MAN FALLS FROM 3RD FLOOR TO DEATH
A man, believed to be in his late 20s, fell from the third floor of a four-storey building to his death in Kumasi early yesterday.
CHASS APOLOGISES ON MEMBERS’ BEHALF
The Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) has apologised to the public for the collection of unapproved fees from first-year students by some heads of senior high schools (SHSs).
BoG TO SAVE CEDI; INJECTS $20M INTO CRITICAL AREAS
The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has injected $20 million into critical areas of the economy as part of efforts to shore up the cedi.
GOV’T BORROWING GETS MORE COSTLY AS INFLATION, DEFICIT-FEAR PUSH UP YIELDS
Government’s short-term borrowing costs are picking up again as a disturbing combination of surging inflation, a tumbling currency and the prospect of the budget deficit exceeding the target drive down investor sentiments.
THE SORRY STATE OF OIL-PALM GROWERS
Large-scale oil palm growers in the country have threatened to abandon their farms for the cultivation of rubber and other cash crops if government does not end its neglect of the industry.
BROWN CARD BUREAU WANTS ACTION ON CLAIM DEFAULTERS
The head of the Ghana National Bureau of the ECOWAS Brown Card Insurance Scheme, Gabriel Glover, has asked insurance commissioners across the region to use their power to compel insurance companies to honour claims arising out of the Brown Card Scheme when they fall due.
BISHOP BLASTS MAHAMA OVER CORRUPTION, THREATENS DEMO
The Methodist Bishop of Obuasi in the Ashanti Region, Rt Rev Stephen Richard Bosomtwi-Ayensu, has in an unusual fashion, critised the John Mahama administration, describing the President as sleeping on his job.
MAN JUMPS TO DEATH
Residents of Adum in Kumasi were on Thursday morning greeted with the terrifying news of a man jumping to his death from a tall building.
OKUMKOM DECLARES WAR
Nana Akwasi Agyeman, popularly called ‘Okumkom’, has issued a warning to those who are deliberately spreading the rumour that the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has kicked the bucket.
‘TWEAAA’ DCE ESCAPES SACK
The Controversial Ahafo Ano South District Chief Executive (DCE), Gabriel Barima, whose infamous ‘who said tweaa’ recently stirred a nationwide storm, has been penalised for this action.
NEW FARES AWFUL – COMMUTERS VERY ANGRY
Many commuters in Accra have expressed resentment at the 20% transport fare increase announced last Monday, describing the increment as insensitive and tactless.
FREEMA AGYEMAN NOMINATED
Star of The Carrie Diaries and Old Jack’s Boat, British-Ghanaian Freema Agyeman, has been nominated for the 9th Screen Nation Awards slated for Sunday February 23 at the Park Plaza, Riverbank in South Africa.
MINISTERS TUSSLE OVER ROAD; ONE FLIES TO AVOID POTHOLES, THE OTHER DRIVES TO HAVE A FEEL
Minister of Roads and Highways, Alhaji Amidu Sulemani, brought the Prestea Township in the Western Region to a temporal halt when he arrived at the town in a chattered helicopter to meet with the chiefs and residents in the area.
TWEAA DCE WARNED
The woes of embattled District Chief Executive (DCE) for Ahafo Ano South in the Brong Ahafo Region, Mr Gabriel Barima, seem not to be over as he has been reprimanded by government over his conduct during a gathering of hospital employees in the district.
OLA GIRLS AT 60; MP CONGRATULATES ALMA-MATER
Former Minister of Tourism and Member of Parliament (MP) for Agotime-Ziope, Juliana Azumah-Mensah has congratulated her alma mater, Our Lady of Apostles (OLA) Senior High School on the occasion of their 60th Anniversary.
$400M LONRHO PROTS PROJECT ILLEGAL – GPHA FIGHTS MAHAMA OVER BOGUS DEAL
The decision by the Mahama-led National Democratic Congress government to enter into agreement with Lonrho Ports Limited for the development of a free port in the Western Region, with the exclusive right to provide “specialised services” for the oil and gas industry, is facing opposition from the authorities of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, who say the whole deal is an illegality.
MURTALA IS EMBARRASSMENT TO MAHAMA GOV’T
Nana Akomea, former Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party, has fired another salvo at Murtala Mohammed, a deputy Minister for Information and Media Relations, describing him as “a complete embarrassment” to the Mahama-led National Democratic Congress government.