News Headlines For 11/04/16

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Major Headlines: Monday, 11th April, 2016

Three telcos, one BWA player enough for Ghana – MTN CEO

18% of Expresso Ghana sold; 82% with escrow agent

Video: TB Joshua predicts ‘foreign attack’ on Ghana, Nigeria

BoG revising Banking Act

Valley View University Techiman campus ventures into commercial farming

Tension brews in Konongo as illegal miners invade Owere Mines

Ghana’s water purification system deficient – Director of CSIR Water Research Institute

Media cautioned against acts of ‘media terrorism’

Oweri mine owners petition Ashanti Minister over invasion of mine

Navrongo DCE accused of meddling in students election

GNAT accuses gov’t of delaying validation process, payment of salary arrears

AMA launches ‘Rapid Result Initiative’ to improve sanitation

Child marriage accounts for 25.11 per cent of abuses

ApriDec medical team performs free corrective surgery for hermaphrodite

Ghana to add value to export products- Mahama

NHIA rolls out one client provider system

Mahama’s campaign promises not rhetoric – Omane

WAEC leakages: Our minds, bodies, systems corrupted- Kweku Baako

Other Major Headlines:

DUMSOR RESSURECTS; 1,000 MW SHORTFALL FORCES FRESH CHALLENGE
  The country’s recovery from debilitating power challenge that spanned about three years, has suffered a jolt as the phenomenon has resurrected.

BNI’S ACTION, THREAT TO RULE OF LAW – GBA
  The Ghana Bar Association (GBA) has condemned in no uncertain terms the conduct of the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) in detaining three former South Africans police officers after a court had granted them bail.

GOVT TO BORROW GH¢4.9BN IN DEBT SECURITIES IN APRIL
  Government will borrow GH¢4.9 billion through treasury bills, notes and bonds in the month of April, 2016.

GNAT ACCUSES GOV’T OF DELAYING VALIDATION PROCESS
  The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) is accusing the Finance Ministry of deliberately delaying the validation processes which will allow for members to be paid their arrears.

URSULA WINS CONTROVERSIAL NPP RACE
  NPP delegates at Ablekuma West in the Greater Accra Region last Saturday retained Ursula Owusu-Ekuful as their parliamentary candidate in a primary that was mired in controversy.

TOGO VOTER POPS UP IN KUMASI
  The NPP seems to have been vindicated for continually claiming that names of foreigners are in the voter register so it must be cleaned.

AKOSOMBO DAM IN DANGER
  The Akosombo Hydroelectric Dam is in danger because it is operating below its capacity as more pressure is exerted on it.

EXPORTS’ BLEAK FUTURE OVER GOVT’S UNCERTAINITY ON EPA
  Ghana risks billions of euros in annual export earnings and job losses in excess of 50,000 workers if the country does not sign the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) by 1 st October, 2016.

HIGH ELECTRICITY COST KILLING BUSINESSES – Dr Nduom
The President of Group Nduom Dr Papa Kwesi Ndoum has bemoaned the increasing cost of electricity in the country, describing it as a huge threat to the survival and growth of businesses.

TIME TO IMPLEMENT GROWTH STRATEGIES
  Africa’s transformation will not happen spontaneously, but rather as a result of deliberate and coherent policies that are entrenched into a harmonized development strategy and enlightened by transformational leadership, Dr Carlos Lopes, UN Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa has said.

ELECTIONS 2016: £4M INJECTED INTO ECONOMY
  The United Kingdom has given Ghana £4 million as part of efforts to entrench democracy particularly the running of elections in the West African Country.

ECONOMY WILL COLLAPSE IF NDC WINS ELECTIONS – KUFUOR
  Lack of serious practical short-term solutions to fix the ailing Ghanaian economy is bringing untold hardships on the citizenry.

BE AGENTS OF CHANGE – NDOUM URGES YOUTH
  Presidential hopeful, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, has challenged Ghanaian youth to become agents of change so as to bring about meaningful transformation in the their lives as well as that of the country.

IS ‘DUMSOR’ BACK?
  Businesses and domestic consumers of electricity would have to brace up themselves for fresh bouts of power outages in the coming days as FPSO Nkrumah is expected to remain shut down for maintenance work longer than anticipated.