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News Headlines -August 31 2016

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WEDNESDAY 31 AUGUST 2016

BY MR LARRY ®

WE ARE DETERMINED TO EQUIP ALL HOSPITALS – LORDINA FOUNDATION

The Lordina Foundation says it is determined to continue to equip hospitals across the country with the necessary equipment to support quality health care delivery.

PROGRESSIVELY FREE SHS: 120,000 BOARDERS TO BENEFIT

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has deplored the government’s attitude towards educational financing in the country, warning that if all outstanding financial issues are not addressed by the end of October this year, the association will advise itself.

NAGRAT DECRIES GOVT’S POOR EDUCATION FINANCING

About 120,000 boarding students in senior high schools will benefit from government’s progressively free SHS programme starting from the 2016/2017 academic year.

NPP TO GIVE EACH CONSTITEUNCY $1M PER YEAR – BAWUMIA

The running mate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Mahmud Bawumiah has announced a policy that would see every constituency given US$1 million in poverty alleviation scheme should his party win power.

BOMBSHELL! MODERATOR REJECTS $100,000 BRIBE

The outgoing Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rt Rev Professor Emmanuel Martey, yesterday made a startling revelation of how a certain political party in the country tried to bribe him with a whopping $100,000 and a mansion at the plush Trasaaco Valley in Accra.

BAWUMIA GOES TO TOWN AGAIN ON ECONOMY

Dr Mahamudu Bawumia is set to provoke his political opponents and followers of the twists and turns of the local economy when he makes a presentation on the theme, “The State of the Ghanaian Economy: A foundation of Concrete or Straw”.

BLOWS OVER JB KILLERS

Defence lawyers in the case of the two persons being tried for allegedly murdering Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu NPP MP for Abuakwa North in the Eastern Region, are set to make an application for the release of the results of a bone test currently in the custody of police.

BONANZA FOR SHS HOPEFULS: CSSPS ALLOWS PARENTS TO CHANGE SCHOOLS, COURSE

As WAEC prepares to release the results of candidates who took this year’s BECE next month, officials of the Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) have outlined a number a number of opportunities that candidates can exploit for maximum benefit.

REGISTRATION OF PRISONERS: EC KEPT ALL POLITICAL PARTIES IN THE DARK – NPP

Director of Elections of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Martin Adjei-Mensah Korsah, says the recent registration of prisoners across the country by the Electoral Commission (EC) was done at the blind side of the political parties.

ARTICLE 72’ SUIT AGAINST MAHAMA WON’T SEE LIGHT OF DAY – KWAKYE OFOSU

Deputy Communications Minister Felix Kwakye Ofosu says he doubts the suit filed by a Sunyani-based lawyer challenging the powers of the president under Article 72 will see the light of day.

PARLIAMENT TO MEDIATE IN GFA, SPORTS MINISTER STANDOFF

Parliament Youth and Sports Committee has hinted of its readiness to intervene in the impasse between the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and the Sports Minister Nii Lante Vanderpuye.

REGISTRATION FOR NATIONAL SERVICE PERSONS EXTENDED

The National Service Scheme (NSS) says it has extended the period of registration to the end of September 2016. According to the Scheme, this is to enable service personnel who have not been able to complete their biometric registration to do so.

ELECTORAL REFORMS GOOD BUT EC HAS A LOT TO DO – NPP

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) says they are very comfortable with and in support of all the electoral reforms that have been initiated by the Electoral Commission (EC) after the Election Petition case.

CANADIAN ENSTOOLED AS AKYEM DWEANASI DEVELOPMENT CHIEF

A Canadian citizen by Name (Akosua Tenkorang)Nana Asirifiwaa Adobea Asantewaa I, who’s married to a citizen of Akyem Dweanasi, over the weekend was enstooled as Developmental Chief for the people of Akyem.

APPLAUD NANA ADDO FOR ONE-VILLAGE-ONE-DAM POLICY – KARBO

A deputy Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Anthony Abayifa Karbo says rather than to criticize Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his one-village-one-dam policy, people should applaud him for coming out with practicable solution to the problems of the people of the three northern regions.

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE’S CAR IMPOUNDED FOR FAILING TO PAY 12 YEARS RENT

An Accra Magistrate Court on Tuesday ordered for the impounding of the car of Richard Nixon Tetteh, Presidential Candidate of the United Development Systems Party (UDSP) for defaulting in his payment of rent for twelve years.

DEMON-POSSESSED’ MONTIE 3 NEEDED DELIVERANCE – PROF. MARTEY

The outgoing Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Professor Emmanuel Martey, has said that the Montie FM trio who were recently convicted of contempt and jailed by the Supreme Courts were possessed by demons when they made the threats to kill the justices.

ECG DRAGS OBINIM TO COURT FOR ILLEGAL CONNECTION

General Overseer of the International God’s Way Church Bishop Daniel Obinim is being dragged to court by the Accra East branch of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) for illegal connection.

BUSINESS HEADLINES

ROAD FUND RELEASES GHC1 BILLION FOR ROAD MAINTENANCE NATIONWIDE

The Ghana Road Fund this year provided GHC1.058 billion to three agencies under the Ministry of Roads and Highways to undertake routine maintenance on roads across the country.

PAYMENT OF INTEREST ON MOBILE MONEY ON SEPTEMBER 11

The Bank of Ghana has given the go ahead to mobile money operators for all of them to pay interest on the mobile money float on September 11, 2016.

ECG PRIVATIZATION’ WON’T LEAD TO LAY-OFFS – MIDA

The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), has downplayed assertions by the Public Utilities Workers Union (PUWU) that the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact will impact negatively on the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and result in lay-offs.

GOVERNMENT MAY WITHDRAW FISCAL STABILIZATION LEVY IN 2017

Citi Business News has learnt that the Ministry of Finance is working to withdrawal the National Reconstruction Levy which imposes 5 percent pretax on profits of some businesses by next year.

WACAM TO LOBBY FOR NEW MINING LAW

Human rights and environmental advocacy NGO, Wacam, has said it will lobby for a new Minerals and Mining bill since the existing one has failed to adequately tackle the challenges facing the mining industry in the country.

IMF TO FINALISE WORK ON 3RD REVIEW

The visiting International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff mission to Ghana on Monday began work to assess the country’s performance in completing work on some targets under the fund programme.

KYEBI WATER TREATMENT PLANT SHUT DOWN OVER GALAMSEY

The Kyebi Water Treatment plant has been shut down because the water has been left untreatable. The plant which serves much of the Eastern Region was shut down early on Tuesday due to the effects of illegal mining also known as galamsey on the plant.

GHANA INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS LAUNCHES 2016 ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE AWARDS

The Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE) has launched this year’s Engineers Excellence Awards (EEA) to honour outstanding contributions of individuals or organizations for promoting engineering excellence and innovations.

SEND-GHANA CHAMPIONS DISCUSSIONS ON INVESTMENT IN AGRICULTURE

SEND-Ghana, a civil society organisation, has begun a national stakeholders’ dialogue on donor inflows to Ghana’s agricultural sector to curb problems relating to the impact of donor investment.

6 COASTAL DISTRICTS APPEALS FOR A MITIGATION FUND

Stakeholders at a day’s forum at Adiembra have proposed the establishment of a Mitigation Fund for the six coastal districts in the Western Region. They said a portion of the petroleum revenues should be allocated to the Fund in order to minimize the social and environmental impact of the oil and gas industry.

GROWTH OF FINANCIAL INDUSTRY DEPENDS ON SOUND FINANCIAL REPORTAGE

The President of Groupe Ideal, Dr. Nii Kotei Dzani has reiterated his commitment to supporting the growth of financial sector in the country.

INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES

MALAWI EX-MINISTER KASAMBARA JAILED FOR CONSPIRACY TO MURDER

Malawi’s ex-justice minister has been given a 13-year jail term for conspiracy to murder a civil servant, in a crime believed to be linked to a multi-million dollar corruption ring.

DONALD TRUMP TO VISIT MEXICO AFTER MORE THAN A YEAR OF MOCKING IT

Trump will make the trip on Wednesday to speak with President Enrique Peña Nieto, hours before he gives a speech on immigration.

UNCERTAINTY OVER PRESIDENT ISLAM KARIMOV’S CONDITION ROILS UZBEKISTAN

The government has been silent on the president’s health as news reports claim he has died.

SENIOR ISIS STRATEGIST AND SPOKESMAN IS REPORTED KILLED IN SYRIA

Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, who was behind the Islamic State’s call for attacks against Western interests around the world, died in Aleppo Province, the group said.

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