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Headline News-MONDAY 22-6-2015

By MR LARRY

ANOTHER RECRUITMENT SCAM HITS GHANA POLICE SERVICE

Another recruitment scam involving a number of young men and women has hit the Ghana Police Service.

NPP, NDC SELECT CANDIDATES FOR TALENSI BY-ELECTION

The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the dominant opposition party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) are set for the Talensi by-elections slated for July 7, 2015.

CONTROVERSY: DICs APPLY FOR ‘EXPRESSION OF INTEREST’ TO SETTLE JUDGEMENT DEBT

Despite the controvers surrounding the Ministry of Trade and Industry’s (MOTI’s) request for all the five Destination Inspection Companies (DICs) to submit offers for the settlement of a GHC197 million judgement debt to Bankswitch Ghana Limited, it has emerged that the companies have submitted Expressions of Interest for consideration.

GOVERNMENT SUPPLIES ADJEN-KOTOKU SHS WITH COMPUTERS

Government has supplied 20 computers to the Adjen-Kotoku Senior High School (SHS) for teaching of information technology communication.

GOV’T ADMITS $175M CASH FOR CONTRACT

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) government has admitted that it indeed asked Destination Inspection Companies (DICs) to contribute $175 million to the repayment of judgement debt to Bankswitch, a private IT firm, in exchange for contracts.
RAIN SCATTERS NDC RALLY

BLAME-GAME NOT SOLUTION TO DEV’T – FMR PRESBY MODERATOR

A former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG), has appealed to Ghanaian technocrats to strive to bring their expertise to bear to facilitate the nation’s development processes.

TWO COMMUNITIES GETS POTABLE WATER STATION AT AFIGYA KWABRE

Residents at Tetrem and Boamang, communities in the Afigya kwabre district of the Ashanti region have had a community mechanized water projects to serve the people with good drinking water.

GOV’T HOLDS CONSULTATION ON PRIVATISATION OF ECG

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) needs GH? 400 million annually to be able to operate effectively and efficiently, Dr Kofi Asamoa-Baah, Technical Advisor at the Ministry of Finance has said.

EAST AYAWASO MP DONATES TOWARDS RAMADAN

Alhaji Mahama Toure Naser, National Democratic Congress Member of Parliament (MP) for East Ayawaso at the weekend donated items to chiefs, imams, opinion leaders and constituency executives of the party towards the Ramadan.

GOV’T PUTS IN MEASURES TO CONTAIN CHOLERA OUTBREAK

The government has put in place measures to stop this year’s cholera outbreak from escalating into an epidemic, Mr Kweku Quansah, a Programme Officer of the Environmental Health and Sanitation Directorate (EHSD), has said.

AKATSI NORTH TRADERS NEED HELP

Traders in the Akatsi North District of the Volta Region have appealed to government to provide them with loans and proper market facilities for enhanced socioeconomic activities.

DZAMEFE COMMISSION REPORT READY FOR SALE

The Assembly Press has stated that the Dzamefe Commission’s Report is ready for sale to any interested persons and organisations.

FIVE-STOREY BUILDING COLLAPSES AT APATRAPA

An abandoned five-storey church structure came crushing down Sunday afternoon at Apatrapa a town in the Ashanti region. No casualties or fatalities were recorded.

BUSINESS HEADLINES

FUND MANAGERS BITTER OVER TIER-2 SNUB

Pension fund managers have threatened to lay-off workers and close shop altogether over government’s refusal to pay workers contributions to the Tier-2 of the three-tier pension scheme.

DOMESTIC AIRLINES PONDER FARE INCREASE

GTBANK, AIRTEL PREMIER IN STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

SENCHI CONSENSUS IS ACADEMIC EXERCISE – BEIGE CEO

The Chief Executive Officer of Beige Capital, Mike Nyinaku says the various platforms for the discussion of Ghana’s economic growth would continue to remain merely academic exercises if it is not backed by action.

GOV’T READY FOR EUROBOND BUT IMF SHOW RESERVATIONS

Despite some speculations that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) may delay government in issuing a billion dollar Eurobond this year, the Finance Minister, Seth Terkper has assured that government will make all efforts to get the facility in order to propel the infrastructure development needed by the country.

BUSINESS CONFIDENCE DIPS INFLATION EXPECTED TO SLOW TO 13% N 2016

TOR RECEIVES HOPES OF REVIVAL TO REFINE 60,000 BARRELS OF CRUDE OIL DAILY

200 PRIVATE VARSITIES PROGRAMMES UNDER REVIEW

Over 200 programmes run by private tertiary institutions in the country are currently undergoing review for accreditation and reaccreditation by the National Accreditation Board.

GHANA /ITALY APPROVES LIST OF 99 INVESTMENT PROPOSALS

Ghana and Italy has approved a list of 99 investment proposals submitted by local small and medium enterprises (SMEs), to be eligible for funding with a credit line granted by the Italian Government.

AU TO HARMONISE ECONOMIC POLICIES

The African Union (AU) has been urged to work towards the harmonisation of economic policies, the removal of tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade and the institution of mechanisms to support weaker countries in Africa.

GHACEM PAYS Gh¢ 2 MILLION TO GOV’T

Cement manufacturer, Ghacem Limited has presented a cheque for GH¢2million to the Government representing a final dividend payment on its 2014 accounts.

PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE HOLDS TALKS ON OIL INDUSTRY

A delegation of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Mines and Energy, at the weekend returned from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where they held discussions on how to improve the local industry.

AMENFIMAN RURAL BANK BAGS GH¢4.6m PROFIT

The Amenfiman Rural Bank Limited at Wassa Akropong in the Wassa Amenfi East District in the Western Region posted impressive financial results in 2014 in spite of the difficult economic conditions in the country.

35M DIC SAGA : WE’RE SAVING GHANA FROM PAYING GH¢1BN JUDGMENT DEBT – MOTI

The Ministry of Trade has said it is saving Ghana from paying over Gh¢1 billion in judgment when it resorted to domestic companies to contribute $35 million each to assist government clear a Gh¢197 million debt.

CREATE PARTNERSHIPS WITH FOREIGN INVESTORS – KUENYEHIA TELLS LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS

Published in Business News
The Chairman of Oxford and Beaumont Solicitors, a corporate and commercial law firm based in Accra and London, Mr Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia, has stressed the need for local entrepreneurs to build partnerships with foreign investors.

UNIBANK LAUNCHES ‘SIKA COLLECT’ PRODUCT

uniBank Ghana Limited has launched a new product, ‘Sika Collect,’ which is aimed at easing the frustration and inconveniences customers go through during cash and cheque transactions.

NATIONAL TRIPARTITE COMMITTEE BEGINS 2016 WAGE NEGOTIATIONS

The National Tripartite Committee has begun the process for the determination and negotiation of the minimum daily wage for 2016.

DHL URGES A MORE BUSINESS FRIENDLY AFRICA

The Managing Director of DHL Express for Sub-Saharan Africa, Charles Brewer has called on African leaders to make the continent easier to do business with.

STOP PATRONIZING FOREIGN POULTRY

The Chief Director of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Nana Oduro-Kwarteng says the rise in the importation of poultry products into Ghana is collapsing the local poultry industry.

AFRICA REINSURANCE CORPORATION MEETING OPENS

The 37th Annual General Meeting of Africa Reinsurance Corporation to discuss the Corporation’s performance and future plans is underway in Accra.

LIQUID WASTE TURNED INTO ORGANIC CHARCOAL IN GHANA

Slumson Ghana Limited, the company contracted by government to process human liquid waste into compost for farming is also manufacturing organic charcoal as a by-product.

ADENTAN WATER PROJECT TO BE COMPLETED IN TWO WEEKS

Government has secured a $ 48-million loan from the World Bank to connect communities within the Adentan-Madina area to the main lines of Ghana Water Company.

ENTERPRISE GROUP RECORDS STERLING PROFITS FOR 2014

The Enterprise Group on Thursday held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) where a dividend of two and a half pesewas was declared for shareholders.

BARCELONA’S VUELING TO LAUNCH DIRECT FLIGHTS TO ACCRA

Barcelona’s busiest airline; Vueling would, from Saturday, June 20, launch direct weekly flights to Accra.

INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES

FOUR MILITANTS KILLED IN RAID ON SOMALI GOVERNMENT SITE, ATTACK OVER SUNDAY ,

Four Islamist gunmen were killed after detonating a car bomb and shooting their way into a national intelligence agency training site, the internal security ministry said, adding that the government did not suffer any casualties during the attack.

U.N. APPOINTS SENEGALESE DIPLOMAT TO MEDIATE PEACE TALKS IN BURUNDI

The United Nations on Sunday appointed a Senegalese diplomat to facilitate talks between rival factions in Burundi’s political crisis after the opposition accused the previous mediator of bias.

MOURNING SHOOTING VICTIMS CHARLESTON ANGUISHES OVER ‘FRESHNESS OF DEATH’

Hundreds of people packed a sweltering Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston for an emotional memorial service on Sunday just days after a gunman, identified by authorities as a 21-year-old white man, shot dead nine black church members.

PHILIPPINES STEPS Up DRILLS WITH U.S., JAPAN FORCES NEAR SOUTH CHINA SEA

The Philippines will hold separate naval exercises with U.S. and Japanese forces this week on a Philippine island that is not far from the disputed Spratly archipelago, where China’s rapid creation of seven island outposts is stoking regional tensions.

SOUTH KOREA, JAPAN MARK 50 YEARS OF TIES WITH PUSH TO OVERCOME STRAINS

South Korea and Japan marked the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties on Monday with a push to mend relations strained by a territorial dispute and a feud over Japan’s wartime past.

HACKERS GROUND 1,400 PASSENGERS AT WARSAW AIRPORT

Around 1,400 passengers of the Polish airline LOT [LOT.UL] were grounded at Warsaw’s Chopin airport on Sunday after hackers attacked the airline ground computer systems used to issue flight plans, the company said.

AL JAZEERA SAYS ITS JOURNALIST TO REMAIN IN GERMAN CUSTODY

One of the pan-Arab television network Al Jazeera’s best known journalists, Ahmed Mansour, was remanded in custody by a German judge after being detained at Egypt’s request, the public prosecutor’s office said on Sunday.

BRITISH BUSINESS LEADERS PLAN CAMPAIGN FOR EU EXIT

A group of British business leaders and entrepreneurs are preparing to launch a campaign for Britain to leave the European Union at a planned membership referendum, a major donor to the UK Independence Party said.

CHINA BUSTS PROTEST ORGANISERS WHO TRIED TO SWAY COURT CASES

Police in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong have busted a group it said organised mass protests in an attempt to sway court cases and influence sentences, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

ITALY’S RENZI SAYS NO TENSION WITH FRANCE OVER MIGRANT CRISIS

Italy’s prime minister and France’s president put on a show of unity on Sunday, dismissing suggestions of tensions between their countries over handling the waves of migrants landing on southern Europe’s shores.

CHILE DECLARES ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCY OVER POLLUTED SANTIAGO AIR

Chilean authorities declared an environmental emergency for the Santiago metropolitan region for Monday, forcing more than 900 industries to temporarily shut down and about 40 percent of the capital’s 1.7 million cars off the roads.

FRANCE SAYS IRAN DEAL STILL NOT CLEAR’ AS DEADLINE NEARS

France’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Sunday it was unclear whether an international deal could be reached on Iran’s nuclear programme by a June 30 deadline.

SPORTS HEADLINES

GHANA CLIMBS TO 19TH IN LATEST FIFA RANKINGS

Ghana’s beach soccer national team, the Black Sharks continue their steady rise on the international scene after leaping to the 19th position on the latest FIFA world ranking.

ANGRY KOTOKO FANS HOLD PLAYERS HOSTAGE AFTER 3-1 THRASH

Angry Kotoko fans once again held their players hostage for over an hour after their latest defeat in the Ghana Premier League on Sunday in Dansoman.

MEDEAMA CAGE LIONS AS SCENES OF ANGER MARRED GAME

Medeama SC produced a sensational first half football to ravage Heart of Lions at the T&A Park in Tarkwa as the miners secured their first win in four matches played in the second round,thumping the Kpando side by 4 goals to 1.

INTER ALLIES HOLD HEARTS OF OAK TO A GOALLES DRAW

Accra Hearts of Oak were held to a pulsating goalless draw at home by Inter Allies on match day 19 of the ongoing First Capital Plus Bank Premier League on Sunday at the Accra sports stadium.

FIRST CAPITAL PLUS PREMIER LEAGUE ALL RESULTS-MATCHDAY 19

ALL STARS 3-0 OLYMPICS
LIBERTY 3-1 KOTOKO
HEARTS 0-0 ALLIES
ASHGOLD 4-1 BA UTD
WAFA 4-1 HASAACAS
CHELSEA 1-1 ADUANA
MEDEAMA 4-1 LIONS
BECHEM 3-0 EDUBIA
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