Here are today's newspaper headlines.
XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS IN SOUTH AFRICA: NO GHANAIAN DEATH RECORDED – HIGH COMMISSIONER
No Ghanaian in South Africa has been killed as a result of the wave of xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in that country, the South African High Commissioner in Ghana Ms Lulama XIngwana, has stated.
STATE LOSES MILLIONS FROM UNDERVALUATION OF IMPORTED FRUIT JUICE
Some local producers of fruit juice have described as a consistent undervaluation of some brands of fruit juice by local importers at the Tema Port.
110-YEAR-OLD WOMAN BURNT TO DEATH
Fire gutted an eight bedroom house ar Kronum Aboahia, near Kumasi, and burnt a 100-year-old blind and bedridden woman, Eno Akua Addai, to death last night.
GROUP OF KNUST LECTURERS JOIN NPP CAMPAIGN
Some lecturers of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), known as KNUST NPP Frontliners, have called on Ghanaians to rise up and support the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) to win the 2016 elections.
I WANT TO DIE – ADA THREATENS SUICIDE
The controversial YFM presenter, Adaeze Onyinyechie Ayoka aka Princess Ada, after self-incriminating herself by staging her own kidnapping and gang-raping, appears to be fed up, allegedly nursing the intention to end it all.
LUMBA VISITS NANA
Highlife maestro, Charles Kojo Fosu aka Daddy Lumba, yesterday visited the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, at his office in Accra.
NPP BLASTS MAHAMA OVER SA KILLINGS
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has accused the John Mahama-led government of adopting a nonchalant, carefree and lackadaisical attitude towards the continues xenophobic attacks in South Africa that have led to the massacre of several African nationals in South Africa.
NSS PERSONNEL BARE TEETH AT GOVERNMENT
The turf-war between National Service Scheme (NSS) and some service personnel who have been posted to various public institutions within the Accra Metro District of the Greater Accra region for 2014/2015 over the former’s refusal to pay the January-March 2015 allowances due personnel., is far from over.
PPP JABS MAHAMA OVER “CAMPUS CONNECT” PROGRAMME
Chairman of the Ablekuma North Constituency of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) in the Greater Accra region, John Gomez, has lashed out at President John Mahama and his National Democratic Congress (NDC), over what he has described as a “propaganda” Campus Connect programme.
THE GENERAL TELEGRAPH
MMT LOSES Ȼ30M
Metro Mass Transit Limited (MMTL), a public transport company, is said to have lost at least Ȼ30 million in revenue for the first three months of 2015 because 537 operational buses were parked due to lack of simple spare parts.
3 TRAFFICKED BOYS ESCAPE
Three trafficked boys working at Worotor in the Krachi West District of the Volta Region have escaped from their master following maltreatment meted out to them.
GHANA TO IMPLEMENT ECOWAS CET ON JULY 1
Ghana is putting all measures in place to implement the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Common External Tariff (CET).
NUGS, USAG DENY ENDORSING PAYMENT OF BILLS
The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has denied endorsing a plan by government to make students pay for utility bills on the campuses of the various institutions.
BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL TIMES
THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF)
IMF hopeful of release of locked donor funds is confident the approval of Ghana’s three-year budgetary support programme with the fund will trigger the release of several hundreds of million US dollars of donor funds currently being held
EDUCATION FOR ALL WILL COST GOVERNMENT US$22B ANNUALLY
An extra US$22 billion s year is needed on top of already ambitious government contribution in order to achieve the new education targets set for the year 2030, United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO) 2015 Education For All report has found.
HOTELS SLICED BY DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD
Already licking their wounds from the Ebola pandemic that led to a drop in visitor numbers to the country, hotels nationwide are having to contend power challenges, which has forced majority of them to either switch to alternative power sources at higher costs or risk shutting their doors to customers.
FRENCH INVESTORS SURE OF GHANA’S ECONOMIC REBOUND
French investors have expressed confident in Ghana’s economy saying “we are sure of a rebound soon”. Subsequently, they have indicated their resolve to invest in various sectors of the economy, including energy, telecommunications, adding that “the time to invest in the country is now”.