NEWS HEADLINES(27/06/16)

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Today’s front pages: Monday, June 27, 2016

 DAILY GUIDE
NDC IS LOSING 2016 ELECTION – SAYS BNI SECRET REPORT

Daily Guide has stumbled on a survey report by the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), with support from a pollster (name withheld), which casts doubts about President John Mahama and his ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC’s) ability to win the upcoming general election.

NDC YOUTH BURN CHAIRMAN’S CAR OVER DCE

Some irate youth of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Wa West Constituency of the Upper West Region have gone on rampage, destroying party properties and burning the constituency office as well as the chairman’s Mahindra vehicle. No arrests had been made as at press time last night, according to the police.

IGP BODYGUARD KILLS MAN…

The personal bodyguard of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), John Kudalor, has reportedly shot and killed a man at Alajo, an Accra suburb.

DENKYIRA CHIEFS BAN 2 DCEs

The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Upper Denkyira East, Emelia Ankomah adn her colleague District Chief Executive (DCE) for Upper Denkyira West in the Central Region, Ambrose Amoa Ashia, have incurred the wrath of the chiefs and people of the Denkyira Traditional Council following insults allegedly hurled on the paramount queen mother of Denkyira, Nana Ayensua Saara III.

 

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FINDER

EC FACES TALL ORDER

As the Electoral Commission (EC) compiles names of National Health Insurance (NHI) card registrants to be submitted to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, it risks further legal challenges if it presents that information in isolation.

CONFIRMED: KOMENDA SUGAR FACTORY SHUTS DOWN

The Komenda Sugar Factory has been closed down as scheduled, barely a month after President John Dramani Mahama commissioned it on May 30.

EC IS READY FOR 2016 POLLS – MR AMADU SULLEY

Mr Amadu Sulley, Deputy Chairman of the Electoral Commission in charge of Operations, has assured Ghanaians that the Electoral Commission is ready to oversee the upcoming November polls despite the challenges.

GOVT SECURES GHC811.04M 5-YR BONE AT 24.5% YIELD

Government accepted GHc811.04m worth of bids for a five-year domestic bond even though it set out to raise GHc500m.

ANGRY NDC YOUTH SET PARTY OFFICE ABLAZE, BURN DOWN CHAIRMAN’S CAR

Some angry youth of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Wa West Constituency in the Upper West Region have set part of the party’s office in the constituency on fire.

 

BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL TIMES

REVIVED AYENSU STARCH FACTORY RE-OPENED

Indigenous starch-producing company Ayensu Starch Company Limited, situated at Awutu Bawjiase in the Central Region, has been re-opened to support breweries and industries that depend on the commodity for their production.

SADA BANK TO GIVE FARMERS LONG-TERM CREDIT – CEO

The Chief Executive Officer of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA), Charles Abugre, has said that establishment of the Savannah Investment and Development Bank is a move to assist farmers have access to medium to long term financing.

ENERGY DEALERS FACE CREDIT SQUEEZE AS NPLs HIT 6-YR HIGH

Businesses in the economy’s energy sector could face tougher times in accessing loans from banks, as the Bank of Ghana has backed banks in reducing their exposure to the sector amid concerns that many businesses in the country are earning too little to service their debts.

GOV’T SELLS GHC811.04 MLN (US$208 MLN) OF 5-YR BONDS AT 24.5% YIELD

Ghana accepted 811.04 million cedis ($208 million) worth of bids for a five-year domestic bond and will pay a yield of 24.5 percent, slightly lower than the yield at the previous issue, the central bank said on Thursday.

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