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News Headlines-September 2 2016

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FRIDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER 2016

BY MR LARRY ®

VICE PRESIDENT ASKS GHANAIANS TO PRESERVE NATIONAL PEACE

Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, has charged Ghanaians to conduct themselves in a way that would preserve the peace and stability of the country as the nation draw close to the December 7 elections.

FETISH PRIEST JAILED THREE MONTHS FOR TRYING TO MULTIPLY MONEY

A traditional priest was yesterday sentenced to three months’ imprisonment with hard labour by the Accra Circuit Court for swindling a trader to the tune of GH¢8,000 after failing to turn the money into GH¢80,000 as promised.

AKUFO-ADDO SHAKES TAMALE

Thousands of residents of Tamale, the Northern Region capital, inundated the streets on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 to welcome the presidential candidate of the NPP and his running mate to the metropolis.

RELIGIOUS CATASTROPHE IMMINENT AS FOLLOWERS BELIEVE JUST ANYTHING THEIR LEADERS SAY

They command a large following and are revered and worshiped b their members. To many, men of God are an embodiment of God himself on the pulpit, hence their instructions are deemed sacred and carried out by their members without questions.

MINORITY MOTION TO DEBATE VEHICLE GIFT: NO SHOW AS SPEAKER STOPS ACTION

RAWLINGS WAS LIKE A ‘SUPERMAN’ – KUFUOR

Former President John Agyekum in chronicling his journey into politics and subsequently the presidency; has stated that it took him a great deal of determination to win the election of 2000, after his defeat to the NDC’s Jerry John Rawlings in 1996, a man he describes as a “superman” at the time.

SPEAKER SHOOTS DOWN MOVE BY MINORIT TO PROBE MAHAMA

Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho, yesterday shot down the impeachment motions brought against President John Mahama by the Minority side of the House over the Ford Expedition vehicle saga.

HAJJ PILGRIMS STRANDED

Hundreds of prospective Hajj pilgrims have been left stranded at the Hajj village in Tamale in the Northern Region, despite making payments for their flights to Saudi Arabia.

MINORITY MPS MUST PAY FOR CAUSING FINANCIAL LOSS – ASIEDU NKETIAH

There should have been laws to punish Minority MPs over their failed attempt at filing a motion to probe President John Mahama’s acceptance of a Ford gift, the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketiah has said.

NDC TO LAUNCH ITS MANIFESTO COME 17TH SEPTEMBER

Credible information reaching GhanaPoliticsonline.Com indicates that, The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) will officially be launching its manifesto on the 17th September 2016.

BAWUMIA CLARIFIES $1M PER CONSTITUENCY PROPOSAL

The New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Vice Presidential nominee, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has clarified the party’s newly proposed one million Dollar fund per constituency as part of a poverty alleviation programme. According to him, the programme will be segmented into three as the Northern Development Authority, Middle Belt Development Authority and the Coastal Development Authority.

I DIDN’T ENDORSE CORRUPTION WITH MY ‘ADAM REFERENCE’ – KUFUOR

Several years after his rather infamous comment to the effect that ‘corruption was as old as Adam’, Former President John Agyekum Kufuor, has explained that, the comment was not an endorsement of corruption, as some have frequently referred to it in their justification of government’s inability to tackle the canker effectively.

ASIEDU NKETIA FOLLOWED HIS IGNORANCE NOT THE CONSTITUTION IN HIS MINORITY ATTACK – MENSAH-BONSU

The minority leader of Parliament has described as inaccurate claim by General Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, accusing the New Patriotic Party of delighting itself in abusing Constitutional provisions in its dealings.

JM TOASO: GOD WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN -PRESIDENT MAHAMA’S 8YR OLD DAUGHTER

President John Dramani Mahama’s 8-year old daughter Farida Mahama, has once again given hope to his father after designing a poster in National Democratic Congress (NDC) colours with the inscription “JM Toaso God will make it happen….I love you Dad Farida”

PEDIATRIC SPECIALIST ADVOCATES INCLUSION OF CHILDHOOD CANCER CARE IN NHIS

A child cured of cancer has at least 50 to 60 years of productive life ahead to live. To this end parents whose children are suffering from cancer and survivors of cancers are calling on government to ensure that children’s cancer care is fully included in the National Insurance scheme.

WHEN IT IS COMING , ITS DOING -ANTHONY OBENG AFRANE

It’s common for politicians to make all manner of promises on political platforms during electioneering. Such utterances by politicians make the electorate think that the politician is capable of doing almost everything.

FORD SAGA: MINORITY TO PETITION CHIEF JUSTICE

The Minority in Parliament has vowed to pursue an independent probe and possible impeachment of President John Mahama as far as his acceptance of a Ford Expedition gift from a Burkinabe contractor is concerned, by presenting a petition to the Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Wood.

GREATER ACCRA CHAIR SHALL BE DISCIPLINED FOR ‘INACTIVE’ REMARK – PNC

General Secretary of the People’s National Convention (PNC) Atik Mohammed says the party leadership will discipline their Greater Accra Regional Chairman for describing their flagbearer as “inactive”.

BUSINESS HEADLINES

NON-TRADITIONAL EXPORTS SEE MARGINAL GROWTH THREE YEARS TO 5BN TARGET

Exports of non-traditional products from January to December 2015 amounted to $2.5 billion representing an increase of 0.32% over the year 2014, the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) has announced.

$1.5BN TEMA PORT EXPANSION TAKES OFF OCT 1

Barring any last minute hitches, work on the Tema Port Expansion, aimed at boosting trade flows and making the country a preferred hum in the west African sub-region, will take off at the start of the last quarter of this year.

NATIONAL AIRLINE WILL NOT FLY IN OCTOBER- TRANSPORT MINISTRY

The Ministry of Transport has denied reports that the new national airline will commence operations by October this year. According to the Transport Ministry , the national airline cannot commence operations when the technical and financial proposals from the interested airlines have not been received by the transactional advisor, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC).

IRRESPONSIBLE MINING, OUR BANE – WACAM

The Associate Executive Director of Wacam, Mrs Hannah Owusu-Koranteng, has blamed irresponsible mining by both multinationals and small-scale miners for the environmental mess that has been left in the trail of mining in the country.

NO ‘DUMSOR’ DESPITE SHUTDOWN OF ATUABO GAS – JINAPOR

The Deputy Minister of Power, John Jinapor, has assured of stable power to electricity consumers despite maintenance exercise being carried out by the Ghana Gas company on the Atuabo Gas Plant.

IMF DEAL CRITICAL FOR UK INVESTOR CONFIDENCE IN GHANA – JON BENJAMIN

British High Commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin, says it is important for Ghana to strive harder to tackle macroeconomic challenges stipulated in the three-year programme with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

IFC OFFERS $667MILLION PACKAGE FOR GHANA’S SEAPORT EXPANSION

International Finance Corporation, (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has signed a $667 million financing package to increase the container capacity of Ghana’s main seaport, a deal that is expected to trigger increased trade flows and improved transport links across West Africa.

190 FIDELITY BANK STAFF SACKED

Fidelity Bank has sacked at least 190 of its staff as part of ongoing staff rationalisation and restructuring within the bank.

DKM CUSTOMERS LAUD CASH REFUND

Customers of DKM microfinance have expressed joy at an announcement to refund monies locked up in the company by end of this month.

INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES

GUINEA PRESIDENT, OPPOSITION MEET AFTER ANTI-GOVT PROTESTS

Guinea’s President Alpha Conde and opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo met for talks, two weeks after violent protests over alleged government corruption swept the capital.

TRIAL OPENS FOR ISLAMIST ‘SEX SCANDAL’ COUPLE

The trial in Morocco of two Islamist figures in their 60s over an alleged “sex on the beach” incident has been adjourned after the couple failed to show up for the first hearing.

LEAKED SCRIPT SHOWS WHAT ADVISERS WANT DONALD TRUMP TO SAY AT BLACK CHURCH

A document obtained by The Times shows the wording suggested by advisers for Mr. Trump’s replies to questions about race, religion and racism.

KURDS FEAR THE U.S. WILL AGAIN BETRAY THEM, IN SYRIA

Throughout history, Washington and other Western powers have used the Kurds for their ends, then abandoned them when it became expedient.

THOUSANDS MARCH IN VENEZUELA TO DEMAND PRESIDENT’S OUSTER

Opponents of President Nicolás Maduro took to the streets of Caracas to protest the nation’s economic collapse and its government.

WITH IMPEACHMENT OVER, BRAZIL’S NEXT CHALLENGE IS ITS FLAILING ECONOMY

The new president, Michel Temer, must navigate his own controversies and a quarrelsome Congress to lead Latin America’s largest nation out of a deepening fiscal crisis.

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