NEWS HEADLINES (28/07/16)

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​📰 *Today’s front pages*📰
 _Thursday_
_July 28, 2016_
💥 *BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL TIMES*
*_MORTGAGE-BACKED BONDS TO CATALYSE_*
*_HOUSING SECTOR_*
Leading mortgage provider, Ghana Home Loans,
sees its decision to start raising funds locally
to be a catalyst for growth of the real estate
sector, ultimately leading to lower home prices.
*_SWEET POTATO NEEDS ATTENTION_*
Root and Tuber Liaison Officer at the Directorate of Crop Services, Ministry of Food
and Agriculture (MOFA), George Prah, has
proposed a swift policy intervention that will boost the capacity of farmers in the cultivation
and production of sweet potato.

💥 *DAILY GUIDE*
*_JUDGES RETURN FIRE: MONTIE FM GANG_*
*_JAILED 12 MONTHS_*
The Supreme Court yesterday sentenced Salfu
Maase, host of Pampaso, a political programme
on an Accra-based radio station and two other panelists who threatened the Judges with
death.
*_TWO BABY THIEVES NABBED AT JAMES TOWN_*
The James Town Police in Accra have arrested
two women for allegedly stealing a one-month-
old baby boy from its mother in the area.
💥 *DAILY GRAPHIC*
*_MONTIE TRIO IN COOKER; OPERATORS OF_*
*_RADIO STATION FINED_*
The Supreme Court yesterday sent a strong
warning to people who make irresponsible
comments on media platforms by sentencing
two radio panelists and a programme host to four months’ imprisonment each for
scandalizing the court.
*_CLOSSAG ON STRIKE OVER MARKET_*
*_PREMIUM_*
Members of the Civil and Local Government
Staff Association of Ghana (CLOSSAG)
yesterday began an indefinite nationwide strike
to hack their demand for the government to pay them their interim market premium.
*_NDC CONDEMNS JAIL TERM FOR THREE_*
The ruling National Democratic Congress has
condemned the decision of the Supreme Court
to jail two radio panelists and a presenter who
scandalized the court.
💥 *BUSINESS FINDER*
*_GHANA’S DEBT SOARS BY 200% IN JUST FOUR_*
*_YEARS_*
Ghana’s public debt stock has grown by a
whopping GH¢70 billion representing a 200 percent increase in the last four years.
*_MANUFACTURING FIRMS TO INCUR HUGE_*
*_LOSSES_*
Latest financials of manufacturing firms sighted
by Business Finder indicate that most
manufacturing firms will post losses this year