The front page stories of Tuesday,21st of January,2014.
BUS STOPS UNDER SIEGE FROM TROTRO, TAXI DRIVERS
There are growing concerns over the conversion of bus stops into illegal trotro and taxi stations, a development which is responsible for the worsening traffic situation in parts of Accra.
DOTSE MALOR HEADS PRESIDENCY COMMUNICATIONS
President John Dramani Mahama has appointed Mr Ben Dotse Malor as Senior Communications Adviser and Head of Communications at the Presidency.
PRESSURE OF WORK CUTTING SHORT LIVES OF YOUR ADULTS – FRIMPONG-BOATENG
A renowned cardio surgeon, Prof Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, has called on the Ghanaian public, especially young adults, to “take control of their lives” to avoid preventable deaths.
NON-BANK INSTITUTIONS TO LOSE LICENCES-BOG
The Bank of Ghana (BoG) is to revoke the operating licences of non-bank financial institutions (NBFIs) that have not adhered to its directive to increase their minimum paid-up capital to GHC7 million.
NEW VAT INVOICES NOT READY; TRADERS, SERVICE PROVIDERS TAKE ADVANTAGE
Barely two weeks after the charging of the additional 2.5 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT), businesses eligible to charge the tax are yet to receive their manual invoices from the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA).
CORPORATE TRUSTEES TO RECEIVE EMPLOYEES CONTRIBUTIONS IN Q1 – NPRA
It is certain that corporate trustees of registered second-tier pension schemes will receive employee contributions by the end of this first quarter.
EU OPTIMISTIC OF EPA AGREEMENT SAYS DEAL POSSIBLE IN COMING WEEKS
The European Commission (EC) is optimistc it will reach an agreement in the coming weeks with ECOWAS on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), the European Union’s controversial trade and investment treaty whose negotiation has been dogged by differences over some of its most crucial aspects.
ECONOMY TOO LIBERALISED
Newly sworn-in president of he Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), James Asare-Adjei, has asked government to reassess its trade liberalisation policy whch has led to the influx of all manner of cheap foreign goods into the country at the expense of local ones.
MAHAMA PICKS SPOKESMAN
President John Dramani Mahama has appointed former BBC presenter, Ben Dotse Malor, as Senior Communications Adviser and Head of Communications at the Presidency.
TEARS FLOW FOR KOMLA DUMOR
Komla Dumor may be dead and gone but his memory lives on.
GHOST GRIPS WAAKYE SELLER
The alleged ghost of 39-year-old Kweku Mussau of Fassin in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region, who mysteriously manifested itself in a woman in the area last Thursday, has denied stealing a mobile phone.
DESPITE GROUP ESTABLISHES MICROFINANCE COMPANY
Despite Group of Companies, the parent company of Peace FM and United Television (UTV), yesterday launched a microfinance company, BestPoint Savings & Loans (BSPL), in Accra to meet the needs of the unbanked in Ghana.
44 SCHOOLS IN DISTRESS, NO SINGLE TEACHER AVAILABLE
As many as 44 schools in the Ashanti Region do not have a single teacher, impacting negatively on the academic performance of the pupils and students.
‘FINDER’ EXPOSES FAKE COP
A 42-year old fraudster who parades as a policeman and dupes unsuspecting churches has been arrested by the Accra Regional Police.
KOMLA’S LAST WORDS – RICHMOND KEELSON TALKS ABOUT HOW IT ALL BEGAN AT GBC
A message that has gone viral on social media and other media houses purported to have been authored by Komla Afeke Dumor tells the very last true words of the late ace broadcaster.
‘NO DEV’T IN U/W FOR 10 YEARS’
Municipal Chief Executive Officer (MCE) for the Wa Municipal Assembly (WMA) Hon. Issahaku Nuhu Putiaba, has said the Upper West Region has not seen much infrastructural development over the last decade.
MAHAMA FIGHTING CORRUPTION? NO ACTION ON GHC 8 BILLION MAPUTO SCANDAL; OVER 3 YEARS AFTER DAMNING REPORT OF MALFEASANCE
Over three years after the release of the damning report of the committee that exposed the financial malfeasance in the use of state funds by the National Sports Council during the 2011 All African Games held at Maputo, Mozambique, the Mahama-led National Democratic Congress government is yet to take action to bring the culprits to book.
OSEI PREMPEH, WUNTUMI IN FIERCE BATTLE FOR ASHANTI NPP CHAIRMANSHIP – 35 OTHERS BATTLE FOR OTHER POSITIONS
Coming saturday January 25, 2014 the New Patriotic party will go to congress across the country to elect its regional executives, who will be charged with the task of leading the party’s agenda of returning to power in the 2016 general election.
‘AZAA’ MIRACLE EXPOSED
Pastor Joseph Mainoo, the founder and head pastor of Koforidua based Miraculous Jesus Evangelistic Ministry was on Friday caught by the lenses of the Daily Heritage performing what turned out to be a well orchestrated ‘419’ miracle on a man who claimed has only one ball in his scrotum.
MCE, COORDINATING DIRECTOR FIGHT OVER VEHICLE
Confusion rocked the Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Assembly on Monday afternoon when the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Agbo Tetteh clashed with the outgoing MCE Peter Nimo over a state vehicle