BY MR LARRY ®
WE WANT NEW VOTERS REGISTER – NPP INSISTS
The New Patriotic Party has reiterated its conviction that only a new credible voters’ register will guarantee a free, fair and transparent election in November this year.
MAN DEFILES DAUGHTER, 17, FOR 4 YEARS
A 42-year-old father has been arrested for allegedly having sex with his 17-year-old daughter for four years.
IMF SUPPORT CONFIRMS GOVERNMENT’S FISCAL CONSOLIDATION EFFORTS – TERKPER
The Finance Minister, Seth Terkper has described the approval for the release of the third tranche of $114.6 International Monetary Fund to boost Ghana’s economic stability and growth as a confirmation of government’s frantic efforts at ensuring fiscal consolidation.
MAHAMA’S TIME UP – NPP SAYS, BLASTS EC
With or without a new electoral roll, the opposition New Patriotic Party is confident of winning this its presidential candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, taking over the mantle of leadership.
WORKERS DEMO LOOMS
Barring any hitch, organised labour, led by the Trades Union Congress is expected to embark on a demonstration on Wednesday, January 20, in protest of the economic hardship in the country.
COURT SUMMONS ZANETOR VOTER ID CARD
An Accra high court has ordered the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei, to produce the biometric voter registration records of Dr Zanetor Agyeman Rawlings.
GNAT BLEEDS: EX GEN SEC BUYS A ₵48,000 VEHICLE FOR A MERE ₵7,000
The circumstances under which the recent past General Secretary of the Ghana National Teachers Association (GNAT), Irene Duncan-Adanusa, bought a two-year-old Toyota Hilux pick-up belonging to the Association for a ridiculously low price of ₵7,000 has angered many teachers in the country.
LET’S REINTEGRATE GITMO DUO – OFFICE OF CHIEF IMAM
The office of the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Dr Osmanu Nuhu Sharabutu, says its doors are opened for collaboration with National Security operatives on modalities to properly.
OMANE BOAMAH CHIDES HEADS OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS
Communications Minister, Omane Boamah has chided the President of the Ghana Catholic Bishop’s Conference, Most Rev Joseph Osei Bonsu for questioning President John Mahama’s decision to welcome suspended terrorists into Ghana.
DON’T CHARGE STUDENTS FOR USING PUBLIC TOILETS – MAYOR WARNS ASSEMBLY MEMBERS
The Metropolitan Chief Executive of Accra, Alfred Oko Vanderpuije has directed public toilet operators in the metropolis to desist from charging students from Kindergarten to Senior High Schools fees when they use the facility.
ATTORNEY GENERAL HAS SAVED GHANA MILLIONS OF CEDIS – MAHAMA
President John Mahama has revealed that the minister of Justice and Attorney General, Marrieta Brew Oppong has through dedication and commitment to duty saved the nation millions of dollars and cedis which would have been paid as a result of judgment debts.
CONSULTING PARLIAMENT ON GITMOS TRANSFER IRRELEVANT’ – GBEVLO
A former National Security Coordinator Col. Rtd. Larry Gbevlo-Lartey insist it does not lie within the purview of government to have subjected the transfer of two Yemeni detainees from Guantanamo Bay to public scrutiny before allowing them into the country.
A/R RECORDS 114 FIRE OUTBREAKS IN TWO WEEKS
One hundred and 14 fire outbreaks have been recorded in the Ashanti Regional just about two weeks into the year. Fire Service officials say the figure represents over 50 per cent of 219 cases registered for the whole of January, last year.
WE DIDN’T PROPOSE NEW VOTERS’ REGISTER – EC PANEL
The voters’ register panel has revealed that it did not recommend to the Electoral Commission to cleanse the existing register ahead of the November polls.
AKUFO -ADDO, BAWUMIA ARE DISGRACEFUL CHARACTERS- KOKU ANYIDOHO
The Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho, has attacked the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his Vice Presidential Candidate, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, describing them as liars and disgraceful characters.
22 MEETINGS I INITIATED TO RESOLVE NPP CRISIS FAILED – AFOKO
The disputed National Chairman of the new Patriotic party (NPP), Mr. Paul Afoko has disclosed that 22 meetings he initiated failed to resolve the differences in the party.
WHO IS IN CHARGE OF ACCRA?
Sanitation situation in Accra, the national capital, has returned to the state it was before the National Sanitation Day exercise was introduced to augment the efforts of the various local assemblies, Today has observed.
GROUP RAISES ALARM OVER NPP FUNDRAISER
A group affiliated to the New Patriotic Party (NPP), National Federation of NPP Youth (NFNPPY), has called on the party’s 2016 flag-bearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to intervene to put on hold a fundraising event of the party scheduled for this weekend in the Ashanti region, claiming the event “is clouded with fraud.”
NANA ADDO NOT SPEAKING ON GITMO TWO – NPP TELLS NDC
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has said its Presidential Candidate, Nana Akufo Addo, will not make any pronouncement aside what the party has publicly put out, in relation to government’s provision of shelter for two ex-detainees of Guantanamo Bay in Ghana.
EC BOSS NOT SPEAKING NDC LANGUAGE – NDC
Deputy National Democracy Congress (NDC) General Secretary George Lawson has rejected the opposition NPP’s accusation that the Electoral Commission Chairperson Charlotte Osei is doing the bidding of the governing party.
CATHOLIC BISHOPS ARE PHARISEES CASSOCKS’
Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho has gone bananas on Catholic Bishops and other members of the clergy who openly protested the importation of two ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees into the country.
FEAR GRIPS RESIDENTS IN ASUOGYAMAN OVER SALE OF POISONOUS SAND
Concerned residents of Atimpoku, a fishing community in Asuogyaman District of the Eastern region, have raised alarm over what they have described as “clandestine moves” by contractors of Bilfinger Construction Company which rehabilitated the Adomi Bridge.
VOLTA YOUTH TO BOYCOTT 2016 POLLS IF…
Some youth in North Tongu in the Volta region have threatened not to take part in the November 7, 2016 polls if the John Dramani Mahama- led National Democratic Congress (NDC) government continues to neglect the people in the area of provision of employment and social infrastructure.
GHANAIAN ADJUDGED SAILOR OF THE YEAR IN US NAVY
Petty Officer 3rd Class Munzil Yakub was recognized as one of WRNMMC‘s best Bluejacket of the Year.
TEACHERS, PARENTS BLAMED FOR POOR BECE GRADES AT SCHOOLS IN DABALA CIRCUIT
Parents and teachers are contributing to the continuous decline in education in parts of the South Tongu districts, especially the Dabala circuit, of the Volta Region.
SIX STUDENTS TO ONE COMPUTER – WOES OF KWEGYIR AGGREY SHS
Authorities of Kwegyir Aggrey Senior High School at Anomabu in the Central Region say it is becoming increasingly difficult for students to learn ICT with just a few computers in the School.
GHANA, US TO SHARE COST FOR UPKEEP OF EX-GITMO INMATES
The Public Affairs Counselor at the US Embassy in Ghana, Daniel Fennell has revealed that the Government of Ghana is sharing the cost with the US government for the upkeep of the ex-inmates of Guantanamo Bay being hosted in the country.
ATUABO GAS TO SHUTDOWN TODAY
The Atuabo Gas Plant will be shutdown today for a routine maintenance.The plant will come back on stream after 15 working days, an official statement said.
FATE OF 540 DICS WORKERS HANGS
The over 540 displaced workers of the destination inspection companies (DICs) whose valuation and classification contract with government was abrogated in August last year are still awaiting confirmation from the Ghana Revenue Authority and the Finance Ministry of being absorbed into the single window system.
TULLOW OPTIMISTIC OF WEATHERING OIL PRICE STORM
Tullow Oil says it is optimistic of weathering a collapse in oil prices, and experts the start-up of its TEN Project in the middle of this year to help shore-up its coffers.
GENERAL MOTORS SHARES RISE AFTER IT RAISES PROFIT OUTLOOK
General Motors (GM) shares have risen after the firm said it would be more profitable and return more money to shareholders. Shares in the biggest US carmaker closed 0.6% up after it raised its 2016 earnings forecast by 25 cents to between $5.25 and $5.75 per share.
VODAFONE OBVERSES ‘5 DAYS OF CARE’
Senior Management Team (SMT) of Vodafone Ghana has embarked on a weeklong customer appreciation and engagement activities to enable loyal customers share in the success of the Vodafone brand in Ghana.
ACEP BACKS INTRODUCTION OF POWER INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORT LEVY
The Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) has backed the introduction of the Power Infrastructure Support Levy on petroleum products. The levy is to be used to defray the debts of utility companies and support prospective investors in the sector among others.
PROBE ADB’S STEPHEN KPORDZIH – UNICOF
The Union of Commerce, Industry and Finance workers (UNICOF) has called for a probe into the tenure of the resigned managing director of the
SADA OUTLINE PLANS TO TRANSFORM SAVANNA ZONE
The Savanna Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) has developed a master plan to serve as a blueprint and guideline for the transformation of the savanna zone.
JUBILEE TO FLARE GAS DURING ATUABO SHUTDOWN
Gas from the Jubilee oil fields will be flared for the two-week period that the Atuabo Gas Processing Plant will be shut down for routine maintenance, energy analyst Mr Kojo Poku has said.
ECG INSTALLS NEW AUTOMATIC METER READING
The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is installing new Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) devices at all telecommunication cell sites in the Volta Region to safeguard the integrity of all its meter installations and promote transparency in its dealings with customers.
ORGANISED LABOUR STRIKES JAN. 20
Organised Labour will go on a two-day nationwide strike on January 21 and 22, as part of measures to put pressure on the government to reduce utility tariffs, fuel prices and taxes.
SUBAH TO EXTEND OPERATIONS ACROSS AFRICA
IT and telecommunications solution provider, Subah Infosolutions Ghana Limited, has signed a five-year agreement with the Guinean government to provide traffic monitoring services for revenue verification in that country.
PLACE CAP ON INTEREST RATE – SPIO TELLS BOG
The Bank of Ghana has been asked to place a cap on the interest rates micro finance companies give out to their customers.
JAPANESE SHARES PLUNGE FOLLOWING WALL STREET SELL-OFF
Asian shares have tumbled after a heavy sell-off on Wall Street added to nervousness among investors. Japan’s Nikkei 225 was down more than 4% at one point – dropping below 17,000 for the first time since September – before closing down 2.7% at 17,240.95.
DANGOTE WILL FIX NIGERIA’S FUEL CRISIS
After waiting in line for more than four hours to buy gasoline in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, taxi driver Adebayo Olawole considered himself fortunate he got a half-filled tank. The day before, he got to the front of the line and was told there was none left.
ISLAMIST MILITANTS ATTACK AFRICAN UNION BASE IN SOMALIA
Fighters from Somalia militant group al Shabaab attacked an African Union base in southern Somalia early on Friday, militants and a Somali army officer said, and fighting was going on inside.
SUSPECTED SIERRA LEONE EBOLA DEATH AFTER WHO GIVES ALL-CLEAR
A woman in Sierra Leone is thought to have died from Ebola, officials said, just hours after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an end to an epidemic of the disease.
NIGERIAN PRESIDENT PROMISES NEW PROBE AFTER MEETING PARENTS OF CHIBOK GIRLS
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday promised to launch a new investigation into the April 2014 kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls by Boko Haram Islamists, after an emotional meeting with some of the parents.
INDONESIA SAYS ATTACK UNDERLINES EMERGENCE OF ISLAMIC STATE THREAT
Indonesia must strengthen its defences against Islamic State and work with neighbouring countries to fight it, Jakarta’s police chief said on Friday, a day after an attack by suicide bombers and gunmen in the heart of the Southeast Asian nation’s capital.
TRUMP, CRUZ CLASH OVER WHITE HOUSE ELIGIBILITY IN TENSE REPUBLICAN DEBATE
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and top challenger Ted Cruz clashed sharply on Thursday over the Texas senator’s eligibility to run for the White House during a tense debate weeks before voters start to pick the party’s nominee.
NETANYAHU SAYS ISRAEL AND EU NEED TO RESET TIES
sraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the European Union on Thursday of holding his country to a double standard, and reserved special criticism for Sweden, saying its call to investigate Israel was outrageous, immoral and stupid.
BRITAIN CLOSER TO COMPROMISE WITH EU ON MIGRANT BRITAIN
is getting closer to a compromise with its European Union partners over curbing welfare payments to EU migrants, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Thursday.
MORE AID REACHES TRAPPED SYRIANS; DOUBTS CAST ON PEACE TALKS
A second batch of aid reached a besieged Syrian town and two trapped villages on Thursday and the United Nations accused rival factions of committing war crimes by causing civilians to starve to death.
EU’S PASSPORT-FREE TRAVEL CRUCIAL FOR EURO ECONOMIC COOPERATION
Keeping Europe’s passport-free travel zone, the Schengen area, is crucial to the economic well-being of the single currency area, the chairman of euro zone finance ministers Jeroen Dijsselbloem told reporters on Thursday.
OUSTED THAI PM YINGLUCK IN COURT FOR CORRUPTION TRIAL
Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra appeared in court on Friday to face corruption charges that her supporters say are a ploy by the ruling junta to curtail the influence of her and her family.