📰📰 Today’s front pages
√ REMITTANCES DROP DESPITE RECOVERY IN OVERSEAS FUNDS TRANSFERS
Remittances from Ghanaians working overseas to their families back home dropped last year for the second consecutive time, to $1.92 billion amid moderation in global economic growth that reflects the slowdown in China’s growth prospects and falling oil prices.
√VEEP CALLS FOR STRONGER PARTNERSHIP WITH INDIA
Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has observed that television images of Africa migrants seeking entry into Europe in pursuit of jobs o security is a reflection of economic malfunction.
√SECOND POWERSHIP 70% COMPLETE
The Karadeniz Power Group has said that the second powership expected to ease the power deficit is about 70% complete, and will be delivered to the country in the beginning of the second half of the year, barring any hitches.
√BAWUMIA CHALLENGES MAHAMA: NDC ‘CHOPS’ GH¢90 BILLION
The New Patriotic Party’s vice presidential candidate, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has taken on President John Mahama about the state of Ghana’s public debt, calling on the president to have a proper briefing on the state of borrowing that has occurred in the last seven years under the NDC administration.
√BUKOM BANKU CAGED
Maverick boxer and notorious street fighter Briamah Kamoko, aka Bukom Banku, was yesterday detained by the Greater Accra Regional police after three ladies lodged a complaint of assault against him.
√AL-QAEDA ALERT! PRESIDENT MEETS SECURITY CAPOS
The National Security Council, chaired by President Mahama, yesterday reviewed the security situation n the country following the rising insurgency by Al Qaeda militants in the West African subregion, especially in Ghana’s neighbouring countries.
√DKM SEEKS BAIL OUT
A financial expert has added his voice to calls on government to provide a bailout for DKM Diamond Microfinance Limited.
√GH¢15,000 BRIBERY SAGA: EOCO CAGES TOP OFFICIAL OF WASSA ASSEMBLY
The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) has arrested Mr Frank Taylor, District Finance Officer of Wassa Amenfi East District Assembly, for bribing EOCO officers who are investigating alleged procurement fraud at the assembly.
√CEMENT: GHANA IMPORTRS OVER 1 MILLION TONNES ANNUALLY
The desire to import everything, which has a negative impact on the economy, especially the strength of the local currency and the promotion of buy made-in-Ghana products, is not ending anytime soon as the country imports more than 1 million tonnes of cement per annum.
√RLG HAS SETTLED ITS INDEBTEDNESS TO GOVT
The Ministry of Justice and Attorney General’s Department which has been tasked by the government to retrieve all debts owed by companies implicated in what has become known as the GYEEDA scandal, says Agams Holdings has paid all debts owed the nation with accrued interest.
√GHANA WILL OVERCOME PREVAILING CHALLENGES – PRESIDENT MAHAMA
President John Mahama who has dared Nana Akufo-Addo, the presidential candidate of the NPP to debate him over contentious issues has urged Ghanaians to remain resolute and that the country would soon overcome its challenges.
√ENSURE TRANSPARENCY OF POLLS – DR ARYEE TELLS ELECTORAL COMMISSION
The Reverend Dr Ms Joyce Aryee, Founder of the Salt and Light Ministries, has added to calls for EC to work with all key political actors to build confidence in the electoral process.
√AUDIT POLITICAL PARTIES – PPP URGES EC
The PPP has called on the EC to audit political parties in compliance with the Political Parties Law (Act 574 of 2000).
√NATIONAL DEBATE: WHY DODGE NDUOM?
Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom is surprised that President John Mahama will prefer debating Nana Akufo-Addo instead of him and wonders whether the NPP flag-bearer comes across s an easy match to the President.