Here are today's newspaper headlines
WE’RE MAKING GAINS - FINANCE MINISTER
The Finance Minister, Seth Terpker, has asked Ghanaians to focus on the positive developments ongoing in the country, instead of harping on the challenges.
RESOLVE DTT DISPUTE OR… - STARTIMES
Star Communication Network Technology Company Limited of China, also known as StarTimes, has threatened to initiate arbitration proceedings at London Court of Arbitration if Ghana does not take steps to resolve a dispute over the award of a contract for the migration from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT).
CSIR THREATENS STRIKE OVER ITS AMASAMAN LAND
The National Council of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has warned that both workers and the council will be forced to lay down their tools if displaced residents of Sodom and Gomorrah are settled on the Institute’s land.
CANOPY WALKWAY ACCIDENT AT BUNSO; 21 INJURED
The Arboretum Canopy Walkway, a major tourist attraction at Bunso in the East Akyem municipality in the Eastern Region has been closed down, following the collapse of part of the walkway last Wednesday.
NDC SHARES GOODIES FOR VOTES IN TALENSI BY-ELECTION
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) seems to be doing whatever it takes to annex the Talensi parliamentary seat following the resignation of Robert Mosore, the former Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, who has been enskined paramount chief.
JUDGE FIGHTS APAU REPORT
It has emerged that Justice LO. Tanko Amadu, the trial judge who caused the payment of a whopping Ȼ51.2 million judgment debt to National Democratic Congress (NDC) bankroller, Alfred Agbesi Woyome, did not order payment of the entire amount.
MASSIVE OVERHAUL OF PRISONS UNDERWAY
A programme of reforms designed to transform the country’s prisons through an administration in the efficiency of prison administrators, the welfare of inmates and the general state of the prisons is underway. The reform programme is expected to give impetus to the original mandate of the Ghana Prisons Service and promote the reformation of the prisoners.
SHIPLOAD OF OIL STOLEN FROM GHANA INTERCEPTED IN GERMANY
The International Police in Germany has intercepted an oil tanker, MT Cello Di Milano that was carrying stolen crude from the Saltpond Offshore Producing Company Limited (SOPCL).
ZERO DEFICIT FINANCING UNREALISTIC
Economic policy think-tank Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has reiterated that government’s performance in the three-year IMF programme could face serious challenges over the medium-term, particularly as it pursues front-loaded fiscal consolidation on the back of zero central bank financing for government.
DOMESTIC AIRFARES UP BY 17.5%
Airfare from Accra on the four main domestic destinations – Takoradi, Kumasi, Sunyani and Tamale – has gone up by some 17.5 percent, following the imposition if Value Added Tax (VAT) on all domestic air travels.
EDAIF MUST SPREAD OUT – FARMERS
The Export Development and Agricultural Investment Fund (EDAIF) needs to be decentralised in such a way that it goes across the country to reach small holder farmers and also cover a lot more crops that it currently supports, the Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) has said.