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Headline News- October 29 2015!

BY MR LARRY ®

ANAS JUDGE FREED; EVIDENCE NOT SUFFICIENT TO MEET PRIMA FACIE TEST

One of the judges cited in the Anas exposé, Justice Asmah Akwasi Asiedu, has been let off the hook due to insufficient evidence that he engaged in the corrupt act.

COURT ORDERS DKM FINANCE TO REFUND DEPOSITS

The Sunyani Magistrate’s Court Wednesday ordered DKM Diamond Micro Finance Company Limited to submit its schedule to refund deposits made by its numerous customers to the court on Friday, November 13, 2015.

ACCUSED COURT CLERK WANTS ANAS UNMASKED

One of the court clerks implicated in the judicial scandal wants his antagonist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, unveiled.

HAJIA FATI ARRESTED OVER KWABENA AGYEPONG’S SMASHED CAR

Controversial member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Hajia Fati Amadu, was yesterday arrested by the police over the broken rear windscreen of the vehicle of the party’s General Secretary.

PASTOR ADUSAH FREED

The Attorney General, Marrietta Brew Appaih-Oppong has said that there is no evidence connecting the United Kingdom-based Ghanaian pastor, Eric Isaiah Adusah, to the alleged murder of his British wife.

COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT FOR DOCTORS CONCLUDED

After four months of negotiations, government has concluded conditions of service for public service doctors, following a crippling strike in June, which lasted for more than three weeks.

CHIEFS, RESIDENTS OF KEEA HAIL NDUOM

Chief and people of Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA) municipality in the central region have lauded President of Groupe Nduom (GN), Dr Papa Akwesi Nduom, for ushering Elmina into what they described as a “golden era”.

DANGER LOOMS AT ANLO AHEAD OF HOGBETSOTSO

Today can report that there is looming danger ahead of this year’s celebration of a mini-durbar of Hogbetsotso festival the chiefs and people of Anlo traditional Area at Ave-Havi, a town in the Akatsi North District of the Volta region, which is slated for October 31, 2015.

NOBLE APPIAH IS NEW DVLA BOSS

Mr. Noble Appiah has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA).
Appiah was the former Managing Director for the Metro Mass Transit Limited.

GO AND LEARN FROM NDC – PPP COMMUNICATOR TELLS NPP

A member of the Communications Team of the Progressive Peoples Party (PPP), Charles Owusu wants the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to emulate the footsteps of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) on how to manage a political party.

PUBLIC FORUM ON VOTER’S REGISTER STARTS TODAY

The much anticipated public forum on the call for a new voters’ register for next year’s elections will start today.
A five member panel set up by the Electoral Commission will conduct the public hearings over the next two days.

DEMONS RESPONSIBLE FOR NPP PROBLEMS – LECTURER

A senior political science lecturer at the University of Ghana, Dr. Evans Aggrey Darko has blamed the bickering in the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) on demons and ‘book long’ among party members and leadership.

I AM NOT A HOMOSEXUAL – KWAME AKUFFO

A legal practitioner Kwame Akuffo has dismissed claims of him being a homosexual and has described same sex marriage as a depraved cult.

NDC PRIMARIES STALL PARLIAMENTARY BUSINESS

The upcoming presidential and parliamentary primaries of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) Wednesday had a telling effect on Parliament when the legislature was forced to adjourn its sitting to Thursday because of the absence of some key members.

EASTERN, CENTRAL NPP BACK AFOKO’S SUSPENSION

The Eastern and Central regional executives of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have backed the decision by the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) to suspend Paul Afoko, National Chairman of the party.

HASSAN AYARIGA THREATENS TO QUIT PNC IF…

The 2012 Flagbearer of the Peoples National Convention, Dr. Hassan Ayariga, has threatened to leave the party if the current crop of executives are retained by after the party’s national congress.

RETRIEVE ALL PARTY PROPERTY FROM AFOKO – LAWYER TELLS NPP

A private legal practitioner and Senior Lecturer at the Ghana School of Law, is asking the New Patriotic Party to take steps to retrieve party properties in the custody of suspended chair Paul Afoko.

NPP, NDC MUST AVOID GIMMICKS

An independent presidential candidate in the 2012 Elections, Mr Jacob Osei Yeboah has challenged the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to stop the “political drama” on the voters register and look for solutions to the numerous problems bedeviling the country.

NPP MEMBER TO GO INDEPENDENT

A New Patriotic Party (NPP) member has staked his claim to contest the Atwima-Kwanwoma Constituency in the Ashanti Region as an independent candidate despite personal appeals from the party’s flag bearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to him to desist from going independent.

NPP STALWART BIN SALIH PASSES ON

Former member of the Council of State under the John Agyekum Kufuor administration Alhaji Alhassan Bin Salih has died.

PAUL AFOKO IS A MOLE – NORTHERN NPP

NPP Northern regional chairman Daniel Bugri Naabu says the decision to indefinitely suspend the National Chairman is good riddance because Paul Afoko was a mole working for the governing party, the NDC.

GHANAIAN FARMER RECEIVES AWARD

A farmer and Executive Director of Development Action Association (DAA), Lydia Sasu, has received the 2015 Kleckner Trade & Technology Advancement Award for her exemplary role in empowering rural based women farmers in Ghana.

BUSINESS HEADLINES

MORE ECONOMIC SQUEEZE AHEAD; BOG TO TIGHTEN MONETARY POLICY

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) is warning that it will tighten its monetary policy further by raising the policy rate if risks to inflation persist.

COCOA BUYING FIRMS ON VERGE OF COLLAPSE

Business Finder can confirm that two Licensed Buying Companies (LBCs) of Cocoa have shut down their operations whilst six of them which have been dormant for the last one and half years are on the verge of collapse.

EUROBOND SPENDING QUESTIONED AS ENTIRE US$1BN USED TO PAY DEBTS

Some economic analysts are not impressed by government’s decision to use the entire US$1billion Eurobond to refinance maturing short-term domestic debts as against using the funds to finance infrastructure, which has been government’s long-held position.

LABOUR MARKET INSTITUTIONS ARE UNDER-FUNDED-TUC

Labour market institutions are underfunded and lack adequate human capital to ensure their effective performance.

INSURERS PUSH FOR COMPULSORY LIFE INSURANCE FOR WORKERS

Insurers are calling for regulations that would make employers take compulsory life insurance cover for their employees to guarantee the financial security of workers against uncertainties that might suddenly befall them.

LAWYER ADVOCATES CREATION OF MINISTRY OF BUSINESS

A Lawyer and council member of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), Mr David Ofosu-Darte, has advocated the creation of a ministry for business to formulate and implement policies that would make Ghanaian businesses competitive at the world stage.

GOV’T URGED TO BE TRANSPARENT IN AWARDING OIL CONTRACT

Government has been advised to be more open and transparent in awarding contracts and licenses in the petroleum sector, with a more public disclosure of information on the process, as well as adopting the point-based system for assessing licenses.

ACHIMOTA RETAIL CENTRE OPENS TODAY

The much awaited Achimota Retail Centre, the latest modern retail shopping facility in the country, opened today at Dome near the St. John’s Grammar School amidst exhilarating funfair and amusement.

REGULATORY AGENCIES WOEFULLY STAFFED

Public regulatory agencies engaged in the issuance of permits, licences and business certificates are poorly staffed as businesses bemoan delays and their concomitant losses.

INFORMATION SHARING WILL BOOST INTRA-AFRICAN TRADE – EXPERT

A United Nations trade expert, Mr Frederick Alipui, has urged the African Union (AU) Commission to expedite action on the call made by Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Minister of Trade and Industry for an African trade information sharing portal to boost intra-African trade.

GHANA’S IMPROVED ECONOMY CONDUCIVE TO AIRLINE OPERATIONS

The country’s improved economy makes it a conducive place for the airline industry, says Mr. Philippe Saeys-Desmedt, Vice President, of the Africa and Global Cargo of Brussels Airlines.

CASHEW INDUSTRY NEEDS INCREASED PRODUCTION

Increased production, improved processing, and access to market, alongside certification, is the way forward for the cashew industry, Mr Seth Osei Akoto, the Deputy Director in charge of cashew, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, has said.

GRA CLOSES TWO STORES AND PROCESS ONE FOR COURT

The Ghana Revenue Authority on Monday closed down two shops within the Central Business District of Takoradi for non-payment of taxes over the last three years.

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