📰📰 Today’s front pages
√SUPREME COURT SLAPS HOT EC OVER NHIS & GHOST NAMES
The Supreme Court yesterday ordered the Electoral Commission (EC) to take immediate steps to delete from the electoral roll names of persons who used the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) cards to register.
√MINISTER’S THUGS BEAT NPP ASPIRANT
The confusion that has characterised the ongoing limited voter registration exercise in the Juaboso Constituency of the Western Region turned nasty yesterday.
√NANA GETS DOCTORATE
An honorary doctorate degree has been conferred on the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
√FUEL SMUGGLING SYNDICATE EXPOSED: TANKER DRIVERS LEAD ILLEGAL TRADE AT PAGA
Smuggling of refined petroleum products from Ghana to Burkina Faso through Paga, the capital of the Kassena Nankana West District of the Upper East Region, has now been taken over by tanker drivers.
√NIGERIA PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR DANADAMS
The Commissioner of Health of Niger State of Nigeria, Dr. Mustapha Jibril, has pledged his government’s support to purchase drugs manufactured by Danadams Pharmaceutical Company Limited as part of the country’s efforts to improve primary healthcare delivery and to empower local industries.
√TRANSPORT MINISTER JUSTIFIES AIRFARE TAX…AS NECESSARY TO PLUG BUDGET DEFICIT
The Transport Minister, Fiifi Kwetey, has said that imposition of a 17.5 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) on domestic air travel is a temporary measure meant to help plug the country’s budget deficit.
√HASTEN ECG COMPACT TO BOOST POWER SUPPLY…U.S. AMBASSADOR ADVISES
The U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson has expressed worry that the country’s failure to meet deadlines set by the Millennium Challenge Corporation could affect the release of funds to improve the energy sector.
√GOV’T CEDES CUSTOMS BROKERAGE TO LOCALS
Government’s decision to enact Section 43 of Act 891 of the Customs Act, 2015 to place the business of Customs brokerage in the hands of locals in the shipping industry is a laudable move that places freight-forwarders in a better position to support national socio-economic growth, President of the Ghana Institute of Freight-Forwarders (GIFF), Kwabena Ofosu-Appiah, has said.
√VOTER REGISTER NOT CREDIBLE – SAYS SUPREME COURT
The Supreme Court of Ghana has ordered the Electoral Commission (EC) to delete from the electoral roll names of all dead people and persons who used the National Health Insurance (NHI) card to register to vote.
√DON’T FOMENT TROUBLE – MP ASPIRANT ADVISES YOUTH
Parliamentary candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in North Tongu constituency of the Volta region, Mr. Richard Collins Arku, has admonished the youth in the area to reject any attempt(s) by groups or individuals to use them to cause chaos before, during and after the November 7, 2016 General Elections.
√SUPREME COURT SPEAKS – ORDERS DELETION OF NAMES OF NHIS CARD HOLDERS, MINORS, DECEASED FROM VOTERS REGISTER
The Supreme Court has ordered the Electoral Commission (EC) to take steps to clean the voters register by deleting the names of persons not eligible to vote. Categories of persons affected are deceased persons, minors and voters who registered with identity cards issued under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in 2012.
√’NON-BAILABLE OFFENCES DECLARED UNCONSTITUTIONAL’
The Supreme Court has declared as unconstitutional the law that bars persons accused of certain offences from being granted bail.