Here are today's newspaper headlines
AFOKO CHARGED FOR ADAMS MURDER
The Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service has officially charged Gregory Afoko – brother of Paul Afoko, suspended National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party – who was arrested in connection with the fatal acid attack on Adams Mahama, the Upper East Regional Chairman of the party, with murder.
MPS SLEEP IN PARLIAMENT – MAHAMA
President John Mahama on Thursday blasted the Minority in Parliament for accusing him of throwing the country into huge debt due to unbridled borrowing.
PAN LATRINES STILL IN USE IN ACCRA 7 YEARS AFTER SUPREME COURT OUTLAWED IT
Seven years the Supreme Court outlawed the use of pan latrines in Accra, the status quo virtually remains the same. Pan latrines are still being used in some parts of Accra, especially Adabraka, Kotobabi, Bukom, Nima, Pig Farm, Madina, Accra New Town, among others.
4,500 KIDS DIE OF DIARRHEA IN JUST 1 YEAR
Poor sanitation and open defecation, which continue to be the bane of the Ghanaian society, has robbed the nation of over 4,500 of its youth through the outbreak of diarrhea in 2014 alone.
SUSPEND VAT ON AIRFARE NOW – SEC
Executive Chairman of the State Enterprise Commission, Camynta Baezie has called for immediate suspension of the 17.5 percent VAT on domestic air travel, which has been blamed for the low patronage of air transport services in recent times.
SOFTEN YOUR STANCE ON TARIFFS
Finance Minister, Seth Terkper on Wednesday called for “moderation” on the part of industry regarding their “we won’t pay” stance on utility tariffs, saying “a reasonable tariff makes sense for all of us”.
MOODY’S LAUDS POLICY RATE TIGHTENING
Credit rating agency, Moody’s says Monday’s tightening of the Monetary policy rate by the Bank of Ghana as part of measures to suppress and anchor inflation expectations provides a boost for the country’s sovereign credit quality.