Here are today's newspaper headlines.
MAHAMA, OUATARRA CONFER OVER BOUNDARY DISPUTE
Presidents John Dramani Mahama and Alassane Ouattara have decided to engage in a process aimed at achieving cooperation between their countries as prescribed by the Special Chamber of the International Tribunal for the law of the Sea (ITLOS).
MAN BEHEADS UNCLE’S WIFE
A young man who allegedly beheaded his uncle’s wife at Nsuaem Number Two in the Bosome Freho District in the Ashanti Region was put before the Bekwai Magistrate Court yesterday.
‘DUMSOR’ VIGIL ORGANISERS, POLICE, GA TRADITIONAL COUNCIL TO MEET TODAY
The police, organisers of the ‘dumsor’ vigil and the Ga Traditional Council are scheduled to meet today to take a decision on whether the vigil should go ahead or not, in the view of the ban on noise-making in the Ga State.
BOG CLOSES DOWN DKM
The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has suspended the operations of DKM Diamond Microfinance Company Limited for violating the Banking Act.
I’LL JOIN ‘DUMSOR’ DEMO – LA WULOMO
Attempts by the unseen hands of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration to use Ga chiefs to torpedo the impending protest march by celebrities, against the worsening power crisis, appears to have backfired.
2 SISTERS DIE IN LOCKED CAR
Residents of Medoma near Kumasi were on Saturday thrown into a state of melancholy when two siblings died through suffocation in a locked car.
MILLS DEATH SAVED NDC – RAWLINGS
Former President Jerry John Rawlings believes the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) would have been sitting in opposition if it had presented the late John Evans Atta Mills as the party’s presidential candidate for the 2012 general elections.
GRA SEIZES 3,951 VEHICLES AS OWNERS FAIL TO PAY DUTY
The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has seized 3,951 vehicles imported into the country through the Tema and Takoradi ports last year because the owners could not pay the required duties.
FATE OF QUALIFIED NURSES AND MIDWIVES IN LIMBO
The National Executive Board (NEB) of the Ghana Nurses and Midwife Trainees’ Association (GNMTA) is demanding explanations from government as to why their postings have been delayed.
OIL DISPUTE: GHANA, IVORY COAST AGREE TO TALKS
The presidents of Ghana and Ivory Coast yesterday agreed to negotiate an amicable end to issues around their maritime dispute, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan who will chair the negotiations, has said.
BOG GIVEN 45 DAYS TO REPORT ON ADB BANK SAGA
The Bank of Ghana has up to 45 days to come out with findings about allegations of conflict of interest in the sale of ADB Bank properties and bad governance issues within the bank.
MAKE GROUP LIFE INSURANCE COMPULSORY
The country’s insurance industry is pushing for the concretization of some provisions in insurance laws for companies to take a compulsory insurance cover for employees who die on the job or become unable to work due to critical illness or permanent disability resulting from accidents to receive compensation.
BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL TIMES
SPECIAL PETROLEUM TAX CHOKES OMCS
The Association of Oil Marketing Companies (AOMC) says government’s approach to collecting the 17.5 percent tax on petroleum products is threatening to push some its members out of business.
MPC TO HOLD POLICY RATE AT 21%
The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Ghana is expected to vote to keep its policy rate, for the second time this year, at the present 21 percent – in line with government’s objective to tame inflation which continues to drift further away from targets.
GOVERNMENT INVESTMENTS GO UNMONITORED
The Controller and Accountant Generals’ Department (CAGD) failed to track and capture in its accounting books government’s equity investments totaling Ȼ1.822 billion, the 2013 Auditor General’s report has shown.