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December 19 2014 Ghana:NEWS HEADLINES

NEWS HEADLINES
19-12-2014

FIRE KILLS MUM, BABY – 3 FAMILY MEMBERS IN HOSPITAL

A woman and her one-year-old baby were yesterday burnt to death in a fire outbreak at Mataheko in Accra.

GHANA TO LAUNCH SPACE SATELLITE Ghana is to launch a space satellite in the next five years near the Equator for earth observation.

ROBBER RE-ENACTS KILLING OF BANK MANAGER IN KUMASI One of the four persons believed to have robbed and murdered the manager of the Abrepo Branch of Ecobank at Ahenema Kokoben in Kumasi a fortnight ago yesterday shocked the police and journalists when he re-enacted how the incident took place.

AFRAM PLAINS NORTH MP WITHDRAWS CASE AGAINST NDC The national delegates’ congress of the ruling national Democratic Congress scheduled for tomorrow at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi will go ahead as planned.

BANK BOSS KILLER GRABBED The Ashanti Regional Police Command has apprehended Samuel Boadi aka ‘Bafah’, 20, who is believed to have played a crucial role in the shooting to death of Richard Sallah, 39, the Ecobank Branch Manager of Abrepo junction during a robbery expedition at Ahenema Kokoben in Kumasi, Two weeks ago.

NDC SET FOR CONGRESS About 3,629 delegates of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) are expected to attend the party’s national delegates’ conference at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi tomorrow to elect officers to lead the political grouping to the 2016 general elections.

2 BURNT TO DEATH A 28-year-old mother of thee, together with her daughter, was yesterday burnt to death in a fierce fire that guttered her two-bedroom self contained apartment at Mataheko in Accra.

MINISTRY BLOWS BUDGET BY 12% The Ministry of Roads and Highways has overspent its approved budget on assets in 2014 by 121 percent while disturbing on goods and services was only 0.8 percent for the same year.

BLACK STARS SIGNIFY DOOM – REV GRACE FRIMPONG The General Overseer of Jesus Prayer Ministry at Asawasi near Ejisu in the Ashanti region, Rev. Mrs. Grace Frin=mpong Boateng has cautioned leaders of the country to rebrand the name ‘Black Stars’ in the National Flag to ‘Bright Stars’.

TRAGEDY HITS PENTECOST CHURCH – MEMBER DIES IN CHURCH WHILE PROPHESYING

Tragedy hit the Akyem kade Central Assembly of the Church of Pentecost on Monday evening when a member of the Church, Christian Appiatus, 50, a teacher by profession died in the church while prophesying.

GOVERNMENT OWES ECG GHȻ730 MILLION It has emerged at a stakeholders meeting on Wednesday that the inability of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to effectively function is partly due to the lack of funds, especially as the government of Ghana owes the power distributor to the tune of over GHȻ730 million.

NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS AT CROSSROADS The die is cast as delegates of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) converge on the Shanti regional capital, Kumasi, tomorrow to elect new executives to decide the future of the party ahead of the 2016 general elections.

WHAT A TABOO – YOU CAN’T DIE ON MONDAY Death they say is a necessary end and will come when it will, but for the people of Akropong Akuapem in the Eastern Region of Ghana, the days on which they are permitted by tradition to die are very limited.

WHO ROCKS THE SHOWS THIS CHRISTMAS? Even before the Christmas holidays begin, entertainment lovers have a task of choosing between which shows to attend and where to sit out: making that decision will not be easy as the entertainment calendar is tightly booked this season, with some shows even billed before the holidays.

MOBILE MONEY MARKET GROWS 6.8% IN 10 MONTHS Mobile voice subscription figures recorded a 6.81 percent cumulative growth for the first 10 months of this year to reach nearly 30 million, National Communication Authority data has shown.

REPUBLIC BANK CLEARED TO TAKEOVER HFC BANK The Republic Bank, a Caribbean-based financial powerhouse, has been cleared by the Supreme Court to takeover HFC Bank.

GOVERNMENT URGED TO ENCOURAGE FOREIGN STUDENT INFLOW

A number of heads of tertiary institutions have told the BFT that a better environment and quality teaching compared to other Africa countries is luring international students, opening a new stream of fee-income for institutions in the country.

TVS INVADE PUBLIC TRANSPORT In recent times, a number of commercial vehicles have had television sets installed in them, ostensibly to entertain passengers travelling on both long and short distances.

HANNAH BROWN STRIVES FOR A VIRTUOUS LIFE

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