Today’s front pages:
√NANA ADDO PROMISES TAX REFORMS
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, leader of the country’s largest opposition party, NPP, has pledged to introduce a raft of tax reforms to lessen the burden on consumers and businesses should he win the November 7 polls.
√7,000 FOREIGN STUDENTS FLOOD VARSITIES
There are about 7,000 foreign students from 16 countries, currently attending a university in Ghana, Deputy Minister of Education Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has revealed.
√BOOST FOR CONTAINERISED CARGO GRADE
Effective July 1 this year, packed cargo to be shipped from the country will have to be weighed to meet a specified verified gross mass before they could be loaded onto vessels for export.
√NANA FLAYS MAHAMA OVER ‘HALF-TRUTHS’
Presidential candidate of the NPP, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, yesterday took his turn to deliver what he called the Real State of the Nation Address.
√‘MAD MAN’ THREATENS PRESIDENT
A 33-year-old man arrested and handed over to the BNI for allegedly making a threatening comment that President John Mahama will collapse during this year’s Independence Day parade appears to be mentally challenged.
√TRADERS CLOSE SHOPS
Traders under the aegis of Joint Private Sector Business Consultative Forum, led by the Ghana Union of Traders (GUTA), yesterday locked up their shops in Accra, signaling a three-day strike action to protest against the introduction of some new taxes by government.
√MAHAMA OUT OF TOUCH WITH REALITY – NANA ADDO DECLARES
Flagbearer of the opposition NPP has described the current state of the Ghanaian economy as one that is in crisis and at complete variance with what the President sought to portray in his State of the Nation Address.
√OIL AND GAS: HFC BANK AFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO LOCAL CONTENT
Leading Ghanaian bank, HFC Bank Ghana has expressed its commitment to promoting local content in Ghana’s oil and gas sector.
√FPSO ATTA MILLS TO ARRIVE THIS WEEK
Ghana’s second Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading vessel, named FPSO Prof John Evans Atta Mills, would arrive in the country by the close of this week, the CEO of the Petroleum Commission, has confirmed.
√ATTAH MAKES GHANA PROUD
The youngest Ghanaian sensation to take the world by storm, 15-year-old actor Abraham Attah, has secured a deal that will provide 10,000 free designer pair of shoes to Ghanaian children in need.
√MAHAMA HAS BORROWED 37BN DOLLARS – SAYS AKUFO-ADDO
2016 presidential candidate of the NPP, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has accused the Mahama-led government of embarking on reckless borrowing, contracting a total of 37 billion dollars within a period of seven years.
√OUR NATION IN CRISIS – AKUFO-ADDO
The presidential candidate of the NPP, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has said President John Mahama is out of touch with the reality on the ground in the country.
√PRESIDENT ERDOGAN ARRIVES FOR TWO-DAY VISIT
The Turkish President, Mr Recep Tayyip Erdogan, arrived in Accra last night for a two-day official visit to the country.
√DON’T DOWNPLAY GHANA’S TRANSFORMATION – PREZ MAHAMA
President John Mahama says it will be wrong to anyone to downplay the transformation Ghana has undergone in the last three years.