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Tuesday, 02-06-15

DRIVERS ‘DOWN WHEELS’; LEAVING COMMUTERS STRANDED IN ACCRA

Hundreds of commuters in Accra and surrounding communities were stranded yesterday when commercial drivers embarked on a strike in protest against new road traffic regulations issued by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA).

GOVERNMENT TO WASH HANDS OFF PRICING PETROLEUM PRODUCTS

The government has decided to wash its hands off the pricing of petroleum products.

GPRTU, GRTCC CONDEMN ACTION OF DRIVERS

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and the Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council (GRTCC) have dissociated themselves from the strike by some commercial drivers in Accra yesterday.

US ADOPTIONS: GHANA 5TH

The Director of Social Welfare Comfort Asare, has hinted that her outfit will look into circumstances under which 124 Ghanaians were adopted by citizens of the United States of America (USA) in 2013/2014 all at a time when a temporary ban was imposed on adoptions.

TACKLE CRIME, CONGESTION AND OTHERS – MAYORS TOLD

The Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive, Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, has challenged mayors attending the fourth World Summit of Mayors in Accra to devise strategies that will effectively address the issues of slum, congestions, crime and sanitation.

ASHAIMAN DRIVERS GO WILD OVER DVLA DIRECTIVE

Thousands of travelers were left stranded in Ahaiman yesterday as the various transport unions that operate in the area withdraw their services to register their disapproval and resentment at some new policies the Driver and Vehicle License Authority (DVLA) has announced.

NO CASH FOR AGRIC CENSUS

The nation-wide agricultural census to collect data on farmers, farm size and crops cultivated among others for decision-making is faced with funding challenges that threaten the entire exercise.

FEARS OVER FOOD SECURITY

Concerns have heightened over the possible drop in crop yields following the withdrawal of some fertilizer suppliers from government’s fertilizer subsidy programme.

MDAS OWE GWCL Ȼ106M

Municipal and District Assemblies (MDAs) across the country currently owe the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWLC) Ȼ106 million, the Communities Director, GWCL, Stanley Martey has said.

BOG TRADES OFF INTEREST RATES

The Bank of Ghana is trading off interest rates hikes to save the cedi which has dropped by about 18 percent this year, underlining the economic difficulties the country faces.

CAL BANK AIMS AT MORE T-BILLS, LESS LOANS

CAL Bank Limited says it will increase its investments in government securities and other safe haven instruments and reduce lending