Here are today's newspaper headlines
RESPECT RIGHTS OF DISPLACED PERSONS
The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has written to the Chief of Staff, the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to explain decisions relating to the demolition of structures at Old Fadama, popularly called Sodom and Gomorrah.
NCCE BOSS NAMED EC CHAIR
President John Mahama has appointed Charlotte Kesson-Smith Osei as the new Executive Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC).
SORRY, I WAS ON HEAT – BLAKK RASTA TELLS PARLIAMENT
Reggae musician and radio presenter, Blakk Rasta, yesterday apologised to Parliament for saying that about 80 percent of members of the House smokes marijuana.
BOG TO RELEASE $20 MILLION DAILY TO STABILIZE CEDI
The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has decided to intervene on the foreign market with a daily supply of $20 million to allow foreign investors to participate in the country’s short-term debt instruments.
FEAR GRIPS RESIDENTS
Residents of Santa Maria Last Stop in the Ga Central Municipality of the Greater Accra region are currently living in fear due to the ‘dangerous’ citing a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) station in the area.
Today can confirm that the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) will occupy the number one position on the ballot paper for the upcoming bi-election in Talensi in the Upper East Region slated for Tuesday July 7, 2015.
PARLIAMENT GRILLS BLAKK RASTA
The controversial reggae artiste and radio presenter with the managing editor of the Daily Searchlight Newspaper yesterday unreservedly apologised to the Privileges Committee of Parliament over comments that 80 percent of legislators smoke wee.
NPP BARS ASPIRING MP FROM CONTESTING TOMORROW’S PRIMARIES
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has barred Alex Blankson, an aspiring MP in the Akrofum constituency in the Ashanti region from contesting tomorrow’s primaries scheduled to take place in 13 constituencies.
NDC MAN’S GIRL GRABS JUICY CONTACT
The offer made to the five Destination Inspection Companies (DICs) by Ekwow Spio Garbrah, Minister of Trade and Industry, asking them to pay $175 million in exchange of contracts, is after all no longer available.
I WAS ON HEAT – BLAKK RASTA TELLS MPS
Reggae artiste and radio personality Abubakar Ahmed, popularly called Blakk Rasta, yesterday told members of the Privileges Committee of Parliament that he was on heat when he made the comment alleging that 80 percent of MPs smoke wee.
NEW EC BOSS NAMED
President Mahama has finally settled on Charlotte Osei as the new Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), in accordance with Article 70(2) of the 1992 constitution.
KOJO YANKSON: THE DIABETES CRUSADER
When his predecessor left, many were those who expected a well-known personality within the media landscape would take over the Super Morning Show. After all, this is a prime time programme which had previously been hosted by the heavy weight broadcasters such as Komla Dumor, KSM, Adjoa Aidoo and Kojo Oppong Nkrumah.
RELIEF ITEMS GO TO WRONG HANDS
Some unscrupulous people, not affected by the June 3 flood and fire disaster in Accra, are cunningly taking advantage of the unfortunate situation to collect relief items meant for victims.
BANKS’ MUSCLES WEAKENED
Ghanaian banks’ ability to absorb losses has dropped slightly amid increasing non-performing loans, the Bank of Ghana has reported.
GOVERNMENT CAN’T QUANTIFY LOSSES
The Power Minister Kwabena Donkor has conceded that it will be difficult to quantify losses to the national economy from the electricity power outages due to the ministry’s lack of competence to undertake such research.