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Headline News- September 15 2015

 

BY MR LARRY
VEEP CUTS SOD FOR CONSTRUCTION OF 1000-BED STUDENTS’ HOSTEL AND FOUR NEW BUILDINGS IN LEGION

Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Kwesi Amissah Arthur on Monday called on the private sector to support public agencies in the country to deliver on infrastructure projects in the country.
He made the remarks at a ground breaking ceremony for the commencement of construction work on a 1000-bed students’ hostel and four new buildings for the colleges of Humanities, Education, Basic and Applied Sciences and Health Sciences for the University of Ghana.

AFOKO EMBARKS ON MEDICAL OUTREACH IN U/E REGION

A consultant Urologist at the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH), Dr Akis Afoko, has begun a medical outreach programme at the Upper East Regional Hospital at Bolgatanga.

JUDICIAL SCANDAL: ELEVATE “MEN OF HONOUR” TO THE BENCH – KUFUOR

Ghana’s former President John Agyekum Kufuor has stated that the exposure of the judicial scandal means the elevation of judges must be critically done to ensure that men of honour are elevated to the bench.

JUDICIAL CORRUPTION: APPROPRIATE SANCTIONS WILL BE APPLIED “SWIFTLY & DECISIVELY” – CJ

Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Wood has stated that the Judicial Council would “swiftly and decisively” apply the appropriate sanctions to any judge who was found culpable in the corruption scandal that has rocked Ghana’s judicial system.

PLOT AGAINST AFOKO: BOLGA BULLDOGS GO WILD

Opposition vigilante group, Bolgatanga Bulldogs (BB), has issued a stern warning to the New Patriotic Party (NPP), asking it not to dare suspend the party’s National Chairman, Mr. Paul Afoko, since the consequences of that action will be dire for the party’s fortunes in 2016.

STL FINGERED IN BLOATED REGISTER

The role played by Messrs Superlock Technologies Limited (STL) – an Israeli company – in Ghana’s electoral process has been challenged.

MILLS WAS A ‘VERY HEALTHY ’ PRESIDENT – BROTHER

A brother of late President John Evans Atta Mills has described him as someone who was ‘very healthy’ hence his family was shocked at his unexpected death.

I WON’T NEGLECT ZONGOS – AKUFO-ADDO

Nana Akufo-Addo, presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has urged the Zongo community in Koforidua, the Eastern Regional capital, to have confidence in his ability to turn the fortunes of the nation around and vote massively for him come December 7, next year.

OTUMFUO CALLS FOR NEW REGISTER

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, is leading the crusade for a credible voter register, saying that cost should not be a hindrance to the compilation of a new electoral roll.

JUSTICE DERY SUIT AGAINST ANAS FRUITLESS – LECTURER

A law lecturer says it may be too late for a High Court judge accused of taking bribes to stop the broadcasting of the audio-visual recording of alleged acts of bribery and corruption.

FORMER MINISTER CALLS ON NDC PARTY SUPPORTERS TO STAND UNITED

Dr Epraim Nsoh Avea , one of the Parliamentary aspirants of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), who has filed to contest in the primaries in the Bongo Constituency, has appealed to party delegates and supporters to stand united and work hard to ensure victory for the party in 2016.

GJA BACKS PREMIERING OF JUDGES of ’ BRIBERY VIDEO

The Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) is backing the premiering of a video of some judges caught on camera allegedly collecting bribes to subvert justice.

NDC MAN DEFENDS ‘CORRUPT’ JUDGES

Deputy National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has called the bluff of those calling on the ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas to show the damning video of judges collecting bribes.
According to Kwaku Boahen, it is for the law to determine whether the judges implicated in the video are guilty.

SCIENTISTS TRAINED ON USE OF NEW EQUIPMENT AT KNUST

Some Ghanaian and Nigerian research scientists have been trained on how to operate new scientific equipment designed to extract and explain the structures of medicinal plants.

PPP TO UNLEASH ‘SEA LIONS’ FOR 2016 ELECTIONS

The opposition Progressive People’s Party (PPP) is considering establishing a security arm to protect what it says is its “area” during the 2016 elections.

PROPHET JAILED 25YEARS FOR SODOMIZING THREE BOYS

A 35-year-old prophet who had unnatural carnal knowledge of three boys in Elmina in the Central Region was on Monday sentenced to 25 years imprisonment in hard labour by a Cape Coast Circuit Court.

FOUR PRISONERS BREAK CELL IN ZUARUNGU

Police in Zuarungu in the Upper East region are on the heels of some four remand prisoners who broke cell Sunday Night.
It is unclear the circumstances under which the suspects escaped but Starr News’ Upper East regional correspondent Edward Adeti reports that the cell is not fortified enough.

RESIST TEMPTATION TO BE CORRUPT – NDUOM

Chairman of Groupe Nduom (GN), Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, has admonished student leaders against jumping into active politics immediately after completing university since that could make them susceptible to being corrupted by the already corrupt political system.

JUDICIAL SCANDAL: EMBATTLED JUDGES CROSS-EXAMINE ANAS TEAM TODAY

Lower court judges implicated in the investigative piece on judicial corruption will today cross examine the Tiger Eye team that put together a three-hour video evidence.

BUSINESS HEADLINES

BANK OF GHANA INCREASES POLICY RATE TO 25 PERCENT

The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Ghana has increased its policy rate.
The committee increased the policy rate by 100 basis points to 25 percent.
Speaking at news conference on Monday, Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Kofi Wampah attributed the increase to threat to inflation rate increase and economic growth.

GHANA HOLDS POTENTIAL FOR VEGETABLE PRODUCTION

The Programme Leader of GhanaVeg, Mr Joep van den Broek, has said the country could become self-sufficient in vegetable production when the public works with the private sector as stakeholders for a year-round irrigated production.

FINANCIAL STRENGTH OF NBFIs WORRIES BoG BOSS

The Governor of the Central Bank Dr. Henry Wampah has lamented that low capitalisation of Non-Banking Financial Institutions (NBFIs) in the country still remains a worry to the Bank of Ghana (BoG).
“As we speak a number of them remain below the capitalisation, which is worrying,” Dr, Henry Wampah noted.

TULLOW TO FOCUS ON TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Tullow Ghana, a partner in the Jubilee Field, has announced plans to focus strongly on the development of pre-tertiary technical education in the years ahead, as a key strategy toward deepening local content in the buoyant hydro-carbons sector.

CIVIL AVIATION TO INSPECT EUROATLANTIC AIRCRAFT FOR GOLDSTAR AIRLINES

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has agreed go to Portugal and inspect an aircraft and its maintenance base to enable Goldstar Airlines, a Ghanaian registered airliner, start flight operations to London and Washington next December.

GOVT’S DEBT REACHES DREADED LEVELS

Ghana’s public debt stock has now reached GH¢94.5billion as at June this year, further raising concerns of debt overhang if government does not curtail its appetite for borrowing.

CREATE A RELIABLE LEGAL SYSTEM FOR MERGERS

Captains of industry have called for a robust legal system that will facilitate mergers and acquisitions in the country, as companies currently face an uphill task trying to tie-up mergers.

BoG PUTS BANKS UNDER SPECIAL AUDIT

The Bank of Ghana has commissioned a special audit into banks’ balance sheets to ascertain the true financial muscle and risk exposure of banks in the country, B&FT has gathered.

GHANA LAUDED FOR HOSTING WORLD TOURISM CONFERENCE

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has commended Ghana for successfully hosting the UNWTO Regional Conference on Brand Africa.

PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP KEY TO ECONOMIC SUCCESS – MCE

Mr Samuel Oppong, Agona West Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has observed that Public-Private Partnership (PPP) was the major key to economic boost and successful national development.

PRICES OF FRUITS UP IN SUNYANI MUNICIPALITY

The Ghana News Agency (GNA) market survey in Sunynai the Brong-Ahafo Regional capital, showed that prices of fruits had seen slight increase.

SADA FORGES PARTNERSHIP WITH MEDIA

The Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) has forged a partnership with Journalists to broaden their understanding on the law that established SADA and its mandate, its achievements and how it intends to work with the media to ensure smooth implementation of its agenda.

INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES

SIX NIGERIANS AMONG VICTIMS OF SAUDI CRANE ACCIDENT: OFFICIAL

Six Nigerian pilgrims were among 107 killed when a crane collapsed at Mecca’s Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia at the weekend, a spokesman for the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria said Monday.

EGYPT TYCOON ‘IN TALKS TO BUY TWO ISLANDS FOR REFUGEES

Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris, who offered to buy a Mediterranean island to help hundreds of thousands of Syrians fleeing war, said Monday he was in talks to buy two private Greek islands.

MEXICO ASKS EGYPT TO INVESTIGATE TOURIST KILLINGS

Mexico has asked Egypt to swiftly investigate why tourists were mistakenly targeted in what witnesses describe as an air strike that left at least two Mexicans dead and six unaccounted for.

SOUTH SUDAN PEACE BID HIT BY NEW CEASEFIRE VIOLATIONS

South Sudan’s army repelled a fresh rebel attack on Monday, the latest battle to rock the country despite a ceasefire aimed at ending a brutal 21-month civil war.

BORDER-FREE EUROPE UNRAVELS AS MIGRANT CRISIS HITS RECORD DAY

Two decades of frontier-free travel across Europe unravelled on Monday as countries re-established border controls in the face of an unprecedented influx of migrants, which broke the record for the most arrivals by land in a single day.

TURNBULL TOPPLES ABBOTT, TO BECOME AUSTRALIA’S FIFTH PM IN EIGHT YEARS

Australia will have its fifth prime minister in eight years after the ruling Liberal Party on Monday voted out Tony Abbott in favour of longtime rival Malcolm Turnbull, following months of infighting and crumbling voter support.

GREEK HEAVYWEIGHTS SAY CANNOT WORK TOGETHER IN GOVERNMENT

Greece’s two dominant politicians on Monday ruled out working with each other in a coalition, casting doubt on whether a stable government will emerge from an election that polls indicate neither of them can win outright.

INCOMING AUSTRALIA PM TURNBULL SAYS TO FOCUS ON THE ECONOMY

New Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull promised to focus on stability and improving a faltering economy as the public woke up on Tuesday to their fourth leader in two years.

U.S., INDIA URGE RESTRAINT IN NEPAL CONSTITUTIONAL DEBATE

The United States and India have called for security forces to exercise restraint in responding to protests over the drawing up of a new constitution in Nepal and for citizens to avoid violence.

CAMERON URGES SUPPORT FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES IN LEBANON, JORDAN

British Prime Minister David Cameron said on a visit to Lebanon and Jordan on Monday that it was vital to provide support for refugees from Syria’s civil war within the region to discourage them from risking their lives in trying to reach Europe.

SPORTS HEADLINES

GFA CONGRATULATES CHAMPIONS ASHANTIGOLD

The Ghana Football Association sends a warm message of congratulations to Ashantigold Sporting Club for winning the 2014/2015 First Capital Plus Premier League.
Ashantigold’s victory came after a nineteen-year wait for another Premier League title since their last victory in 1996.

GHANA WINS 3 BRONZE

Ghanaian athlete, Nadia Eke, added to the country’s modest medal haul of three bronze medals after finishing third in the women’s triple jump competition yestersday.

KWESI NYANTAKYI DEFRAUDED OF $600,000

An Accra-based businessman, Joseph Amoah has been arrested by the Accra Regional Police for allegedly defrauding Ghana Football Association President Kwesi Nyantakyi of over $600,000 under the pretence of securing him a construction contract, Sportscrusader.com has gathered.

I DIDN’T SELL LIONS TO RANDY ABBEY – AHIAKPOR

The recriminations of the relegation of Heart of Lions is in full swing as Victor Ahiakpor, founder of the Kpando-based, has made a shocking revelation that he never sold the club to Randy Abbey who has long been touted as the majority shareholder following a recent reported takeover.

LOW SPECTATORSHIP MAJOR PROBLEM IN AFRICA – KONADU

Black Stars deputy Coach Maxwell Konadu says the problem of low patronage in the First Capital Plus Premier League is not peculiar to Ghana.
“It’s an African problem and not only in Ghana. I do not know how we are going to get the fans back but it’s not only in Ghana,” Konadu told Citi-Sports.
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