NEWS HEADLINES (24/02/16)

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Date: 24-02-2016

•B&FT

√MINERALS AND MINING POLICY FINALLY UNVEILED 17 YEARS AFTER IT WAS FIRST PROPOSED

A comprehensive minerals and mining policy to guide government in its management of he extractives sector has finally been launched, 17 years after it was first proposed.

√NO REGULATIONS FOR FACILITIES MANAGEMENT INDUSTRY

Facilities Management companies have had to rely on international best practices for growing the industry, as legislations for their operations are not locally standardized.

√DKM DIVERTED GHC77M TO SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES

A special audit of embattled company DKM Diamond Microfinance Company Limited’s operations, carried out by chartered accountants Lobban, Hyde $ Partners, revealed that the company diverted GHC77.26 million to subsidiary companies, the Finance Minister Seth Terkper told Parliament on Tuesday.

•Finder

√MORE ROT AT GNAT

A total of 80,000 copies of a quarterly magazine for teachers printed by the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) at a cost of GHC120, 000 with monthly deductions from teachers’ meagre salaries have been shredded.

√EC’S CONTROVERSIAL STEERING COMMITTEE: CHRAJ, 3 OTHER BODIES MUST WITHDRAW – AMIDU

Anti-corruption crusader, Martin Amidu, has advised for independent constitutional and statutory bodies to withdraw their representatives from the controversial election committee se up by the EC.

√NDC ORGANISER ALLGEDLY DEFRAUDS BUSINESSMAN

A businessman has accused the Krowor Constituency Youth Organiser of the National Democratic Congress, Hajia Dzigbordi Afiamevu, of fraud.

√GOVT, TEACHER UNIONS’NEGOTIATIONS OVER ARREARS FAIL AGAIN

A meeting between government and three teacher unions over a roadmap towards the payment of salary arrears has ended inconclusively.

• Daily Guide

√DKM BLOWS GHC100M; MPs DEMAND BAILOUT

The issue of the DKM Diamond Microfinance Company Limited and other savings and loans companies operating mainly in the savings and loans companies operating mainly in the Brong Ahafo Region the three northern regions stirred emotions and angered most Members of Parliament (MPs) when the Minister of Finance, Seth Terkper, came to brief them on the matter yesterday.

√LEGALISE WEE – KOFI ANNAN

Former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan has stressed that narcotic drugs should be legalized worldwide since the war on drugs’ appears not to succeed.

TEACHERS DECLARE WAR OVER ARREARS

Teachers across the country have refused to back down on their decision to embark on an indefinite nationwide strike despite government’s plea.