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Ghana: Headline News..December 12/12/2014

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12-12-2014

MINISTER BLOWS $120,000 ON LOVER’S CAR Information stumbled on by Daily Guide indicates that a minister in the current NDC government has presented a BMW M3 Coupe worth €74,000 ($120,000 or GHÈ»4 billion) to his UK-based girlfriend named Caroline, full name withheld.

KUFUOR DIDN’T KILL YA NAA – JJ Former President Jerry John Rawlings has made a dramatic turnaround on the murder of the late Ya Na Yakubu Andani II, absolving his successor, John Agyekum Kufuor and the Abudus as brains behind the heinous murder in contrasts to his previously held position.

4 BROTHERS DIE IN MANHOLE Four cesspit workers got drowned in a manhole yesterday when they were trapped in the hot confinement.

EBOLA: RURAL FOLKS AT RISK Effective dissemination of information on creating awareness is at best Ghana’s only leverage in preventing an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the country.

CONTRACTORS GO WILD OVER GHȻ81M ARREARS The Progressive Road Contractors Association who have undertaken various road projects in cocoa growing communities across the country are up in arms with the Ministry of Finance for failing to release over GHȻ81 million owed them by COCOBOD.

PARLIAMENT APPROVES SECURITY PACKAGE FOR GNPC Parliament has approved the Fiscal Support Agreement and Security Package Term Sheet among government, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) ENI Ghana Exploration and Production Limited and Vitol in respect of the development of the Sankofa and Gye Nyame Oil and Gas project.

PREGNANT WOMAN DROWNS WITH BABY Wailing and gnashing of teeth have engulfed the people of Nyankamamu near Enchi in the Aowin District of the Werstern Region when a pregnant woman and her three-year-old child on Monday drowned in the Dusue River.

SODOM AND GOMORRA TO RELOCATE TO AMASAMAN The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Julius Debrah; the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mahama Ayariga and the Mayor of the Accra Metropolitan Assmebly (AMA), Dr Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, have garnered the political will to halt expansion project at Sodom and Gomorrah, a suburb of Accra.

DON’T INTIMIDATE PUBLIC DURING CHRISTMAS – IGP WARNS POLICE OFFICERS

Ahead of the Christmas festivities, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan, has cautioned police officers against practices that will amount to intimidation of the general public.

WHERE IS THE ‘GAME CHANGER’? If the coming onstream of Atuabo gas, which President Mahama called “the game-changer”, was meant to assure Ghanaians of improved power supply, it has done the opposite, as sector managers now say it was not meant to increase generation.

‘POACHING OF AGRIC LANDS DISTURBING’ Send-Ghana, a policy research and social enterprise advocacy group, has urged government to protect the country’s agricultural lands especially the various irrigation sites – from encroachers to safeguard food security and economic empowerment of smallholder farmers who utilize the lands for their livelihoods

GOV’T EXPENDS US$191M OF EUROBOND PROCEEDS So far only US$191 million of the Eurobond proceeds has been expanded since September this year, the Finance Ministry has said.

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