NEWS HEADLINES (29/02/16)

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Date: 29-02-2016

•Daily Guide

√ADDISION SHOCKS NII MOI IN NPP KLOTTEY KORLE BATTLE

Celebrated Lawyer Philip Kojo Addison over the weekend pulled a major surprise when he defied the odds to win the rerun parliamentary primary of the opposition NPP in the Klottey Korle constituency.

√5 VIE FOR JB’S SEAT

Six NPP members in the Abuakwa North Constituency of the Eastern Region have picked nomination forms and have been vetted by the regional branch of the party to contest in the parliamentary primary of scheduled for Tuesday.

√IS MAHAMA LIVING IN GHANA? – NANA ASKS

As the NPP Presidential candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, presents what he as described as ‘the real State of the Nation’ at the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons today, he is wondering if President Mahama as any idea about the unprecedented level of economic difficulties and hardships the Ghanaian people have been subjected under the two-term administration of the NDC.

•B&FT

√CRUDE OIL PRICES ONLY BACK TO NORMAL

Crude oil prices are only back to normal – and they will remain so unless there is a “major shock”, like an India following a China growth trajectory  and guzzling more oil or in the event of a major geopolitical upheaval, independent economists at London-based Llewellyn Consulting have said.

√ILLEGAL FEES KILLING WOMEN IN LABOUR

A study by Send-Ghana has revealed that a lot of women who go into labour, especially in the northern regions, avoid health facilities due to illegal fees – a situation that is contributing to the rise in maternal mortality.

√CEDI GESTURES FIRST QUARTER RESILIENCE

The year-to-year performance of the cedi against the US dollar should give the central bank something to be hopeful about as it depreciated only 2.49 percent as against 7.6 percent within the same period last year.

•Finder

√CPC SUFFERS NEW SETBACK; ONE OF ITS 3 ROASTERS BREAKDOWN

Cocoa Processing Company, a majority state-owned company, has suffered a fresh setback as one of its three roasters has broken down.

√GANA NEEDS COHERENT ALCOHOL POLICY – THINK TANK

Baraka Policy Institute (BPI) an independent think-tank, has called for a coherent national policy to regulate the production, consumption and marketing of alcoholic products in the country.

√PASS RTI BILL FIRST AND NOW – LAWYER WRITES TO SPEAKER OF PARLIAMENT

Pass the Right to Information Bill before The Interception of Postal Packets and Telecommunication Messages Bill.

√DVLA PLEDGES SUPPORT TO KATANKA AUTOMOBILE

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has pledged its preparedness to offer support to the Kantanka Group of Companies, manufacturers of Kantanka brand of vehicles.

•Today

√POLICE, LAND GUARDS STRIKE IN DOBLO

Some personnel from the Police SWAT Unit of the Ghana Police Service and land guards have teamed up to terrorise land owners in Ayikai Doblo, a fast growing community in the Ga West Municipality of the Greater Accra Region.

√PPP PUNCHES MAHAMA AGAIN; SAYS DUMSOR NOT OVER

The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has painted a gloomy picture about the state of the Ghanaian economy which in its estimation  points to the governor’s failure to address the dwindling economic fortunes of the country.

√NANA ADDO IS A DICTOATOR – AFOKO INFERS

Embattled Chairman of the NPP, Paul Afoko, has inferred that the party’s 2016 flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is a dictator.

•Business Day

√GHANA IS BROKE – DALEX FINANCE CEO

Government has been urged to face up to the reality that the country is broke and chart a new path with agriculture development as key to help address her economic challenges

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√BOG GOVERNOR MUST RESIGN – GHANAIANS SUGGEST

The recent microfinance crisis has shaken public confidence in the Bank of Ghana as some Ghanaians are calling on the Governor to step down, stressing that, his continuous stay in office would mean more trouble for the country’s financial sector.