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News Headlines :FRIDAY 13-3-2015

DENKYEMBOUR TO GET A COMMUNITY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

The Denkyembour district is to benefit from the next batch of community based Senior High Schools with the citing of one at Takowrase.

WOYOME FREED

Businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome yesterday walked out of the High Court a free man after the court had held that the state had failed to prove his guilt beyond reasonable doubt.

GHANA TOPS IN WAEC INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATION

Accra, March 12, GNA – Ghana has for the past five years toped the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) Competition for the international excellence award, WAEC announced on Thursday.

….. BUT STATE TO APPEAL

The State has indicated its intention to appeal against the acquittal and discharge of businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome.

MALARIA CASES IN BUILSA SOUTH TO REDUCE BY 75 PER CENT

The Builsa South District Health Directorate is targeting to reduce the incidence of malaria cases by 75 per cent among children below age five and pregnant women which presently stands at 7,828 cases.

HAJIA FATI DESCENDS ON NPP LEADERSHIP: THEY ARE “ARMED ROBBERS AND FOOLS”

Hajia Fati, a one-time first Vice Chairperson aspirant of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has launched a scathing attack on the Administrator of the party describing him as a “mad man”.

WOYOME CHOPS Ȼ51M FREE

National Democratic Congress (NDC) financier Alfred Agbesi Woyome appears to have succeeded in bagging away Ȼ51.28 million, as an Accra High Court yesterday set him free off charges of fraud and causing financial loss.

GHANA MEETS TARGETS IN BEIJING PLATFORM FOR ACTION

Ghana has been successful in meeting the MDGs and the targets set in the Beijing Platform for Action, Nana Oye Lithur, the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, has reported to the United Nations (UN) Commission on the Status of Women at its 59th session underway at the UN headquarters.

JJ GOES MAD OVER JUDGEMENT

Former President Jerry John Rawlings does not understand why the businessman and financier of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Alfred Agbesi Woyome, should walk a free man.

BLOWS OVER TERPKER BUDGET

Parliament was thrown into confusion yesterday when the Minority members, for over three hours, vehemently opposed and prevented the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning form making a statement regarding the much publicized budget review.

NO DEAL WITH NDC – KONADU

Former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings has sworn never to return to her husband’s party, the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).

FIRE BREAKS OUT AT KOTOKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Fire broke out at the International Kotoka Airport early yesterday morning, throwing air travelers, airport workers and members of the public into fright. No deaths were reported but eyewitnesses said they saw at least two people being sent to hospital.

OUR TURN TO FIGHT MAHAMA – DISABLED

President John Dramani Mahama has largely received applause for the style and content he chose for the Nation address he presented to Parliament, a duty conferred by Article 67 of the Constitution of Ghana.

GHANA’S SALVATION IS IN COCOA, NOT OIL – OLU SAWYER

It sounds modest to hear Mr Olu Sawyerr, say “my education is unashamedly a little elitist.” Be tha as it may, that confession soon pales out of significance by the time he gives you a rundown of his curriculum vitae, and you and are confronted with a man of wit and wealth of experience.

I WAS FOOLISH TO SACRIFICE FOR GHANA – D.K. POISON

Becoming a national hero for one’s country is a dream that rarely comes true for many people because of the height of glory and respect that’s often attached to it, but for David Kotey, first Ghanaian to win a World Featherweight boxing title, what was supposed to have been a blessing has sadly turned into a curse of sorts.

RAWLINGS BLASTS PROSECUTORS AS COURT FREES ALFRED WOYOME IN Ȼ51M JUDGEMENT DEBT CASE

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has accused state prosecutors of failing to efficiently handle Mr Alfred Woyome’s È»51 million judgement case which has consequently led to the NDC financier’s acquittal and discharge.

BUSINESS HEADLINES

ECONOMIC PROSPECTS BRIGHT DESPITE FALL IN CRUDE OIL PRICES – TERKPER

The Minister of Finance, Mr Seth Terkper, yesterday presented a statement on the effects of the fall in crude oil prices on the economy, saying that in spite of the challenge, the medium-term prospects of the economy were bright.

BoG TO IMPLEMENT GH¢1m CAPITAL REQUIREMENT FOR MICROFINANCE

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) says it is set to implement a new capital requirement of GH¢1 million for microfinance companies from the second quarter of this year.

GIPC ENGINEERS OVER US$ 1.5BN INVESTMENT INTO GHANA

An investment club made of 20 individuals representing multinational companies spread across the world are in Ghana to explore investment potentials in the country.

GOVERNMENT SPENDING BY GHȻ1.5BN OIL REVENUE TO DROP 64%

The Finance Minister, Seth Terpker, on Thursday, announced that government’s spending for this year will be cut by GHÈ»1.5 billion due to the expected decline in oil and tax revenue.

MDAS, MMDAS ORDERED TO CUT EXPENDITURE AS OIL PRICES FALL

Revenues from oil for 2015 will see a decline due to falling international prices, forcing Government to review its budget expenditure for 2015.

GOVT TO WITHDRAW SUBVENTION TO DVLA, EPA & ENERGY COMMISSION

Three government agencies Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Energy Commission will this year be weaned off government’s financial assistance.

CRUDE OIL PRICES FALL : GHANA TO LOSE Ghc2.7b IN OIL REVENUE

There will be a shortfall of Ghc2.7 billion for 2015 as far as revenue mobilisation from Ghana’s oil sector is concerned, Finance Minister Seth Tekper has told Parliament Thursday.

TELCOS BARE TEETH AT REGULATOR

Mobile telephony operators have kicked against plans by the National Communication Authority (NCA) to make them charge a fixed tariff of 4 pesewas for all on net calls.

TRADE AND TRANSPORT MINISTRY CLASH OVER IMPLEMENTATION OF ASHI

Implementation of the Advance Shipment Information system appears to be hanging in the balance.

GOVERNMENT TO ATTRACT YOUTH INTO COCOA FARMING

Government has introduced an incentive package to support any group of young people who want to enter into cocoa farming in the country.

TULLOW TO ENSURE SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES MANAGEMENT

Tullow Ghana Limited and the Jubilee Partners have assured six coastal districts in the Western Region that they would ensure sustainable fisheries management to enhance the livelihoods of residents within their operational areas.

MODERATE EXPECTATIONS ON OIL SECTOR

Chief executive Officer of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) Moses Asaga, says government has failed to manage public expectations from discovery to the start of exploration activities; and that accounts for overreliance on the sector as the key to solve the country’s economic woes.

INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES

BOKO HARAM ‘CLEARED’ FROM NIGERIA’S ADAMAWA STATE: MILITARY

Nigeria’s military on Thursday claimed that Boko Haram militants had now been cleared from one of three northeast states worst hit by the insurgency.

LIBERIA’S 2,000 LOST EBOLA DEAD GET FINAL RESTING PLACE

Every evening for months the sky would turn orange as Liberia’s Ebola crematorium roared into life, its towering flames reducing victim after victim to ash and blackened bone.

IS WELCOMES BOKO HARAM ALLEGIANCE: TAPE

The Islamic State group has welcomed a pledge of allegiance to it made by the Nigerian jihadist organisation Boko Haram, according to an audiotape Thursday purportedly from its spokesman.

SUDAN BRANDS ICC ‘FAILURE’ FOR REFERRING BASHIR TO UN

Sudan branded the International Criminal Court a “failure” Thursday over its decision to refer it to the UN Security Council for failing to arrest President Omar al-Bashir over alleged war crimes.

SIERRA LEONE WAR CRIMINAL RETURNED FROM RWANDAN JAIL

A Sierra Leone militia commander convicted of civil war atrocities and jailed in Rwanda was returned Thursday to serve out his sentence at home, a UN-backed court in Freetown said.

MAJOR NATIONS HOLD TALKS ON ENDING U.N SANCTION ON IRAN – OFFICIALS

major world powers have begun talks about world powers have begun talks about a United Nations Security Council resolution to lift U.N. sanctions on Iran if a nuclear agreement is struck with Tehran, a step that could make it harder for the U.S. Congress to undo a deal, Western officials said.

IRAQI FORCES SLOWED BY SNIPERS AND BOMBS IN TIKRIT

Iraqi security forces and mainly Shi’ite militia fought Islamic State fighters in Tikrit on Thursday, a day after they pushed into Saddam Hussein’s home city in their biggest offensive yet against the militants.

BRAZIL ARRESTS FORMER ITALIAN GUERRILLA PENDING DEPORTATION

Brazilian police arrested on Thursday an Italian former leftist guerrilla wanted for murder in his country, but released him hours later after an injunction suspended his deportation.

CHINA ENVOY URGES JAPAN TO STICKTO APOLOGY SCRIPT: CHINA DAILY

China will question Japan’s commitment to peace if it adopts an ambiguous or defiant stance regarding its wartime actions, Beijing’s ambassador to Tokyo told the English-language China Daily newspaper in an interview published on Friday.

PAKISTAN SEIZES QATARI PRINCE’S PRIZED FALCONS FOR ILLEGAL HUNTING

Wildlife officials in Pakistan fined a Qatari prince and seized two of his prized hunting falcons after he was discovered illegally hunting a rare bird species, an official said on Thursday.

SPORTS HEADLINES

BLACK SATELLITES QUALIFY FOR 2015 WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP

Ghana scored late at the Caroline Feye Stadium in Mbour to qualify for the 2015 World Youth Championship in New Zealand and stay on course for their third African title at U-20 level in a tightly contested game on Thursday night.

GHANA OCEAN RACING OUTDOORS LOGO

The Ghana ocean racing has outdoored its logo at ceremony at Hilburi Resort at Aburi in the Eastern Region.

GREAT OLYMPICS FINED GH¢2,500 FOR MISCONDUCT

The GFA Disciplinary Committee has fined Great Olympics an amount of GHC GH¢2,500.00 in respect of their First Capital Plus Premier League match against WAFA at the Sogakope on Sunday 25 January, 2015.

DUNCAN GLAD TO LAND KOTOKO JOB

Newly appointed coach of Asante Kotoko David Duncan says he is extremely happy to add another high-profile team to his curriculum vitae.

GEBRSELASSIE’S VISIT MUST INSPIRE LESSER SPORTS – VEEP

The Vice-President, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, has stated that the upcoming Global Millennium Marathon should be a wake-up call for the revival of dormant sporting disciplines in the country.

………….MR LARRY………………

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