📰📰Today’s front pages
Date: 13-05-2016 Time
√I’VE NEVER TAKEN BRIBE! MAHAMA IN LONDON
President John Dramani Mahama has stated that he has never taken bribe, in spite of the several allegations of corruption levelled against him and members of his government.
√CORRUPTION AT COCOBOD ‘OPUNI MUST GO’
Hundreds of workers in the cocoa sector yesterday staged a massive demonstration to demand investigations into allegations of poor industrial relations and corruption levelled against Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Dr Stephen Opuni.
√BULLETS LAND AT TEMA PORT
Officials of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) have intercepted a cache of ammunition in several cartons which were smuggled into the country by some importers.
√INFLATION UNCERTAINTY HERALDS MPC MEETING
The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of Ghana is set to begin its 70th regular meeting today, faced with the challenge of how to contend with a stubborn inflation that seems to be producing mixed results despite further tightening of the monetary stance over the last months.
√VRA’S COAL PLANT TO START APRIL 2017
Construction of Volta River Authority’s proposed 700megawatt coal plant is expected to commence in April 2017, the Authority’s tentative project timeline has shown.
√400 EXPLORATION LICENCES SOLD
The Minerals Commission has awarded 400 exploration licences to several hundreds of mining operators to prospect for gold, the chief government policymaker on natural resources has said.
√MUSLIM GROUP BACKS DR BAWUMIA
The Islamic Centre for Virtue and Social Development (ICVISOD), a Muslim think-tank that champions social and political inclusion and development, has advocated for equal opportunities for Muslims in high-office positions in the country.
√MORE GHANAIANS OPT FOR CREMATION
Disposal of mortal remains is an ancient phenomenon. However, the way and manner in which dead bodies are disposed of differ from country to country and is also influenced by traditions and beliefs.
√PPP OUTDOORS NDUOM AS FLAGBEARER ON JULY 16
Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has set July 16, 2016 as the day to outdoor its presidential candidate, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, for the November 7 polls.
√SACK OUR MD NOW! – COCOBOD WORKERS CHARGE
Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU) has called for the removal of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Dr. Stephen K. Opuni from office. The workers, clad in red garments and holding placards, gathered at the Labor Ministry, yesterday to present a petition to the Employment and Labor Relations Minister, Haruna Iddrisu.