News Headlines For 01/04/16

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Today’s front pages: Friday April 1, 2016

NDC group donates to Cape Coast school for the blind

Labour Minister plays down JUSAG planned strike

Vienna City up in flames

Audio: Does Pito increase one’s blood?

Judicial Service Staff declares indefinite strike

Doctors at Korle-Bu forced to use chemical to disinfect medical equipment for surgery

Engage nomadic herdsmen for peaceful coexistence – WANEP tells gov’t

Rejected, desperate and homeless: Story of a family at Ofankor overpass

Performance Management system has improved work of MMDCEs in A/R

Shutdown of Obinim TV, others ‘step in the right direction’ – GIBA

WHO downgrades Ebola health risk

Other Major Headlines:

CAN PLASTICS DECOMPOSE?
Government has latched onto the idea that plastics can decompose or biodegrade, and has directed manufactures to include an inorganic additive believed to catalyse decomposition when they produce flexible plastics.

DECLINING FISH STOCK WORRYING; 4 MILLION LIVELIHOODS AFFECTED
The country’s fisheries sector is faced with the challenge of declining marine fisheries resources, leading to loss and diminishing livelihood for over 4 million Ghanaians – fishers and their dependents.

GHANA NEEDS NIGERIA GAS BEYOND TEN PROJECT – BUAH
Petroleum Minister, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah has confirmed that the country that the country cannot wean itself completely from Nigeria Gas (NGas), even after the ENI and Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme (TEN) projects come on stream.

SECURITY ALERT: PAKISTANIS ARRESTED!
The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) yesterday arrested seven Pakistani nationals on suspicion that they could be in the country illegally.

$84M GHANA OIL MONEY MISSNG
A whopping $84,382,088 out of $900 million oil money received by government from the country’s oil and gas companies in 2014 could not be accounted for.

PHARMACIES FACE CLOSURE; NHIS CARD HOLDERS TO SUFFER
Effective healthcare delivery in the country could face a major setback as about 60% of the over 4,000 pharmacy retail and wholesale outlets in the country risk closure by the Pharmacy Council by the end of the month.

ADDRESS POLITICAL VIGILANTE MENACE – DR ATUQUAYEFIO
Dr Philip Atuquayefio, Senior Researcher at Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy, has called for collaboration between the Police Service and stakeholders to address the issue of political vigilante groups in the country.

PAUL AFOKO DROPS ANOTHER BOMBSHELL
The suspended national chairman of the NPP, Paul Afoko, has revealed that he was suspended by some 70 executive members of the party  because of his quest to inject probity and accountability into the running of the accounts of the party.