDENT – RAWLINGS

Former President Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings has stated that the upsurge of conflict, terrorism and social upheaval across the world is not by accident.

AMENFI EAST NDC YOUTH LOCK UP PARTY OFFICE

Some irate youth of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at the Amenfi East constituency in the Western region have locked up the party office following disagreements over whether or not the sitting Member of the Parliament in the area should be allowed to contest the upcoming primaries as an unopposed candidate.

MOSQUITO: GEORGE BOATENG BOUGHT “DRAFT” FORMS

It has emerged that officials of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) essentially sold draft presidential nomination forms to much-talked about George Boateng.

UNAUTHORIZED NPP BANK ACCOUNT NOT INTERNAL PARTY MATTER – ARTHURK

Dr. Arthur Kobina Kennedy has kicked against calls to handle as an internal party matter, the alleged creation of an unauthorized bank account in the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

MEDIA FOUNDATION REPLACES GBC JOURNALIST’S RECORDER

The Media Foundation for West Africa has presented a new voice recorder to GBC reporter Yahaya Kwamoah whose recorder was destroyed by presidential staffer Stan Dogbe.

ECG CUTS POWER SUPPLY TO GBC, OTHERS IN V/R

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has disconnected electricity supply to a number of institutions including the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation’s (GBC’s) transmission station at Amedzofe for non-payment of electricity bills.

IT’S IN GHANA’S INTEREST TO CHECK BLOATED REGISTER – KONADU

Former first lady and founder of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings has declared her party’s position on Ghana’s voters register adding that it is “bloated and should be cleaned up.”

FIRST LADY’S PERSONAL AIDE CONTESTS NDC PRIMARIES

Mrs Felicia Adjei, 42, the special aide to the First Lady Lordina Mahama, on Tuesday picked nomination forms to contest the National Democratic Party (NDC) parliamentary primaries in the Kintampo South Constituency.

AVOKA APPEALS FOR A LAST CHANCE IN PARLIAMENT

Mr Cletus Apul Avoka, National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for the Zebilla constituency in the Bawku West District on Wednesday called on the people of the constituency to vote for him and give him a last chance in Parliament.

FETISH PRIESTESS TO FORM NEW POLITICAL PARTY FOR 2016

A 70-year-old Fetish Priestess, Okomfo Nana Yaa III and her entourage, are busy on a nationwide tour as part of processes to canvass support for the formation of a new political party ‘Royal Amphibian Star Party’ (RASP) to contest in the 2016 general elections.

BUSINESS HEADLINES

GNPC GUARANTEES FIRST POWER SHIP

Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, Alex Mould has debunked allegations that the power barges expected from Turkey may not come because guarantees have not been provided for them; saying the first one, which is expected in October, has been guaranteed and that a bank is being spoken to on the second one.

MINERS TO CUT SPENDING BY $1.7B

Mining companies in the country could cut spending by $1.7 billion in the nest seven years should the price of gold continue to remain low on the world marker, a report commissioned by the Ghana Chamber of Mines has indicated.

COCOA READY TO SIGN $1.8B SYNDICATED LOAN

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) says it is ready to sign a $1.8 million syndicated loan from a consortium of banks on the world financial market, to enable it procure about 850,000 tonnes of cocoa beans for the 2015/2016 season.

CREATE MOBILE MONEY DEPARTMENT AT BOG – BANKERS

The Chartered Institute of Bankers wants the Bank of Ghana to set up a separate division to regulate activities of the Mobile Money sector.

WEBAD HOSTS GNBCC’s MONTHLY BUSINESS NETWORKING COCKTAIL EVENT

The Ghana Netherlands Business and Culture Council (GNBCC) has held the first of its business cocktail event in Accra yesterday. The well attended event was hosted on the premises of WEBAD Company Limited, a member of the GNBCC.

ENCROACHES INVADE SONGOR SALT PROJECT

Illegal miners have taken over the 42,000-acre government-acquired Songor Salt Project Site, restricting the Songor Salt Mines to just 3% of the acquired land.

GMWU UNHAPPY WITH STATE OF MINING AREAS

Mr Kwarko Mensah Gyakari, the Chairman of the Ghana Mineworkers Union (GMWU), has expressed worry over the low rate of development in some mining areas.

120 SMEs TO RECEIVE BUSINESS LINKAGE SUPPORT

Invest in Africa (IIA), an organisation focused on using stakeholder partnerships to address challenges facing small and medium enterprises (SMEs), has inaugurated a three-year needs-based programme to improve the skills and governance within 120 enterprises from different sectors across the country.

ADVISE CLIENTS ON MANAGEMENT OF BUSINESSES

Financial institutions have been urged to go the extra mile by educating their clients on proper management of their businesses, records and resources to promote development.

SNG RAISES CONCERNS OVER DESTRUCTION OF SHEA TREES

Shea Network Ghana (SNG) has raised concerns about what it describes as “Wanton destruction of shea trees under the government’s rural self-help electrification project currently on-going in some districts in the Northern Region.

GHANA CONSTRUCTION AWARDS SLATED FOR NOVEMBER

InstinctWave Limited organisers of the 5th Ghana Telecom Awards and the Africa Brand Conference-UK, has announced the maiden edition of the Ghana Construction Awards.

CSD ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT CYCLE CHANGE

The Central Securities Depository (CSD) has in consultation with Bank of Ghana and the Ghana Stock Exchange announced a change in the settlement cycle for secondary market transactions in debt securities issued and traded in Ghana.

INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES

DOUBLE SUICIDE ATTACK, 19 DEAD, 143 INJURED

A double suicide bombing killed 19 people and wounded 143 on Thursday in northern Cameroon, where soldiers are battling Boko Haram fighters from Nigeria, officials said.

LIBERIA DECLARED EBOLA-FREE FOR SECOND TIME

Liberia was declared free of the deadly Ebola virus for a second time on Thursday and entered a 90-day period of heightened surveillance aimed at preventing a future re-emergence of the disease, the World Health Organization said.

WE DON’T WANT MORE MUSLIMS-HUNGARIAN PM

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has reportedly said that his country does not want to take in large numbers of Muslims, in defence of Hungary’s response to the surge in refugees trying to enter the country.

PUTIN CALLS FOR INTERNATIONAL COALITION ON EXTREMISM

Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Friday to establish an international coalition on extremism, saying he had talked with U.S. President Barack Obama about the initiative.

MIGRANTS SCUFFLE WITH HUNGARY POLICE; DEAD TODDLER’S IMAGE SHOCKS EUROPE

Migrants forced from a train in Hungary scuffled with helmeted riot police and some clung to railway tracks on Thursday, as politicians across Europe struggled to respond to public opinion appalled by images of a drowned 3-year-old boy.

AFTER TROOP CUTS, CHINA MILITARY WARNS REFORMS WILL BE HARD

China’s military reforms will be difficult and risky as they require a fundamental change in thinking and could affect special interest groups, the armed forces official paper said on Friday following the announcement of a 300,000 troop cut.

SINAI BLASTS INJURE SIX PEACEKEEPERS, INCLUDING FOUR AMERICANS – PENTAGON

Six soldiers including four Americans were injured on Thursday in two blasts in northeast Sinai caused by improvised explosive devices, the Pentagon said.

GREEK LEFTISTS PUT ON BRAVE FACE AS POLL SHOWS CONSERVATIVES PULLING AHEAD

Former Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras’s leftist Syriza party said on Thursday it remained confident of winning an outright victory in a Sept. 20 election despite an opinion poll that showed its main conservative rival edging ahead.

SAUDI KING TO MEET WITH OBAMA AMID GULF CONCERNS OVER IRAN DEAL

Saudi King Salman will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday to seek more support in countering Iran, as the Obama administration aims to use the visit to shore up relations after a period of tensions.

GUATEMALA’S PRESIDENT QUITS, JAILED PENDING HEARING ON CORRUPTION CHARGES

Guatemala’s Otto Perez resigned as president and was jailed on Thursday while a judge weighs charging him in a corruption scandal that gutted his government and plunged the country into a political crisis days before a presidential election.

SPORTS HEADLINES

HAILE GEBRSELLASIE LANDS IN ACCRA FOR MILLENNIUM MARATHON

Ethiopian long distance icon, Haile Gebrselassie touched down at the Kotoka International Airport Thursday from Addis Ababa as the special guest of the Millennium Marathon final which takes off at the Independence Square in Accra on Saturday.

KOTOKO APPEAL AGAINST GFA DC RULING

Kotoko’s management has filed documents at the Appeals Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), seeking a reversal of the Disciplinary Committee ruling which docked the club six points in the Hearts of Oak-Obed Owusu case.

INTER ALLIES APPOINT KWAME OSEI AS CAPTAIN

Inter Allies have appointed goalkeeper Kwame Osei for the remaining two games of the season.
Osei replaces Joseph Aidoo who has been loaned out to Swedish club Harmmarby on a short-term loan deal.

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