NEWS HEADLINES (31/05/16)

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📑📑Today’s. Front Pages

Date: 31-May-2016

 
📰WEEKEND FINDER

•VRA’S DEBT NOW $1.5BN STRUGGLES TO BUY FUEL FOR THERMAL PLANTS

The ability of the Volta River Authority (VRA) to
continue to purchase fuel to fire thermal plants in
the country to ensure sustainable generation of
electricity is bleak as its financial obligations
have jumped to $1.55 billion as of March 30,
2016

•$1.6BN FOOD IMPORTS UNDER NDC WORRYING -NANA ADDO

The 2016 flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party
(NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, is blaming the decline
of the agriculture sector on the import of foreign
food produce by the National Democratic
Congress (NDC) government.

•PREZ MAHAMA COMMISSIONS NEW KOMENA SUGAR FACTORY

President John Dramani Mahama has inaugurated
the new Komenda Sugar Factory at Komenda in
the Central Region.

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📰 DAILY GUIDE

•2 PREGNANT WOMEN, 11 OTHERS DIE AT YEJI

The death toll in the tragic boat accident on the Volta Lake over the weekend has increased to 13 after the latest rescue attempts. Seven bodies have been retrieved after those of six children were recovered on Sunday.

•STUPID! ALLOTEY JACOBS GOES WILD IN US

Central Regional Chairman of the National
Democratic Congress (NDC), Bernard Allotey
Jacobs, who was alleged to have been arrested in
London for money laundering, yesterday threw caution to the wind when he repeatedly described questions put to him as ‘absolute rubbish.’

•ROBBERS KILL COP IN ACCRA

A police corporal with the Accra Regional Police
Command was last Friday killed while another was severely injured during a gun battle with a
suspected hardened armed robber at Asofan, a suburb of Accra.

📰 B&FT

•PRIVATE SECURITY GROUP CRIES FOR REGULATOR BOST TO SUE AMERICAN FIRM OVER US$109M CONTRACT

The Acting Managing Director of the Bulk Oil
Storage and Transportation Company Limited(BOST), Kwame Awuah-Darko, has disclosed that
the company is considering legal action against American Tank and Vessel Company for failing to honour its obligation in a US$109milion contract
signed in 2006

•GHANA EXPORTS US$9M WORTH OF APPAREL UNDER AGOA

Ghana’s export of apparel and clothing under the
American Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) has expanded from less than US$250, 000 in 2001 to more than US$9million last year,the US Embassy has said.

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