Here are today's newspaper headlines.
DUMSOR VIGIL ROCKS ACCRA
Many Ghanaians from all walks of life last Saturday embarked on what observers described as one of the massive demonstrations ever to rock the country.
MIXED REACTIONS GREET PETROL PRICE INCREASE
Prices of petroleum products have been increased by nine percent, with effect from yesterday, May 17, the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has announced.
NDC BOY CHASED AT DUMSOR DEMO
The celebrities-organised demonstration which attracted thousands of Ghanaians on Saturday was nearly marred by what could have been the lynching of a presidential aide, Halidu Haruna, whose unexpected appearance at the procession incensed man who spotted him.
NANA BLASTS GOVERNMENT OVER PETROL HIKE
Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has described the decision by the John Mahama led National Democratic Congress (NDC) government to increase the prices of petroleum products at the time businesses are struggling as insensitive.
12 ARRESTED IN POLICE SWOOP IN ASHANTI
The Ashanti Regional Police Command has arrested 12 suspected criminals and fraudsters who robbed innocent people at gunpoint.
TEACHER JAILED 18 YEARS FOR DEFILING 14-YEAR-OLD PUPIL
The Juaso Circuit Court, presided over by Justice Fredrick Tetteh, has sentenced a teacher from Bompata in the Asante Akyem South District in the Ashanti Region, Daniel Aseidu, to 18 years’ imprisonment with hard labour for defiling a 14-year-old form two student of a private school at Asante Akyem Asankare, also in the Ashanti Region.
TAMPERING WITH THE PEOPLE’S ‘POWER’
The sun was exceedingly hot and beads of sweat had taken over his forehead as he sprawled awkwardly in a plastic chair and slept deeply on the tiny wooden kiosk he calls a workplace located near a street corner at Osu in Accra.
MICRO BUSINESSES LOSE US$686.4M TO POWER CRISIS
The poor quality of electricity supplies to micro-businesses as a result of the energy crisis cost their annual sales US$686.4 million, the Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER) has said.
BUSINESS DAY NEWSPAPER
10M GHANAIANS PAY Ȼ10 FOR RENT
As the issue of rent in urban centres of the country gets exorbitant, new figures indicate that 35 percent of Ghana’s populations representing 10,150,000 people live in rented structures that cost below Ȼ10 a month.
MCA CASH READY BY DECEMBER
More Ghanaians are expected to be connected to the national electricity grid as the first tranche of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) cash is expected to hit the government’s account by December this year, the Vice President at the Department of Compact Operations at the MCC, Kamran M. Khan has disclosed.