NEWS HEADLINES(19/05/16)

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Date: 19-05-2016

•Daily Guide

√JB KILLERS IN DOUBLE AGONY STEAL COPS GHȼ20
There was drama at the Accra Central Magistrate Court where two young men implicated in the murder of Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa North in the Eastern Region, are standing trial.

√NDC BOYCOTTS IEA DEBATE
The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has finally decided not to take part in this year’s presidential debate put together by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA).

√DUMSOR IS BACK
Some parts of the country, particularly the Western, Ashanti and the Eastern Regions, have lamented the return of the country’s erratic power supply, referred to as dumsor, describing the current energy situation as a nuisance.

•Daily Graphic

√JAPAN SUPPORTS GHANA WITH YEN LOAN FACILITY
Japan has decided to resume its Yen loan facility to Ghana, beginning with the funding of the construction of a bridge spanning the Volta Region on the Eastern Corridor road.

√HIGH UTILITY TARIFFS KILLING OUR BUSINESSES – AGI
The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has expressed worry about the current high utility tariffs that are impacting local businesses negatively.

√JB’S KILLERS APPEAR TOGETHER IN COURT AMIDST DRAMA THAT ONE STOLE GHC20 FROM COP
The two men implicated in the killing of the former Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa North, J.B. Danquah-Adu, appeared together for the first time before the Accra District Court yesterday.

•Today

√UNEASY CALM AT MMT MANAGEMENT STANDS ACCUSED
Tongues are wagging at the Metro Mass Transit (MMT) Limited over delays in workers’ promotions, Today can report. As a result of that the workers have threatened to embark on a nationwide strike to press home their demand.

√NDUOM KICKS AGAINST COAL PLANT AS SOLUTION TO DUMSOR
Business magnate, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, has kicked against the construction of a coal-fired power plant by the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) as the solution to the erratic power supply known in our local parlance as ‘dumsor’ in the country.

√MPS DIVIDED OVER RTI BILL
There was a sharp division between Majority and Minority Members of Parliament (MPs) on the floor of Parliament yesterday as the House begun the consideration of the passing into law the Right to Information (RTI) bill which has been before it since 2013.

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•Showbiz

√ PUSH US INTO YOUR POLITICS – KDEI CAMP
It’s an election year and already, the political scene is heated up with various political songs intended to attract votes. One such song that is currently making waves is Bukom Banku’s version of Bisa Kdei’s Brother Brother.