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WARNING ON DEFICIT

Fitch Ratings, which downgraded Ghana’s international credit-worthiness eight months ago, has forecast the budget deficit for the third straight year, and also warned that the larger-than-expected financing of the government’s liabilities by the Bank of Ghana will increase inflation.

SHEA TREES UNDER ATTACK, SAYS NGO

The country’s shea tress are being cut indiscriminately for feul-wood and to make way for infrastructure projects, Shea Network Ghana, an NGO has said.

FRONT PAGE COMMENT: OUR POSITION ON FINANCIAL SERVICES VAT

Last week the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) published a long list of  fee-based financial services that will attract VAT from July 1st. After perusing the list, this Paper’s opposition to the financial services VAT has been rekindled.Statesman.

NPP SHAKES KUMASI WITH ‘YA YƐ DƐN’ DEMO AGAINST INCOMPETENT MAHAMA

Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital, yesterday witnessed what could be described as an unprecedented demonstration in the recent history of the country, as thousands of residents took to the streets of the metropolis to protest what they termed as the increasingly unbearable economic conditions in the country foisted on the people by the incompetent Mahama-led National Democratic Congress administration.

OHENE NTOW CONFIRMS FINALLY: ALAN DID NOT SUPPORT NANA AKUFO-ADDO

Spokesperson of Alan Kyerematen, Nana Ohene Ntow, has confirmed statements made by the Campaign Manager for the 2012 Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Boakye Agyarko, about  claims being peddled around that Alan Kyerematen donated 40 pickup vehicles and $5 million to Nana Akufo-Addo for the 2012 elections.

‘RAPE’ VICTIM FIGHTS FOR LIFE; RAPIST GETS 25-YEAR JAIL TERM

Doctors at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital are working round the clock to save the life of a three-year-old girl who was defiled by a 25-year-old galamsey operator at Daboase in the Western Region.

WEIJA SPILLAGE ‘EVICTS’ GLEFE AND OPETEKWEI

Hundreds of homes in two communities in the Ga South municipality were yesterday submerged in water following the spillage of the Weija Dam by the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL).

BIG DEMO ROCKS KUMASI AGAINST GOV’T POLICIES

A large number of New Patriotic Party (NPP) members and supporters, including some residents of Kumasi, yesterday embarked on a massive demonstration to register their discontent at the economic hardships, incessant power cuts and the long period of piloting the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) capitation in the region.

PURC PROMISES RELIABLE POWER DURING WORLD CUP

Electricity service providers have rolled out contingency measures to ensure reliable power supply during the World Cup tournament.

BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT WELCOMES STARS, OTHERS

The Brazilian President, Ms Dilma Rouseff, has welcomed the participating countries in this year’s World Cup, including Ghana, to a memorable, exciting and brilliant tournament as her country celebrates life and “welcomes football back home”.

NPP ROCKS KUMASI; BLASTS MAHAMA

Thousands of people clad in red and black yesterday poured onto the streets of Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital, to protest against government’s poor handling of the country’s economy which has resulted in high inflation, depreciation of the cedi and frequent power outages, among other burning issues.

BARTON-ODRO NAMED IN JUDGEMENT DEBT

It has emerged that former Deputy Minister of Justice, Ebo Barton-Odro, inilaterally raised the cost fo the Asafo Market interchange project in Kumasi for the contractor.

SUPERSTITION AT BRAZIL 2014: WHO SUCCECEEDS OCTOPUS PAUL? NELLY THE ELEPHANT, CHINESE PANDA OR SHAHEEN?

Despite the many doubts surrounding the role of superstition in modern football, recent happenings lend credence to the fact that a good number of athletes and teams actually believe in its potency and efficacy.

CAN ACCUSED VANISH FROM COURT AGAIN?

All roads lead to an Accra Fast Track High Court today where an accused who vanished during sentencing will reappear to be sentenced again.

BOKO HARAM IN PARLIAMENT

The fear of Boko Haram attacks gripping most Nigerians following the abduction of over 200 school girls seems to be fast approaching lawmakers in the country who are now calling for more and speedy actions to stop the insurgents from further advancing their tentacles to other neighbouring contries.

CHIEFS GRAB RAIL LANDS

The Railway Company of Ghana has told the Judgement Debt Commission that the company’s reservation lands earmarked for future expansion projects have been taken over by some stool heads and chiefs despite the lands having been acquired by certificates of title by the state.