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Headline News-November 12 2015

BY MR LARRY®

6 BANKS TO SUE LEGON OVER UNPAID LOANS FOR HOSTELS

Six banks have threatened to sue management of the University of Ghana (UG) for failing to pay a loan facility the university took to construct hostels.

ANAS, AMIDU CLASH AGAIN

The fight between undercover investigator Anas Aremeyaw Anas, and the citizen vigilante, Martin Amidu, has taken another twist, with more accusations and counter-accusations being bandied about.

GIVE US TIMETABLE FOR 2016 ELECTIONS: GENERAL SECRETARIES OF 4 POLITICAL PARTIES APPEAL TO EC

The General Secretaries of the various political parties have called n the Electoral Commission (EC) to publish a clear timetable of activities leading to the 2016 general elections.

ROBBERS KILL MARKETING OFFICER OF VODAFONE

A marketing officer of Vodafone Ghana was allegedly shot dead bb two unidentified armed robbers at his residence at Sakumono, near Jotasa Pharmacy, in the Greater Accra Region, Wednesday.

PROBE DVLA $10M DEAL – NPP

Even though they do not trust the commitment of President John Mahama when it comes to fighting corruption, members of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) want him to commission an investigation into the $9.9 million scandal that has hit the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA).

I’M FIT, READY – NANA ADDO TELLS NDC

The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo says those wishing him ill health are in dreamland as he has told party executives that he is fit to embark on a rigorous campaign to annex the presidency.

JUSTICE GETS NEW EYE

Thirty-six-year-old Justice Adzakumah, who was recently shot in the eye by a yet-to-be indentified police officer during a demonstration exercise in Accra recently, has finally had his damaged eyeball replaced with a prosthetic eye.

CHOP CHOP AT NUGS AS AUDIT REPORT INDICTS EXECUTIVES

A group calling itself Concerned Students and Friends of National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS), has descended heavily on some immediate past executives of the Union, accusing them of embezzling over 20,000 cedis from the coffers of the Union during their tenure of office.

REJECT NDC, NPP IN 2016 – NUDUOM URGES GHANAIANS

The 2012 presidential candidate of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, has said the governing National Democratic Congress and the opposition New Patriotic Party cannot manage Ghana successfully given their track record.

NDC KNOCKS OUT LAWYER SOSU

-After biometric voter exhibition exposé
Accra Times Report
The hope of a human rights activist, Lawyer Francis Sosu, one of the Madina constituency Parliamentary hopefuls of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been crushed.

HELP MOBILIZE FUNDS FOR DEV’T
-DCE ADMONISHED NEW ASSEMBLY MEMBERS

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Builsa South district in the Upper East Region, Hon. Elizabeth Jane Afuic has called on the newly elected Assembly Members to join hands in coming out with strategies to enhance revenue collection in the district, particularly, in their areas so as to complement Central government’s development efforts.

LET’S FOCUS ON WINNING 2016 –AKUFO-ADDO URGES NPP

The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is calling on the entire membership of the party to focus its energies on helping the party to win the 2016 election, and leave the structures of the party to handle whatever problems that currently exist in the party.

BRING BACK AFOKO OR I WILL NEVER STAND FOR NPP POSITION AGAIN

NPP Second Vice chair Sammy Crabbe has vowed not contest for any position in the largest opposition party again if the decision to suspend National Chairman, Paul Afoko is not reversed.

E.T MENSAH: I’M NOT READY TO CHECK OUT OF PARLIAMENT

Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram ET Mensah has served notice he is not ready to “check out of parliament”.
According to him, he will bow out of the lawmaking chamber if the time is right for him.

INDEPENDENT COMMISSION NEEDED TO INVESTIGATE AMIDU-ANAS FEUD

MP for Asuogyaman, Kofi Osei Ameyaw is demanding the establishment of an independent commission to probe claims that government sponsored private investigations to expose corrupt judges and MPs.

NDC PRIMARIES IN E/R TO BE FIERCELY CONTESTED

The November 21 parliamentary primaries of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Eastern Region will be fiercely contested following various strategies being adopted by aspirants to win and become candidates on the ticket of their party.

NKWANTA SOUTH ASSEMBLY ELECTS PRESIDING MEMBER

The Nkwanta South District Assembly in the Volta Region has elected an accountant, Mr Prince Succeed Fiagadzi, as its presiding Member.

AKUFO-ADDO CONSOLES BEREAVED NANA KONADU

New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo has consoled former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings following the death of her mother last week.

RAWLINGS NEVER SLAPPED ME – E.T MENSAH

Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram Enoch Teye Mensah has dismissed claims that he was assaulted by former President John Rawlings.

AMIDU REPLIES ANAS’ “DUMMY” TIGER EYE PI FIRM

A showdown is brewing between former Attorney General Martin Amidu and undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas over who is telling the truth as to whether Anas’ investigative firm Tiger Eye PI is duly registered or otherwise.

NRSC CONDEMNS USE OF ‘MAHAMA CAMBOO’ AS TAXIS

The Coordinator of the Brong Ahafo Regional Road Safety Commission says his outfit will fight the use of tricycles for carrying passengers in the region.

ROBBERS KILL MARKETING OFFICER OF VODAFONE

A marketing officer of Vodafone Ghana was allegedly shot dead by two unidentified armed robbers at his residence at Sakumono, near Jotasa Pharmacy, in the Greater Accra Region, on Wednesday.

CHRAJ TIGHTENS NOOSE AROUND CORRUPTION

The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) on Tuesday outlined moves to tighten the noose on the fight against corruption.

ROAD ACCIDENT KILLS 181 IN BRONG-AHAFO

Road crashes killed 181 people the Brong-Ahafo Region from January to September, Mr Agyabeng Mensah Abrampa, the Regional Manager of the National Road Safety Commission said on Wednesday.

BUSINESS HEADLINES

QUERY OVER OIL REVENUE: EXPERTS SUSPECT ABUSE

After almost five years of oil production, energy experts and civil society organizations are questioning government’s spending of petroleum revenues that have accrued to the sector.

MONETARY POLICY RATE TO REMAIN UNCHANGED?

It is likely the policy rate, a key determinant of monetary developments in an economy will be adjusted this time around following some relative stability in the dollar-cedi exchange rate, some economists and analysts have noted.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP, INVESTMENT CONFAB UNDERWAY IN TAMALE

The third edition of the annual Entrepreneurship and Investment Conference has opened in Tamale serving as a platform to promote and showcase the growth of business in northern Ghana.

GOV’T HAS NEGLECTED JOB CREATION – IFS

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), an economic policy think tank, has said that government’s policies do not support the creation of jobs in the private sector, despite its freezing of employment in the public sector.

TAKE CHARGE OF ENTREPRENEURIAL REVOLUTION – KAMA BOSS

Board chair of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) and chief executive of MIKADO Pharmacy Ltd., Dr. Michael Agyekum-Addo, has tasked Ghanaians to seize the current “entrepreneurial revolution” to boost the economy’s fortunes.

CHAMBER TO PAY US$ 83m TO RETAIN LTE

Members of the Ghana ICT Chamber are prepared to pay government US$83million to keep the LTE business in the hands of indigenous companies, the B&FT sources have revealed.

MAKE USE OF PETROLEUM REVENUE TRANSPARENT – GOV’T TOLD

Participants in a roundtable discussion on oil and gas production in Ghana have called on the government to be more transparent in the use of the petroleum revenue to enable the citizens to assess the impact of the sector on them.

PRUDENTIAL BANK PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR MORE SMEs

Prudential Bank Limited (PBL) has opened its 35th branch at Nungua, Accra, with a firm pledge to offer more support to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and non-traditional exports.

TULLOW OUTPUT HELPS BRIDGE GAS DEFICIT

The Chief Executive Officer of Tullow Oil plc, Aidan Heavey, says the company is working hard to start production of oil and gas from its Tweneboa Enyerra and Ntomme (TEN) fields by mid-2016.

BUSINESSES ADVISED ON GOOD CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Ghanaian businesses have been urged to inculcate good corporate governance into their operations in order to enhance their ability to attract better investment opportunities.

PSWU URGES SSNIT TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE

The Public Service Workers’ Union (PSWU) has expressed concern about the disappointing performance of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT).
The union referred to the payment of paltry pensions to retirees.

SHAMA ASSEMBLY MOBILIZES OVER GH¢287,000.00

The Shama District Assembly has from January to September this year mobilized GH¢287, 092.23, representing 64.33 percent out of its budget of GH¢446,255.00 from its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).

SESAME CAN ENRICH FARMERS IN NORTHERN GHANA – NGO

The sesame cash crop has been identified to have the potential of improving the livelihoods of farmers in the three Northern Regions of Ghana.

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