Here are today's newspaper headlines.
TAKORADI RADIO PRESENTER KIDNAPPING SAGA - ONE ARRESTED FOR POSTING PICTURES; THREE ON THE RUN
One of the four suspects who have been linked to the alleged abduction and rape of the Takoradi-based radio presenter has been arrested by the police.
MEDIA FOUNDATION FOR WEST AFRICA CONDEMNS MPS
The Executive Director of the Media Foundation for west Africa (MFWA), Mr Suleman Braimah, has condemned the practice whereby some Members of Parliament (MPs) demand travel and transportation (T&T) allowance before honouring invitations to events.
RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS OF VARSITIES TO PAY UTILITY BILLS – ABLAKWA
The Ministry Of Education is considering options under which tertiary students residing in the halls of residence of their Institutions would be charged for using utility services.
THE NEW STATEMAN
I TRUST YOU – KUFUOR THROWS WEIGHT BEHIND NANA ADDO
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor Wednesday re-affirmed his confidence in the ability of the 2016 Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to provide the kind of leadership tha will deliver a positive outcome for the nation.
VOLTA-NORTHERN TENSION IN NDC DEEPENS AS ABUGA PELE, ASSIBIT DESCRIBE GYEEDA TRIAL AS ETHNIC BIASED
One of the lawyers for former GYEEDA boss, Abuga Pele, and Chief Executive Officer of Goodwill International Group, Phillip Assibit, the two persons implicated in the GYEEDA scandal and facing trial for intentionally causing financial loss to the state have described the decision to prosecute their clients as a grand ethnic conspiracy.
AKUFO-ADDO PROMISES REINTRODUCTION OF TEACHER TRAINEE ALLOWANCE
The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has assured the thousands of trainee teachers and nurses around the country that his government, if and when voted into office in 2017, will reintroduce allowances that have been scrapped by the Mahama-led National Democratic Congress government.
THE GENERAL TELEGRAPH
NATIONAL DATABASE OF SKILLED LABOUR COMING SOON
The government as part of efforts to reduce unemployment, is set to create a national Employment Resource Centre equipped with a skills database from which employers can recruit labour, President John Mahama has disclosed.
KYEI-MENSAH-BONSU’S POLITICAL EMPIRE UNDER SIEGE
A lecturer of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Accra, Lawyer John Darko, has announced his readiness to contest on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Suame Constituency seat.
BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL TIMES
TUMBLING CEDI – ANALYSTS FEAR WORST YET TO COME
The first disbursement of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme is not a likely antidote to the ailing cedi, which has already taken a 16.1 percent fall since beginning of the year analysts have cautioned the central bank.
REPUBLIC BANK CONFIDENT OF HFC TAKEOVER BID
Republic Bank says it is confident of increasing its stake in HFC Bank to 51 percent when the current Mandatory Tender Offer (MTO) of Ȼ1.60 per share made to shareholders of HFC Bank expires on May 7, 2015, given the ‘positive feedback’ received from shareholders.
‘YOU GET WHAT YOU VOTE FOR’
President and Chairman of Groupe Nduom, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, has told students of the University of education, Winneba (UEW), that the current state of the country is as a result of the decisions that Ghanaians have been made, especially over the last 20 years in the election of officials, including presidents to run affairs of the country, stressing that “you get what you vote for”.
REVIEW MINERALS AND MINING ACT – WACAM, ACEP URGE GOVERNMENT
Wacam a human rights and environmental mining advocacy organisation, together with Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) have reiterated their call on the Mahama administration to review the Minerals and Mining Act 2006 (Act 703) by mining companies in the country.
AKOSUA ADJEPONG: A PASSION TO HELP OTHERS
With her often colourful and likeable stage presence, singer, choreographer and dancer Akosua Adjepong is always able to inject some thrill into the hearts of people who see her perform.
WE CAN’T PREACH FOR FREE – EVANGELISTS
They are usually found at strategic locations such as markets, transport yards, hospitals and on buses plying their trade. Whether called of motivated, these men and women, who prefer to be called evangelists, go about their business with loud microphones and sometimes blaring speakers to make their presence felt.
FROM WATCHMAN TO DOCTOR
He has a passion for education and will do whatever it takes legally to achieve an educational goal he sets for himself. For him, education is the key to an individual’s breakthrough in life.