Today’s front pages: Tuesday April 26, 2016
HOUSING DEVELOPERS WANT ‘EDAIF-TYPE’ FUND
Real estate developers have called on government to set-up a special fund in the likeness of the Export Trade, Agricultural and Industrial Development Fund (EDAIF) to address the country’s housing deficit.
VIAM WARNS OVER ‘POLY VARSITIES’
VIAM Africa Centre for Education and Social Policy, a policy think-tank, says government must suspend the conversion of polytechnics into technical universalities for at least two years to allow for proper establishment of institutional structures.
GH¢¢500M DOMESTIC BOND ILL-TIMED – ECONOMIST
A senior Economist at the University of Ghana, Dr Ebo Turkson, has described government’s decision to issue a 3-year domestic bond as ill-timed – citing a further crowding out of businesses as the likely result.
MAHAMA TIGHTENS SECURITY WITH DOGS, BODYGUARDS
President John Mahama has beefed up his security detail with sniffing dogs and uniformed bodyguards.
ROBBERS RAID BANK, KILL ONE
A susu collector is alleged to have been shot and killed at close range by two trigger-happy robbers who invaded a bank at Nsuta Kwaman in the Ashanti Region Monday morning.
CONFUSION OVER JOB FIGURES
The Ministry of Communication has made a sensational claim that the Mahama-led NDC administration has created over 600,000 jobs, in spite of widespread public concerns about the lack of employment opportunities in the country.
AUDIT FPSO, ACEP DEMANDS TO HELP RESOLVE FREQUENT BREAKDOWNS
Energy policy think-tank, Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) has called on government and Justice partners to quickly undertake a comprehensive technical audit of Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel (FPSO) Kwame Nkrumah.
800, 000 JOBS CREATED IN 3 YEARS – GOV’T
The government claims it has created at least 800,000 jobs since President Mahama took office in 2013.
CHRAJ PROBES TWO MCEs
Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has begun investigations into the allegation of misappropriation of funds by two Municipal Chief Executives Sam Attukwei Quaye and Ibrahim Baidoo of Ga West and Ashaiman Municipal Assemblies respectively, in the Greater Accra region.
NPP LOSING GRIP ON ASHANTI AS NANA ADDO SNUBS OTUMFUO’S ANNIVERSARY
It is becoming obvious that the NPP is gradually losing grip on its electoral stronghold, the Ashanti Region.