MODEC GHANA TO REINSTATE 27 SACKED WORKERS
Ghanaian workers of MODEC Ghana Limited, who were sacked in November last year, will be reinstated, according to the Vice Chairman of the General Transport and Chemical Workers Union of Ghana.
FIRE GUTS ACHIMOTA MARKET
Victims of the fire at the Achimota Market in Accra are yet to recover from the incident which occurred last Monday night.
FUTURE OF 270 NURSING STUDENTS IN DANGER
The fate of 270 students of the St John of God Nursing Training College at Sefwi Asafo in the Western Region hangs in the balance, as their school is yet to be accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB).
RUBY GETS 8 YEARS FOR COCAINE
The Iselworth Crown Court yesterday gave its verdict on the infamous Ruby cocaine scandal, convicting the lady at the centre of the case, Nayele Ametefeh aka Ruby Adu-Gyamfi, for attempting to smuggle 12 killogrammes of cocaine into the United Kingdom (UK).
BUKOM BANKU ARRESTED
Cruiserweight boxer, Braimah Kamoko aka Bukom Banku was on Tuesday arrested for reportedly assaulting and injuring two people at James Town in Accra.
REDUCE FUEL PRICES – MINORITY
The Minority in Parliament has called on the government to further review fuel prices downward to GH?9.39 per gallon from the current price of GH?13.36 to fairly reflect the current world market price of crude oil, which is selling at below $40 per barrel.
5 MISSING MMT BUSES FOUND
Five out of 10 reported missing buses belonging to Metro Mass Transit Limited (MMTL) have been retrieved.
‘COCAINE WOMAN HAD LINKS WITH TOP POLITICIANS
Lawyer for Nayele Ametefeh, the Ghanaian lady who has been jailed eight years and eight months by the Isleworth Crown Court for carrying 12 kilogrammes of cocaine to the United Kingdom, has told the court that her client has travelled extensively with influential people as their companion.
POLICE ARREST 27 FOR ILLEGAL FISHING
An operation by the Fisheries Enforcement Unit (FEU) to clamp down on activities of person engaged in illegal fishing along the south coast of Tema Newtown has resulted in the arrest of 27 fishermen including a 14-year-old boy.
STOP TAGGING SENIOR CITIZENS WITH WITCHCRAFT – NANA KONADU
Former First Lady and Founder of the December 31 Women’s Movement, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, has called on Ghanaians to help protect the aged as senior citizens instead of tagging them as witches and wizards
ZOOMLION APPEARS ON WORLD BANK BLACKLIST FOR CORRUPTION
Zoomlion, the Ghanaian wastes management company, has appeared on a list of more than 600 companies worldwide that have been blacklisted by the World Bank for corrupt practices.
BUGRI NAABU SLAMS GOV’T FOR NEGLECTING KONKOMBAS
Mr Daniel Bugri Naabu, Northern Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has criticized the NDC government for allegedly neglecting Konkombas, by not appointing any as a cabinet minister to spearhead development of the area.
SAMPA CHIEFS VOW TO CAMPAIGN AGAINST NDC
The Sampa Traditional Council in the Jaman North District of the Brong-Ahafo Region has vowed to campaign against the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) come 2016, accusing the Mahama administration of failing to tar the Sampa town roads as promised by the NDC.
MINISTRY TO CONSTRUCT TOILET FACILITIES FOR SELECTED HOUSES
The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development will begin the construction of toilet facilities for selected houses this month, under the Sanitation Business Model One programme.
AG MAY BE COMPELLED TO PURSUE IDENTITIES OF TOP OFFICIALS IN NAYELE COCAINE CASE
An Accra Circuit Court will be impressed upon Wednesday to compel the Attorney General to act in unmasking top government officials who facilitated the trafficking of cocaine to UK by incarcerated Nayeli Ametefe.
COURT RULES ON GNPC $700M LOAN SUIT TODAY
An Accra High Court will later this morning rule on a case against the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) over the corporation’s attempt to secure a foreign loan totaling $700 million without parliamentary approval.
NEW NATIONAL AIRLINE SET TO FAIL
Attempts by government to establish a new national carrier has hit a snag, as an initial pre-feasibility report by the transactional advisors PwC Ghana, has been harangued by experts for its unrealistic projections, BFT has gathered.
ECONOMY CAUGHT IN A DEBT-TRAP
Ghanaians should prepare to face further wrangling in 2015 as symptoms of financial distress are quite imminent.
TENSION MOUNTS AT REDSEA MARITIME SERVICES, PORT OF TEMA
Tension is mounting at RedSea Maritime Services Limited (RSMS), a shorehandling company at the Port of Tema, due to the actions of the one-man fiefdom that is running RSMS. The CEO of RSMS Mr. Ray Snowden, is creating tension and confusion at the Port of Tema due to a very abrasive style of management which has got the Unions up in arms. This volatile situation is bound to disrupt services at the Port of Tema, if the authorities do not intervene or take action immediately.
GHANA HAS RENEWABLE ENERGY POTENTIAL — EXPERT
A World Bank and European Union (EU)-certified trainer in renewable energy, Mr Peter Konings, has extolled the quality of manpower in the energy sector in Ghana and noted that training them further could contribute to the country’s energy security.
K’DUA RESIDENTS CALL FOR REDUCTION IN TRANSPORT FARES
Residents of the Koforidua Municipality have called on transport unions to reduce lorry fares in view of the 10 percent reduction in fuel prices.
GOVERNMENT TARGETS GHS144M FROM 17.5% VAT ON FINANCIAL SERVICES
Government is hoping to realize about 144 million Ghana cedis as revenue from the 17.5 percent VAT on fee-based financial services.
THE EC OF GHANA HAS BECOME A CONSTITUTIONAL TYRANT- CENAB UK
CENAB UK, an advocacy group, is calling on the Electoral Commission of Ghana to respond positively to the numerous calls for electoral reforms in Ghana ahead of the 2016 elections. CENAB UK believes that as a nation we have entered a new year with lots of promises and the desire to start afresh and tackle national issues on the scale of priorities and electoral reforms which will forestall the derailment of Ghana’s peace and political stability should be the foremost on the national agenda.
KOTOKO SET TO PROGRESS IN CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE AS EAST END LIONS PONDER WITHDRAWAL
Asante Kotoko could progress to the next round of the 2015 CAF Champions without kicking a ball with their opponents East End Lions pondering over a withdrawal.
KEVIN-PRINCE BOATENG REGAINS FITNESS TO JOIN SCHALKE TRIP TO QATAR
Ghana forward Kevin-Prince Boateng has returned to fitness to join his Schalke teammates on their trip to Qatar to prepare for the start of the second half of the season.
EGYPT OLYMPIC TEAM TO FACE GHANA’S BLACK METEORS IN TWO FRIENDLY GAMES
Egypt’s under-23 team will face Ghana twice in friendly games as part of their preparations for the 2015 All-Africa Games qualifiers
ISHMAEL ADDO: EX-HEARTS STAR SIGNS SHORT- TERM DEAL WITH SECOND-TIER ELEVEN WONDERS
Ex-Hearts striker Ishmael Addo has signed a short-term deal with second-tier side Eleven Wonders.
The 32-year-old arrived in Techiman on Tuesday to complete formalities.
GOODLUCK JONATHAN SQUANDERED $25BN OIL MONEY—OBASANJO
President Olusegun Obasanjo has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of squandering $25 billion crude oil savings left behind by his administration.
TWO CHARGED OVER GAMBIA ‘COUP PLOT’
Two men have been charged in the United States with attempting to overthrow The Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh, the justice department has revealed.
TURKISH AIRLINES STOPS LIBYA FLIGHTS TO MISRATA
Turkish Airlines, the last foreign airline operating in Libya, has suspended flights to Misrata, the only city it was flying to in the country.
VIRGINIA EX-GOVERNOR GETS TWO YEARS IN PRISON FOR CORRUPTION
Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell was sentenced on Tuesday to two years in federal prison and two years of probation for taking a bribe from a businessman seeking to promote a dietary supplement.
OIL DOWN ALMOST 10 PERCENT IN TWO DAYS AS HUNT FOR BOTTOM CONTINUES
Global oil markets on Tuesday slumped for a fourth straight session as mounting worries about a supply glut pressured crude prices, which have fallen almost 10 percent this week to their lowest since spring 2009.
REPUBLICANS PUSH KEYSTONE BILL, WHITE HOUSE THREATENS VETO
Republican senators kicked off the new U.S. Congress with legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline to bring oil from Canada, but the White House promptly threatened a veto
One person was killed Tuesday when a gunman opened fire at the El Paso VA Health Care System in Texas, Maj. Gen. Stephen M. Twitty told reporters.
“The alleged shooter is dead, and we have one casualty. That casualty is deceased. All other VA patients and staff are safe,” he said.
Source: MR LARRY