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News Headlines – September 13 2016

📰 *NEWS HEADLINES* 📰
TUESDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER 2016

BY *MR LARRY*®

*FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT; BUT LET’S CONTINUE TO WORK HARD – PREZ*

President John Mahama yesterday joined Muslims to celebrate this year’s Eid-ul-Adha, during which he painted a bright future for Ghana, saying the country was inching closer to realizing its developmental agenda.

*POOL TOGETHER TO BUILD UNITED COUNTRY – MAULVI BIN SALIH*

The Ameer and Missionary in charge of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission, Ghana, Alhaji Maulvi Mohammed Bin Salih, has called on Ghanaians to pool together to build a united, happy, peaceful, harmonious, just and great country of which both the present and future generations will be justifiably proud.

*VEEP DEBUNKS BAWUMIA’S CLAIMS*

The Vice President has debunked NPP’s running mate, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, that the Mahama-led administration has run down the economy.

*NDC CATCHES COLD; LINES UP 6 MINISTERS AGAINST BAWUMIA*

The ruling NDC is oiling its propaganda machinery to ‘douse’ the flame ignited by the NPP Vice Presidential candidate, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, last Thursday at a public lecture on the economy where he shredded the government into pieces in respect of the economy.

*FIRST LADY IN COTE D’VOIRE FOR SUMMIT ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND CHILD LABOUR*

First Lady, Mrs. Lordina Mahama has arrived in cote d’voire to a attend a summit to sign a joint declaration against cross border human trafficking and worst form of child labour with her Ivorian counterpart Mrs. Dominique Quattara.

*MY SECOND TERM WILL BRING ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION – MAHAMA*

President John Mahama has indicated that Ghana’s economic transformation will take off next year if he is a given a second term.

*PRESIDENT MAHAMA DESERVES A SECOND TERM – DANIEL BATIDAM*

Governance and Corruption Adviser to the president Daniel Batidam has made a case for a second term for the president John Dramani Mahama.

*GOV’T HAS LAID FOUNDATION FOR SMOOTH ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION – PRESIDENT MAHAMA*

President John Mahama says his government has laid a solid foundation for a smooth economic transformation of the country.

*PRAY FOR ‘LYING’ BAWUMIA TO CHANGE – KOKU ANYIDOHO*

On the occasion of the Muslim feast of Eid ul-Adha, Muslims and other Ghanaians have been urged by the Deputy General Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Koku Anyidoho, to say special prayers for Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) so he could stop “lying”.

*EC’S NEW FILING FEES UNCONSTITUTIONAL – PROF. KWEKU ASARE*

A Ghanaian Law Professor based in the United States is asking political parties to challenge in court the 2016 presidential and parliamentary filing fees announced by the Electoral Commission.

*MONTIE FM’S MUGABE MAASE RETURNS TO RADIO*

Montie FM presenter Salifu Maase, also known as Mugabe, has promised ‘fireworks’ on air today, when he returns to the airwaves after his prison sentence was remitted by the president.

*MAHAMA TO GIVE HIGHLIGHTS OF NDC MANIFESTO TODAY*

President John Dramani Mahama will today [Tuesday], present to a cross-section of Ghanaians, the highlights of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Manifesto for 2016.

*WOMAN, 45, DELIVERS AFTER FIVE YEARS OF PREGNANCY*

A 45-year-old woman, who claims to have been pregnant for five years, has had her baby. Alberta Kwao was delivered of her baby on Sunday 4th September at the Mercy Ana Maternity hospital in Accra.

*PULL DOWN ‘RACIST’ GHANDI’S STATUE FROM LEGON – PROFESSOR DEMANDS*

A former Director of the Institute of African Studies, Professor Akosua Adomako Ampofo, has started a campaign asking for the removal of the statue of Indian independence icon, Mahatma Ghandi, from the University of Ghana campus.

*WE NEED TO TAKE CONTROL OF OUR RESOURCES – IVOR*

The flagbearer of the Convention Peoples’ Party (CPP), Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, says it is about time Ghanaians took control of their resources.

*GOVERNMENT PRONOUNCES FOUNDER’S DAY A NATIONAL HOLIDAY*

The government has declared Wednesday, September 21, a statutory national holiday to mark the Founder’s Day celebration and should be observed as such throughout the country.

*APC PROMISES MENTAL HOSPITAL IN EVERY REGION*

The All People’s Congress (APC) has promised to establish a psychiatric hospital in all ten regions of the country as it outdoors what it describes as its “feasible and doable social intervention policies”.

*DEVELOPMENT WILL COME FOR ALL – PREZ*

President John Dramani Mahama has said nothing would change his ambition to develop the country to a standard which would be of greater benefit to present and future generations.

*OVER 800 NDC MEMBERS IN KUMBUNGU JOIN NPP*

The governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), has suffered from a major political blow in the Kumbungu Constituency of the Northern Region, where over 800 supporters have defected to the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).

*BUSINESS HEADLINES*

*30 RURAL BANKS FACE COLLAPSE OVER MISMANAGEMNT , LIQUIDITY CHALLENGES*

The Bank of Ghana is using ARB Apex Bank to resuscitate some 30 rural and community banks from imminent collapse after their operations and finances were weakened by continuous poor corporate governance, mismanagement and thin capitalisation.

*IMF UNHAPPY WITH GHANA’S RISING DEBTS*

Continuing doubts about Ghana’s rising debts and the management of its central bank could delay the release of some $300 million in loans, according to a source close to talks last week between the IMF and officials in the finance ministry in Accra.

*BIG BOOST FOR SADA ZONE*

Ghana’s determination to bridge the huge development gap between the south and the Savanah Ecological Zone through SADA has received a major boost following the commitment of Singapore to that effect.

*OIL CASH PROJECTS MISSING; PIAC CALLS FOR PROBE*

The Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) has discovered that oil revenue allocated to three projects in Upper West and Northern Regions might have gone into private pockets as a visit to the project sites reveal that no such projects exist.

*BE SURE THERE’S FUNDING BEFORE UNDERTAKING PROJECTS – TEKPER TELLS CONTRACTORS*

Finance Minister Seth Tekper has charged contractors to do due diligence by ensuring that Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA’s) have adequate budgetary allocations for projects before they (contractors) undertake pRoberts in agreement with the MDA’s.

*IDEAL IMPORT LOAN TO HELP BUSINESSES AVOID DEMURRAGE*

Business owners, traders and individuals who over the years have had problems clearing goods at the ports and harbours, can now have some respite doing so by using the Ideal Import Loan Facility.

*NLC SUMMONS TRANSPORT MINISTER OVER RAILWAY WORKERS’ INTENDED STRIKE*

The Minister of Transport, Mr Fifi Kwetey, has been subpoenaed to appear before the National Labour Commission (NLC) on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 to answer questions and related matters on the planned strike by the Ghana Railway Workers Union (GRWU).

*PPP DEAL FOR TRADE FAIR TO CONCLUDE BY END OF 2016*

Management of the Ghana Trade Fair Centre says it is confident government will settle on an investor to revamp the facility by the end of this year.

*ATUABO GAS PLANT GETS BACKUP COMPRESSOR – SIPA YANKEY*

The Ghana Gas Company has built a second standard overhead compressor unit at a cost of nine million dollars to serve as a back up any time the Atuabo processing plant is shut down for mandatory maintenance works.

*SORGHUM FARMERS ASSISTED WITH WITH EQUIPMENT*

Concern Universal Ghana, a United Kingdom International Development Charity, has donated some post-harvest farm equipment to 30 famers’ groups and off-takers in the Upper West and Upper East Regions.

*INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES*

*ZAMBIA TO INAUGURATE PRESIDENT AFTER DISPUTED POLL*

Edgar Lungu is set to be inaugurated as president of Zambia on Tuesday, after a last-minute court bid by a defeated opposition candidate failed to halt the ceremony.

*HILLARY CLINTON SAYS SHE FEELS ‘SO MUCH BETTER*

Hillary Clinton has said in a telephone interview that she is feeling “so much better”, a day after being taken ill at a 9/11 commemoration.

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