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News Headlines-September 9 2016

📰*NEWS HEADLINES*📰
FRIDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 2016

BY *MR LARRY*®

*TRAINEE ALLOWANCE WON’T BE RESTORED EVEN IF IT WILL COST ME THE ELECTION – PREZ*

President John Mahama says he remains resolute in his government’s decision to scrap the teacher trainee allowance, noting that he prefers losing the December 7 elections to restoring the allowance.

*MAHAMA ADMINISTRATION HAS DECEIVED GHANAIANS – BAWUMIA*

The running mate to the presidential candidate of the NPP in the 2012 elections, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has accused the Mahama-led administration of deceiving Ghanaians under the pretext of having undertaken massive and unprecedented infrastructure development, while in actual fact it had borrowed more but spent less.

*BAWUMIA ELECTRIFIES WITH KILLER PUNCHES*

The NPP vice presidential candidate, Mahamudu Bawumia, says President Mahama and the NDC government have failed woefully, adding that it would be suicidal for Ghanaians to renew the president’s mandate on December 7.

*A CITRUS FACTORY WOULD BE ESTABLISHED FOR EGUAFO – MAHAMA*

President John Dramani Mahama has pledged to establish a juice factory for the people of Eguafo in the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abrem (KEEA) District of the Central Region during his second term as president.

*CHANGE LIVES WITH EDUCATION …FIRST LADY APPEALS*

The First lady, Lordina Mahama, has called for equal opportunities to education for every child. She believes the location of a child should not deprive a child of education saying that there was nothing as important in a child’s early life as education. “Give a child education and change his or her future” she noted.

*WATER COVERAGE IMPROVES IN THE NORTHERN REGION*

A monitoring report released by the Northern Regional office of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) has shown that access to rural water has improved in the Northern Region.

*PASTORS CONTRACT FAKE MARRIAGES EXPERT WARNS POTENTIAL COUPLES*

It may have been the most glamorous and well-attended church wedding, but after all the glitz and glamour, the event may not be legally recognised.

*MAN BUTCHERS STEPSON*

A 55-year-old fisherman from Gomoa Awomerew, new Winneba, is in police custody for butchering his stepson.

*AFRICAN COUNTRIES INCLUDING GHANA IMPROVE FOOD PRODUCTION, NUTRITION, BY PAYING ATTENTION TO AGRICULTURE – REPORT*

A New report by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa says African countries that have paid attention to agriculture have increased food production and improved GDP growth and nutrition. Ghana is among the countries that have achieved this success.

*PICK AND ROB’ HITS KUMASI AGAIN*

The Ashanti Region Commander, Commissioner of Police Nathan Kofi Boakye, who gave the warning, said the drivers usually operated with other accomplices who posed as passengers and later robbed the innocent passengers before dropping off the victim out of the moving car.

*PROPHETESS ARRESTED FOR FRAUD*

The prophetess of the Yesu Apam Mogya Prayer Camp at Hohoe is in the grips of the law for allegedly swindling a provision shop owner of GH¢69,854.

*EC BEGINS VOTE TRANSFERS NATIONWIDE SEPTEMBER 9*

The Electoral Commission [EC] will from today September 9 begin the process of voters transfer throughout the country. Interested Ghanaians are to apply through the district offices with voter I.D cards with physical presence of applicants for their transfer to be effected.

*UN HAS HIGH EXPECTATION FOR GHANA’S EC*

The United Nations has high expectation for Ghana’s Electoral Commission (EC) to deliver another peaceful and transparent election on December 7.

*ISRAEL WANTS TO SHARE ITS RICH EXPERIENCE WITH GHANA*

The Israeli Ambassador to Ghana, Ami Mehl, has said Israelis are ready to share their knowledge and experiences with their Ghanaians, especially in the areas of technology transfer, agricultural modernisation, trade cooperation, healthcare and security.

*BAWUMIA MUST RETRACT AND APOLOGIZE FOR LYING*

I write to put out the entire truth about Tema-Aflao road which is lingering on in the media landscape for some time now in relation to the Government which constructed the entire stretch of the road. For the records, the Loan for the construction of TEMA -AFLAO road was contracted by Ex-President Rawlings NDC led Government and Construction was started under Kuffour but was finally completed by President Mills/John Mahama.

*POLITICAL PARTIES TO HELP RECRUIT ELECTION ASSISTANTS – EC*

Mr Charles Botchey Junior, Ningo-Prampram District Electoral Officer, has assured political parties in the district that the Electoral Commission (EC) would give them the opportunity to point out polling assistants who actively participate in political activities.

*GOV’T CONDEMNS NPP 1ST VICE CHAIRMAN FOR HATE SPEECH*

Government in a statement issued by its communications minister, Dr Edward Omane Boamah and copied to Ghanapoliticsonline.com, has condemned the despicable and threatening speech against the president of Ghana by a third vice Chairman of the New Patriotic Party FF Antoh.

*LECTURER CONDEMNS SOAP OPERA ON TELEVISION*

A lecturer and Director of Student Affairs at African University College of Communications (AUCC), Mr. Frank Amewugah, has noted with great concern, the influx of telenovelas on television channels in the country.

*VOLTA MARKET LEADERS LAUD MP AHEAD OF DEC. 7 POLLS*

Volta markets queen-mothers and leaders have lauded the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kpando Constituency in the Volta Region, Mrs. Della Sowah, for her effort to bring market leaders together in the region.

*NPP TO INTRODUCE 10-YR POWER PLAN TO END DUMSͻ*

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) will implement a 10-year power sector master plan in an effort to end the power crisis that has plagued the country for years now.

*DOVES FOR MAHAMA MAKES MAHAMA’S GREEN BOOK MORE VISIBLE*

NDC’s policy advocacy wing popularly known as DOVES for Mahama, this week, has speed up with their Green Book evangelism by being visible in most of the regions few months to the general elections.

*BAWUMIA: MAHAMA NEVER FINISHES HIS FOUNDATION, CHANGE NOW!*

President John Mahama’s mantra of massive infrastructure investment is nothing more than a hoax, a ploy to hoodwink Ghanaians into retaining him in office Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said.

*A-PLUS IS A DRUG ADDICT; IGNORE HIM – KOFI ADAMS*

Campaign Coordinator of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adams claims controversial hiplife musician Kwame Asare Obeng known in showbiz as A-Plus is a ‘drug addict’.

*DRIVER, 34, JAILED 4 YEARS FOR DEFILING DAUGHTER, 16*

A 34-year-old man Abubakari Bediako has been sentenced to four years in prison for defiling his 16-year-old daughter.

*I’LL FLUSH MUNTAKA OUT LIKE TOILET – WONTUMI*

Since the Asawase seat was created prior to the Ghanaian parliamentary election in 2004, it has been held by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) till date.

*BUSINESS HEADLINES*

*GALAMSEY THREATENS COCOA SECTOR*

Deputy Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Samson Ahi, has bemoaned the debilitating effect illegal mining is having on the cocoa industry, charging Licenced Buying Companies to join the fight to end the situation.

*GHANA SPENDS ON INTEREST PAYMENTS THAN ON INFRASTRUCTURE – BAWUMIA*

Ghana is today dolling out more to pay interest payments than it spends on infrastructural or capital projects annually, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said.

REHABILITATED SHEANUT FACTORY WILL BOOST PROCESSING INDUSTRY – NGO

The Executive Director of Jack Sally, an NGO promoting sheanut production in the North, Jeremiah Seidu says the rehabilitation of the sheanut factory at Buipe is a dream come true to those in the shea industry.

*RAILWAY WORKERS SUSPEND INTENDED STRIKE*

Ghana Railway Workers Union has called off their intended strike schedule on 12th September 2016.

*MAHAMA HAS ADDED 66 PERCENT TO GHANA’S DEBT – BAWUMIA*

The Vice Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) says Ghana under President John Mahama has seen a huge increase in public debt by 66 percent in less than four years.

*GHANA LAUNCHES $750 MILLION EUROBOND AT 9.25%*

The Republic of Ghana has launched a $750m bond due 2022 at a yield of 9.25 percent, according to persons close to the deal.

*2-DAYS CONFERENCE ON PALM OIL PRODUCTION SUSTAINABILITY OPENS FOR EXPERTS*

Experts are attending a two-day Africa Sustainable Palm Oil Conference in Accra, to discuss how to position businesses on the continent to adopt best practices in sustainability.

*AFRICAN COUNTRIES PROMISED $30B INVESTMENTS IN AGRICULTURE*

The agriculture sector of African countries has been promised what has been described as unprecedented in financial commitments.

*ECONOMY IN DISTRESS – GN RESEARCH*

Groupe Nduom (GN) Research has added its voice to expert views on the Ghanaian economy, describing it as one in distress.

*INSURANCE COMPANIES URGED TO INVEST IN SALES AGENTS*

Insurance companies have been urged to invest in the training of their sales persons on Bancassurance products.

*INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES*

*TWO CAR BOMBS EXPLODE IN TRIPOLI, NO CASUALTIES: SECURITY OFFICIAL*

Two car bombs exploded near Tripoli’s foreign ministry and a naval base used by Libya’s U.N.-backed government early on Thursday, a security source said.

*BRITAIN TO DEPLOY UP TO 100 MORE TROOPS TO SOUTH SUDAN: MINISTER*

Up to 100 additional British troops will join U.N. peacekeeping work in South Sudan, the defence minister said on Thursday, taking the total to around 400.

*NORTH KOREA CONDUCTS FIFTH NUCLEAR TEST AS REGIME CELEBRATES NATIONAL HOLIDAY*

As Kim Jong Un continues to defy international condemnation of his nation’s nuclear and missile programs, analysts said the country tested what appeared to be a large nuclear device, causing an artificial 5.3-magnitude earthquake and marking the 68th anniversary of the formation of the communist regime.

*ITALY SUPREME COURT OKAYS MASTURBATING IN PUBLIC*

Masturbating in public is not a criminal offence, Italy’s highest court has ruled — even if it is done with the intention of being seen in public.

*73 SYRIAN AID GROUPS SUSPEND COOPERATION WITH U.N.*

The groups said the United Nations had been manipulated by the government so that civilians in opposition-held areas get little or no help.

*DEMOCRATS RALLY AROUND CLINTON AND PAINT TRUMP AS UNFIT FOR OFFICE*

No such unity materialized on the Republican side after the GOP nominee praised Russian President Vladimir Putin’s leadership during a forum on national security.

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