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NEWS HEADLIN………… MONDAY 29-6-2015
Posted by admin on 29th June 2015

By MR LARRY

ACCRA GETS FIRST $7m WASTE TRANSFER STATION, MEDICAL TREATMENT FACILITY

Amissah-Arthur has inaugurated a waste transfer project with the capacity to hold about 50% of all wastes generated in Accra daily.

THREAT TO RESIGN EN MASSE – GMA DECIDES TODAY

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) will today hold a crucial meeting to decide whether to embark on its planned mass resignation on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 following the inability of the government to give them conditions of service.

ABOABO FLOOD KILLS ONE, RESIDENTS TAKE TO THE STREETS

A downpour in some parts of the Kumasi Metropolis and the Asokore-Mamapong Municipality last Saturday night claimed the life of person while properties were destroyed.

WE’VE NOWHERE TO GO – JUNE 3 DISASTER VICTIMS AT 37 HOSPITAL CRY OUT

Some victims of the June 3, 2015 flood and fire disaster refused to go home after they were discharged by the authorities of the 37 Military Hospital.

WORK ON LEGON TEACHING HOSPITAL PROGRESSES

Work on the $217-million University of Ghana Teaching Hospital (UGTH) is 65 per cent complete, with the facility expected to commence operations in January 2016, project managers have indicated.

MP FLOORED IN NPP ELECTIONS

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Upper Denkyira East constituency over the weekend dumped incumbent Member of Parliament (MP), Ben Kofi Ayeh, as it elected Samuel Nsowah Djan as its parliamentary candidate to represent the party in the 2016 general elections.

WEST BLUE DEAL IN LIMBO

The presidency is coming under a lot of fire for a potential breach of the Public Procurement Act, 2003 (ACT 663), as the government moves to award a juicy multi-million dollar contract to West Blue.

BLOWS OVER MAHAMA BOYS

Confusion has erupted between Vincent Kuagbenu, the newly appointed executive Director of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA), formerly known as Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Agency (GYEEDA)

NSS APPEALS FOR SECURITY AT ITS FARMS

Dr Michael Kpessa-Whyte, Director of the National Service Scheme (NSS), has appealed to government to provide farms of the scheme with security to help prevent grazing from cattle of Fulani herdsmen.

KOJO BONSU KMA HAULED TO COURT

The planned project to redevelop the Kejetia Lorry Terminal and the Kumasi Central Market is likely to suffer a further delay as the entire membership of the of the Kejetia Traders Association and the Kejetia Petty Traders Association has initiated a legal suit against the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) and its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Kojo Bonsu.

2,400 GHANAIAN CHILDREN BELOW 15 INFECTED WITH HIV – FIRST CALLS FOR URGENT REMEDIAL ACTION

The Director General of the Ghana Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Commission, Dr Angela El-Adas, has disclosed that 2,400 children below the ages of 15 are infected with HIV/AIDS, with just a quarter of the number having access to treatment.

METRO MASS PROBE REVEALS MASSIVE LAPSES

Investigations into the allegations of Metro Mass Transit (MMT) workers against management of the company have revealed that there have been lapses in the procurement processes of the company.

POWER SUPPLY TO WORSEN; VRA REDUCES AKOSOMBO OPERATION

The Volta River Authority (VRA) is planning to reduce the operating capacity of the Akosombo Dam due to a drop in water level, TV3 has gathered.

MINERALS COMMISSION FIGHTS PMMC OVER MIRAMEX COMPANY LIMITED

Today, can report of a raging dispute between the Minerals Commission of Ghana (MCG) and the Precious Mineral and Marketing Company (PMMC).

FUEL SHORTAGE HITS POLICE; OPERATION CARS GROUNDED

The new policy by the Mahama administration to let oil marketing companies decide the prices of their own imported petroleum fuels is already taking casualties among the public service institutions.

FIRE SERVICE RESCUES TRAPPED RESIDENTS IN KUMASI FLOODS

The Ghana National Fire Service has rescued some residents of Aboabo in Kumasi after the building they lived in submerged in floods after heavy rains, Saturday.

AGBESI MAKES U-TURN TO SEEK RE-ELECTION

The Member of Parliament for Ashaiman, Mr Alfred Agbesi, has declared his intention to seek re-election on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress, (NDC) far ahead of the party’s parliamentary primaries slated for October this year.

SACK ‘STUDENT STATE OFFICIALS’ – BIA TELLS MAHAMA

The Bureau for Internal Affairs (BIA), an anti-corruption organisation, is calling on President John Dramani Mahama, to terminate the appointment of appointees, who are pursuing further studies at the detriment of their work.

I’M GHANA’S TOP DIVA – NANA YAA

All the female singers in Ghana move over because the real diva is coming out big time.

MUSIC TAKES OVER GOLDEN MOVIE AWARDS

It was a night dedicated to celebrate outstanding actors and actresses in the African movie Industry but that was overshadowed by great stage performances from female singers, Nana Yaa, Irene Logan, Ofie and Eazzy.

NATIONAL SECURITY TAKES OVER CONDUCT OF BECE RESIT

National security has taken control over the conduct of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) re-sit papers scheduled on June 29- June 30, Mr Samuel Okudzato Ablakwa, a Deputy Minister of Education said on Saturday.

SUPPORT STAFF OF INFANT DISTRICT ASSEMBLIES – NII LANTE

The Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD), Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, has appealed to public-spirited individual members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to endeavour to provide accommodation and other logistical support to staff members of the infant district assemblies.

YAMOAH-PONKO ISSUES A HALF-HEARTED APOLOGY FOR LOCKING UP CLASSROOM BLOCK

Ejisu-Juabeng Municipal Chief Executive, Afrifa Yamoah-Ponko, has issued a half hearted apology for locking up a newly built school block.

POOR ROADS AT SHIME FRUSTRATE RESIDENTS

Residents in Blemazado, Aglobledokui, Tregui and other communities in the Shime area of the Keta Municipality are complaining over bad roads in their communities.

RESIDENTS IN AMANFROM INJURED IN MASS ARMED ROBBERY INCIDENT

Some residents of Amanfrom near Kasoa in the Ga South Municipality have been injured in a mass armed robbery incident Saturday dawn.

REPORT SEXUAL VIOLATION CASES – GENDER MINISTRY

Mr Anthony Dontoh, Eastern Regional Director of the Department of Children of the Ministry of Gender, Children and social Protection, has urged parents to report defilement and rape cases to the police This, he, said would halt child marriages.

GNPC TO DONATE $10,000 TO NUGS RUSSIA WELFARE FUND

On Tuesday June 24th 2015, NUGS Russia had the opportunity of meeting the Government delegation visiting Russia led by the Minister of Petroleum, Hon. Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, CEO of Ghana National Petroluem Company (GNPC), Mr. Alexander Mould and Chief executive of Petroleum Commission, Mr. Theophilus Ahwireng as part of plans to solve power crisis in our country.

DON’T TAKE ADVANTAGE OF MINORS – DEC WARNS TEACHERS

The first police station ever in the Sekyere-Afram Plains District has been inaugurated at Drobonso, the capital.

BUSINESS HEADLINES

SAVING THE CEDI

Last week’s announcement by the Bank of Ghana (BoG) to pump US$ 20 million a day into the economy to save the falling cedi is a curious attempt that touches the depth of the central bank’s pocket.

IFC TO ADVICE ON WHO RUNS ECG The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) has signed a contract with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group to advise on which private entity will take over the operations of the ECG for a yet to stated period of time.

GOIL IN DANGER

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors, Senyo Horsi has described GOIL’s mover to maintain its prices after the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) introduced the petroleum price liberalization and unsustainable and unwise for a commercial entity.

DRIVERS TO PAY 800% ON INSURANCE

Starting July 1, 2015, the 800 percent increment on driver’s vehicle insurance fee will be implemented by the National Insurance Association (NIC). This is according to Wilfred Dodzih, head of technical non-life at the Ghana Insurers Association (GIA).

CHECK ACTIVITIES OF FOREIGN GOLD BUYERS

A former Board Member of Precious Minerals Marketing Company (PMMC), Mr Seth Kweku Klaye, has called on the government to halt the activities of foreigners who use fictitious documents to buy gold and export them at a great loss to the nation.

ABL, VOLTIC INTRODUCE BETA MALT

Accra Brewery Limited (ABL), in collaboration with Voltic Ghana Limited, has introduced Beta Malt into the non-alcoholic beverage market.

MASLOC DISBURSES LOANS TO MARKET WOMEN

The Microfinance and Small Loans Scheme (MASLOC) has disbursed GH¢ 1,443,000.00 in soft loans to 1,116 market women in three markets in Accra whose wares were destroyed during the June 3 floods.

REVIEW TAX INCENTIVES FOR FREE ZONE COMPANIES

The Policy and Advocacy Manager of Tax Justice Network – Africa (TJN-A) has urged African governments to review tax incentives for free zone companies.

SHOPS, SUPERMARKETS OWNERS SCHOOLED ON FAKE PRODUCTS

Mr Aquinas Tawiah Quansah, Central Regional Minister, has tasked officials of Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) to intensify their random checks and monitoring of shops to rid them of unregistered, fake and expired products.

VODAFONE HOLDS NATIONWIDE INTERNET FAIR

Vodafone Ghana Foundation, has introduced a nationwide internet fair to educate the public on usage and skills of the internet.

ECG’s CHALLENGES COST ECONOMY

The daunting challenges facing the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) cost the country five per cent of its Gross Domestic Products (GDP) as the situation had forced the country to violate international standards by recording more than 106 power outages in less than a year instead of a maximum of 10 outages as stipulated for the period.

COCA-COLA CELEBRATES 100YRS OF ICONIC CONTOUR BOTTLE

Beverage giant Coca-Cola Bottling Company has celebrated a century of its iconic bottle, the bottle which has been the unique selling point for the brand.

COURT DISMISSES CASE AGAINST SHC

An Accra High Court presided over by Justice John Ajet Nasam, has dismissed a case brought against State Housing Corporation (SHC), halting the Aprotech Estates project.

USAID HANDS OVER PLANTERS TO FARMERS IN U/W

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has handed over 100 multi crop planters to some women farmers in the Upper West Region to help them overcome the difficulty involved in planting crops.

BUSINESSMAN WINS HOUSE IN MTN PROMO

Mr Ishmael Awuna, a businessman has won a two- bed room house in the MTN-Ghana promotion draw held in Takoradi.

EDAIF STAFF URGED TO GET CLOSER TO THE PEOPLE

The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Antwi-Boasiako Sekyere has called on Export Trade, Agricultural and Industrial Development Fund (EDAIF) to decentralise its activities to the districts in order to get closer to the people with the fund.

SPIO-GARBRAH CALLS FOR RENEWED COMMITMENT TO INDUSTRIALISATION

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Ekow Spio-Garbrah has called for renewed commitment to industrialisation which is vital to the growth and development of the country.

STANBIC BANK DONATES GH152, 000 TO KORLE BU BURNS, CARDIO UNITS

Stanbic Bank Ghana has supported the Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre and the Cardiothoracic Centre of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital with GHC100, 000 and GHC52, 000 respectively.

ZAINA LODGE AT MOLE PARK TO OPEN IN SEPTEMBER

Construction works on the Zaina Lodge at the Mole National Park in the West Gonja District of the Northern Region is 90 per cent complete.

MOVE FROM ‘ONE-MAN’ BUSINESS — SEC BOSS

Director-General of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Dr. Adu Anane Antwi, has charged business men and women to form joint partnership instead of sole ownership.

BASTIAT GHANA SLAMS NATIONAL TAX NET WIDENING EFFORTS

Bastiat Ghana, a liberal economy think tank, says an analytical study has proven that successive governments did not see the achievement of widening the tax net in the short term.

IMF DEMANDS COMPLETE INDEPENDENCE OF BoG

The International Monetary Fund is proposing strict amendments to the Bank of Ghana Act to ensure complete independence of the Central Bank, Starr News has gathered.

ZOOMLION FOUNDATION INAUGURATES BOARD

Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong, Executive Chairman of Zoomlion/Jospong Group of Companies has inaugurated the Board of Trustees for the Zoomlion Foundation (ZLF) in Accra.

GO BEYOND T-BILLS — SPIO TO BANKS

Trade and Industry Minister Ekwow Spio-Garbrah has called on banks in the country to go beyond investing in Treasury bills to provide the financial backbone that is required to transform key sectors of the economy — specifically, the agric sector — to fast-track the national socio-economic growth agenda.

LA COMMUNITY BANK LIMITED SET TO GO HI-TECH

“The La Community Bank Limited, (LCBL) one of Ghana’s premier rural banks is set to go hi-tech in order to stay competitive with commercial banks in business and equally check fraud in dealing with its clients in the country”, Mr. B.A. Gogo, acting Board Chairman of the bank has revealed.

INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES

GREECE IMPOSES CAPITAL CONTROLS AS CRISIS DEEPENS

Greece closed its banks and imposed capital controls on Sunday to check the growing strains on its crippled financial system, bringing the prospect of being forced out of the euro into plain sight.

FRANCE ATTACK SUSPECT ADMITS KILLING, POLICE MAKE LINK TO SYRIA

The suspected Islamist who attempted to blow up a French chemical plant on Friday has admitted killing his manager beforehand, a source close to the investigation said on Sunday, as police linked the suspect to a militant now in Syria.

WESTERN OFFICIALS SUGGESTIRAN TRIES TO WIGGLE OUT OF NUCLEAR PLEDGES

Iran is backtracking from an interim nuclear agreement with world powers three months ago, Western officials suggested on Sunday, as U.S. and Iranian officials said talks on a final accord would likely run past a June 30 deadline.

TUNISIA BEACH ATTACKER; FROM RAP FAN TO KILLER

On Wednesday, Saif Rezgui sat down with friends in his Tunisian hometown to chat about his favourite football team, girls and his breakdance skills over coffee and cigarettes.

KUWAIT SAYS MOSQUE BOMBER WAS YOUNG SAUDI MAN, DETAINS DRIVER

Kuwait identified the suicide bomber behind its worst militant attack as a young Saudi Arabian man and said on Sunday it had detained the driver of the vehicle that took him to a Shi’ite Muslim mosque where he killed 27 people.

SPACEX ROCKET SUPPLYING SPACE STATION EXPLODES AFTER FLORIDA LAUNCH

An unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded about two minutes after liftoff from Florida on Sunday, destroying a cargo ship bound for the International Space Station in the latest in a string of mishaps in supplying the orbiting outpost.

JAPAN PM ABE’S RATINGS SLIP AMID DOUBTS ABOUT HIS SECURITY POLICY

Support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government is slipping in the face of doubts about his more muscular security policy, a newspaper survey released on Monday showed, amid concerns Abe’s ruling party wants to muzzle its media critics.

THAILAND’S FIRST MERS CASE DECLARED FREE OF DEADLY VIRUS

An Omani man who became Thailand’s first case of Middle East Respiratory Sydnrome (MERS) has been declared free of the deadly virus, Thailand’s health ministry said on Monday.

VENEZUELA’S STRUGGLING SOCIALISTS HOLD PRIMARIES FOR PARLIAMENTARY VOTE

Venezuela’s ruling socialists held primaries on Sunday ahead of December’s parliamentary election they are forecast to lose due to a biting recession and discontent with the late Hugo Chavez’s uncharismatic successor.

ISRAEL BARS FOREIGN ACTIVIST FLOTILLA FROM REACHING GAZA

Israel said on Monday it had blocked a boat leading a four-vessel protest flotilla of foreign activists from reaching the Gaza Strip and forced the vessel to sail to an Israeli port.

SPORTS HEADLINES

STEPHEN APPIAH SCORES TO BID FINAL FAREWELL IN TESTIMONIAL MATCH

Former Ghana captain Stephen Appiah scored from a trademark free kick to officially end his football career in his testimonial match before a packed Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday.

STEAUA IS A STEP FORWARD FOR ME – MUNIRU SULLEY

Sulley Ali Sariki Muniru feels his move to Romania champions, Steaua Bucharest, is step forward after spending the last three seasons with FCR Cluj.

GHANA FA TO SUE OVER “INACCURATE” DZAMEFE COMMISSION REPORT

The Ghana Football Association has served notice it is going to court to challenge aspects of the Dzamefe Commission of Inquiry report, which it describes as “misleading and inaccurate.”

ASAMOAH GYAN DONATES $60k TO STEPHEN APPIAH

Asamoah Gyan has pledged a $60,000 cash donation to his predecessor Stephen Appiah.

TEN MAN HEARTS OF OAK HOLD BA UNITED IN SUNYANI

Ten man Hearts of Oak held BA United to a 1-1 draw at the Sunyani Coronation Park on match day 20 of the ongoing First Capital Plus Bank Premier on Sunday.

FCPPL WEEK 20 RESULTS

OLYMPICS 1-0 LIBERTY
KOTOKO 2-1 BECHEM U
EDUBIASE 1-0 MEDEAMA
LIONS 1-1 BEREKUM C
ADUANA 1-0 WAFA
HASAACAS 2-0 ASHGOLD
BA UTD 1-1 HEARTS
INT-ALLIES 1-0 ALL STARS

RAMADAN MUBARAK

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