ADOMI BRIDGE PROJECT IN DANGER
Two communities are engaged in a tango over the ownership of a site from where gravels are mined for the roadworks in and around the Senchi ferry landing site in the Asuogyaman District in the Eastern Region.
NO HAMBER DIRECTIVE HURTING BASKET WEAVERS
Christmas is an ocassion for merry-making but for many cane weavers, this Christmas looks bleak as hundreds of baskets remain stuck in their shops 14 days to the ocassion.
GES TO WITHDRAW STUDENTS FROM SHSs
The Ghana Education Service (GES) is to withdraw first-year Senior High School (SHS) students whose results for the 2013 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) were cancelled but were inadvertently offered admission.
‘OPERATION LET TRAFFIC FLOW’ OFF IN ACCRA
A number of policemen and officials of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) were yesterday deployed at strategic locations in the national capital to ensure traffic flow in the run-up to the Christmas and New Year celebrations.
BANKS STRUGGLE TO MOBILISE SAVINGS AS MICROFINANCE INSTITUTIONS TAKE DEEP BITE
The reserves of commercial banks in the country have been on consistent decline since the first quarter of the year following a sharp increase in the withdrawal of deposits and savings by their customers.
Business and Financial Times
SHELVE WINDFALL TAX
A tax expert, Abdallah Ali-Nakyea, has urged government to shelve the attempt to introduce windfall tax into the mining sector in order to save the industry from collapse.
AGRIC CENSUS BEGINS SOON
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has supported the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) and the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) with $370,000 to support an agriculture census that will provide data for planning in the sector.
GT BANK GROUP MD/CEO WINS AWARD
The Managing Director/CEO of the Guaranty Trust Bank (Ghana) Limited parent company – Guaranty Trust Bank plc – Segun Agbaje has been announced as the 2013 Pan Africa CEO of the Year award winner by EMEA Finance, United Kingdom.
SIR JOHN, OYE LITHUR GRILLED OVER VIKILEAKS SCANDAL
The General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, aka Sir John, has finally met Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Wood’s committee tasked to investigate the nine-member Supreme Court Justices, who sat on the 2012 Presidential Election Petition, over an allegation of influence.
3 FIGHT AWUNI IN COURT
Three corporate institutions involved in the sale of the distressed Merchant Bank yesterday rocked an Accra Commercial Court with motions seeking to challenge the capacity of Andrew Awuni to institute legal action against the sale of the bank.
BETTY PERCHES AT SECKO
Information gathered by Daily Guide indicates that former Deputy Western Regional Minister Betty Bosumtwi-Sam and her family have not quit the bungalow belonging to Sekondi College (SECKO) long after she has left the school as a teacher.
COPS CHASE IGE FOR JUSTICE
The Police administration has been accused of flouting a court order to reinstate two police officers wrongfully dismissed from the service in 2008.
THEFT: PROPHET WANTED
The Police administration has mounted a manhunt for Prophet David Bamfo of the Revival Fire Prophetic Chapel in Accra for his involvement in a missing 1,600 bags of rice.
DEFENCE MINISTRY ON FOOD BORROWING SPREE
The nation’s security is likely to get weakened in the coming months or years as the Ministry of Defence is said to have low budgetary allocations and delay in release of funds leading to it crediting food, fuel and services among other things.
GOV’T POPULARITY DROPS DUE TO TOBINCO, FDA WAR – CLAIMS NDC GROUP
A pro-National Democratic Congress (NDC) group calling itself the NDC Progressives Coalition (NPC) which claims it is committed to helping the ruling party deliver the Better Ghana Agenda has revealed that the ongoing feud between the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) and Tobinco Pharmaceuticals is gravely affecting the popularity of the NDC.
DEADLY RAINS RENDERS HUNDREDS HOMELESS IN E/R
The Akyem Asafo Senior High School and Suhum Islamic Girls School in the Eastern Region have been hit with disaster after a heavy rainstorm which has destroyed eleven classrooms, computer laboratory, bookshop and storehouse. Property worth millions of cedis were also destroyed.
‘GHANA IS POOR BECAUSE OF CORRUPTION, MISMANAGEMENT, LAZINESS’
In 2006 Ghana signed for the first compact for an amount of $547 million, making it the third biggest beneficiary of the compact in the world after Tanzania ($698 million) and Morocco ($697 million).
COCONUT GROVE HOLDS CAROLS NIGHT
Coconut Grove Regency Hotel (CGRH) in Accra on December 12, 2013 held its annual Carols Night service at the forecourt of the hotel.
The New Statesman
ATUGUBA & CO CAUTIONED
The Executive Director of the Legal Advocacy Foundation, Maurice Ampaw, has cautioned Judges in the country against the tendency of using “offensive, insulting and intemperate language” in writing their judgements in respect of cases they adjudicate, in view of the fact that judgements of the judiciary are public documents and legal authorities that are cited and relied upon by the courts, law students and the general public.
MAHAMA LIES TO GHANAIANS? AS 25% TARIFF REDUCTION BECOMES A HOAX
Investigations carried out by the New Statesman have revealed that the so-called 25% reduction in electricity tariffs was a hoax aimed at throwing dust into the eyes of Ghanaians.
The Ghanaian Times
All payments to GYEEDA service providers have been suspended until further notice.
22 OFFICIALS OWE RENT
The startling revelations by the report of the Auditor-General on Public Accounts for 2012, continue unabated.
4 JAILED 110 YEARS
Four people were yesterday sentenced to a total of 110 years imprisonment in hard labour by an Accra Circuit Court for their involvement in separate robberies.
PUNISH SCHOOL HEADS
Parliament has directed the Minister of Health, Madam Hanny Sherry Ayittey to investigate and sanction heads of nursing training institutions who charge unapproved fees.