Here are today's newspaper headlines.
KWAW KESE JAILED 1 DAY
Hiplife artiste Emmanuel Botwey was yesterday sentenced to a day in prison by the Kumasi Circuit Court for using a narcotic substance without lawful authority.
VEHICLE IN CONVOY KILLS THREE-AND-A-HALF-YEAR-OLD GIRL
A vehicle in a convoy of metropolitan, municipal and district co-ordinating directors from the Eastern and Ashanti regions last Tuesday knocked down and killed a three-and-a-half-year-old girl at Toamfom in the Bosomtwe District in the Ashanti Region.
SECURITY MAN ON THE RUN FOR ALLEGEDLY MURDERING HOUSE HELP
A private security man who was stationed at a house at Dzorwulu in Accra to protect lives and property has reportedly murdered a house help in the house for allegedly rejecting his sexual advances.
ENFORCE STRICT SEPARATION OF POWERS – MPS
Two members of the leadership of Parliament have called for strict separation of powers between the Executive and Legislative arms of government to make the law-making body more assertive, independent and play an effective oversight role.
ABODAM JAILED FOR WEE
Hiplife artiste Emmanuel Botchwey, popularly known in the music circles as Kwaw Kese aka ‘Abodam’ yesterday spent the night behind bars after a Kumasi circuit court had sentenced him to a day’s imprisonment for possessing marijuana, popularly known as wee, without lawful authorization and publicly smoking it.
NDC JOB CUT IN 2017
It has emerged that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government has agreed to cut public sector jobs in its latest dealings with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which has decided to bail Ghana out of its economic mess with US$918 million.
I’LL SACK ASHAIMAN POLICE – MINISTER
The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Joseph Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo, has threatened to use his position to cause the transfer of most police officers, including the officers of the Ashaiman Divisional Police Command, to remote areas in the country.
THE NEW STATEMAN
SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAMME CANCELLED
The New Statesman can confirm that the school feeding programme initiated by the Kufuor-led New Patriotic Party Government has been cancelled, as a result of the $918 million IMF bailout being sought by the Mahama-led National Democratic Congress government.
BOST MD ACCUSED OF CORRUPTION, MISMANAGEMENT – WORKERS CALL FOR INDEPENDENT PROBE
Some aggrieved workers of the Bulk Oil Storage Company have accused the Managing Director, Kwame Awuah Darko, of presiding over gross mismanagement, financial improprieties and corruption, leading to huge financial losses to the company.
THE GENERAL TELEGRAPH
ROBBERS KILL CHINESE, GHANAIAN DURING HIGHWAY ATTACK ON 40 MOTOR VEHICLES
Masked armed robbers numbering about 20 on Wednesday shot and killed two persons on the Kwabeng-Anyinam road in the Eastern Atiwa District of the Eastern Region during an attack on 40 motor vehicles.
FIRE GUTS MPS FLAT AT SAKUMONO
The third floor of one of the several flats housing Members of Parliament and some officials of the Office of Parliament at Sakumono near Tema was late Wednesday afternoon gutted by fire.
BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL TIMES
WALKING ON THE EDGE – IMF CONDITIONALITIES CREATE ROUGH ROAD FOR GOVERNMENT
The dose of policy prescription outlined by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to get Ghana out of its current economic troubles could prove to too difficult to implement given the high political and social costs of managing the austerity.
HFC BOARD CHAIR, MD BOW OUT
Muriel Susan Edusei and Asare Akuffo, Board Chair and Managing Director of HFC Bank respectively have announced retirement from their positions effective from yesterday, April 23, 2015.
OFF-GRID SOLAR PROJECT TO BENEFIT 100,000 HOUSEHOLDS
Azuri Technologies and Oasis Africa resources have partnered the Power Ministry to launch an initiative that will see about 100,000 rural households benefit from the largest off-grid solar project in the country and one of a kind in the west Africa region.