Here are today's newspaper headlines
GIVE BECE CANDIDATES MORE TIME TO PREPARE – GNAT
The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has called on the West African Examination Council (WAEC) to give Basic Education (BECE) candidates ample time to overcome the psychological trauma occasioned by the cancellation of five papers before the rescheduled examination for June 29 and 30.
OLD FADAMA RESIDENTS RUN RIOT
Angry victims of last Saturday’s demolition exercise at Sodom and Gomorah, a slum at Old Fadama in Accra, yesterday staged a five-hour chaotic demonstration at the State House and Agbogbloshie.
…AMA WILL CONTINUE WITH DEMOLITION OF SODOM AND GOMORRAH
The Special Task Force set up by the government to clear illegal structures along watercourses in Accra say it will continue the demolition exercise, in spite of the protests by the displaced residents of Sodom and Gomorrah.
PRESIDENT LAUNCHES FREE SCHOOL SANDALS PROGRAMME
President John Mahama yesterday launched the free school sandals programme with the presentation of 10,000 pairs of made-in-Ghana sandals to the Ghana Education Service (GES) deprived communication.
GCNET ALERTS GOVERNMENT OF BREACH OF CONTRACT
Even before the controversy surrounding the settlement of the Bandswitch judgment debt can be resolved, the Ghana Community Network Service contract if it goes ahead to sign a new Single Window (SW) agreement with West Blue Ghana Limited.
BLOODY CLASH AT SODOM AND GOMORRAH
A bloody riot erupted yesterday morning at Sodom and Gomorrah, Accra’s largest slum, when thousands of residents hit the streets to protest against the destruction of their structures by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly last Saturday.
SPIO HOT OVER $175M DEAL
Trade and Industry Minister Ekwow Spio-Gerbrah is mounting a spirited defence over a letter he wrote asking Destination Inspection Companies (DICs) to contribute a total of $175 million judgement debt to Bankswitch, a private IT firm, in exchange for contracts.
CIVIL AVIATION ACT HEADS TO PARLIAMENT
Government is seeking to amend the existing civil aviation law to bring it up to speed with international standards, the Transport Minister Dzifa Attivor has said.
10,383 TERTIARY STUDENTS ARE FOREIGNERS
Ghana currently plays host to about 10,383 foreign students, representing 3.2 percent of the total student population of 315,000 in the country’s tertiary education system.
PETROLEUM BILL SET FOR MAJOR OVERHAUL
The new Petroleum Exploration and Production (E&P) bill is set to see major changes after the Parliamentary Select Committee on Energy ended its study tour of selected countries to learn international best practices last week – success stories and pitiful that need to be avoided in Ghana’s petroleum sector.
GHANA’S INVESTMENT ACT QUESTIONED
The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) Act, (Act 865) which requires foreign investors to invest between US$200,000 and US$1,000,000 in the form of equity before undertaking specific ventures in Ghana, has been questioned.
CHEQUE FRAUD ON THE RISE
Latest figures from the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) show fraudsters attempted to cash more than GHȻ923,883.86 using 26 cloned cheques at various banks last year.