NEWS HEADLINES (12/05/16)

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Today’s front pages: Thursday, May 12, 2016

LIVING THE HIGH LIFE…THE RISE OF SHOPPING MALLS

With a growing middle class and rapid urbanisation, the need for large retail outlets that vend products from around the world to meet the changing taste and preferences of consumers for high-end goods is driving the construction of shopping malls across the country.

 

CASSAVA: CROP OF THE DECADE

The economic potential inherent in cassava production can be unleashed with clearly laid-down plans to grow, process, and market the crop for local consumption and export as the commodity is cultivated by over 90 percent of Ghanaian farmers.

 

DRAMA AT TOR GUNMAN ARRESTED OVER MAHAMA’S VISIT

A popular National Democratic Congress (NDC) supporter who works at the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) has been arrested by guards protecting President John Mahama for allegedly possessing a gun during the president’s visit to the facility.

 

MAN SLAYS STEPSON

A 55-year-old farmer has allegedly butchered his stepson at Gomoa Ahonmerew, near Winneba in the Central Region following the break-up of a five-year affair with his lover.

 

NDC FIGHTS IEA

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has raised concerns about a planned presidential debate by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), giving hints that it may boycott the ‘election year ritual’.

 

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NDUOM TAKES ON IEA…SAYS IT IS A THREAT TO OUR DEMOCRACY

Presidential hopeful of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, has taken a swipe at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) for discriminating against some political parties including the PPP.

 

BATTLING LAND LITIGATION…APINTO DIVISIONAL COUNCIL SHOWS WAY

Apinto Dvisional Council in the Western Region appears to be leading the pack when it comes to the battle against land litigation, which has become a albatross on the necks of many traditional leaders, heightening tension and chaos in most traditional areas.