Here are today's newspaper headlines.
MOTORISTS DECRY FUEL PRICE INCREASES
The full deregulation of the downstream petroleum industry took effect yesterday with a four percent increment in petroleum prices.
5-MEMBER COMMITTEE TO PROBE JUNE 3 FIRE DISASTER
A five-member committee has been inaugurated to investigate the June 3, 2015, fire disaster that claimed the lives of 76 people, at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle GOIL filling station in Accra.
PROF. DODOO IN TROUBLE – PARLIAMENT SUMMONS HIM BEFORE PRIVILEGES COMMITTEE
Parliament has summoned Prof. Alex Dodoo, a lecturer at the School of Medicine and Dentistry of the University of Ghana, to appear before its Privileges Committee for allegedly attacking Members of Parliament (MPs) over comments they made about the suspended Ebola vaccine trial.
RESHUFFLE LOOMS IN NPP AS FRONTLINERS LOSE PRIMARIES
Reliable information available to The General Telegraph has it that the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) is likely to reshuffle its leadership in Parliament after six ranking members of the party lost in last Saturday’s parliament primaries.
POLICE HUNT SPINTEX ROAD HFC BANK FRAUDSTERS
The Spintex Road branch of the HFC Bank has discovered what appears to be a new form of theft perpetrated by a gang of miscreants who came into the banking hall on the pretext of transacting business with the financial institution.
NO DEVELOPMENT, NO VOTE IN 2016 – YOUTH CAUTIONS MP
Angry youth of Apah, a fast developing community within Amasaman in the Ga West Municipality of the Greater Accra region, have emphatically stated that they would not cast ballot for the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Amasaman Constituency, Nii Okai Emmanuel Laryea, in the 2016 if he failed to bring infrastructure development to the community.
TENSION IN GOMAOA EAST NPP
There is an uneasy tension building up in the Gomoa East constituency wing of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) over alleged attempts to impose a parliamentary candidate on the party, Today has gathered.
POOR TIMING COULD CAUSE GAS GLUT
IF government does not get the timing right, its pursuit of both local gas projects and imported LNG could result in a glut of the commodity by 2018, when a number of gas projects are expected to turn up.
MINERS WORRY OVER Ȼ250M VAT REFUND
The Chamber of Mines has expressed worry about the perennial delay in Value Added Tax (VAT) refund due the mining industry – valued at Ȼ250 million as at the end of June 2014.
SAA, AWA LEAD AVIATION LOCAL CONTENT DRIVE
Government’s local content drive, which is active in the oil and gas sector, has transcended the petroleum industry and is now being witnessed in the aviation sector, following the formalisation of a partnership between South Africa Airways (SAA) and indigenous carrier Africa World Airlines (AWA.
‘MP’ FRANCISCA MEETS NANA
Last Saturday’s parliament primaries of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) saw the election of some 21, including sensational 21-year-old Francisca Oteng-Mensah, to represent the party in their respective constituencies throughout the country in the 2016 general elections.
NDC ORGANIZER POISONED
The Takoradi constituency Deputy Organiser of the national Democratic Congress (NDC), Victor Oboye, has passed on.
DEFEATED MP FALLS SICK
Some defeated New Patriotic Party (NPP) Members of Parliament, after losing their respective parliamentary primaries over the weekend, appeared in Parliament with courage to take part in proceedings, even though some were clearly seen looking disturbed over their defeat.
PETROL PRICE GOES UP
The prices of petroleum products yesterday witnessed a four percent upward adjustment, except for premix fuel and residual fuel oil, a statement from the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) announced.