Here are today's newspaper headlines.
SHOCKER! WHY BIG NAMES FELL IN NPP PRIMARIES
Delegates of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) shocked a number of incumbent Members of Parliament (MPs) at the party’s parliamentary primaries held in 245 constituencies across the country last Saturday.
GOIL FUEL STATION GRADED ‘A’ BY NPA
The GOIL Filling station at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra that blew up on June 3, 2015, killing scores of people as a result, scored an A after a recent inspection conducted on it by the National Petroleum Authority (NPA).
EU RESUMES BUDGETARY SUPPORT TO GHANA
The European Commission is to resume budget support disbursement to Ghana. The EU Ambassador to Ghana, William Hanna, who announced this at a meeting with government officials in Accra on Friday, said the EU would release in total €161.38 million of budget support to the Government of Ghana in the coming weeks.
SHAKE UP IN NPP ‘WORLD BANK’ AS 15 MPS LOSE IN ASHANTI REGION
Delegates in the Ashanti Region, the stronghold of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), have sent a strong signal to persons representing them in Parliament that those who do not meet their expectations will be voted out.
STOP THE ‘RAMBO STYLE’ CLOSURE OF FILLING STATIONS
The Association of Oil Marketing Companies (AOMCs) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketers has condemned the wanton closure of retail outlets of its members in a “Rambo Style” by the Minister of Environment Science, Technology and Innovation, Mahama Ayariga.
UNICOF GENERAL SECRETARY UNDER PROBE
General Secretary of the Union of Industry, Commerce and Finance (UNICOF), John Esiape is being probed over $35,000 cash he is alleged to have received to fight the management of Agricultural Development Bank (adb).
KOFI JUMAH ARRESTED FOR DESTROYING VOTERS REGISTER
A former Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Maxwell Kofi Jumah, was last Saturday arrested for destroying a voter’s register during the New Patriotic Party’s primary at Asokwa in the Ashanti Region. He has since been granted bail.
DEMOLITION OF UNAUTHORISED BILLBOARDS TO BEGIN TOMORROW
The Ghana Highway Authority (GHA) in collaboration with the police will from tomorrow begin dismantling all unauthorised billboards along major roads and highways in the Accra and Tema Metropolises.
SHOCKER IN NPP – 24 MPS CRASH
A strong wind of change blew aside scores of sitting MPs of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), especially in the Ashanti Region where not less than 15 MPs lost the party’s parliamentary primaries, held on Saturday.
KOFI JUMAH FREED
Former Member of Parliament (MP) for Asokwa, Maxwell Kofi Jumah, suffered the ordeal of spending the night in the Asokwa police cells on Saturday.
GHANA IS BANKRUPT – NANA ADDO
The flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has attributed Ghana’s economic woes to mismanagement and widespread corruption within the government.
NUMBER PORTABILITY FAILS IN GHANA
The desire of mobile telecommunication companies in Ghana to increase their subscriber base through the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) project is secretly breeding an unhealthy system of competition, leaving mobile phone users at a monetary loss.
GOVERNMENT OFFERS US$1.5B STX GUARANTEE TO LOCALS
Government is prepared to extend to local housing developers the US$1.5 billion sovereign guarantee it offered to STX Ghana for the construction of some 300,000 housing units, Minister of State in Charge of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) Rashid Pelpuo has said.
TEMA PORT EXPANSION PROJECT DEED SIGNED
Meridian Port Services (MPS), one of the top container terminal operations in Africa and the Ghana Ports and Habours Authority (GPHA) have signed a deed for commencement of work on the US$1.5 billion Tema Port expansion project.