NEWS HEADLINES (02/03/16)

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Date: 02-03-2016

 •Daily Guide

√JB’S KILLER NOT MAD SAYS JUDGE

An Accra Central District Court has dismissed an application to refer Daniel Asiedu, the 19-year-old man accused of murdering Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, NPP MP for Abuakwa North in the Eastern Region, for psychiatric examination.

√RIDGE HOSPITAL BLOATED BY $142M – NPP

The 2016 presidential candidate of  the NPP, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the high costs of projects have provided  fertile grounds for breeding corruption, citing the case of  the Ridge Hospital rehabilitation which he said was highly inflated.

√NDC JABS AKUFO-ADDO

General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, yesterday went to town hurling invectives at the presidential candidate of the NPP, Nana Akufo-Addo, in a response to the latter’s ‘Real State of The Nation Address’ on Monday.

•Finder

√COCOBOD WORKERS TO REVOLT – ICU ISSUES WARNING

The Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU) is warning of a possible unrest and agitation in the cocoa sector, which could adversely affect the fortunes of cocoa production in Ghana.

√POWER SECTOR PLAYERS IN CRUCIAL MEETING TOMORROW

Stakeholders in the power sector are billed to meet tomorrow to discuss the impact of the shutdown of FPSO Kwame Nkrumah for planned maintenance will have on power generation in the country.

√VRA OWES GHANA GAS OVER $250M

The Volta River Authority (VRA), main downstream off-taker of lean gas, owes over $250 million for processed gas.

√AKUFO-ADDO HAS NO MORAL RIGHT TO CRITICISE GOV’T – NDC

The NDC  says the flagbearer of the NPP has no moral right to criticize President John Mahama’s leadership.

•B&FT

√HEALTH FACILITIES RISK CLOSURE FOR FAILURE TO REGISTER

Health facilities operating in the country must now register with the Health Facilities  Regulatory Agency or risk closure for non-compliance, following implementation  of the Health Institutions and Facilities Act 829.

√NO MORE ARTS UNIVERSITIES

The National Accreditation Board  is formulating new guidelines that will ban people from establishing arts-based universities in the country, Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Tertiary, Samual Okudeto Ablakwa has said.

•Today

√BABIES KILLED FOR RITUALS IN NORTHERN GHANA

Audience at the just ended MTN Heroes of Change grand finale could not believe their ears of what they heard that severely malnourished children are killed in northern Ghana for rituals.

√FIRST DIGITAL TV GOES TO OBUASI

Pioneers of digital television in Ghana, First Digital Television (FDTV), has spread its wings to the Obuasi municipality in the Ashanti Region and its environs as part of the company’s resolve to complete a national coverage goal.

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