Here are today's newspaper headlines.
CRACKS DEEPEN IN NPP OVER ATTEMPT TO REMOVE AFOKO, AGYEPONG
Moves by the regional executives of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to marshall support for the removal of the party’s National Chairman, Paul Afoko and the General Secretary, Kwabena Agyepong, appear to have suffered a setback.
THERE’LL BE JUSTICE FOR NPP REGIONAL CHAIRMAN – PRESIDENT
President John Mahama says justice will be served for the murder of the Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Alhaji Adams Mahama.
NPA FREEZES OPENING OF NEW FUEL STATIONS
The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has suspended the issuance of permits for the construction of new retail outlets for petroleum across the country.
TSUNAMI IN NPP – AFOKO, AGYEPONG HOT
Two national officers of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Paul Afoko, National Chairman and Kwabena Agyepong, General Secretary, face a possible vote of no confidence from the rank and file of the party over the handling of affairs in the main opposition party.
POLICE HUNT ADAMS’ KILLER
The police in Bolgatanga, the Upper East Regional capital, are still looking for one of the two persons allegedly mentioned as those who poured a gallon of acid on the region’s Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Adams Mahama, leading to his untimely death.
ATTA MILLS’ FAMILY BANS RAWLINGS
The family of the late President John Evans Atta Mills appears to be on collision course with former president Jerry John Rawlings over the latter’s persistent uncomplimentary remarks he makes about his (Rawlings’) former vice president.
‘PALACE COUP’ IN NPP
An attempted ‘palace coup’ to oust General Secretary, Kwabena Agyepong and National Chairman Paul Afoko of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) from office appears to face serious constitutional challenges.
SUSPEND ALL NEW TAXES, GOVERNMENT TOLD
The business community has appealed to government to suspend all new taxes planned for implementation in the wake of a worsening economic situation.
ACCRA TO HOST WORLD SUMMIT OF MAYORS
A total of 300 mayors of their representatives are expected to attend the forth World Summit of Mayors and Leaders of Africa and of African Descent scheduled for June 1 to 3 in Ghana.
TOUGH TIMES FOR MICROFINANCE COMPANIES
Information gathered by Business Day indicates that the Central Bank has increased the minimum capital requirements for microfinance institutions from Ȼ500,000 to Ȼ2,000,000.
“HFC TO TAKE BANKING INDUSTRY BY STORM
The Managing Director of HFC Bank, Robert Le Hunte, has hinted of plans by the bank’s management to make HFC bank one of the top three banks in Ghana in the next three years.
CAP LENDING RATES – AGI
The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has taken its fight against exorbitant bank charges in the country to a new level, by requesting that the Bank of Ghana (BoG) direct commercial banks not to lend to businesses above a stipulates threshold.
HOW THE BANKS FARED IN 2014
The banking industry has once again braced through the challenging business environment and emerged with above-average performance that has become the envy of most businesses in other sectors of the economy.