By MR LARRY
GOV’T NOT ABANDONING TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS – MINISTER
The Minister of Education, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, has explained that the policy of the government to establish new public universities does not mean that the government is abandoning the existing ones.
TOTAL STATION CLOSED DOWN FOR FUEL LEAKAGE
Operatives of the National Security Council Secretariat yesterday closed down the Total Fuel Station at the Community One Market in Tema.
THREE-DAY NATIONAL MOURNING FOR FLOOD VICTIMS BEGINS TODAY
The three-day national mourning declared by the government in remembrance of the people who lost their lives in the floods and fire disaster in Accra last Wednesday begins today.
‘ADUA’ HELD FOR ADAMS MAHAMA
The final funeral rites (Adua) of the Upper east Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Alhaji Adams Mahama, who was soaked in acid by his assailants leading to his death took place in Bolgatanga, Sunday.
HUNT FOR ADAMS KILLER – NANA
The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, has called on the family of the late Adams Mahama and members and supporters of the party, who are still in pain over the untimely death of the former Upper East Regional Chairman to calm down and cooperate with the security agencies to continue doing their work towards the arrest of the killers of Adams Mahama.
I HAVE FAILED – SAYS ACCRA MAYOR
Pressure is mounting on the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) Chief Executive Alfred Oko Vanderpuije to resign his position following last Wednesday’s deadly floods that killed over a hundred people as the mayor concedes his failure in administering the city.
UNIVERSITY DEMANDS ARREST OF ASPIRING NPP MP
Credible information gathered by The General Telegraph has it that the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in the Central Region has called for the arrest of an aspiring Member of Parliament (MP) in the Akrofuom Constituency in the Ashanti Region.
COLLAPSED BUILDING KILLS SLEEPING STUDENT
In the aftermath of last Wednesday’s downpour, a 22-year-old student of the Nyankumasi Ahenkro Senior High School and resident of Essuekyir in the Cape Coast Metropolis was found dead last Thursday after the in which she was sleeping collapsed on her.
COST OF FLOOD HITS BILLIONS OF CEDIS
The cost of last Wednesday’s floods and its damage to properties is expected to run into billions of Ghana cedis, an insurance consultant, Edgar Wiredu , has stated in an interview.
NZEMAS CLASH WITH GHANA GAS
The chief of Anokyi, a community in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region, says they would not hesitate to invoke their gods to cease the flow of gas, from the Jubilee fields to the Ghana Gas Company (GGC), should Ghana gas continue to ignore the concerns of the surrounding communities.
AKUFO-ADDO’S TRIBUTE TO LATE ADAMS MAHAMA
It is with a sad and heavy heart that I make this short speech at the funeral rites of Adams Mahama, as a tribute to our fallen colleague and as a petition to the Al-mighty Allah. May Allah accept our brother Adams into Jannah (paradise).
TIP TOE LANE FIRE CAUSED BY KAYAYEI – GNFS
More than 100 head porters were rendered homeless last Saturday when fire gutted a two-storey building at Tip Toe Lane, near the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra.
GCPP MOURNS WITH FLOOD VICTIMS
The Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP) has stated that the penchant for blame game is destroying the nation. The party has, therefore, asked Ghanaians to eschew blame game, especially for what befell the nation on Wednesday.
USE THE HUMAN RIGHTS APPROACH IN THE DEMOLITION PROCESS Human Rights Approach. HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATE TO THE AMA.
Although, under exceptional circumstances, forced evictions and demolitions may be carried out, due regard must be paid to the correct procedures for lawful demolition and evictions.
I’M COOL WITH PROMZY – REGGIE
If former VIP member, Promzy , intended to use his recent attacks on Reggie Rockstone, via Facebook, to start an open fight with the latter, he probably needs to find another “enemy”.
‘GOV’T MUST ENFORCE LAWS TO AVERT RECURRENCE ’
The Christian Council of Ghana is urging government to enforce the country’s laws and statues to avert a recurrence of last Wednesday’s twin flood and fire disaster.
THUMBS UP FOR PAGEANTS
Although most beauty contests in Ghana leave in their trails controversies, Ganyobi Achawa , a contestant of Ghana’s Most Beautiful 2014 pageant, believes there are not enough pageants in the country and has called for even more of such events.
2000 YEAR GROUP OF PRESEC OLD BOYS ASSOCIATION TO ADOPT KORLE BU CHILDREN’S WARD
The 2000 year group of Presbyterian Boys’ Senior High School (PRESEC) Old Boys Association has decided to adopt the children’s ward of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
NPP MUST NOT SETTLE SCORES ON AIRWAVES – DAN BOTWE
The Minority Chief Whip in Parliament, Mr Dan Botwe, has reiterated the need for the rank and file of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to not settle personal scores on “the airwaves”.
POWER MINISTER : CASH FLOW CAUSES ‘DUMSOR ’
The Minister of Power, Dr Kwabena Donkor, yesterday admitted in parliament that the continuous power crisis also known as dumsor, which has plagued the nation and destroyed many industries, has been the result of lack of mandatory and special routine maintenance of some generating units as well as fuel supply challenges.
INVEST IMPORTS BILL IN LOCAL COMPANIES – MAHAMA
President John Dramani Mahama has said the huge chunk of the national budget that is used to cover the country’s import costs should be channeled into procuring locally-produced products as this will help to fast-track economic growth and strengthen the cedi against its major trading currencies.
GOV’T, FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS TO SUPPORT SMEs
Government says it is collaborating with local financial institutions to provide the necessary funding to develop and build the capacities of small and micro enterprise (SMEs), so as to empower them and help mitigate the unemployment situation in the country.
INSURERS CHARGE È»1.30P A DAY FOR THIRD-PARTY INSURANCE
Insurance companies have agreed to sell motor insurance cover at a cost È»1.30 a day, making it the first time that car owners can purchase insurance on a short-term basis.
AIRPORTS COMPANY CLOSES IN ON US$230M LOAN
The Ghana Airports Company is to finalise arrangement for a syndicated loan of US$230 million for the construction of a third terminal (T3) AT THE Kotoka International Airport.
UT BANK TARGETS GH ¢100M ADDITIONAL CAPITAL
Shareholders of UT Bank have asked the board and management to raise an additional GH¢100million capital in preference shares to streamline the bank’s capital base to support growth and operations.
ACCESS BANK CHAMPIONS ECONOMIC DEV’T
In keeping with its strategy as a catalyst for socio-economic growth, Access Bank Ghana is for the third year running leading discussions at the 2015 Ghana Economic Forum.
GHANA SPENDS 70% OF REVENUE ON PAYROLL
The news that Ghana is spending 70% of its revenue on payroll, an economic arrangement associated with Liberia, Kenya, Greece, etc., is disturbing.
COCOA CLERKS WARNED AGAINST SCALE MANIPULATION
Cocoa Purchasing Clerks (P/Cs) have been warned to refrain from cheating farmers through the manipulation of their weighing scales.
I HAVE SAVED BOST OVER 10 MILLION CEDIS SINCE APRIL, 2014-BOST MD
The Bulk Oil Storage and Transport Company is excited over modest gains the company claims to have made between April, 2014 and May 2015.
DEREGULATION WILL ENSURE CHEAPER PETROLEUM PRICING’
Mr Emmauel Armah Kofi-Buah, the Minister of Petroleum has said Government’s decision to deregulate the petroleum sector was to allow petroleum importers and marketers to reduce their price as well as pull in more private players into the sector.
ADB DONATES ¢100,000 TO SUPPORT FLOOD, FIRE VICTIMS
The Agricultural Development Bank Ghana Limited (adb) has donated ¢100,000 to the Ridge and 37 Military Hospitals to assist them in the delivery of medical care to victims of last Wednesday’s floods and fire disaster. The two health institutions were given GH¢50,000 each at a separate event Friday.
FIASEMAN RURAL BANK SUPPORTS COCOA FARMERS
A total of GH¢2,944,958 has been disbursed to 1,750 cocoa farmers in the Prestea/Huni-Valley District in the Western Region by the Fiaseman Rural Bank Limited at Bogoso, the district capital.
PRICES OF FOODSTUFFS GO UP IN 1ST WEEK OF JUNE
The first week in the month of June saw some increases in the price of foods, of between 1% and 6%, in the various Ghanaian markets.
SUCCESS IN MARKETING NO LONGER RANDOM – CIMG PRESIDENT
Dr Mrs Shola Safo-Duoduo, the National President of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIMG), Ghana on Friday said success in marketing was no longer random anymore.
TIGHT SECURITY FOR NEW BOST PIPELINES – MD
Mr Kingsley Awuah Darko, the Managing Director, Bulk Oil storage and Transport (BOST), has said the company would ensure tight security along the new BOST pipelines which would be laid from Akosombo to the Accra Plains to avoid stealing or siphoning of fuel.
DISABLED STOPPED FROM BOARDING FLIGHT TO TAMALE
A physically challenged intern of SEND-Ghana was refused boarding on an Africa World Airlines (AWA) flight to Tamale on grounds that she is disabled.
EGYPT, ITALY AND ALGERIA CALL FOR POLITICAL SOLUTION IN LIBYA
Algeria, Egypt and Italy on Sunday called for a political solution in Libya, on the eve of UN-mediated talks aimed at forming a unity government in the war-torn country.
AFRICANS NEGOTIATE ONE TRADE REGIME’ FOR COMMON MARKET
Senior officials of three African economic blocs held talks on a “one trade regime” that would forge a common market spanning the continent, at a meeting in Egypt on Sunday
G7 LEADERS URGE TOUGH LINE ON RUSSIA AT ALPINE SUMMIT
Group of Seven (G7) leaders vowed at a summit in the Bavarian Alps on Sunday to keep sanctions against Russia in place until President Vladimir Putin and Moscow-backed separatists fully implement the terms of a peace deal for Ukraine.
INTERNATIONAL FLOTILLA RESCUES 5,900 FROM MEDITERRANEAN IN A WEEKEND
An international rescue fleet plucked almost 5,900 migrants from rickety boats making the perilous sea crossing for North Africa to Europe on Saturday and Sunday, Italy’s coastguard said.
EU CHIEF REBUKES GREECE, DEMANDS SWIFT DEBT PLAN
The European Union’s exasperation with Greece burst into the open on Sunday when its chief executive rebuked leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and warned that time was running out to conclude a debt deal to avert a damaging Greek default.
BRITAIN TO EXPAND IRAQ TRAINING MISSION TO COUNTER IS – CAMERON
Britain is to expand its military training mission in Iraq in the coming weeks, Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Sunday, saying the Iraqi army needed more help to deal with improvised bombs planted by Islamic State militants.
U.S. LAWMAKER BLAMES CHINA FOR CYBER ATTACK AGAINST U.S. GOVERNMENT
The chairman of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee said on Sunday the Chinese government was likely to have been behind the recent breach of U.S. government computers, which may have compromised the personal data of 4 million current and former federal employees.
SOUTH KOREA REPORTS JUMP IN MERS INFECTIONS, SIXTH PATIENT DIES
South Korea reported a jump in cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) on Monday while an 80-year-old man became the sixth fatality from the outbreak in the country and other Asian nations began taking preventive measures against the disease.
MEXICO RULING PARTY EXPECTED TO KEEP SLIM CONGRESS MAJORITY AS VOTING CLOSES
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto’s party is expected to retain its slim working majority in the lower house of Congress in mid-term elections on Sunday despite discontent about corruption, gang violence and lacklustre economic growth.
EGYPT’S SISI ADMONISHES POLICE GOVERNMENT ON ANNIVERSARY
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi reproached police and criticised his government on Sunday, a year after he took office, after critics accused him of allowing human rights abuses to flourish and doing little to boost jobs.
U.S. REPORTS 22 AIR STRIKES AGAINST ISLAMIC STATES IN SYRIA AND IRAQ
The United States and its allies carried out 22 air strikes against Islamic States militants in Syria and Iraq during a 24-hour period to Sunday, a U.S. military statement said.
KWESI APPIAH SUFFERS INJURY IN TRAINING
Ghana striker Kwesi Appiah suffered injury while training with the Black Stars ahead of the 2017 Nations Cup qualifier against Mauritius.
BLACK SATELLITES DRAWN AGAINST MALI IN U-20 WORLD CUP
It’s Mali next up for Ghana at the U-20 FIFA World Cup following the conclusion of the group phase of New Zealand 2015.
Hearts of Oak: Continental dreams end in Accra
THE GHANA GIANTS ARE OUT AFTER BEING DEFEATED BY ESPERANCE
Hearts of Oak ’s run in continental competition this season came to an end with a 1-1 draw against Esperance de Tunis at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday.
TOGO TEAM ARRIVE FOR MONDAY’S FRIENDLY AGAINST GHANA
Togo have arrived in Accra ahead of Monday’s friendly against the Black Stars of Ghana.
FCPP LEAGUE WEEK 16 RESULTS
WA ALL STARS 2 – 0 WAFA
INTER-ALLIES 1 – 1 BEREKUM CHELSEA
BA UTD 1 – 1 MEDEAMA SC
HASAACAS 1 – 0 BECHEM UNITED
ADUANA STARS 0 – 0 LIBERTY
HEART OF LIONS 3 – 1 KOTOKO
EDUBIASE FC 0 – 0 OLYMPICS