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28-1-2015
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OTUMFUO HAILS ROLE OF PRIVATE SECTOR IN NATIONAL DEVT.

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has called for support for the private sector to thrive in view of the critical role it plays in national development.

MINISTER CALLS FOR SUPERVISION OF CONTRACTORS AFTER SOUTH TONGU RAINSTORM DESTRUCTION

The Volta Regional Minister Helen Adzoa Ntosu has advised engineers and District Chief Executives (DCEs) to always ensure contractors are well supervised during construction.

NPP MOURNS KING ABDULLAH

The 2016 flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo, has extended his deepest sympathy and solidarity to the people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah, which occurred on January 23, 2015, in Riyadh.

BUSTED SIM BOX FRAUDSTER TWENEBOAH NOT ASHESI LECTURER’

The Founder and President of Ashesi University College says one of the 17 people arrested recently for SIM box fraud “is not, and never has been, a Lecturer at Ashesi University College.

OBUOBIA DONATES WATER TANK TO WIABOMA COMMUNITY

The NDC Parliamentary candidate for the Weija/Gbawe constituency during the 2012 elections, MsObuobiaDarko- Opoku has donated a 17,000 litre Sintex water tank to the Wiaboma community to help address the water problem facing the area.

FULANIS CLASH WITH KWAHUS

Three Fulani herdsmen and one local person have been killed in separate attacks in what is suspected to be reprisal killing in the Kwahu East District in the Eastern Region.

DANGER ON ACCRA-ABURI ROAD AS THIEVES STEAL METAL RAILINGS

There is imminent danger on the Accra-Aburi Road as certain unscrupulous persons have allegedly removed some of the metal railings along the road.

RUBY GANG CASE CRASHES

Information gathered by Daily Guide indicates that the case of the six persons arrested in Ghana in connection with the 12 kilos cocaine that found its way into the United Kingdom, leading to the arrest of Nayele Ametefe aka Angel, will be discontinued very soon.

GE BOSS MEETS MAHAMA

Global Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of General Electric (GE), Jeff Immelt has disclosed that his outfit is fulfilling its promise of improving Ghana’s energy an d health care sectors.

FRENCH GROUP INVESTS IN COCOA PROCESSING

Cocoa Touton Processing Company Limited (CTPC), a subsidiary of Touton S.A of France, has signed a bean supply agreement with Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) to process cocoa beans locally.

ODIKE AND TWO OTHERS DEFEND ACTIVITIES IN UFP

The United Front Party (UFP) 2012 Presidential Candidate, Mr Akwasi Addai alias Odike, and two other leading members of the party, have defended the conduct of regional executive elections, saying it was proper and constitutional.

KILLER ROAD AT ASHALEY BOTWE AS RESIDENTS THREATEN TO BLOCK IT IF…

Scores of residents in Ashaley Botwe, a suburb of Accra in the Adentan Municipality, have registered their disquiet about the precarious nature of their roads.

POLICE UPSET ABOUT FACTORS IMPEDING FIGHT AGAINST CRIME

The refusal of victims and witnesses of crime to identify their attackers during identification parades tops the list of factors impeding the work of the police.

GHANA TO BECOME ENERGY HUB IN AFRICA – GE CEO

Global infrastructure giant, General Electric (GE) is to make Ghana a major hub for its power business in Africa and a key driver of its ventures in oil and gas and healthcare.

CAGD HAS NO ‘BALLS’ TO WITHSTAND MINISTERS –IMANI

Policy think tank, IMANI Ghana, has observed that because the Controller and Accountant General Department (CAGD) wants to avoid the overbearing powers of Ministers of state and heads of Departments and Agencies, it has not been able to police its mandate.

CALL YOUR MEN TO ORDER – GPHA TO IGP

The Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority (GPHA) has asked the Police service to tackle the culture of extortion in the Police Service.

ADEISO: FULANI HERDSMEN CHASED OUT

Residents of Adeiso in the Eastern region has chased out about three hundred Fulani herdsmen who have settled at the outskirts of the town.

COURT STOPS OSU CHIEFS FROM COLLECTING LAND REVENUES

A court of appeal has placed a restraining order on the two persons currently ruling as paramount chiefs in Osu traditional area.

POLICE HUNT FOR KASOA DRUG BOSS

The Kasoa District Police have mounted a search for one Emmanuel Kwaku Obu, the kingpin behind a large consignment of a substance suspected to be Indian Hemp.

NIGERIA READY FOR CHANGE

As Nigerians prepare for their upcoming polls to elect a president in what appears to be most competitive and closely-fought election since the end of military rule in 1999, there are fears in some quarters that the process could be marred by violence.

NDC YOUTH GROUP FUMES OVER CALLS FOR NADMO BOSS TO RESIGN

An NDC youth group in Tamale, 64 Bench, has raised concerns over recent calls on the NADMO boss Dr. Kofi Portuphy to resign after winning the NDC National Chairmanship bid.

MINORITY URGES MAHAMA TO ALLOW THE TRUTH SAVE HIM

The Minotiy in Parliament has reminded President John Dramani Mahama about his Sunday School teachings which stressed the need to always speak the truth to save oneself from shame and from being tapped a bad child.

BUSINESS HEADLINES

GHANA MUST ADOPT PRODUCTION SHARING AGREEMENT FOR OIL REVENUE’

A Senior Research Fellow at the Ghana Institute of Governance and Security (GIGS), Mr Solomon Kwawukume, has strongly advocated that Ghana must adopt the Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) system to stem the massive loss of oil revenue to the state.

TELCOS, MINISTER DISAGREE ON SIM BOX SOLUTION

Communications Minister Edward Omane Boamah has set a 2016 target to eliminate the incidence of SIMbox fraud, which is estimated to cost the country in excess of US$70million annually in non-paid taxes.

POWER SECTOR FACES GLOOMY DAYS

Households and industries must brace up for gloomy days ahead, as available data on current power generation portend worsening power rationing over the next two years a result of challenges on the generation end of the supply chain.

KMA CHIEF EXECUTIVE INSPECTS PROJECTS IN KUMASI

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Mr Kojo Bonsu, last Monday embarked on an inspection of infrastructure projects in the metropolis.

GENERAL ELECTRIC TO PRODUCE 1,200 MEGAWATTS OF POWER

American multinational giant, General Electric (GE), says it is ready to roll out its Ghana 1,000 power project.

The $1-billion project will lead to the establishment of a 1,200-megawatt thermal power project in the Western Region.

GPHA CALLS FOR COLLABORATION TO BOOST MARITIME TRADE

Port authorities in the West African sub-region must act together to explore the full potential of the region’s maritime industry to enable them compete in the global economy, Richard Anamoo, Director-General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), has said.

SIC DIRECTED TO SUBMIT REPORT ON CREDIT GUARANTEE

The National Insurance Commission (NIC) has told Citi Business News, the State Insurance Company (SIC) has been directed to submit a comprehensive report on a credit guarantee underwritten by SIC.

GHANA MOVES TO BAN NIGERIAN POULTRY OVER BIRD FLU SCARE

Government is taking steps to temporarily ban the importation of poultry products from Nigeria into Ghana following a recent upsurge of bird flu in that country.

GHANA’S MAJOR GOLD REFINERY READY BY YEAR-END

Government has firmed up plans to establish a major gold refinery plant by the end of this year, enabling Ghana to add value to about two-thirds of gold produced in the country and also boost earnings from gold production, B&FT has been told.

GRA TO FACILITATE TRADE ACTIVITIES AT GHANA-TOGO BORDER

The Ghana Revenue Authority is stepping up efforts to halt duplication of activities in the clearance process at the Ghana-Togo Border.

GHIPSS EXTENDS BOUNDARIES FOR ‘CASHLESS’ SHOPPING

The Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) has begun deployment of hybrid POSes, which accept both local ATM cards and e-zwich cards throughout the country.

BANKS MUST POOL RESOURCES TO FINANCE PORT PROJECTS

Banks have been advised to form a syndicate that could pool their resources to finance high-yielding but huge investments, like port infrastructure projects.

INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES

IMF’S LAGARDE WARNS AFRICAN ECONOMIES OF HEADWINDS FROM CHINA, U.S

International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde has warned that African economies could be hurt by a slowdown in China’s economy and an imminent hike in United States interest rates.

U.N. SECURES PLEDGE TO FREE 3,000 SOUTH SUDAN CHILD SOLDIERS

The United Nations has secured a pledge for the release of about 3,000 child soldiers in South Sudan, in what it called “one of the largest ever demobilisations of children”.

CAR BOMB KILLS ONE IN ALEXANDRIA: EGYPTIAN SECURITY SOURCES

A car bomb killed one person and police discovered three other explosive devices, Egyptian security sources said on Tuesday, after several days of violence surrounding the anniversary of a 2011 uprising that toppled veteran autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

SPYING PROGRAM LEAKED BY SNOWDEN IS TIED TO CAMPAIGN IN MANY COUNTRIES

A program used by U.S. and British spies to record computer keystrokes was part of sophisticated hacking operations in more than a dozen countries, security experts said on Tuesday, after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden reportedly leaked the source code for the program.

NINE KILLED AS GUNMEN STORM LUXURY HOTEL IN LIBYAN CAPITAL

Heavily armed gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Tripoli favored by Libyan officials and visiting delegations on Tuesday, killing at least nine people, including foreigners, before blowing themselves up with a grenade.

WHITE HOUSE SEEKS $534 BILLION BASE DEFENSE BUDGET, $51 BILLION FOR WARS

The Obama administration will seek a base defense budget of $534 billion when it sends its 2016 spending request to Congress next week, a U.S. official said on Tuesday, a figure that exceeds federal caps by $35 billion and could trigger mandatory cuts.

GREEK PM TSIPRAS NAMES ANTI-AUSTERITY CABINET, PORT SALE HALTED

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras named a cabinet of anti-austerity veterans and halted privatization of Greece’s biggest port on Tuesday, signaling he aims to stick to election pledges despite warning shots from the euro zone and financial markets.

OBAMA’S PICK FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL FACES HEATED CONFIRMATION DEBATE

U.S. President Barack Obama’s pick for his next attorney general faces a Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday that will likely highlight tensions between the Obama administration and the new Republican Congress.
ICC BACKERS DEFY ISRAELI CALL TO CUT FUNDING TO WAR CRIMES COURT

Many leading backers of the International Criminal Court will ignore Israel’s call for them to cut funding in response to an inquiry into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories, officials told Reuters.

SPORTS HEADLINES

‘IT WAS TOUGH, BUT SWEET VICTORY’

Coach Avram Grant has described yesterday’s 2-1 win against South Africa in their final Group C game as ‘tough, but delivered with great effort,’ while captain Asamoah Gyan described it as ‘tough, but sweet victory.’

NYANTAKYI ENDORSES BLATTER

Africa is solidly behind Blatter,” said Kwesi Nyantakyi, the president of the Ghana FA.

ESSIEN TO LEAVE MILAN FOR US

AC Milan and Ghana midfielder Michael Essien could be heading for an unnamed club in the United States after reportedly turning down contract offers to return to the English premiership.

TETTEH SECURES ARAB CONTRACTORS MOVE

Ghana youth midfielder Dennis Tetteh has joined Egyptian Premier League side Arab Contractors.

AFCON QUARTER FINAL MATCHES VENUE CHANGED

The quarter-final matches scheduled for Ebebiyin and Mongomo at the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Equatorial Guinea have been moved to Bata and Malabo respectively.

BENTALEB AND MAHREZ SECURE PROGRESS FOR ALGERIA

Riyad Mahrez and Nabil Bentaleb were on target as Algeria beat Senegal 2-0 in the Africa Cup of Nations to secure a quarter-final place.

BLACK STARS SHOW BAFANA BAFANA THE DOOR

The Black Stars of Ghana Tuesday night came from a goal down to beat a resilient Bafana Bafana side 2:1 at the Mongomo Stadium, Equatorial Guinea, to book a space for the next round of the ongoing African Cup of Nations

…………. Mr Larry……………..

CNN
American contractor David Berry was among the people killed in a terrorist attack at the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli, Libya, on Tuesday, according to Cliff Taylor, chief executive officer of Crucible, a security firm where Berry was working.

The FBI is expected to open an investigation into the incident, two U.S. officials told CNN. A State Department official confirmed the death of a U.S. citizen, but would provide no further information.

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