*MONDAY 23 MAY 2016*
BIG BLOW TO NPP – ANOHTER MP DIES
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Abetifi in the Eastern Region, Peter Wiafe Pepera,has died after battling with an unknown illness.
BNI DENIES COVER-UP IN JB’S MURDER
The Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) says media reports suggesting that it wa covering up facts on the gruesome murder of Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa North in the Eastern Region, are false.
NANA, VOLTA CHIEFS MEND FENCES
The perceived sour relationship between majority of the people of the Volta Region and the oppositio New Patriotc Party (NPP) seems to be diminishing.
NAVY OFFICERS STRIKE! – TORTURE FISHERMAN & 9 RESIDENTS IN DZEMENI
28-year-old fisherman, Kwasi Gadri, accused of insulting navy officers in Torgor Dzemeni, a fishing community in the South Dayi District of the Volta Region, has been beaten to pulp by four navy officers, Today can report. The victim, who is native of Bakpa in the Central North Tongu District of the Volta Region, is currently at the Ho General Hospital, receiving treatment.
ACHIMOTA-OFANKOR ROAD COST SHOOTS UP TO 217%
A report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament has revealed that the construction of the Achimota-Ofankor Highway, which was estimated to cost the Ghanaian taxpayer an amount of GHC40.4 million, had shot up to GHC120 million, representing an increase of about 217%.
HEAVY RAINS LEAVE THOUSANDS DISPLACED IN ACCRA & AGONA SWEDU
Eight of torrential rains in Accra last Saturday night caused widespread flooding and destruction to properties in low-lying areas. The rains, which began at about 9 p.m., Saturday to about 4 a.m., Sunday, left many suburbs of the city generally submerged in water.
WAGE BILL TO GO SKY-HIGH – COULD SHAKE FOUNDATION OF IMF BAILOUT PROGRAMME
The wage bill to tax revenue, which currently hovers around 57%, is set to shoot up sharply as government recruits thousands into the health and education sectors, as well as the security agencies.
GOV’T TO CLEAR ALL BDCS DEBT BY 3RD QUARTER
Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors (CBOD), Mr Senyo Hosi has assured banks that government is working round the clock to clear all debts by the third quarter of the year.
MAN USES TWO BOYS TO SWINDLE MATTRESS SELLER
A 36-year-old man who use two young boys to swindle a mattress seller is in the grips of the Tesano Police Command.
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REVIEW LEVIES ON POWER TARIFFS – AGI
The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has asked government to relook the various tax components on utility tariffs that have significantly raised the cost of power for businesses in the country.
GLO, EXPRESSO BATTLE CUSTOMER ATTRITION
Glo Ghana Limited and Expresso Telecom are battling customer attrition on their networks as the two mobile telephony operators have lost a combined 35 percent of subscribers since beginning of the year in a new report released by the National Communication Authority (NCA).
TITLE FINALISED FOR AIRPORT LANDS
Title for the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) lands is being finalised to allow the Ghana Airports Company commence various planned projects within its enclave, Transport Minister Fifi Kwetey hs said.