NEWS HEADLINES(18/05/16)

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📰📰 *Today’s Front Page Wednesday, 18th May 2016* 📰📰

*DAILY GRAPHIC*
DARK CLOUDS OVER NOV 7 FOR GENERAL ELECTION
The Majority and Minority in Parliament have cast doubts about the intention of the Electoral Commission (EC) to hold this year’s elections on November 7.

FREE-FOR-ALL AT KMA
There was a free-for-all at a meeting of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) when the assembly members failed to elect a Presiding Member (PM) for the fourth time in Kumasi yesterday.

‘MOBILE PHONE USERS TO ENJOY DOMESTIC ROAMING’
A policy is being formulated by the Ministry of Communications to enable mobile users to enjoy domestic roaming in the country, the sector minister, Dr Edward Kofi Omane Boamah, has said.

*B& FT*
STOCK MKT TO TRADE DERIVATIVES NEXT YEAR
Managers of the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) have hinted at plans to create a derivatives market on the local bourse in a bid to boost liquidity and increase activities on the exchange.

‘ONLY 10% OF SALARIES WILL GO TO E-ZWICH CARDS’
The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlements Systems (GhIPSS), Archie Hesse, has said that only one-tenth of workers’ salaries will be paid onto the e-zwich card in a statement that is intended to play down agitation on the  publc sector workers’ front.

GIFEC CALLS FOR CONSENSUS ON OTTS DEBATE…AS IT LAUNCHES 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
The Administration of the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), Kwabena Owusu Akyeampong, has called on stakeholders in the telecoms sector to build consensus on the ongoing debate regarding over-the-top services (OTTs) in a manner that will deliver value to consumers and allow actors to make the most out of their investment.

*TODAY*
TEMA POLICE ON RAMPAGE…DESTROY MANGO PLANTATIONS IN ASEBI
Farmers at Asebi, a farming community between Ayikuma and Doryumu in the Shai-Osudoku District of the Greater Accra Region, have bemoaned the action of some police officers from Tema Regional Police Command who on Monday, May 6, 2016 invaded the community, and destroyed their mango plantations and other farm properties, Today can report.

CHIEF ARRESTED!
Chief of Afari, near Kumasi, Oheneba Acheampong Tia II, has found himself at the wrong side of the law, after threatening to unleash terror on a private developer, if the latter does not stop working on a piece of land at Tanoso, Kumasi, Today can report.

NII OKAIJA III STILL GBESE MANTSE
An attempt by loyalists of Nii Ayi Bonte to usurp the chieftaincy titles of Nii Okaija III as Gbese Mantse and Adonten of the Ga State has backfired, Today can report.

*DAILY GUIDE*
BLOWS AT KMA OVER PM ELECTION
There was pandemonium at the Miklin Hotel, Kumasi, yesterday as Members of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) openly traded punches following a misunderstanding over the election of a Presiding Member (PM).

POLICE GIRL IN SEX VIDEO
A sex video of a woman believed to be a police personnel with the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has gone viral on social media, especially on Whatsapp.

AFOKO GRILLED AGAIN!
Suspended Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Paul Afoko, yesterday admitted that the issues he raised against the appointment of a member of the Disciplinary Committee of the party that recommended his suspension were not based on any express provisions in the party’s constitution.

*FINDER*
MORE TROUBLE FOR ECONOMY…FAULTY FPSO SPIKES LPG, CRUDE OIL IMPORTS
The cut in crude oil production output from the Jubilee field by over 50% has serious ramifications for the economy.

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TEACHER UNIONS BOYCOTT TALKS WITH GOVT OVER PROPOSED LICENSES
The three main teacher unions have suspended discussions with government on the proposed teacher licensing regime scheduled for implementation this year.

EU ASSURES GHANA OF CONTINUED CO-OPERATION
Mr William Hanna, the European Union (EU) Ambassador to Ghana, hs said the EU is committed to supporting Ghana in her development agenda.

*THE NEW STATEMAN*
AKUFO-ADDO FIRES MAHAMA – BLAMES CURRENT HARDSHIP ON HIS BAD GOVERNANCE
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party, has taken a swipe at President Mahama, accusing him of creating untold hardships and suffering for Ghanaians, through his bad governance and incompetent handling of the national economy.

GOVERNMENT IS SHIELDING GYEEDA CULPRITS – PAC MEMBERS LAMENTS
Isaac Kwame Asiamah, Member of Parliament for Atwima/Mponua and a member of the Public Accounts Committee, has questioned government’s commitment towards retrieving monies owed the state by some 10 service providers who benefited from interest-free loans in 2012.

NO SENSE IN TRANSFER OF $250M EUROBOND CASH TO UBA
The Chief Executive Officer of Dalex Finance, Ken Thompson, has described government’s decision to invest $250 million of the $1 billion Eurobond with the United Bank of Africa as unreasonable.
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