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WE NEED ‘REBELS’ IN PARLIAMENT, JUSTICE CRABBE TELLS MPS
An eminent Ghanaian jurist has entreated Members of Parliament (MPs) to demonstrate a sense of independent-mindedness in their deliberations and voting on issues of national interest.
10 ROBBERS JAILED 400 YEARS
An Accra circuit court yesterday sentenced 10 persons to a total of 400 years’ imprisonment for engaging in eight seperate robberies.
2,200 POLICE TO BE DEPLOYED FOR CRIME-FREE CHRISTMAS
At least 2,200 policemen are to be deployed by the Police Administration to beef up security in 11 police regions before, during and after the Christmas and New Year festivities.
Business and Financial Times
LONG WALK TO THE ECO…AS CONVERGENCE REMAINS ELUSIVE
Ghana is set to miss key convergence indicators necessary for a common currency in the West Africa Monetary Zone (WAMZ), which could prove to be a further drawback on the bumpy road to creating a second monetary union in the West African sub-region by 2015.
COCOA PRODUCTIVITY HALF ITS POTENTIAL
Ghana’s cocoa farmers have the ability to double productivity, currently below levels in other leading producers, if they receive the appropriate incentivising income and benefit from improved agronomic practices and extension services.
ECG TARGETS 15% SYSTEM LOSSES BY 2018
The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) says it is confident of reducing its system losses to 21% – the benchmark set by the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) – by close of next year.
The New Statesman
MERCHANT BANK, ENGINEERS AND PLANNERS $38M DEBT MESS: JOHN MAHAMA, TONY LITHUR IMPLICATED
It has emerged that President John Dramani Mahama personally intervened to allegedly stop Merchant Bank from retrieving the $38 million owed the bank by Engineers and Planners, a company owned by Ibrahim Mahama, the President’s younger brother.
JUDGEMENT DEBT COMMISSION BOWS TO PRESSURE – RUNS AWAY FROM TSATSU’S INSULT ON KUFUOR
When he appeard before the Justice Appau, Sole Commissioner on Judgement Debt, Tsatsu Tsikata, former CEO of the Ghana Petroleum Corporation, incurred the wrath of many well-meaning Ghanaians for using that important platform to rain injustice on former President John Agyekum Kufuor.
GHANA LOSING NO.1 SPOT AS COCONUT EXPORTER
Ghana risks losing her position as the number one coconut exporter to Nigeria as more and more West African buyers turn to Cote d’Ivoire for the product.
TOBINCO FOR COURT TODAY
The Chief Executive Officer of Tobinco Pharmaceuticals, Nana Samuel Amo Tobin, is to appear before court today.
UTAG KICKS AGAINST REMOVAL OF BOOK AND RESEARCH ALLOWANCES
The University Teachers’ Association of Ghana (UTAG) says it will resist the removal of the book and research allowances by the government through dialogue and all other means necessary.
TOBINCO ARRESTED; PASTORS, SUPPORTERS GO WILD
The Chief Executive Officer of Tobinco Pharmaceuticals Limited, Samuel Amo Tobin, was yesterday arrested by officials of the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) and detained on their orders at the Nima Police Station.
MAHAMA NAMED IN MERCHANT BANK SAGA
Leaked correspondence between the Presidency and Board of the distressed Merchant Bank Limited (Merbank) indicates that President John Mahama’s personal involvement in negotiation over his brother, Ibrahim Mahama’s indebtedness to the bank may have resulted in its current predicament.
6 RELATIVES CRUSHED TO DEATH
A family of six, including two infants, on Sunday night died on the spot at Sankpala in the Central Gonja District of the Northern Region when their green Opel Astra Caravan with registration number GT 2769X was crashed by a Kumasi-bound Neoplan bus.
The Ghanaian Times
ASSASINS STOPPED? IVORIAN HIT SQUAD CAME TO GHANA – REPORT
La Cote d’Ivoire sent hit squads to Ghana to kill followers of former strongman Laurent Gbagbo and paid Liberian mercenaries not to stage cross-border attacks for Gbagbo, a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) report has claimed.
7 JAILED 190 YEARS
Seven people, including a student, were yesterday sentenced to a total of 190 years imprisonment, in hard labour, by an Accra circuit court for their involvement in various robberies