Here are today's newspaper headlines.
NURSES TRAINING ADMISSION SCAM: IT SPECIALISTS ARRESTED
An Information Technology (IT) expert who is suspected to be behind a syndicate that hacks into the online nurses training school admission system of the Ministry of Health has been arrested by the police.
TWO KIDS DIE IN TANKER EXPLOSION IN KUMASI
Fire from a fuel tanker last Sunday night burnt two young siblings beyond recognition and destroyed 10 container stores at Anloga Agric Kokode, near Kwadaso in Kumasi.
BRAND AFRICAN COUNTRIES: PRESIDENT ADVISES ADVERTISERS
President John Mahama has charged African countries to intensify the use f the digital technology to brand their respective countries and market their cultures, tourist sites and business climates.
BDCS CALL FOR PRESIDENTIAL ENQUIRY INTO BRIBERY ALLEGATION
The Ghana Chamber of Bulk Oil Distribution Companies (BDCs) has called for a presidential enquiry into allegation of bribery and issues of reconciliation pertaining to the Bulk Distribution Companies (BDCs) and the Bulk Oil Storage and transportation (BOST) Company Limited.
AGE NOT A FACTOR – BUHARI TELLS NANA
Nigeria’s President-elect Muhamadu Buhari, 72, has told flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akufo-Addo that with his election as head of state of Africa’s largest economy, age is no longer a factor in presidential elections.
NO POLICE ESCORT FOR JJ
The office of former President Jerry John Rawlings has dismissed reports that the former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings uses police escort.
The Ghana Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors (BDCs) has called on the president to constitute an investigative committee to look into the allegations of bribery between top officials of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST) and the Chamber.
DUMSOR COSTS OMCS Ȼ33M
Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) in Ghana spend as much as Ȼ33 million on the average every month on fuel to power generators at various fuel dispensing (filling) stations across the country due to the rolling power cuts, popularly called dumsor.
OIL TO FLOW TEN FIELDS IN 2ND QUARTER OF 2016 – KOSMOS
Partners of Tweneboah, Enyera and Ntomme 9TEN) project are expected to commence production of crude oil from the fields in the second half of 2016.
DESIST FROM INDISCRIMINATE USE OF SIRENS
The Interior Minister, Mr Mark Woyongo, has warned persons who use sirens indiscriminately to desist from such act since it hampers the speed with which emergency services respond to crisis situations.
BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL TIMES
MOBILE MONEY MARKET VALUED AT Ȼ11.2BN
The patronage of mobile money continues to gain momentum, as for the third year running the value of transactions has seen an astronomical jump – from Ȼ2.4 billion as at 2013 to about Ȼ 11.6 billion in 2014, according to Bank of Ghana data seen by the BFT.
STC PASSENGERS GET Ȼ2,000 INSURANCE COVER
SIC Life Trust Finance Limited (SICLifeTFL) and Intercity STC have entered into a partnership deal that will see each passenger on STC buses enjoy an insurance cover to the tune of V2, 000.
GOVERNMENT GAMBLED HOME GROWN POLICIES
Government’s decision to pursue its home grown economic policies, rather than seek a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) , contributed to worsening the country’s macroeconomic situation, Jeff Gable, Head of Non-Equity Research, Barclays Africa Group, has said.
GOVERNMENT CAN’T MEET IMF TARGETS - IFS
The government cannot achieve the targets outlined under the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme with the country because of the design of the programme, the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS), a think tank, has observed.
INVESTORS KEEN ON GHANA’S BONDS
A number of road shows to signal Ghana’s fourth foray into the international bond market for US$1 received a major boost, with global investors showing keen interest in purchasing the country’s bond, the Finance Minister, Seth Terkper has said.