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NEWS HEADLINES -THURSDAY 9-4-2015

GOV’T STILL SEARCHING FOR YAA NAA’S KILLERS

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Sagnarigu, Alhaji A.B.A Fuseini has said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government has not given up on its promise of finding the killers of the late Yaa Naa Yakubu Adani II.

GIVE US DEFINITE TIMELINES – INDUSTRY PLAYERS PLEAD

Captains of industry have asked the government to come up with timelines indicating short, medium and long-term solutions to the current power crisis.

ARMED ROBBER SHOT DEAD BY ACCOMPLICE

A member of an armed robbery gang was mistakenly shot dead by his accomplice when they attacked a group of small-scale miners at Wassa Nanako in the Wassa Amenfi East district of the Western Region last Monday.

TWO SUE AKUFO-ADDO OVER USE OF STATE VEHICLE

Two individuals have dragged the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to court for allegedly possessing a state vehicle for 20 months.

KINGMAKERS TO INSTALL NEW GA MANTSE BY AUGUST

Accra Kingmakers to install a new Ga Mantse by August to end years of agitation among factions claiming the stool.

METHODIST CHURCH CLARIFIES ISSUES OVER FUNDING OF UNIVERSITY

He Methodist Church, Ghana, says it has neither gone for a bailout from its membership nor compulsorily levied all its societies, as has been published.

ANOTHER DENU FUGITIVE ARRESTED

One of the seven suspects who escaped from lawful custody in police cells at Denu in the Volta Region has been arrested.

OVER 900 SERVICE PERSONNEL NOT PAID FOR THREE MONTHS

Nine hundred and fifty-five national service personnel in the Greater Accra Region have not received their allowances for the past three months because they failed to sign onto e-Zwich, the electronic system which is now used to pay them.

CPP GRASSROOTS ANGRY AS SAMIA UNILATERARY GOES TO COURT ON ISSUES OF GMO

The unilateral pronouncement by the CPP Chair and Leader that CPP is to join a foreign NGO in its anit-GMO law suit against the Government may be the last thing that breaks the patience of CPP rank and file. Over the weekend the members confessed that they have really been patient with her for sentimental reasons but enough is enough!

BRIBE GIVERS CAN’T WIN SEATS FOR NPP

Just as the dust over the failed “affirmative action” by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to push more women to parliament is about to settle, the Northern Regional Chairman of the party, Daniel Bugri Naabu has thrown another “bomb.”

WHO BECOMES DEPUTY ASHANTI REGIONAL MINISTER?

President John Dramani Mahama has been asked to consider broad consultation as to who becomes the Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister.

FORGET ABOUT 85% VOTES IN ASHANTI – EPHSON TELLS NPP

Pollster Ben Ephson has said it is far-fetched for the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) to eye an 85% vote in the Ashanti region.

PNC LEADERSHIP CONTEST GETS HEATED

The People’s National Convention (PNC ) is locked up in a fierce leadership contest since the party announced its activities leading to its national elections in August this year.

RESIDENTS CHASE AMA OVER KORLE LAGOON PROJECT

Scores of residents in Accra are mounting intense pressure on the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to, as a matter of urgency, disclose the whereabouts of US$600 million loan facility the assembly secured from the Exim Bank of United States of America (USA) in 2014, Today has gathered.

GHANA TO MISS DIGITAL MIGRATION DATE

Migration from analogue to Digital Terrestrial Television broadcasting in Ghana will be in February 2016, much later that the June 2015 deadline, Dr Omane Boamah, Minister of Communications has said.

JUDGE LANBASTS A-G’S DEPARTMENT

A High Court judge has expressed worry at the conduct of the Attorney-General’s Department for failing to show up in a case in which two Ghanaians were arrested for allegedly facilitating the shipping of 5,880 kilogrammes of cocaine from Bolivia to Burkina Faso.

DCE IN PORNO SCANDAL

The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Tano South in the Brong Ahafo Region, Bukari Anaba Zakari , has corrupted the public morality of the area after nude pictures of him believed to have been taken during an adulterous encounter were released into the domain a few days ago.

NDC 1 MILLION ASHANTI VOTES BIG JOKE – NANA

Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, has made mockery of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC’s) resolve to win one million votes in the 2016 general elections, describing it as a mirage.

PRICES OF VEHICLES SHOOT UP DUE TO FALLING CEDI

Prices of vehicles are arguably the hardest hit by the falling value of the Ghana cedi as most average young Ghanaian professionals will not be able to own a vehicle for quite sometime.

DEMAND FOR OFFICE SPACE DROPS

Demand for office space within the Greater Accra Region has gone by over 20 percent as at the end of the first quarter this year compared to what was recorded in 2014, Broll Ghana Limited, a real estate company, has said.

DANSOMAN GAS EXPLOSION: EPA CANNOT SHUTDOWN OUR STATION-OWNERS

Owners of the closed Dansoman LPG gas station say the Environmental Protection Agency has a long way to go if wants to permanently shut down the station.

VISUALLY-IMPAIRED WASSCE CANDIDATES PROTEST – NO BRAILLE AT EXAMS

Visually impaired candidates writing this year’s May/June West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) have appealed to the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to level the playing field for all candidates, irrespective of their conditions.

BUSINESS HEADLINES

GNPC FINALLY COMPLETES TAKEOVER OF GHANA GAS

State oil operator, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) has finally taken over the Ghana National Gas Company.

GRIDCo SIGNS US$67M PRESTEA-KUMASI TRANSMISSION LINE PROJECT

The Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) has signed a US$67million deal with a consortium made up of GS E&D and Samsung C&E of the Korean Republic for construction of a power transmission line from Prestea in the Western Region to the Ashanti Regional capital Kumasi.

ATUABO FREE PORT, CHINA HARBOURENGINEERING SIGN PACT

Atuabo Free Port (AFP) and China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) have signed a construction agreement establishing the latter as the main contractor of the free port project.

GHANA , KOREA SIGN $60 MILLION POWER AGREEMENT

A 60 million dollar loan for the construction of a 185 kilometre -330kilovolts power transmission lines has been signed between the governments of Ghana and Korea.

ESTIMATED BILLS ARE ILLEGAL – ECG

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), says electricity bills calculated on estimates are wrong and urged the public to report to the company if they receive such bills.

GHANA NEEDS ADEQUATE ENERGY RESERVE MARGIN

Mr Godfred Mensah, an energy expert, says Ghana needs an adequate electricity generation reserve capacity of at least 20 per cent of peak demand annually to forestall the country’s energy challenge.

IFC AND SECO LAUNCH CORPORATE GOVERNANCE PROGRAM TO STRENGTHEN GHANAIAN BUSINESSES

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), Switzerland, today launched the Africa Corporate Governance Program for Ghana to help strengthen businesses and boost economic growth in the country.

400,000 WORKERS MIGRATED TO OLD PENSION SCHEME

All pension contributors who turned 50 years and above as of January 2010, when the new pensions law came into force, have been reverted to the old pension scheme under PNDC Law 247.

FINANCES OF TELCOS TO WORSEN AS CALLS ON WHATSAPP ARE NOW FREE

The financial woes of telecom companies in the country is set to further deepen with the onset of free calls on Whatsapp, the most common application used in sending messages, pictures and videos by people using smartphones.

AFRICA’S LARGESTSOLAR POWER PLANT TO BE BUILT IN GHANA

The largest solar power plant in Africa will be built in Ghana, the British company behind the plan said on Tuesday.

INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES

EX-GUANTANAMO INMATE AMONG ARRESTS FOR MURDER OF UGANDA PROSECUTOR: US

The United States said Wednesday a former Guantanamo prison detainee was among several suspects it helped Ugandan authorities arrest in connection with the murder of a prosecutor overseeing the trial of men linked to 2010 Shebab bombings in Kampala.

OBAMATO CALL FOR END TO ‘CONVERSION’ THERAPIESFOR GAY AND TRANSGENDER YOUTH

Mr. Obama’s decision on the sensitive issue is the latest example of his continuing embrace of gay rights.

YEMEN’S HOUTHIS BATTLE IN CENTRAL ADEN, FIRST MEDICAL AID AARRIVES

Houthi forces fought street-by-street battles with local militia in the old centre of Aden on Wednesday, as the first boatloads of emergency medical aid reached the south Yemeni port city, which relief workers say faces a humanitarian catastrophe.

GREEK PM GETS SUPPORT, NOT MONEY FROM PUTIN

Russian President Vladimir Putin offered Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras moral support and long-term cooperation but no financial aid on Wednesday, leaving Athens to fend for itself in resolving urgent debt problems with Western creditors.

JAPAN EMPEROR MOURNS JAPANESE, U.S. WAR DEAD ON PACIFIC ISLE

Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two this year, offered flowers and prayers on Thursday at a memorial to those who died in a fierce fighting on the Pacific isle of Peleliu.

CHINA PROSECUTORS NEED UP TO TWO MONTHS TO PREPARE ZHOU TRIAL- PAPER

Chinese prosecutors need up to two months to prepare for the trial of former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, but despite the high position he held he will be given no special treatment, a state-run newspaper said on Thursday.

NORTH KOREA FIRES MISSILES INTO SEA AS U.S DEFENCE CHIEF VISITS REGION

North Korea has fired two surface-to-air missiles off its west coast, South Korea said on Thursday, with the latest in a string of short-range firings by the North coming shortly before the U.S. defence secretary arrived in the region.

PANAMA ELECTION BODY WITHDRAWS EX-PRESIDENT MARTINELLI’S IMMUNITY

Panama’s election authority on Wednesday said former President Ricardo Martinelli would no longer be immune from prosecution, in a move that will allow the country’s top court to investigate alleged corruption cases during his time in office.

U.S. SOLDIER KILLED IN POSSIBLE AFGHAN INSIDER ATTACK

An Afghan man dressed in the uniform of local security forces opened fire on U.S. soldiers in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing one American and wounding several more before the shooter himself was killed, a U.S. official said.

CHINA TO PROBE STATE TV HOST FOR INSULTING MAO ZEDONG

China’s main state broadcaster, CCTV, will investigate one of its anchors after a video of him insulting the founder of modern China, Mao Zedong, went viral on social media sites.

SPORTS HEADLINES

STEALING ACCUSATIONS ! ABBEY QUESTIONS TRANSPARENCY OF AFCON 2017 VOTING

Ghana’s bid team for the 2017 Nations Cup has questioned the transparency of the voting that killed their dream of bring Africa’s biggest football competition to Ghana in two years.

MTN FA CUP: HEARTS THRASH BOLGA MAN CITY

Hearts of Oak continued their recent impressive form by walloping Bolga Man City by three goals to nothing at the El Wak Stadium on Wednesday to progress to the round of 16.

AGBEKO RIPS INTO SPORTS AUTHORITIES FOR NEGLECTING AMATEUR BOXING

Joseph King Kong Agbeko is angry at government and sports authorities for what he says is over-concentration on football to the detriment of other sporting disciplines in this country, and has expressed the fear that boxing could slump even deeper if the trend continues.

GHANA PAIRED AGAINST MOZAMBIQUE , RWANDA , MAURITIUS

The Black Stars of Ghana will play Mozambique, Rwanda and Mauritius to attempt at qualifying for the 2017 African Cup of Nations to be hosted by Gabon.

BLAME GAME: ‘CONCERNED KOTOKO FANS’ ACCUSE PLAYERS OF BRIBERY

A group of Supporters of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, who call themselves ‘concerned group’ have accused some of the players of the club of receiving GHC 5,000 as bribe from the immediate past administration of the Porcupine Warriors to undermine the team in their 1-2 home loss to MC El Eulma.

…………. MR LARRY……………

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