TODAY’S HEADLINES (23/02/16)

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Date: 23-02-2016

•Daily Guide

√EC SUED OVER BLOATED REGISTER

The Brong Ahafo Regional Youth Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Baffoe, has sued the EC and the Attorney General at the Sunyani High Court over the EC’s plan to go ahead and use the current voter register, “which is known to be bloated by all standards”, for the 2016 general election.

√GEORGE BOATENG ARRESTED

George Boateng, the man who attempted to contest President John Mahama in the NDC presidential primary last year, has been arrested.

√ZANETOR RAWLINGS THROWN OUT

An Accra high court has thrown out a motion filed by lawyers of Dr Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, daughter of former President Jerry John Rawlings and Klottey Korley Constituency parliamentary candidate for the ruling NDC.

√TELL US PORJECT COST – BAWUMIA TELLS MAHAMA

Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, vice presidential candidate of the NPP, says the Mahama-led NDC government is hiding the real costs of the projects it is embarking on from the public.

•B&FT

√TRANSPORT MINISTRY TO RE-ENGAGE TERKPER OVER VAT

The Transport Ministry is to re-engage the Finance Minister, Seth Terkper, over the imposition of a 17.5 percent VAT on domestic airfares.

√INFLATION TARGETING POLICY NOT CREDIBLE – PROF KUSI

Executive Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Prof Newman Kusi, has described as ‘ineffective’ the central bank’s approach to beating the pace of surging inflation and and interest rates in the country.

√PARLIAMENT EXPRESSES CONCERN AS DONOR SUPPORT DOMINATES COTVET BUDGET

Parliament has expressed concern about the fact that the majority of funding to the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) comes from donors.

•Finder

√EC DRAGGED TO COURT OVER VOTERS’ REGISTER

A legal practitioner, Mr Kwame Boafo, has filed a suit asking the Supreme Court to declare that the current national voter’s register compiled by the EC and intended to be used for the 2016 general elections in Ghana is bloated and hence unfit for use in the 2016 general elections.

√NHIS TARIFFS TO GO UP BY 27%

Service providers under the National Health Insurance Scheme are to enjoy an upward price review of between 24% and 27.5% in tariffs effective March 1, 2016.

√BAWUMIA SHREDS NDC’S PROJECTS CLAIMS

Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, NPP running mate, has outlined six reasons why Ghanaians must reject the NDC’s attempt to hoodwink the public on claims of massive investment in projects as the reality points to the contrary.

√NO CONCRETE POLICY FOR CEREBRAL PALSY CHILDREN IN GHANA

Ghana has no concrete policy for children with Cerebral Palsy,  Mrs Hanah Awadzi, Initiator of the Special Mothers Project, has said.

√KATH CUTS SLICE OF MEDICAL HISTORY OVER ICD IMPLANTATION

Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital the nation’s second largest referral facility, cut a slice of medical history for itself after it successfully put Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) inside four patients suffering from severe heart conditions.