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Headline News-October 9 2015

 

BY MR LARRY ®
LET EC DECIDE ON VOTERS REGISTER

The President, John Mahama, has stated that he will not be drawn into the call by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for a new voters register for the 2016 general election.

POLICE INVITE SARKODIE OVER STOLEN CAR

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has begun investigations into a case in which the ace Ghanaian rapper, Michael Addo, known in showbiz as Sarkodie, is alleged to have bought a stolen car.

I WON’T DICTATE TO EC – MAHAMA

President John Mahama says his government will not dictate to the Electoral Commission (EC) on the issue of a new voter register.

4 CLERKS QUIZZED OVER ANAS BRIBE VIDEO

Four staff of the Judicial Service implicated in the latest Anas Aremeyaw Anas bribery scandal yesterday appeared before the Chief Justice’s committee of inquiry.

NANA TARGETS 80% ASHANTI VOTES

Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says that the party will win the 2016 general elections if the Ashanti Region delivers 80 percent of the valid votes that will be cast.

AKUFO-ADDO LOYALISTS HOUND KUFUOR’S MEN IN CONTROVERSY OVER NPP MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

Credible information gathered by The General Telegraph from the New Patriotic Party indicates that the current rift over a party fundraising website and the issuance of new party membership cards, is raging on at a peak among the top hierarchy.

POLITICAL PARTIES MUST SPEAK UP ON THE JUDICIAL SCANDAL

Members of political pressure group, The Citizen’s Movement Against Corruption (CMaC), say they are disappointed with the silence of political parties over the bribery scandal that has rocked the judiciary.

DISASTER LOOMS IN NEW WEIJA

Officials have sounded alarm bells over the poor state of drainage system in Ayigbe Town, a fishing community in the Ga South Municipality of the Greater Accra Region, stressing that the residents are sitting on a time bomb.

MAHAMA WADES INTO VOTERS REGISTER SAGA

President John Mahama has waded into the controversy surrounding the call for a new voter register stressing the Electoral Commission (EC) is at liberty to decide what is best for the country.

FARMERS ACCUSE ANGLOGOLD OF I’LL TREATMENT

Farmers from five communities affected by the mining activities of AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) in the Amansie West District and Obuasi Municipality have accused the mining company of ill treatment and abuse of their human rights.

NEW PHASE OF PROCUREMENT STARTS JAN 2016

THE Class Head of Procurement and Supply Chain Management of the Civil Service, Dr Tett Affotey-Walters, has promised a new phase of procurement in the country, starting January 2016.

TERKPER LEADING GHANA TO THE SLAUGHTER HOUSE – MP

New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Bosomtwi, Simon Osei Mensah, is calling for a total overhaul of the Finance Ministry to salvage the dwindling fortunes of the Ghanaian economy.

NANA MUST APOLOGISE FOR TAGGING ALAN “TROUBLESOME” – EPHSON

Pollster Ben Ephson has taken a swipe at the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo for describing his former contender Alan Kyerematen as “troublesome”.

PRIVATISATION OF ECG A BAD IDEA – KT HAMMOND

Minority spokesperson on Energy, Kobina Tahir Hammond has described attempts by government to privatize Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) as a bad idea.

LET’S UNITE AND WIN 2016 POLLS

An aspiring Member of Parliament (MP) on the ticket of the NDC for Tema East Constituency, Nii Abbey, has called on members of the party to unite and win the 2016 elections.

GIVE US EMERGENCY LANES – NAS BOSS

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Ambulance Service (NAS) Prof. Ahmed Nuhu Zakaria, has called on the authorities to incorporate emergency lanes in the design and construction of new roads to reduce the turnaround time for ambulances.

PROSTITUTES THREATENING OUR WORK – TAXI DRIVERS Cry

Some Taxi drivers who work during the night have complained that prostitutes are making their work difficult.

MAHAMA COMMENDED FOR WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

German born Ghanaian superstar Boris Kodjoe has commended President John Mahama for his role in women and girl child empowerment.

K.T HAMMOND BLASTS KWABENA AGYEPONG

Member of Parliament for Adansi-Asokwa in the Ashanti Region, Kobina Tahir Hammond has described the leadership of the General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwabena Agyei Agyepong as ‘an albatross’ hunting the party.

NDC VR VETS PARLIAMENTARY ASPIRANTS

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Volta Region on Thursday began vetting 110 aspirants for the Party’s parliamentary primaries.

NDC/NPP ARE CULPABLE FOR ECONOMIC CRISIS – CPP

The Convention Peoples Party (CPP) on Thursday asserted that both the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) are culpable for the economic crisis and social difficulties Ghanaians are experiencing.

ASSEMBLY MEMBERS URGED TO STRATEGISE FOR MORE REVENUE

Mrs. Cecilia Johnson, Chairperson of the Council of State has urged members of Sunyani Municipal Assembly to strategise to generate more revenue for the development of the Municipality.
BUSINESS HEADLINES
IMF PLEASED WITH GHANA’S PROGRESS

A Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Mr Min Zhu, says the fund is happy with the progress the country has made since last year when it applied for support.

HOW MUCH IS ECG INVESTOR BRINGING

Chief Executive Officer of UT Bank, Prince Kofi Amoabeng, has challenged government to concentrate on making the cedi much more predictable by exploring other avenues to consolidate it and restore investor confidence for business.

TERPKER DEMAND MORE FISCAL DISCIPLINE

Finance Minister, Seth Terkper, has tasked public finance managers to adhere strictly to the various reforms of his ministry aimed at encouraging prudent protection of the public purse.

GOVERNMENT REVIVES EUROBOND DREAM

Government has announced that it has accepted investors demand for 10.75 percent interest on its $1 billion Eurobond, despite concerns that the loan will have a debilitating effect on the country’s debt situation due to its high coupon rate.

EUROBONDS CANNOT SOLVE OUR BUSINESS PROBLEMS

The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) and the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) have expressed varied opinions on the $1 billion Eurobond deal by the government to stabilize the economy.

OPERATE TIER-2 PENSION SCHEME, NPRA TO COMPEL PRIVATE SECTOR

THE National Pension Regulatory Authority (NPRA) has given hint of its intention to compel private sector establishments to operate the second tier (Tier 2) pension scheme.

LABOUR UNIONS EXPOSE GHANAIAN EMPLOYERS

Members of the Industrial Liaison Council of Ghana, on Thursday said many employers in the country used all kinds of ploys to unjustly retrench workers.

TWELLIUM DEBUNKS FALSE RUMOURS ABOUT RUSH ENERGY DRINK

The producers of Rush Energy Drink have asked the general public to discard a message circulating on social media that the drink has been contaminated and is, therefore, unwholesome for human consumption.

ZOOMLION PLANS MORE PPP PROJECTS

Zoomlion Ghana Limited has made clear its plans to commit more investment into Public-Private Partnership projects in the sub-region to help it prudently manage waste.

PREPARATORY WORK CRUCIAL TO IMPLEMENT SINGLE WINDOW POLICY

Mr Jacob Gbati, Managing Director, Global Cargo and Commodities Limited, has lauded government for not rushing to implement the single window port clearing policy but painstakingly preparing the ground for a smooth take off.

PwC GHANA LAUNCHES BUSINESS BENCHMARKING SURVEY

PricewaterhouseCoopers Ghana (PwC Ghana), has launched the second edition of the Business Effectiveness Benchmarking Survey to provide Ghanaian companies the opportunity to identify global best practices and work towards achieving them.

GOV’T ASKED TO SUPPORT SMALLHOLDER FARMERS

Madam Rabia Ziblim, a 59- year- old farmer in Karaga District, has appealed to government to increase support to smallholder farmers in the district to facilitate the pace of reducing extreme poverty.

GOVERNMENT INCREASE BASE PAY BY 10%

Mr Harruna Iddrisu, Minister of Labour and Employment, on Wednesday said the base pay for 2016 had been increased by 10 percent for those with public wages and salaries.
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES
LIBYA AGREES NEW NATIONAL UNITY GOVERNMENT: UN

Libya has agreed to form a new national government headed by Prime Minister Fayez el-Sarraj after months of tortuous negotiations, United Nations envoy Bernardino Leon said Friday.

GUINEA PRESIDENT SAYS WEEKEND ELECTION TO PROCEED

Guinea’s President Alpha Conde said on Thursday he had no plans to postpone this weekend’s election, dismissing a request from the opposition for more time to fix alleged irregularities.

KENYAN MPs ANGRY OVER ‘DUMSOR’ IN PARLIAMENT

Members of Parliament in Kenya have reacted angrily over three days power cut to the legislature apparently because of unpaid bills amounting to $97,000 (£63,000).

RUSSIAN CRUISE MISSILES AIMED AT SYRIA CRASHED – US

U.S. officials said four Russian cruise missiles fired at Syria from a warship in the Caspian Sea on Wednesday had crashed in Iran while Russia insisted they had reached their targets in Syria.

SYRIA EXTENDS OFFENSIVE TO RETAKE TERRITORY IN WEST

Syrian troops and allied militia backed by a fresh wave of Russian air strikes and cruise missiles fired from warships attacked rebel forces on Thursday as the government extended an offensive to recapture territory in the west of the country.

EU GETS TOUGH ON EXPELLING MIGRANTS, TALKS TO NEIGHBOURS

European Union governments agreed on Thursday to step up deportations of illegal immigrants and discussed creating an EU border force among measures to cope with hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria’s civil war.

NO QUICK FIX FOR LATEST ‘WAVE OF TERROR’ – ISRAEL’S NETANYAHU

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday there was no quick fix for a spate of Palestinian “lone-wolf” attacks that the Jewish state has faced in recent days.

U.S., NATO SIGNAL WILLINGNESS TO SLOW AFGHAN DRAWDOWN

The United States and its NATO allies signalled a willingness on Thursday to consider slowing their withdrawal from Afghanistan, days after the Taliban’s brief takeover of a provincial capital stoked concern about the strength of Afghan state forces.

‘US TO DEFY CHINA ON DISPUTED PACIFIC ISLANDS China

The United States is considering sailing warships close to China’s artificial islands in the South China Sea to signal it does not recognise Chinese territorial claims over the area, a U.S. defence official said on Thursday.
SPORTS HEADLINES
GYAN, DEDE, OTHERS OUT OF CANADA MATCH

Coach Avram Grant has been forced to lead a limping Black Stars side into Tuesday’s international friendly against Canada in Washington.

TEAM GHANA PREPARES FOR OLYMPIC QUALIFIERS

The Senior National Hockey team, is currently camping at the Theodosia Okoh National Hockey Stadium, ahead of the Africa Hockey Olympics qualifiers, in South Africa.

2016 CHAN QUALIFIER: GHANA TO HOST IVORY COAST

GHANASoccernet.com can confirm Ghana’s 2016 CHAN final qualifying round first leg tie against Ivory Coast will be played at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.

RAJA LIKELY TO PART WAYS WITH ASAMOAH

Raja Casablanca striker Nathaniel Asamoah could be on his way out of Stade Mohamed V after joining barely two months ago from Ghanaian giants Medeama SC.

BAAH-NUAKOH SNUBS KOTOKO

Former management member of Asante Kotoko Kwame Baah-Nuakoh has turned down an offer to work with Samuel Osei Kuffour’s newly appointed team.
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