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Headline News August 6 2015

BY MR LARRY

GOVERNMENT YIELD TO COERCION – PRESIDENT TELL PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS

The President, John Mahama has stated categorically that the government will not yield to coercion by public sector doctors to accept any unreasonable demands on their conditions of service.

GHANA GAS RESUMES SUPPLY TO VRA

The Ghana National Gas Company (Ghana Gas) has resumed supply of lean gas to the Volta River Authority (VRA).

DICS TO HAND OVER TO WEST BLUE, GCNET

Processes for the full handover of the classification, valuation and risk management functions of Destination Inspection Companies (DICs) to West Blue Ghana Limited and Ghana Community Network (GCNet) have been initiated.

TWO NKRUMAH CIRCLE INTERCHANGES TO OPEN FRIDAY

Two of the three interchanges of the Kwame Nkrumah Circle Interchange project will be open to traffic on Friday August 7, 2015.

EYEBALL TO EYEBALL: WE WON’T PAY – PRESIDENT MAHAMA TELLS DOCTORS

Striking medial doctors in public hospitals may have to reconsider their demands for better conditions of service because President John Mahama says he cannot authorize the payment of any expenditure on wages not provided for in the budget for both government workers and appointees.

EJECT STRIKING DOCTORS FROM BUNGALOWS’

Governance expert, Mr. Kofi B. Kukubor, has taken a swipe at the leadership of the Ghana Association (GMA) for allowing its members to embark on strike action which is greatly affecting the health service delivery in the country.

USE ICT WISELY ’

First Deputy Speaker of Parliament and Member of Parliament (MP) for Cape Coast North Constituency in the Central region, Hon. Ebo Barton Odro, has advised pupils at the basic level to make good use of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT).

RIP OFF AT NURSING TRAINING INSTITUTIONS

Information available to Today shows that students who have applied for admission into various public nursing training institutions in the country are being charged a minimum of GH₵150 non-refundable interview fees.

TROUBLE LOOMS IN VOLTA NDC OVER BVR

Tension is gradually building up in the North Tongu branch of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Volta region over alleged moves by some constituency executives to manipulate the ongoing Biometric Voters Registration (BVR) exercise in some traditional areas, Today has gathered.

STOP THE “SENSELESS POLITICS” WITH DOCTORS’ STRIKE – NDUOM

The “senseless politics” being played around the doctors’ strike must stop because lives are being lost, the leader of the Progressive People’s Party has said.

GOV’T BLOWS GHC666m OIL CASH

The Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) has challenged Government to disclose how it used an amount of GHC666 million from the Annual Budget Funding Amount (ABFA).

TUC SLAMS GOV’T OVER LEAKED DOCTORS’ PROPOSALS

Organized Labour Wednesday accused the government of leaking proposals by the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) for improved working conditions.

THERE’S NO CASH TO SPEND ON STRIKING DOCTORS – TERKPER

Finance Minister Seth Terkper has jumped to the defence of President John Mahama whose “I-won’t-pay-beyond-budget” comment has gotten doctors more angry.

TAKE ON EC -WONTUMI TELLS NPP

Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako aka Wontumi, has charged his party to dedicate its time to look into the activities of the Electoral Commission (EC).

MILITARY COMMANDS NOW THREE TO ENSURE INTERNAL SECURITY

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) are being restructured to effectively respond to internal security.

LET’S SUPPORT THE 40-YEAR DEV’T PLAN – GRACE BEDIAKO

Member of the National Development Plan Commission (NDPC) Dr. Grace Bediako has called on Ghanaians to support the 40-year development plan.

4 ARMED ROBBERS NABBED, 1 KILLED IN E/R

One was shot while four suspected armed robbers were arrested by the Eastern Regional Police Command at Nsawam on morning.

UTAG GOES ON STRIKE

Members of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) will from today, August 6 lay down their tools following what they say is government’s delay to pay their 2014/2015 Book and Research allowances.

BUSINESS HEADLINES

MAHAMA TO SIGN NEW UN DEV’T AGENDA

President John Dramani Mahama has confirmed that Ghana will be signing up with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

TOMATO FACTORY OPENS

President John Mahama yesterday inaugurated the tomato paste processing factory of Conserveria Africana Ghana Limited, importers of Gino and Pomo brand in Ghana

CHECK RISKS TO ENSURE FINANCIAL STABILITY – BoG TO BANKS

Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Millison Narh, has urged financial institutions in the country to put in place coordinated liability and asset management systems and procedures to cushion them from the risks associated with their operations.

ECONOMY: WORLD BANK SHOWS FAITH

Efforts by managers of Ghana’s economy to restore credibility and regain investor confidence could be yielding results as international finance institutions are providing funds and guaranteeing Ghana’s access to substantial private funds for development.

FDI EARNS $287.52M IN FDIS

Ghana bagged $287.52 million from Foreign Direct Investment Inflows (FDI) inflows for the second quarter of this year, 5r.43 percent higher than the corresponding period in 2014.

KOSMOS ENERGY SUPPORTS WOMEN’S GROUP

Kosmos Energy Ghana has constructed a six-unit fish smoking facility for a women’s group in Ekpu in the Jomoro District in the Western Region as part of efforts to enhance livelihoods and build the capacity of local fish processors in its operational communities.

ASSEMBLIES, USAID SIGN GH¢3.5m AGREEMENT

Seven metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs) in the Northern Region, have signed a GH¢ 3.48 million pact with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve livelihood and nutrition status among vulnerable households.

NATION COULD LOSE BOND HOLDERS – AKOTO OSEI

The Member of Parliament for Old Tafo and ranking member on Finance, Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei, has stated that the country risks losing its foreign investors, especially holders of the country’s bonds, if instability in the economy continues.

POWER BARGES TO ARRIVE IN OCTOBER

The government has served notice that electricity tariffs would be increased when the power barges being constructed in Turkey as part of efforts to boost the energy situation are brought to the country in October.

54 TRANSBORDER CHECKPOINTS SPUR COMPLAINTS

Ghana’s security agencies have come under severe criticism from transborder operators for mounting scores of permanent and temporary checkpoints that contravene the ECOWAS convention on transit goods.

REGENCY ALLIANCE READY TO MEET NEW MINIMUM CAP

Regency Alliance Insurance says it is considering various options, including acquisitions, to shore up its capital to GH¢10 million by the close of the year in line with new capital requirements set by the National Insurance Commission.

FNB COMMENCES GHANA OPERATIONS THIS MONTH

First National Bank (FNB) the retail and commercial banking wing of First Rand, one of South Africa’s biggest finance group, is set to start full banking operations in Ghana this month.

GHANAIANS ASKED TO PATRONISE LOCAL PRODUCTS

Mr Akrasi Sarpong, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, at Ministry of Trade and Industry, on Wednesday called on Ghanaians to patronise Made in Ghana goods in order to help build the economy.

PRUDENTIAL LIFE INSURANCE PARTNERS FIDELITY

More insurance companies are partnering banks to sell their products to clients through the concept called “Bancassurance”.

ECOBANK ANNOUNCES BOARD CHANGES

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), parent company of the Ecobank Group, has announced the resignation from its Board of Directors of Mrs Sheila Mmbijjewe.

ACEP QUESTIONS SANKOFA GAS PROJECT DEAL

The Africa Centre for Energy Policy, ACEP, is raising issues against the Sankofa Gas Project agreement saying it would not offer the country value for money.

INTERNATIONALHEADLINES

CAMEROON ‘SACKS’ 12,000 NIGERIANS

About 12,000 Nigerians are being repatriated from neighbouring Cameroon, Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency (Nema) has said.

MALI ARRESTS FIVE OVER QAEDA ATTACK THAT KILLED 11 SOLDIERS

Malian forces arrested five people suspected of involvement in an attack that left 11 soldiers dead, but the release of a former top jihadist sparked outrage among human rights groups.

LIBYAN GOVERNMENT OFFENSIVE IN BENGHAZI STALLS AS ISLAMISTS DIG IN

First a suicide bomber kills three Libyan soldiers at a checkpoint in the eastern city of Benghazi. When the army sends in reinforcements, Islamist fighters holed up in nearby buildings open fire, killing six more.

HIROSHIMA MARKS ATOMIC BOMBING, WORRIES ABOUT STEPS TOWARDS WAR

Bells tolled and thousands bowed their heads in prayer in Hiroshima on Thursday at ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing while survivors warned about Japan’s moves away from its pacifist constitution.

MALAYSIA CONFIRMS WING PART WASHED UP ON BEACH IS FROM MISSING MH370

A piece of a wing that washed up on an Indian Ocean island last week was part of the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, Malaysia said on Thursday, confirming the discovery of the first trace of the plane since it vanished last year.

AUSTRALIA REVEALS OVER 600 ASYLUM SEEKERS TURNED BACK AT SEA

Australia has turned around more than 600 asylum seekers trying to reach its shores on 20 separate boats since enacting controversial new border controls in December 2013, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said on Thursday.

TRUCK BOMB IN EASTERN AFGHANISTAN KILLS AT LEAST SIX, WOUNDS DOZENS

A truck bomb targeting an Afghan special forces base in an eastern province killed at least six people and wounded dozens, officials said on Thursday.

U.S., RUSSIA AGREE ON SYRIA CHEMICALS WEAPONS DRAFT – U.S. OFFICIAL

The United States and Russia have reached agreement on a draft U.N. resolution aimed at identifying those behind chemical weapons attacks in Syria in order to bring them to justice, a U.S. official said on Thursday.

BEYOND THE UGLY HEADLINES, GERMANSOPEN HEARTS, HOMES FOR REFUGEES

Arson attacks and unruly protests against the 450,000 refugees crowding into Germany this year have dominated the headlines as the country struggles to cope with a record-breaking influx of asylum-seekers fleeing war, violence and famine.

SPORTS HEADLINES

NATIONAL ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL ON SATURDAY

This year’s national championship reaches a climax on Saturday at the Tamale Sports Stadium as local athletes vie for slots for the All African Games (AAG).

NIGERIA SEEKING FRIENDLY AGAINST BLACK STARS

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have proposed a friendly against perennial rivals Ghana in London next month, AfricanFootball.com has reported.

26 PLAYERS INVITED TO BLACK STARLETS CAMP

Twenty-six players have been named in a provisional squad for the National Male Under 17 (Black Starlets) squad.

FCPPL WEEK 26 RESULTS

LIBERTY 0-1 HEARTS
ASHGOLD 0-0 BECHEM
KOTOKO 3-1 WA ALL STARS
MEDEAMA 2-1 WAFA
LIONS 5-0 BA UNITED
ADUANA 1-0 HASAACAS
OLYMPICS 4-2 B CHELSEA
EDUBEASE 2-2 INTER ALLIES

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