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05-9-2015

✔B&f times
BANKERS SHOW FAITH IN
ECONOMY
Bankers have expressed renewed optimism for the economy’s prospects despite the continuous fall in commodity prices, slow growth in the economy, and an upcoming general election.
POLICY INITIATIVES BOLSTER PETROLEUM SECTOR
The past year has seen the petroleum downstream sector go through a major revolution, lead stanchly a successful price deregulation, Mr. Moses Asaga the CEO of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has said.

✔Daily guide

WE REGISTER MINORS – ASIEDU NKETIA
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) ha admitted registering minors and foreigners to enable them to vote in elections in Ghana.
COPS BEAT VOLTA NPP CHAIRMAN
Tension is mounting at Metsrikas in the Akatsi North District of the Volta Region as a result of a misunderstanding over the just-ended limited registration exercise organized by the Electoral Commission (EC).
ELECTRICITY EXPENSIVE THAN RENT – NANA
New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has observed that the mismanagement of the economy has reached a point where rent is even less expensive than electricity tariffs.

✔Today

LIMITED REGISTRATION EXERCISE…LONG QUEUES AT CENTERS ON LAST DAYS
Ashas become the habit of most Ghanaians, we tend to leave the participation in national events till the last day. That is when we see people coming out in their numbers to join queues. The ten-day limited voter registration exercise, which ended yesterday, confirmed this “last minute” attitude of ours.
NDUOM ENSKINED AS YENGE BON NAA
President and Chairman of Groupe Nduom (GN), Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, has been given a chieftaincy title by the chiefs and people of Loggu in the Upper West Region of Ghana.

✔Finder

PAY $100M DEBT IN 2 WEEKS…OR FACE SHUT DOWN OF GAS SUPPLY, N-GAS WARNS VRA
N-Gas, the main supplier of lean gas to Ghana’s Volta River Authority (VRA) through the West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo), has given Ghana a two-week ultimatum to clear its outstanding debt of over $100 million or gas supply will be shut down.
DVLA TO ISSU LICENSE WITHIN 2 WEEKS STARTING JULY
With effect from July this year, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) will be issuing licenses to applicants in a space of two weeks, the Chief Executive of DVLA, Ing. Noble John Appiah has assured.
REDUCE TAX ON NEWSPAPER PRODUCTION – EDITORS FORUM
Ms Ajoa Yeboah-Afari, the Chairperson of the Editors Forum, Ghana has called for tax reduction on newspaper production inputs, so that newspapers can be affordable again, to boost their circulation and help sustain the papers.

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✔Dailly graphic

EC TO PRESENT CLEAN REGISTER…FO NOV 7 ELECTIONS
The Electoral Commission (EC) has assured Ghanaians of a clean register for the 2016 polls. It said even before the Supreme Court ruling, it had discussed the road map fo cleaning the register with the political parties.
BRONG AHAFO POLICE INVESTIGATE ESCAPE OF SUSPECTED ROBBER
The Brong Ahafo Regional Police Command is trying to unravel the circumstance under which a 21-year-old suspected armed robber, Kwaku Yeboah, who was under 24-hour guard at the Sunyani Regional Hospital managed to escape.

✔Business day

THE AGONY OF ‘KAYAYEI GIRLS’…FORCED TO CARRY HEAVY GOODS TO EARN A LIVING
Each year, many women and girls in Ghana join the millions across Africa who are migrating from rural to urban centers in search of economic opportunities in some of the country’s southern commercial centers.

✔The new stateman

GOV’T DIVERTS $250M LOAN TO PRIVATE BANK…AND BANK LENDS IT BACK TO GOV’T WITH INTEREST
In what will come a a shocking revelation to Ghanaians, Vice Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia, has disclosed that the Mahama-led National Democratic Congress government has transferred $250million of the latest Eurobond proceeds to a private bank and turned around to borrow the money back through treasury bills, thus paying interest again on the same money to the bank.