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Headline News -September 14 2015

BY MR LARRY

MAHAMA CONSOLES VICTIMS OF MECCA CRANE ACCIDENT

Ghana’s President John Mahama has consoled families of the victims of the crane accident that killed over 100 people in the Grand Mosque in Mecca.
The crane crashed into the Grand Mosque as it was full of worshipers, almost two weeks before the Hajj pilgrimage.

MP, ZABZUGU RURAL BANK IN TANGO OVER GHC244,000 LOAN

MP for Zabzugu, John Jabaa Benam has been accused of plunging the Zabzugu Rural Bank into bankruptcy after contracting a loan of about Ghc244,000 from the bank.
“We have taken every step to take the money … we have tried all to get the money back,” Board Chairman of the Bank Alhaji Baba Munkaila said.

AGYEPONG HAS JUST BEEN UNFAIR TO NANA ADDO – GABBY

A member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Gabby Asare Otchere Darko has expressed his disappointment in claims by the party’s General Secretary, Kwabena Agyepong that he was oblivious of Nana Addo’s schedule for the ‘Rise and Build’ tour, especially in the Volta Region.

ANAS EXPOSÉ: HIGH COURT JUDGES RESPOND TO CJ TODAY

The high court judges implicated in the exposé by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas are expected to present their responses to the Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Wood, on Monday, September 14.

SUSPENDING AFOKO WOULD MUDDY NPP WATERS – LECTURER

The decision by the Council of Elders of the New Patriotic Party to ask National Chairman, Paul Afoko to be suspended has been described as a step which would “further muddy” the party’s ‘waters’.

BAWUMIA LEAVES FOR HAJJ

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the running mate to Nana Akufo-Addo for the 2016 Presidential Elections, on September 12, 2015 departed for Mecca to perform the Islamic pilgrimage of Hajj.

PPP SUBMITS POSITION ON VOTER’S REGISTER TO EC

The Progressive People’s Party has submitted its position on the voters’ register to the Electoral Commission.
The PPP made the submission on Thursday, ahead of the September 22, 2015 deadline given by the EC.

GROWING ROT IN SOCIETY; INDICTMENT ON CHRISTIANITY

The Clerk of the Juaso District of the Presbyterian Church, Mr. Ismael Arko Mantey, has expressed concern about the endemic rot and disregard for acceptable conduct, particularly in the public service and said, the church should do more to help people to act appropriately.

NIGERIAN GRABBED WITH COCAINE

Okeke Ambrose Ifedili-Chukwu
Doctors at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra have successfully retrieved pellets of cocaine swallowed by a physically challenged Nigerian drug trafficker.

JUDICIAL SCANDAL: JUDGES STORM COURT TO BLOCK PUBLIC SCREENING OF VIDEO

High Court Judges accused of taking bribes are heading to court to stop plans to broadcast a video that purports to record their corrupt activities.

HEADMASTERS CRY OUT OVER HEAVY DEBTS

SEVERAL HEADMASTERS of second cycle institutions in the country are facing severe financial challenges, some of who have been threatened with court action by angry suppliers of food items, stationery and other key materials, to their schools.

NPP IS DEAD AND BURIED UNDER AKUFO-ADDO

Deputy General Secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho has written off the existence of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) from mainstream politics due to the deep-seated factionalism currently pervading in the largest opposition party.

NDC TO VET ALL ASPIRANTS AT ACCRA HEADQUARTERS

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) will vet all aspirants at the party’s headquarters in Accra contrary to previous years where the vetting was held at the various constituencies, regional and national offices.

NPP-CANADA COMMENDS ANAS AREMEYAW

Though the story itself may not appear particularly surprising to most Ghanaians given what Ghanaians have come to painfully learn of officialdom and pervasive corruption, it was still a surprise given the thoroughness, unambiguity, scope and ingenuity of the investigations.

EIGHT CONVICTED FOR POWER THEFT

Eight persons arraigned before an Accra Circuit Court last Saturday, have been convicted and fined for illegally connecting electricity to their homes and business outfits.
They were sentenced on their own plea of being guilty of connecting power illegally and theft of power.

JUDICIAL SCANDAL: SHOW ‘CORRUPT’ JUDGES’ VIDEO TO THE PUBLIC – AFAG

Pressure group – Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) – has joined the school of thought who feels premiering the damning video of judges taking bribes will go a long way to purge the judiciary of corruption.

BE BOLD TO REPORT ANY FORM OF ABUSE – DOVVSU

Police Chief Superintendent Laurencia Wilhelmina Akorli, Deputy Coordinating Director of Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU), has urged the public to be bold and report any form of abuse they may suffer to the police.

BUSINESS HEADLINES

OUR ECONOMIC PROSPECTS ARE BRIGHT’

Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has assured Japanese investors that Ghana’s economic prospects are bright especially in the hydrocarbon and agriculture sector.
He also charged businessmen to venture into the food processing sector which he said has a lot of potential for job creation.

BOG PUTS BANKS UNDERR SPECIAL AUDIT

The Governor of the central bank, Dr Henry Wampah has lamented that low capitalization on Non-Banking Financial institutions (NBFIs) in the country still remains a worry to the Bank of Ghana.

NEW DEAL ON PUBLIC DEBT

In one stroke the Government of Ghana has moved to slay the four demons behind the unending economic difficulties facing the Ghanaian economy: high interest rates, inflation, depreciation of the cedi and the ballooning public debt.

GOV’T PLANS $250m GAS PIPELINE TO TEMA

While plans are underway to join the Ghana Gas and the West African pipelines, government is planning another dedicated pipeline from the Western Region to Tema to help evacuate larger volumes of gas in the near future.

GOIL TRAINS STATION SUPERVISORS, SERVICE PERSONNEL

GOIL has held a 2-day training program for over 100 station supervisors and national service personnel at the Ghana National Fire Academy & Training School at Korle Gonno in Accra.

DUTCH VEGETABLE COMPANIES EXPLORE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN GHANA

A number of Dutch leading vegetable companies are in the country to explore investments and trade opportunities in the vegetable sector.
The companies include Amatrex, Frugiventa, Kramer, Unitherm and Bejo Seeds.

BUSINESSES WORSE OFF UNDER IMF BAILOUT

BUSINESSES in the country say they are the least excited about Ghana’s ongoing programme with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as their woes have rather worsened six months into the bailout programme.

PRICES OF HOUSES SOAR OVER 50% WITHIN A PERIOD OF 20-MONTH

PRICES of residential property in Accra and some major cities across the country have risen sharply on the back of a weakening local currency as well as other economic factors, Business Finder can confirm.

ACCESS BANK LAUNCHES ‘CHANGE YOUR LEVEL’ PROMO

Access Bank has launched its latest promotion dubbed “Change Your Level” to give customers an opportunity to save and stand a chance to win an ultramodern 3 bedroom house, a brand new Hyundai Accent and an all-expense paid vacation to Dubai for a family of four.

GHANA’S CONSTRUCTION SECTOR TO SHINE

Companies operating in Ghana’s construction sector are set to boost their activities with the organization of the maiden edition of the Ghana Construction Awards.

TULLOW GHANA GIVES SCHOLARSHIP TO 41 BENEFICIARIES

Tullow Ghana Limited has awarded scholarships to 41 beneficiaries in Ghana to pursue postgraduate courses abroad in the 2015/16 academic year.

INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES

MOZAMBICAN OPPOSITION LEADER ESCAPES UNHURT AFTER CONVOY ATTACK

Mozambique’s opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama escaped unhurt after his convoy was hit by gunfire as he returned from a rally in the central Manica province, police said Sunday.

LIBYAN RIVALS EDGE CLOSER TO PEACE DEAL: UN ENVOY

Libya’s rival authorities have edged closer to forming a unity government as part of a peace deal for the war-torn country, its UN envoy said on Sunday.

EGYPT SECURITY FORCES ACCIDENTALLY KILL 12, INCLUDING MEXICAN TOURISTS

Egyptian security forces killed 12 Mexicans and Egyptians and injured 10 “by accident” on Monday, mistaking a tourist convoy for militants they were chasing in the country’s western desert, the ministry of interior said.

GERMANY RE-IMPOSES BORDER CONTROLS TO SLOW MIGRANT ARRIVALS

Germany re-imposed border controls on Sunday after Europe’s most powerful nation acknowledged it could scarcely cope with thousands of asylum seekers arriving every day.

ISRAELI POLICE, PALESTINIANS CLASH AT JERUSALEM HOLY SITE

Israeli police raided the plaza outside Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque on Sunday in what they said was a bid to head off Palestinian attempts to disrupt visits by Jews and foreign tourists on the eve of the Jewish New Year.

AFGHAN TALIBAN STORM JAIL, RELEASE HUNDREDS OF PRISONERS

Taliban insurgents stormed a mud fort being used as a prison in Afghanistan on Monday, killing police and releasing more than 400 inmates, and then attacked troops rushing to help, officials said.

AL QAEDA CHIEF URGES LONE WOLF ATTACKS, MILITANT UNITY

Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri called on young Muslim men in the United States and other Western countries to carry out attacks inside there and urged greater unity between militants.

PM CAMERON ARRIVES IN LEBANON AMID REFUGEE CRISIS

British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in Beirut on Monday and will visit his Lebanese counterpart amid a refugee crisis triggered by the war in neighbouring Syria, media said.

EMBATTLED AUSTRALIAN PM DISMISSES SPECULATION OVER LEADERSHIP, ELECTION

Conservative Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott dismissed mounting speculation on Monday that his position is in danger, playing down talk that he may call a snap election to stem off a leadership coup from within his own party.

IRAN NUCLEAR OFFICIAL SAYS URANIUM EXPLORATION RESULTS PROMISING

Preliminary exploration surveys for raw uranium in Iran are progressing well but it is too early to announce any discoveries, the spokesman for the Atomic Energy Agency of Iran (AEOI) was quoted as saying on Sunday.

JAPAN’S MOUNT ASO VOLCANO ERUPTS, NO REPORTS OF INJURIES

Mount Aso, a volcano on Japan’s main southern island of Kyushu, erupted on Monday, Japan’s Meteorological Agency said, blasting a plume of black smoke 2 km (1.2 miles) high, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

SPORTS HEADLINES

KOTOKO FIGHT GALLANTLY TO ESCAPE RELEGATION

Dethroned champions, Asante Kotoko, coasted home to a 4-0 victory over visiting Aduana in their final match of the First Capital Plus Premier League, at the Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi, on Sunday.

GREAT OLYMPICS, LIONS JOIN BA UNITED TO FIRST DIVISION

Great Olympics and Heart of Lions have been relegated to the second division after they finished at 14th and 15th respectively at the end of the 2014/15 First Capital Plus Premier League season.

FCPPL WEEK 30 RESULTS

KOTOKO 4-0 ADUANA
BECHEM U 4-1 BA UNITED
B CHELSEA 2-1 ALL STARS
OLYMPICS 2-1 ASHGOLD
LIBERTY 1-2 HASAACAS
MEDEAMA 2-1 INTER ALLIES
EDUBIASE 4-2 LIONS
WAFA 0-0 HEARTS

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